Must eat and visit in San Francisco

San Francisco: all I remember is food and hikes.

I’m posting all the recommendations of my last travels so apologies for the late postings, but I thought it might come in handy for all the people preparing for their post COVID-19 travels ;). And it might come in handy for us again as well – as we’ll be going back.


  • Taqueria La cumbre – first-night tacos. They tasted legit, authentic and good for their price on our first evening.
  • Mitchell’s ice cream – as dessert after our tacos. I’D DO THIS AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • Embarcadero
  • New lun ting/pork chop house: roast pork with curry or gravy, go for curry. No need for the soup. Good value for money. Paid 36 dollars for 3 people (hole in the wall Chinese food)
  • Griddle: AMAZZZZZZZZING breakfast. Have the ricotta pancakes (there’s real OG ricotta inside), Suzette had the Mexican eggs. I had the savoury French toast- should’ve gone for Suzette’s eggs or Edgar’s ricotta pancakes. Or the Benedict – the thick soft bread it was served with looked amazing 
  • Morning buns at Tartine – Tartine is a household name. What can I say: it’s GOOD.
  • Italian at Beretta: ok, wouldn’t go again. All was good but it wasn’t special. Burrata truffle walnut bread was good.
    • Instead do this: Birite gourmet for amazing salads (Brussels sprouts) and gourmet food for lunch. Racks and racks of cheeeseeeee
  • Craftsman and Wolves: really good lemon curd pastry. And the Oolong ice tea tasted very authentic – some light taste of green tea/passion fruit
  • Pescadero – arcangeli has a bakery with amazing warm artichoke bread. The best. Go try the oleole pie at Duarte’s tavern
  • Go drink beer at Mikkeler
  • Eat at In ‘n out burger – for us Europeans/Asians
  • Have Oysters for 1 dollar at Mayes
  • Pancakes, grits, grelade and biscuits at Brenda’s French Sould Food for Louisiana style brunch. It tasted average – but this was also our last day in San Francisco and we might’ve grown accustomed to REAL GOOD TASTE. We liked Griddle restaurant better.


  • The View – Lounge
  • Charmaine’s

We didn’t do these but as Stacy and Jessica recommended these to me – I must believe they are legit.

  • Dumpling Kitchen (shanghai style dumplings)
  • Hong Kong Lounge II (dim sum)
  • Swan Oyster Depot (fresh seafood, beware long lines! Best to go as it opens or in the afternoon while everyone is at work)
  • Burma Superstar (dinner, Burmese food. Delicious but can also get busy!)
  • Foreign Cinema (dinner, a little bit more expensive)
  • El Farolito (Mexican food, burritos!)
  • Delfina (Pizza)
  • A big fatty breakfast burger at SuperDuper Burger
  • Coqueta (by Embarcadero) or Lolinda (the mission) for dinner
  • The House
  • Kin Khao
  • Octavia

To Do

  • The View
  • Golden Gate Bridge: rent a bike a ride across the bridge to a small town on the other side of the bay called Sausalito. The town is nice, and you can ferry back to San Francisco from there-Great views of the bridge
  • Hawk Hill across the bridge in Marin Headlands (would need a car or Uber, or bike if you’re feeling up for a workout)
  • Hogs Island is legit
  • Ferry Building
  • Fort Point (old fort at the base of the bridge in SF)
  • Lands End Trail (highly recommend this easy hike if the weather is nice)
  • Baker Beach (can be reached by lands end trail)
  • Exploring/eating in the North Beach neighbourhood (good low-key pizza place: golden boy)
  • Museums: MoMA, de Young (in Golden Gate park)
  • Mount Tamalpais
  • Japan Town, Haigh Ashbury, Hayes Valley, Embarcadero Ferry Building
  • Hayes valley Reliquary in Hayes valley – nice Japanese design 
  • Morning run Glenpark
  • Run to twin peaks
  • Moraga stairs
  • Go walk along the ocean beach 
  • Do groceries at Rainbow supermarket – so much choice, a lot of “good” choices too (think sustainable and green foods)
  • Go for a workout at Barry’s Bootcamp 
  • Hire a car and visit Apple infinite loop and then drive to the Patagonia outlet in Santa Cruz (the sundown scenic drive is beautiful to watch)

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