San Francisco Bay Travel Guide

Andrew visits the San Francisco Bay Area, home to cutting-edge food ideas. From cookies made with crickets to lamb's head soup, Andrew discovers foods of the future, mixed with an interesting take on the past!

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Bun Bo Hue An Nam

Stop by Bun Bo Hue An Nam, known as one of the country’s best Vietnamese soup restaurants. Their bun bo hue (ox penis soup) is pretty tasty.

740 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95122

 
Sleep
Claremont Hotel Club and Spa

Tucked away in the beautiful hills of Berkeley, CA, Claremont Resort and Spa is the perfect luxurious getaway. It’s also only 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705

 
See & Do
Cultured Pickle Shop

Drop by Cultured Pickle to taste from their large variety of fermented products, including some that have been fermented using Japanese methods. Sample pickled radish that’s been fermented in nuka (fermented rice bran).

800 Bancroft Way, Suite 105, Berkeley, CA 94710

 
Eat
De Afghanan Restaurant

Visit Little Kabul’s De Afghanan for bolani, unleavened bread stuffed with leeks, potatoes and chickpeas, then fried on a griddle, and served with yogurt and cilantro chutney.

37395 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

 
Eat
Don Bugito

Don Bugito is a street cart run by Monica Martinez, a visionary who started out ranching bugs in her kitchen and now runs her own business selling insects as food. A must-try: toffee-flavored meal worms.

Street cart that varies its location throughout San Francisco

Eat
Gaku Japanese Charcoal Grill

Come to a traditional Japanese izakaya. The specialty at this charcoal grill is the skewered meat.

5152 Moorpark Ave, Suite 40, San Jose, CA 95129

 
Eat
Mezcal Restaurant

Dine at Mezcal, a restaurant that specializes in Oaxacan regional cuisine, with family recipes that are not usually found on menus in the US. Try the chapulines, fried grasshoppers seasoned with lime and salt.

25 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

 
Travel
Oakland International Airport

One of 2 international airports providing access to the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland International Airport is roughly 30 minutes (via I-880 N and I-80 W) from downtown San Francisco.

1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621

 

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