Steps for a tasty grab-n-go East West Bay Area Brunch:
2) Grab one of Justine’s Scones.
I have no idea who Justine is but she makes a damn fine scone filled with black currants and lemon zest that is even better when slathered in lemon curd ($2.75). It’s only offered Friday through Sunday though. Also, it’s a great alternative when the lines at Acme Bread get crazy long.
3) Grab some of the Steamed Chicken, Veggie, and Pork Buns.
They are $3 a piece which is a bit spendy for a bun but hey this is the Ferry Building so that is to be expected. I think it’s worth it since the quality of the ingredients are so high. Recently I had the Veggie one which was filled with mushrooms, cabbage, water chestnuts, and vermicelli noodles. I’m a fan of the Chicken Bun too.
4) Order some of the soul soothing Chicken Porridge.
OTD makes some great Chicken Porridge ($8). It is one of the items on the 7×7 100 Things to Try Before You Die list and I crave it when I’m under the weather. Like everything here, the ingredients are very fresh and I love the bits of fried crunchy onion on top. Of course the pieces of fried dough to go with the porridge are the best part!
They used to have a Duck Porridge but on my last visit to OTD they didn’t have it anymore. 🙁
There are also plenty of beverages like Vietnamese Coffee and lunchier items like Banh Mi, noodles, and rice dishes. The other Out the Doors in the Westfield Shopping Center and Pacific Heights have more seating and larger menus but I like the Ferry Building spot for its convenience.
And where else can I get some fresh fruit from the Farmers’ Market just outside to top off my brunch?
OUT THE DOOR
1 Ferry Building, #5
San Francisco, CA 94111