How about we… live a high-cholesterol lifestyle by the sea

To tourists, San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf equates seafood restaurants, clam chowder in sourdough bread bowl, Ghirardelli chocolate and souvenir shops. But if you were to ask me about it, I would tell you one thing: crab stands.

Sure, some might call these restaurants and their affiliated sidewalk eateries tourist traps, but what’s paying a little more for the fun of street-style eating. And look at the proof:

SF Fisherman's Wharf: 2lb crab

SF Fisherman’s Wharf: 2lb crab

Of course, when it comes to street foods, nothings beats Taiwan’s night markets. With Singapore and Malaysia’s hawker food stands follow as a close second. But that’s another post.

Additionally, should you ever be swayed to D.I.Y. when it comes to crabbing, you most definitely can. There are public fishing piers under the Golden Gate Bridge that let you both fish and crab. What you need: hoop net, bait (stinkier the better, smell of chicken attracts crabs), a bucket or an ice box and a fishing license.

Good luck hunting (or eating).

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