San Francisco, CA Guide

Accommodations: I stayed at a friend’s apartment in Hayes Valley and don’t have recommendations, sorry!


Spots I went & loved:

  • Souvla – I highly recommend going here for lunch or dinner. Incredible rotisserie lamb, pork, or chicken that can go in a gyro or on a salad. They also have insane greek yogurt soft serve. Go!

  • RT Rottiserie -  a great fast/casual option with good rotisserie chicken and vegetable sides

  • Salt & Straw – an SF staple

  • Jane on Filmore – I could’ve eaten every meal here, the menu was ridiculous. Loved it all, highly recommend!

  • Little Gem – a dairy, gluten, and sugar free health-focused restaurant. Wasn’t the best food in SF but is a good lunch option

  • The Mill – an SF staple with great bread and a menu of toppings (almond butter, avocado, jelly, etc). I went for dinner and had their pizza, which they start serving at 6:00PM – very good!

  • Bi-Rite Cremery – my favorite ice cream I’ve had not in NYC. Got the roasted banana & malted vanilla; highly recommend

  • Plow – great farm to table restaurant with delicious breakfast. I loved the almond flour pancakes. Can have long lines so go early

Places to Explore:

  • Lands End: hiked from ~ 7:30AM-9:00AM. Great spot for nature walks that aren’t difficult but have beautiful views

  • Alamo Park

  • Pacific Heights: a ton of cute shops on Filmore Street


  • Core40 – I loved this workout, it was a slower version of SLT


Places I didn’t go but came recommended:


  • Cinderella Bakery

  • Mama's

  • Sweet Maple

  • Brenda's

  • Outerlands

  • Tartine Bakery


  • Coqueta

  • Boulevard

  • Wayfair Tavern

  • Sushi Bistro

  • Foreign Cinema

  • Don Pistos

  • Precita Park

  • Dosa

  • Cha Cha Cha

  • Chubby Hole

  • State bird

  • Zuni café

  • Taqueria

  • Al’s place

  • American grilled cheese kitchen (allisonbd426)

  • Cotogna

  • Burma superstar

  • Gracias Madre

  • Delfina

  • Che Fico

  • Bar Crudo

  • Trestle

  • Tartine Manufactory

  • Flour + Water

  • Betetta

  • Nopalito

  • Blue Barn


  • Loving Cup

  • Smitten

  • Humphry Slocombe


  • Buena Vista

  • Smuggler's Cove

  • Bourbon and Branch

  • Rickhouse

  • ENO Wine Bar

  • Alembic

  • Local Edition

  • Beirgarten

  • El Techno

  • Foreign cinema

  • Activities / Sight-Seeing:

  • Balmy alley

  • Karma yoga

  • Sausalito island

  • Twin peak hike

  • Yoga Tree

  • The Pad

  • Fischermann’s Wharf