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Where to eat in San Francisco

November 25th, 2011 By   

We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled Adventure of the Week programming to bring you my quest for great food in San Francisco, where I’m currently spending the Thanksgiving holiday—happy Thanksgiving, and food coma recovery to you! I’m an Atlanta native and a 7-year Tahoe resident so I’ve spent plenty of time in SF but not enough to know all its culinary secrets. So, I asked all my Facebook friends where to eat in San Francisco, and the response was overwhelming! Thus, I’m going to share this intel with the world here. And of course they spilled on where to get the best San Francisco coffee too!

Where to eat in San Francisco

A guide compiled by Tahoe locals and friends of Tahoe folk (so this is going to be your average man’s guide with a bit of everything, not some microscopic-plated gourmet tour)

FOR FOODIES (recommended by my food writer friend): Go to the Ferry Building to Cow Girl Creamery and Acme Bread, then go to The Alembic for dinner – SO GOOD. And for breakfast go to Zazie.

FOR NIGHT OWLS: Chambers Eat + Drink for late nite. Great food, very cool design. Coronado’s on lower Haight. Great spot for a late night beer. [Couldn't find online link; perhaps he meant: Toronado] Hands down best beer: City Beer — I haven’t found anyplace like it!

FOR THE HEALTHY EATER: Cafe Gratitude in Mission!! All Raw/vegan Yuminesssss! If you like garlic, I suggest The Stinking Rose.

BEST OF THE BEST SF FOOD: Suppenkuche in lower Hayes (German food)!!! Good Thai: Ar Roi Thai Noodle. Grubsteak for delish diner food, beyond delish. You need to go to Little Star the best deep dish cornmeal pizza ever!

BREAKFAST AND COFFEE: Go to Outerlands in the Sunset for breakfast… 45th and judahish. It is amazing. Blue Bottle Coffee or Philz Coffee! Tartine on Guererro is amazing for pastries and coffee.

I will update the list after my trip, and add any stragglers that come in via Facebook. Feel free to add your own recommendations for where to eat in San Francisco in the comments.

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One Response to “Where to eat in San Francisco”

  1. Lis says:

    Outerlands is great for much more beyond breakfast. I’ve eaten there for lunch twice now and it is outrageously good. Simple, well done food. They also serve dinner. Be sure to grab a salted caramel on your way out!

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