Hayes Valley

California, San Francisco Guide (B): Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley is this cute, trendy and upscale area where I feel like not enough people who live in the northeast neighborhoods of San Francisco venture to. It has some of the best restaurants, cutest buildings, boutiques and cafes in the city, in my opinion. Next time you have a free day, wander over to Hayes Valley, and see for yourself. Here's a guide of things to do and see:

Patricia's Green has lots of pop up shops, food stands, cool graffiti from floor to ceiling, and PROXY, an outdoor theater. You'll always find plenty of people hanging out and roaming around in this area on a nice day.

An outdoor beer garden with German bier and pretzels where you'll sit at large communal tables. This place is always packed on a nice, sunny day!

There are so many cute street corners, shops, and colorful buildings in Hayes Valley. Wander around and get lost in the neighborhood's charm.

Rich Table is my new favorite restaurant. The chefs, Evan and Sarah Rich, are a husband-and-wife team. Sarah spent time working as a sous-chef for Michael Mina and Evan used to work as chef de cuisine at Quince prior to opening their restaurant, Rich Table, in Hayes Valley. The food here has two things you don't often see focus on: 1) each menu item has aspects of both sweet and savory, and 2) each menu item has textures of both soft and crunchy. I love these contrasting elements! My favorite dish here is the "Dried Porcini Doughnuts, Raclette." ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Hayes Valley
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Patricia's Green   Biergarten   Rich Table   Little Gem   Straw   Süppenkuche   Rand + Statler   Azalea   Dish shop   Azil   Brass Tax   Two Sisters Bar and Books   Sugar Lounge   Absinthe Brasserie & Bar   Artís   Ritual Coffee Roasters   Blue Bottle Coffee   Cafe La Vie  
Author: Megan Peters
Read it on author's website: http://www.theurbaniteinsight.com/#!hayes-valley/c21kp/56aee1490cf2b4e0b611a7fa

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