FOOD & WINE EVENTS
The Best Food & Wine Events in the Bay Area
The Bay Area is known worldwide as an amazing culinary region with a wonderfully diverse selection of restaurants. Since 2007, 105 restaurants restaurants in the region have achieved Michelin Stars, with 9 of them achieving the coveted 3 star rating. Combined with the proximity to Sonoma and Napa Valley, it’s no surprise that the Bay Area has an abundance of amazing food, wine and spirits events. Whether you want to try samples from the top restaurants in the area or taste some wines from around the world, you can find a great selection of food and wine events all year long.
While you can taste some great flavors at local restaurants or head up to Napa Valley for a Wine Tasting Tour any time of the year, San Francisco has some amazing annual events and festivals that will bring the best of the best together so you can try it all at once. If you are into wine, or want to learn more, the San Francisco Vintners Market gives you access to up to 100 small vintners in one place. Even better, you can buy the wines directly from the wineries during the event. Other great annual wine events include The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the ZAP Zinfandel Festival.
If you are a foodie, or just love to nibble on tasty bites, San Francisco has amazing food festivals that will tempt even the most sensitive palate. If you just like to snack around and try a bunch of different treats, you can’t go wrong with any of the San Francisco Street Festivals that happen all summer long. From the Union Street Festival to the Folsom Street Fair, each street festival features some amazing food vendors and food truck serving everything from giant turkey legs to acai bowls. If you can’t get enough of the unique dishes from food trucks, Off The Grid is a great option. Off The Grid features a lineup of the best food trucks in the city in different areas of the city. If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely check out the two-day Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival where you can learn about chocolate making, try some chocolate and wine pairings and even enter an ice cream eating contest.
If you want to enjoy some great food and wine in San Francisco, but aren’t sure where to start, check out the best upcoming events below.
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