Have you digested everything from the Night Market yet? Well don’t slow down now. There are too many plates and we have too little stomach space for everything at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Award-winning restaurants and budding entrepreneurs alike brought their tastiest bites to the street, and the people approved.

All Photos by Stephanie Hua

Ramen Burger: a 50/50 pork belly and Wagyu patty topped with bacon, cheddar, and soy sauce (Nombe Izakaya)
Gil and Mari Payne, proud parents of the Ramen Burger (Nombe Izakaya)The ramen is mixed with ground nori, then pan-fried crispy to form the bun.  The pork belly/Wagyu patty is topped with a shio-koji pickle, tomato, caramelized onions, and mizuna dressed in a wasabi vinaigrette.Ramen Burger: worth the waitKoja Kitchen's Bulgogi Koja (garlic rice bun burger), and Kamikaze Fries (topped with minced bulgogi, sautéed onions, kimchi, green onions, chili sauce, and Japanese mayo)Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski, and the State Bird Provisions TeamGarlic Fry Bread to be served with Burrata (State Bird Provisions)

Bunny Banh Mi with rabbit mortadella, pork & rabbit terrine, seared pork belly, and chicken liver pate (Central Kitchen)
Executive Chef Thomas McNaughton & Chef de Cuisine Ryan Pollnow (Central Kitchen)Thai Iced Tea-Inspired Lemongrass Carrot Juice (Central Kitchen)Breakfast at Central KitchenPulled Pork Sandwich, Mint Lemonade, and a Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie (Heirloom Café)Dressed to impress (D’Maize)Sisig with Steamed Rice (Senor Sisig)

SF Street Food Festival 2013
Francis Lopez (In The Weeds), Rebecca Martinez, and Christine OmataSweet Buttery Cornbread (Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement)Fernay McPherson and her mother, Loretta (Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement)Summer CornGrilling corn for Elote (Los Cilantros)Grilled corn for Elote (Los Cilantros)

Grilled Baby Octopus, basted in caramel fish sauce, served with rau rum, lime, and sweet chili sauce (Rice Paper Scissors)
Beef Pho Rolls with lettuce and Thai basil (Rice Paper Scissors)Caleb Zigas, making deals (La Cocina)Indian Street Sandwich layered with kidney beans, potatoes, pickled onions, carrots, and cabbage (Kama Food Lab)Takoyaki (Nombe Izakaya)Clearly KombuchaEating street food...on the street...at the SF Street Food Festival

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Three Twins formal wear with Neil Gottlieb and Rich Bertrand (Three Twins Ice Cream)SF Street Food Festival 2013Rich Bertrand, Event Guru (Three Twins Ice Cream)Marcia Gagliardi (Tablehopper)Margie Kriebel, Caroline Brinckerhoff, and Jodi Liano (SF Cooking School)SF Street Food Festival 2013

Photos: San Francisco Street Food Festival 31 October,2013Stephanie Hua


Stephanie Hua

Stephanie Hua is the creator of Lick My Spoon, a place for all things delicious. So far she has learned that she very much enjoys salted caramel anything, a good soup dumpling is worth a scalded tongue, and there is no room in life for non-fat cheese and crappy chocolate. Also, a barrel of cheese balls never ends well.

Stephanie has been known to choose her company based on how much they can pack it down. Ability to endure cramped quarters, sketchy back alleys, and uncharted paths to seek out that special dish is also a plus in her book. If you fit the criteria, drop a note. You’ll probably get along just fine.

Stephanie's writing and photography have been featured in Fodor's Travel, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Serious Eats, and Sundance Channel. Follow her on Facebook and @lickmyspoon.

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