Friday, March 23, 2012

Good Eats in San Francisco

Hello and happy weekend to you all! I've had a great two and a half days so far here in San Francisco. I spent half of Wednesday and all of Thursday exploring various parts of the city, but today I actually had to attend the conference. Sad. :(  Haha, just kidding. The conference is going quite well! One more day of the conference and then it's back to good ol' New England.

More importantly though, I should share a few of the good eats I've enjoyed since I've been here! This is just a sampling...

A delicious sourdough bread bowl filled with a very tasty tomato soup from Boudin Bakery, San Francisco's original sourdough bread. They've been around since 1849!

 As you can see, I liked it. :)

The bread was soooo good!

That same day I visited the Ferry Building Marketplace, where I came across this little bakery called Black Jet Baking company. The cookies pictured above were just a few of the treats I had to choose from...

Which one did I settle on? The oatmeal raisin. And I can honestly say it was one of the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever had. Seriously! I was sad when I finished it. :( It was flavorful and chewy and just all-around delicious. And it was huuuuge too! I ate it in small sections throughout the day to savor it...

Oh, and I may have had a beer or two while here as well, including this tasty sampler from Gordon Biersch... My first evening I dined and drank alone (something I've never done until this trip!!) at 21st Amendment, a fabulous local brewery/brew pub.

This breakfast? Delish! I've been eating breakfast at my hotel in the restaurant on the 36th floor overlooking the city. Not a bad way to start off the day! Today's breakfast was a "healthified" eggs benedict. No hollandaise sauce on this one. Instead, it was tomato slices, spinach, and poached eggs topped with onion jam and served with breakfast potato. Such a satisfying meal to start my day!

And finally, one more snippet of my food adventures so far... I also visited Scharffen Berger, America's "first contemporary artisan chocolate maker," founded in San Francisco in 1997. I was lucky enough to taste a few samples while shopping, and boy, do they make good chocolate! Stay tuned next week; there's a chance that I bought some chocolate to give away on the blog... So be on the lookout for that soon!

Enjoy your weekend, friends! :)


  1. Looks like a weekend filled with good eats! :)

  2. SF really does have an absurd amount of good eats. Oh Boudin bread I love thee.

  3. oh my goodness, I'm loving these places you've eaten at, I will def. be stopping for one of those cookies when I go!

  4. Hi Laura - thanks for stopping by! When you and your hubby go to SF, def check out the places I mentioned here. In an older post, Joanne has some great recommendations in her comment too: I wasn't in that area of the city though and didn't get a chance to check them out. A couple other places I enjoyed were Boxed Foods Co (had an awesome sandwich there) and a cute coffee shop, Bread & Cocoa - both not far from the Union Square area. Enjoy your trip!!