My family and I will be in your fabled city July 3-8, staying at the Marriott Marquis. We have two different types of restaurant requests --
Husband and older daughter are vegetarians and pretty adventurous both in terms of getting around a city and looking for new cuisines to try. They love vegetarian or vegan restaurants -- Indian and Thai are favorites, but they would welcome the chance to try other cuisines that we can't find in our home city (Denver). Buffets are good. Modest, not fancy. (Is lunch under $10 and dinner under $15 a reasonable range to strive for?)
I will be attending a convention at the Marriott Marquis, so will be more pressed for time and would appreciate suggestions near the hotel. Younger daughter will probably stick with me for most meals, and simple diner-type food is her favorite. (Bonus points if you can direct us to a great roast turkey sandwich!)
I also have a serious sweet tooth -- suggestions for bakeries I should look for (European/pastry types rather than Asian or bread specialists, please) or not-to-be-missed ice cream parlors would be appreciated.
(I won't be tied to the hotel for the entire time -- we're getting there the day before the convention starts and leaving the day after it ends. Also, it's a square dance convention, so even if there's dancing available 12 hours a day, my personal limit will be much less than that. I'll probably join my family on excursions to the Ferry Bldg., the Exploratoriun, the Aquarium in GG park, and Chinatown, and they'll do a lot more exploring while I'm at my convention. I just found the website of San Francisco City Guides, and that looks like a great resource.)
Thanks for any suggestions -- looking forward to this trip!!