Basik serves some seriously good acai bowls (or really acai plastic cups/tubs). A few bar seats that look out on Polk Street are all they have inside, so this is more of a grab-and-go situation. But odds are, you’re getting this after going on a run or a trip to the gym anyway, so why slow down by sitting?
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Lord Stanley in Nob Hill is a great spot for a low-key nice dinner that won’t empty your bank account.
Amelie in Nob Hill is a neighborhood spot with well-priced wine and French and Italian small plates.
Harper & Rye
Harper & Rye’s (relatively) inexpensive cocktails and big space make it a good spot for a first date around Nob Hill.
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Chubby Noodle’s North Beach location is a great place for a group dinner or bottomless dim sum brunch.
Brickhouse Bar & Grill
Brickhouse is a bar in SoMa where you won’t feel any shame showing up for a pulled pork sandwich during lunch.
A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don’t sleep on Park Tavern.
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Blue Barn Gourmet
If you’re looking to be healthy - or at least feel like you’re being healthy - hit up Blue Barn.
One of the better lunch options in the Financial District, get Heyday into your midday rotation.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Embarcadero location of The Plant is a prime spot to grab a healthy lunch.
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