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San Francisco Bay Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in San Francisco and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

This Russian Honey Cake Is Layer Upon Layer of Pure Deliciousness

In honor of National Honey Bee Day on August 15, we've already taken a dive into the difference between regular, raw, and Manuka honey, and showcased some of the best honey recipes—but this Russian...
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Horn Barbecue in Oakland (split from NYT: In Search of CA BBQ)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Which meats did you order? I've not been to Horn's yet, due to the waiting times. I understand that advance ordering is available. Though ordering a full rack of ribs for $120 gives me pause. http...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

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Michelin Guide New Additions: San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 hours ago

Michelin announced that 10 new additions to the Michelin Guide for California are from the SF Bay Area. It's not clear if these are meant to be "Plates", "Bib Gourmand" or "Stars". None seem to be ...

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 years ago

Does anyone know where I can find Reed Avocados in San Francisco (store, farmer's market, underground connections, anything)? They're plentiful at Farmer's Markets in Southern Cal, but I never see...

Favorite Bay Area Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

What's good these days on the San Francisco Bay Area ice cream front? Through the pandemic I've noticed several new purveyors popping up, any that you recommend? Let's hear about start-ups as well ...

First Gravensteins!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

Andy's Produce on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol has a beautiful disply of the first crop of Gravenstein apples today, shown here - http://static.flickr.com/72/200709998_494c42551e_o.jpg The o...

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House of Prime Rib - health issues over?

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by luvwine4 23 hours ago

I'm planning to go this month and hope that their health issues with customers falling ill are now over with. I saw reviews on Yelp and people were ill in May. Just wondering if anyone has heard an...

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Yogurt

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by mojcer 22 hours ago

Why are there no non fat stonyfield plain 32 ounce in S. Bay? I see no need for homogenized fat, extra calories, but they rudely refuse to carry it. You can get it in other states. It’s like all t...

SALE: Live jumbo lobsters, $7.95/lb @ New England Lobster, Burlingame

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Tip from a shy chowhound: NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER Jumbo Live Lobsters (6-10 lb each) $7.95/lb. Large Culls (One Claw) 2-6 lbs each $7.50/lb Frozen 4 - 5 oz Lobster Tails $6.95 each or 10 lb cas...

Super Duper Berkeley

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by trueblu 28 days ago

First visit to this local burger chain. It seems to get a lot of recs on this board, but very few actual write-ups. We went with out of town guests: most had the mini (quarter pounder) burger. ...

San Francisco Chinatown Eats directory

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chinese restaurants have been hit particularly hard by Coronavirus fall out starting with the early reports of the disease in January and many closing down with March's shelter-in-place orders. Vol...

Alameda County supervisors vote to allow sale of home-cooked food under state law

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

“Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday took the first step toward allowing home cooks and chefs to prepare, cook and serve meals from their homes. More than 50 advocates showed up to a home kitc...

Tokyo Vegan Gyoza

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

One of our Ch alumni posted this rec and cooking instructions for Tokyo Vegan Gyoza on IG. The crispy, well-browned result from pan frying look great. https://www.instagram.com/p/CR9sCoVh-Zn/ I...

Where to buy loose leaf tea?

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by snewdl 15 days ago

During isolation, I've transformed into a tea snob. Do folks have a favorite store carrying loose leaf tea in SF or on the peninsula? I'm particularly looking for wulong, e.g. nantou county tea or ...

Grossman's Noshery & Bar in Santa Rosa [split from Black & White Cookie]

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by seefoo 14 days ago

oh boy. i dont even know where to start. the place is FUN!! the brisket is fantastic and they actually told me how they made it, so i replicated it home with some reverse engineering. the c...

Din Tai Fung Santa Clara

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by trueblu 11 days ago

We wanted to venture to the Peninsula today and since we've not actually eaten at a Chinese restaurant in exactly 18 months (last such meal, for CNY was at Da Dong in Beijing!!), we really wanted a...

2021 Monterey Bay Salmon Season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

After a two-week pause, Monterey Bay salmon season started up again on June 16 and continues till June 30, and is joined by the opening of the season northward up to Point Arena. https://wildlife.c...