An epicenter for food purveyors, vendors and sightseers, the historic Ghirardelli Square is brimming with eclectic eateries unique to San Francisco. The iconic landmark shares its public plaza with local restaurants showcasing their authentic talents in international cuisine. Here’s the latest pop-ups and culinary extraordinaires lining the square this fall.
After a lovely morning stroll by the bay, it's time for a savory breakfast and a cup of joe. The Daily Driver located inside The Cheese School has arrived with wood-fired bagel sandwiches and homemade cream cheeses to schmear. Their signature organic butter cheese, also known as Butterkäse, is a must-try for those craving an added melting sensation in a toasted delicacy.
Indulge your sweet tooth at La Cocina's pop-up shop in Ghirardelli Square with delicious packaged confections like toffee brittle and dulce de leche-filled alfajores. The local nonprofit supports working-class female entrepreneurs in their culinary pursuits bringing their authentic recipes to the forefront of San Francisco’s historic landmark.
Avid sports fans know October is one of the most energetic times of year: the NFL season is in full swing and an energetic sports bar with ambience, live games and pints galore is a must for your beloved Sunday game day. Stop by San Francisco Brewery Co. , a modern brewery serving up their own handcrafted beers and American-style pub menu for you to enjoy in the bar or outdoor beer garden. Their NFL Sunday ticket goes live weekly at 10 am, so grab your friends for the next big weekend game.
On the frontier of Cantonese flavor, the Palette Tea House thrives on innovation in taste and their Instagram-worthy presentation. Food critics, tourists and Bay Area foodies alike rave about the famous xiao long bao and seasonal dishes such as the locally-caught garlic butter crab. Be sure to check out their cocktail specialties cultivated by the award-winning Carlos Yturria.
Dining by the sea never ceases to amaze Barrio's diners who return time again for a festive meal time with family and friends. Overlooking the scenic Aquatic Park, the agave bar and latin kitchen pairs seasonal craft cocktails with traditional tacos wrapped in housemade heirloom blue corn tortillas. One must not pass up the popular fried halibut tacos and a round of Barrio’s agave tequila patio side.
Stay tuned at the end of October for Ghirardelli’s Spooky Square event including a Halloween magic show, kids’ costume parade with sweet treats and a dog costume contest on October 30.
Discover these exquisite eateries and more at Ghirardelli Square.
Photography by: Ghirardelli Square