My Favorite Places in San Francisco Foodie Map of the Best Restaurants & Bars

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San Francisco is the food capital of the West Coast in the USA. The city is famous for the Golden Gate bridge, its hilly streets with old cable cars, and the legendary Tartine Bakery. Find the latter and many other favorites of mine in this foodie map, ranging from fine dining to street food and coffee bars. Navigate the map easily either by scrolling through the list on the right or by clicking the points on the map. Places are listed in a geographical order.

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La Taqueria

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2889 Mission Street, San Francisco, USA

La Taqueria is probably the most famous taqueria in the Mission District. A constant line of people are queuing for their daily burrito here, but the service is quick and tacos roll out in a steady stream. Some will argue that proper Mission style tacos need rice inside, but others will disagree. Remember to bring cash!

Smitten Ice Cream

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904 Valencia Street, San Francisco, USA

Smitten Ice Cream sells "churned-to-order" scoops of ice cream. Today, they make use of a fancy, high-tech machine that uses liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze the mixture of organic milk and cream (along with other ingredients like fresh fruits). Originally, though, the founder, Robyn Sue Fisher, walked the streets of the Mission neighborhood with a homemade solution on the back of a wagon.

Mission Chinese Food

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2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, USA

Legendary chef Danny Bowien's contemporary Chinese dive, Mission Chinese Food (which also has a spin-off in New York), is hidden inside behind the store facade that reads Lung Shan Restaurant. In true hipster style, the interior is made to look tacky and "I-don't-give-a-fuck" with disco lights and paper dragons in the ceiling. Don't miss the thrice-cooked bacon with rice cakes!

Linea Caffe

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3417 18th Street, San Francisco, USA

Linea Caffe is a tiny, independent coffee bar in the Mission District. More of an Italian style espresso bar than a café, with jus a few benches and tables outside to sit down. Andrew Barnett sources, roasts and sells coffee, and works closely with each farmer. We didn't meet Barnett in person, but got some great insider's tips to San Francisco from another helpful barista.

Tartine Bakery

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600 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, USA

Tartine Bakery is almost as iconic to San Francisco as a culinary destination as the Golden Gate Bridge is for sightseeing. Renowned baker Chad Robertson cooks in a wood fired brick oven and his sourdough bread has a waiting list of more than 36 hours. Don't even get me started on how tempting his baked goods look.

Bi-Rite Creamery

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3692 18th Street, San Francisco, USA

Bi-Rite Creamery is part of the Bi-Rite Market that dates back to 1940, but is located on the opposite side of the street a little further down. This handmade ice cream from local, seasonal, and organic produce is one of the best in town. Try the classic flavors like salted caramel or Ricanelas.

The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast

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198 Haight Street, San Francisco, USA

The Parsonage is a bed & breakfast like no other. While you can't drop by here for breakfast without being a guest, it surely is among the best in town. Owners Joan and John are world travelers who know every nook and cranny of San Francisco.

Boba Guys

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8 Octavia Street, San Francisco, USA

Boba Guys have several locations around town, serving traditional Taiwanese "boba milk tea." That's cold milk tea with chewy tapioca balls that you drink using a big straw. Delicious and refreshing!

Terroir

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1116 Folsom Street, San Francisco, USA

Terroir is the place to go for natural wines in San Francisco. Two hospitable and knowledgeable French dudes are behind the counter of this wine bar. Unless you go by the bottle, the wine list is somewhat limited by the glass (as they seem not to have discovered Coravin yet). However, if you just trust the two wine lovers to guide you to the right choice, you might even learn something new on the way.

Sightglass Coffee

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270 7th Street, San Francisco, USA

Sightglass Coffee is a large coffee shop in the Mission district, and they also have a smaller shop within the SF MOMA. A wonderfully designed space across two floors with the coffee bar and roastery in the middle and different seating sections around it. Very cycle friendly as you can hang and lock your bike on the walls of the entrance area.

Saison

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178 Townsend Street, San Francisco, USA

Saison is the most expensive restaurant on the West Coast of the United States, and one of the most costly meals you can enjoy on planet earth. If your wallet is thick enough, though, the food is excellent. A local, seasonal, modern, and creative kitchen in a rustic fine dining setting..

In Situ

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151 3rd Street, San Francisco, USA

In Situ is a concept restaurant like no other. Situated within the SF MOMA (the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), chef Corey Lee has made an exhibition of his own, by showcasing exact replications of iconic dishes from all over the world. Enjoy "Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart» by Massimo Bottura one day, and browned butter ice cream from Esben Holmboe-Bang the other.

COI

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373 Broadway, San Francisco, USA

COI is a modern, fine dining restaurant in the North Beach neighborhood focused on seafood. Beautiful, colorful presentations and well-balanced flavors by chef Matthew Kirkley, which is matched only by the flawless service of Daniel Page and his team in the dimly lit dining room.

Saint Frank Coffee

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2340 Polk Street, San Francisco, USA

Saint Frank Coffee is a coffee shop located in the Russian Hill area, where, as you might have guessed, the streets starts to get hilly. It's well worth to venture up here, though, to enjoy a cup of hand brewed coffee along with one of their delectable looking baked goods. Lovely venue and great people.

Liholiho Yacht Club

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871 Sutter Street, San Francisco, USA

Liholiho Yach Club is a Hawaiian restaurant over two floors with a large bar area that accepts drop-ins. That's a good thing because this place is popular and packed on most nights. Order the chicken liver with pineapple or the rice crackers with poké!

Phô Hâ Nam Ninh

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701 Larkin Street, San Francisco, USA

Phô Hâ Nam Ninh is a favorite among Vietnamese living in San Francisco. The local secret is to order no. 25 "dry" with an egg. Mix the chili with the sauce and pour that into your bowl – top with the different fresh herbs and condiments. Enjoy the soup on the side. Heavenly flavors!

State Bird Provisions

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1529 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, USA

State Bird Provisions is a casual and contemporary eatery in the Fillmore District. Food can be ordered à la carte, as well as from small "dim sum" trolleys that are pushed around in the restaurant. Don't miss their signature dish, wich is, of course, deep fried California quail. Sit at the bar counter for the best experience.

San Tung

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1031 Irving Street, San Francisco, USA

San Tung is a Chinese restaurant located far east at Inner Sunset along the Golden Gate Park. The place is so popular they had to open a second store next door – named simply San Tung #2. Locals will know to order no. 25 dry chicken wings (not wet) for the best damn wings in America! Juicy with a sweet, caramelized sauce.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.