Restaurants

Top Choice Californian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Al's Place

The Golden State dazzles on Al's plates, featuring homegrown heirloom ingredients, pristine Pacific seafood, and grass-fed meat on the side. Painstaking preparation yields sun-drenched flavors and exquisite textures…
Top Choice Mexican in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

La Palma Mexicatessen

Follow the applause: that's the sound of organic tortilla-making in progress at La Palma. You've found the Mission mother lode of handmade tamales, pupusas (tortilla pockets) with potato and chicharones (pork crackl…
Top Choice Mexican in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

La Taqueria

SF's definitive burrito has no saffron rice, spinach tortilla or mango salsa – just perfectly grilled meats, slow-cooked beans and tomatillo or mesquite salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla. They're purists at James Be…
Top Choice Ice Cream in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Humphry Slocombe

Indie-rock organic ice cream may permanently spoil you for Top 40 flavors. Once 'Elvis: The Fat Years' (banana and peanut butter) and 'Hibiscus Beet Sorbet' have rocked your taste buds, cookie dough seems so basic –…
Top Choice Market in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Mission Community Market

Back-alley bounty brings ravenous crowds Thursdays to this nonprofit, neighborhood-run market, come rain or shine. More than 30 local farmers and food artisans offer California produce and inspired SF street food – …
Top Choice Bakery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Craftsman & Wolves

Breakfast routines are made to be broken by the infamous Rebel Within: a sausage-spiked Asiago-cheese muffin with a silken soft-boiled egg baked inside. SF's surest pick-me-up is a Highwire macchiato with matcha (gr…
Top Choice Ice Cream in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Mitchell's Ice Cream

When you see happy dances break out on Mission sidewalks, you must be getting close to Mitchell's. One glance at the day's flavors induces gleeful gluttony: classic Kahlua mocha cream, exotic tropical macapuno (youn…
Top Choice Sushi in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Ichi Sushi

Alluring on the plate and positively obscene on the tongue, Ichi Sushi is a sharp cut above other seafood joints. Chef Tim Archuleta slices silky, sustainably sourced fish with a jeweler's precision, balances it ato…
Top Choice Californian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Serpentine

The best brunch you'll ever have in a boiler room – or, really, anywhere in San Francisco – is Serpentine's Dungeness-crab Benedict, with extra-frothy hollandaise and audaciously fried lemon and capers, served in a …
Korean in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Namu Gaji

SF's unfair culinary advantages – organic local ingredients, Pacific Rim roots, and street-skater, try-anything attitude – are showcased in Namu's Korean-inspired soul food. Bold flavors abound in ultra-savory shiit…