Below is a list of the top and leading Food Festivals in San Francisco. To help you find the best Food Festivals located near you in San Francisco, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Francisco’s Best Food Festivals:
The top rated Food Festivals in San Francisco, CA are:
- San Francisco Street Food Festival – a vibrant celebration of the local community’s culture and entrepreneurial spirit
- San Francisco International Beer Festival – San Francisco’s oldest and best beer festival with 50 craft brewers, local food vendors, games, and more
- Winter Fancy Food Show – traditionally the largest West Coast event focused solely on the specialty food industry
- Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar – the largest Armenian festival in the Bay area serving great food with friends and community for more than 55 years
- Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – an excellent destination for chocolate and wine lovers
San Francisco Street Food Festival
San Francisco Street Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of the local community’s culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Featuring 50+ chefs and restaurants, visitors are welcomed for a full day of eating and drinking. With a distinctively local focus, this festival invites attendees to experience great-tasting food from all manner of vendors, big and small. Live entertainment is also provided with performances by iHeart Radio, Carnaval San Francisco, and more. The festival promotes equity for women, immigrants, and POC-owned businesses.
Address: 420 22nd St San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (817) 332-1055
“More food vendors than any human stomach is capable of handling. So many of them were new too. AND there was not even a mariachi band but a whole squad. Plus a youth breakdance crew. And a DJ. And whatever tf else they continued with after I left. Maps were plenty available, but the layout was gaugeable by a quick walk/glance around too. Perfect weather. Chillaxed crowd. Beerrrrrrrrr.” – Dan B.
San Francisco International Beer Festival
San Francisco International Beer Festival is San Francisco’s oldest and best beer festival with 50 craft brewers, local food vendors, games, and more. Beer lovers get to experience as much beer as possible in a three-hour period from tasty breweries around the world. They also offer unique and high-quality bites from the best San Francisco restaurants. The festival comes in two separate tickets, general admission and VIP brewmaster. While both tickets feature unlimited beer samplings and tasty bites, VIP Brewmaster offers benefits including all night access to the Brewmaster lounge, dedicated VIP bathrooms, and a chance to mingle with brewers, distributors, and fellow connoisseurs.
Address: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion San Francisco, CA 94123
“Just like General Douglass MacArthur, I did return. As the designated driver, I limited it to 10….or was it 25 samples of the malty, hoppy nectar??? This year, thanks for having enough food for everyone. Thanks, Ron S for the ticket. Thanks also Badri N. for keeping me company on the ride home, and for Walter P for spearheading our SBC representation for a fourth year. Good thing I didn’t see any of my friends at the Budweiser table.” – Ron L.
Winter Fancy Food Show
Winter Fancy Food Show is traditionally the largest West Coast event focused solely on the specialty food industry. They have drawn more than 33,000+ industry professionals and the premier showcase for the next big products and the next big companies for industry innovation. Visitors can experience new ideas in the latest cooking techniques by attending a variety of educational seminars, tasting, and cooking demos. Visitors may also take the opportunity to meet the Fancy Food Show exhibitors in prearranged ten-minute meetings the day before the show is opened.
Address: 747 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (212) 482-6440
“I really like this show! It’s one of the better food shows in the country. TI liked the way they offered a large international section, to promote new and exciting ingredients. I also think this show does a great job of drawing in the right retail and wholesale buyers nationally. They also draw a big international crowd, which I find has opened a lot of doors for me.” – David P.
Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar
Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar is the largest Armenian festival in the Bay area serving great food with friends and community for more than 55 years. The most satisfying moment of the Festival is to be able to share their food and culture with everyone. They have worked hard for nearly six decades in true Armenian fashion, and they hope that their unique hospitality is wholeheartedly felt and savored. They feature a wide array of authentic cuisines such as shish-kebab lunch, vegetarian dishes, and dinner plates
Address: 825 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 751-9140
“It’s $5 admission. There were not many vendors. The food was quite good at reasonable prices. I got a $3 apricot jam cake and $3 apple delight. The jam cake was a bit sweet. The apple delight was pretty good. If they don’t charge $5 admission, I may go back every day to get some more food.” – J. L.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is an excellent destination for chocolate and wine lovers. This two-day festival allows visitors to sample Ghirardelli chocolates, sip wine from premium wineries, and watch local chefs perform magic. Top San Francisco chefs will showcase how they make some of their most popular chocolate-flavored desserts. Visitors may also participate in an ice cream eating contest and join a silent auction that benefits Project Open Hand. In addition, an educational seminar is presented to show how cocoa bean turns into lovely chocolates.
Address: Ghirardelli Square San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (817) 332-1055
“I am a fan of chocolate. My favorite ice cream is made by Ghirardelli. I am in love with their milk and salted caramel chocolate. At Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival I tried hot chocolate and my favorite ice cream. The price of $25 is a good one. I was very happy to join this festival with my friends. A lot of entertainment for tourists.
Next year I will go too.” – Elena L.
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