Must Eat: San Francisco

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I was incredibly fortunate to accompany my twin on a trip to San Francisco this last weekend where she was interviewing for a job post-graduation. My work is so flexible that it was super easy for me to take a couple days off to go along, since her other “plus 1” is no longer. Naturally we turned the trip into a food/walking tour, and enjoyed every millisecond!

Start with…

Philz Coffee– get the mint mojito iced coffee with almond milk, and you’ll never miss the rum 😉 It’s coffee muddled with mint and sugar to make a sweet,  caffeinated, refreshing drink.

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Blue Bottle Coffee– Though I didn’t try their undoubtedly amazing coffee, I did try the “Liège Wafel” to compare it to mine (tbspwaffles.com) and it was definitely good but nowhere near “authentic”. The twin and I compared the Blue Bottle “wafel” to a croissant, because it was just super buttery and melt in your mouth.

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Mymy Coffee Shop– Ended up here instead of Plow, but super scrumptious breakfast spot with massive portions of pancakes and eggs and superb hash browns!! Pretty cheap too, but expect a wait (just like in all good places).

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Off the Grid, Fort Mason– Yummiest food truck rally around. It happens every weekend at various spots in the city, but the food options are top-notch. They have everything from creme brûlée to Mexican tamales (obviously we tried those!). I’d been dying to try tuna poke and Ono Poke came to the rescue!! It was one of the greatest things I had ever eaten, no joke. With the creamy tuna and sashimi salmon mixed with pickled ginger and my fave sticky rice. BEST THING EVER.

Humphrey Slocombe– If  you want ice cream that tastes exactly like the ingredients it’s made out of, go here. I could legit taste the cream, and the peanut butter tasted beyond fresh and nowhere near artificial like Skippy. Yum yum.

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Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen– My love for arepas and yuca fries is no secret around here, so naturally we had to stop at this SF spot selling just that. They were super light and filled with tasty meats, and those yuca fries… So creamy yet crispy! Must eat spot in the Mission district!

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Tartine Bakery– when you need something sweet in the Mission, check out Tartine. It’s nothing short of decadent, and plenty of options to please any sweet tooth. I opted for the coconut Macaroons because I’m a sucker for coconut, but the twin enjoyed the super light Tres Leches Cake.

%ABV– Besides have a totally great name for a bar, their cocktails are top notch. Try the gin drink with apple liqueur and prepare to head into a happy daze for the night, it’s STRONG. The food on the menu looked amazing coming out of the kitchen, so give those a try too, or just drink your calories like us!

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