North Beach & Chinatown shopping

Top Choice Food & Drinks in North Beach & Chinatown

Golden Gate Fortune Cookies

Find your fortune at this bakery, where cookies are stamped from vintage presses – just as they were in 1909, when fortune cookies were invented for SF's Japanese Tea Garden. Write your own fortunes for custom cooki…
Top Choice Vintage in North Beach & Chinatown

San Francisco Rock Posters & Collectibles

Are you ready to rock?! Enter this trippy temple to classic rock gods – but leave your lighters at home because these concert posters are valuable. Expect to pay hundreds for first-run psychedelic Fillmore concert p…
Tea in North Beach & Chinatown

Red Blossom Tea Company

Crook your pinky: it's always teatime at Red Blossom, featuring 100-plus specialty teas imported by second-generation tea merchants Alice and Peter Luong. Sniff shiny canisters lining wooden shelves and ask about se…
Fashion & Accessories in North Beach & Chinatown

Al's Attire

Hepcats and slick chicks get their handmade threads at Al's, where vintage styles are reinvented in noir-novel twill, dandy high-sheen cotton and mid-century flecked tweeds. Prices aren't exactly bohemian for these …
Cosmetics in North Beach & Chinatown

Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Museum & Shop

Tattooed ladies are the life's work of icon Lyle Tuttle, who inked women across seven continents – including Janis Joplin, Cher and Joan Baez. Since the maestro's retirement, his shop's become a working museum, with…
Arts & Crafts in North Beach & Chinatown

Artist & Craftsman Supply

Ditch your day job and take up painting at this employee-owned art-supply store, housed in the former Hippodrome burlesque theater. This Barbary Coast hot spot later became the Gay Nineties club – check out the figu…
Fashion & Accessories in North Beach & Chinatown

Kim + Ono

Hollywood pinups borrowed their slinky silk-robe style from Chinatown burlesque stars back in the '30s – and now you can rock that retro hottie look in boudoir-to-streetwear designs by Chinatown sister-duo designers…
Gifts & Souvenirs in North Beach & Chinatown

Eden & Eden

Detour from reality at Eden & Eden, a Dadaist design boutique where espresso cups give you side-eye, lightning strikes on dresses, shaggy tea cozies make teapots look bearded and those suede lips are coin purses…
Art in North Beach & Chinatown

Real Old Paper

See the world from the comfort of your living room with a wall of Real Old Paper finds: vintage travel posters, Dutch Star Wars promotions, Pacific WWII rationing propaganda and advertisements for Italian vermouth b…
Music in North Beach & Chinatown

101 Music

You'll have to bend over those earthquake-defying bins to let DJs and hard-core collectors pass (hey, wasn't that Tom Waits?!), but among the $5–25 discs are obscure releases (Songs for Greek Lovers) and original re…