When you’re on a work trip, you don’t always get time to eat a city’s best food. But SF’s conference centers are nearby some great restaurants. Here are four ideas for where to eat when you’re attending conferences in San Francisco.
If you’re in San Francisco for a conference, chances are you’re staying in or nearby Union Square. Kin Khao is a favorite Thai restaurant in Union Square and one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood. The name literally translates into “eat rice” but there’s more than that on the menu. Unlike most neighborhood Thai restaurants, Kin Khao proudly lists its local purveyors, so you know who provided the vegetables for your Bangkok Posh Salad or the mushrooms in your terrine.
55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco, CA 94102
In Situ is a great place to go if you’re traveling with an expense account. Even if you’re not, it’s worth splurging on the artistic meal inside of the SF MOMA. In Situ’s menu is a curated collection of dishes from chefs around the world. The menu changes, so we can’t tell you exactly what to order, but we trust that the presentation will be interesting and the flavors unique. If you have some time (or want to skip an afternoon session) take a break and visit the art museum.
151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Wise Sons Deli
A short walk from the Moscone Center is the Contemporary Jewish Museum, which is home to one location of Wise Son’s Deli. The menu is full of Jewish classics like pastrami sandwiches, bagels, salads, matzo ball soup, and babka. It’s close enough to run over for lunch, and far enough away to enjoy an egg cream outside on the patio without seeing your colleagues.
736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Marcella’s Lasagneria & Cucina
If you’re at the Mission Bay Conference Center, it can feel like you’re “out there”. Walk less than a mile to the Dogpatch and you’ll find lasagna worth the distance. Marcella’s Lasagneria & Cucina homemade pasta include seven kinds of lasagnas. It’s the perfect meal to bring back to your hotel room if you’re exhausted from a conference or to sit down and enjoy with a glass of Italian wine.
1099 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Want more ideas of where to eat when you’re attending conferences in San Francisco? Join us for a food tour in the Mission or North Beach and our guides will fill you in on the best restaurants in the Bay Area.