It’s easy to figure out where to splurge. (Atelier Crenn!)
What’s harder: Figuring out where to eat on a budget. In San Francisco.
So we asked people who’d know: five of our cities Michelin Star-decorated chefs.
Their answers (“Filet-O-Fish!”) may surprise you.
Chef: Melissa Perello
Her rec: “Any of the salads from Souvla. They are all consistently great. They’re also healthy, hearty, substantial and quick. Their salads also hold up in the fridge if I don’t feel like eating the whole thing right away. It helps me stave off the carb cravings, like breads.”
Chef: Srijith Gopinathan
His place: Campton Place
His rec: “The fried fish sandwich at Cafe Bunn Mi. Simple, easy to eat, flavor explosion.”
Chef: David Barzelay
His place: Lazy Bear and the upcoming drinks lab True Laurel (opening 12/22 at 753 Alabama, no website yet)
His rec: "I love McDonald's. I really do. I usually get Chicken McNuggets and fries, and sometimes add a Filet-O-Fish. Everything gets dunked in that delicious McDonald's barbecue sauce."
Chef: Aaron London
His place: Al’s Place
His rec: “Nopalito is the perfect lunch spot: lots of tasty Mexican food made from great produce. I pretty much always get the totopos and fish tacos.”
Chef: Nicolas Delaroque
His place: Nico (in transition)
His rec: Waffle Mania. “I always get just the standard waffle with powdered sugar.”