It took me a while to get this post together, but last weekend I was lucky enough to enjoy a super fun weekend getaway to beautiful SAN FRANCISCO! It was only my second time visiting the bay area, and this time I had the pleasure of exploring the city with two of my very favorite gal pals who know their way around the place… So I was well-equipped for an epic whirlwind tour of nothing but the best stuff.
We joked that some of this stuff doesn’t belong on a dietitian’s blog, but let’s be real. If you ask me, it’s only natural that vacation eating be a little more indulgent than the everyday. Personally, I’m addicted to checking out foodie trip reports before I visit a new place… So if that’s your kind of thing too, read on for my take!
When we woke up Saturday morning in Berkeley, I was instantly sold on the place. So gorgeous and unique that it made me want to drop everything and move in. We set out for a walk downtown to Philz Coffee – their mint mojito iced coffee is spiked with fresh mint leaves and it’s DREAMILY creamy. I really wish I had another one right now.
Then we strolled over to Cinnaholic, which is apparently run by some kind of magicians, because they claim to be vegan and I can’t imagine any other way that they could make cinnamon rolls taste this amazing without butter unless it’s magic. Mine is the maple-blackberry number on the right, and it changed my life. So good!
On Sunday, the weather was a little rainy so we stuck around the east bay area. We started off with lunch at Cafe Colucci in Oakland – my first time eating Ethiopian food! I can’t think of another time that I’ve seen so many things that I’ve never tasted on one plate!
I unfortunately didn’t take any photos of our last dinner from Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, so you’ll have to take my word for how delicious it was (very!). Amazing Nepalese and Indian food – order extra momos! I feel like I need another whole weekend just to eat at every other restaurant in the Gourmet Ghetto… not to mention every other neighborhood!
I’m definitely already fantasizing about my next trip… let me know in the comments if you have any other must-eats for next time!