Eat Drink SF

Eat Drink SF 2023

NOVEMBER 03-16, 2023


The 10-day San Francisco food festival that is long on multi-course avant-garde food, short on the wallet, and surprisingly greasy.

When you first see the Eat Drink SF venue, you’re likely to think it’s a bougie, wine sipping, avant-garde food festival where you won’t have to wipe food grease off your face. But, here, Michelin star chefs and food truck cooks whip up delicacies, highbrow and lowbrow, behind live cooking counters under the same roof. 

It goes down over three days at the festival’s grand tasting event, which has over 100 restaurants and 70 breweries. In the past years, celebrated chefs like Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Roland Passot of La Folie and Tony Gemignani, the world pizza spinning champion have presented on the main stage. The Eat/Drink SF festival is usually held in a large space, dimly lit, but buzzing with food connoisseurs hopping from one cuisine to the next. 

Organized by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, the Eat Drink SF celebrates San Francisco’s famously diverse food scene by bringing together local purveyors of everything from Asian fusion to Algerian cuisine, as well as dishes ranging from foie gras, bacon smoothies, to green tea soba noodles and a billion macaroons and treats. Some restaurants and chefs serve their signature dish, others test out new menu items. All you have to do is buy a ticket and once you enter, everything is free.

The Specs

  • About 8,500 people attend the festival each year.
  • The tickets have not been released at the time of this writing.
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to California here.


What is the closest airport to the festival?

The San Francisco International Airport.

Can I attend all the events with a single ticket?

No, each event has a separate ticket.

What is the bag policy?

Bags are subject to search, and policies are determined by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. Eat/ Drink SF Fest does not provide any specific information as to its bag policy. 


BY Arundhati Kumar