Be prepared to have the Full House theme song stuck in your head all weekend long while exploring San Francisco. From the best pastries to stunning hikes, San Francisco has a LOT to offer & we’ve rounded up our favorite spots to take the guesswork out of your upcoming trip.
WHERE TO EAT:
B. Patisserie: There is only one thing you need to know about & order at B. Patisserie: Kouign Amann. They might make the best one ever which should convince you enough to order it. Essentially a Kouign Amann is a doughy pastry made with layers of sugar & butter in between each (& there are many) layer of the treat.
Tartine Manufactory & Tartine Bakery: Located just a short walk from one another, we were told to visit Tartine Bakery for their cinnamon bun which has orange in it. To be totally honest, we’re not major cinnamon OR candied orange fans soooo this probably wasn’t the pastry for us BUT if you’re into that, you’ll probably love it as it’s known all over the world for being one of the best. Tartine Manufactory also has some pastries but is a much larger, more modern space with sit-down ordering as well.
Barzotto: Prepare to eat a LOT when you come here. We recommend you order the little gem salad, gelato & the pasta with ricotta which is one of our favorite pastas in all of SF.
Z&Y Chinese: If you’re looking for some great dumplings & potstickers this is your spot. It’s also the perfect takeout option if you’re wanting a more low-key night.
Vegan Picnic: We were blown away by this vegan spot as we truly couldn’t believe the foods we ate were vegan… The egg & sausage sandwich was a standout in our books & we highly recommend you order it as well. This is a great spot to also grab some better-for-you snack options if you’re going to hang in the park for an afternoon.
Wayfare Tavern: Easily the best fried chicken we’ve ever had. EVER & that’s all you need to know. Ok fine & they have great pasta, specifically their spring gemelli.
Ferry Building: Located inside this historic spot is all the food you could ever want. We highly recommend checking out Cowgirl Creamery for some of the best cheese you’ll ever taste. It’s the perfect spot to go to with a group as there will be a merchant for everyone to choose whatever they’d like!
Some spots we didn’t get to but heard are great include: Jane on Fillmore, As Quoted, Chez Panisse (located a smidge outside SF but an iconic spot nonetheless), Native Co. (they have healthy options!), Souvla (for their fro-yo & french fries), Liguria Bakery, Cotogna (for dinner), & Flour + Water (for their corn carbonara).
WHERE TO SHOP:
March: We wanted every. single. thing. in this home goods store. From their homemade pasta sauce (dreams) to the copper pans, we couldn’t help but dream of one day designing a home or office with all their goods!
Sue Fisher King: This cute spot is the perfect place to stock up on holiday decor, hostess gifts, or little treasures from your trip to SF.
WHERE TO EXPLORE:
Some spots we didn’t get to but heard are great include: Marin County & Sausalito.
WHERE TO SWEAT:
Coastal Trail: Located right by the Golden Gate Bridge, this is the ideal way to take in the iconic hotspot.
Walking around SF: You can easily break a sweat just exploring this city as it is HILLY people. Your reward for conquering each steep hill is the incredible view at every corner of the city.
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