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Top Choice Clothing in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Gravel & Gold

Get back to the land and in touch with California's roots without leaving sight of a Mission sidewalk. Gravel & Gold celebrates California's hippie homesteader movement with hand-printed smock-dresses, signature…
Top Choice Books in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Adobe Books & Backroom Gallery

Wall-to-wall inspiration – just-released fiction, limited-edition art books, rare cookbooks, well-thumbed poetry – plus 'zine launch parties, comedy nights and art openings. Mingle with Mission characters debating a…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Little Paper Planes

Explore fresh gift possibilities at this purveyor of essential SF oddities: SF artist Kelly Lynn Jones' ocean-print scarves, Oakland-made cacti-print wallets, ecofriendly glossy black nail polish made in California …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Recchiuti Chocolates

No San Franciscan can resist award-winning Recchiuti: Pacific Heights parts with old money for its fleur de sel caramels; Noe Valley's foodie kids prefer S'more Bites to the campground variety; North Beach toasts to…
Top Choice Chocolate in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Recchiuti at theLab

Star chocolatier Michael Recchiuti sells confections at the Ferry Building but invents them in Dogpatch – taste his latest concoctions here first. Go for dark-chocolate cocoa in winter, brownie sundaes in summer, or…
Top Choice Chocolate in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Poco Dolce

People who swear they're not into dessert can't get enough Poco Dolce, San Francisco's award-winning, sustainably sourced chocolates with a touch of sea salt. Popcorn-toffee chocolates upgrade movie nights, and Azte…
Top Choice Books in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Great Overland Book Company

SF obsessions go deep at Great Overland, purveyor of rare and obscure books on SF's pet subjects. DIY dandies find inspiration in 1891 World's Fair Household Companion recipes for bone-marrow pomade, while bartender…
Top Choice Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective

Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic-permaculture manuals, prison literature and radical comics, while coordinating the annual spring Anarchist Bo…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Park Life

The Swiss Army knife of hip SF emporiums, Park Life is design store, indie publisher and art gallery all in one. Browse presents too clever to give away, including toy soldiers in yoga poses, Tauba Auerbach's reprog…
Top Choice Clothing in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Community Thrift

When local collectors and retailers have too much of a good thing, they donate it to nonprofit Community Thrift, where proceeds go to 200-plus local charities – all the more reason to gloat over your $5 totem-pole t…