It’s time for another installment of everybody’s favorite game: ”Make Midtown Lunch’ers Jealous!”. Last time it was Yvo, taunting us with fried chicken from a truck in Downtown NYC. Today, we travel all the way to the west coast, where it’s Nicole’s turn. She’s a 23 year old Investment Management Associate who loves everything Asian, and is about to make us all very envious.
If there is one thing we are totally, 100% missing in Midtown, it’s some cheap Vietnamese food ($7 banh mi doesn‘t count). A write up on that alone would be enough to make me jealous. Tell me about some cheap Vietnamese food that is part of a *food court* in the Financial District of San Francisco, and you’ve got me looking for a new job in the Bay Area.
Downtown San Francisco is not much different than NYC when it comes to lunch. Most people work the typical 9 to 5, so lunch options abound. But just like in NYC, people seem all too content to settle for places that offer your run of the mill deli salads, sandwiches and soups. I have one coworker whose favorite salad place costs her $10-12 everyday. That is not the spirit of Midtown Lunch. I read the site everyday and it has encouraged me to seek out the hidden lunch gems near my office.
My all time favorite San Francisco lunch discovery is without a doubt “The International Food Center” or as I like to call it, “The Underground Food Ghetto”. It’s pretty unassuming, with a slightly dirty looking green banner calling you downstairs from the sidewalk into an underground ethnic food heaven. There is Japanese food/sushi, Burmese food, Filipino food, Mexican food, and the most popular: Pho Express, a place serving up French Vietnamese food. It’s not the cleanest place, so it’s only for the lunch adventurous.
Dirty Asian Food Court Porn, after the jump… Read more »
Posted by Zach Brooks at 11:57 am, September 13th, 2007 under San Francisco.