San Francisco offers an exciting dining scene with a creative food and drink culture. In the heart of the city, Union Square offers more than 150 restaurants, cafes and bars surrounding the historic plaza. Based on user reviews, some of the best dining spots include Eno Wine Bar, Pearl's Deluxe Burgers, Beanstalk Cafe, Farallon, The Rotunda, Little Delhi, and Chabaa Thai Cuisine.
One of many local and traveler's favorites is Fog Harbor Fish House, located on Pier 39, offering beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, fresh sustainable seafood and meats, and seasonal specials. Other local favorites include Scoma's, located on Pier 47, where pacific seafood is caught and delivered fresh off the boat by local fisherman, and Franciscan Crab Restaurant, located on Pier 43 ½, offering superb seafood in a nautical-themed setting.
San Francisco has many restaurants and markets offering Dungeness Crab, including Crustacean, an Indochina-themed venue, Bobo's, a cozy masquerade-themed establishment, PPQ Dungeness Island, and Crabhouse at Pier 39 which offers waterfront views and various, locally-sourced Dungeness crab dishes. Markets include the nearby Seafood Center and Sun Fat Seafood Co.
Food trucks are located all around the San Francisco area. If you are interested in locations offering a dense population of rotating food trucks, you can find them at SoMa StrEat Food Park, G Food Truck Lounge, Off the Grid: Civic Center, and Truck Stop. Our own ANZU food truck frequents many of these stops and serves bold California cuisine with an Asian influence.
Vegan restaurants within walking distance to Union Square include, Loving Hut, a counter-serve chain offering vegan fare, The Flying Falafel, a casual restaurant specializing in falafel sandwiches and housemade Mediterranean dishes, Bio Cafe, an organic French Cafe serving crepes and sandwiches with vegan options, and Thai Idea Vegetarian, serving meatless and vegan Thai.
San Francisco is known for its creative food trends and culinary character. Located on the San Francisco Bay, the city is famous for its Dungeness crab, cioppino, oysters, and clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. San Francisco is also known for its authentic Italian restaurants, Chinatown, Japanese eats, Anchor Steam Beer, and the Hangtown Fry, oysters and bacon cooked in an omelet.