Collected by Nikki Graham-Brown
1404 San Mateo Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
Until playing in England, I equated badminton to frolicking with a butterfly net—a 'sport' designed for picnics and sundresses. However after an hour in a proper badminton court, panting and throughly defeated, I changed my mind. Bay Badminton...
1440 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Downtown Burlingame is just the right scale for a leisurely stroll. We popped in and out of designer shops, niche boutiques, and places to snack without straying too far before our flight. If you're staying near SFO, it's a convenient five-minute...
1400 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
David's tea is an unexpected gem—even if it is a Canadian chain, I’d rank it among my favorites. Unlike predictably cluttered tearooms, David’s color-coded canisters, high ceilings and white walls make the shop modern. With genuine enthusiasm and...
1327 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
This is the place to play a game, watch a sport and drink a beer. Behan's is expectedly low-key and surprisingly social. I'm a sucker for shuffle board and darts so naturally I stopped in for a pint but stayed for the games!
1399 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
'Where organic comes first' is the motto at Earthbeam Natural Foods, a petite local market in downtown Burlingame. With a great selection of local produce, deli items, and herbal remedies it fits the town—in size and taste. Supporting this...
Park Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
A regular favorite at certified organic Bay Area farmers' markets, Home Maid Ravioli, sells classic Italian pasta with local flavor. Their focus on seasonal eating and fresh shopping inspires creativity in their kitchen (try the delicious lobster...
1395 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
The Plant is delicious as well as 100% organic and local! When in SFO this is my go-to place for a pre-trip, feel-good snack and I was thrilled to hear they've opened a new shop in Burlingame! With a cozy front lounge and large dining room it's a...
333 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
A West Coast original, Steelhead is the place to go near the San Francisco Airport for an American brewpub experience. Their local brewmaster has crafted a selection of 10 beers on draft. Exposed bricks and high ceilings make the space perfect for...