Food for Thought: 7 Dishes You Need to Try in San Francisco

Hungry and looking for your next culinary conquest? Scroll down for 7 drool-inducing dishes that you absolutely must try in San Francisco.

1. Organic Fried Egg Sandwich at Chow

Photo: Carrie F, Yelp
Croque Madame at Chow. Photo: Carrie F, Yelp

Order: Organic fried egg sandwich with country ham, tomato, and gruyere cheese. AKA an American Croque Madame.
Chow | 215 Church Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 8AM–10PM, Friday-Saturday: 8AM–11PM | $11.50

2. Sauerbraten mit Preiselbeerkonfitüre at Supenküche

Marinated and braised Beef at Supenkuche. Photo: Sam S, Yelp
Marinated and braised Beef at Supenkuche. Photo: Sam S, Yelp

Order: Sauerbraten mit Preiselbeerkonfitüre, Rotkohl und Spätzle, AKA marinated and braised beef with cranberries served with red cabbage and a variation of a sort of egg noodle.
Suppenküche 525 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Monday-Saturday: 5–10PM & Sunday: 10AM–2:30PM, 5PM–10PM | $21.50

3. Fried Oyster Po’Boy at Brenda’s Meat & Three

Fried Oyster Po'Boy at Brenda's Meat and Three. Photo: John G, Yelp
Fried Oyster Po’Boy at Brenda’s Meat and Three. Photo: John G, Yelp

Order: Seafood Po’Boy sandwich: choose from cornmeal-fried shrimp, oysters (photographed above), or catfish, with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle rémoulade.
Brenda’s Meat & Three
919 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Sunday: 8AM–10PM | $14

4. Kung Pao Burrito at Mission Chinese Food

Kung Pao Burrito at Mission Chinese Foood. Photo: Juliee D, Yelp
Kung Pao Burrito at Mission Chinese Foood. Photo: Juliee D, Yelp

Order: Kung Pao Burrito: kung pao pastrami, salt cod fried rice, home fries, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, scallion, cilantro, and peanuts.
Mission Chinese Food | 2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Monday, Thursday-Sunday: 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PM, Tuesday & Wednesday: 5-10:30PM |$17

5. Soft Shell Crab at Horsefeather

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Soft Shell Crab at Horsefeather. Photo: horsefeatherbar.com

Order: Soft Shell Crab with asparagus, quinoa, bagna cauda, slow cooked egg, and old bay seasoning. 
Horsefeather
| 528 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Monday-Friday: 5PM–2AM, Saturday-Sunday: 11AM–2AM | $17.50

6. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich at Café 5

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Café 5. Photo: Wassim Khemici, 49miles.com.
BBQ pulled pork sandwich from Café 5. Photo: Wassim Khemici, 49miles.com.

Order: BBQ pulled pork sandwich in soft brioche bun, spicy asian slaw, house-made pickles, and parsley.
Café 5 | SFMOMA, 5th Floor, 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Monday-Friday & Sunday: 10AM–7PM | $15

7. Applewood Smoked Bacon Beignets at Frances

Applewood Bacon Beignets at Frances. Photo: Richie D, Yelp
Applewood Bacon Beignets at Frances. Photo: Richie D, Yelp

Order: Applewood smoked bacon beignets with maple chive crème fraîche.
Frances | 3870 17th Street, San Francisco, CA | Hours: Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday: 5–10PM,
Friday-Saturday: 5–10:30PM | $8