What Would You Eat if the World Were Really Ending Tomorrow?

Categories: Events

bobs iann ivy.jpg
Iann Ivy
We would definitely eat an apple fritter from Bob's.
As rational people, we're 99.9% sure that the world's not going to end tomorrow. Still, at the back of our mind is the irrational fear that what if all those fearmongers are right, and these are our last days on earth? After someone sent us a website of Doomsday recipes that got us wondering: if these were going to be our last meals on earth, what would we eat?

See also:
- SFoodie's Top 50 Dishes of 2012

We briefly considered fancy tasting menus at places we've always wanted to try but now would never get a chance to, like French Laundry or Coi, but if we're honest, we don't want to spend our last minutes of existence in a dining room exclaiming over tiny morsels of food, as mind-blowing as those morsels may be. The end of the world also isn't any time for competition over who can have the foodiest bucket list. If the world were really ending tomorrow, we'd want tried-and-true comfort food favorites.

We'd definitely start the day with a morning bun and cappuccino at Tartine, maybe heading over for a second breakfast of the Rebel Within at Craftsman and Wolves. Then what? Oysters, probably, and an early lunch of roast chicken and bread salad (and a few glasses of wine) at Zuni, because even though it's a cliche, we really want to eat that again before we shuffle off this mortal coil. After a visit to Blue Bottle for a quick power-up (no time for napping), it would be time for pizza. Little Star? Capo's? Pizzeria Delfina? We don't really care, as long as it's cheesy, bready, and deeply satisfying. After a several cocktails somewhere fancy, we'd head over to Bob's Doughnuts for a 2 a.m. apple fritter and prepare ourselves for the end.

What would you eat if today was your last day on earth?

Follow @annaroth

Location Info



Tartine Bakery

600 Guerrero, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Zuni Cafe

1658 Market St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiosk

315 Linden, San Francisco, CA

Category: General

Little Star Pizza

1175 Solano Ave., Albany, CA

Category: Restaurant


641 Vallejo St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Delfina

2406 California St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

1621 Polk, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Craftsman and Wolves

746 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

My Voice Nation Help

McDonalds, Burger King, Jacques dans La Boite. Might as well go out stuffing ourselves with that which has defined our decaying civilization--rotting meat, faux bread, chemical condiments, excessive salt and sugar--all masked by a happy face. If you still have time before you expire, try slitting open yourself and seeing if these victuals actually embalm your organs. In which case, perhaps we should have eaten more and we could have survived the world's end.

Paul Varga
Paul Varga

Well, the first thing that came to mind wasn't food.

Now Trending

From the Vault


©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.