This is a guide to some of the most exciting foodie places and their specialities in San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Click on addresses to be directed to Yelp for more reviews and tips.
San Francisco, California
22. Beignets at Frances
23. Pizzas at Arizmendi Bakery
The marinated artichoke hearts pizza I had was pretty amazing! I had to queue a little bit though but it was worth it, and the price was affordable. The place was perfect for lunch on a museum day out because it was close to the three museums in the Golden Gate Park.
24. Pork loin at Nopasf
Similar to Frances, Nopasf was a heaven of fusion modern American food. I highly recommend booking in advance for this place because it is pretty popular.3870 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
25. Irish coffee at Buena Vista
It was incredibly busy when we got to Buena Vista but luckily a lovely family was happy to share a table with us. Their Irish coffee was pretty strong and everyone came there to try it. Once you are there, don’t forget to try their Egg Benedict varieties too.2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
26. Burgers at Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co
The burger I had at Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co was probably one the most delicious burgers I had tried in America. It was the first time I had a burger filled with a sunny side up egg and it was amazing. The bacon was crispy but not too dry. The potato chips were also really good.
27. Desserts at Rick’s Dessert Diner
To be honest, the dessert I had at Rick’s Dessert Diner was not the best. It was just average but the atmosphere of this place was great. It took you right back to the 50’s in America. An American-style diner was something I really wanted to experience and this place was perfect, especially for a birthday party. We had so much fun celebrating one of our friends’ birthday here.2401 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816
28. Sushi Burrito at Wrap n’ Roll
A Mexican burrito + Japanese sushi = a Sushi Burrito. It was interesting to try but it was kind of difficult to bite!
29. Seafood at The Boiling Crab
Dear seafood lovers and messy eaters, The Boiling Crab is somewhere you would want to try! Don’t worry if you wear a white shirt while eating in because you will be given an apron.6910 65th St, Ste 100, Sacramento, CA 95823
30. Cakes at Freeport Bakery
Freeport Bakery was a cute little store, which offered very visually pleasing sweet treats.2966 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818
Las Vegas, Nevada
31. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
If you can only go to one buffet in Las Vegas, go for the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. One word can only describe this buffet: sumptuous! It is supposed to be the best one in Las Vegas, however, it is a bit pricey and hard to get a place.Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
32. Crepes at Jean Philippe Patisserie
If you don’t come to Jean Philippe Patisserie for their tasty crepes, then at least come here to be overwhelmed by the largest chocolate fountain in the world – the world-famous Bellagio Chocolate Fountain.Bellagio Las Vegas, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Los Angeles, California
33. Macaron ice cream sandwiches at Milk
I highly recommend Thai tea flavoured ice cream sandwiches. They are certainly a cool delight for a hot sunny day.7290 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
34. Pies at The Pie Hole
At The Pie Hole, I preferred savoury pies to sweet ones. It was a cool place to hang out with friends and have some comfort food.714 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013
35. Macarons at Bottega Louie
Bottega Louie was such a vibrant high-end pastry store. Their macaroons were pleasing to look at as well as to eat. The earl grey flavoured ones were my favourite.700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
36. Burgers at Slater’s 50/50
The half fat half lean meat filling of burgers at Slater’s 50/50 was pretty fatty but it was also good! So it was my last authentic American meal and of course, I could not resist but to try a bacon brownie! Guess what! It was kind of disgusting. Still, I am glad to have tried it because until today it remains my most bittersweet memory of America.61 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
These were the very last places I had been to before I left America. That succulent burger at Slater’s 50/50 marked the end of my American food adventure in December 2014. Perhaps it was so impressive that I have not tried another burger ever since.
It was also a turning point for me because after my indulgent time in America, I have finally decided to eat more healthily on a regular basis by reducing sugar, avoiding fatty food, and eating more vegetables.
I was on a quest to look for the best burger in the US and now it is time to find the best fish and chips in England, or at least in Oxford.