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Veggie trio plate at Poc Chuc. It includes a panucho, salbute and empanada, made with delicious handmade tortillas and covered with sauteed vegetables, black bean sauce, marinated onions and cabbage. A large plate of good food for eight bucks? YES PLEASE. — Molly Roy
Apple huckleberry mini-pie at Mission Pie. After watching both seasons of “Twin Peaks” and listening to the characters constantly praise the local diner’s pie, I began a quest for the quintessential pie. Behold, Mission Pie! I had never had huckleberry in my life prior to this tasty mini-pie. Boy, am I glad I like to try new things! Don’t tell grandma, but I think I may even choose Mission Pie over her delicious homemade desserts. — Jessica Goss
Roasted beet and feta pizza at Arizmendi. There’s really no bad day to have Arizmendi pizza. Actually, because the menu changes daily, you really could have it every day. Ask for a light bake, take it home and pop it into the oven for a few minutes. — Hélène Goupil
Salmon salad at Valencia Pizza and Pasta on 19th and Valencia. They give you a big piece of grilled salmon with a simple romaine lettuce salad and dressing on the side. I got a side of the soup of the day (corn chowder), which was decent enough to keep my belly satisfied till dinner time. I missed the garlic bread. I’m not sure if that’s because the waitress was new or if I was just there on the wrong day. — Andrea Valencia
Turkey sandwich at Jump Start Coffee and Grocery. To the untrained eye, Jump Start looks like your typical corner store, but for neighborhood locals it’s the go-to place for super-sized, delicious deli sandwiches. My go-to sandwich? The #4, a towering creation of turkey, avocado, bacon and ranch dressing on your choice of bread (and yes, they do have dutch crunch). I stick to their soft sourdough and like to make it a bit *cough* healthier *cough* with the addition of mayonnaise, melted provolone and lettuce. To read more about this sandwich, click here. — Kelsey Elliot
Drunken noodles at Thai House 530 on Valencia. Tasty, but that could have been all the unmentioned MSG in their dishes. If MSG tends to give you a headache, as it does me, be sure to ask them not to add it when you order. Also, if you’re into being surrounded by a plethora of fake plants while drinking a beer in a loud, modern-looking Thai restaurant, this place is definitely for you. — Molly Roy