I just love San Francisco. From the sweeping views, to the gorgeous houses to of course, the food. It’s a city that’s got it all. So I was super excited that our girls’ weekend was based in San Francisco. I didn’t do the best job of documenting our time there – we were just having too much fun!
Aside from our day trip to Sonoma, we spent most of our trip wandering around the city and eating. My favorite things! I only managed to snag photos of three of our dining experiences, but they were good ones!
Post-Flight Snacks at The Keystone
Once we all arrived from our various home states, we were starving and in need of a drink and a nosh. We stayed at the beautiful Marriott Marquis hotel and after we checked in we bopped right across the street to The Keystone for snacks. They have a great bar menu and drink specials during happy hour (I definitely took advantage of the $6 wine by the glass). We shared the ahi tuna poke and the mac royale to hold us over until dinner – both delicious!
All The Toasts at Mazarine Coffee
One of our most memorable meals of the trip would definitely have to be breakfast at Mazarine Coffee, a short walk from our hotel. This place is a millennial/Instagrammer’s dream and I’m not ashamed to admit that I was all about it. Fancy toasts may be over-hyped these days, but each of these tasted amazing. My favorite was the tomato, ricotta and basil but they were all excellent. The coffee and matcha lattes were big hits amongst our group as well.
A Solo Stroll Through Chinatown
I was up early on Sunday morning, so I decided to go for a walk through Chinatown. Although this was my third visit to San Francisco, I had yet to really explore this iconic neighborhood.
I really enjoyed wandering through the colorful streets and stopping into the various shops, but I couldn’t not stop in somewhere for a bite. Eventually, I landed at Begoni Bistro for a post of green tea and dim sum. I’m an idiot and ordered WAY more food than I thought I was ordering, but it was all fabulous. The barbecue pork bao were little pillows of heaven.
Where Else Did We Eat?
We had so many fun meals, but far and away the most extensive was dinner our first night at Dosa on Fillmore. I’d been there before at my friend Unmani’s suggestion, so I was so excited that we got to go and enjoy it together. The dosas are amazing, but I left with dreams of the spiced potato sliders and melt-in-your-mouth lamb chops. You can’t go wrong with a meal here.
After a long day of wine tasting on Saturday, we needed carbs stat. Thankfully, we had a reservation at Delfina, a Northern Italian trattoria famous for their spaghetti. I can’t speak to much else on the menu, but the spaghetti was everything we were craving and more with perfectly al dente, house-made pasta and a rich, tangy tomato sauce.
Lastly, we couldn’t leave San Francisco without eating burritos. Unmani’s brother took us to the uber-popular La Taqueria in the Mission District. The lines are long, but the food is more than worth it. Pro tip: Get the carne asada, super it and make sure to ask for it grilled. These burritos are massive and messy and freaking delicious.
And with that, I left another little piece of my heart in San Francisco (but with a couple of extra pounds on my frame). Until next time!