Monday, September 23, 2013
I just realized I never posted the full list of places where I ate in San Francisco. I was there in April, (for an IACP conference) and I realize it is now five months past. Better late than never, right?
Although I know that there are lots of better resources than this blog for eating your way through that food obsessed city, I’ve had so many requests for my own personal list that I thought it was worth writing down.
So here is the full list, with only very brief descriptions, because if I have to write more this post will remain forever in draft form. At least I've provided links to both my own past blog posts where there is one, as well as the places themselves. I’ve also included a very few delicious photos from the way too many that I took.
736 Divisadero Street
All day long, great coffee and the best toast in town.
(see my post)
Hog Island Oyster
Oyster, oysters, oysters. And a view
See my post.
306 Broaderick Street
Sustainable, organic and totally delicious Mexican.
600 Guerrero Street
Bakery. The line around the block says it all.
561 Valencia Street
Home made/pickled/cured everything. We had lunch there and had amazing sandwiches. Wish I had gone back for dinner.
Craftsmen and Wolves
746 Valencia Street (at 18th Street)
Bakery, both savory and sweet. Muffin with soft boiled egg in middle criminally good.
740 Dandelion Street
See my post
Food store of my dreams. Two locations:
3639 18th Street
See my post
Painfully good tacos.
Uber famous modern Vietnamese cooking. As good as the hype. Plus amazing views of bridge.
Loved going here for breakfast. They have since closed and reopened to expand into real restaurant, so not sure of their breakfast options.
SF Farmer’s Market
Ferry Building (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
In addition to being a market, there are also great food trucks/stands there. Long lines, worth the wait.
3416 19th Street
Northern California Barbeque. Not quite sure what that means, but it was delicious. (owned by Scott Youkilis who just happens to be my best friend Edward’s nephew)
Hogs and Rocks
3431 19th Street
A ham and oyster bar (nothing wrong with that) but I only had an excellent cocktail.
(another Youkilis place)
3885 Cesar Chavez Street
Best cookbook store ever.
See my post
One of the funnest things I did was tour the Mission district with the wonderfully erudite and fun Sean Timberlake.
There was lots I couldn’t fit into the week I was there. For instance I never made it for Dim Sum which made me sad. And I didn't get nearly enough cocktail time in.
Other places that were on my list, but I didn’t have time for and/or couldn’t get a reservation:
State Bird Provisions
I was in SF with Evan and we stayed at a beautiful apartment we found through Home Exchange. We had a great experience and I definitely recommend trying this out. I did a non-simultaneous exchange for our house in Umbria.
Evan Kleiman: Best Friend and Companion in Crime at Bar Tartine
Pickles and Borscht at Bar Tartine
Gin Shopping at BiRite
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart at Dandelion
Barbecue at Hi Lo
Hog Island Oysters
Cocktail at Hogs and Rocks
Chips, Avocados and Ceviche at Nopalito
Ferry Building Farmer's Market
One of Everything at Tacolicious
Banana Cream Chocolate something at Tartine Bakery
Almond Butter Toast at The Mill
Papaya Salad at Slanted Door
The Rebel Within at Craftsmen and Wolves