San Francisco Eats in May 2015

presidio san francisco

Trying new foods is without a doubt my favorite thing to do when I travel. But I know I don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy eating out because there are so many great places to eat right here in San Francisco. So I thought it would be fun to share the restaurants and cafes, with enticing photos to boot, I visit with my friends or family on a monthly basis so here is what I ate in May!

My friend Hilary planned a surprise birthday party for her hubby at Off the Grid in the Presidio. Off the Grid is basically a food truck market that travels to a different neighborhood in the city every day of the week. You can try all different kinds of foods in one place and prices are reasonable. It’s basically foodie heaven and I couldn’t wait to go and sample as many new foods as I could. Off the Grid is only in the Presidio on Sundays and only during the summer. It’s such a great weekend activity to picnic out on the grassy lawn, get some sun, and pig out.

pork tacos
I started with a pork taco from Cholita Linda
zeppole doughnuts
Then my friend Mike and I shared sweet and savory doughnuts from Girl Friday Zeppole
off the grid presidio
Excited to eat our doughnuts!
Off the grid presidio
In a doughnut trance. Both the sweet and savory doughnuts came with dipping sauces
del popolo food truck
Even though the line was long, we heard the wait was worth it for Del Popolo’s wood-fired pizza
del popolo pizza
And it was worth it

off the grid presidio

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vietnamese sandwich
Later in the month, I tried the five-spice chicken Vietnamese sandwich from Dragon Eats. It was good but the bread was a little tough. I like the Vietnamese sandwiches at Dinosaurs better.
croissants
Another morning, my friends and I sampled some pastries at Marla Bakery. The place is really popular now but my chocolate croissant was just okay. I’ve certainly had better but I should’ve asked them to warm it up. We intended to come for brunch but we were a couple hours early and they were all booked up so next time I’ll make a reservation for brunch. Coffee was delicious though.
cassava bakery san francisco
Luckily Cassava Bakery was right up the street. They’ve expanded the restaurant since I was there last time. My friends got the braised short ribs hash with quinoa, potatoes, egg, lettuce, kumquats, and fennel. I ordered the Mr. and Mrs. Croque Sandwich with ham, turkey, egg, cheese, tomato, avocado, arugula, and a walnut pesto. Everything was so good and filling!
sunset reservoir brewing company
Over Memorial Day weekend, my friends and I went to the Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company and that night there just so happened to be a Golden State Warriors viewing party going on at the restaurant
sunset reservoir brewing company
We started with shishito peppers
sunset reservoir brewing company
And buffalo wings of course
Sunset reservoir brewing company
Plus some English Pear Arancini balls
Sunset reservoir brewing company
And I opted for the brewing company’s burger for my main course because oh my god, the caramelized onions

Eat your way through San Francisco at Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio, Dragon Eats, Dinosaurs, Marla Bakery, Cassava Bakery & Cafe, and Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company

 

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