If you are looking for great food in the Bay Area without hurting your budget, you came into the right place.
MICHELIN has named multiple restaurants with Bib Gourmand awards, which means these dining establishments “offer a full menu of a starter, main course and dessert, making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for around $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included).”
Around the Bay Area, 18 of these eaters can be found, with menus ranging from tacos to dumplings, and so much more, KRON4 reported:
- ASA South (Los Gatos): Offers American menu with fish selection being highlighted by the MICHELIN inspector. Also has Italian and Spanish influence on tastes. Location: 57 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
- Dumpling Home (San Francisco): You can enjoy its dumpling selection in their menu items ranging from $7 to $15 in cost. The inspector says it offers “delicious broth, far clearer and more distilled than most,” the inspector says. Location: 298 Gough St.
- FOB Kitchen (Oakland): Progressed from a Filipino pop-up to an establishment with dine-in and takeout storefront. Location: 5179 Telegraph Ave.
- FolkTable (Sonoma): A kitchen “brimming with ideas,” the inspector says, with food below $30. Location: 23584 Arnold Drive.
- iTalico (Palo Alto): Under $30, you can already enjoy Italian dishes. Under $60, you can have family-sized food. A salumi and cheese start is highlighted by the inspector. Location: 341 California Ave.
- Horn Barbecue (Oakland): Tasty and delectable, as how the inspector describes this combination of Texas-style and ‘Black south’ grilling.
- New Dumpling (San Francisco): For below $10, you can enjoy fresh dumplings here, which they make as you wait. Location: 3319 Balboa St.
- Los Carnalitos (Hayward): The squash blossom quesadilla was highlighted by the inspector in this restaurant offering unique Mexican dishes. Location: 30200 Industrial Pkwy SW.
- Range Life (Rivermore): Go truly local as this seasonal California cuisine works with farmers, fishermen and ranchers. Location: 2160 Railroad Ave.
- Khom Loi (Sonoma): “Fresh and electric,” is how the inspector puts it. You can try various things in this Thai eatery. Location: 7385 Healdsburg Ave #101.
- Spinning Bones (Alameda): This California rotisserie offers a menu of Hawaiian and Japanese-influenced slow-roasted meats. Location: 1205 Park Street.
- Taqueria El Paisa (Oakland): “Temple of tacos” perfect for meat lovers. Location: 4610 International Blvd.
- Routier (San Francisco): Enjoy their offer of dishes featuring local ingredients, as well as sweets. Location: 2801 California St.
- Tony’s Seafood (Marshall): Eat your dish while you have a view of the waters where they were sourced. Location: 18863 Shoreline Hwy.
- Um.ma (San Francisco): This Korean mom-like kitchen’s kimchi jjigae is a must-try, the inspector said. Location: 1220 9th Ave.
- Tacos Oscar (Oakland): A haven for vegans! Offering vegan alternatives alongside regular tostadas and tacos. Location: 420 40th St.
- Valley (Sonoma): It’s delicious sauce and its own duck breast tostillas were highlighted by the inspector. Location: 487 1st St W.
- Top Hatters Kitchen (San Leandro): Offers family-style California and Vietnamese goods sharing experience. Location: 855 MacArthur Blvd.