A make-your-own salad place that doesn’t suck is a special thing, and that’s exactly what Sweetgreen is. The menu options - from grain bowls to regular salads - are great, and you can make your own if none of those tickle your fancy. There will probably be a line, because everyone else also knows this East Coast chain is great and will eventually take over the world.
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Prepare to pay a lot of money for some delicious raw things - like oysters and beef tartare - at Petit Marlowe in SoMa.
Some of the best Spanish food in town is at Bellota, at the bottom of the Airbnb building in Soma.
Cockscomb in Soma is not a spot for vegetarians, or picky eaters. But if you’re on a carnivorous quest, you’re in for an experience.
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Despite the hit-or-miss menu, Little Gem is an amazingly pleasant place to eat in Hayes Valley.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Embarcadero location of The Plant is a prime spot to grab a healthy lunch.
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