Thanks to Instagram, foodies can snap and share some of the most mouth-watering meals around the world. From unique fusions to tasty classics, every meal is worth sharing. It’s why San Francisco will be the hottest 2019 foodie destination. In this city, you can find a fantastic meal in almost every district in the city. San Francisco is home to some of the world’s best eating experiences, whether in a high-class luxury venue, a simple family-owned restaurant, a food truck, or even a tiny hole-in-the-wall where word of mouth is the only way to discover its location. SF is the dream destination for foodies of all types.
Here’s where every foodie should go on their next holiday to San Francisco in 2019:
Dim Sum in Chinatown
San Francisco’s Chinese community dates back to the gold rush era, and over 20% of the current population is Chinese. This makes San Francisco one of the best places outside Asia to enjoy dim sum and other Chinese delicacies. Chinatown is the historic centre of Chinese culture in the city, and it is a great place to start for Chinese food. Hong Kong Clay Pot is a popular place for dim sum, especially for Chinese families living in the city. Z &Y restaurant is also a hot spot, especially since President Obama’s visit a few years ago. Chinatown can be found on the edge of Downtown SF and The Financial District. The Fairmont Hotel is just a 10 minute walk from both districts.
Mexican Food in the Mission
A holiday to California isn’t complete without trying some Mexican food. San Francisco has a large Mexican and Latin population, many of whom congregate in the Mission district. Mission Street is lined with excellent and authentic Mexican restaurants, including La Taqueria, a modest family-run restaurant that was recently voted as serving the best burrito in America; and Taquería El Falorito which is just a few doors down. The Mission District is only a few blocks away from the Downtown area, so you can stay at the Parc 55 Wyndham hotel which is in the heart of this bustling part of the city.
Food Trucks in the Presidio
Food trucks are a must try for anyone visiting the city. Every Thursday an array of food trucks park their vehicles on the Presidio lawn just outside the Walt Disney Museum, which can be found in the Marina District. It’s an event many locals look forward to, because not only can you munch on a variety of Asian, Mexican and many other types of food, but you can also enjoy a magnificent view of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure to bring your own blanket to sit on and an empty belly, because you’ll want to try every dish the indie vendors have to offer. Want to get there as early as possible? You can stay at the Hotel Zoe in Fisherman’s’ Wharf, which is only a quick bus ride from the Presidio and within walking distance of shops and other great restaurants in the Marina District.
Italian Restaurants in North Beach
North Beach is the prime destination for authentic pizza, pasta and quirky variations on the standard recipes. Known as the Italian District, the area provides a range of family-owned businesses that have been living in San Francisco for decades. The Golden Boys is a small pizzeria that’s famous for its square shaped pizzas and great taste. The Stinky Rose is a tourist favourite where every meal (including its desserts) is flavoured with garlic. North Beach is just a stone’s throw away from Fisherman’s Wharf. For your next San Francisco holiday, check into the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, you can just take a scenic 20-minute walk to the city’s best Italian food.
Dim Sum in Chinatown: Jennifer Bedoya
Mexican Food in the Mission District: Herson Rodriguez
Food Trucks in the Presidio: Micheile Henderson
Italian Food in North Beach, San Francisco: rawpixel
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