So let’s say you’ve got friends in town and you want to take them somewhere “San Francisco”. Short on time, money and lacking any semblance of planning ahead? Don’t worry, you’re covered as the latest trend in San Francisco dining seems to be spin-offs of well-established restaurants or second smaller ventures by well-established chefs. Now for under 10 bucks you can get a lunch-on-the-go brought to you by some of the best chefs around town.

Here are some top picks all to be found at the San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace (you were planning on taking your guests there anyway, right?):

1. LuLu Petite is an off-shoot of Restaurant LuLu
Try the crispy chicken sandwich with romaine lettuce Roma tomato, honey and LuLu’s mustard with herb de Provence on a ciabatta roll $7.95

2. Mijita is the Cocina Mexicana brought to you by chef Traci Des Jardin of the top-rated restaurant Jardinere . Here she serves up tacos under $5 each or Albondigas meatball soup for $4.

3. The most recent entry in this category is Out The Door the baby brother to the acclaimed Slanted Door . You can’t go wrong with any of the soups such as the Wonton egg noodle or the Hanoi beef noodle soup $7.50, but my personal pick would be the divine Grapefruit and jicama salad $7.00, with toasted nuts and fresh herbs this light refreshing salad is perfect for lunch.

Make Way For Baby! 2 March,2005Amy Sherman


Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.

In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.

Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.

Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.

She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.

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