I love food and living in San Francisco has ignited my passion for nommin’ hard. That being said, there’s a lot of places in this city that you can go to – it’s kind of overwhelming. Depending on your mood, you can have tapas one minute and then turn around and experience the most mind-blowing Indian food this city has to offer. That being said, I’m sharing some of my favorite spots as of late. Hope you enjoy!
Servin’ up seafood and bar classics, this FiDi newcomer is definitely one to watch. Their oysters (obviously) are super delicious and feature a pretty great variety, but the real standout (in my eyes) are small plates. Start out with an order of the house-made tater tots and wash it down with one of their epic cocktails. It’s a little pricey, so I’d recommend going for an extended happy hour!
You guys, I can’t say enough about this Marina gem. Nestled (not so quietly) on Union, Palm House is my absolute go-to when i’m in the ‘hood. Their vibrant tables make a perfect backdrop to their tropical fare. I was so stoked when I saw them featured at this year’s Eat Drink SF and their poke (featured above) is out of this world. Order some sweet potato fries, a few spicy and sweet cocktails like this Chipotle Mango Margarita and your tummy and tastebuds will be thrilled.
I talked about Mason Pacific on my blog awhile back but they truly are one worth noting – again and again. This Nob Hill staple recently re-opened and is better than ever. If you want a true dining experience, this is the place to go. Chef Max Mackinnon is a serious genius in the kitchen and has created some true standout dishes like the braised lamb and the carrot, curry, mussel, coriander (seen above). YUM!
You know the types of places where when you step in, you feel cooler? Well, that’s exactly how I feel Evil Eye is. The interior is badass, the food is bomb, and the cocktails are dangerously delicious. Some standouts? The Gin Bramble cocktail, Pork Belly Toast, and Deviled Eggs!
If raw food and vegan cuisine is your bag, then Judahlicious is your place to go! It’s healthy (and hearty) so don’t expect this to be like another typical vegan restaurant. I love the waffles topped with acaí, granola, banana, strawberry, maple syrup, and cinnamon. SO good – especially for early mornings. I love going to Ocean Beach early in the morning, spending an hour or two people watching and then walking up to Judahlicious to kick off the weekend. Yum!
Hope you guys enjoy and definitely check all of these places out!!