Erika’s Mission District SF Guidebook

Erika
Erika’s Mission District SF Guidebook

Food scene

I can't get enough of their plantain chips, fried chicken sandwich, and croquetas. They also have a stunning mural on the side of the building that's worth visiting.
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Media Noche
3465 19th St
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I can't get enough of their plantain chips, fried chicken sandwich, and croquetas. They also have a stunning mural on the side of the building that's worth visiting.
Try the Rebel Within for breakfast, and don't hesitate to try anything else on the menu. Locals are willing to stand in line to get one of their pastries, so you can't go wrong here.
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Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia St
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Try the Rebel Within for breakfast, and don't hesitate to try anything else on the menu. Locals are willing to stand in line to get one of their pastries, so you can't go wrong here.
Fabulous cocktails, curated beer selection, and the bar scene you were looking for. Come hungry because their food is exceptional as well.
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The Beehive
842 Valencia St
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Fabulous cocktails, curated beer selection, and the bar scene you were looking for. Come hungry because their food is exceptional as well.
Michelin starred but humble, approachable, and absolutely delicious. Make a reservation! If you have the time, go for the tasting menu.
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AL's Place
1499 Valencia Street
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Michelin starred but humble, approachable, and absolutely delicious. Make a reservation! If you have the time, go for the tasting menu.
Two Michelin stars, ideal for the super foodie. It's fun and down to earth, and while your wallet will feel the sting, your taste buds will not mind one bit.
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Lazy Bear
3416 19th St
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Two Michelin stars, ideal for the super foodie. It's fun and down to earth, and while your wallet will feel the sting, your taste buds will not mind one bit.
There are a lot of amazing roasters and coffee shops in SF, but this is the one closest to our flat. They deliver high quality, fabulous coffee and have wonderful art on display by local artists, to boot.
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Ritual Coffee Roasters
1026 Valencia St
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There are a lot of amazing roasters and coffee shops in SF, but this is the one closest to our flat. They deliver high quality, fabulous coffee and have wonderful art on display by local artists, to boot.
Small foodie owned place. Fabulous asian fusion foods with quality ingredients. You can't go wrong with this innovative asian comfort spot.
Chic n’ Time
Small foodie owned place. Fabulous asian fusion foods with quality ingredients. You can't go wrong with this innovative asian comfort spot.
Arguably the best wine bar in the city (and locals will tell you there's no competition). Fabulous wine selection -- just ask the server to make a suggestion and you can't go wrong. The food is wonderful too -- so wonderful that there's almost always a line. Get there early!
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20 Spot
3565 20th St
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Arguably the best wine bar in the city (and locals will tell you there's no competition). Fabulous wine selection -- just ask the server to make a suggestion and you can't go wrong. The food is wonderful too -- so wonderful that there's almost always a line. Get there early!
Largely considered one of the top 3 ice cream shops in the city, GC offers creamy ice cream with an Asian-flavored leaning. Their bright pink facade taunts me daily, as it's well in view of the bay windows from my home office. I like basically everything they offer, but my tried-and-true favorites are Black Sesame and Salted Caya.
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Garden Creamery
3566 20th St
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Largely considered one of the top 3 ice cream shops in the city, GC offers creamy ice cream with an Asian-flavored leaning. Their bright pink facade taunts me daily, as it's well in view of the bay windows from my home office. I like basically everything they offer, but my tried-and-true favorites are Black Sesame and Salted Caya.
You came here for burritos? Perfect. This no frills locals spot serves larger-than-life burritos that punch above their weight in size AND flavor. Don't be shy, try it!
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Taqueria Cancun
2288 Mission Street
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You came here for burritos? Perfect. This no frills locals spot serves larger-than-life burritos that punch above their weight in size AND flavor. Don't be shy, try it!
Best breakfast burritos in the city (IMHO). Andrew (the owner) is thoughtful about food and has a great take on the classic breakfast burrito. Order the OG with light aoli (unless you really like sauce), no avocado, and a side of roasted habanero salsa. You're welcome. Oh, and if you want something sweet, their horchata is pretty bomb.
Breakfast Little
3275 22nd Street
Best breakfast burritos in the city (IMHO). Andrew (the owner) is thoughtful about food and has a great take on the classic breakfast burrito. Order the OG with light aoli (unless you really like sauce), no avocado, and a side of roasted habanero salsa. You're welcome. Oh, and if you want something sweet, their horchata is pretty bomb.

Sightseeing

If you want to understand the history of the Mission and its historic roots, you can't ignore this alley full of murals. Bring a camera and a coffee, and let your eyes feast on these wonderful murals!
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Balmy Alley
50 Balmy St
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If you want to understand the history of the Mission and its historic roots, you can't ignore this alley full of murals. Bring a camera and a coffee, and let your eyes feast on these wonderful murals!
This is the most popular alley of murals in SF, nice and centrally located in the Mission close to our flat. Bring your camera and prepare for incredible art + people watching (it's influencer central around here!)
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Clarion Alley
Clarion Alley
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This is the most popular alley of murals in SF, nice and centrally located in the Mission close to our flat. Bring your camera and prepare for incredible art + people watching (it's influencer central around here!)
Very cute alt-femme gift shop (candles, books, jewelry) to grab a souvenir or gift for loved ones back home.
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Needles & Pens
1173 Valencia St
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Very cute alt-femme gift shop (candles, books, jewelry) to grab a souvenir or gift for loved ones back home.
Curiosities abound in this store that was designed for botanists, biologists, and anyone who is curious about the creatures of the world. 100% worth stopping by; it's really unique.
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Paxton Gate
824 Valencia St
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Curiosities abound in this store that was designed for botanists, biologists, and anyone who is curious about the creatures of the world. 100% worth stopping by; it's really unique.
An art gallery run by local artists, featuring local art. Don't bring home a made-in-China souvenir; bring home local goods! They have items small to large, from jewelry to paintings and sculptures all by local artists. And you can bet that the person ringing you up is a local artist too -- ask them about their art!
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City Art
828 Valencia St
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An art gallery run by local artists, featuring local art. Don't bring home a made-in-China souvenir; bring home local goods! They have items small to large, from jewelry to paintings and sculptures all by local artists. And you can bet that the person ringing you up is a local artist too -- ask them about their art!

Dry Cleaning / Tailoring

Need dry cleaning? Pressing? Tailoring? The woman who owns this shop is an absolute gem who offers great service at fair prices.
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Sunny Launderette
3560 20th St
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Need dry cleaning? Pressing? Tailoring? The woman who owns this shop is an absolute gem who offers great service at fair prices.

Corner Stores & Groceries

Not a "real" Whole Foods, but a neighborhood staple and small business focused on providing an excellent assortment of whole foods and fresh produce.
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Valencia Whole Foods
999 Valencia St
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Not a "real" Whole Foods, but a neighborhood staple and small business focused on providing an excellent assortment of whole foods and fresh produce.