This post is WAY over due. I’ve been collecting recipes and places to eat but I just haven’t had time to post anything. So let me start off with one of my FAVORITES! It’s such a favorite that I’m going to post it in my top 1o list. The Hog Island Oyster Co. has to be one of the best places to get fresh oysters in the city and even in California. So if oysters are your thing, than this post is for you. However, if you aren’t into oysters they do have other amazing dishing including Clam Chowder. I promise that it is like no other you’ve ever tasted. I’m not even a fan of clam chowder and I always order this dish. So if you’re in San Francisco and have the taste for amazing oysters and more than this is the place that is calling your name.
Another positive of this place is that everything is sustainably grown in Tomalas Bay, Ca which is about an hour north of San Francisco The oysters and other shellfish that are harvested are brought in fresh everyday to the Ferry Building which is where Hog Island Oysters Co. is located!
We always order a variety of oysters but in the end our love are always the Kumomoto Oyster . They are the round and small oysters located on the left hand side of the first picture. They are smooth and full of flavor. I could eat this whole plate but alas I shared it with my husband.
Acme bread is always provided at this restaurant. If you’re a bread snob like me than you’ll love their bread. They also have a shop at the Ferry Building which smells amazing. I always end up buying a baguette to bring home. This bread pairs perfectly with the clam chowder soup at Hog Island Oyster Co. or is amazing just on its own.
“Simply amazing” is the only way to describe the clam chowder soup. It’s amazingly light in texture and incredibly smooth with complex flavors. The chunks of potatoes are prefect. The clams are fresh without being fishy. Last, the cream is to die for. However, if you’re lactose intolerant I do not recommend this dish for you unless you eat something to help you before. This soup is so good that you’ll be asking for another serving. Do not share!!!
So that’s it for Hog Island Oyster Co. I’ll be posting another post very soon! Enjoy!