The Mission


Taquerias {mmm}...

El Toro- Love this spot. It's always a little busy, but never uncomfortably packed. It's bright, fresh, and you get good value. 

La Taqueria this place has been hyped since I was a kid. The burritos are small, but tasty. Their agua fresca has the best crunchy ice, so you really must try them if you're there.

Papalote: California-style burritos. Fresh food, best salsa everrr.

El Farolito: All the rage. I lovvve their breakfast burritos. 

Food & Drink...

Tacolicious - I'm always up for tacos. Low-key vibe.

Dosa- Southern Indian deliciousness.

El Techo- Rooftop Mexican. Make a reservation or plan to wait. ;)

Flour + Water- The freshest pasta. Insanely good.

Farina - Pizza! Great place to go with friends.

Delfina- Date night

Trick Dog- Food & Drinks. Good spot to wait for your table at Flour + Water.


Kings Bakery: pastries for 50 cents or so only exist in this tiny, dingy cafe. I love the coconut buns, the sugar pastries, and the glazed braided pastry.

Bi-Rite: the best ice cream. No-brainer.

Tartine: Get yourself a morning bun or chocolate croissant with some coffee.


Anywhere on Valencia or 16th. 

For the Kiddos: 

Dolores Park- Try not to lose your children. This park is amazing and BIG.