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Best of the BayBest of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners

Best of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners

Your picks for Best Burrito, Best Sushi, Best Breakfast, Best Happy Hour, Best Bartender, and more

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll. For other categories including Arts & Entertainment, Shopping, and City Living, please visit the Best of the Bay homepage here.

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT
PALIO D’ASTI
640 Sacramento, SF
www.paliosf.com
Runners Up: NOPA, Zuni

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
CHE FICO
838 Divisadero, SF
www.chefico.com
Runners up: Pearl, Violet’s

BEST RESTAURANT SERVICE
NOPA
560 Divisadero, SF
www.nopasf.com
Runners up: Delfina, Spruce

BEST BUDGET RESTAURANT
TU LAN
8 Sixth St., SF
(415) 626-0927
Runners up: SAJJ Mediterranean, Yamo

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT
GARY DANKO
800 North Point, SF
www.garydanko.com
Runners up: House of Prime Rib, Boulevard

BEST LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANT
BERETTA
1199 Valencia, SF
www.berettasf.com
Runners up: Orphan Andy’s, Grubstake

BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
TIE
FIREFLY
4228 24th St., SF.
www.fireflysf.com
FOREIGN CINEMA
2534 Mission, SF
www.foreigncinema.com
Runners up: Seven Hills, Cafe Jacqueline

At the Eat Real Festival

BEST FOOD/DRINK FESTIVAL
EAT REAL
www.eatrealfest.com
Runners up: Eat Drink SF, Outside Lands

BEST FOOD TRUCK
CURRY UP NOW
www.curryupnow.com
Runners up: Señor Sisig, The Chairman

BEST FOOD DELIVERY
CAVIAR
www.trycaviar.com
Runners up: Postmates, Door Dash

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET
ALEMANY FARMER’S MARKET
100 Alemany Blvd., SF
(415) 647-9423
Runners Up: Ferry Plaza, Heart of the City

BEST VEGETARIAN
GREENS
Fort Mason Center, SF
www.greensrestaurant.com
Runners Up: Thai Idea, Ananda Fuara

Shizen Vegan Sushi

BEST VEGAN
SHIZEN VEGAN SUSHI
370 14th St., SF.
www.shizensf.com
Runners Up: Souley Vegan, Gracias Madre

BEST SMALL PLATES
PICARO
3120 16th St., SF
www.picarotapasrestaurant.com
Runners up: Zarzuela, Cha Cha Cha

BEST PIZZA
TIE
GOLDEN BOY
542 Green, SF
www.goldenboypizza.com
LITTLE STAR
Multiple locations
www.littlestarpizza.com
Runners Up: Delfina, Zachary’s

BEST SANDWICHES
DELI BOARD
1058 Folsom, SF.
www.deliboardsf.com
Runners up: Lucca’s, Lou’s Cafe

BEST BURRITO
TAQUERIA CANCÚN
2288 Mission, SF
(415) 252-9560
Runners up: El Farolito, La Taqueria

BEST BURGERS
SUPER DUPER BURGER
Multiple locations
www.superduperburgers.com
Runners up: Barney’s, Umami Burger

BEST BARBECUE
4505 BURGERS & BBQ
705 Divisadero, SF
www.4505burgersandbbq.com
Runners up: Cat’s Head, Memphis Minnie’s

BEST SUSHI
ICHI SUSHI
3369 Mission, SF
www.ichisushi.com
Runners up: Ebiso, Sushi Zone

BEST BOWL OF NOODLES
IZA RAMEN
237 Fillmore, SF
1155 Folsom, SF
www.izaramen.com
Runners up: Izakaya Goku, Coco’s Ramen

BEST SOUP
TURTLE TOWER
Multiple locations
www.turtletowersf.com
Runners up: Mau, Garibaldi’s

BEST SALADS
SOUVLA
Multiple locations
www.souvla.com
Runners up: Blue Barn, Pluto’s

BEST SEAFOOD
ANCHOR OYSTER BAR
579 Castro, SF
www.anchoroysterbar.com
Runners up: Scoma’s, Tadich Grill

BEST SOUL FOOD
BRENDA’S SOUL FOOD
652 Polk, SF
www.frenchsoulfood.com
Runner’s up: Front Porch, Hard Knox Cafe

BEST ITALIAN
VEGA
419 Cortland, SF
www.vegapizzasf.com
Runners up: La Ciccia, Bella Trattoria

BEST INDIAN
UDUPI PALACE
Multiple locations
www.udupipalaceca.com
Runners up: Dosa, Pakwan

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN
OLD JERUSALEM
2976 Mission, SF
(415) 642-5958
Runners up: SAJJ Mediterranean, La Mediterranée

BEST MEXICAN
PUERTO ALEGRE
546 Valencia, SF
www.puertoalegresf.net
Runners up: El Farolito, La Taqueria

BEST CHINESE
ERIC’S
1500 Church, SF
www.erics-restaurant.com
Runners up: Mission Chinese, Ton Kiang

BEST THAI
LERS ROS
Multiple locations
www.lersros.com
Runners up: Osha Thai, Farmhouse

BEST BREAKFAST
PLOW
1299 18th St., SF
www.eatatplow.com
Runners up: Pork Store, Just For You

BEST BRUNCH
ZAZIE
941 Cole, SF
www.zaziesf.com
Runner’s up: Finn Town, NOPA

BEST LUNCH
SAUCE BELDEN
56 Belden Place, SF
www.saucesf.com
Runners up: Freshroll, Dinosaurs

BEST DESSERTS
TARTINE
600 Guerrero, SF
www.tartinebakery.com
Runners up: Mission Pie, Toy Boat

A rainbow of Mitchell’s Ice Cream

BEST ICE CREAM
MITCHELL’S
688 San Jose, SF
www.mitchellsicecream.com
Runners up: Humphrey Slocombe, BiRiteCreamery

BEST CAFE
SIMPLE PLEASURES CAFE
3434 Balboa, SF
(415) 387-4022
Runners up: Progressive Grounds, Cafe St. Jorge

BEST COFFEE ROASTERS
RITUAL ROASTERS
Multiple locations
www.ritualroasters.com
Runners up: Andytown, Phil’z

BEST CUP OF TEA
SAMOVAR
730 Howard, SF
411 Valencia, SF
www.samovartea.com
Runners up: Muir’s Tea Room, Lovejoy’s

BEST OVERALL BAR
MADRONE ART BAR
500 Divisadero
www.madroneartbar.com
Runners up: Blackbird, Pop’s Bar

BEST NEW BAR
LAST RITES
718 14th St., SF
www.lastritesbar.com

BEST BARTENDER
Maria Davis, St. Mary’s Pub
www.stmaryspub.com
Runners up: Chris Libby at Madrone, Juan Cendejas of SF Bay Ferry

BEST DIVE BAR
DOC’S CLOCK
2417 Mission, SF
www.docsclock.com
Runners up: Bender’s, Lucky 13

Pull up to the Pied Piper Bar

BEST SWANKY BAR
PIED PIPER BAR
2 New Montgomery, SF
(415) 512-1111
Runners up: Charmaine’s, Bourbon & Branch

BEST SINGLES BAR
BLACKBIRD
2124 Market, SF
www.blackbirdbar.com
Runners up: RobberBaron, Brixton

BEST SPORTS BAR
HI TOPS
2247 Market, SF
www.hitopssf.com
Runners up: Kezar Pub, Bar on Dolores

BEST GAY BAR
THE STUD
399 Ninth St., SF
www.studsf.com
Runners up: El Rio, The Mix

BEST HAPPY HOUR
BAR FLUXUS
18 Harlan Pl., SF
www.barfluxus.com
Runners up: Last Call, The Riptide

BEST WINERY
VISZLAY VINEYARD
929 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg
www.viszlayvineyards.com
Runners up: Gratta, Bluxome

BEST WINE BAR
SCOPO DIVINO
2800 California, SF
www.scopodivino.com
Runners up: Vino Rosso, Hotel Biron

BEST BEER SELECTION
TORONADO
547 Haight, SF
www.toronado.com
Runners up: Old Devil Moon, Zeitgeist

Cocktails at Trick Dog

BEST CREATIVE COCKTAILS
TRICK DOG
3010 20th St. SF
www.trickdogbar.com
Runners up: Mortar & Pestle, Blackbird

BEST BAR STAFF
POP’S BAR
2800 24th St., SF
www.popssf.com
Runners up: Madrone, The Riptide

BEST BAKERY
BLACK JET BAKING COUNTRY
833 Cortland, SF
www.blackjetbakingco.com
Runners up: Tartine, Arizmendi

BEST BUTCHER SHOP
TIE
AVEDANO’S
235 Cortland, SF
www.avedanos.com
OLIVIER’S
1074 Illinois, SF
www.oliviersbutchery.com
Runners up: Fatted Calf, Guerra’s

BEST CHEESE SHOP
COWGIRL CREAMERY
Ferry Building, SF
www.cowgirlcreamery.com
Runners up: Say Cheese, Rainbow Grocery

BEST CHOCOLATIER
DANDELION
740 Valencia, SF
www.dandelionchocolate.com
Runners up: Michael Recchiuti, Chocolate Covered

BEST POT EDIBLES
INCREDIMEDS
www.incredimeds.org
Runners up: Kiva Confections, Harvest

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