In San Francisco, it’s hard to get a bad bite to eat—the City by the Bay has a world-class, wide-ranging food scene. From taco trucks and bakeries to trendy eateries and Michelin-starred restaurants, here’s where to dig into mouthwatering cuisine.
The Mission District
The Mission District features colorful cultures and flavors with a large Latin American community. Whether you prefer tacos or burritos and carnitas or carne asada, a culinary experience in the Mission will satisfy your cravings.
Sip espresso and soak up the lively atmosphere on a walking tour of one of the city’s oldest and most popular neighborhoods—North Beach, or Little Italy—as you learn about its cafes, bakeries, and pizza parlors. Stroll by landmarks such as Saints Peter and Paul Church while learning about the area’s history, then taste various specialties such as coffee, olive oil, specialty meats, and bread.
San Francisco’s remodeled ferry building is filled with some of the city’s best local shops and producers including Cowgirl Creamery, Acme Bread Company, Hog Island Oyster Company, and more. Visitors can take a Ferry Building food tour to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks here.
With its temples, pagodas, markets, and bakeries, Chinatown is a world unto itself. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in North America, and Chinese culture is deeply woven into the fabric of the Bay Area. Taking a Chinatown food tour is a delicious, unique experience during which you can sample dim sum and fortune cookies.