The FiDi lunch crowd has a new soup, salad and sandwich cafe named DGF, short for Darn Good Food. It took over the space of Lee’s Deli, at 322 Kearny Street. The clever name refers to the healthy aspect of the food.

Owners Ryan Sieroty and Ronald Henoud, call their concept Healthy Food Fast. Meaning that service is quick, but nothing is fried. Using only carefully selected fresh, wholesome and seasonal ingredients – hormone free, antibiotic free, pesticide free, and sourced locally whenever possible. So customers get the best nutrition for the money. And lastly, sensible portion control. A healthy low calorie count requires modest portions, so a big factor of every menu item is having great taste.

As a cancer survivor, Ron endured bland hospital food, and experienced first hand the difficulties of finding food that met his dietary needs while dining out. His new cafe hopes to address those issues. Although this is not exactly hospital food 2.0, the menu selections have been evaluated by a professional dietitian for its nutritional value. Health fanatics will find it easy to calculate their daily caloric intake, since total calories are posted next to each item. All breakfast items – smoothies, muffins, and pastries have less than 350 calories each. For lunch, made to order salads contain less than 300 or 400 calories, and the sandwiches have under 500 calories each. Dinner service is not available yet. It will feature bento style boxes, for which customers get to choose one protein paired with 2 or 4 sides, for $12.95 or $14.95, respectively. If this healthy concept succeeds, expect to see additional downtown locations of DGF in the near future.

Darn Good Food

322 Kearny Street

San Francisco, CA 94108


Photo Credit: Luis Chong