My San Francisco Favourites

My San Francisco Favourites

I wrote this post about a year ago, just before I left San Francisco, but never got around to posting it for some reason.   Since my friend is heading that way this week I remembered it hidden down the back of the sofa.   This is not a definitive "Best Of" in the city, just some personal favourite places to eat and drink based on my own good times, covering a range of meals, cuisines, dishes, snacks and drinks.  In my two years there I covered a lot of ground, food-wise, although living in Nob Hill my list definitely features more spots North of the city, North Beach, Marina etc...

For some categories I couldn't pick just one, so I've shared all my loves.

Brunch

Nob Hill Grille, get huevos rancheros & mimosas

Blackwood

Wine

Cafe Meuse

Bacchus

William Cross Wine Merchants

 , lovely wine shop on Polk street with a tiny backyard where you can buy a bottle to drink outside on a sunny day

Indian

Dosa

Italian

Nob Hill Cafe

 - gnocchi bolognese

Milano's

- tonnarelli alla capricciosa

Cotogna Cafe

Thai

Osha

, Union st

Mexican

Don Pisto's

, North Beach

Healthy Food

Lite Bite on Union

Mediterranean

Dunya

, Polk st

Cocktails

Virgil's Sea Room

, get the Dick Vivian

Rooftop Bar

El Techo de Lolinda

, Mission

Chinese

House of Nanking

, Chinatown

Pizza

Za Pizza

, Hyde Street

Golden Boy

, North Beach

Greek

Mezes

Moussaka

Kokkari

BLT

The Creamery

, SOMA

Deviled Eggs

Park Tavern

, North Beach

Fried Chicken

Chubby Noodle at

Amante

, North Beach

Breakfast

Nook

cafe

Sandwich

Cheese Plus

on Polk street

Ice-Cream 

Swensen's

Burger

In-N-Out

, Fishermans Wharf

Super Duper Burger

, Marina

Irish Coffee

The Buena Vista Cafe

, Fishermans Wharf

Meatballs

Cigar Bar

Only in San Francisco Breakfast

Red Door Cafe (if you don't mind adult toys and a doll's head on your table)

Pork Belly

1760,

Polk & Washington

Roast Chicken

Zuni Cafe

Steak

Harris Steakhouse

Tacos

Nicks's Crispy Tacos

Tacolicious

, try the spicy margherita

Pork Chop

Da Flora

, North Beach

Seafood Chowder

Boudin

, in a sourdough bowl in Fishermans Wharf

Totchos - tater tots with nacho toppings

Bullitt

, went here on my very first night in the city, and many times after that

Grocery

Le Beau

, my local for food shopping.  Love this place and their deli sandwiches.

Recipe:  Ottolenghi's baby spinach salad with dates and almonds

Recipe: Ottolenghi's baby spinach salad with dates and almonds

After Roma-therapy, on to Sorrento

After Roma-therapy, on to Sorrento