Dining in the Mission
The mission district in San Francisco is an eclectic hub of dining spots, markets, and culture. Boasting some of the best weather in the city due to SF’s “microclimates” - the mission is one of the most comfortable places to walk around and explore the various restaurants.
Here are a few highlights of dining spots to experience in the Mission.
Pizzeria Delfina: Arguably some of the best pizza in the bay area, this pizzeria is the casual counterpart to Delfina (the more formal Italian restaurant also in SF). Pizzeria Delfina has a variety of pizzas to choose from including the Broccoli Rabe (with mozzerella, hot peppers and olives) and the Panna (with tomato sauce, cream, basil and parmigiano). They also have an extensive wine list and antipastis to choose from.
Tartine Bakery: You can count on a crowd at this popular bakery that carries eclairs, flourless mousse cake, bread pudding and croissants. You can also indulge in more substantial bites around lunchtime with their pressed sandwiches or Croque Monsieur.
Dosa: This restaurant serves up traditional South Indian cuisine with a twist - using mostly organic and free-range ingredients. Try the “north and south” samosas, and one of their many inventive dosas like white truffle masala, or the organic greens dosa.
Bi-Rite Creamery: Bi-rite is a favorite ice cream spot using organic, all-natural ingredients. They have fun flavors like coffee toffee and salted caramel, in addition to popsicles and baked goods. On a hot day, it’s the perfect place to visit and then sit out in Dolores Park with your goodies.
Foriegn Cinema: This restaurant offers classic film screenings on the patio during dinner. It has a unique ambiance and has been in business for over 10 years. They have a great bar with unique drinks and top rated cuisine from award winning chefs.
Anjali Shah is a food writer, certified health coach, and owner of The Picky Eater, a healthy food and lifestyle blog. She taught herself how to cook and now creates healthy, flavorful recipes made with simple, wholesome ingredients. A Bay Area native and a self-proclaimed “foodie,” Anjali has become an expert on all things food & health in the SF Bay Area. Through her blog, The Picky Eater, Anjali shares her passion for local finds and tasty, healthy cooking.