It doesn’t matter what you like to eat, they have it in San Francisco. While there’s no shortage of high-class establishments like Gary Danko, SF is probably best known for its abundance of street food.
From Korean tacos to fusion falafels, some of the best food you can find is served out of a truck in tin foil and Styrofoam. Check out OffTheGridSF.com for updates on where to find local food trucks.
Did you know the modern burrito was invented in San Francisco? If you enjoy tin foil monsters filled with fresh ingredients, head to the Mission District. La Cumbre Taqueria and El Faro both lay claim to the modern burrito’s invention, but your taste buds probably won’t know the difference. Check out Wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_burrito for more on the history of the Mission burrito.
For vegans and vegetarians tired of ordering from a tiny corner of the menu, SF has an abundance of restaurants just for you. According to Yelp, the best vegan restaurant in San Francisco is Source in Soma.
If you’re looking for fresh seafood, there are plenty of options, but many of them are pricey. For something quick, cheap, and just greasy enough, check out The Codmother Fish and Chips near North Beach, where you can find more seafood options than in any other neighborhood.
Many disagree, but some say the best way to find a good Chinese restaurant is to head to Chinatown and eat at the first place you find. If you’re not the risk-taking type, just follow the crowd.
With so much good food, it can be hard to find exactly what you’re craving. For a little help, we’ve put together a Spotfire visualization. With data from more than 5,000 restaurants, separated by neighborhood and cuisine, you should have no problem finding a good burrito.