Cowgirl Creamery is a cheese shop in the Ferry Building, and while you might not be willing to just eat a whole wedge of gruyere for lunch, going to Sidekick (their cafe next door) and getting it melted between two slices of sourdough with a cup of tomato soup is a very good idea. On weekdays, Sidekick also does raclette, which is just as much a spectator sport as it is a cheese delivery method. But when it comes down to it, you’ll really just want a grilled cheese.
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Red’s Java House
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The Slanted Door
Some restaurants that have been around a long time feel like ageless classics. The Slanted Door feels more like an aged classic.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Plant Cafe Organic is a healthy spot serving tempeh, tofu, and mountains of kale.
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Che Fico, on the edge of NoPa, serves excellent Italian food in an impressively designed space.
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Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
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