This is kind of fun. A Google mapping project has determined the most popular type of food in each of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. To do this, Google compiled the “aggregated, anonymized, and differentially private” data from users who opted into Google Location History. Got that?
Anyway, according to SFGate.com, a neighborhood cuisine’s popularity breaks down just about how you would expect. Restaurant-goers most often frequented pizza and Italian places while in North Beach, Chinese restaurants around Chinatown and the Richmond, and Mexican spots when in the Mission District.
Turns out Mexican food is the City’s overall favorite, just as it is for California as a whole. Nationally, San Francisco proved to be a “cuisine capital” for coffee (it ranked #6 for most java shop visits), Chinese (#2) and seafood (#9).
To see the map, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, and select San Francisco. You can enlarge the map as you wish.