These places get virtually no press but are the real deal
  1. Hon's House of Wontons
    Best wontons and a bowl is $5.49
  2. XOX Truffles
    A North Beach gem, lovely handmade French truffles, a free one served with every coffee order
  3. Contigo
    Great Spanish food
  4. Schubert's Bakery
    Old school European bakery with great mousse cakes, princess cake and cinnamon buns
  5. Gourmet Carousel
    Terrific Chinese place--try the fried quail, the shrimp with walnuts and any of the clay pot dishes
  6. Udon Mugizo
    The cold sesame beef and ponzu udon is divine!
  7. La Torta Gorda
    Seriously the best Mexican sandwiches