Category: Food and Drinks

San Francisco Electric Bike Tours are here

Now PlayIng: SF Electric bike tours


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Our e-bike tours are here, like only we can

We’ve reimagined what’s possible on a bike tour— or any tour for that matter— of San Francisco. These brand new adventures reflect our enduring excitement, passion, and love for showing you the best of the city… hills and all.

1) Top reasons e-bikes are cool and why we’re excited about them.

2) How e-bikes work and what makes ours special.

3) Our new electric bike tours. Explore the options.

4)  Schedule a FREE test ride. Be one the first on our new e-bike tours (and save big)! 

1) Top Reasons e-bikes are cool & why were excited about them

Electric bikes are all about possibility and the freedom to share more of the San Francisco we love— join us for an whole new world of exploration and adventure.

 Rides & feels like a great bike but gives you Superhero powers.

  • Ride with all your friends, family, and coworkers

Electric bikes level the playing field. That means you can bring along your favorite people of various ability, age, and fitness because everyone can keep up, effortlessly.

  • Don’t sweat the ride

With electric assist, it’s you, only stronger. Our e-bikes ride just like normal bikes and have almost no learning curve.

  • Love the SF hills

Let the views, not the climb, take your breath away! Our e-bikes make the hills a dream to ride and unlock the full magic of San Francisco’s most spectacular viewpoints.

  • Have more fun

E-bikes are a blast to ride. Get unrivaled, up-close access to all the best iconic and local sights. See more than should be possible, with energy to spare on a 100% authentic adventure.

  • Environmentally friendly

Rock & roll, responsibly. Our e-bikes can go more than 60 miles (96 km) on a 10 cent charge of electricity.

  • Help you get out there

On an electric bike bike the wind’s always at your back, the hills melt away, and day is that much brighter. There is no better time to get back on a bike and fall in love with San Francisco (and biking) all over again.

2 ) How do your e-Bikes work? What makes them special?

Ride the dream— this is as close to flying as you can get on a bike.

Our custom built e-bikes bring the same sublime, safe, accessible, and  extra-fun ride our traditional bikes are famous for, with the benefit of pedal-assist. This means that when you’re pedaling the e-bike motor gives you a boost, when you stop pedaling the bike stops assisting. It’s that easy.

  • You’re in control of the assist.

Right at your fingertips you’ll find a controller that lets you easily dial in the amount of assist you want at the press of a button. Easy peasy! You can always get more challenge and exercise too– it’s up to you. Plus, the display shows your speed and how much distance you’ve travelled, with a color screen and haptic feedback. Super cool!

  • Superhero power to climb & explore anything.

Conquer any hill with ease. Our e-bike’s ability to climb hills will take your breath away— from pleasure not over-exertion! With more powerful and efficient drivetrains, we can go where other electric bike tours can only dream of. Twin Peaks? Sutro Tower? the Marin Headlands? All on the same ride? Yes, please.

  • Safety always comes first.

By design our electric bikes have extra-strong brakes, extra-wide tires, a king-of-the-road upright riding position, and a refined drivetrain so you’re always in control. With years of experience and the most dedicated guides, you’ll be assured the safest ride, on the most sublime and scenic bike rides ever offered in SF.

  • Custom built from the ground up.

Welcome to the best bike tour e-bikes in the world. If you’ve been of our tours, you already know our bikes are special. As huge bike nerds, we knew we could do better. That’s why we hand build each USA-made e-bike with top quality parts in our workshop, so you get a sublime, safe, and extra-fun ride.

  • High performance motor

The electric bike motor is located around the pedals in the area known as the bottom bracket of the bike. Our motors have a power output that matches that of only the best and most expensive e-bikes on the market. This gives our bikes a safe assisted top speed of 20mph, smoother acceleration, and an always-in-control feel up every incline.

  • The same long-life batteries used in a Tesla.

Our electric bikes sport more range, more efficiency, and more safely-delivered power than anything else out there. Why? For one, they literally use the same state-of-the-art cells as a Teslas. And the battery pack is assembled right here in California, to ensue the greatest reliability and safety.

3) Our NEW electric bike Tours: re-imagine possible.

From the essential icons to the most hush hush hilltop gems, these brand new adventures showcase our favorite SF places… without limits. Join us to reveal SF’s most awe-inspiring views, grandest nature, ALL the most beloved local neighborhoods, and tastiest food. We’ll embrace our magical city’s infamous topography while immersing ourselves in its storied history and culture.

Get a whole new perspective on SF, without worrying about the hills

  • The Electric Infinite City – 5 hrs/ 22 miles

Experience more of SF have more fun in a single day than should be legal! Go farther and where any other SF tours can’t. Explore Twin Peaks, Sutro Tower, all of Golden Gate Park, Land’s End, the Presidio the Golden Gate Bridge, and so so much more. The ultimate adventure by bike is now accessible to everyone.

  • The Essential Electric – 3.5 hours / 13 miles

An e-bike riff on our legendary neighborhood tour– now with hills! Reveal our favorite spectacular hilltop views, special hilly neighborhoods beloved by locals, gorgeous hillside parks, new culinary treasures, and so so much more– all without breaking a sweat.

  • OUTSIDE LANDS ELECTRIC  – 4.5 hours / 20 miles 

Experience all of the most spectacular nature and most legendary biking areas in and just beyond San Francisco. This includes ALL of the most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The only bike tour that visits the magical Marin Headlands including the extra-special Hawk Hill, Point Bonita Lighthouse, and Rodeo Beach.

  • ELECTRIC City Lights Night Tour – 9 miles (14km) / 3.5 hours. 

Explore all of the most stunning night landmarks and views of San Francisco, while enjoying our all time favorite sourdough crust pizza. See the Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, the most incredible waterfront views, incredible light art installations, and breathtaking panoramic hilltop views. A complete fresh and healthy way to experience SF at night.

  • The Great Electric Introduction – 9 miles (14km) – 2.5 Hours

The coolest way to get a lay of the land and ideas for exploring SF. This awesome little tour explores some of the city best local neighborhoods, most sweeping panoramic views, and even rides down SF’s real windiest street (sorry lombard!). We’ll also get sweeping waterfront views as we ride along the Bay, past the new Chase Center arena, and return via the coolest bike trails along SF’s original waterway. 

4) be the first on our new e-Bike adventureS. Free Test Rides!

Golden Gate Bike Tour and Bike Rental Baker Beach sand

E-Bike Tours launch early April 2020. Take a test ride in March.

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Local’s Guide to the Best Food & Drinks in SF’s Sunset Neighborhood

A Local’s Guide to the Best Food & Drinks in SF’s Sunset Neighborhood

the Sunset Neighborhood

This food and drink guide focuses on SF’s largest district, the Sunset. It’s divided by the imaginary line of 19th Ave. To the west lies outer sunset, and to the east the inner sunset.  Both sides of the neighborhood are stacked with quality eating and drinking opportunities.  Check out our absolute favorites below.

An odd neighborhood, but why we love it

Back then The Sunset was nothing more than sand dunes. Today, The Sunset is home to majority of San Francisco’s occupants, and brings suburbia to the bustling city. With its iconic homes that were mass produced post WWII, they bare resemblance to Ed Rucha’s Every Home on the Sunset Strip. Deadpan, mysterious, but once the fog clears away the neighborhood becomes bright with color with ocean in plain site.

Judah Street and 9th Avenue have long been the food meccas for the Sunset. But Taraval Street has been revamped with new shops, eateries, and bars. Slowly but surely the Sunset changes at its own pace. A reflection of of its residents who go about freely as a Californian beach town disconnected to the city it resides in.


Hollow Coffee Shop


 1435 Irving St
Coffee Shop [  ]

In the Inner Sunset, you will find a quaint little cafe serving up Ritual Coffee. This hole-in-wall embodies slow experience coffee. Everything from homemade pastries, a menu balanced for those coffee connoisseurs, and those who love a little sugar and flavor options. Pair all of that with an upbeat staff, and you have yourself a place you can sit down for a few hours to enjoy some coffee.

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 3655 Lawton St
Coffee Shop [  ]

When you ask folks in the Bay Area about coffee in the Outer Sunset, a good chance they will say Andytown. This Irish influenced cafe roasts their own coffee, and bakes all the pastries in-house. A cup of coffee and a some soda farl with butter and jam, and you can start your day with Ocean Beach in view. Oh yeah, did I mention that there’s wifi?

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 3606 Taraval St
Coffee Shop [  ]

Another cafe residing in the Outer Sunset also houses a surf shop. This Verve Coffee serving cafe is a couple blocks walk to the ocean, and has avocado toast if you are into that.

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trouble coffee

 4033 Judah St
Coffee Shop [  ]

Staying in the Outer Sunset, this cafe is the OG. Trouble has been a staple of the Sunset for many years. This punk cafe serves up some killer cappuccinos and makes a pretty mean cinnamon sugar toast. Coffee or die.



 1352 9th Ave
Coffee Shop [  ]

Tucked away near the busy 9th & Irving lies Snowbird. They roast their own coffee and brought good coffee to Inner Sunset.  A classic selection of coffee and a simple case of pastries invites all to stay and enjoy a conversation, or read a book.

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 1222 Noriega St
cafE [  ]

Birthday cake and cookie monster lattes. Have we piqued your interest? Home brings the rainbow lattes of your Instagram feeds to life. The staff makes everyone feel welcome, and will happily explain all the sweet treats on the menu. But for you coffee connoisseurs out there, they have the classics as well. 

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Art’s Cafe

 747 Irving St
SF-STYLE Diner [  ]

Your new favorite diner. This family-run establishment serves classic American dishes and a few Korean classics. But if it’s your first time, be sure to get the hash brown sandwich. Think of it more like an omelette, but the hash browns replaces the eggs.

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Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

 3876 Noriega St
Bakery [  ]

Unless you come on an off day, expect a line out the door for a breakfast sandwich that is sold by the hundreds. Bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado, cheese, and homemade biscuits are tied together with an aioli. Because aioli makes everything special, right?

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 3560 Taraval St
Café [  ]

Finding places that serve good coffee, a simple breakfast, and all without giving up an arm and a leg is hard to come by in San Francisco. Streamline does all that and serves draft beer and wines if coffee’s not cutting it.

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Howard’s Cafe

 1309 9th Ave
SF-STYLE Diner [  ]

Inner Sunset is a goldmine when it comes to diners. Howard’s is literally around the corner from Art’s and brings that old school charm with old school prices. Classic American breakfast, bottomless coffee, and a decor that’s stuck a few decades back, you couldn’t ask more from a diner.

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Sea Breeze Cafe

 3940 Judah St
Café [  ]

No frills is what you get at Sea Breeze. Along Judah in the Outer Sunset, this breakfast spot makes a great stop before or after a walk to the beach. The tofu scramble is pretty darn good.

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Hook Fish Co

 4542 Irving St
Seafood [  ]

San Francisco lacks when it comes to seafood eateries. Thankfully the owners Hook Fish Co came along to bring locally sourced seafood to the neighborhood. They sell and serve the catch of the day so come on in and try the poke burrito or the dungeness crab burger since it’s crab season!  

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Clancey’s Market & Deli

 3960 Irving St
sandwiches [  ]

Sandwiches can be overdressed and overpriced. Simple and cheap is easily overlooked. Clancey’s market located a block from the 41st Ave Golden Gate Park entrance is the perfect stop for bite if you’re getting hungry after navigating your way through the park. They have a lot of classic options, or you can build your own. Since it’s also a market, grab a drink and a bag of chips to go with that sandwich.

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PPQ Beef Noodle House

 1816 Irving St
Vietnamese [  ]

For most of the year the weather is cloudy and foggy in the Sunset. That means soup season is here to stay for the better part of the year. Go with the five spice chicken pho, or the five spice chicken with garlic noodles. You won’t be disappointed. 

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 3906 Judah St
Vegan Cafe [  ]

Eating healthy doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Judalicious offers a wide mix of vegan entrees, smoothies, snacks, and juices to mix it up for lunch. It’s getting colder so come on in for those chili days.

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Guerra Quality Meats

490 Taraval St
Deli [  ]

If you want a good Italian sandwich and wanted to pick up some ribeye for dinner, Guerra Quality Meats has you covered. Everything from crabs, pre-marinated meats, and a small market make this spot worth the stop.

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 4001 Judah St

Hard to not put Outerlands for every category, but dinner seems best fit for this New American establishment. Fresh, seasonal, and thoughtful preparation define the food that comes out of the kitchen. And the drink menu is no slouch either.

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San Tung

 1031 Irving St
Chinese [  ]

The best chicken wings. Sweet, spicy, and down right crunchy. A definite must order, but be sure to try the rest of the menu, it’s just as good. 

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Toyose Late Night Korean


 3814 Noriega St
Korean [  ]

Good food and drink past 10PM? Toyose has you covered. This Korean street food hole-in-the-wall is open until 1AM all days of the week. Night owls come get your beef kimchi fried rice fix.

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Loving Hut

 524 Irving St
Vegan Asian [  ]

Miss orange chicken? Meet orange bites, Loving Hut’s equivalent. Whatever Asian dish you thought you might never eat again, you can find its vegan counterpart here at Loving Hut.

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Kingdom of Dumpling

 1713 Taraval St
dumpling [  ]

This establishment is the definition of hole-in-the-wall. They serve all the classics like pork and cabbage fillings to lighter options like our personal favorite, chicken and corn. 

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The Pizza Place on Noriega

 3901 Noriega St
pizza [  ]

Good pizza is hard to come by in San Francisco. The Pizza Place on Noriega serves up monster sized pies with a crust full of flavor. But you can opt for a slice and a pint if you don’t want leftovers. 

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Woods outbound

 4045 Judah St
Craft Brewery [  ]

Woods has arrived yet again. The train car style space is reminiscent of the old Outer Sunset when streetcars and cablecars were reused in the act of affordable housing. Woods provides craft beers for a modest price, and they have wine as well if you’re trying to stay classy. Oh, did I mention there’s empanada’s?

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White cap

 3608 Taraval St
Cocktail Bar [  ]

White Cap provides the Outer Sunset a more cocktail forward bar on the up and coming developments on Taraval St. With their specialty menu derivative of names of superstitions, they also sling the classics. And hey, they open at 2PM everyday. So get that night started early.

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the riptide

 3639 Taraval St
 Bar [  ]

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seven stills and hard frescos

 3645 Lawton St
Natural Wine Bar [  ]

You would have to really be looking if you know about Seven Stills and Hard Frescos. But it lies right next to Andytown on Lawton St, so it’s hard not to miss. They serve house beers, boozy agua frescas, and comfort Mexican bites.

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durty nelly’s

 2328 Irving St
Irish Pub [  ]

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pittsburgh’s pub

 4207 Judah St
Natural Wine Bar [  ]

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San Francisco Bike Ride Guide – Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Tam [route / photos / stops / food!]


Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Tamalpais

Why this ride and guide are special

Mt. Tamalpais is probably the most iconic Bay Area biking destination and easily one of the most beautiful.  Most famous for being the birthplace of mountain biking, Mt. Tam highlights the world-class cycling that Marin County is famous for: challenging climbs, plenty of dreamy winding roads through mountains, marshland, and redwood forests, along with breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the whole Bay Area. It is a rewarding and essential ride for all cyclists living and visiting San Francisco.

The route we highlight below shows a full ride out from San Francisco, with the best food and coffee (and beer!) stops beloved by local cyclists and features a cool return by ferry from Larkspur back to the SF Ferry Building.  This route can also be ridden in reverse, which is more traditional (great for banishing the fog entirely if you take the ferry!).

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Ride Notebook

Escaping the fog in San Francisco is an art that reliably entails a trip over the Golden Gate or BART ride to the East Bay.  But on the foggiest days and craving the brilliant warmth of the sun, we don’t like to take any chances.  In those moments, we layer up and point our bikes to Marin County and the legendary ride above the clouds to Mt. Tamalpais, arguably the most legendary Bay Area biking destination.  Just see the photos below to see why.

Riding into the ethereal abyss of the foggy, cypress and eucalyptus studded Presidio you can smell the crisp dewyness of nature and hear the wildlife scurrying, while visibility is close to zero. We always pick up a few trails along the way for good measure then blaze onto the Golden Gate Bridge.

After speeding through Sausalito and the wetlands-lined Marin Bike Path, there is a quick cut into downtown Mill Valley where the Redwoods and climbing begin. As the road winds through plush wooded neighborhood the effort is rewarded and the magic beings. The brilliant sun begins to shine above the fog line revealing the city below, while you begin to shed your layers. Moments later the road merges onto the aptly named Panoramic Highway and the ride follows the stunning ridgeline between the Pacific and the Bay as you continue your ascent.

Panoramic Highway meanders through groves of oaks, cypress, and redwoods revealing pockets of fog that hover over the valley that separates Mt. Tam from Muir Woods and the Pacific. You finally clear the trees of the ridgeline, revealing a stunning vista with the whole San Francisco peninsula, Pacific coastline, and Bay visible. The breathtaking views and climbing continues up to the 2,572 ft. (784m) peak.

One of the most magical bits of the ride is summiting along the beloved rolling hills known as the 7 Sisters that deliver brilliant views down to Stinson Beach and up to Point Reyes. Savor the sunny, warm, expansiveness before you shred into the dense, shady, and crisp Redwood grove just up ahead.

As you wind your way through dreamy hairpin turns and forever curving roadway, you mingle with a tranquil, damp, and fragrant forest ecosystem that is quintessentially N. California. It’s a technical descent, the roadway arrayed with wet leaves and organic matter that adds to the exciting, path-less-travelled feel of this stretch of the ride.

The bottom of the descent reveals Alpine Dam, a man-made oasis tucked away in a pristine valley that is always drenched in sunlight and feels like a special discovery.

The winding climb out is exhilarating, as you quickly thaw out into a landscape that turns from dense forest to scrub oak and rocky chaparral. More inspiration begins to build too because I knew brats and beers were only minutes away on the other side of the hill…

Gestalt Haus, the LEGEND. Easily one of the most famous cyclist hangouts in the Bay Area, Gestalt in old town Fairfax (the epicenter of Marin’s world-class cycling culture) is a rite of passage and an essential stop along this route. An epic beer selection, an extensive brat & sandwich menu, along with tons of indoor bike parking, make Gestalt easy to love and hard to leave…

A nice way to mix up the ride (especially after having one too many beers at Gestalt– something I’d never do, of course) is to pick up the Larkspur Ferry which fast tracks you back to the SF Ferry Building. It’s a beautiful finish to the ride and allows for a fresh perspective on the miles you covered. Check the ferry schedule here

Essential Food & Coffee Stops

San Francisco

Cinderella Bakery

 436 Balboa Street
Bakery café [  ]

A Richmond District classic since 1953, this Russian bakery showcases an extensive array of specialities. Try their kale & feta tart, baked mushroom pierogi, strawberry custard croissant, standout rye bread, and vareniki (boiled dumplings). Great outdoor seating too!

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Cafe Bunn Mi

 417 Clement Street
Vietnamese [  ]

This is our favorite bahn mi shop in SF. Why? Substantially sized sandwiches with tons of interesting and exceedingly delicious options. Try their special pork belly with egg, crispy fish, or smoky vegetable bahn mi served w/ a colorful array of pickled veggies. They also have noodle bowls, spring roll, fruit shakes, and spot-on Vietnamese (ice) coffee. 

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The Mill

 736 Divisidero Street
Bakery Café [  ]

A hip and airy café (with a cool parklet) that serves excellent coffee, gourmet toasts, and artisan pastries.  Try their standout vegetarian sandwich of the day, ice tea, and brown bread toast with seasonal jam for a special treat.

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Marin County


 1201 Bridgeway avenue
Bakery Cafê [  ]

A local favorite in Sausalito with great roasted-in-house coffee, delicious fresh pastries, and a menu full of tasty fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads.  Their spacious outdoor patio is awesome on a nice day and bonus, there’s tons of bike parking.

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DAvey Jones Deli @ the new Bait Shop

 1 gate 6 Road
Deli [  ]

This place is a hidden gem (tucked inside a liquor store next to Mike’s Bikes in Sausalito) is one of the best sandwich shops we know of. Pick from a diverse menu with extensive vegetarian and vegan options. They also have premade full and half sandwiches ready to grab and go.

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Gestalt Haus

 28 Bolinas road
Bike, Beer + SAusage Grill [  ]

A legendary ride stop at the base of Mt. Tam, come here for a huge (and cheap) selection of local beer, brats, sandwiches, and more. This is the perfect spot to pop into at any point during your ride.  Use caution though– the beers are huge and so easy to drink!

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The Essential SF SoMa Food & Drink Guide



SF’s most eclectic neighborhood is the SoMa (South of Market). The SoMa is culinarily buzzing with a diversity of exceptional food and drink spots housed in the most unique spaces you’ll experience in the city.  This SF food & drink guide is here to help you discover all the the hotspots and hidden gems from a cool local perspective.

Why the SomA & THIS FOOD & DRink guide are special

Once the city’s gritty hub for small manufacturing, sprawling warehouses, and leather-clad subcultures, this distinctly urban neighborhood has been irreverently reimagined. Today the SoMa is a world epicenter of tech culture, modern art, and some of SF’s finest food and drinks.

After living around and working in the SoMa for over a decade, we’ve curated a unique selection of essential favorites below that highlight the neighborhood’s unique charm and rightly contribute to SF’s legendary culinary culture. This neighborhood food and drink guide focuses on the hippest part of the neighborhood, it’s southwestern corner (nearest the Mission District), where old-school SF classics intermingle with some of the city’s most innovative and exciting new restaurants and bars. Enjoy and let us how you like them!


Rocco’s Cafe

 1131 Folsom Street
SF-STYLE Diner [  ]

A SoMa neighborhood classic.  You’ll find extensive menu of solidly done breakfast favorites (and benedicts on the weekends) and bottomless coffee are served in a space exuding SF charm, history, and plenty of kitsch.  Extra points for the nostalgic oldies jams playing in the background as you start your day off right.

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Vive La Tarte

 1160 Howard Street
Bakery Café [  ]

This Belgian-style bakery serves up a tasty array of pastries, quiche, and larger breakfast plates alongside great coffee in a bright, airy, industrial-cool space that’s made for hanging out.

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the Grove

 1 Henry Adams Street
Café [  ]

A diverse and extensive menu with hearty portions and an outdoor patio make this a sunny day, al fresco fave. Located in the ‘Design District’ this is a great jumping off point for checking out some of SF’s coolest furniture and decor shops after you’ve had your fill.

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 18 Boardman Place
Sandwiches / Vietnamese [  ]

Bahn mi done right. This simple take-out-focused spot serves an array of substantially-sized Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls, and drinks. Try our personal favorite grilled portobello bahn mi and an a Vietnamese iced coffee. 

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Pizza Squared

 885 Brannan Street
pizza[  ]

It seems like a gimmick but this pizza spot is really good and a solid choice for picking up a quick slice.

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Ted’s Market & Deli

 1530 Howard Street
Vietnamese [  ]

It’s a surprising challenge to get a delicious, high-quality sandwich at a fair price in SF.  Enter Ted’s: an extensive menu of exceedingly delicious, sizable, and affordable sandwiches served by the nicest people.  Lots of vegetarian and vegan option too!

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Moya (closed)

 121 9th Street
Ethiopian [  ]

Some of the best Ethiopian food in SF served in colorful, casual space, with the nicest staff. Try the veggie sampler platter, the doro wot (spicy marinated drumsticks), and gluten free injera bread.

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Pho Hour

 1114 Bryant
Vietnamese [  ]

This is a great, cheap, no frills spot serving delicious Pho and any array of other Vietnamese classics.

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7 Mission

 150 7th Street
Chinese / Vietnamese [  ]

A cozy, very affordable Chinese spot with an attentive staff and a great menu.  Try their hot pots or their vegetable stir fry served up quick and fresh.  

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Basil Canteen

1489 Folsom Street
Thai [  ]

A SoMa staple, this Thai spot (and there somewhat more formal sister space Basil down the street) serves up a curated selection of Bankok-inspired dishes and refreshing cocktails in a lofty two story space.  They have a great happy hour too!

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Fondue Cowboy

 1052 Folsom Street
Eclectic / Cheese [  ]

Combining two of our favorite things, cheese and spaghetti westerns, this fondue spot is a memorable choice for a cozy and indulgent meal. 

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Dumpling Time

 11 Divison Street
Asian [  ]

This hip spot has an extensive menu of every imaginable type of dumpling, fried, steamed, and soup, all of which are delicious.  The glass-enclosed kitchen puts the art and theater of dumpling making on display too, while the steam, pops of neon, and movie playing on the projector complete the visual feast.

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82 14th Street
Japanese [  ]

Probably the best Izakaya spot in SF.  We love the diverse and excellent menu of Japanese favorites like sashimi, yakatori, and udon that shine with high-quality locally-sourced ingredients.  The space and the design of every detail reaches near aesthetic perfection too– a true dining experience.

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Pink Onion

64 14th Street
Italian [  ]

A great little Italian spot serving Sicilian-inspired small plates, pasta, and pizza along with a consistently-excellent selection of beer and wine on tap. 

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1725 Alameda Street
Seafood Fusion [  ]

One of our favorite places to come for seafood.  An array of innovative, Japanese-inspired dishes cleverly play with local ingredients and cuisines.  Some of our favorites include  the Uni ‘flan’, fish ‘ribs’, and katsu fries. They also have a great brunch and heated patio for a rare SF al fresco dining experience.

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Ananda Fuara

1298 Market Street
Vegetarian [  ]

This long-running, old school vegetarian & vegan spot, run by what seems to be a cheerful cult, is an SF classic for a reason. Try their legendarily-delicious ‘neatloaf’ and explore the bistro-like menu which includes a number of Indian and Mexican classics, along with an array of sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads.

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Bar Agricole

355 11th Street
California Seasonal [  ]

A SoMa legend where fancy cocktails & natural wine meet fresh California cuisine with a fine dining twist. The distinctive, airy space is large and never feels too crowded, even when it’s bustling.  Be sure to check out their sweet outdoor patio too.  

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Cathead’s BBQ

1665 Folsom Street
Barbeque [  ]

Some of the best BBQ in SF. Our favorites include their pulled pork, coca-cola smoked brisket, Marker’s Mark portobello mushrooms, and their signature biscuits (that are as big as a cat’s head).  Bonus points: they were featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show (questionable taste in personal style but great at highlighting special local spots :).

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Cellarmaker Brewery

1150 Howard Street
Craft Brewery [  ]

Easily the finest microbrewery in the SoMa.  A rotating selection of brewed-in-house beer is consistently delicious and served up in a bright and airy space. Pro-tip: show up early before the weekday crowd gets off of work to claim a precious space at the bar.

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The Willows

 1582 Folsom Street
Bar with Food [  

This classy dive, serves up a great selection of cocktails and beer along with a solid food menu (see their ‘drunken happy meal’ above for inspiration).  Their diverse, multiroom space also features  pool, pinball, and a bunch of bar games to keep it interesting.

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Terrior NAtural Wine Bar

 1116 Folsom Street
Natural Wine Bar [  ]

One of SF’s finest venues for wine. Find an exciting collection of natural & organic wine by the glass, complimented by a delicious selection of small plates. The whole place is an extensive bottle shop too so you can take your new (or old) vine discoveries home with you.

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the Tempest

 431 Natoma Street
Dive Bar with Food [  ]

The only true dive left in the SoMa, this spot has been a mainstay of bike messengers and longtime locals for decades. Start with a requisite beer & shot combo then wander over to the attached Box Kitchen for some of SF’s finest bar food (the garlic fries are a must). 

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the Stud

 399 9th Street
Drag Bar [  ]

Only 50 feet from our shop! This SoMa institution is the only cooperatively-owned bar in the country and SF’s lone drag bar. Dance and drink with the finest queens in town, nightly, until this (and rest of the city) are turned into condos.

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City Beer Store

 1148 Mission Street
Beer Bar with Food [  ]

One of a few must-visit beer venues in SF.  Sporting classy new digs, this spot consistently showcases the best hop water that the Bay Area & CA have to offer.  Also check out their attached shop for a dangerous selection of bottles & cans to drink in or take away. You’ve been warned.

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Vega Coffee

1246 Folsom Street
CoffEe Shop [  ]

This small but mighty cafe with a cool Vespa theme serves up great pour-over coffee and espresso and is run by some of the nicest people around. Also check out their exceedingly-cool collection of SF art, cycling, and history books.

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Sightglass Coffee

 270 7th Street
Coffee Roaster [  ]

The main roasting operation and café of one of SF’s hippest and most notable coffee roasters.  Drop in for a consistently clean, tasty 3rd-wave coffee or espresso in a beautiful warehouse space with a deco theme.

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