If you assumed breakfast in the Financial District meant blasé bran muffins and rubbery egg sandwiches, guess again. This neighborhood offers several fabulous spots for fast morning fare that's hearty, creative, and cheap.
'Golden West' on Serious Eats
When it comes to sandwiches, Dennis Leary (chef-owner of Canteen and The Sentinel in San Francisco) can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Which is why when I learned he was opening a second take-away window, I knew things were going to be creative and tasty. There are only two sandwiches per day at The Golden West, tucked away in a Financial District alley off Sutter Street. One of these, the short rib sandwich ($8.75), basically a grown-up version of the Sloppy Joe, has become near-legend since its inception.