10 Things to Eat in San Francisco for $10 or Less
Looking for a way to eat fantastic food on a small budget? Not all of us can drop more than $50 a day for a good meal. Luckily, San Francisco has some fantastic food items that you can buy for under $10 or less. And, if you’re anything like us, you probably love a good deal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. If you’re looking for a delicious eat, check out our ranking of the 10 best things to eat in San Francisco that are $10 or less.
Dim Sum Platter at Dim Sum Club ($9.50)
Love Dim Sum? Look no further. This incredibly priced dim sum platter comes with two pork and shrimp dumplings, two shrimp dumplings, one egg roll, one steamed barbecue pork bun, and two sesame balls with lotus paste. I mean, you really can’t get anything better than this meal right here, can you?
Farmers’ Market Salad at Roam Artisan Burgers ($8.75)
A great, filling salad can be hard to find. However, this salad at Roam Artisan Burgers is just what’s been missing in your life. Finally, a salad that is delicious, healthy, and filling! It’s also a great salad to eat year round, as they change up the ingredients according to the season — you won’t get bored or sick of a regular old salad!
Steamed Buns at Out the Door ($3.50)
High-quality steamed buns that are oh so delicious for a low price. Doesn’t get better than this, does it? While you’re gonna probably need to eat more than one to have a meal (three is a good place to start), the price is so low that you can still fill up in just steamed buns for under $10. Plus, they do make great snacks if you just need a little something to get you through before you have lunch or dinner!
Roasted White Sweet Potato Sandwich at Souvla ($10)
Souvla has kind of become a big spot to eat at in San Francisco. From its delicious food, it’s charming atmosphere, and its highly Instagrammable moments, Souvla has it all. Its roasted white sweet potato sandwich is perfect, filling, and just what you need for lunch. This is a vegetarian sandwich among a bunch of other meat-filled sandwiches — however, this one is still as hearty and as filling as the others that they serve at Souvla.
Potato Knish at 20th Century Cafe ($3)
While it may at first glance look like a little sweet treat, this potato knish at 20th Century Cafe is much more savory and delicious. This treat is so yummy! While you’re probably going to need to eat more than one to be completely full or to have a full meal (much like the steamed buns mentioned above), you can still get a filling meal for under $10. And, of course, these make for a great snack!
House Noodles at Yamo ($6)
Yamo has a ton of great little meals for under $10 (see their Mango Chicken!), but we really love their house noodles the best. You can add beef or other meats if you like to make it your own. The place really is a hole in the wall — but their food is honestly the best.
Special Breakfast Sandwich at Devil’s Teeth Baking Company ($6.75)
If you’re looking for a cheap breakfast, look no further. Possibly the cheapest, heartiest, most delicious option for breakfast in San Francisco is to stop by Devil’s Teeth Baking Company and order one of these bad boys. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself later. The sandwich consists of two scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon (yum!), pepperjack cheese, avocado, and lemon garlic aioli — all on a homemade buttermilk biscuit. Oh, and it’s absolutely vital for hangovers.
Banh Mi at Saigon Sandwich ($3.25 – $4.25)
A delicious sandwich that no one else can really ever beat. This sandwich is well worth the wait in line you’ll probably send. The fact that you can get it all for under $5 is also a huge plus. Just trust us: this one is possibly the best meal on this list.
Kati Rolls at Kasa Indian Eatery ($6 – $10)
Now, these rolls are something. They’re so delicious and filling, it’s crazy to think you can get them for under $10. It’s basically an Indian version of a burrito, and there’s really no way you can go wrong with them. They’re that good. You’ll probably find yourself coming back for more before you know it.
Pupusas at La Santaneca de la Mission ($2.25 – $3.75)
The cheapest options on the menu, these pupusas are so delicious you have to try them! Like some of the other options we talked about above, you’re probably going to need more than one order to really fill you up if you’re looking for more of a filling meal and less of a snack. You can load the pupusas with condiments of your choice, leaving you with options that you know you’re going to love.