A Little Gem in Hayes valley

  Posted by - February 1, 2017 - $$ (20-50), Restaurants, San Francisco

No white fancy tablecloth. No fuss.  No bullshit.  Just really good F-ing good food.  That’s what Little Gem is all about.

Little Gem isn’t your typical restaurant. It is far from a three star Michelin restaurant, but their food doesn’t come far from it.  This is the type of restaurant that the city of SF needs more of.

David Cruz and Eric Lilavois of Little Gem have one mission in mind – to deliver the best food possible to everyone who walks through the door.

Everything is so flavorful, tastes delicious and just so HAPPENS to be free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars. 

I’m all about it.

Located in Hayes Valley, Little Gem is one the most laid back restaurants in San Francisco serving some of the best fried chicken, pancakes, bowls, and desserts.  You won’t be overwhelmed by the menu, the service is always friendly, and the atmosphere is extremely chill with good music playing in the background.

What you’ll find at Little Gem are the best healthy pancakes ever (hold on, let me finish).  Before you roll your eyes, yes, I said “healthy.”  The pancakes are made from scratch and are TO DIE for (ok, I’m being a little dramatic). But seriously, I live for these.

And if pancakes aren’t your thing, then try their fried chicken.  It’s the one of the best in San Francisco.  No, it’s not “healthy”, but it’s probably healthier for you.

Perfectly crispy. Juicy. And has just the right amount of flavor.

The menu changes often so I’ll just share some pics with you, hopefully it’ll make you drool and visit them soon! Check out their IG here.

The kind of butter lettuce salad you could eat everyday! #ItsOurGoTo

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Don’t forget the wine with our Tuscan pork at the Gem! ???? Slow roasted pork shoulder, sweet corn, and a chili lime sauce! ????????????

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  • Justine Coi February 4, 2017 - 2:15 pm Reply

    I think I’ve tried all their salads, but I haven’t seen that last salad on their menu. Is that new??

    • CynEats February 5, 2017 - 12:20 pm Reply

      Yes it’s new. It’s called the Garden Greens & Radish salad. A must try :)

  • Vicki P. February 4, 2017 - 10:15 am Reply

    Takeeeee me thereeee!!! I’ll be in SF next week, lets hang?

    • CynEats February 5, 2017 - 12:18 pm Reply

      Yes! What days are you coming? Shoot me a text.

  • Marissa February 3, 2017 - 1:29 am Reply

    I’m so glad you wrote about Little Gem. It’s become my neighborhood favorite and my kids love their pancakes!

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