My San Francisco recommendations

I've only been living in San Francisco since the summer of 2010 (though I did live here as a teen-ager in the 80s), so I'm not fully qualified as a native to give recommendations.

I've never let that stop me before.

Here are some of my favorite things in San Francisco.

Best of SF:
If you only have a day or two, here are my picks (details of each are further down):

Vegetarian/Vegan:

Coffee & Tea:

Outdoors & Active:

Pizza:

I am an avid pizza fan, and have scoured the city for the best pizza. I'm partial to Neapolitan style pizza, though there are two deep-dish places I also love in the city.

Beer, Wine & Cocktails:

Sweets:

Fine Dining:

Other Restaurants:

Books:

No comments on these except every single bookstore here is small, independent, and wonderful. If you're a booklover, check out a few in the area you're walking around in.

For Kids:

Please please skip Pier 39 and do the things below. The zoo isn't bad, but not as good as the things below.

Tourist Things Worth Doing:

Skip Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Union Square, tour buses, Chinatown, and the Powell Street cable car (better to catch the cable car at California Street).

Shopping:

These are the best streets in the city for people who like to stroll and look at interesting shops with fantastic wares. Best for Parisian-style window shopping, because they're not cheap.

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