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Here's Where The New York Times Thinks You Should Eat In SF

If you only have 36 hours, that is.

Coqueta sure does have a view.
Coqueta sure does have a view.

The New York Times’ popular “36 Hours In” travel feature has set its sights on San Francisco. And the itinerary basically tells you to eat all day every day, with some limited time for Mission murals, Green Apple Books on the Park and the de Young thrown in. Here’s the perfect SF weekend eating schedule, according to the Grey Lady.


Grab a cheeseburger and beer at Red’s Java House, then stroll over to the Ferry Building to snack and browse. Dinner’s at Hard Water for fried chicken and whiskey, and if you want to be really hardcore, you’ll have a second paella dinner at Coqueta. Don’t be lame — two dinners and drinks is not enough for those “city that never sleeps” folk. Get a nightcap and catch some live music at Royal Cuckoo, and then (yes, and then) head to Zeitgeist for some “punk-spirited” beers.


Only shill out a few bucks for some Mexican morning pastries at La Mejor Bakery or Panaderia La Mexicana in the Mission and eat those while walking to the Alemany Farmers’ Market to pick up some lunch. Mosy your way over to Dolores Park and eat your fare. For dinner, it’s Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar for omakase, or Heirloom Cafe’s three-course menu and wine pairing. Bowling at Mission Bowling Club is this evening’s activity, where you can get “really good food” if you’re still hungry.


Brunch at Nopalito (if you can get in). If not, get the pizza from Arizmendi Bakery. The end.


199 Valencia Street, , CA 94103 (415) 255-7505 Visit Website

La Mejor Bakery

3329 24th Street, , CA 94110 (415) 655-3622

ICHI Sushi + NI Bar

3282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 415-525-4750 Visit Website

Red's Java House

pier 30 The Embarcadero South, , CA 94105 (415) 777-5626 Visit Website

The Royal Cuckoo

3202 Mission Street, , CA 94110 (415) 550-8667 Visit Website

Hard Water

Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94105 415-392-3021


Pier 5 The Embarcadero, , CA 94111 (415) 704-8866 Visit Website

Arizmendi Bakery

1331 9th Avenue, , CA 94122 (415) 566-3117 Visit Website

La Mexicana Bakery

2804 24th Street, , CA 94110 (415) 648-2633


306 Broderick Street, , CA 94117 (415) 437-0303 Visit Website