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San Francisco Food: Hog Island Oyster Company

Last week, I was in Phoenix and San Francisco. The Ferry Terminal market in San Francisco (no, I don’t mean the farmers’ market, which unfortunately, I missed), is brimming with fabulous food finds. I’ll report on those later this week, plus a terrific market in Rockridge in the East Bay.

For starters, you can’t go wrong by ordering a dozen oysters on the half shell at Hog Island Oyster in the Ferry Building. I’m not that familiar with West Coast oysters but the helpful server steered me toward Sand Isle, from Humboldt Bay, CA. At $27 for a dozen, it was a bit of a splurge, but I can say without reservation (and I’ve slurped down oysters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, at the Oyster Bar in NY-which sadly isn’t what it used to be-and oyster hot spots elsewhere), that these are simply the most divine bivalves I’ve ever consumed. With a slight tang, and fresh as the sea, these Sand Isles were impeccably plump and succulent. Along with the oysters, the eatery serves crunchy sour dough rolls.

Other items on the menu include baked oysters, clam chowder, salads and a Cowgirl Creamery Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Hog Island Oyster Co.
Numerous locations throughout the Bay area
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
415 391 7117

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  3. North Fork, LI: Fisky Oyster in Greenport

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