SF Hit List
Source: bib and Tuck
Where are your favorite places to shop and eat in SF?
My favorite thing to do on a sunny weekend in SF is grab amazing brunch and then spend the day shopping, strolling and snacking till dinner. Here’s a list of my top spots:
NOPA (Custard french toast w/ a gin fizz on the side? Yes please!)
Zazie (their crab benedict is my kryptonite)
Bistro Central Parc (for the perfect authentic french breakfast (or dinner!). everything is good here.)
Universal Cafe (anything on their menu w/ a sake bloody mary on their front patio)
Blue Barn Gourmet (hands down, the most AMAZING salads ever.)
Arlequin in Hayes Valley in their back garden (w/ a glass of wine from the adjacent wine shop)
Bar Crudo (Lobster and Burrata salad, oh my!)
Beretta (best pizza; best drinks)
NOPA (because their dinner is as good as their brunch)
Boutiques - Hayes valley has the best boutiques. Azalea is my favorite for on-trend, reasonably priced items (and they have a great jeans bar)
Vintage - Haight is the best (go to Held Over or Wasteland for classic thrift, or La Rosa for high-end vintage). Valencia St. in the Mission is a close 2nd place for vintage (I love Afterlife).
Mall - the Westfield Mall has a pretty stellar selection. They have Madewell, J.Crew, Zara, Aritzia and more.
Antiques - The Alameda Antiques Faire (first Sunday of every month) is one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets. I’ve furnished a good portion of my apartment w/ goodies from this flea market.
Bi-Rite Market - the best ice cream in the city, plus an incredible selection of fresh, organic produce, dairy, meats, wines…mmm. They also have a beautiful flower selection at their Dolores Park location (I always buy their lilacs in the spring!).
NOPA farmer’s market on Grove St. - this is a cute little farmer’s market that just keeps getting better and better.
Where do you see yourself in 30 years from now?
30 years from now, I’ll be almost 60 - wow! I’d like to look back on a successful and fulfilling music career, be living in a little coastal cottage with my soulmate, where we read, cook, listen to records, garden, and enjoy the simple life. And of course I’ll still be making music. ;)