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—Soleil Ho | June 2020
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—SF Chronicle Food Journalists | June 2019
In San Francisco, it’s often the smallest concepts that make the biggest impression.
—Anya von Bremzen | July 2009
The Wall Street Journal
A diamond in the rough Civic Center neighborhood, Brenda’s French Soul Food attracts a daily crowd of government workers with its Creole comfort fare.
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That biscuit is ridiculous! ….it’s so fluffy and flaky and buttery, and it’s got those peaks and valleys…. And that fried chicken!
—Hosted by Leslie Sbrocco | May 2018
Kendrick Lamar stops at SF’s Brenda’s French Soul ahead of this week’s concert
—Alyssa Pereira | May 2018
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—Meesha Halm | September 2013
Brenda’s, that venerable soul food institution traffics in deliciousness, I figured the Hangtown Fry there was a good place to start… I surprised myself by eating
the whole thing.
—Anna Roth | January 2013
Brenda’s fried chicken is our choice for the best in the city.
—Christina Spittler | September 2012
The biscuits here are pretty much the gold standard in the city—they’re pretty damn perfect.
—Marcia Gagliardi | September 2012
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—Michael Bauer | February 2012
San Francisco Examiner
[Brenda’s] cooking tastes California fresh and made to order, but with a voluptuous New Orleans spin.
—Examiner Staff | October 2007
Brenda’s French Soul Food Kicks It Creole
—Meredith Brody | October 2007