Help! Food recommendations in San Francisco required!

I need help.

In exactly 5 days, 4 hours and 3 minutes (I’m not counting down or anything) I will be on a plane to San Francisco. I’m spending Christmas there with my family. My excitement level is at full capacity (!!), the only thing that’s stopping it from shooting through my window and raining over everyone in Fitzroy is my I Will Eat You list for the trip. I’m not extremely proud of it and feel I can bring more to the table (table, haha).

Since eating is what my family (basically) travels for this list is crucial for the well being of the trip, Christmas, New Years.

We’ve only been to San Francisco once before and need to one up that trip. Luckily, that one only lasted three days, we only had 3 winning restaurants (here, here), and I didn’t get to see fog over the Golden Gate Bridge. Its an easy feat.

I plead and beg that you share your ultimate eating out in San Francisco secrets with me! I will take very good care of them. I’ll play with them, and bathe them, and spoil them rotten; each and everyone of them. And, while we’re at it, any New York and Miami suggestion will be welcomed with a hug and a cup of eggnog as well.

Pretty please, and thank you! I promise to make it up to you. You can have whatever you want.

No… my fingers aren’t crossed behind my back.

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS, EVER!

 

4 Comments

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    It’s a bit posh but we went to Baker & Banker when visiting SF and really enjoyed it.sorrry cant b more helpful i forget most places we went, but loved San Fran

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    Hey Abi,
    I randomly came across your food blog and I think it’s brilliant! I too share the same (issue) of my vacations revolving around food choices, and I have really enjoyed reading about your experiences (as my mouth waters).

    I saw that you were looking for some help in finding great restaurants in NYC. I just moved back from living there for 2 years and during my time there I came across a couple of gems:

    Pong Sri (Asian) in China Town on Baxter and Bayard: This place truly is a hidden gem! If you go you need to order the Chicken High Lam and the Red Curry. They are both incredible.

    Clinton Street Bakery: Amazing breakfast but similar to what happened to you at Mama’s in San Fran, ALWAYS a wait. Pancakes are to die for though.

    Amy’s Bread: Great breads and pastrys. Fun for a quick coffee and pastry in the morning 🙂

    Pulinos: Amazing pizza!

    Bar Pitti: The owners are straight from Italy, incredible homemade pasta. Also, for an app the Fettunta (grilled garlic bread) is pretty perfect.

    Zutto (Japanese): Order the Zutto Pork Belly steamed buns. they are the BEST!!! They have amazing Ramen too.

    I really hope this helps if you’re still in NYC and looking for great food, if not, keep it in mind for your next visit! I am visiting San Fran in February so I’m hoping you found some great places to eat and that you’ll blog about them so I can try them out 🙂

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      Lauren! Thank you so much! This made my day when I saw it!

      Unfortunately I had already left New York before I got your recommendations but we did get to a few of them! I’m gonna keep the list for next time anyway.

      And yes! We found such great places in and around San Francisco which I will share. 🙂 I wish I could go back this year. I love it so much!

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