While much of the food at The Grove is bland and safe enough to keep your grandmother happy, it’s still a good place to keep in your back pocket for a casual dinner, lunch, or breakfast. The menu is huge and healthy and has something for everyone (although most things here you could probably just make at home).
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Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
The seafood and vegetable-focused Mexican food at Cala is some of the best in San Francisco.
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On average, the best bread bakery in the country can be found at Tartine Bakery in the Mission.
The Mill in Nopa is the place you keep hearing about with the fancy toast, and it’s worth paying for, especially to hang out here a little longer.
Jane on Fillmore
Food for the Lululemon crowd, and for us too. Jane on Fillmore finely toes the line between healthy and delicious. If only they were open for dinner.
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When you need a break from your cubicle in the Financial District, take solace in avocado toast or a salad from Mazarine.
Verve Coffee Roasters
Verve has a very nice space in the Castro and solid coffee and sandwiches too.
Sunday at the Museum
Sunday At The Museum is inside the Asian Art Museum, but it's worth a trip on its own.
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