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...

Dulcinea Tuscan melons at Safeway

by tre2012 11 hours ago

I love the Dulcinea brand melons - more expensive, yes; but they pick at a higher brix level than big commercial growers and it makes a difference! Their lovely Tuscan melons are back in stock at S...

British bangers in bay area?

by trueblu 2 months ago

The variety of food and ingredients in the Bay area is truly incredible. But I still haven't come across the humble british banger in my sojourns. We're in the East bay, if that makes a differenc...

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The State of Korean Restaurants in SF City

by Radical347 14 days ago

I just moved back to SF after a decade in San Jose. Last time, I remembered being disappointed by the Korean dining scene in SF. For some bizarre reason everyone was recommending Brothers. On the o...


Free tacos for the vaccinated at Taco Bell TODAY, 6/15 (California only)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Show your COVID-19 vaccine card today at a participating Taco Bell location in California and get a free seasoned beef Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos taco.


The Rotunda at Neiman-Marcus Re-opens June 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

The Rotunda, the one piece of the beautiful City of Paris building preserved as a restaurant, will re-open on June 15. The Rotunda Neiman-Marcus, Level Four 150 Stockton Street San Francisco,...

icafe bakery | Chinatown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

This year, today, June 14, is Dragon Boat Festival. 'Tis the season for consuming zongzi (aka joong), the tamal-like parcels of stuffed sticky rice wrapped and steamed in bamboo leaves. A month ago...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Chinatowns are deserted. Chinese restaurants suffered early on in the pandemic and disproportionately from the decline in business. Time to order take-out and to do what you can to keep your loc...


SF Gate finally tracked down the origin of San Francisco's love for Fernet-Branca

by patsully 6 days ago

When I moved to San Francisco and found Fernet on tap across the city, I asked a number of bartenders how it came to pass and was told a variety of urban legends, so it's nice to finally read the f...

Lily | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Lily, a new Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco by Chef Rob Lam, opened in October. Last month I dropped in for a solo lunch. Two four-top tables on the shaded sidewalk were available as an o...

Fish (Sausalito)

by Malcolm Ruthven 6 days ago

The posts about Fish in Sausalito seem to all be several years old, so after I went there with a friend yesterday (first time in several years) I thought I'd speak up. We arrived at 11:30 am, think...

Lou's Takeaway in San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Lou's Takeaway has been on my list of places to try for more than a year now. But the restrictions of the pandemic and limitations of knowing exactly when I'd be nearby to place a coveted order hav...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

by cyssf 11 years ago

Tom fell in love with kouign amann while on our home exchange in Brittany, I have been searching for a bakery in San Francisco that sells this. I tried using David Leibovitz's version which was to...

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...

Soi 4 Thai Rockridge

by trueblu 13 days ago

Can't believe the last time we ate out was Chinese New Year 2020 -- and in a different continent! Anyway, the family decided we had enough of home cooking and take-out and we went to Soi 4 in Rock...

Best Mexican Produce?

by poot 11 days ago

I am deep in Diana Kennedy's "From my Mexican kitchen," and I need to buy the finest Mexican tomatoes and herbs. Where do you buy all of the different Mexican avocadoes? Where do you find Mexican o...

Best Cold Cuts Selection in SF

by TenderNob 12 days ago

Who has the best selection of sandwich materials in San Francisco? For example, where can I find pickle&pimento loaf, Lebanon bologna or beef tongue? Cal-Mart has a bigger selection than most as do...

PizzaHacker (Mill Valley)

by Malcolm Ruthven 15 days ago

I went to PizzaHacker tonight and got a take-out pizza (I live very close). PizzaHacker is located a short distance south of Tam Junction in Mill Valley. It's a large place, both inside and outside...

Happy Belly Dog (Kimchi! Kewpie!) in Golden Gate Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

After yesterday’s lunch at the Thai festival (which continues today), we made a swing by the Academy of Sciences to see how the work was progressing. Before leaving the park, we tried to find one ...

2020/21 Local Dungeness Crab in Markets and Price Agreement

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Today the crab fleets in California and Oregon reached price agreement with wholesalers to start the season. Yesterday's offer from the fishers was $3.10 per pound. https://wildrivers.lostcoastoutp...