Living in proximity to Clement Street as we do, dim sum, buns and bubble teas are the snackables in greatest supply. Luca and I often run in to grab something to tide us over or to take to the park for an impromptu picnic.
One day I caught a sidelong glimpse of these green onion buns from Clement Restaurant (Clement Street, Between 7th and 8th Avenue). I felt a little hunger pang, heard their siren call and so we popped in. $0.70 later we were enjoying one of the best buns in recent memory. I think the stars aligned, it was still warm from the oven, pillowy, sweet, savory… and did I mention crazy cheap? We’ve since returned and eaten more than our fair share of buns which were definitely good although maybe not quite so transcendent as our first. All in all an excellent bite for a mere $0.70. Luca gives this one two big thumbs up!
For nearby playing, Luca also suggests Mountain Lake Park. A low key park that stretches from Funston to 8th Avenue along Lake Street (you can enter the park from 12th or 9th Avenue). Amenities include a playground (older play structure, but still fun), tennis courts, meandering walking trails, big grassy areas, half basketball court, covered “card” pavilion, and one of San Francisco’s only natural fresh water lakes. By the playground (Funston end of the park) there’s an old-school cement slide that older kids will love (and bathrooms!). It’s a great place for running around, strollering, dog walking or, of course, enjoying your snacks from Clement street.