Nob Hill Specialty
1958 Polk St., Nob Hill
Basik got its start on the big island in Hawaii, where their original location is based (the Nob Hill store is actually their first location on the mainland), and from the staff to the menu, it definitely has an island vibe. The menu here offers souped-up acai bowls with add-ins like almond mylk, almond butter, bee pollen, and all kinds of fresh fruit, plus a full line-up of smoothies. Conveniently located on Polk Street, it's an easy stop before work or after a workout.
1621 Polk St., Nob Hill
Bob's has been taking up prime real estate in Nob Hill since 1960. The secret to their staying power? Really, really good donuts. They don't get crazy with out-there flavors and prefer to use old-school baking methods. While here, take the BIG ONE challenge, which requires you eat the oversized $8 donut in three minutes or less—maybe best attempted after a late night out, as it's open 24-hours a day. Succeed and get your name on the coveted Wall of Fame.
You may also like