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Whether you are a true-blue foodie or like to enjoy your grub once in a while, you got to be at San Francisco! It’s all about delicious eats here and believe us, the variety on offer is insane! Right from oysters to dumplings, delectable desserts to drinks, there’s something for everyone to satiate their appetite. Trust us, this list is going to make you very, very hungry!

9 Best Food Festivals in San Francisco

When you are in San Francisco, kick the guilt away and indulge in delicacies that will make your taste buds dance in symphony! Here’s a list of some of the best food festivals in town:

1. Oysterfest

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The annual Oysterfest is held at the Sharon Meadow on the eastern end of Golden Park. Come here to dig in to a variety of oysters here from some of the best vendors in town. These are fresh, flavourful and sustainably harvested, so you know you are putting in all the right stuff in your stomach! You can also guzzle some beer or sip on wine, as you enjoy your oysters. There’s also some great live music for company, so watch out for promising bands!

Location: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF
Dates: Between May and July every year

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2. Outside Lands

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This one was earlier more popular as a food festival, but now also offers some of the best gourmet food you can think of! There are at least 80 vendors here whipping up delicious treats – from top restaurants to food trucks. You can spend a day sampling unique dishes, including donut cheeseburgers, Nepalese dumplings, oyster rolls and much more!

Location: Golden Gate Park, Polo Field, SF
Dates: August every year

3. Taste of Potrero

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One of the best food festivals in San Francisco, Taste of Potrero is organised every year as a fundraiser for the Daniel Webster Elementary School! Come here to feed your soul with the best food and drinks San Francisco has to offer. There are more than 40 local restaurants, breweries, bakeries and other unique food to try!

Location: Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, SF
Dates: May every year

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4. Soy and Tofu Festival

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The health freaks will surely rejoice, because this festival is a sure hit with the fitness-conscious! You can sample the latest soy and tofu products and also learn about its effects on your health; of course, we mean the good ones! That’s not all – there’s a tofu eating contest, a desert competition and some great performances as well!

Location: Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Japan Town, SF
Dates: June every year

5. Eat Drink SF

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Eat Drink SF is all about eating and drinking to the gallons, as the name suggests! There’s a wide range of culinary treats, free-flowing wine and spirits, a cheesemonger cave and cooking demonstrations too to sharpen your own skills! These are generally held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Centre.

Location: Fort Mason Centre, SF
Dates: August every year

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6. SF Street Food Festival

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This festival is a treat for gourmet food lovers! Eat your heart out at outlets by local SF chefs, restaurants and of course, food trucks. The entry is free, and you pay for what you try! In case you want to buy vouchers in advance, you could always do that! It’s a true celebration of community, culture and entrepreneurial spirit!

Location: Pier 70, 420 22nd Street
Dates: August every year

7. A Taste of Greece

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Let your hair down during the weekend of ‘A Taste of Greece’, one of the most popular Greek food, drink and entertainment festivals in SF. Every year, this festival is held at the Annunciation Cathedral in the Mission district. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Greek cuisine as well as sample some of the best treats, including Greek pastries, wine and other local delicacies!

Location: Annunciation Cathedral in the Mission District, SF
Dates: September every year

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8. Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

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This already has us squealing in excitement; after all, it’s chocolate! As the name suggests, this one is dedicated to chocolate and wine aficionados (c’mon, that’s almost all of us). There’s a lot of fun and games here, right from a chocolate ice cream eating contest, seminars on chocolate making and of course, watch the best chefs in town create masterpieces from chocolate.

Location: Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, SF
Dates: September every year

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9. Pacific Heights Wine & Food Festival

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This festival, which is an extension of the Fillmore Wine and Food Festival, is organised as a fundraiser for several local charities. You can try wine and some good food amidst a stunning backdrop of palatial mansions and best-in-class restaurants. We say it’s a must visit!

Location: Small venues around Pacific Heights
Dates: September or October every year

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