Bay Area locals love these spots…

(If the buttons are being naughty and not working, check out the download links at the bottom of the page.)


San Francisco is nothing short of great places to eat and have fun.  Here are the top 3 places locals bring up most in conversations:

burmese @ Burma Superstar

vegan sushi @ Shizan

ethiopian lounge @ Sheba


Oakland carries the counter-culture vibe that SF had 10 years ago.  There are so many cool places popping up.  Here are locals’ favorites…

ice cream @ Fentons Creamery

homemade noodles @ Soba Ichi

drinks & date spot @ Dogwood


Berkeley is considered one of the most socially liberal cities in America and with it comes a great variety of food and entertainment.

authentic indian @ Viks Chaat

microbrewery & pizza @ Jupiter

meditation @


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If you’ve seen my maps of places to go in San Francisco, Oakland & Berkeley and want to download a PDF version, here are the links (the buttons at the top of this page lead to the same map):

>>  San Francisco map

>>  Oakland/Berkeley map

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