San Francisco might be my favorite place to go out to eat. Each time I visit, I make it a point to try something new and different because I know I won’t be let down. I feel like you can get anything in San Francisco because of how many people from different cultures call it home. I also love the small, homey vibe of the restaurants. In my opinion the coziness makes the whole experience even tastier. Over the past year, I’ve been to San Francisco three times and have had AMAZING dinners each visit. I love how you can feel like you’re in another country without ever leaving the city. If you’re looking for somewhere to sit down for a great meal I highly recommend the following places!
Cafe Europa for Ukrainian/Polish
B-Star for Burmese fusion
Tony’s for Italian
Leopold’s for German
I asked my cousin for her recommendations as well (born and raised in SF!):
Elephant Sushi on Hyde Street for Japanese
Don Pisto’s in North Beach for Mexican
Tartine Bakery & Devil’s Tooth Bakery
Woodhouse Fish Company on Fillmore Street for seafood
Bonus restaurant on her radar: Swan Oyster Depot
San Francisco continues to win over my heart (and stomach) each visit, and I always leave feeling a bit more cultured 🙂
Since it was my fifth visit to San francisco I figured it was time to expand my explorations of the area, and the one place that kept coming to mind was Sausalito! It kind of feels like another world, very European with its cliffs and bays and sailboats and sunshine. So I didn’t think just driving there would do it justice; it deserved more of an adventure.
We decided to rent bikes and cycle our way there across the Golden Gate Bridge. It probably ended up being close to 7 or 8 miles, but it wasn’t a super challenging ride (except for the couple uphills). Spending an afternoon riding bikes felt so carefree and wonderful, and I had never realized what a great way it is to explore. Even in complete fog, it was epic! I would 100% do it again on a sunny day in the city.
We rented through a company called Blazing Saddles which I was mostly happy with. Beware: they tried to rip us off ferry tickets, so be cautious before you pay that you haven’t been over charged for anything.
Once on Sausalito we headed straight to Bar Bocce where we ordered shandys, relaxed, and took in the beautiful views. Instead of biking back, I suggest taking the ferry. There’s something so special about seeing a city from the water, and they have a bar on board (cash only) to keep the party going.
If you have a spare day in SF or want to visit Sausalito I highly recommend doing it this way!