My Day of Decadence in Hayes Valley
Decadence you might ask– why? Well, I’ll tell you. Have you ever indulged in three of your favorite things in one day? I have, and I did it in Hayes Valley. Fresh organic-made tacos at Papito Hayes, wine and hard cider at Fig and Thistle all topped off with macaroons from Chantal Guillon. Someone please wake me up because my day in Hayes Valley makes me think I somehow died and went to heaven. Not to mention, Hayes Street is lined with beautiful old trees, cute authentic boutiques, happy people, and even a Biergarten! The worst part about this day trip is that I have been living in San Francisco for over a year and hadn’t actually explored the neighborhood before. I’m ashamed of myself.
To share a secret with you I actually went back the weekend after because I loved it so much, and ate lunch at the Boxing Room. A cute Louisiana styled restaurant that has live music and the most amazing bloody mary’s I’ve ever seen. You can get pickled beats, radishes, carrots, quail eggs and more– as just a topping for your bloody! I think that just confirmed that Hayes Valley most certainly is heaven– don’t wake me up I want to stay.
Papito Hayes- Trendy wall art and great organic tacos with some outside seating. Oh and the guacamole is a must-have.
Fig and Thistle– An artistic little wine bar with succulents on the walls and vintage bunkbeds as a bench. To order a glass of wine you unfold a map of California and find a region where you want your wine from. Probably one of the most fun and funky wine bars I’ve been to– definitely go.
Chantal Guillon- An abundance of flavors and great taste. I mean come on– it’s a shop just full of macaroons. YUM.
Boxing Room- Great atmosphere for all ages, love the live bluesy music, good food. Definitely worth the trip over. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera from this separate day so I don’t have pictures to show for it, but check out a picture of my bloody mary on my Instagram
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