San Francisco August 26, 2017
8 Food & Drink Faux-Pas No San Franciscan Should Ever Commit
San Francisco takes food very seriously. If you want to learn more about the food culture in the city then read on. Discover eight amusing food and drink sins that no San Franciscan should ever commit. What else would you add to the list?
1. Going to the Mission and not eating a Mission Burrito.
Why? Because the Mission put the burrito on the map in California. The Mission burrito became popular during the 1960s in the Mission District of SF. It is distinguished from other burritos by its large size and inclusion of extra rice and other ingredients. Check out restaurants like Cancun Taqueria and Farolito for great burritos.
2. A Giants game without garlic fries.
Garlic, olive oil, and fries make any Giants game well worth the ticket price. These special fries at AT&T Park are doused with garlic from Gilroy. Yum!
3. Buying Sourdough Bread from anywhere except Boudin Bakery.
Tartine Bakery is acceptable as well. However, the city institution for Sourdough bread is Boudin without a doubt. Boudin Bakery Bread is a classic icon of the city. Boudin was established in 1849, and today bakes between 12,000-15,000 loaves of bread.
4. Eating inauthentic Chinese food.
San Francisco has more than one Chinatown, and the oldest one in the USA in Downtown. If you eat Chinese food and don't eat in Chinatown then this a major food faux-pas. Take the time to explore Chinatown and indulge!
5. Visiting North Beach without getting gelato and pizza.
Make time for gelato at Gelateria Naia and pizza at Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach. If you want an authentic and high quality Italian meal then the chances are that this restaurant will be in our Little Italy AKA North Beach. Also, there are many independent and family owned restaurants with real links to Italy. So, it would be a food crime to not ever eat Italian food in North Beach.
6. Not knowing your Chardonnay from your Pinot.
Being wine savvy is a must here. Wine is more important here than most American cities, so lacking any wine knowledge or preference can be a faux-pas. Lucky for San Franciscans, this city is practically flowing with wine, thanks to its proximity to the world-famous wine regions of Napa and Sonoma.
7. If you're a seafood lover, and haven't tried Cioppino.
Cioppino is a tasty seafood soup that is uniquely San Franciscan. This seafood-tomato mélange was born right here in San Francisco by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s and continues to be a must-try dish.
8. Being clueless about coffee.
Coffee is a way of life, especially for many locals in the city. San Franciscans take coffee seriously, just visit Ritual Coffee, Blue Bottle, Peets, Philz, or just go to any diner for a good cup of Joe.
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