2,000 Calories in San Francisco
A Unique Guide to San Francisco
We toured San Francisco to find the best, most nutritious restaurants the city has to offer. Here's a unique guide to good eating and great exercise for hungry travelers.
How we did the math:
This series is meant as a fun guide to experiencing a city through the Cooking Light lens. All calculations are rough estimates and should be seen as a starting point for your own adventure.
Calorie burns were estimated using this calculator. The approximations are based on how vigorous the activity level is for a 150-pound woman—for example, a stroll around a farmers’ market was calculated at a lower burn than when we tell you to pick up the pace.
We estimated steps at an average of 2,000 steps per mile walked.
All calorie calculations for the meal selections we recommend were rough estimates based on inputting similar dishes and ingredients into this calculator.
Morning: The Mission
Burn: 290 calories
Eat: 866 calories
Bike to Lunch: Sausalito
Burn: 360 calories
Eat: 540 calories
Take a Hike: North Beach
Burn: 175 calories
Eat: 150 calories
Evening: The Embarcadero
A Manhattan or mint julep at Hard Water (pictured) makes splendid use of their wall of premium and hard-to-find whiskeys. Serious fans can opt for a whiskey flight (½-ounce pours of five whiskeys).
Evening: The Embarcadero (continued)
After dinner, partake of a visual dessert by strolling just a few blocks to Rincon Park. It affords an excellent view of The Bay Lights, a massive light sculpture by artist Leo Villareal. The work, installed to commemorate the bridge's 75th anniversary, features 25,000 LED lights creating ever-changing patterns over almost 2 miles of the bridge.
Burn: 140 calories
Eat: 1,280 calories
TOTAL BURNED: 965
TOTAL EATEN: 2,836
TOTAL STEPS: 16,200
[NET CALORIES: 1,871]