Dolores Park is a hub of culture, tucked away in the city. Why not bring your lunch there—along with perhaps the city’s best ice cream—and enjoy the show for free?
Whether it’s a pick-up game of soccer or a fleet of mini-poodles walking their owners, Dolores Park boasts one of the most eclectic scenes around—so much so, you’ll need little more than a blanket and a picnic basket for a rockin’ good time. Head on down to Bi-Rite market, where you’ll find all the trappings for a delectable finger food meal. It stocks a hodge podge of one-of-a-kind goodies, but make sure to try the packaged salads and the ever so convenient one liter white wines. As you enjoy your concoctions in the park, people watch the non-stop tennis and basketball court competition on the north side. Or, as many do, slip into a post-lunch food coma on the green.
After a leisurely lounge on the lawn, stroll over to Bi-Rite Creamery. Its flavors have left customers weak in the knees since it opened. Though the traditional tastes like dark chocolate and butter pecan are divine, its the salted caramel that wins top prize and makes food critics wax poetic.