Tracing its way along the coast of the city, the Embarcadero is one of the most famous and popular spots in San Francisco. If you find yourself exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and the areas surrounding the waterfront, be sure to check out one of our favorite spots to eat on the Embarcadero.
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Boccalone is an artisan salumi, meaning it provides all sorts of cured meats, including prosciutto, salami, sausages and more. Boccalone specializes in high quality, sustainably-raised pork, combining traditional methods with the most modern technologies to create incredible food. This to-go restaurant is located in the Ferry Building, where you can buy food as well as a selection of packaged condiments and gifts, or you can explore the catering menu to plan for an event.
CHAYA Brasserie is a Japanese restaurant that combines Asian traditions with contemporary California-style food. The restaurant was originally founded in Los Angeles over 40 years ago, but the family that owns the place has ties to the restaurant business all the way back in 17th-century Japan. If you’re looking to eat something incredible that embodies this California-Asian cuisine, try the tuna tartare.
La Mar Cebichería Peruana is a Peruvian restaurant that specializes in seafood cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in a sleek, minimalistic style with a grand dining room, multiple lounges and a patio overlooking the water. From there, you can get a gorgeous view not only of the Bay, but of Treasure Island, as well. If you are looking to host a large event on site, the restaurant is available to be reserved for up to 490 people.
Delica is a Japanese-Californian restaurant ‘dedicated to serving wholesome food that combines Japanese style and flavor with the freshest, highest quality ingredients.’ This means the food is sourced from local growers with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, and all the produce is non-GMO, organic and sustainably grown. The meat and seafood are naturally raised, and the fish is wild-harvested.
Hog Island Oyster Co. specializes in hand-raised shellfish grown locally in Tomales Bay on the coast of Northern California. The shellfish is grown sustainably and only the highest quality is served. This is a great spot to enjoy a variety of oysters and other seafood specialties, and if you are a fan of Berkeley’s Acme bread, you can find it here as well. Alternatively, enjoy a classic San Francisco clam chowder or one of the restaurant’s acclaimed grilled cheese sandwiches.