California has experienced a crazy year for weather with the return of the (much-needed) rain. And with spring weather on your mind, there’s an important question you should be considering—where can I escape from the rain and stay warm and dry, all while enjoying some delicious, hot grub? Here is our list of the top five cozy San Francisco spots where you can kick off your rain boots and dry off until the rain stops:
On the border of Little Russia and the Richmond, Dragon Beaux is our go-to for one of the best cures for a cold, rainy day…hot pot! Because what could be better than a boiling pot of broth? Make a reservation now here. Outer Richmond, 5700 Geary Blvd between 21st & 22nd Ave.
Whether you’re fighting a head cold or just need to get out of the cold, Khai is the perfect place to pull up a chair and slurp down some pho. Add some extra sriracha for a sinus-clearing kick and you’ll be feeling so warm and fuzzy you won’t even notice that it’s still raining. Skip the lines and make a reservation here. SoMa, 655 Townsend Street between 7th & 8th Streets.
If hot pot and pho are sure-fire ways to dry out on a rainy day, consider a steaming bowl of ramen your ticket to absolute nirvana. Orechi Beyond is a local favorite, so stop by if you find yourself in the Mission and need a respite from horizontal rain and need a place to rest your umbrella. Space is limited, so snag a table here before you go. Mission, 174 Valencia Street at Duboce Ave.
With it’s cute decor and cozy patio, Fable is a local neighborhood gem with warm customer service and delicious comfort food. Swing by this spot in the Castro for brunch, lunch or dinner. Worried about getting a seat? Reserve yours here. Tenderloin, 601 Eddy Street between Polk & Larkin Streets.
There’s nothing worse than a rainy weekend, but if you need a place to stake out until the rains subside, you’ll want to score yourself a table for brunch at West of Pecos. There really is nothing more you need than a couple of friends, some good Southwestern food and, most importantly, tequila. Reserve a table here! Mission, 550 Valencia Street between 16th & 17th Streets.