Eating in San Francisco

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I ate like a real goon in San Francisco. There is no other way to put it. I have been eating like a goon all the time lately, I need to get back on the wagon. I am not in the position right now to gain weight and have to buy new pants because I like designer jeans and Lululemon and that is not in the budget right now thanks to my insanely expensive San Francisco rent. (I should find out if I got the apartment I can’t afford want today!)

An interesting phenomena: my dad has lost 30+ pounds in the past four months so he is obsessed with eating healthy. I ate (and drank) way worse than he did. He was very focused on eating healthy, which was nice.

We got in Thursday afternoon and went to Split Bread since it had good salads and it was a few blocks away from our hotel (we stayed at the Intercontinental downtown).

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Salad from Split Bread.

After an initial frustrating day, we needed oysters and wine stat. I was too tired to think about where to go so we went to Hog Island Oyster Company since I had been before and it is delicious. I also had some wine (I forget what).

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Raw Oysters from Hog Island Oyster Company.

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King Salmon with some delicious seasonal spinach (forget the name).

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Grilled oysters.

Since we were mainly looking at apartments in the Marina, we ate most of our meals in the Marina. I was craving fish so we went to Pacific Catch.

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Cajun Mahi Mahi Salad from Pacific Catch. (I’m not really that hungry, can I just have one mahi?)

I think I was craving sugar because of all of the stress. Needed ice cream. Luckily, there was Over the Moon so my craving was satisifed. The guy at the store told me not to live in the Marina. The other girl in line told me to live there. I’m going to go with her.

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Ice cream from Over the Moon – chocolate and snickerdoodle with rainbow sprinkles, duh.

For dinner Friday, we went to Off the Grid, a food truck round-up in… you guessed it… the Marina! Señor Sisig, a Filipino-Mexican fusion truck had an insane line so we decided that should eat there. Dad had been very good all day (aka we walked like 10 miles and he probably ate like 700 calories) so he decided to have the California Burrito, which was a pork burrito with french fries. And it was totally worth it (I had a few bites, duh). I also chugged two glasses of wine from a plastic cup because I just could not with Friday or apartment hunting.

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One pork and one tofu taco from Señor Sisig.

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California Burrito from Señor Sisgi. This happened. Ignore how awful I look.

Saturday was really stressful and I didn’t care about food. We had lunch at Blue Barn Gourmet which is my new fave go-to in SF (and the Marina). Dinner we had gluten free pizza and salad at Presidio Pizza (my go-to pre-race meal). It was amazing.

Sunday Dad wanted to go to Sausalito so we decided to have brunch (which turned into lunch) out there at fish. I had serious runger and I was doing the ordering so things got out of hand. Dad had a dungess crab salad, I had a grilled tuna salad and we split Bombaloni beans and mussels. DEFINITELY go to fish if you are in Sausalito. And get the Bombaloni beans.

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Feast from fish. in Sausalito.

Before we headed to the airport, we went to Padrecito after hiking around the Presidio and over the Golden Gate Bridge all afternoon. We demolished some chips and guac (I ordered them after Dad said no) and then split steak tacos and king salmon tacos. They had a white Pinot Noir I need go to back and drink ASAP. To note, Padrecito is on Eater’s 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants for October.

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Fish and Steak Tacos from Padrecito.

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Any places in San Francisco you loved that I should eat at? What was the best thing you ate this past week?

49 comments on “Eating in San Francisco

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Tina Muir on October 22, 2014 7:29 am

Your first sentence literally made me “lol”. You are funny :) On another note, your foods look sooooo good, other than the oysters….not a fan, but you are very sophisticated my friend! Glad you are enjoying it so far, I look forward to hearing about it soon :)
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:33 am

Thanks boo! If you think I’m funny I’m honored because we all know the Brits have the best sense of humor!

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Heather @fitncookies on October 22, 2014 7:36 am

Mmm, you definitely had some delicious food! I’m with you- I need to cut back on the sweets and junk and get back into eating healthy.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:33 am

Yes times a million. I have to stop drinking wine during the week lol.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 22, 2014 8:03 am

You may have “eaten like a goon,” but you have certainly made me believe that I want to become a goon. I’ll be your wing-goon any time. Holy moly. I want….everything.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:31 am

Can you come visit me and be my wing-goon??

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on October 22, 2014 9:26 am

Well the food looks like it was all worth it! Got to experience the goods!

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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:30 am

Definitely, sometimes it’s nice to let go!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on October 22, 2014 9:35 am

A burrito with french fries?? That is SO awesome! Also, yay for ice cream with sprinkles. That almost makes me feel like a kid again ;)
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:30 am

Ice cream without sprinkles is sacrilege haha.

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Jessie on October 22, 2014 9:39 am

Girl, your food looks like a great balance of healthy vs a little non healthy! Good for you on enjoying your time in your new city & with your Dad!

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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:30 am

Thank you!! Now to get back to healthy at home haha.

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GiGi Eats on October 22, 2014 9:55 am

I haven’t been to San Fran since I was oh about 5 or 6…… So I definitely need to go back and get my grub on. I mean, why else do people travel?! It’s ALL about the food!
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:30 am

Um girl, aren’t you in LA? Come up and visit, that’s an hour flight!!! Seriously!!

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Jenny on October 22, 2014 10:14 am

Yeah for the lovely salads…we’re on a salad kick around here right now. But you lost me at the oysters.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:29 am

I need to get back on a salad kick haha.

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Lindsay @ The Functional Foodie on October 22, 2014 10:46 am

This post is making me really miss San Fran. I have visited so many times, and I love it every time I go. It is such a great city. I clearly need to go back immediately and eat at all the places that you went to. That salad looks amazing.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:29 am

Yes, I can’t wait to continue eating through the city!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on October 22, 2014 11:15 am

Welcome to SF! You’ll find that you will eat a lot all the time here, because it’s hard not to. But you’ll walk just as much, so it starts to equal out. I also love Blue Barn, and there’s a second location on Polk Street in the Russian Hill neighborhood. Do you like sushi? There are SO many great sushi spots. Looking forward to connecting IRL!! :)
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:25 am

Yes, I think a sushi date needs to happen!!!

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Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on October 22, 2014 12:49 pm

Those oysters must’ve costed more than a dolar an oyster! I say that because thats what it is here, and you’re eating them at a restaurant. How does one eat raw oyster?! What does it taste like? I bake mine in a shell and eat them.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:25 am

You kind of loosen it with a fork and you can put on a sauce or hot sauce if you want… then you just tip the shell back and eat!

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Amberly on October 22, 2014 1:22 pm

Yum!!! You were smart to test out the eateries when you were hunting for a place to live ;) And I would kill to live in San Fran! So fun!
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:24 am

I am SO excited!

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Kelsey on October 22, 2014 1:22 pm

YUM! Always love finding more favorite foodie spots in my area!

xoxo
kelsey
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:24 am

Let me know if you try any out!

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on October 22, 2014 1:27 pm

Looks like a lot of good eats! I love Gracias Madre in SF – vegan Mexican food that is really yummy! I’m kind of bummed that I didn’t eat in SF more when I lived in the South Bay area an hour from there, but that damn traffic made me not want to head into the area too often. Ha.
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Cassie on October 24, 2014 9:24 am

Ohhh, that is a great suggestion, I’ll have to check it out!

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ganeeban on October 22, 2014 1:35 pm

Hope you get the spot you are hoping for! I love Senor Sisig, their tacos are BOMB! Even though I live an hour away, I appreciate the food recommendations. Oh, if grilled cheese is your thing…order it at Hog Island sometime…it’s AMAZING! xoxo, ganeeban

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Farrah on October 22, 2014 1:45 pm

Ahh! I miss being in CA. I didn’t go to SF all that often while I was living close to it, but there are so many places to eat there! *-* If you’re at all a fan of Thai food, I would very highly recommend Amphawa! <3!
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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 22, 2014 3:55 pm

Lots of seafood — it doesn’t look like you ate too poorly, girl! I know the feeling about being off the wagon though.. totally going through it too!
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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on October 22, 2014 4:49 pm

So you’ll make a list of awesome restaurants we need to go to when I come visit, right? ;-)
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:28 am

THE LIST IS ALREADY BEING MADE!! You can come escape the very, very cold Canadian winter for a few days :)

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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on October 22, 2014 6:26 pm

Oh my gosh! I’ll have one of everything you ate, please!!
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:27 am

Please come help me with eating it all so I don’t haha.

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GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on October 22, 2014 8:25 pm

I want to go to SF now, if only to eat…everything look so yummy!
In other news, my daddy once flew all the way to Mississauga from Trinidad to help me find an apartment. He ate a lot better than I did, too. Weird haha
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:27 am

Ha, I was sitting by my dad at the penguins game last night when I saw your comment come through my e-mail… I had to tell him about your dad going to Mississauga! Dads are the best, right? xo

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Natalie on October 22, 2014 8:58 pm

All of this looks totally worth gaining a couple of extra pounds! :) YUM! I hope you get your new apartment–such an exciting time!
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:27 am

Thank you, definitely need the good vibes!

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Erika on October 22, 2014 11:03 pm

Omgggg this looks like an amazing week of eating!! I’m so jealous of all your eats since I used to live near SF but am currently living my twenty-something years in Houston. So all these places feel so close yet so far away!! Just wanted to stop in and say I love your blog–it’s such a cute layout and I love your style! Unfortunately, I can’t really recommend any places in SF (ooh…except for Tartine and Bi-Rite, except talk about indulgence ha!) BUT I would super recommend checking out my friend’s blog (Shikha la Mode) because she’s also a huge foodie living in SF!
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:23 am

Thank you!!! I will definitely check out her blog!!

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Kay @ Kay Bueno on October 23, 2014 2:43 am

Good luck with apartment hunting. SF is crazy. My first apartment in the Mission had 120 applicants when we moved in. It’s a crazy place.

I’m not near the Marina, so it’s awesome to see your restaurants. But if you end up in the Mission, or Hayes Valley/Haight area. I love Lolinda (Argentinian), The Little Chihuahua (Pseudo mexican comfort food), Nojo (modern Japanese farm cuisine), and so much more.

But! I shouldn’t suggest too much. Those are all my places to indulge. Best of luck in SF.
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 9:21 am

THAT. IS. INSANE. 120 people?? I thought like 10 was nuts.

Definitely want to check out all of those places!! Thanks for the suggestions!

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Jan @ sproutsnsquats on October 23, 2014 6:45 am

All those eats have me drooling into the screen! That’s amazing work on your dads behalf to lose that much.

Fingers crossed for that apartment:)
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Cassie on October 23, 2014 8:53 am

Thank you, I definitely need them! (And nice to see you back! :))

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genevieve @ gratitude & greens on October 23, 2014 9:11 am

I’ve always wanted to go to San Francisco! I’ve sadly only ever been to Southern California. Good luck with apartment hunting! And it’s okay if you ate like a goon for a little bit, tomorrow is a new day and it’s never too late to go back/begin healthy eating habits :)
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cait @pieceofcait on October 23, 2014 10:02 am

mmmmm yum! i think traveling and eating is one of the best things! theres always a time and place for a salad AND ice cream. So great balance! :)
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Anna on October 23, 2014 10:40 am

I want to eat my screen. I’ve never been to San Fran, but I’ve heard the food is incredible!
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