Today for Sites and Bites I’m taking you to the crooked section of Lombard Street paired with the most delicious treat, a whoopie pie from Suzie Cakes. The crooked street (Lombard street), was one of the steepest streets of its time in the 1920s and too difficult for most cars to naviagate. They created these crazy switchbacks to make it more safe. Since then, it has become an iconic symbol of San Francisco and a tribute to the fairytale-like beauty of this amazing city. The gardens alone are beautiful to look at on your curvy drive down.
The crooked street is two blocks away from the steepest navigable street in San Francisco, Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth. I’m kind of obsessed with steep streets, and driving down this section is one of my favorite things to do with tourists after going down Lombard. There are stairs on the sidewalk because it’s that dangerous to even walk! This is the main street they bounced all those balls down for that beautiful Bravia commercial.
A few minutes away from Lombard and Filbert streets is a really delicious bakery in the marina called Suzie Cakes. The strawberry flavored cupcakes are really yummy, but thankfully Jordan introduced me to their whoopie pies a couple months ago and I can’t get enough of these amazing things! I’d recommend taking a friend along to split it because they are huge and very very sweet!
Keep reading to see a map of where to find the crooked Lombard street, Steep Filbert street, and Suzie Cakes…
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>