We love to try new spaces and places, however, we also have our list of never-to-be-missed spots that we continue to repeat every time we visit a city. San Francisco is probably the one city with our most tried and true favorites despite endless new places to experience.
Every time we are in San Francisco on a Saturday morning, we try to hit the Ferry Building Farmer's Market. It has grown to become a city and tourist favorite over the years, but hasn't lost any of its charm despite its growth. The building itself is beautiful and at over 100 years old, it was once a transportation hub for the city. We are always interested in spaces that allow you to experience history with a modern utilization.
We started our visit with coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee; it was a heat wave this trip so we opted for the New Orleans style iced coffee in lieu of our usual lattes; creamy and lightly sweet, it's the best iced coffee we've had this year.
We also always go to Primavera Mexican. We don't have a lot of authentic Mexican food in Orlando, yet it's one of our favorite cuisines. This trip we got the tamales and chilaquiles. Perfection!
It wouldn't be a trip to a farmer's market if we didn't bring back some goodies to keep the memories alive at home. This trip, we visited Dandelion Chocolate. We have a little bit of a fancy chocolate bar addiction, so we had to pick up some small batch dark chocolate. Be sure to head to their site and read about their artisan bean-to-bar process. If we lived there, we would definitely sign up for a class!
We also picked up some lavender sugar, but we basically love all things lavender. A shortbread recipe is definitely to come.
We also rarely miss a trip to the Miette shop because eating macarons is something that is best done as much as humanly possible. Perfect "feet" and impeccable flavors. We paced ourselves with just three.