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Our 5 Favorite Places to Eat in The City

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One Delicious Bite at a Time

Thinking about exploring San Francisco? Great idea! But if you thought that exploring the iconic city is only through architectural landmarks such as Golden Gate Bridge or the busy Fishermans Wharf, think again! If you’re a food and travel enthusiast just like us and love to combine the two elements, then San Francisco will be a pleasant surprise. Check out these five shops and restaurants that made us not only fall in love with the city, but make it a culinary hotspot, and can easily make the same thing happen for you.

1. Best Ice Cream in The City: B-Rite Creamery

For some, it’s a hidden gem and for others a renowned ice cream mecca. But one thing is assured – it will easily become one of your favorite ice cream shops on the planet. Situated near beautiful Dolores Park, Bi-rite Creamery will cool you off on a hot and sun-kissed Californian day with dozens of exciting ice cream flavors such as roasted banana, salted caramel and more. It just might wake up your sweet tooth for good too. What makes it even better? The fact that everything that goes into the ice cream is homemade and crafted by Bi-Rite Creamery themselves while giving some love for Vegans too with great animal-friendly options. Enjoy!

Hours of operation: 11 am – 11 pm
Address: 3692 18th Street

2. Best Ramen in The City: Hinodeya Ramen Bar

Welcome to Japantown! One of the three locations that the Hinodeya Ramen Bar is located. Japantown is packed with similar venues no doubt, but the highly reviewed Hinodeya stands out rather quickly. Let yourself into the authentic tastes and travel to Japan for a second. Vegetable dishes and intriguing tapas here are plentiful, but different Ramen dishes such as Zen Ramen that is inspired by traditional Japanese shoujin temple techniques or the yummy house Ramen flavored with scallops are the stars of the show and lead by example. The history of the restaurant takes us back all the way to 1885 which only proves that high quality and standards are here not by an accident, it is a generational heritage carried on carefully.

Hours of operation: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Address: 1737 Buchanan Street

3. Best Dim Sum in The City: Yank Sing

Craving for more quality Asian food? Then head over to the Rincon Center where the Michelin award-winning Yank Sing is nestled. This is where you will find over 100 different varieties of Dim Sum, a style of Chinese cuisine with a backdrop of thousands of years of history. In Yank Sing, you’ll also get them as fresh as they can get, with a beautiful selection of dishes, from steamed to baked to grilled and more. Contemporary, traditional and reliable. Let Yank Sing show you how good Chinese food can actually be in San Francisco!

Hours of operation: 11 am – 3 pm
Address: 101 Spear Street

4. Best Cheese in The City: Mission Cheese

Yes, you guessed it right! Our food travel in San Francisco shifts to the kingdom of cheese and one of the best places in the city to conquer that kingdom – Mission Cheese. Their mission is not only aimed at delivering the finest cheese bites to your table, but also for sustainable future and supporting small American producers. Platters here are carefully composed with each bite to deliver a fresh and authentic feel while the classics like Mac & Cheese are also worth attention just as much. Sample meats and cheeses while having a glass of wine for a classic and quaint moment in San Francisco!

Hours of operation: 8 am – 2 pm
Address: 736 Valencia Street

5. Best Chocolates in The City: XOX Truffles

Small and almost hidden on bustling Columbus Avenue, XOX Truffles is a shop that focuses on a bite-sized production of homemade truffles that are often referred to as the best in both San Francisco and the US! The artisanal and unique chocolate is beloved and highly rated just as much as their hand-made hot chocolates. The truffle flavors range from rum raisin, noisette- hazelnut to pomegranate. The flavors here are rich, intriguing and made with real passion instead of soulless mass production. And if you’re up for a coffee – even better as you get a free yummy truffle to go with it. Are you ready?

Hours of operation: 10 am – 7 pm
Address: 754 Columbus Avenue