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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 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 Food in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Jade Chocolates

SF-born chocolatier Mindy Fong hits the sweet spot between East and West with only-in-SF treats like passion-fruit caramels, Thai-curry hot chocolate and the legendary peanut Buddha with mango jam. Fusion flavors or…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Mollusk

The geodesic-dome tugboat marks the spot where ocean meets art in this surf gallery. Legendary shapers (surfboard makers) create limited-edition boards for Mollusk, and signature big-wave T-shirts and hoodies win no…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Foggy Notion

You can't take Golden Gate Park home with you – the city would seem naked without it – but Foggy Notion specializes in sense memories of SF's urban wilderness. The all-natural, all-artisan gift selection includes Ju…
Top Choice Hats in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Paul's Hat Works

Psst…keep this SF style secret under your hat: there is no Paul. Started in 1918 by a Peruvian hatmaker named Napoleon, Paul's Fog Belt mystique is maintained today by two women handcrafting noir-novel fedoras on-si…
Books in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Green Apple Books

Stagger out of this literary opium den while you still can, laden with remaindered art books, used cookbooks and just-released novels signed by local authors. If three floors of bookish bliss aren't enough, check ou…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Last Straw

Gifts come from the heart inside this front-parlor gift shop, packed with outer-avenues necessities: haori jackets, indigo beach totes and fisherman's scarves knitted on a nearby houseboat. Open jewelry chests to fi…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

San Franpsycho

Blow minds with souvenirs that get visitors mistaken for locals. Be the toast of Golden Gate Park concerts with California origami-bear flasks, and go from downtown protests to beach bonfires in tees featuring the G…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

General Store

Anyone born in the wrong place or time to be a NorCal hippie architect can still look the part, thanks to General Store. Pine-lined walls showcase handcrafted indigo scarves, slingshots, stoneware pots, smudge stick…