SF New Eats: The Pork Exchange, Alta & Duna Open For Business

With San Francisco's culinary scene continuously changing, we do our best to bring you the latest information on what San Franciscans can expect to see in their neighborhoods.

This week, we bring you three new eateries that opened for business in the last two weeks across a few neighborhoods. 

Tenderloin: The Pork Exchange

807 Ellis St. (at Polk)

The Pork Exchange, a pork-focused restaurant that we wrote about last month, finally opened for business earlier this week in the Tenderloin. It took over Thai 4 You's former location after the Southeast Asian eatery closed its doors on February 28th of this year.

Diners can expect to find seven different sliders, including curry chicken, pork belly, pulled pork and more, for $3.50-$4. There are also a few side options and desserts to choose from that will cost about the same price as the sliders.

Customers have also been raving about the great service and wait staff they've experienced while at the restaurant. Pork enthusiasts can make their way to the eatery six days a week—it's closed on Sunday—from 10am to 7pm. 

Pork belly slider at The Pork Exchange. | Photo: Jennifer L./Yelp

Dogpatch: Alta
1275 Minnesota St. (at 24th St.)

Over in Dogpatch, Alta, a new American eatery, opened for business at the end of last month. Since then, the restaurant has been garnering positive reviews from diners.

For breakfast, you can expect to nibble on classic breakfast items such as a ham and cheese sandwich, pastries, avocado toast and more for less than $10 each. Later in the day, the eatery offers salads, shareable snacks, and various entrees. There are also canned beers, regular and juicy cocktails, and refreshers to complement your meal.

The eatery, which has a second location at 1420 Market St., is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Diners can also look forward to Alta's third location, currently in the works at The Grant on 1095 Market Street. 

Photo: MaineLobster P./Yelp
Mission: Duna

983 Valencia St. (at 21st)

For our final bite of restaurant news, Duna, is now open for business. The fast-casual restaurant, which serves up "classic Central-European peasant food with noble ingredients, is the brainchild of Nick Balla and Cortney Burns, the team behind Bar Tartine and Motze. 

Duna offers an assortment of salads, flatbreads, dips, sweets and more for $20 or less. starting with pumpkin seed dip ($4) and peanut butter + jelly truffles ($4 for four pieces) to chicken paprikas and spätzle, a soft egg noodle found German and Austrian cuisines ($19) and stuffed cabbage rolls ($19).  

The eatery, which doesn't take reservations, is only open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday. On Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday it's open from 5:30-9pm and on the weekend, it's open from 5:30-10pm. 

Photo: Duna/Yelp

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