San Francisco bucket list

7 Bucket List Foods To Eat In San Francisco

This is a city that has some of the most diverse and exciting cooking in the country, so we wanted to put together a San Francisco bucket list for foodies to enjoy. These are the dishes that you simply cannot visit the city and not try!

The sort of food that is worth forgetting about the diet and gym for one day for, just enjoying every wonderful mouthful. Life really won’t get much better than eating these dishes.

So without further ado, prepare to drool and enjoy our San Francisco bucket list for foodies…

Best Things to Eat in San Francisco

1. Pizza at Del Popolo 

Del Popolo launched as a mobile pizzeria in May of 2012, churning out Neapolitan-inspired pizza, and is now in its permanent home at lower Nob Hill.  Beautiful bubbles of charred spots add extra flavour and the toppings are simply perfect.

2. The Burger at Garaje

This diner-meets-dive bar on 3rd street serves up really great Mexican food, quality beers and burgers to die for. What more could you ask for in life? Try the double if you have a serious appetite.

3. Vegan Sushi at Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya

This vegan sushi bar combines classic shojin and sushi techniques with local, seasonal ingredients to create healthy and flavourful dishes. Sushi is filled with smoked beets or spicy tofu and is to-die-for.

4. Brunch at Comstock Saloon

Treat yourself to one of the most lavish brunches in San Francisco and head to this trendy historic restaurant in North Beach. Anything one the menu is sure to cure a hangover, from the ham and fontina Croque Madame to their Asian-inspired Eggs Benedict.

Throw your diet out the window, at least for today. Here, there’s no room for anything less than true indulgence.

San Francisco bucket list

5. Chicken Wings at Hot Sauce and Panko To Go

You probably think you have had tasty chicken wings, fried chicken and chicken waffles but you haven’t tasted anything like these.

Served up super simple style with minimum fuss this is the sort of food that people drive right across the city to taste. You’ll instantly be hooked.

6. French Onion Soup at Absinthe

If you’re looking to take your lover to Paris but find yourself short on cash for a plane ticket then you can simply book a table at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar. Elegant hand-painted murals of the garden of Versailles cover the walls and dimly-lit tables are surrounded by cosy, plush chairs.

The menu is packed with classics but the French onion soup is deep, rich and like a work of art.

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7. Steak at Harris’

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself to a high end steak and this is the place to do it in some style.

Opened in 1984, Harris’ continues the rich tradition of luxurious dining in a warm, comfortable, sophisticated environment. The steak is so good that it feels as if it is melting in your mouth.

San Francisco bucket list


Big 7 Travel Team