If you’re hanging out in Dolores Park, having Bi-Rite Market next to you is like having access to Hermoine Granger’s handbag - if that handbag only held an infinite amount of picnic supplies. Come here and get meat, cheese, and bread from Acme, Jane, and Firebrand. If you just want something small to snack on, grab a seed pretzel and use a few free samples from the butcher to tide you over. And if you want something a little more substantial, get a sandwich from the deli. We like the one with prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula pesto on a crusty baguette.
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Dancing Yak is a Nepali restaurant in the Mission with excellent chicken momos, plus great curries and thali plates. Use it for a casual dinner.
Taqueria El Farolito
Taqueria El Farolito in the Mission makes one of our favorite burritos in the city.
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A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don’t sleep on Park Tavern.
Bi-Rite Cafe has sandwiches and soft serve for lunch and a nice patio to sit on if you work around Civic Center.
If you want to have a picnic in wine country, stop by Oakville Grocery in Oakville to stock up on everything you need.
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RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
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