As I mentioned in this post, I recently moved to San Francisco after a little over six years in Los Angeles! While I’m thrilled to be back in the Bay Area, I’m admittedly going to miss the consistently warm weather, the fun neighborhoods and most importantly, the food!
I created a couple of in-depth guides for my two favorite things in LA: coffee and breakfast/brunch but I wanted to also create a more comprehensive list of my all-time favorite food + drink spots in the city. While all of these places are the bomb (if they weren’t good, they wouldn’t be on this list!), I did highlight my all-time favorites with an asterix. Definitely prioritize these places if you only have a short time in the area!
As I continue to explore San Francisco’s food + drink scene, I’ll be sure to do this same type of thing with my favorites spots here!
Cafes + Casual Neighborhood Spots
Go Get ‘Em Tiger*
Squirl* (go here for brunch and take a jar of their amazing homemade jam to go)
Gjusta*(must get the smoked fish platter with the works!)
Cofax (favorite breakfast burrito in town)
Sycamore Kitchen (get the salted caramel babka)
Osteria La Buca* (best Cacio e Pepe)
Bestia* (hands down some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. the bone marrow is a must)
Jon & Vinny’s
Pizzeria Mozza (get the fennel sausage pizza!)
Love & Salt
Milo + Olive (get the garlic knot – trust me)
Forma (they mix your pasta in Parmesan wheels…enough said)
Sushi + Poke
EP & LP (fun + scene-y rooftop bar in WEHO)
Esthers Wine Bar* (fav wine bar in LA!)
Blue Collar (tell the bartender your favorite alcohol + flavors & they’ll make you a custom drink!)
Gracias Madre (hiii snow cone cocktails!)
Herringbone (great rosé + oyster HH!)
Petty Cash (one of my favorite margs in town)
Churro Borough (the churro ice cream sandwich with horchata ice cream is heaven)
Magpies Soft Serve* (delicious soft serve and great dairy-free options!)
Sweet Rose Creamery
Salt & Straw*
Cookie Good (they have a chocolate chip cookie with pieces of brownie in it…yep)
The Pie Hole
Milk Jar Cookies (I lived walking distance from Milk Jar for almost two years…so dangerous)
I would love to hear from you with some of your favorites in LA!