The most delicious oysters in the west

Image:  @hogislandoysterco  on Instagram

Image: @hogislandoysterco on Instagram

To help you live a joyful life filled with fun dinner outings, we’ve started researching local restaurants to find some options that are delicious and use sustainable, whole foods. Because socializing with loved ones feeds our souls.

First up is Hog Island Oyster Co. This seafood house is famous for the oysters and clams they sustainably raise and harvest in Northern California. Their shellfish is so good that it’s used in some of the top-rated restaurants across the Bay Area in addition to their own restaurants along the Embarcadero and in Marin.

On top of that, the rest of their sustainable seafood and shellfish comes from other farms, local distributors (like TwoXSea and Water2Table), and sometimes straight from local fishermen, earning them a listing as a restaurant partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

While most of their menu is seafood, they also serve other comfort classics if you’re in the mood for a treat, like baby back ribs using pasture-raised pork and grilled cheese made with the famous organic cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. YUM!

A few Yelp reviewers have mentioned that a visit here is worth the wait you might encounter, and we agree. With a seasonal menu and an awesome view of the bay from their location in the Ferry Building, you really can’t go wrong here. They’re open daily for lunch and dinner (and of course, happy hour). Bon appetit!