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During my recent trip to California, when I was up north visiting Morro Bay, Monterey Bay, and Alameda, I also got to go into San Francisco with my family. Since it was raining more than we had originally thought, we decided to cancel our hiking plans and instead start our day at Fisherman’s Wharf.

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San Francisco Boudin

San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) is full of some pretty spectacular food. If you don’t like food, stop reading now because that’s primarily what I’ll be talking about today. (But who doesn’t like food? Like seriously.)

San Francisco Boudin

First up? Boudin Bakery on the San Francisco Warf. Boudin Bakery is known as Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread. Established in 1849, the bakery has become iconic and they still use the same bread recipe today as they did when it opened.

San Francisco Boudin

Check out the top shelf. See the animal-shaped bread loaves? They make bears, turtles, crabs, alligators, and more.

San Francisco Boudin

San Francisco Boudin

This is my happy I’m-about-to-eat-clam-chowder-in-a-bread-bowl-face. I don’t make it often.

San Francisco Boudin

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San Francisco Cream

While we were in the area, we knew we had to stop by Cream for dessert. Because Cream is where all of your Ice Cream Sandwich Dreams come true.

San Francisco Cream

They have dozens of freshly baked cookies and you can chose and combination of cookies and then those cookies are warmed up to gooey perfection before the most divine ice cream is squished between them. Choose a topping for the edges to be rolled in and you’re done!

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What can I say? It was windy by the wharf.

San Francisco Phil Coffee

Our last foodie stop was Philz Coffee. Their Mint Mojito is the absolute greatest. And I don’t say that lightly. I’m the kind of girl who drinks her coffee black and her idea of a “fancy” coffee drink is an Americano.

Imagine the most perfect iced coffee that is just the right amount of creamy with a slight tinge of sweetness and fresh mint.

This changes everything. I could drink a Mint Mojito from Philz every day and be perfectly content.

San Francisco

We ended up eating our way through San Francisco because it was too cold, wet, and rainy to do much of anything else. Even though our grand visions of going for a hike were dashed, I didn’t mind. The day wasn’t without its sunshine moments and everything was delicious.

Have you ever been to San Francisco?

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  • My husband and I have been wanting to go to San Fran for a while and we were just looking at yummy places to eat. That chowder bowl looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, this was so helpful 🙂

    kristinacamille.com

  • My husband and I got engaged in San Fran (specifically Napa Valley) and have gone back almost every year since. For our 1 year anniversary, we flew there to see Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z in concert and just last summer we took our newborn baby girl there to explore. It’s a city that is near and dear to our hearts! Glad you enjoyed your time!

  • I was telling someone recently how much I wouldn’t love to visit California. I’ve never been away from the East Coast really, and there is so much to explore just in our country!

  • I’m saving this as we’ll be in San Fran in a couple of weeks!

  • Boudin is SOOOO good. One of my favorite eats in SF too!

  • Saving this for my trip to San Fran later this year!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • I’ve only been to San Francisco once and we only got to spend one evening. We are looking forward to going back sometime soon and these look like some incredible places to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • i love going to the Boudin Bakery! I have been to the one in San Fran but we also a few down here in SoCal. They have the best bread bowls

  • I lived in San Francisco for a year. I miss the food! I don’t think I have been to another city since that has so many great restaurants in such a concentrated area!

  • OMGGGG that chowder looks amazing!! I really want to visit San Fran again and you’re just giving me more reasons 😉

  • Some of my best memories from trip are of the food. Theres just something about eating your way through a trip that you remember. Thanks for sharing

  • Yum! That looks wonderful. We were in San Fran last year. Makes me miss it.

  • SF is my dream place to visit! I LOVE this post! Keep shining with your amazing words and beautiful photography. Great stuff! xo Jane

  • I live just outside the city. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. So glad you enjoyed the city.

  • SO MANY great eats!!!! I live in Monterey but this makes me want to make the trip back to San Fran for a weekend getaway just to indulge!! Great photos too!

  • First of all… those ice cream sandwiches look like the best thing ever. Second, I love Fisherman’s Warf and San Francisco! I probably had a pretty similar look on my face when I was eating my clam chowder in a bowl.

    Karin | truncationblog.com

  • All that food looks so tasty! <3 Now I know I NEED to go to San Fran! 🙂

  • Boudin Bakery is a must when in SF! I don’t think I ever gone and not eaten there… I love the tomato soup! Such a great city to eat in! Thank you for sharing!!

  • I live just south of San Francisco. So much good food in the Bay Area! Bodin and the pier are always packed with tourists, but still a classic place to go if you’re visiting!

  • Boudin and Fisherman’s Warf were two of my favorite places to eat. So good! I also enjoyed the Rogue Brewery there.

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  • I love reading about your little food tour! I live in the SF Bay Area and you talked about some of my most favorite things! I’m not a clam chowder fan, but you can’t go wrong with Boudin bread or their chili in bread bowls! CREAM is pretty amazing and my favorite combo is salted caramel ice cream with snickerdoodle cookies! Oh man, I may need to go there soon now that you reminded me haha. Oh, and Philz… Also so good! The mint mojito is my favorite too! You did very well on your day in SF haha