San Francisco is home to the oldest (and first) community of Chinese immigrants in North America. Though Chinese people faced discrimination and exclusion (and still do) in the United States, resilient and hard working communities have taken root all over the country – only adding more richness and complexity to the culture of our country. San Francisco in particular has benefited greatly from the presence of Chinese families, not least of all because Chinese restaurants serve some of the best food in the city.
San Francisco restaurants are already considered some of the best in the country – and the Chinese restaurants live up to that reputation. From Cantonese cuisine to spicy Sichuan hot pot, there’s so much delicious food to try. However, anyone visiting San Francisco should put dim sum at the top of their list – small plates of buns, dumplings, and other snack sized foods that will satisfy your soul. Here’s where to get dim sum in San Francisco, and here are all the best things to do in San Francisco once you’ve eaten.