I love San Francisco.
If I could just pack up my bags and go, I would immediately move to there. It’s just that awesome.
Yeah, I know there’s the San Andreas Faultline, and it’s statistically overdue for an earthquake. But let’s not sweat the details! Enjoy some chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, check out Alcatraz and the Fisherman’s Wharf, take a road trip up to Napa Valley and enjoy some vino and the lovely scenery. The guy’s from Google and Facebook are still there, right? And they’re pretty smart folks, I suppose.
You’re still here? Didn’t scare you I hope. But in all seriousness, the benefits of visiting the San Francisco bay area far outweigh the risks, which you’re also probably taking when visiting Japan, Indonesia, or anywhere the tectonic plates meet. San Francisco is probably the most European of the American cities, being a melting pot of various cultures, as well as Americans from all across the nation hoping to get a whiff of the entrepreneurial spirit that permeates Silicon Valley. The bay area is also home to modern American cuisine, with the likes of Alice Waters of Chez Panisse leading the charge; and arguably the best chef in America, Thomas Keller of the French Laundry.
Well enough babbling from me, extolling the virtues of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Here’s my San Francisco Food Itinerary!
I’ll add more meat to this itinerary after my upcoming trip in September, but otherwise hope you’ll enjoy the recommendations from my previous trips.
- French Laundry – Truly one of the best restaurants in America by the legendary chef, Thomas Keller. Located in an old laundry building ran by a French couple, therefore the name. One can’t help but to be struck by the lovely garden that they have growing beside the restaurant, with an amazing array of herbs and vegetables. It’s a total bitch to get a reservation, but ultimately well worth the effort.
- Brenda’s French Soul Food – This restaurant serves up excellent Southern soul food such as beignets, gumbo, watermelon ice tea, Po boys, etc. Just utter decadence and my favourite place for brunch.
- Tartine Bakery – One cannot go to San Francisco and not visit Tartine Bakery. There’s always a queue, but totally worth the wait. Love the Morning bun and the pain au chocolat!
- Chez Panisse –
- Monk’s Kettle – A Gastropub located in the Mission district specializing in local and Belgian brews. Serves good food as well, and quite happy to provide recommendations for beer pairings with food, which worked surprisingly well!
More to come, so please stay tuned!