So I am finally going to recap my day in San Francisco. Get stoked. I went to the city about a week ago just to get out of the dorm. And since I’m transferring next year, I figured I should take advantage of living close to San Francisco. But back to the day!
The Ferry Building is an old pier turned into a building with a bunch of different stores/kiosks. They have some awesome food and locally sourced stores. One of the stores also had an endless supply of Bob’s Red Mill products.
Once I was done inside, I grabbed a coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee before going to the farmers market portion outside. Blue Bottle’s iced coffee was seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate so I had to stop and grab a cup. They brew their coffee overnight with it being a very slow process in order to get the best flavors.
After walking around for a bit, I saw that there was going to be a cooking demo going on. Of course, I couldn’t resist! The demo was done by Michael Hung of Bushi-Tei. The demo was really interesting and I actually learned a lot. He made Celery Root and Yuba “Spring Rolls” with Toasted Almonds and Winter Citronette. And they were awesome!
After the cooking demo, I headed to Union Square which is a big shopping area. At one of the malls, they had escalators that wrapped around. I’ve never seen anything besides straight escalators so I thought this was totally awesome. And yes, I’m easily amused.
Once I saw a fight, I decided to get my butt out of Union Square. I made it back in time to the farmers market to grab a bite for lunch before the vendors went home. I got the avocado wrap from Alive. Inside, there was avocado, a sunflower seed pate, and sprouted lentils.
It wasn’t great. I probably wouldn’t get it again. But I followed it up with an orange that made it all better. During the cooking demo, I learned that it was orange season. So when I saw a vendor that only sold oranges, I stopped and bought a few. And ohhhh boy. They were the best oranges I’d ever had.
After lunch, I stopped by to get some kombucha-like drink. Instead of mushrooms (which is what kombucha is made out of), they start with whey as the base. How do they do it? I have no idea. The drink wasn’t creamy at all. The lady even said it was like kombucha, just less acidy.
And since my lunch didn’t include any carbs, I had to make a stop at my favorite bakery, Acme. I got the small sourdough round and it was just as delicious as I’d remembered.
This was around the time that I started to get a headache so I headed back to the car. On the way home though, I stopped in Sausalito which is a really small tourist town along the water front. It was adorable and I will definitely be back to do some proper sight seeing when I don’t have a headache 🙂
Have you ever been to San Francisco before?