The 30 Most Instagrammed Restaurants In S.F.

This post was originally published on November 12, 2014. San Francisco is a city that's famously packed to the brim with outstanding eateries. So, it makes sense Bon Appétit would crown our city the "best food city in the country" right now. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to walk into a Bay Area restaurant and not spy someone hovering over their food, trying to nail that perfect snap. And, with so much edible eye-candy, we decided to round up some of the city’s most Insta'd spots.
You know the ones — the perpetual favorites with the prettiest plates that make everyone (even the food-pic haters) reach for their camera the second it touches the table. From Outerlands' rustic concoctions to Foreign Cinema’s famous Pop Tarts, not only will these dishes make your tummy growl, they'll also get you plenty of virtual love, so you can watch those little hearts of approval trickle in. Okay, time to get snappy.
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Loló
Not only will the resto's decor make you snap-happy, but the inventive and vivid cuisine is also crazy photogenic.

Loló, 974 Valencia Street (between 21st and Liberty streets); 415-643-5656.
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Photo Via silvay1.
Tartine Bakery
This famous bakery has captured hearts and taste buds in S.F. for a good reason — it's beyond delish. But, before you chow down, be sure to capture (and share) the moment.

Tartine Bakery, 600 Guerrero Street (at 18th Street); 415-487-2600.
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Tacolicious
Tacolicious' selection of zesty tacos and color-soaked salsas are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Tacolicious, 2031 Chestnut Street (at Fillmore Street); 415-346-1966.
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Photo Via rosiedargenzio.
The Mill

Every piece of toast is just a little slice of heaven on a plate.

The Mill, 736 Divisadero Street (between Grove and Fulton streets); 415-345-1953.
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Photo Via giamarieyoung.
Trick Dog
Let's talk about this kale salad for a sec. Is it healthy? We're not so sure about that. Is it the tastiest (and biggest) salad we've ever had? YES.

Trick Dog, 3010 20th Street (between Alabama and Florida streets); 415-471-2999.
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Atelier Crenn
There's no denying that every dish at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant is a work of art. Talk about a food Instagrammer's dream come true!

Atelier Crenn, 3127 Fillmore Street (between Pixley and Filbert streets); 415-440-0460.
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Photo Via sonyayu.
Zuni Cafe
How could you not snap a pic of the chicken at Zuni Cafe?

Zuni Cafe, 1658 Market Street (between 12th and Van Ness streets); 415-552-2522.
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Photo Via sonyayu.
Biergarten
Every day can be Oktoberfest with enough pretzels, beer, and sausages.

Biergarten, 424 Octavia Street (between Linden and Fell streets); 415-252-9289.
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Photo Via moniquebianca.
Bi-Rite Creamery
Hey, you waited in a 30-minute-long line for this scoop — you better document it.

Bi-Rite Creamery, 3692 18th Street (at Dolores Street); 415-626-5600.
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Photo Via sonyayu.
Pizzeria Delfina
With pizza this good-looking (and -tasting), it'd be a sin not to take a pic.

Pizzeria Delfina, 3611 18th Street (at Dolores Street); 415-437-6800.
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Photo Via trufflefrites.
Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop
Because, sometimes, a chocolate donut with sprinkles is all that matters.

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop, 1621 Polk Street (between Sacramento and Clay streets); 415-776-3141.
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Photo Via Zapposcouture.
Foreign Cinema
If you haven't tried (and photographed) the organic fruit Pop Tarts at Foreign Cinema, you haven't lived.

Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street (between 21st and 22nd streets); 415-648-7600.
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Photo Via zolaregistry.
Hog Island Oyster Co.
Think oysters aren't photogenic? Hog Island Oyster Co. will change your mind.

Hog Island Oyster Co., 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero); 415-391-7117.
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Photo Via ryanbyryanchua.
Ken Ken Ramen
Indulge yourself with some of the best ramen in town. And, don't forget to take a picture to prove it happened.

Ken Ken Ramen, 3378 18th Street (between Capp and Mission streets); 415-967-2636.
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Photo Via kelsidaggerbk
Craftsman & Wolves
If you live in S.F., then Instagramming the Rebel Within — a muffin with sausage, onions, cheese, and an egg cooked right in — at Craftsman & Wolves is mandatory, right?

Craftsman & Wolves, 746 Valencia Street (between 18th and 19th streets); 415-913-7713.
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La Taqueria
It's no surprise that people are constantly snapping pics of this amazing dish: It's been named the best burrito in the U.S., after all. #Burritos4lyfe.

La Taqueria, 2889 Mission Street (between 24th and 25th streets); 415-285-7117.
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Lazy Bear
Congrats, you've scored seats to this pop-up turned perma Mission hot spot. Make us all jealous by posting some visuals.

Lazy Bear, 3416 19th Street (at San Carlos Street); 415-874-9921.
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Photo Via Joeywan
Mission Chinese Food
Now THIS is how you do an aeriel food photo. Thanks, Mission Chinese Food.

Mission Chinese Food, 2234 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th streets); 415-863-2800.
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Photo Via Sonyayu
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
We didn't even know it was possible for ice cream to photograph this well.

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, 699 22nd Street (between Illinois and 3rd streets); 415-970-0750.
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Photo Via ntan
Mission Beach Cafe
When your Eggs Benedict looks this fine, you have to stop and snap.

Mission Beach Cafe, 198 Guerrero Street (between Brosnan and 14th streets); 415-861-0198.
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Photo Via Trufflefrites
Nopa
The burger to end all burgers.

Nopa, 560 Divisadero Street (between Fell and Hayes streets); 415-864-8643.
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Namu Gaji
If you're going to eat food this gorgeous, you might as well photograph it.

Namu Gaji, 499 Dolores Street (between 18th and Dorland streets); 415-431-6268.
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Nopalito
Okay, these nachos need to be in our belly — and our news feeds — stat.

Nopalito, 306 Broderick Street (between Fell and Oak streets); 415-437-0303.
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Outerlands
You probably waited two or more hours for this brunch — damn right you'd better show the world.

Outerlands, 4001 Judah Street (between 45th and 46th avenues); 415-661-6140.
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Photo Via moniquebianca
Plow
You haven't mastered the brunch shot until you've snapped one at Plow.

Plow, 1299 18th Street (between Mississippi and Texas streets); 415-821-7569.
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Rich Table
Your followers will be green with food envy.

Rich Table, 199 Gough Street (between Oak and Lily streets); 415-355-9085.
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Salumeria
Even Jared Leto isn't above a Salumeria photo opp. It's THAT good.

Salumeria, 3000 20th Street (at Florida Street); 415-471-2998.
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Souvla
If this doesn't make you hungry, we don't know what will.

Souvla, 517 Hayes Street (between Octavia and Laguna streets); 415-400-5458.
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Frances
That's fresh!

Frances, 3870 17th Street (between Pond and Noe streets); 415-621-3870.
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Tosca Cafe
Let's be real — the mood lighting at Tosca may make it tough to capture a good snap, but kudos to those who can pull it off.

Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue (between Jack Kerouac Alley and Saroyan Place); 415-986-9651.
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