One of the best places to stop by as a foodie, is San Francisco, California. There are always new restaurants popping in this “City by the Bay”.
Here are some of our favorite places to stop in each neighborhood!
Boudin’s Bakery & Cafe
160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Known as a major tourist attraction, the menu on at this fast serve bistro is too good to pass up especially for a quick breakfast. That is, if you like clam chowder bowls in the morning.
During this trip, we had a crab breakfast burrito right next to the outdoor fireplace.
As of this post, there are 29 locations. This location at Fisherman's Wharf is their flagship store, where you can walk bakers prepping sourdough bread in the front window. If you were to have one thing, besides the crab breakfast burrito, is any food item with sourdough bread. What makes their bread so special is they incorporate San Francisco's fogging climate into the baking process. SCIENCE!!! And depending on the time of year you go, you can find different shapes, like a Peace Sign in July or a Pumpkin with a face in October.
After breakfast, we did a bit of sight-seeing around fisherman's wharf to walk off some calories.
Brick & Beam
555 North Point St
For a sit down breakfast, we stopped by Brick & Beam restaurant. This restaurant interior has a industrial/nautical decor that we love. The food itself, was pretty basic although they give plenty of smoked salmon.
During this brunch, we had their Eggs Benedict and Smoked Salmon Frittata. Brick & Beam is a bit off the main strip of Fisherman's Wharf, and is even a great place to come check out for a late night brew.
401 Columbus Ave
Around lunch time we experiencing a pretty sunny day, so we stopped by this restaurant because they had outdoor seating and large bay windows to let in the fresh air. After my appetizer of Minestrone Soup, we split the 4 Stagioni Pizza.
E Tutto Qua
270 Columbus Ave
While walking through North Beach, we almost walked past this restaurant but were greeted by the owner and the staff, who were so full of energy and super friendly, that we decide to try the restaurant out. The food was delicious and they had a good selection of wines and local beers. Keep in mind, they are only open in the evening starting at 5pm for dinner.
Napa Valley Burger Company
670 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Across the bay, we went to downtown Sausalito, California. A beach town that is reachable by ferry or you can take a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge like we did and stop by Napa Valley Burger Co. for ...what other than, juicy burgers.
Warning: the wait is here is long! Luckily, we went in and found two chairs at the bar!
MUST TRY BURGERS:
SILVERADO TRAIL VEGGIE BURGER
Chef’s original mushroom, black bean, red beet & quinoa burger, roasted peppers, provolone cheese, watercress, chipotle mayo. *contains egg & breadcrumbs
Honestly, this has to be the best veggie burger I ever had. And before you say again, I already know, why would I get a veggie burger at a burger restaurant?! Well they make it fresh in house, and after a long bike right, I couldn't help but want to feed my body good!
Now, if you are here for the good stuff get the:
STINSON BEACH BBQ BURGER
Smoked gouda, applewood bacon, crispy onion ring, bourbon barbeque sauce.
And like I mentioned, we sat at the bar and was able tried some yummy local beers on draft!
2518 Mission St.
Lolinda is a dark and romantic Argentinian Steakhouse that serves a large selection of wines, small plates and steak. We got a few tapas, which comes in small potions and then went into get individual entrees. This restaurant is two floors, with a full service bar upstairs and downstairs. The seating is very intimate with very small tables, that are so close by neighboring groups, you could hear their conversation.
2250 Chestnut St
Right on the corner of Chestnut and Avila St. in the Marina District, you'll find one of two tacolicious locations. We stopped in because the warm weather was calling us to get margaritas. We sat at the bar and ordered fresh guac and chips and then tried out four of their tacos. The one that stood out the most was their summer squash taco.
That about wraps up the food question we were on in this amazing city, we missed out on a few neighborhoods, which means we will have to make a trip out there again! (Hopefully soon)
Thanks for reading!