Food Adventures

Here is a listing of where we have been.  Hopefully, it will be a resource when you are trying to figure out where to eat out with the munchkins or go on one of your own food adventures.

San Francisco

  1. Pacific Heights: Out the Door
  2. Bernal Heights: Browsing Cortland Avenue, Liberty Cafe, Sandbox Bakery
  3. Bernal Heights: Alemany Farmers Market
  4. Chinatown: Golden Gate Bakery
  5. Financial District: Yank Sing (Dim Sum Favorites)
  6. Financial District: Dartealing Lounge
  7. Financial District/Union Square: Fog City News and other spots for Chocolate lovers
  8. Potrero Hill: Plow
  9. Potrero Hill: Salumeria 
  10. Golden Gate Park: Artsy Picnic at the de Young Museum
  11. Golden Gate Park: Japanese Tea Garden 
  12. South Park: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and South Park Excursion
  13. Dog Patch: Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous
  14. Cole Valley: The Ice Cream Bar & Soda Fountain
  15. Cole Valley: Say Cheese, Cheese Shop
  16. Castro: Kasa
  17. Bayview: Queen’s Louisiana Po Boy Cafe and Flora Grubb Gardens
  18. Russian Hill: Lotta’s Bakery
  19. Fort Mason: Fort Mason Community Garden
  20. Fort Mason: Greens
  21. Fort Mason: Off the Grid 
  22. Fort Mason: Fort Mason Farmers Market
  23. Fort Mason: Readers Cafe
  24. Hayes Valley: Mandarina (NOW CLOSED) & Seesaw
  25. Hayes Valley: Stacks
  26. Hayes Valley: Smitten Ice Cream
  27. Hayes Valley: Fatted Calf 
  28. Japantown: Mochi Adventure at Benkyo-Do
  29. Japantown: Japantown Mall Adventure
  30. Japantown: Nijiya Supermarket (Ethnic Markets We Love)
  31. Japantown/Fillmore: Jai Ho Indian Grocery (SF Ethnic Markets We Love)
  32. Presidio: Pizzeria Avellino
  33. Presidio: Transit Cafe 
  34. Presidio: Beach Hut
  35. Marina/Sunset: Afterschool Fro Yo at Tutti Melon
  36. Marina: Roam – Artisan Burgers
  37. Marina: Dragon Well
  38. Marina: Let’s be Frank, hot dogs gone good  — THIS LOCATION HAS CLOSED
  39. Sunset: 37 Degrees, Taiwanese Snow Ice
  40. Sunset: Fluffy Snow, Taiwanese Snow Ice 
  41. Sunset: Surfer-Burbia: Outerlands Cafe, Mollusk Surf Shop, Trouble Coffee
  42. Sunset: Garden for the Environment & Arizmendi Bakery, a 2-stop mini adventure 
  43. Sunset: Pacific Catch
  44. Sunset: Sunrise Deli – Falafel Fave in SF
  45. Sunset: Manna Korean
  46. Sunset: 22nd & Irving Market (SF Ethnic Markets We Love)
  47. Richmond: Volcano Curry (Japanese Curry)
  48. Richmond: Royal Bakery & Market (SF Ethnic Markets We Love)
  49. Richmond: Velo Rouge Cafe
  50. Richmond: Clement Restaurant, The Best Green Onion Bun & Mountain Lake Park
  51. Richmond: Shanghai Dumpling King, Soup Dumplings and Sugar Egg Puffs
  52. Richmond: Mandalay Restaurant (Burmese)
  53. Richmond: Roadside BBQ 
  54. Richmond: Genki Crepes (Asian Dessert Shop)
  55. Richmond: Good Luck Dim Sum (Dim Sum Favorites)
  56. Richmond: Hot Sauce & Panko (Chicken Wings)
  57. Richmond: New May Wah Supermarket (SF Ethnic Markets We Love)
  58. Richmond: Sunstream Coffee: Lanchonete Brasileria (Brazilian Snack Bar)
  59. Mission: Casa Lucas (SF Ethnic Markets We Love)
  60. Mission: Coffee Bar, Al Fresco Hipster Sandwiches
  61. Mission: Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Mission Pie & Anthony’s Cookies
  62. Mission: Mission Cheese, Celebrating American Artisan Cheese
  63. Mission: Dynamo Donuts
  64. Mission: Mission Chinese Food
  65. Mission: Yamo and KidPower Playground
  66. Mission: Thorough Bread & Pastry and Dolores Park
  67. Mission: Chile Lindo Empanadas

Food Trucks

  1. Curry Up Now/Kung-Fu Tacos
  2. Off the Grid
  3. Belgian Waffle Truck
  4. Twirl & Dip Soft Serve
  5. Annakoot, Indian Street Food

Oakland/Berkeley/East Bay

  1. Berkeley: Chocolatier Blue
  2. Berkeley: Ici Ice-cream
  3. Berkeley: Cheese Board Collective, Shattuck Avenue and Tilden Park
  4. Berkeley: Gregoire’s Amazing Potato Puffs
  5. Berkeley: Tokyo Fish Market
  6. Oakland: Hawker Fare
  7. Oakland: Fenton’s Creamery
  8. Oakland: Bakesale Betty’s Fried Chicken Sandwich
  9. Brentwood: Cherries and more U-Pick Fruit
  10. Brentwood: Freitas Cherry Ranch

North Bay

  1. Larkspur: Rustic Bakery’s Kouign Amann
  2. Petaluma: Visit to a Straus Dairy Farm
  3. Petaluma: Della Fattoria & Petaluma Christmas Tree Farm
  4. Pt. Reyes: Osteria Stellina, Tomales Bay Foods, Pine Cone Diner, Manka’s Inverness Lodge, Toby’s Feed Barn, Hog Island Pyster Company
  5. Pt. Reyes: Osteria Stellina, Kule Loklo Trail & Miwok Village
  6. Sebastopol: Apple Picking at Gabriel Farm & More
  7. Sebatopol: Screaming Mimi’s Ice Cream Parlor
  8. Sonoma: Weekend Along the Sonoma Farm Trails
  9. Freestone (near Sebastopol): Wild Flour Bread in Freestone

Peninsula/South Bay

  1. Daly City: Koi Palace (Dim Sum Faves)
  2. Half Moon Bay: Dungeness Crab at Pillar Point Harbor
  3. Half Moon Bay: Banana Slug Hike at Purisma Creek Redwoods
  4. La Honda: Chestnut Picking at Skyline Chestnut Farm
  5. San Mateo: Dojo Ramen & Taiyaki
  6. Saratoga: Hakone Gardens for Cherry Blossom Viewing
  7. Pescadero: Feeding the Goats at Harley Farm
  8. Pescadeo: Field Trip to Harley Farms
  9. Pescadero: Pie Ranch Barn Dance
  10. Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  11. Santa Cruz: Swanton berry Farm


  1. Hawaii: Big Island Food Adventure
  2. Hawaii: Another Big Island Food Adventure: Shoyu Poke, Kona Coffee and Poha Berries:
  3. Los Angeles: Ganda Thai, Din Tai Fung, LA Farmer’s Market & Banana Leaf
  4. Lake Tahoe: Late Summer Farmer’s Market Finds
  5. Anderson Valley, CA: Philo: Family Farm Weekend at the Apple Farm
  6. San Diego: Super Mole at Super Cocina
  7. Seattle: Pike Place Market and Olympic Sculpture Park
  8. London: Duck Sandwich at the Borough Market
  9. New York City: Dylan’s Candy bar

Browse kid-friendly food adventures on our interactive Google Map:

4 thoughts on “Food Adventures

  1. Hi I am a Marin mom who started a hot dog cart buisness which features a kids menu. My buisness is Hot Diggity. You can find me at the Strawberry Recreation Center outside of the pool beginning May 15th.
    My kids meal deal (Kids Dig-It-Deal) consists of an uncured Niman Ranch hot dog, bag of carrots and organic juice pouch for $5.00. There is a little park for the kids to play in as well as tables and bleachers to sit down. It is a great spot and I think that it is right up the alley of your readership. Great tips and recipes. Thanks
    Joan Miller
    Hot Diggity

  2. Pingback: How to Find Kid-Friendly Restaurants Around the Bay Area

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