The folks at Gourmet Faire have been going strong since 1986, getting their start on a dock in Alaska before migrating to sunny San Francisco, CA. The general philosophy behind this business is twofold. First, anything – from corn dogs to calamari – can be gourmet with the right ingredients. Second, there’s no reason top-tier fare should be relegated to sit-down restaurants. Gourmet Faire dishes out their award-winning cuisine right on the sidewalk.
Given this establishment’s roots near the ocean, it’s no surprise the menu’s packed with loads of seafood. Fans of ocean eats can sink their teeth into anything from calamari marinated in key lime juice to french fries smothered in Dungeness crab meat. There are also loads of carnival classics made with a touch of elegance. You can grab an order of french fries suited up with a garlic-parsley pesto, for example, or enjoy a corn dog made with a juicy Polish sausage. Really though, it’s all good, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t grab a meal if you see Gourmet Faire pop up at an event near you. Or, why wait to find them yourself? Bring them straight to your own get-together by having them cater. Guests will leave thanking you.
Crab Roll — A double-whammy of crab meat and crab aioli all drizzled in warm butter and served up on a grilled roll that strikes the perfect balance between crispy and chewy.