What to do in delicious San Francisco is more about narrowing down your choices, versus a lack of where to go and where to eat!
Continued from the last post…
One of the iconic spots of San Francisco is the Ferry Building which isn’t too far from Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s definitely a place you don’t want to miss.
After lunch, Denisa and I walked to our destination of Pier 1 and
THE FERRY BUILDING
Arts, crafts and jewelry stands across from the Ferry Building
The marketplace inside the Ferry Builiding is just that, and a food lover’s utopia! I wasn’t even able to see everything because it was just so jam-packed inside!
Outside, farmers were just closing up their stands for the day, so I hurriedly went to each one to ask if they had any rhubarb. I was on a mission to find rhubarb, as I had been craving it for weeks on end, and had yet to find some. Alas, no one had any or had sold out, so I went back inside. In one shop, I spied the slim, red beauties and almost let out a squeal!
After meandering through the building and all the lovely shops for a while, we left and headed back towards Union Square (more shopping!)
Denisa and I love Macy’s, but now we really love the SF Macy’s even more because we discovered a little pâtisserie on the third floor called…
UPDATED: Sadly, Tout Sweet is now closed. It was mid-afternoon, and the perfect time for a pastry and tea or coffee. Denisa ordered a mocha and I ordered the hot chocolate (because I saw that it was made with Valrhona chocolate and came with a real marshmallow!)
Out of all the pastries and cakes to choose from,
Denisa chose a “Swoon” Tart (tough choice!)
Are words even necessary? Not really, but here’s the description…
At some point, another patron in the cafe strongly recommended that I try the Nutella Sugar Bun as it was apparently “crazy good” (I don’t remember her exact words.) So I heeded instructions and ordered one.
Can I tell you how hard it was…
…not to eat the whole thing? They even warm it up before they serve it to you! I will definitely be trying to make this in my own kitchen: it’s a brioche, filled with a generous amount of Nutella, topped with sliced almonds and covered in a sugar glaze! It takes a lot to “wow” me, but this place did it!!
And here’s proof of how good Tout Sweet was…we went back the next morning for a late breakfast, and brought Steven (it was his 19th birthday.)
Apparently, everything is fabulously delicious here!
These are some other places I have been, and things I have done in delicious San Francisco, and I can highly recommend:
- Alcatraz Tour – get the audio tour with your package, it’s worth every penny!
- Lombard Street – the world’s “crookedest” street (I’d rather call it the most crooked!)
- Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge (it’s always windy and cold so go prepared.)
- Taking in the views and seeing the murals of the Coit Tower.
- Checking out Tartine Bakery-yum!
- Visiting Golden Gate Park.
- Going for a drink (and dessert) at Top of the Mark and enjoying the incredible views.
- Venturing to Fisherman’s Wharf (Boudin Bakery is there.)
- Visiting Chinatown.
If you do go to San Francisco, I’d love to hear your experience. There’s definitely something delicious for everyone!
If you have an extra day or few days, I highly recommend taking a ride on The Napa Valley Wine Train, and you can see lots of photos and read all about the experience here
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