This is a new series I started where I’ll be sharing a favorite San Francisco site paired with a nearby spot to grab a bite! Today’s sites and bites is one of the most beautiful parks in the city, Alamo Square, paired with the most delicious pie shake at Chile Pies a few blocks away.
Our first apartment in San Francisco was across the street from Alamo Square so it’s near and dear to my heart! It’s the site of The Painted Ladies, a row of Victorian homes that was made famous by being featured in the opening credits of Full House. It’s a beautiful place for a picnic or a stroll on a warm day.
It’s up on a hill which makes it a little windy but you can see a nice view of downtown hovering above the Painted Ladies. It’s really lovely and there are huge, beautiful trees as well to sit and read a book under.
Chiles Pies is just a few blocks away and makes the yummiest dessert, a pie shake! It’s a huuuge slice of pie shoved into a blender mixed together with an ice cream of your choice. Oh man, the combination is amazing! Chunks of pie crust and delicious filling mixed together in an incredible shake. I usually recommend the lemon cookie ice cream mixed with any of the berry pies, but yesterday we had a new favorite: chocolate pretzel pie mixed with cookies and cream ice cream. YUM! If you need a little substance before your pie shake, head to the top of the block to Green Chile Kitchen (same owner) where you can grab some really good Mexican food.
Keep reading to see a map of where to find them!
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