The Glutton Suggests:
A Day of Eating (and a Little Shopping) in SF

This was in an email I sent to Style Sud-Est, who was traveling to San Francisco in April.
Since I'm going up there on Thursday, I thought it was finally time to share!
Breakfast: Pork Store
1451 Haight St (between Masonic Ave & Ashbury St) San Francisco, CA 94117
Best is location on Haight, then you can walk the street and find TREASURES!
For instance, Mendel's, a fantastic fabric/craft shop with lots of old stock -- their fake fur selection is outstanding!

Walk around and window shop, you'll want to be hungry for...
Late lunch/early dinner: Swan Oyster Depot $$$
1517 Polk St (between California St & Sacramento St) San Francisco, CA 94109
Only open until 5:30pm!
Small, crowded, you sit at a bar.
Worth the long line, suggest going around 2-3pm.

Feel like some ice cream?
Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St (between Dolores St & Oakwood St) San Francisco, CA 94110
On other side of street is their market
stock up on goodies to take home with you.
Claire's Squares are a perennial favorite in our house.
Also good is their deli section, and check the olive/salad takeaway area -- lots of great items for al fresco dining in nearby Mission Dolores Park, or wherever

What? Still hungry?

Late night burrito: El Farolito
2779 Mission St (between 24th St & 23rd St) San Francisco, CA 94110
Nothing like the Mission district at night!


  1. Good pick with Bi-Rite! (just found this site via Spygirl :D)

    I've been up here 8 years and not eaten at some of these. Though if you like pork stores, you may also like Boccalone in the Ferry Building.

    1. Ooooh! Will inform my partner-in-gluttony.
      Any suggestions you may have, please add!
      Especially Asian places.
      We have a favorite Chinese bakery in Chinatown, but not a dim sum parlor.
      And Filipino! There MUST be some good ones in So SF, or whatever city those Filipinos congregate in. Severo loves food from the "home" country!