EATING NOW: Beetloaf Sandwich, Curry Scone

Golden Beetloaf Sandwich. I’m sure all the sandwiches at Atlas Cafe are great, they’ve got smoked trout and roasted pork ones, but nothing haunts this vegetarian’s dreams quite like the Golden Beetloaf. The patty made from some mystery combination of mashed golden beets, spices, and vegetarian alchemy has a taste that is both savory and sweet, without being cloying, and a texture that is not so dissimilar from classic actual meat meatloaves. Place it between in a soft filone roll, add a slice of aged gouda, arugula, red onion, and homemade mayo, and you’ve got yourself a vegetarian lunch worth its weight in gold. — Daniel Hirsch

Madagascar Vanilla Milkshake at Xanath Ice Cream on Valencia, between Liberty and 21st streets. Forget the lines at other ice cream places, this place always has good ice cream without the crowds. I just wish the milkshake came in a smaller size. — Hélène Goupil

Falafel Wrap, everything on it. An unassuming corner store at the corner of 25th and Folsom, R-Image has some of the best falafel in the city. Handcrafted by the store’s owner Ray, the savory balls of fried mashed chickpea are tender, soft and incredibly flavorful. Wrapped up in a lavash flat bread, with homemade hummus, fresh vegetables, some Harisa for a nice kick, and then perfectly grilled, the falafel wrap is a big, low-cost lunch, perfect for taking with you to sit in nearby Precita Park on a sunny day. — Daniel Hirsch

Carne Asada Taco at Papalote on 24th Street. Dear Papalote, you never disappoint. Your pico de gallo is always fresh, the jicama always has a nice crunch to it and your carne asada is never greasy. — Hélène Goupil

The thai mango, coconut, green curry, ginger scone.  Yep, all of those ingredients are in one packed scone at Craftsmen and Wolves. I forgot to mention it last week, and it must be considered carefully because it is one of the most unusual pieces of pastry I’ve eaten in the Mission. I started with a bite of it before lunch, had a bit more after lunch and then finished it off later that night. It was a day-long taste treat.  — Lydia Chávez

San Franciscan sandwich at Mission Picnic on 22nd Street. I’m not sure why the wait is so long but both sandwiches I tried were good (the Cuban and the San Franciscan). Come here if you’re very hungry, the sandwiches are big. The San Franciscan comes with hot pastrami, oven roasted turkey, melted provolone, tomato, red onion, pepperoncinis, wedge lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard, oil and vinegar on a toasted baguette. — Hélène Goupil

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