Ritual Coffee, Boogaloos, Lolos, Lucca and more Mission SF Wanderings.

The Pork maybe lucky… the pigs sure ain’t!

This guy sold fruit out of the back of his very groovily painted truck; he was chopping up watermelon and putting it in plastic bags and selling it to passers by.

I want to eat here:  this is Lolos’s restaurant, love the look of it and they have a 10 buck lunch special!

The interior:

Lucca is the old guard’s place to buy Italian staples.  It’s great retro feel sort of reminded me of Arthur Ave in the Bronx.

More great SF architecture, this time housing a super popular hipster restaurant Boogaloos (yeah and I want to eat here as well!)

And this is Ritual Coffeetaking the cup of coffee to a whole new level.

Here you can select your beans, which are ground and then poured per cup for you at a price you can pay (up to $5.75 for a cup of coffee).  I had the Concepcion Buena Vista for $2.25 and it was delicious, but it’s good to know that you can blow your coffee wad on a super special cup of $5.75 worth of Kenyan Kiandu when you are feeling flush.

Or you can just buy the beans in bulk and make it yourself at home.

It’s a beautiful and huge space with a great sense of style.  I particularly like the above espresso maker art: Remember that time we…

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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