Eating & Drinking in San Francisco

I just made my first visit to San Francisco, and I ate as much Mexican food as my stomach would allow. 😉 My hosts were located near the Haight/Ashbury area, but we did manage to make a couple of trips to the Mission district! The great thing about San Francisco is that everywhere you go there are amazing, local ingredients available.

Restaurants I Ate At:

Street Taco – Carnitas burrito was enormous!

Gott’s Roadside – Bleu Cheese Burger, fries & strawberry milkshake

Gott's Roadside burgers, fries & shakes!
Gott’s Roadside burgers, fries & shakes!

Pica Pica – Grilled chicken cachapa and yuca fries

Boudin Bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf – Classic round sourdough 1lb. loaf

La Taqueria – Carnitas burrito with avocado & queso OMG the pico de gallo! The whole thing was SO JUICY!! I think I agree with the ‘best burrito in the country’ rating they just got!

La Taqueria
La Taqueria – the best tacos & burritos in the whole world!

Pork Store Cafe – Huevos rancheros for the first time ever, with chorizo & hash browns

Loving Hut – vegan cuisine, these guys actually have 40 restaurants in the US and 200 internationally, including where I live in Portland, OR.

I probably wouldn’t have ever stumbled into the one in Portland being an omnivore. Luckily my friend is a vegan and knowing all of the places we could get vegan fare, thought I would get a kick out of this place because they follow an interesting religious philosophy led by the Supreme Master Ching Hai and play her videos in the back of the restaurant. Dishes vary by location; I got the spicy pad thai, which wasn’t very spicy, but wasn’t bad. Nothing stood out as better than any other thai/Asian food place, but a very interesting concept!!

Bars I Drank At/Beverages Consumed:

ToronadoPliney the Elder (Double IPA)

Toronado beer bar
Toronado beer bar

Gestalt – Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Rosamunde Sausage Grill – one of the IPAs on tap {someone bought it for me!} & the most delicious french fries ever!!

Velvet CantinaGinger Ginger – house infused ginger tequila, ginger ale on the rocks. I am not much of a cocktail drinker but no beer on tap and a huge tequila selection, you’ve gotta go with what the bartender recommends! Woah, strong! And free chips & salsa, of course!

Pliney the Elder
Pliney the Elder

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