My family and I just got back from three days in San Francisco. Those three days were full of amazing views, tired legs, and bursting stomachs. We ate our way through that city. As my mom proudly boasted as we drove across the Bay Bridge and headed back for home, “we vacationed like tourists but ate like locals.”
The amazing eats were all thanks to recommendations from bloggers who live in the SF area. So without further ado, here are some of the places we ate at and deem as worthy for a visit as the Golden Gate Bridge.
Clam chowder in the famous San Francisco sourdough bread bowl…I really don’t think I need to say much else. This was our first meal here, and it was the perfect way to be welcomed to the home of sourdough bread.
2. Café Bunn Mi
//photos from SF Gate//
I heard about this place from Say Yes and decided to go because you can’t say no to huge $4 crispy duck sandwiches. My family thought I was crazy because I was dragging them to some Vietnamese place and no one really knew what Vietnamese food was. Turns out that little café was the best thing to happen to us. We ordered a grilled pork sandwich, shaken beef salad, spring rolls, beef noodle soup, and even watermelon slush. AND IT WAS ALL SO GOOD. It was so delicious that we ate it all before I could take a picture.
3. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
These people are seven time world champions, or something equally ridiculous, for their margherita pizza. So we obviously had to go and try this thing out. After eating it, I believe it deserves seven more years of victory. Tony’s only makes 73 of these pizzas a day, and it’s even topped with homemade mozzarella cheese. The pizza was so fresh and light that I actually felt good after eating it. And that’s deserving of another award.
4. Gelateria Naia
A trip to the Italian district isn’t complete without gelato. And this stuff was good. Super fresh with AMAZING flavor. The pistachio tasted like you were eating an actual pistachio, the kiwi tasted like you were eating a real kiwi, and the chocolate orange gelato was the best thing to ever happen to this earth.
And that’s a wrap. I’m off to dream up the next place to vacation, and most importantly, eat.