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Category Archives: San Francisco

The Ferry Building Marketplace

If you’re interested in doing some shopping while in San Francisco, the Ferry Building Marketplace has a great sample of stalls dedicated to everything from flowers to ceramics, dessert to gourmet cheese and a Blue Bottle coffee spot. I had a lot of fun browsing all the stalls and picked up a ‘tea satchet’ of […]

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Wooly Pig Cafe

For lunch, I ordered the Wooly Pig sandwhich from The Wooly Pig cafe and it was delicious. Hot, marinated pork belly + crunchy argula + soft bread make for a great bite. I actually stopped by the Wooly Pig cafe after searching for ‘lunch’ spots on Yelp near the map area that I was walking […]

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The Mill

The Mill is a gorgeous coffee shop near San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district. For one, the space is huge (at least compared to NYC coffee shop standards) and the interior space beautifully decorated with a mix of hipster and wood chic. There’s plenty of seats too (I’m not really a stand at the coffee bar […]

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Lombard Street

Lombard Street sure is wacky. This crooked road in San Francisco’s Russian Hill district twists and turns eight brake screeching times and was originally built to connect Hyde and Leavenworth streets by reducing the hill’s natural 27% grade. I walked over to Lombard Street by way of Ghirardelli Square, but if you prefer to cable […]

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Ghirardelli Square

After exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, I took a stroll along the pier and eventually ran into Ghirardelli Square. The chocolate maker has a deliciously indulgent store and ice cream shop here, where I picked up some chocolate treats and tried their holiday peppermint flavored squares. My favorite was the ‘Dark Cabernet’ bar, which was intense dark […]

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Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s wharf was a great place to start a mini walking tour of some of San Francisco’s tourist spots. After taking the cable car and getting dropped off right at the start of Pier 39, I picked a clam chowder stall at random and got myself a giant bread bowl full of steaming clam chowder. […]

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San Francisco by Cable Car

I was fortunate to visit San Francisco for work in mid December. Right after checking in to the hotel, I dropped off my luggage, grabbed my camera and hopped on the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf. I know, I know, classic tourist move but I couldn’t help but want to visit. The cable car system threw me […]

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