Sometimes the best weekends are the ones with no plans. Waking up casually on a Sunday without a long list of to-do’s or obligations to be somewhere is my kind of stay-cation.
Last Sunday was a scorcher in San Francisco (~26c/78f) so we knew we had to head out and enjoy the sun. One of our favourite weekend stops is Philz Coffee. It is hard to brave the lines on weekday mornings and it just tastes better when you aren’t in a rush.
After ordering our usuals (him- Tesora, me- Ecstatic Iced), we started on our walk. The South of Market neighborhood is generally pretty quiet on the weekends, but Folsom Street still has a busy vibe with lots of brunch spots and shops open.
We made a stop at SoMa StrEatfood Park to get a snack. The food truck park is packed on Sundays and has a really fun atmosphere. Lots of families, live music and of course, bottomless mimosas! The toughest part about going there is choosing where to eat amongst all of the trucks. We finally settled on Old World Food Truck which specializes in Eastern European and Jewish Soul Food.
We ordered pierogis and fried pickles to share. Although the wait was exceptionally long for food truck fare, the sauce and toppings on the pierogis were well worth it.
We continued on our walk and made our way into The Mission. Because we have done this walk so many times, new graffiti, sign changes and a fresh coat of paint rarely go unnoticed.
We headed to ‘our spot’ in Dolores Park for a well deserved lie down in the park. To say it was busy would be a HUGE understatement.
Because the park was so busy, it was less relaxing than we had anticipated. After a couple of hours of people watching, we decided to head back to SoMa but first get another snack along the way.
Curry Up Now opened their first brick & mortar location last month. Martin was craving their ‘sexy fries’- sweet potato fries covered in chicken curry, onions and cheese so we stopped in. Think Indian style poutine with crunchy raw onions on top. Hits the spicy and junk food cravings with one dish.
Good food, perfect weather and quality time with my favourite person. It was a great Sunday.