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The Top Charcuteries In San Francisco
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The Top Charcuteries In San Francisco

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Updated: 28 November 2016
Charcuterie is a process that prepares meat products, such as bacon, ham and sausage that usually consists of pork being cured. Its salty goodness paired with a fine wine or cold beer creates the umami experience. Here are some charcuterie places in San Francisco that you really should try.
Chicken Liver Mousse | © Alex Nguyen
Chicken Liver Mousse | © Alex Nguyen

Located in the lively Mission District, Hog and Rocks is the first ham and oyster bar in San Francisco. With an atmosphere that is great for any occasion, whether it’d be catching up with old friends or an intimate date night over drinks that pair very well with the charcuterie. Hog and Rocks also serves dinner and snacks to sate one’s hunger. The service is quick, extremely attentive, and friendly. So if you’re looking to bar hop and grab a bite, take a pit stop here and enjoy the food.

Hog And Rocks 3431 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 +1 415-550-8627

A grocery market with pop-up restaurants such as a pizzeria, sandwich bar, sushi/oyster bar, bake shop, Blue Bottle Coffee, and most importantly, a full bar with cheese and charcuterie. The charcuterie is sourced from local, domestic and European partners, however, they do have meats prepared in-house. You can also visit and check out Twitter, which, is located on top of The Market.

The Market, 1355 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103 +1 415-767-5130

Cheese and Charcuterie Sampler | © Alex Nguyen
Cheese and Charcuterie Sampler | © Alex Nguyen
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Boccalone Salumeria

Whether it be for lunch or dinner Boccalone Salumeria is the best place to find your inner carnivore. It offers countless varieties of cooked and cured salamis along with featured sandwiches from famous chef/owner, Chris Cosentino. There is also a headquarters located in Oakland and they do online orders. There are only 4 seats in the place but there’s a nifty item on the menu, the Salumi Cone, which is a paper cone with different salamis, so you can walk around the foodie’s paradise and shop for whatever your stomach desires.

Boccalone Salumeria, Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop 21, San Francisco, CA 94111 +1 415-433-6500

Salumi Cone | © Alex Nguyen
Salumi Cone | © Alex Nguyen

Right in the heart of Embarcadero, Coqueta could be one of the hottest date night restaurants which also explains the translation of its name, ‘flirt’ or ‘infatuation’ in Spanish. Owned by world renowned chef, Michael Chiarello and his team, the dishes are their own interpretation of Spanish cuisine while infusing aspects of Northern California. There is bound to be a long wait, so get there early or you can walk right over to the Ferry Building Marketplace and hang out before they give you a call. The restaurant has a very open space so the kitchen is visible from the bar and the service is top notch as expected from Chiarello. With or without a date, don’t miss out on the quality food Chiarello has to offer.

Coqueta, Pier 5 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 +1 415-704-8866

El Plat Cap | © Daphne Palomares
El Plat Cap | © Daphne Palomares

Not your typical kind of restaurant, Leopold’s is an Austrian restaurant that kills all expectations in a positive way. They serve comfort food. The service is experienced and of a high quality, there’s also numerous European beers on tap. There is a communal table right in the center of the restaurant, so people can talk amongst each other and get to know one another. Drink up and don’t forget to eat up.

Leopold, 2400 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109 +1 415-474-2000