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#FNLRunsSF: Must-Eat Places in San Francisco

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Our Finish Line Women are hitting the streets of SF this week to take on the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. Whether or not you’re running the race, everyone loves a good city visit. We decided to put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, and be indulgent in San Francisco!




Park Tavern: for ample people watching at Washington Square, craft cocktails and New American cuisine.

Park Tavern


Park Tavern – 4 stars $$$ American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

1652 Stockton St (between Union St & Filbert St)

Neighborhood: North Beach/Telegraph Hill



Ike’s Place: for the ultimate sandwich shop, also featured on Man vs. Food.


Ike’s Place – 4.5 stars $ Sandwiches

3489 16th St (between Dehon St & Sanchez St)

Neighborhood: Castro



Piccino: for the fresh fare, the modern/European feel of the space, and the eclectic yet gentrified Dogpatch neighborhood.


Piccino – 4 stars $$ Italian, Coffee & Tea

1001 Minnesota St (at 22nd Street)

Neighborhood: Dogpatch, Portero Hill



Sotto Mare: for a homestyle Italian dinner. Favorites include the cioppino and fettuccine with sea scallops.

Sotto Mare 2


Sotto Mare – 4 stars $$ Seafood, Italian

552 Green St (between Columbus Ave & Stockton St)

Neighborhood: North Beach/Telegraph Hill



Causwells: for the burger, rated by 7×7 publication as one of the 100 things to eat in SF before you die.



Causwells – 4.5 stars $$ American (New)

2346 Chestnut St (between Divisadero St & Scott St)

Neighborhood: Marina/Cow Hollow



Buena Vista Cafe: for the OG Irish Coffee.

Buena Vista



Buena Vista Cafe – 4 stars $$ Bars, Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch

2765 Hyde St (between North Point St & Beach St)

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill




Ghiradelli’s: for duh, ice cream and chocolates galore, and a view of Alcatraz. It’s a definite SF haunt you can’t miss.



The Original Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop – 4 stars $$ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Chocolatiers & Shops

900 North Point

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill



Bi-Rite Creamery: for unique ice cream flavors such as ricanelas (cinnamon ice cream with snickerdoodle cookies)
Bi-Rite Creamery – 4.5 stars $ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

3692 18th St (between Dolores St & Oakwood St)

Neighborhood: Mission



Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous: for more ice cream. With flavors like horchata and milk and cookies, it’s another unique shop that does ice cream right! Stop by here while in the Dogpatch neighborhood.



Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous – 4.5 stars $ Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

699 22nd St (between Illinois St. & 3rd St)

Neighborhood: Dogpatch, Potrero Hill




Blue Bottle Coffee Co: for a true SF coffee treat. The mocha’s utilize local Tcho chocolate making them indulgent, while not too sweet and not too bitter.



Blue Bottle Coffee Co. – 4 stars $$ Coffee & Tea

66 Mint St (between Jessie St & Mission St)

Neighborhoods: Union Square, SoMa



Black Point Café: for a twist on the traditional latte, such as lavender and “Bee In The Trees” (latte with maple and honey syrup).
Black Point Café – 4 stars $ Cafes, Coffee & Tea

882 N Point St

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf, Russian Hill


Written by Ashleigh Hinrichs of DailyCupofAsheeJoJo.com