Cheese Plus sounds a little like a bargain basement store for, well, cheese. But once you walk in, you’ll realize this deli is no joke. You’re here for a sandwich (try the Willie Brown Bird, with duck breast, cheese, and fig chutney), but they’ve also got everything you’d need for well-stocked picnic or the apocalypse, whichever comes first. Take a seat outside on a nice day to watch people pass by with dogs who may or may not have better health insurance than you do.
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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.
Trattoria Contadina in North Beach serves fantastic pasta in a warm and welcoming setting.
Leopold’s is San Francisco’s German-Austrian party cabin in Russian Hill. Most importantly: you can drink beer out of a giant glass boot.
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Pearl is a great option for a long weekend brunch or a casual weeknight dinner in the Richmond.
School Night in Dogpatch is a good spot to go after work with your team for cocktails and good bar food.
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Saigon Sandwich’s Sandwiches are $4 and pack more punch than most of the city’s pricier offerings. The best cheap lunch in the game.
Mission Cheese functions just as well for a quick solo lunch as it does for something longer, larger, and probably boozier.
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