Thankfully for San Francisco's abundance of "gastronomic snobs," these little nuggets of crunchy, potatoey goodness have grown up and discovered their true potential. Must-try tasty tots are all in this map.
Bacon-wrapped anything will grab our attention, so bacon-wrapped tater tots are no exception. They claim to be a "San Francisco tradition," but whether they are or not, you can bet that we'll be there.
Served only during their Sunday afternoon brunch from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., tots are in burritos, under pico de gallo, bacon, and eggs, and with eggs benedicts. If you're looking for the best home fries and hashbrowns alternative, head to the Mission.
If you're feeling like passing on the fried Twinkie or looking for a savory substitute, tots are the best bet. They come in three levels of messiness, from completely naked to smothered with cheese and chili.
This very much sophisticated version of the tater tot is covered in a trio of cheeses: sharp cheddar, provolone, and Parmesan, then caramelized and topped with jalapenos. Housemade ketchup accompanies the tots to seal the deal.
They may look like unglazed doughnut holes, but they taste like one of the best balls of fried potatoes you've ever had (probably). Dubbed "Mashed Potater Tots," they're served with bacon or cranberry walnut jam.