Here is what went down on my very first day in San Francisco
Walked into this incredible Middle Eastern store on my way to Tartine:
The gentleman that owns this store is from Palestine and he carries goods from all over the Middle East. Check it out! Fresh dates and fresh figs.
There where beautiful hookahs and artifacts all over the store. The spice blends where awesome!
He carried 3 different kinds of Za’atar!! Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese. How cool! Some varieties may add savory, cumin, coriander or fennel seed. One distinctively Palestinian variation of za’atar includes caraway seeds, while a Lebanese variety sometimes contains sumac berries, and has a distinct dark red color.
Date and rose ice cream!
Halva, The primary ingredients in this confection are sesame seeds or paste (tahini), and sugar, glucose or honey.
Made our way to Tartine and got the Mixed Berry Brioche Bread pudding..;) and the Pain au Jambon, a ham and gruyere cheese croissant..this one took the cake for me. Have not had such a delectable croissant in a long time.
Eden excited about being in Tartine..ha! so sad!
Started walking to Chinatown and came across Swans Oyster Depot…COULD NOT PASS THIS UP!
Got a dozen oysters, seafood cocktail and beers. Loved that they served Boudin sourdough. This bread was GOOD! A little butter sprinkle of salt..delicious!
Chinatown was incredible!
There was this bakery called Golden Gate fortune cookies. It smelt so yummy and sweet in there. The freshly made cookies were coming out of a machine and the women were placing the fortune inside and folding them over. They placed them into these little molds and remove them once they cooled down and hardened.
Stumbled into a little teahouse by accident where the owner was feeding us cup after cup of teas from China that have different health benefits. One was even a baby making tea..ha ha! For anyone struggling to have a baby…head to Vital Tea-leaf.
He was totally playing around with us, at one point he made every man in the room stand up and salute him, making them promise to treat their women like Queens. I like this guy!
Got ourselves some Sichuan noodles served with a peanut and chili sauce after at Z&Y restaurant..really good.
By this point the food consumption of the day was getting a little intense, so headed to the SFMoma and saw DearHoof perform.. What a day! It was awesome!
I love San Francisco!
First day down..3 more to go! Yeeha!