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Tasting walk book/ideas for SF and kids?

sky19 Jul 14, 2009 09:54 AM

I would love to hear your ideas for a walk to visit great bakeries, SF treats and markets or if you know of a book that's great that's been written, if you'd let me know the name.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: sky19 Jul 14, 2009 10:06 AM

    Patricia Unterman's San Francisco Food Lover's Pocket Guide doesn't have walks per se, but it's organized by neighborhoods, and it was very recently updated.


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      grayelf RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 16, 2009 10:30 AM

      As a fellow tourist, I have found that PU book to be a great backup for the research I do before I go to the Bay Area. It actually is pocket sized so you can carry it easily in case one of the places you've planned doesn't work out, or if your plans change while you are not near a computer to access CH :-).

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        sky19 RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 16, 2009 03:01 PM

        Thanks for the tip! I've ordered the book. Don't know what PU book is...

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          Robert Lauriston RE: sky19 Jul 16, 2009 03:05 PM

          PU = Patricia Unterman.

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            grayelf RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 16, 2009 04:59 PM

            Sorry, I should be more careful with acronyms -- the Unterman book was indeed what I was referring to :-).

      2. Ruth Lafler RE: sky19 Jul 17, 2009 10:13 AM

        I did a walk with some kids that went: Ferry Building (all kinds of foodie things); up Sacramento St. to Grant Ave. (alternatively, you can take the California Street Cable car and either get off at Grant or take it all the way up to the top of Nob Hill and walk down to Stockton or Grant). Down Grant Ave. through Chinatown (Golden Gate Bakery, etc.). Grant is the tourist drag in Chinatown which is fun for kids, but alternatively you can walk a little farther up hill and walk down Stockton, which has many more markets, bakeries, dim sum places, etc. Cross Broadway into North Beach, where there are several Italian bakeries (Stella, Victoria, Mara, Danilo, Liguria (focaccia only, closes early when they run out)), XOX truffles, Molinari deli, etc. Up Telegraph Hill and down the steps (home of the famous parrots) on the other side back to the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building. Since this is a circular route you can start it at any point (depending on where you're coming from) and do it in either direction.

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          sky19 RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 26, 2009 01:26 PM

          wow thank you all!

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