Walking the Golden Gate Bridge or trekking up and down the famed hilly streets of San Francisco can cause quite a rumble in your belly. And even if you don’t spend hours logging miles on foot, you’re still going to want to fill your face with great food and drink – it’s holidays, after all! Here are some of the best eating and drinking options in the San Francisco area so you can narrow your search a bit.
The people of San Francisco have become some of the foremost authorities on this classic Mexican fare, and they’ve got the food trucks and tacquerias to prove it. No need for luxurious gourmet dining when it comes to getting your burrito fill – just find where the people make the lines wrap around the building outside and you’re probably in the right place.
While there are dozens of amazing options, one of the most iconic and crowd pleasing burrito joints in San Francisco is La Taqueria on Mission Street in the Mission District. What the spot lacks in flair and fancy it more than makes up for in simple, delicious burrito action. Pair your dish of choice with a frosty can of Tecate (just one if you’re driving!) and some chips for a fulfilling culinary experience that won’t break the bank. Just make sure you come with cash, as La Taqueria doesn’t take cards!
If you can’t make it all the way to La Taqueria’s Mission District location, just keep your eyes peeled when you’re cruising around the city in your San Francisco car rental. There are dozens of great food trucks regularly whipping up fantastic fare.
Being so close to the coast, you’re going to want to get your fill of amazing seafood when you’re in San Francisco. There’s all sorts of spots at all sorts of price points, so, pardon the pun, the culinary world really is your oyster during your holiday. While there are dozens of awesome options, here are two that we fancy.
Anchor Oyster Bar on Castro Street in the Castro district has been servicing locals and visitors for more than 40 years. With just a handful of tables and a small bar, the intimate setting is an excellent environment in which to dive into bowls of clam chowder and piles of your favourite shellfish. If you want your seafood with a side of amazing views, Waterbar on the famed Embarcadero is situated just near the start of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, and its outdoor seating gives you a great look at it in all its lit-up glory.
Devil’s Teeth Baking Company
Sounds sinister, tastes terrific. San Fran is not always lauded for its beachside environments, as its at-times colder summer temperatures take away a bit of the lustre that comes with spending a day in the sand. But it would be a shame to forego the shore totally, especially when you can swing by Devil’s Teeth Baking Company to grab a cup of coffee and a delicious brekkie sandwich, pastry, or other baked good while you’re there! Hit up this great spot on Noriega Street, just a few blocks from Ocean Beach, and stroll down to the water as you chomp and sip away.