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When you're so hungry that you need a bite before you even look at the menu...

Whether you skimped on lunch in anticipation for a big meal or simply lingered too long at pre-dinner drinks, sometimes the little bites that come to your table right when you sit down can really hit the spot; occasionally, they may even steal the show. From spiced, fried chickpeas at Nopalito, to ethereal cornbread and pepper jam at 1300 on Fillmore, to a daily-changing house-made bread selection at Quince, here are some spots that feed you well before you even have to ask.

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