San Francisco, U.S.A.

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San Francisco, U.S.A.

San Francisco, U.S.A.

Eat It: Birthplace of "California Cuisine," the Bay Area has come a long way since Chef Alice Waters opened her landmark Chez Panisse. You'll find nearly any ethnic food you can imagine in San Francisco, as well as a thriving food truck scene (see offthegridsf.com for times and locations). Hit the Mission District for the hottest new restaurants, including Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth, Tacolicious, Locanda, Bar Tartine and Humphry Slocombe. For meals with a view, skip touristy Fisherman's Wharf and head for Boulevard, Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar.

Experience It: Don't miss a trip to the Ferry Building, filled with food purveyors and restaurants, to immerse yourself in the local food scene -- especially during Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday farmers markets. Edible Excursions culinary walking tours take you into the Ferry Building and the city's ethnic neighborhoods for a great taste of San Francisco off the tourist track.

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