Even as locals, we love playing tourist in San Francisco – it’s such a FUN city to explore, walk, eat, shop… and people-watch! Chinatown is one of our favorite places to hang out. Located just a short walk from downtown Union Square (look for the green pagoda at the entrance to Grant Ave), the area is jam-packed with little restaurants, dim sum parlors, Chinese markets, bakeries, antique stores and more shops than you can count.Continue reading
We love playing tourist in San Francisco – it’s such a FUN city to explore, walk, eat, shop… and people-watch! One of our latest adventures took us to Chinatown for the day. We headed over to the Fortune Cookie Factory – it’s been around for over 40 years and today it’s still a popular tourist attraction. Did you know that Fortune Cookies originated here in San Francisco? What better place to see how fortune cookies are made – it’s a fascinating process. And sample them too – I’ve never been a lover of fortune cookies (I do like the fortunes inside), but these are fresh, crispy and delicious. The small narrow shop only holds about 10 people at a time, so it’s no surprise to find a line out the door, especially on weekends and during peak tourist season.