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San Francisco eats: Fillmore street

Whenever I go to San Francisco, I always eventually end up on Fillmore Street

Posted July 24, 2013 by Ed Morita

Fillmore-stI’ve been trying to figure out which is the best food street in Honolulu. There are a lot of candidates, including Bethel Street, Kapahulu, Nu‘uanu and Waialae avenues to name a few. Whenever I go to San Francisco, I always eventually end up on Fillmore Street. I’ve had some great meals on Fillmore at Dosa, Fat Angel, The Grove Filmore and Woodhouse Fish Company, which is why I consider it to be one of, if not the best, food streets in San Francisco. Adding to Fillmore’s credentials is the 2013 James Beard Best New Restaurant, State Bird Provisions.

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to State Bird Provisions on my most recent trip, however, I still wanted to test my theory by spending an entire day eating my way along Fillmore. After a morning and afternoon in the Japantown section, I capped off the day with a visit to Atelier Crenn, which you can read about here.

Here’s how I spent my day:

Fillmore Farmers' Market (1 of 17)

Fillmore Farmers' Market

As I rode on the bus heading down FIllmore Street, I saw the farmers' market and immediately hopped off at the next stop. I figured that it was as good a place as any to start.




About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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