Required stops in SF for a foodie?
Taking a trip to San Francisco next weekend and know my first stop will be the Ferry Building Farmers Market. I hear that there are usually chef demonstrations there on Saturday mornings. So what else would you recommend to someone who's VERY into food? Not looking for restaurant recommendations, just looking for anything else food-related that this foodie-oriented city might have to offer.
P.S. - Also trying to do a side trip to Napa so open to recommendations in Napa and on the way there.
Have you eaten there? What do you like? I haven't been in any rush to give it a try. While the majority of the 7x7 list is old reliables, there are some clunkers on it like the cheeseburger at Taylors or the spiced chocolate donut at Dynamo.
Anyway, the website for the farmers market has a weekly email that says what is doing that week. You can sign up to get it delivered on Friday, or check their website. Here's last week's email
From that link for Saturday, April 4
10:15 am - Seasonal cooking demonstration and book signing
Stephanie Rosenbaum, author of author of The Astrology Cookbook: A Cosmic Guide to Feasts of Love
11:00 am - Seasonal cooking demonstration
Bibby Gignilliat, Parties that Cook
Oxbow Public Market is a good suggestion for Napa.
What day are you planning to go to Napa? There are some different options based on the day of the week such as farmers markets or restaurant specials.
You may want to check out Le Sanctuaire. It's a great place for information on unusual spices, high end food magazines and books, and molecular gastronomy. I have not come across a store like this anywhere else.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108
You could stop at the Oxbow Market in Napa. Its kind of like Ferry Building lite. The food gardens next door at Copia are really cool too.