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16 Made in San Francisco Recipes You Must Try Cooking This Fall

16 Made in San Francisco Recipes You Must Try Cooking This Fall

There’s only so much pumpkin spice one can take. This fall, refine your palate and put your skills in the kitchen to the test with these 16 famous, made in San Francisco recipes.

Featured Kitchen Photo: 866 Regal Road, Berkeley, CA

1. Foreign Cinema’s Madras Curry Sesame Fried Chicken

Foreign Cinema's Fried Chicken Recipe
Photo: Foreign Cinema, foreigncinema.com.

Savory, sweet, and spicy, the Madras Curry Sesame Fried Chicken is a MUST order at Foreign Cinema, an essential San Francisco restaurant. Now, you can have your hand at making it at home.
Get the Recipe: The Daily Meal

2. Nopa’s Custard French Toast

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Still-difficult-to-get-into Nopa may thank its famous thick-cut Custard French Toast, created by former pastry chef Amy Brown, for its wildly popular brunch.
Get the Recipe: The San Francisco Chronicle

3. Tadich Grill’s Cioppino

Tadich Grill Cioppino
Photo: Tadich Grill, Instagram.

Cioppino is one of many dishes invented in the City’s early days. The tomato-based seafood stew was created by Italian fishermen living in North Beach, using leftovers from the day’s catch. Tadich Grill, San Francisco’s (and California’s) oldest and longest continuously operating dining establishment, has perfected the dish. Can you?
Get the Recipe: The Spruce

4. Tartine Bakery’s Country Bread

You can stop waiting in the miles-long line outside Tartine Bakery now.
Get the Recipe: Martha Stewart

5. Souvla’s Chicken Salad


Souvla, we love you, but you’re breaking our bank accounts.
Get the Recipe: Recipe Tin Eats

6. State Bird Provision’s Crispy Pork Belly Salad


While you can skip a line with this recipe, State Bird Provisions is still well worth the wait.
Get the Recipe: 7×7

7. Pizzeria Delfina’s Broccoli Rabe Pizza


Take your pizza night game to the next level and impress your friends with Pizzeria Delfina’s savory Broccoli Rabe Pizza recipe. 
Get the Recipe: 
Sunset Magazine

8. Rich Table’s Porcini Doughnuts with Raclette Sauce

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Rich Table’s Porcini Doughnuts are always a hit — whether that be in the restaurant, at Eat Drink SF, or Outside Lands. Fry these up, and you’ll be a hit at any party.
Get the Recipe: Food Fanatics

9. Outerlands’ Heirloom Tomato with Walnut Pesto Grilled Cheese

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We all love Outerlands‘ simple, yet delicious, grilled cheese sandwiches, but let’s be real: long waits combined with trekking all the way out to the Outer Sunset isn’t appealing sometimes.
Source: Coo

10. Wise Sons’ Deli Matzo Ball Soup

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Wise Sons Deli’s simple take on the classic Ashkenazi soup dumpling is the perfect recipe for a chilly (or foggy) fall day in San Francisco.
Get the Recipe: Chowhound

11. Slanted Door’s Shaking Beef


Known as bol luc lac in Vietnamese, Shaking Beef gets its name from the constant shaking of the pan while preparing. The Slanted Door’s take on this recipe has become an essential San Francisco dish.
Source: The New York Times

12. 1601’s Mulligatawny Soup


1601 Bar & Kitchen’s Mulligatawny Soup (literally “peppery water” in Sri Lankan) will no doubt warm you up on a cold day or night with its strong pepper and curry notes. The recipe is super easy to follow.
Get the Recipe: 7×7

13. Prospect’s Monkey Bread

prospect sf monkey bread
Photo: Michael U., Yelp.

This now retired dish was a cult hit at Prospect. If you’ve been missing it (or never tried it), you must try this tasty Cinnamon-Butter Monkey Bread recipe. It will no doubt be the winning dish for your Friendsgiving or holiday potluck.
Get the Recipe: 7×7

14. Bellota’s Crab Paella

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Warning: Bellota’s Crab Paella recipe is not recommended for beginners.
Get the Recipe: 7×7

15. Hubert Keller’s Beef Bourguignon

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Celebrity chef Hubert Keller was the head chef and owner of Fleur de Lys, a Michelin-star restaurant in the Tenderloin which closed in 2014. Keller still operates a spin-off of the restaurant, Fleur, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Get the Recipe: Hubert Keller

16. Nick’s Cove’s Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese (Tomales Bay)

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Okay, this one’s not “made in SF.” But, it’ll save you a trip to Tomales Bay. Nick’s Cove’s Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese is to die for, and Dungeness crab season reopens in just a couple of weeks.
Get the Recipe: Nick’s Cove

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