recs from my coworker who lives down the street

Sichuan food:
Chili House
Sichuan Cuisine

Thai food:
Marnee (there are two locations both on Irving)

Burmese food:
Burma Superstar
B Star (owned by the same people, more Burmese-Cali fusion)

Ginza (have fancy veg rolls)
Sakesan [HAH]
Shizen (all veg but fun)

Cinderella Bakery
There's also a Little Russia around 18th and Geary with some Russian supermarkets and stuff

My Tofu House
Brothers Restaurant

Mexican food:
You're better off going to the Mission, but I like Papalote, The Little Chihuahua, and Taqueria Los Mayas

Indian food:
You're better off going to the Mission or Tenderloin, but Keeva and Om Indian are fine

Bubble tea:
Little Sweet (no fake stuff, more focus on tea)
TPumps (sweet and syrupy but still good)
E Tea (also called "Super Pan and E Tea", haven't tried the food)

Asian desserts:
OH Dessert Cafe
Naya Dessert Cafe
Genki Crepes

Asian groceries:
Richmond New May Wah Supermarket

Ice cream:
Ice Cream Bar (mostly classic flavors and floats)
Salt and Straw (weirder flavors)

Acai bowls:
Palmetto Superfoods
Judahlicious (also has hippie vegan and raw food)

Flywheel [boooo], Ritual, The Richfield, The Mill (also for bread)