Long Weekend Guide to San Francisco Food

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Just realized today that we have another long weekend coming up this month! I’m thrilled. If I could, I would fly myself to San Francisco and re-do my recent trip that I took there with my friend Mariko over MLK weekend. Our only objective was to eat delicious food. We planned our entire day around where we would eat next. I realize that this kind of trip is not for everyone. Had I not been familiar with the Bay Area I would have taken the time to explore some sites, maybe.

If you find yourself in San Francisco for three days and are looking for good food you can hit up some of the places we went to. Below is our three-day itinerary and then below that is a list of fifty places you should put in your San Francisco bucket list.


Day 1 : HNL –> SJC –> San mateo –> SF

In-N-Out: Classic California burger

Krispy Kreme: No Krispy Kreme on Oahu, so when I’m on the mainland it’s a must!

Ramen Dojo: In my opinion best garlic pork ramen ever! Very much worth the wait.

Zero Zero: Wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, with some incredible appetizers and desserts like their soft serve ice cream and dulce de leche bread pudding.

Day 2: SF –> San Jose

Tartine Bakery: Flakiest croissant. Phenomenal banana cream pie. Perfect Quiche.

Ferry Building: Go with an open mind and a hungry stomach

Mezcal: If you like moles this is your place. The black mole made from chiles, spices, seeds, and chocolate is phenomenal.

Day 3: SF –> Berkeley

Craftsman and Wolves: Contemporary pâtisserie. Also, a good place for people watching.

Mission Pie: Super friendly staff, books about sustainable food to read, and a great selection of savory and sweet pies.

Chez Panisse: This place had been on my bucket list forever. It was so epic I wish I lived in Berkeley so I could become a regular. Their downstairs Monday night dinners is the way to go if you want the affordable Chez Panisse experience.

The Ultimate FEED ME San Francisco list

A couple buddies from SF put together  this list of their favorite places (some are repeats from the places we went). If you want the lowdown on where to eat in SF from people who live and breath SF check this list out.

Tipsy Pig

Zero Zero

Delfina Pizzeria


Wayfare Tavern



Bar Agricole

De La Rosa



Mas Sake




Jasper’s Corner Tap

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (on 2nd directly across from 21st Amendment)

The Boxing Room – Southern food. They fly in crawfish daily from Louisiana.

La Taqueria – Across from Mission pie

Slanted Door

Hog Island Oyster Co.

Millbrae Pancake House

San Francisco Fish Company – (In Ferry Building)

New England Lobster Company – Burlingame

Brenda’s French Soul Food

Super Duper Burger

Mission Bowling – Super fun, limited food.



Don Pico’s – San Bruno


Una Pizza Napoletana

Boudin Bakery – Have to go and taste the sourdough fresh


La Boulange




House of Nanking – Widely considered the best in SF

Fang – Get the beef salad.


Ramen Dojo: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ramen-dojo-san-mateo


Gorilla BBQ




Little Lucca – South City Location

Pastry/Bakery/Ice Cream:


Craftsman & Wolves (Mission) Right across the street from Tacolicious.

Beard Papa’s Cream Puffs

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous

Bi-Rite Creamery

Mission Pie

Have you been to SF? If so what are your favorite places to hit up?

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