Top 5 Destinations For Foodies Visiting San Francisco

February 19, 2014

1. Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

The historic Ferry Building is home to dozens of gourmet foodie merchants. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the daily market expands outdoors to create one of the country’s most renowned farmers markets. This market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products and prepared foods. Some of San Francisco’s best-known chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market (especially on Saturdays). The market also provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture.

2. Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Warf

This San Francisco waterfront is home to some of the best restaurants, shops, entertainment, and maritime views in the entire city. Pick from the many delicious seafood restaurants or grab some clam chowder and watch the different street performers entertain or the hundreds of lively sea lions situated on the marina’s western docks.

3. TCHO Chocolate Factory

Take a tour of the TCHO Factory with the most knowledgeable and entertaining chocolate experts in town. You will receive an in-depth guided tasting of their artisan chocolate and will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history of chocolate, the unique TCHO Source program, and how they manufacture their New American Chocolate from scratch in San Francisco.

4. The Cheese School of San Francisco

If you’re a cheese-lover you need to make a stop at The Cheese School in the beautiful and historic North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. They offer everything from cheese tastings, cheese making classes, cooking-with-cheese demonstrations, open houses, and even cheese movie nights. A one-night class of “Vermont Beer and Cheese,” or “How to Stretch Mozzarella,” is perfect for a delicious and educational night out.

5. San Francisco Food Tours, Culinary Walking Tours™ Of San Francisco

Chef and Foodie Adventures founder, Chris Milano, designed these walking food tours of San Francisco. A tour entails three action-packed hours of local food and culture. You can choose to tour the streets and restaurants of three different locations: Chinatown, North Beach or the Mission District.