A make-your-own salad place that doesn’t suck is a special thing, and that’s exactly what Sweetgreen is. The menu options - from grain bowls to regular salads - are great, and you can make your own if none of those tickle your fancy. There will probably be a line, because everyone else also knows this East Coast chain is great and will eventually take over the world.
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Dumpling Time in the Design District is a fun stop for dim sum and sake with a group of friends.
Black Hammer Brewing
Black Hammer Brewing in SoMa makes great beer in a space that feels like it was stolen from an artist’s den.
Oren’s Hummus in SoMa serves Israeli food and is perfect for a casual business lunch with coworkers and clients.
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Despite the hit-or-miss menu, Little Gem is an amazingly pleasant place to eat in Hayes Valley.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Embarcadero location of The Plant is a prime spot to grab a healthy lunch.
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