All ice cream is great, but sometimes what you really want is soft serve, and Gott’s Soft Serve in the Ferry Building is the height of the artform. You could stick with a classic chocolate-vanilla swirl and be happy, or try one of their other flavors like fior de latte or salted caramel. Whatever you get, you’re going to be in the mood for soft serve a lot more afterwards.
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Red’s Java House
Red’s Java House is a classic SF stop off for a burger and a cold beer in the Embarcadero.
The Slanted Door
Some restaurants that have been around a long time feel like ageless classics. The Slanted Door feels more like an aged classic.
The Plant Cafe Organic
The Embarcadero location of The Plant is a prime spot to grab a healthy lunch.
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State Bird Provisions
You’ll want to book a table in advance for the dim sum-style small plates at State Bird Provisions in the Fillmore.
Rose’s Cafe in Cow Hollow has great granola, pastries and an excellent breakfast pizza. Hit it in the morning for an outdoor breakfast.
Tadich Grill in the Financial District is a classic San Francisco steak and seafood spot that you should go to at least once.
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Getting a burger at Gott’s Roadside is one of the best reasons to go to the Ferry Building.
Acme Bread Company
Head to Acme Bread Company in the Ferry Building for some of the best bread in the city.
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