Located on the eastern side of San Francisco and adjacent to the bay is the sliver of a neighborhood called Dogpatch. This formerly gritty area was the home for canning factories and manufacturers. It is one of the few neighborhoods to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire, so you'll find beautiful historic Victorian workers' cottages. Today the area has been transformed with artist lofts and work spaces for designers. Walk along the waterfront and then check out chef Roman Petry’s favorite Dogpatch restaurants.
By Chef Roman Petry
To me the dining scene in the Dogpatch neighborhood is a true representation of what is happening in San Francisco right now. The Dogpatch has in the past few years transformed from a rough on the edges warehouse district to a hyper-chic neighborhood where you see people focusing on what they do best and pushing themselves to achieve something great without taking any compromise. This might come from the Dogpatch being the kitchen for most of the food trucks in San Francisco and it's evident in being the home for perhaps the best ice cream, the best butcher, one of the best neighborhood restaurants using only local products, great places for chocolates, coffee, cocktails, beer, wine, brunch and amazing pizza and so on.
The best way to make the most of your time in the Dogpatch is to try only one thing in every place and move on to the next. You will for sure have a great time.
They deliver pastries to San Francisco’s best artisanal coffee shops, but only in their brick and mortar location can you get their amazing pastries fresh out of the oven. The bakery’s take on a pain au chocolate whimsically called “Chocolate Claw” with Valrhona chocolate is especially good. It gives you the crispy end of a pain au chocolate six times instead of only twice. So good and well worth getting up early for.
2343 3rd Street, #100, San Francisco, CA 94107
T: 415.549.7716 | www.neighborsf.com
My friend Olivier is a third generation French butcher with loads of character. He raises his own cattle and hogs and has a deep understanding for both the animals and the meat. You won’t find a better steak anywhere.
1074 Illinois Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
T: 415.558.9887 | oliviersbutchery.com
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
You have to try the Chicory Coffee ice cream. It’s a game changer.
699 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Piccino is a beautifully designed neighborhood restaurant here in the Dogpatch. It really shows you what made San Francisco such an amazing city for food. Relaxed service, great food with all local and seasonal ingredients, and a fun wine list. If you want to see San Francisco like a local, this is the place to go.
1001 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
T: 415.824.4224 | piccino.com
About Chef Roman Petry
Roman Petry is the executive chef of Roka Akor in San Francisco. Petry’s menu features modern Japanese Robata cuisine and showcases many local farmers and distillers. A native of Munich, Germany, he has worked in many well-known Japanese restaurants, including Zuma in London and Hong Kong and Hachibei in Tokyo.
Roka Akor is a modern Japanese robata and sushi restaurant. The menu features steaks, seafood, and vegetables that are marinated and grilled over charcoal. The restaurant also serves raw fish and tempura dishes.
801 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
T: 415.362.8887 | www.rokaakor.com
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