After enjoying the atmosphere in Pier 39, my friends took me to Fisherman's Wharf. The walk wasn't that far and you'll barely notice the distance because the place is always busy which means a good time to people-watch. They even have sidewalk entertainments such as musicians, painters, dancers and those men painted in silver to look like statues (I don't know what they're called but they scare me!).
As what most of my friends say, "You've never been to the Fisherman's Wharf unless you've tasted their clam chowder." Since the air was getting chilly every minute, it was the perfect time to get that hot clam chowder. As soon as we crossed the street, I saw one long row of restaurants offering seafood dishes and clam chowders. Each restaurant has a stall just beside the sidewalk offering people food to-go. I got overwhelmed because I was surrounded with food and hungry people. Good thing I was with my foodie friends. I don't have to worry about where to go for good food in the area.
We all took our bread bowls outside and sat on one of the benches facing the sea. There's nothing like eating a hot clam chowder on a chilly night while being intoxicated by the salty, fishy smell of the sea. I liked the creaminess of the chowder with a little bit of that seafood flavor. The tanginess of the sourdough gave that overall texture and taste to the dish. It was simply delicious.
After finishing our chowders, we left Fisherman's Wharf and headed over to Ghirardelli Square to visit the Ghirardelli store near the chocolate factory.
I wanted to buy almost everything but my budget stopped me. LOL. Since it was nearing Christmas, I bought bags of their Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Squares. After tearing myself away from more chocolate displays, my friends decided to take me to the biggest Christmas Tree there is. Nope, it wasn't back in Pier 39. It was in fact, in front of Macy's in Union Square! To get there, we took the F Train just near Fisherman's Wharf.
I'll take you to Union Square when Blogalag returns. Stay tuned!
Our clam chowders by Sabella and La Torre
2809 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA
Check out their website