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The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 in Noe Valley

 Al Pastor Burrito at The Little Chihuahua

Noe Valley is home to some of the city’s best high-end eating (think La Ciccia and Incanto), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to grub on the cheap. From burritos to sushi, this mellow neighborhood has something for every brand of discerning taste bud, even when on a budget.

The Best 10 Dishes Under $10 in the Castro

Chilango's Tostadas de Tinga

Though the Castro isn't ground zero on SF's food map, there are still pockets of deliciousness to be had in this sprawling 'hood. Here, we apply our tried-and-true 10 Under $10 criteria to find the best cheap and easy (no, not like that!) meals to grub on when you're in this rainbow-tinged part of town.

The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 in North Beach

Tony's Pizza

In a town of bacon-wrapped hot dogs, taquerias, and food trucks, it’s easy to get spoiled by all the quick, cheap food San Francisco has to offer. But find yourself in North Beach–one of the most bustling tourist neighborhoods in the country–and cheap eats become a little trickier to come by. Here are our picks for the best dishes to score in the 'hood for $10 or under (in no particular order). What are yours?

The 10 Best Dishes for $10 or Under Around South Park

The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 Around South Park

When we first published our mega-popular piece 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square in late 2010, our offices were in the beating heart of downtown SF. Fast forward to about now, and 7x7's humble abode is nestled into pretty lil South Park, right next to AT&T Park. Because we're worker bees just like you, we had to find a whole new food routine–which, of course, means we had to make a whole new top ten!

Here are our picks for the best eats to score in South Park for $10 or under (in no particular order). What are yours?

The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 in Russian Hill

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we decided to do it with every neighborhood. Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching "hyperlocal" dwellers from each 'hood to give us their picks — in this case longtime Russian Hill resident, cookbook author and Epicurious contributor Amy Sherman. You may know her as the blogger at Cooking with Amy; follow her on Twitter at @cookingwithamy

The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 in the Inner Sunset

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we decided to do it with every neighborhood. Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching "hyperlocal" dwellers from each 'hood to give us their picks — in this case SFWeekly contributor Tamara Palmer, denizen of the Inner Sunset and avid foodie. Follow her on Twitter at @eatstreetfood for your daily dose of street food news.

The 20 Best Dishes Under $10 in the Tenderloin + Tendernob

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we decided to do it with every neighborhood. Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching "hyperlocal" dwellers from each 'hood to give us their picks — in this case the editors of The Tender, who call the Tenderloin and the Tendernob their stomping grounds. They tackle both neighborhoods in this cheap eats list.

Check out 10 Under $10s from other SF neighborhoods here.

Tenderloin (Mason-Geary-Polk-Golden Gate)

1. Louisiana-Style Bread Pudding from Hooker's Sweet Treats

There are days when the Louisiana-style bread pudding with seasonal fruit and caramel sauce from Hooker's Sweet Treats has a touch more Bourbon than others.  We call those days, "lucky" and you should too as you can grab the bread pudding Tuesday through Sunday with any permutation of Sightglass coffee your heart so desires and trust us, it will desire. $5.50. 442 Hyde St. Cash only.

The 10 Best Dishes Under $10 in the Outer Sunset

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we decided to do it with every neighborhood. Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching "hyperlocal" dwellers from each 'hood to give us their picks — in this case Ocean Beach Bulletin Associate Editor (and 7x7 contributor) Mark Lukach and departing Gizmodo Editor Brian Lam, surfing buddies who both call the Outer Sunset home.

Here's what they picked for their 'hood's best cheap eats. Check out 10 Under $10s from other SF neighborhoods here.

10 Best Dishes in the Haight-Ashbury For Under $10

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we figured why not do every neighborhood? So we asked Eater editor and 7x7 contributor Carolyn Alburger to give us her 10  favorite dishes under $10 found in her home turf, the Haight-Ashbury. Check out our other 10 under $10 features while you're at it.

In the Haight-Ashbury, it's much easier to score weed than a good bite to eat. Here, perfectly dingy, storied watering holes, tie-dye t-shirts, tattoo parlors and tourist-magnet Ben & Jerry's run the show. If you're hungry, here's where to go.

10 Best Dishes in Bernal for Under $10

Last fall, we published the 10 Best Lunches Under $10 in Union Square. It was so popular, we figured why not do every neighborhood? Rather than attack this subject as outsiders, we're approaching a hyperlocal dweller from each 'hood to give us their picks—in this case 7x7 contributor Antonia Richmond. 

San Franciscans are pretty, ahem, vocal about food, so sound off in the comments about what you'd add to this list.

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