Welcome to my first blog post from the United States of America. With only two destinations (SF & NY) left to blog, I’m actually going to miss writing these posts as they are my only connection to our amazing four month trip and to my love of travel. I guess I’ll have to start planning my next escape…Thailand, Argentina, New Zealand, Portugal??? Too many places to see and foods to eat…what a dilemma!

Also, apologies for the lack of posts. I have been extremely busy at le work and once I get home at night I fathom the idea of sitting in front of my laptop after hours of staring at a computer screen. I’ll have some good content coming soon though, on Saturday we will be venturing to the Good Food & Wine Show and I’m sure lunch, dinner or a cooking experiment will also occur at some point too.

And now, over to San Francisco….

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Golden Gate Bridge

Our visit to San Fran was short and sweet and not one that we had originally anticipated. Ana’s little sister had a Futsal competition in SF whilst we were planned to be in NY, so we flew over for three days to watch her play and spent the remainder of our time being tourists with Ana’s awesome parents who had also come over.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - The Piers in San Francisco

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Streets of San Fran

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Port of San Francisco

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Tram

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Golden Gate

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - San Fran Pier

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - American Cop Car

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - US Cop Car

We so gangster… . .  .   .    .     .

Boudin Bakery – Pier 39

 Down at Fisherman’s Wharf we strolled along the water and spotted Boudin Bakery (you won’t miss it). This place is a carb lovers dream and a bit of an empire. This is their first flagship location opening in 1849, they now have bakeries throughout the city. Downstairs is the bakery and cafe with a shop selling gourmet gifts and then upstairs you can find the restaurant, bistro and bar.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Crab Sourdough at Boudin Bakery

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Boudin Sourdough Bread

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Menu at Boudin

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Crab Sourdough Bread

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Purchases at Boudin Sourdough Bakery

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Ana and our Sourdough

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Breakfast at Boudin Scrambled Eggs

One of the specialties on the menu is the Sourdough Cob filled with Scrambled Eggs at breakfast time. If you’re there for lunch, you have to try the bread bowl with clam chowder, it’s a SF delicacy with most of the restaurants down on the wharves serving it.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Breakfast at Boudin Bakery

Boudin Bakery

160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, (Fisherman’s Wharf)

Ph: +1 415 928 1849

Web: http://www.boudinbakery.com/

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Boat

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Street Artists

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Skeleton Man

Butterfly – Pier 33

On our first day we had lunch at Butterfly which is also down at Fisherman’s Wharf and close to the hotel we were staying at. The menu is inspired by Asian cuisine with the dishes being influenced by flavours and ingredients from Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan and Korea.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Salad

I choose the Ahi Sashimi Salad of Smoked Salmon, Shishito Peppers, Thai Black Rice, Avocado, Wasabi Coulis and Salmon Roe.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Salad 2

Ana goes with the Beef Cobb Salad with a Poached Egg, Prosciutto, Maytag Blue Cheese, Bacon and Avocado.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Banana Dessert

To finish…Banana Lumpia Rolls with Warm Banana Foster and Coconut Ice Cream…now this is my kind of dessert! I’m going through a big banana craze atm so this photo is looking extra yum right now.

Butterfly

Pier 33, Bay Street – The Embarcadero, San Francisco 

Ph: +1 415 864 8999 

Web: http://www.butterflysf.com/

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - San Fran Water

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - San Fran Harbour

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Bay Bridge San Fran

Bay Bridge.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Alcatraz Jail

We took a ferry to Sausalito one day and got to pass by the Alcatraz Jail. This was the number one touristy thing I wanted to visit during our stay, but since we were there over the weekend all tickets to visit were sold out :(. I will have to come back to SF and truly experience my childhood nostalgia after watching the movie Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood when I was about 12 (great movie, highly recommend).

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Alcatraz Prison

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Boat to Sausalito

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - San Francisco Hills

San Francisco is known for its steep hills…proof.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Boats in Sausalito

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Sausalito

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Street Artist

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Cutest dog

My dream puppy…isn’t he adorable.

Poggio – Sausalito

Our day trip to Sausalito was a great way to see another part of SF. Just near the Northern end of the Golden Gate bridge, Sausalito reminded me of a little seaside village (that was full of tourists). We took the ferry there as we wanted to see Alcatraz at a closer range, but you can also hire bicycles and ride across the Golden Gate. We walked around, bought some salt water taffy and had an amazing wine & dine lunch at Poggio.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Aperol Spritz at Poggio Sausalito

Aperitvo….Apperol Spritz whilst we waited for a table.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Bread Sticks at Poggio Sausalito

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Pane at Poggio Sausalito

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Roasted Octopus with Pork Belly Confit, Potato, Frisee and Poached Egg at Poggio Sausalito

Our lunch consisted of ordering a whole lot of  items from the anitpasti section to share. First up, the Roasted Octopus with Pork Belly Confit, Potato, Frisee and Poached Egg.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes and Castelvetrano Olives at Poggio Sausalito

A touch of green and red, Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes and Castelvetrano Olives.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Wood Fire Lamb Meatballs, Braised Chard, Tomato, Ricotta Salata at Poggio Sausalito

My favourite, the Wood Fire Lamb Meatballs, Braised Chard, Tomato and Ricotta Salata.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Roasted Sardines with Avocado, Heirloom Tomato, Arugala and Onion at Poggio Saulsalito

Roasted Sardines with Avocado, Heirloom Tomato, Arugala and Onion.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Pizza Fig and Prosciutto at Poggio SaulsalitoNo better way to finish off the meal then with some Fig and Prosciutto Pizza.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Bottle of White Wine

Poggio 

777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, San Francisco

Ph: +1 415 332 7771

Web: http://www.poggiotrattoria.com/

In-N-Out Burger

I’m not one for fast food, but we had to try an In-N-Out Burger.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - In N Out Burger Restaurant

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - Cheeseburger at In N Out

We order the Cheeseburger to share and I must say its the best fast food burger I’ve ever eaten. Of course I would much rather a gourmet burger on aritsan bread with wagyu beef and gourmet cheese, but this definitely hit the spot as well.

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - In N Out Cheeseburger

We loved it so much we grabbed another one when we were in LA. I wonder if they will ever make it over the ocean to Australia.

In-N-Out Burger

Web: http://www.in-n-out.com/

San Francisco United States - Food & Travel Blog - My Kiki Cake - American Flag

Sorry to love you and leave you, but that is all I have from SF. Hope you liked the photos and the food, this is definitely a city I will visit and explore again.

Happy Weekend xxx