Filipino-Mexican food truck pioneer arrives at SF’s Ferry Building


Señor Sisig, the beloved Filipino-Mexican fusion food truck fleet, is opening a new location this summer in San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

Located on the waterfront side of the Ferry Building in the former Brown Sugar Kitchen space, the 40-seat spot features an outdoor patio overlooking the bay and an indoor dining area.

The menu will include a mix of its original dishes, such as sisig pork burritos, tacos and nachos, as well as vegan options.

Señor Sisig’s Ferry Building location will also feature new menu items incorporating seafood, as well as cocktails. It plans to partner with nearby ice cream parlor Humphrey Slocombe to produce a “Churron” flavor, based on the Filipino fried sweet snack stuffed with bananas.

Co-owners Evan Kidera and Gil Payumo founded Señor Sisig as a food truck in 2010 and opened its first storefront in 2019 in the Mission District. His restaurant Oakland followed in early 2021.

“The Ferry Building is one of the most iconic places in the city,” Kidera said in a statement. “As a born and raised San Franciscan, opening a Señor Sisig here is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

The Ferry Building has gained a few new vendors during the pandemic, including Grande Crêperie, a spin-off of San Francisco’s famous French spot Le Marais Bakery, and Yes Pudding, a kiosk offering sweet and savory puddings.

Señor Sisig is on a roll. The company also plans to replace its Oakland restaurant with a larger location near Lake Merritt, complete with a full bar.

Mr Sisig. Ferry Building Marketplace Suite 41, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gwendolyn Wu (her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected]


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