Our guide to the very best culinary experiences in this foodie paradise
Dinner is a splurge, yes, but restaurants like Atelier Crenn (pictured), Saison, and Coi are revolutionizing the farm-to-table
trend started by Berkeley’s Alice Waters.
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Explore European-style pastry—we love the colorful macarons—at the adorable Miette patisserie.
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Local bakers, like Tartine’s Chard Robertson, are taking the city’s signature bread in new (and delicious) directions.
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Taste your way through a new crop of gins at these four Bay Area distilleries, including the pioneering St. George’s Spirits
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Need we say more? Skip the Ghiradelli and take a free factory tour of TCHO, where you can sample sweets like the lemony Citrus
bar, made with 67% cacao.
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When you're craving a cone, don't miss Bi-Rite Creamery, with its legendary salted caramel ice cream (also available in soft
serve) and just as iconic out-the-door line.
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Food on wheels is serious business in San Francisco, where a single tweet can send downtown office workers running to queue
up for Curry Up Now’s tikka masala burrito.
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At the City Beer Store, you can taste an array of amazing brews, all in one spot. Grab a bottle to go, or sip at the bar where
the on-tap list changes weekly.
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Just under an hour north of the city lies Point Reyes, a gorgeous seashore that also boasts the Bay Area's lauded oysters.
At Tomales Bay Oyster Company, you bring the sides, the drinks and the appetite; they supply picnic supplies, hot sauce, and
some of the best oysters you can find.
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