The Bay area is famous for all the incredible food options. No matter what you’re craving, you’re going to be able to find some of the best food in the country here. This is especially true when it comes to Korean food.
If you’re a local San Franciscan looking for jaw dropping good grub, look no further than Queens SF. Recognizing the need for authentic Korean food in the heart of the city, they focus on offering traditional Korean cooking to San Francisco specifically. Queens focuses on the female chefs that craft their cuisine with love, harking back to the moms and grandmothers who are the soul of Korea and Koreatowns across the US.
Only having launched two weeks ago, Queens was founded by Clara Lee. Lee graduated from Cornell and Harvard and pursued a career in startups and edtech, taking her from New York to San Francisco. But through it all, one common thread remained -- her love of cooking. She leveraged her fascination with the food culture of the Bay Area and her desire to merge authentic Korean food with NorCal ingredients and sensibilities -- and thus Queens was born.
According to their site, “Queens is a way home, to both past and present. It's about sharing with others the enduring foods, flavors, and techniques that Clara cared about growing up, and redefining them under a California lens.”
Important to note -- Queen is an online deli, offering two delivery slots to San Francisco: Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm. Even still, their local sourcing of ingredients and carefully crafted menus will make this better than any other fast food or takeout option you could get. They also do dinner catering if you’re looking to showcase authentic Korean cuisine for your next gathering.
// Next time you’re craving Korean food, be sure to place an order with Queens here.
Sanica Apte is a writer and a news and politics junkie living in the Bay Area. A former Bostonian and Florida-native, she got her start in the creative world on Boston University's student-run TV station, producing an Emmy award-winning news show called On That Point. Previous to that, Sanica interned for PBS Boston and NBC Boston. In her spare time, she's a full-time cat lover and is slowly eating her way through all the good food the Bay Area has to offer.