Lily is a Vietnamese restaurant that opened in the heart of the Richmond District, offering full day service. The restaurant’s cuisine blends Northern California ingredients with the authentic flavors of Vietnam. The menu is full of creative dishes like duck confit egg rolls and turmeric fried fish. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is their canh chiu hai — a hot and spicy seafood stew, filled with Dungeness crab, mussels, black cod and rice, all in a tamarind pineapple broth. Check them out at 3rd Ave and Clement Street for unique and bold flavors you won't forget.
The much-loved San Francisco chicken joint has recently come to California and Locust Street with much fanfare. Known for their motto “Fried, flipped or fake”(by “fake” they mean crispy bbq tofu), the fast casual restaurant serves everything from fried, brined or roasted chicken sandwiches to wings, salads, and crispy tofu platters. Their sandwiches come on a hoagie roll with their homemade mayo, spicy slaw and chips. If you’re feeling cold, they even have their own 24-hour simmered bone broth. Check them out in Laurel Village to get all your chicken needs covered.
On a quiet corner a block away from the beach, Ocean Beach Cafe recently opened its doors to a buzz of excitement from locals excited to have a new neighborhood go-to for good food, good drinks and good vibes. They're on their way to having one of the largest selections of non-alcoholic beverages in the city, so if you're ever in the mood for anything from non-alcoholic wine to sparkling water, you know where to go. Located on La Playa Street between Balboa and Caprillo, the cafe offers the beverages and food you’ve always wanted by the beach. While you sip on one of their many drinks, you can enjoy a myriad of delectable bites like their huli huli chicken platter or vegan avocado wraps. Check them out whenever you’re by the beach or thinking of it to get all your breakfast and lunch needs covered.
Get a taste of Hanoi at Pho Huong Viet, a family-owned restaurant located in the heart of the Richmond District. The newly opened restaurant focuses on Northern Vietnamese cuisine, giving the neighborhood different variations of classic and familiar dishes. While Southern Vietnamese pho is the most widely consumed in San Francisco, the folks at Pho Huong Viet are showcasing the diversity and flavors of the country. Northern pho tends to have wider noodles and its simple broth is bolder in flavor, while southern pho tends to be sweeter and have a wide selection of herbs. They make their own noodles fresh every day, and their pho primarily uses flat noodles instead of vermicelli. Be sure to try their Pho Ga or their crab spring rolls for a little taste of Northern Vietnamese comfort food. You can find them on 22nd and Geary Boulevard.
Burger lovers, rejoice! Super Duper is opening up in Laurel Village. The local burger chain opened its first branch in 2010 and has quickly become a San Francisco institution. Whether it's their veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches or all-natural hamburgers, Super Duper prides itself on its locally-sourced ingredients and its commitment to the quality of their food. Open your notes app and write down their location, California and Laurel Street.
The Moroccan-Californian restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike, is set to return their unique brunch service in the next few weeks. Acclaimed Michelin-star chef and owner Mourad Lahlou first immigrated to the U.S from Marrakech over 20 years ago. His yearning for authentic North African cuisine in the Bay Area prompted him to open his own restaurant in 2001, Aziza, named after his mother. Since then, Mourad has created a modern take to the rich spices and flavors of Morocco, blending traditional recipes with local and seasonal Bay Area produce. Get a glass of wine, sit inside or on their patio, and make sure you try their trio of dips and flatbread. You can find them out at 23rd and Geary Boulevard in San Francisco.