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How to spend a free Fri and Sat in SF--wander or plan?

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How to spend a free Fri and Sat in SF--wander or plan?

LindaMc | Apr 1, 2009 06:44 PM

My husband and I will be in SF next week Thurs-Sat. We live in DC and NYC and like to do a lot of walking when we travel, while either noshing along the way or meandering to a destination. I also love food shopping in different cities. We've been to SF several times and love Zuni Cafe (having learned about it years ago on CH!); I was there on business about a year and a half ago and had a great dinner at Incanta (I think it is called) in the Noe Valley.

We are staying near Union Square. I will be working all day Thursday, we are having dinner at Zuni Friday night and we're flying out from the Oakland airport on the redeye Saturday night.

The only item on the itinerary on this point, other than the Zuni dinner, is the farmers' market Saturday morning at Ferry Plaza. Worthwhile? Spring has been a long time coming here in the East, and I am dying for fruit and veg that are not apples and roots (even if I'm mostly looking).

I'm looking for recommendations on what else to do Friday before Zuni and Saturday after the market. We will not have a car but are happy to walk long distances and use transit. We like pretty much everything food-wise including carts and trucks. I love vegetables but find Alice Waters off-putting. Re restaurants, price is not an issue as much as vibe--I am looking for casual and relaxed, not overly precious.

All suggestions gratefully received!

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