Springtime Dining and Outings in San Francisco

With so much to do and see, it would be a shame to stay indoors in the Bay Area this spring

The Zazie menu changes with the seasons.

Spring in San Francisco is one of the best times to visit the city. Warming temperatures and a variety of activities make this season one of the more desirable times to take a trip to this world-class city. Seasonal fruits, flowers, and stunning views make for beautiful walks, and baseball games and festivals also return and invite locals and tourists to start spending more time outdoors.

Between the gardens, games, outdoor brunches, hikes, and festivals, there’s no reason why anyone visiting this area should stay indoors. We have compiled some of the more popular things to do in the city during this season, so (starting with the food) spring forth and enjoy!

Patio Brunches:

  • Zazie
    Zazie, located in Cole Valley, is famous for its brunch. Their garden patio is perfect for a springtime feast, where you can indulge in their spring menu items such as lapin à la moutarde (rabbit in mustard sauce), seasonal asparagus, fresh duck eggs, and a lemon ricotta pancake with raspberries. As confirmed by owner Jennifer Piallat, the menu changes seasonally, so make sure you’re there in time to savor these treats!
  • Magic Flute Garden Ristorante
    Located in Presidio Heights, the Magic Flue Garden Ristorante has large picture windows that stream sunlight onto your table. You can also choose to sit on their flower-filled patio on a gorgeous spring day. Order the Presidio Scramble (with Brie cheese, mushrooms, and bacon) for a hearty dish or the cinnamon sugar beignets for something sweet.\
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market
    The Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market is booming during springtime. It’s an exciting time in the market and new items such as asparagus make a comeback, as well as morel mushrooms and apricots. Additionally, "local fish such as sardines, sand dabs, halibut, calamari, and black cod begin to become available," explains Liz Hunt, director of marketing and public relations for the Farmers Market.


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