When you are going to San Francisco, make sure to wear flowers in your hair… and eat, eat, eat! This city is an absolute mecca for foodies. This list includes a variety of restaurants for the traveler who doesn’t mind splurging a bit, but isn’t looking to break the bank. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Le Colonial: For beautiful ambiance, stellar food, and some of the best jazz in the city, visit this hidden gem. Located in an alley, in the Tenderloin, sits an incredible Vietnamese restaurant. Visit the lounge upstairs for a more casual experience and free live music!
Hops and Hominy: If you want incredible cocktails, an extensive beer and wine list and/or some of the best southern soul food you’ve ever eaten, check out this spot.
Una Pizza Napoletana: The best test of a great pizzeria… the Margherita Pizza. Theirs is as good as it gets. Craving a pizza that tastes like you’re in the streets of Italy? Go here!
Mazzat: For incredible Lebanese food head to Hayes Valley. Mazzat is sure to delight even the pickiest of taste buds and has some great vegetarian options, as well.
Gracias Madre: Need a vegan friendly restaurant? Gracias Madre is always an amazing choice. For a modern, healthy twist on Mexican food, this is the place to go!
State Bird Provisions: Every foodies idea of heaven. Check out this place for a unique culinary experience that is sure to please your taste buds.
Tacoliscious: Taquerias abound in San Francisco but this is a fantastic upgraded sit-down version. Hands down our favorite taco spot in the city and legitimate margaritas, as well.
NOPA: This New American restaurant is all the rage and it truly lives up to the hype. The only downside may be the wait, but the experience is so worth it.
Serpentine: Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood, a newer up and coming area, is this mouth-watering New-American style restaurant. It’s a fantastic place for brunch, as well.
Mission Beach Cafe: There may be a line outside but there certainly is a reason. Inventive and delicious. Good for any meal of the day but we prefer to go here for brunch.