Cold snap getting you down? Shrug off that case of the Mondays and outsource dinner this week with one of San Francisco's many restaurants serving authentic cuisines from around the world. Neha Mandal Masson has you covered with a few top picks.
525 Laguna Street, Hayes Valley
Before Hayes Valley was trendy, there was Suppenküche. This classic German restaurant turns out authentic favorites including schnitzel, giant pretzels, grilled sausages, and enormous boot-shaped steins of beer in a lively atmosphere that’s also kid-friendly.
532 Green Street, North Beach
Hidden amongst the Italian restaurants of North Beach is this Ethiopian gem. The cozy space is family friendly, and the food invites sharing and sampling new things. Indulge in flavorful stewed meats and slow cooked vegetables served on huge shareable platters. Come prepared to eat with your hands!
871 Sutter Street, Lower Nob Hill
Grab a coveted table and explore Hawaiian cuisine with an Asian twist at one of the most popular restaurants in the city. The menu ranges from fresh tuna misoyaki to the famous fried game hen. Perfect for date night but kids are welcome too.
2211 Mission Street, Mission District
Everyone knows that Mexican cuisine is well represented in SF, but vegan Mexican food? Gracias Madre delivers flavor and interest without meat, seafood, or dairy. Try the fresh tamales filled with roasted vegetables, or mole enchiladas topped with cashew cream. Perfectly enjoyable for adults and kids alike, regardless of dietary preferences.
Dragon Beaux $$
5700 Geary Boulevard, Inner Richmond
This classic dim sum joint offers excellent soup dumplings, egg rolls, shumai, pork buns, and mochi in addition to typical Chinese dishes. Fun for adventurous kids but be prepared to wait in line!
Neha lives in Hayes Valley with her husband and son. In her spare time, she experiments with new recipes, explores the city, and listens to children’s songs on repeat.
This article originally appeared in the February/March 2017 issue of GGMG Magazine. Photo from Gracias Madre via Flickr.
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