Great Family Friendly Foodie Places in San Francisco

AYP1330497Who says the foodie explorations need to stop with the kids? Sure, it might be true that the high-end Italian restaurants and multi-course meals may need to be set aside temporarily – or maybe not entirely, as this recent article at the New York Times seems to suggest.

But regardless, what if we were to tell you that “foodie fun” for the whole family does indeed exist? And we do mean for the whole family, not just the kids. After all, we do live in one of the liveliest parts of California for food innovation. Every corner seems to offer a new culinary treat, and that’s precisely one of the biggest reasons so many of us came here.

So, with the entire family in mind, here are just a few suggestions for taking advantage of local treats:

The Hall on Market Street (1028 Market Street between 6th and Jones, San Francisco)
Why? Why not! The Hall is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and truly caters to all. Open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (closing a bit early at 5:00 pm on Sundays), we’re confident it can fit into your busy schedule somehow.

Mom wants Vietnamese? Dad wants Indian and the kids want burgers? Comin’ right up! This “super pop-up” won’t be around for more than a couple years, so there truly is no time like the present to join in on the fun! The vibe is casual, social and fun. Families are not only welcome, they’re encouraged. Both you and the kids will love the picnic-style table seating and hip décor. So, pack up the crew and head over to this new SF favorite that will cater to each member of the family!

Blue J Café (919 Divisadero Street, San Francisco)
Quaint, tasty and warm, Blue J Café welcomes the family with their special – kids eat free daily until 7:00 pm. How can this be? Don’t ask questions, just enjoy. Even better? Fridays before 7:00 pm is Movie Nite! A beautiful location, tasty food and a blissful atmosphere, Blue J Café really is your family’s next Friday night out.

Or try them on a Saturday morning. Blue J Café is quite Mimosa-friendly, especially for Saturday morning brunch.

And one last thing, do yourself a favor and give the Fresh Pacific Red Snapper a try. You won’t regret it.

Off The Grid Picnic at the Presidio (Main Post Lawn, Montgomery St., San Francisco)
This “Indian Summer” perk is definitely one of the best parts about October here in San Francisco. Every Sunday through November 2nd, head over to the sunshine (hopefully!) and the green grass of the Presidio and indulge in the treats being offered by the many food trucks and tents. “Variety” is an understatement and prices are very affordable. Enjoy Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mediterranean and American food, all at the same venue. Plus, the Off The Grid Picnic at the Presidio is a safe, family fun place for the kids to run while the parents enjoy a craft beer or two. Now, get out there and enjoy this incredible city with the entire family! (Note that the Main Post Lawn is located on the “other” Montgomery Street – the one in the Presidio, not the one downtown.)

Happy eating!