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In 2010, 7x7 created a bucket list for San Franciscans that is anything but morbid: ?50 Treats to Eat Before You Die.? Coming in at number 15 is Loving Cup?s coconut rice pudding, a family recipe from the eatery?s owners, mother-and-daughter duo Sandy and Liz Hawrylo. With only six ingredients?nonfat milk, Arborio rice, eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean?they whip up fluffy rice pudding in cups, pints, and even 4-pound party tubs.

Their allegiance to simple recipes and natural ingredients doesn't end with their signature pudding, as they also hand-churn toppings into nonfat frozen yogurt that contains neither chemicals nor preservatives. They use as many local products and ingredients as possible, serving cups of joe from Barefoot Coffee out of San Jose and making sure that the cows that provide their organic dairy products have valid California licenses.

535 Octavia St
San Francisco,
CA
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535 Octavia Street
San Francisco,
CA
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465 California St
San Francisco,
CA
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602 Hayes St
San Francisco,
CA
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The neighborhood eatery offers a fresh menu of authentic Italian fare for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Start with an order of oregano-, lemon-, and olive-oil-marinated olives ($6), savoring the flavor-infused spheres while a herbivorous tablemate noshes on the grilled polenta cakes with Manchego cheese, mushrooms, and red-wine sauce ($8). Personal pizzas, such as the prosciutto pie with gorgonzola cheese and balsamic reduction ($12), please orbital eaters, while plate-bound diners can feast upon house-made pastas, such as the butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter, sage, and mascarpone ($14). Other entrees include a decadent pork osso bucco ($18) with potato puree and aromatic vegetables under a port red-wine sauce and a filet of sole with veggies and mustard-seed and caper-berry aioli ($18).

602 Hayes St
San Francisco,
CA
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449 Octavia St
San Francisco,
CA
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