Top Choice Food & Drinks in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Recchiuti Chocolates

No San Franciscan can resist award-winning Recchiuti: Pacific Heights parts with old money for its fleur de sel caramels; Noe Valley's foodie kids prefer S'more Bites to the campground variety; North Beach toasts to…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Parris Island, St Helena Island & Hunting Island

Carolina Cider Company & Superior Coffee

This must-stop shop between Beaufort and Hunting Island State Park is known for its wealth of housemade ciders (peach, blackberry, blueberry etc), but beyond that it's just a happening local spot for all kinds of Lo…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill


Diamond counters can't compare to the foodie dazzle of Bi-Rite's sublime wall of local artisan chocolates, treasure boxes of organic fruit, and California wine and cheese selections expertly curated by upbeat, knowl…
Top Choice Food in Guerneville

Guerneville Bank Club

After 30 years of abandonment, this beautifully restored 1921 bank building now contains stuff more valuable than money: art, wine, ice cream and pie. The new collective retail and art-gallery space houses small bus…
Top Choice Food in Near North & Navy Pier

Garrett Popcorn

Like lemmings drawn to a cliff, people form long lines outside this store on the Mag Mile. Granted, the caramel corn is heavenly and the cheese popcorn decadent, but is it worth waiting in the whipping snow for a ch…
Top Choice Food in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Jade Chocolates

SF-born chocolatier Mindy Fong hits the sweet spot between East and West with only-in-SF treats like passion-fruit caramels, Thai-curry hot chocolate and the legendary peanut Buddha with mango jam. Fusion flavors or…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Epicurean Trader

A must-visit for discerning bartenders and anyone wanting under the skin of the artisanal foods movement, this grocery, liquor store and deli carries only small-batch products, many locally made, with an emphasis on…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in North Beach & Chinatown

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

Make a fortune at this bakery, where cookies are stamped from vintage presses – just as they were in 1909, when fortune cookies were invented for SF's Japanese Tea Garden. Write your own fortunes for custom cookies …
Top Choice Drinks in Lihuʻe

Koloa Rum Company

Kauaʻi's own rum label is a relatively new brand, which means it doesn't have a fine aged rum yet, but its dark and spiced versions win awards. Learn how to mix a classic mai tai during a free rum tasting, starting …
Top Choice Food in Galveston

La King's Confectionery

Watch the saltwater taffy, peanut brittle and chocolates being made at this throwback to the 1920s Strand. It's an old-fashioned candy store and ice-cream parlor that will delight the young and the young at heart.