After our Golden Gate photo shoot, Allie & I heard magic words: “…and take the ferry to San Francisco”. No bus for us!
Filled with coffee & candy in Sausalito, we hopped on the ferry back to the Ferry Building in San Francisco in search of lunch. Luckily when you hang with Allie, you get snacks to hold you over. Allie Bars!! Totally deserving of all the fuss.
The ferry was the perfect chance for some last minute sight-seeing:
After sailing from bridge to bridge, we had another chance to explore the Ferry Building- minus all the market stands.
But my stomach was still rumbling…. (hard to believe after all. this. food.)
When in San Francisco, eat like a San Franciscan. To Tartine!!
Tartine Bakery is one of those places you hear about over and over again—for a reason.
So many choices, so little time.
Though the bakery goods were screaming to be eaten, first it was time for some real food.
A side salad (aka lettuce chunks) held me over long enough to dig into the main course:
A shared mushroom croque monsieur.
Thick, doughy country bread smothered in béchamel, caramelized onions, gruyere, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms.
With a side of super spicy carrots.
After sitting in the bakery for awhile, I still couldn’t even begin to decide what dessert to get. I eventually landed on the pumpkin-shaped gingerbread cookies- the sparkly icing just drew me in.
I ended up getting a leaf, but that’s ok. It was worth the hype- a crunchy outside, chewy inside, and full of fall-flavored spice.
And with that cookie, my California adventures came to an end.
What’s your favorite city?