Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eating in San Francisco

One of my favorite cities to visit is San Francisco -- there's so much to do and so much to EAT! :) Here's a breakdown of my eating adventures from my recent trip in the city. (This nighttime city photo was taken at the top of twin peaks.)

Limon Rotisserie - This is a fav of mine, and I keep coming back when I come to visit. They have amazing rotisserie chicken and the BEST ceviche -- super limey, hence the name Limon.

Limon - ceviche mixto

Limon - rotisserie chicken

Bi-Rite Creamery - Another necessary visit each time I come. Hand made ice cream made in a small batches with unique flavors! They've got traditional flavors and some more interesting flavor combinations like honey lavender! My two favorite flavors are the Coffee Toffee and the Ricanelas (cinnamon with snickerdoodle cookies crushed up) What I love is that they bake/make a lot of the ingredients for their ice creams like the cookies and toffee, and the rest they support local businesses and farmers around them to provide the quality ingredients that go into the ice creams. Read more of their story here.

Bi-Rite Creamery - flavors

Bi-Rite Creamery

Brenda's French Soul Food - This one has been on my list of bookmarks to try and I can finally cross it off. On yelp, you'll find tons of pictures of the Craw-fish Beignets ... so how could I resist! They were flavorful and the perfect texture. This is definitely something to share among st the table, there no way I would have been able to eat more than one by myself. We also got the fried catfish eggs benedict - super tasty, french toast with butter pecan sauce - this was like a melted pecan pie, very decadent!

Brenda's Brunch spread

Brenda's Crawfish Beignets

Boccalone - My boyfriend and I are huge fans of Chef Chris Cossetino and everything that he does so we had to check out this salumeria. What's better than meat in a cone? This meat melts in your mouth and gives just the right amount of flavor. http://www.boccalone.com/

Boccalone Salumeria

Philz Coffee - famous for their "one cup at a time" theory. My go to drink here is the Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. So refreshing!

Philz Coffee

Fisherman's Wharf - A visit to the bay is not complete without stopping for some seafood -- although the Fisherman's Wharf is a very touristy thing to do, we went for my parents. And I can never say no to seafood. We has some crab and clams all in garlic and buttery and all that goodness.

Fisherman's Wharf - steamed garlic clams

Fisherman's Wharf - garlic crab

Yank Sing - Dim sum in the financial district? This place may not seem like the best place for good dim sum because it's so clean (even my mom said it's lacking the sticky floors we're used to), but this place really took us by surprise. The xiao long bao (pork soup dumplings) were perfectly juicy and delicious. Another great highlight was the steamed pork buns. You can really tell all of the dim sum was very fresh and the texture of the dumpling wrappers and buns were on point! Fancy Dim Sum for sure, but worth it.

Yank Sing - Dim Sum

Also, I went to check out the Exploratorium at Pier 15 -- this was a really cool hands on science/art museum. We decided to go on a Saturday so it was very crowded, and I wish I had more time to really check out everything -- there's just so much on display. Definitely a cool place to take kids

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your eating adventure! Everything sounds delicious and now I want to go to SF!


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