San Francisco is home to such a diverse spread of cultural dishes that the SFGATE food team can’t possibly cover them all at once. Since the cost of living hits our food budgets the hardest, we tried to cover as many affordable snacks as our stomach would allow. Together we sampled everything from playful Nepalese tapas with spicy tamarind water, the crunchiest patatas bravas imaginable, and even got the scoop behind a North Beach favorite in the form of a cheesy stuffed golden pepper.
If you’re a foodie at heart and want to keep your appetite sated on a budget, we’ve got you. Here are some of the city’s tastiest snacks that are good for your wallet while filling your tummy.