tea's bay-area musts
tea employees are sharing their best kept secrets; the hidden (and not so hidden) gems of san francisco. we hope this board helps you explore our city like a local.
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
From a Chicagoan, this deep dish pizza is competitive with those touted in the Windy City! And, what kid doesn’t like extra cheese?
Golden Gate Park is a must-do when in SF. The park is HUGE so you really need a whole day to see it all. My advice - rent bikes from somewhere near your hotel and bike through Haight-Ashbury on your way to GG Park. Spend the remainder of your day biking through the park making stops at the Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Bison Paddock, Conservatory of Flowers or one of the many other attractions.
Golden Gate Park
Walking, museums (my personal favorite is the academy of sciences), nature, bike riding, buffalo, tea gardens, golf, frolf, windmills, lakes, what doesn’t it have?
With ice cream flavors that will melt your face, Humphrey Slocombe knows how to fill a cone. Their salted chocolate ice cream is just about the best chocolate anything I've ever tried. You can find flavors soaked in bourbon, fruit, veggies and even cornflakes, all delicious and unbelievably creamy. You will leave wondering why you never thought of putting beets in your ice cream before.
Anything from Bacon Ice Cream to plain old malted milk ice cream, this place has ice cream for both kids and adults.
Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium
Take an interactive excursion through total darkness in our Tactile Dome. Crawl, slide, and bump your way through the pitch-dark Dome using your sense of touch as your only guide through its chambers and mazes.
You should go back for a fried chicken sandwich - worth waiting in a line around the block. No tables, just ironing boards that function as a counter for devouring this calorie-worthy sandwich. Hold the jalapeños for the kiddos!
Bakesale Betty - Temescal - Oakland, CA
Complete with bocce ball and twinkle lights, delicious drinks and rustically elegant setting. Before or after, wander out the back to the alley with tiny artist shops or out the front door for local boutiques like Ruby's Garden.
Nicely designed goods, designed by locals and made locally.
Rag Co-Op - Western Addition - San Francisco, CA
I always take out of town guests here. Great ambiance, good food and good drinks.
Seward Street Slides
These cement slides are fun for the whole family!
de Young Museum
The top of the tower at the DeYoung museum – it’s free (you don’t have to buy admission to go) and it has the most awesome view of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. Plus, it’s right across from the Academy of Sciences (fun for the little ones, but long lines!).