San Francisco named best culinary destination

Readers of Saveur magazine discover what we already know. Gourmet by the Bay, don't you know.

Slanted Door - Saveur names San Francisco Best Culinary Destination
Tantalizing the senses at The Slanted Door in San Francisco.

This we already knew. But now, finally, the not-so-secret secret is apparently getting out. Readers of Saveur magazine (one of our favs) have pegged San Francisco as their pick for top culinary destination. What wise, well-informed (and attractive) readers.

Saveur said in a statement, “San Francisco, as our readers have discovered, has never been tastier. Food lovers are flocking to this unassuming yet proudly original culinary mecca for its unique take on sustainable, seasonal cuisine, its vibrant street-food scene, its innovative eateries, and its bars for every budget.”

Noted highlights of San Francisco’s gourmet food scene included farmers’ markets (“legendary”), talented chefs (who create homages to the “locavore lifestyle”), and, of course the street-food scene (e.g. Off the Grid).

This is the second year of Saveur’s travel awards; though it appears to be the first time the magazine has anointed a city as best culinary destination (we could not find a winner in their 2013 list).

2014 continues to be a good one for the city.

Earlier this year, The Slanted Door (Charles Phan) was named outstanding restaurant by the James Beard Foundation.

Five restaurants were awarded two stars, fourteen with one in the annual Michelin Guide to San Francisco.

Which begs the question: why even bother having a kitchen at home when you live in this grand city?

[Saveur – 2014 Culinary Travel Awards]

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