Brenda’s French Soul Food San Francisco

brenda.soul.food.1428I’ve visited San Francisco many times but I never tried the soul food.  

brenda.soul.food.1427I ended that run on my last visit.  

brenda.soul.food.1422Brenda’s was pretty busy at dinner time but there was still a few tables left.  Like how the place is decorated.  Interesting mix of modern and bayou style.

brenda.soul.food.1435I tried the gumbo.  There was a rich flavor of the bayou.  Many complex and delicious flavors especially from the sausage. 

brenda.soul.food.1439Fried chicken was crunchy and had a strong flavor.  A bit stronger and there could be heat.  Meat was tender and a bit juicy.  Taste between Popeye’s mild and spicy thus I’d call it almost spicy. 

brenda.soul.food.1437Bbq pork ribs were fall off the bone tender and there was some of the same flavor I tasted from the fried chicken. 

brenda.soul.food.1425There was a fried catfish special that was tempting me but I was too full.  Service was friendly and speedy.  I liked the flavor profile of the foods I tried.  Next time I need soul food in SF I’m hitting Brenda’s.

brenda.soul.food.1431
Outside of Brenda’s.

 Brenda’s French Soul Food
652 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 345-8100

2 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    The fried chicken looks delicious. Did you consume all three items by yourself?!

    1. Soo says: Reply

      My kid helped! She ate most of the gumbo and I had most of the chicken. 🙂

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