You've all been such an invaluable resource as I plan my trip to San Francisco. Usually I am very good at trip planning/eating planning (ha), but I am a little overwhelmed by San Francisco, both because of so many restaurants and the logistics of making sure we're not trying to go all over the place and tire ourselves out.
Quick background - my husband and I are making the trip - we are in our mid-20s. We live in Chicago and are very into food. We will also be spending three days in Napa. This is basically our first time in San Fran (I was there with my family long ago) and we are staying in the Union Square area and will not have a car except on our last day as we had out to Napa.
We don't want to go to a fancy restaurant every night, but are not averse to doing so once or twice. I also know from experience that as much as I try to plan everything, my husband will have some bizarre craving at some point and we will have to ditch the plan.
*we have some food restrictions - we do not eat pork or shellfish*
Here's what I"m thinking....
lunch somewhere near the hotel
perhaps take a cable car trip, walk around North Beach OR do the alcatraz tour that day, stil haven't decided on when/if to do that
casual pizza dinner - should we just go somewhere in North Beach like Tony's or is it worth trekking to one of the Pizzeria Delfina locations? (and if we are just getting off the alcatraz tour, is one easier to get to than another by public transport)?
would love to have lunch in Chinatown before a 2pm tour - is there anywhere to get dim sum where we can easily figure out what has pork/shellfish in it, or is it not even worth it?
dinner at Zuni Cafe - it's a bit out of the way from the hotel I think, but am fascinated by what I've read about the roast chicken, which is a favorite food of mine. Does it live up to the hype?
farmers market!!! so excited for this...and my husband is a mexican food lover so we'll have to try Primavera
Made a dinner reservation at Aziza - which is not that far from Golden Gate Park from what I understand, but I am worried that the way we would be dressed for walking around the park would not be good for Aziza, but don't want to go all the way back to the hotel and back again so hmmm
Anyway, sorry this is so long - I appreciate any advice on what I have been planning!