San Francisco has long been a foodie destination. As known for its Michelin stars as for its major sights, the city has a strong blend of fancy and everyday eats that make chasing flavors quite fun. And since San Fran has more restaurants per capita than most — if not all — other U.S. cities, there’s always something to try!

Seeking out exceptional culinary experiences here is not only expected, it’s essential. Here are the top five best foodie tourism experiences Pursuitist has found to enjoy in the City by the Bay.

Any time spent in San Francisco could never be complete without an authentic culinary visit visit to Chinatown. The neighborhood’s latest creative concept is China Live, a massive epicurean emporium complete with marketplace. The multi-story eatery contains a variety of creative experiences, bars, and dining options, including Oolong Café, and the Market Restaurant, where you absolutely must taste the Working Hands Dumplings, Spicy Wontons, and Peking Duck Pockets. China Live also houses the exceptional Eight Tables by George Chen. – Pursuitist (12.20.18)