One Perfect Day in San Francisco: Anna Tvelova of Anda Piroshki
Anda Piroshki serves artisan homemade piroshki with both traditional and California-inspired fillings. Chef-owner Anna Tvelova shares her San Francisco one-day itinerary:
Anna's Perfect Day in San Francisco
Outerlands (4001 Judah St.)
Start out the morning with breakfast at Outerlands Restaurant located in her ‘hood. Anna particularly loves the smell of ocean breeze, pines and eucalyptus in this local foggy ‘hood but most importantly you’re coming here for the food and the vibe. Outerlands will give you a full San Francisco breakfast experience, including waiting in the line for your breakfast. You’ll be getting a delicious creatively handcrafted meal, made from sustainably grown vegetables and meats. They even bake their own amazing bread here, but make sure to try their “Eggs in a Jail.”
Sutro Bath Ruins (680 Point Lobos Ave.)
When you're done with breakfast, head over to hike around Sutro Baths. There are gorgeous views, an amazing story and San Francisco is all about being active and outdoors.
SOMA StrEat Food Park (428 11th St.)
After you’ve worked up an appetite, head for lunch at the Soma StrEat Food Park at 428 11th St. in SOMA. It's a collection of food trucks and will give you a great sense of the movement and a great choice of local and diverse street food.
Take a Bus Tour through the Neighborhoods
Now it's then time to see some of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods – this is best if you have a car or take a hop-on hop-off bus as transportation to get between the neighborhoods. There’s some great walking and exploring through Chinatown and North Beach, both distinctive ethnic neighborhoods and she particularly loves the alleyways.
Eat Dinner at the Classic Cliff House
After exploring San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods, Anna just can’t get enough of the ocean and it's back to the Cliff House for dinner. It is especially gorgeous during sunset and she recommends savoring the tuna tartare in your mouth. www.cliffhouse.com
Spend the Night at California Academy of Sciences (55 Music Concourse Dr.)
If you’re still up for it, check out nearby Golden Gate Park’s Nightlife (Thursdays only) at California Academy of Sciences for an evening activity. It’s always a fun way to learn something new – plus they serve adult beverages. www.calacademy.org
Avital Ungar is the owner of Avital Food Tours which takes guests behind-the-scenes in the San Francisco culinary scene on walking food tours in the Mission District, the Haight Ashbury, North Beach and craft cocktails in Union Square. Get more information at www.avitaltours.com.