Nobody needs to explain to Californian’s our love for food. We are an Instagram snapping, hashtag tweeting state hopelessly obsessed with our FourSquare check-ins as we speed from café to dive-bar and every place in between – designer burrito and cronut in each hand (if you haven’t heard of a cronut – Instagram it!).  When it comes to top eats in the nation, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that California cities are mentioned a few times for being the home to some fantastic food finds.

In fact when it comes to food, San Francisco leads the nation with restaurants per capita. The Huffington Post ran an article about how San Francisco outnumbers every other city in the nation with a staggering 39.3 restaurants per 10,000 households. Fairfield County, Connecticut was second on the list – with only 27.6 restaurants per 10,000 households. Yikes!

So when Yelp revealed the Top 100 Places to Eat based off the reviews of 2013, California making the list once or twice shouldn’t surprise anyone – but 47 times? Well, maybe this list will give even the most gregarious food-blogging-aficionado something to check out first hand – wherever they may live in California.


Porto’s Bakery | Burbank
Yelp | Website

3614 W Magnolia Blvd

Burbank, CA 91505

Bakeries, Cuban


Dametra Café | Carmel by the Sea
Yelp | Website

SE corner of Ocean & Lincoln

Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921


Gary Danko | San Francisco
Yelp | Website

800 N Point St

San Francisco, CA 94109

New American Style Cuisine


Joe’s Falafel | Los Angeles

Yelp | Website

3535 Cahuenga Blvd W

Ste 105

Los Angeles, CA 90068



Oscar’s Mexican Seafood | San Diego

Yelp | Website

703 Turquoise St

San Diego, CA 92109

Mexican, Seafood


So whether you are looking for an appetite pleasing adventure or are still on the conquest for the sandwich to beat all sandwiches, these eight choices should come in handy when considering your next meal out in the state that loves to eat!

Have you been to any of these great eateries, or any of Yelp’s Top 100 of 2013? Let me know via Twitter – maybe I’ll check some out for blogging of my own.