With Father’s Day coming up, we consulted a few fathers out there to learn what dishes from Public Market vendors are among favorites for families, particularly for the Dads on your list. Here’s a taste of the intel we gathered.
Dad will definitely fill up on the Chirashi Bowl. With nine pieces of the freshest fish, this bowl also comes with a serving of seaweed salad and mixed greens. A light ponzu dressing ties it all together.
Fathers can fill their plates with a variety of Ayurvedic-inspired Indian fare. A go-to combo for one Dad is vegetable samosas, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken with a side of naan.
Whatever ramen you order, it’s great to pair it with Shiba Wings, which are Nagoya-style fried chicken wings seasoned with sesame pepper. Maybe wash it down with Wednesday’s Cat, a Belgian-style white ale via Japan.
To give the whole family a taste of Peru, order the large side of yucca fries, which comes with 6 sizable bites topped with cheese and cilantro accompanied by a dipping sauce.
While the noodle soups are a great standby here, another popular dish is Pork & Bai. A dish of richly marinated barbecued pork and rice is topped with a fried egg accompanied by a bowl of soup.
Oui Oui! Macaron
For the Dad with a touch of class, try a dessert with a French flare. Boasting a duel crunchy and smooth texture without being overly sweet, Oui Oui’s macarons come in a variety of flavors. And when you buy 6 or more, they’ll box it for you so you can give it to Dad as a gift.
Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery
Spoons up! Vegan or not, Dad will flip over this non-dairy dessert. The flavor selection runs the gamut from the mildly exotic (Turmeric, yes please) to the classics (chocolate, strawberry, mint chip).
Mayo & Mustard
Mikes Special is practically a cult classic. Who can resist the generous portions of pastrami, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and onions topped with M&M’s signature chipotle garlic sauce all tucked inside a Dutch Crunch roll?
For a uniquely Bay Area Asian fusion culinary experience, treat Dad to “the original” KoJa – Korean short ribs sandwiched between two crispy rice patties and served with mixed greens.
Not to be confused with the luxury sport vehicle (that’s a Maserati), the Materazzi updates the classic pepperoni pizza experience. And Dad can take his pick of Italian libations!
Bring Dad and the whole fam to the Food Hall to celebrate his special day. There truly is something here to satisfy everyone!