I love traveling, and I love discovering new things about cities here in United States and abroad. The #1 thing I cannot stop talking and drooling about though is FOOD!!! So I decided to start my blog of fun with a food related article =)
I discovered SF Underground Market when I was bored and yelping for events to go to. Underground Market says they have a lot of home-made, gourmet food stands in the market. My eyes starting sparkling when I read that the market has a morning and night market!! I have heard about night markets in Asia, but never here!! So I decided to give it a try….first at the morning market so I can get some idea how the market is like.
If you Google SF Underground market, you will find their website with updates like next market’s date and location.Underground market happens once a month, and not always on the same weekends I believe. You have to join their free membership in order to get in. I made sure I joined the membership and got a map of the location.
So I force myself to wake up at 10am in the morning, hop on the mMuni (the public transportation in SF), and though I had a map, I was not able to find the location for couple minutes. I mean there was no big sign, nothing that sticks out to me like a market around the area…until I saw a line of people in front of a building and decides to line up behind them. I mean, what can go wrong….right? 😄
When I walked in, the first thing I saw is this huge bar on the first floor. This market is only for 21+, so no children allowed. I did see a couple parents tried to sneak their children in, nope, there are securities everywhere, so no way you can do that.
I did take a lot of photos of the food stands here, but there are other people’s faces clearly shown in those photos, so I will refrain from posting them.
Finally, I also got a crepe. I saw the crepe stand, and the chef was speaking French. I thought “I must try!!! Crepe with French flavor!!!” I ordered lemon butter crepe…..omg, I also pass out and went to heaven. you know sometimes when you order crepe, and the skin is too crunchy, the lemon is too sour or sweet with the plastic kind of taste, and the butter is just so oily? Not here, this was the best lemon butter crepe I had by far!!! Everything was perfect! The lemon juice was freshly squeezed and added onto the crepe right in front of you, the crepe skin was soft, and as the butter is mixed in, you can taste a well balanced, refreshing crepe in your mouth.
There were also many other food stands that were very interesting, but my cash was running low and things are sold out really fast. Like this bacon caramel corn, by the time I was thinking about trying it, they were completely out of stock. Other stands like sausages, home-made canned vegetables/fruits, and BBQ sauces were also selling out fast. So better go early and make your decisions fast!