We started exploring San Francisco by heading down to Fisherman’s Wharf, at the far north end by the Maritime Museum. From this end, we got some gorgeous early morning views of the city:
As we head down the wharf, we come to the world famous Ghirardelli Chocolates.
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of the Swiss candy maker, Lindt & Sprungli. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1852 by Italian chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli. Ghirardelli chocolates are known for their unique gourmet style. Some chocolate is still made in Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco. Patrons of the cornerstone eatery enjoy the spectacle of huge masses of folding chocolate as it is prepared according to the elegant traditions of Ghirardelli chocolatiers.
Fisherman’s Wharf, which has been the home of San Francisco’s colorful fishing fleet for nearly a century and a quarter, is world famous for its wide variety of ocean fish. Much of this fame is due to the annual harvest of that most delectable of all crustaceans, the Dungeness crab of San Francisco.
We love shrimp and so we couldn’t resist a lunch teaser of big fresh shrimp with a little cocktail sauce and lemon juice!