Foodie Guide in San Francisco
Though I've only been to San Francisco once, I packed in as much food as possible and was in awe of all the choices I was spoilt with! This is my compilation of the places I visited (many were tried and tested by my partner who is an SF local). Follow @anneotherhuangryasian on Instagram for more food recs! I hope you enjoy this guide. Any tips would be appreciated 😊
29 Places • 2 Saves • ago
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Brunch/Cafes

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cafe
Sweet Maple
Home of world famous Millionaire's Bacon (a must get), and also a popular spot for brunch! Would recommend going early though turnover is relatively quick anyways.
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eat
Plow
I never thought I would dream of a restaurant's potatoes, but that was what stood out at Plow, their potatoes. A small restaurant with long lines, make sure to go early and try out their breakfast (and potatoes)!
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eat
eat
Tartine Manufactory
As Google description says, "bread is the star here". Famous as a bakery, Tartine Manufactory is a sit down cafe with brunch options as well as their famous Morning Bun (cinnamon, sugar, orange zest).
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eat
eat
Cracked & Battered
A classic American brunch place with chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and pancakes (be warned their portions are huge)! Ps. It is also Halal
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Bakeries

cafe
cafe
b. patisserie
A popular Parisian & Viennese-style bakery, their Kouign-Amann pastries are a must-try (try the seasonal flavours too)
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Acme Bread Company
If you're looking for good and fresh bread, Acme is the place to go!
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Coffee

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cafe
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle originally from Oakland is now a world-renowned coffee shop. Be sure to drop by for a coffee!
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cafe
Saint Frank Coffee
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Restaurants

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eat
Flour + Water
Handcrafted pastas and wood-fired pizza, be sure to try their corn and chocolate pasta and pizzas (controversial opinion but we liked their pizza more than pastas)!
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eat
eat
Seven Hills
A cozy Italian restaurant with a modern twist with a nice ambience.
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drink
drink
Beretta
A cozy Italian place with a tasty burrata on toast and hearty pastas!
Details
eat
eat
Spruce
Contemporary Californian food in a nice ambience, a set menu price ($59 lunch $100 dinner). I really enjoyed their duck main.
Details
eat
eat
Cotogna
Another popular Italian restaurant, their Raviolo di ricotta is a must-get (check it out on Instagram to see what I mean).
Details
eat
eat
Coqueta
A lovely tapas restaurant by the harbor (though on the pricier side)
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eat
eat
Rintaro
One of the most popular Japanese Izakaya restaurants (and indeed with delicious yakitori), would definitely recommend booking early!
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eat
eat
BANSANG
Bansang refers to the style of table setting for the kings and nobles of the Joseon dynasty, and their ethos is to serve guests with the same kind of respect and sincerity. Bansang's modern twist on Korean dishes is one of a kind and definitely worth a try though on the pricier side. Be sure to try their uni scallop toast!!
Details
drink
drink
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Hog Island is famous for its fresh oysters but also its clam chowder!
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eat
Harborview Restaurant & Bar
If you're craving dimsum / Chinese food, harborview is a popular place to visit! It also has an outdoor seating area facing the ferry building with the view of the harbor.
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Z & Y Restaurant
Titled the best Szechuan restaurant in SF (with lots of photos of celebrities on their wall), Z&Y is the place to go if you are craving spicy Sichuan cuisine. Get their spicy chili chicken (辣子鸡丁).
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eat
Marufuku Ramen
A Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen chain
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eat
Cafe Okawari
A Japanese style cafe with egg sandos and katsu sandos
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eat
The Bird
A popular fried chicken sandwich shop that is highly rated!
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Fast food

eat
eat
La Taqueria
A no-frills taco and burrito place!
Details
eat
eat
In-N-Out Burger
The only In-n-out branch in SF. You can have Shake-Shack, Five Guys, and other burger chains outside the US, but not In-n-out! And in my opinion, it does live up to the hype and is worth the try.
Details

Dessert

do
do
Bi-Rite Creamery
The best honey lavender icecream!
Details
eat
eat
Humphry Slocombe
Famous for their Secret Breakfast (bourbon with cornflakes), Vietnamese Coffee, and Honey Graham flavored icecream!
Details
cafe
cafe
Dandelion Chocolate
A famous bean-to-bar famous chocolate maker in SF, the perfect place to get some chocolate bars as gifts to friends/family or try their hot chocolate / pastries in the cafe.
Details
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go
Ghirardelli Square - Lot #347
California's first-ever chocolate shop, Ghiradelli chocolate is sold world-wide. Check-out Ghiradelli square and try their iced chocolate or buy some chocolate souvenirs home!
Details
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cafe
Boba Guys
Though less popular than before, I still visit Boba Guys for my fix of their special strawberry matcha latte or rose black bubble tea.
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Foodie Guide in San Francisco
Though I've only been to San Francisco once, I packed in as much food as possible and was in awe of all the choices I was spoilt with! This is my compilation of the places I visited (many were tried and tested by my partner who is an SF local). Follow @anneotherhuangryasian on Instagram for more food recs! I hope you enjoy this guide. Any tips would be appreciated 😊
29 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free

Brunch/Cafes

cafe
cafe
Sweet Maple
Home of world famous Millionaire's Bacon (a must get), and also a popular spot for brunch! Would recommend going early though turnover is relatively quick anyways.
Details
eat
eat
Plow
I never thought I would dream of a restaurant's potatoes, but that was what stood out at Plow, their potatoes. A small restaurant with long lines, make sure to go early and try out their breakfast (and potatoes)!
Details
eat
eat
Tartine Manufactory
As Google description says, "bread is the star here". Famous as a bakery, Tartine Manufactory is a sit down cafe with brunch options as well as their famous Morning Bun (cinnamon, sugar, orange zest).
Details
eat
eat
Cracked & Battered
A classic American brunch place with chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and pancakes (be warned their portions are huge)! Ps. It is also Halal
Details

Bakeries

cafe
cafe
b. patisserie
A popular Parisian & Viennese-style bakery, their Kouign-Amann pastries are a must-try (try the seasonal flavours too)
Details
eat
eat
Acme Bread Company
If you're looking for good and fresh bread, Acme is the place to go!
Details

Coffee

cafe
cafe
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle originally from Oakland is now a world-renowned coffee shop. Be sure to drop by for a coffee!
Details
cafe
cafe
Saint Frank Coffee
Details

Restaurants

eat
eat
Flour + Water
Handcrafted pastas and wood-fired pizza, be sure to try their corn and chocolate pasta and pizzas (controversial opinion but we liked their pizza more than pastas)!
Details
eat
eat
Seven Hills
A cozy Italian restaurant with a modern twist with a nice ambience.
Details
drink
drink
Beretta
A cozy Italian place with a tasty burrata on toast and hearty pastas!
Details
eat
eat
Spruce
Contemporary Californian food in a nice ambience, a set menu price ($59 lunch $100 dinner). I really enjoyed their duck main.
Details
eat
eat
Cotogna
Another popular Italian restaurant, their Raviolo di ricotta is a must-get (check it out on Instagram to see what I mean).
Details
eat
eat
Coqueta
A lovely tapas restaurant by the harbor (though on the pricier side)
Details
eat
eat
Rintaro
One of the most popular Japanese Izakaya restaurants (and indeed with delicious yakitori), would definitely recommend booking early!
Details
eat
eat
BANSANG
Bansang refers to the style of table setting for the kings and nobles of the Joseon dynasty, and their ethos is to serve guests with the same kind of respect and sincerity. Bansang's modern twist on Korean dishes is one of a kind and definitely worth a try though on the pricier side. Be sure to try their uni scallop toast!!
Details
drink
drink
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Hog Island is famous for its fresh oysters but also its clam chowder!
Details
eat
eat
Harborview Restaurant & Bar
If you're craving dimsum / Chinese food, harborview is a popular place to visit! It also has an outdoor seating area facing the ferry building with the view of the harbor.
Details
eat
eat
Z & Y Restaurant
Titled the best Szechuan restaurant in SF (with lots of photos of celebrities on their wall), Z&Y is the place to go if you are craving spicy Sichuan cuisine. Get their spicy chili chicken (辣子鸡丁).
Details
eat
eat
Marufuku Ramen
A Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen chain
Details
eat
eat
Cafe Okawari
A Japanese style cafe with egg sandos and katsu sandos
Details
eat
eat
The Bird
A popular fried chicken sandwich shop that is highly rated!
Details

Fast food

eat
eat
La Taqueria
A no-frills taco and burrito place!
Details
eat
eat
In-N-Out Burger
The only In-n-out branch in SF. You can have Shake-Shack, Five Guys, and other burger chains outside the US, but not In-n-out! And in my opinion, it does live up to the hype and is worth the try.
Details

Dessert

do
do
Bi-Rite Creamery
The best honey lavender icecream!
Details
eat
eat
Humphry Slocombe
Famous for their Secret Breakfast (bourbon with cornflakes), Vietnamese Coffee, and Honey Graham flavored icecream!
Details
cafe
cafe
Dandelion Chocolate
A famous bean-to-bar famous chocolate maker in SF, the perfect place to get some chocolate bars as gifts to friends/family or try their hot chocolate / pastries in the cafe.
Details
go
go
Ghirardelli Square - Lot #347
California's first-ever chocolate shop, Ghiradelli chocolate is sold world-wide. Check-out Ghiradelli square and try their iced chocolate or buy some chocolate souvenirs home!
Details
cafe
cafe
Boba Guys
Though less popular than before, I still visit Boba Guys for my fix of their special strawberry matcha latte or rose black bubble tea.
Details

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