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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Asian Restaurant
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“Amazing very fresh Laotian food. Curries are similar to Thai curries. The Champa Sampler appetizer is my favorite. It comes in a boat-shaped plate filled with some vermicelli, spring rolls, sausage, and rice ball salad. You grab some lettuce, mint and cilantro, throw in some of these ingredients, and enjoy the melody of flavors that come from the dish. It was very fun and enjoyable to eat.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Coffee drinks, tea, bagels, sandwiches and wraps in a bright corner space with tables and a couch. A 12 minute walk from the casita, Java on Ocean is an original and long-time local fave.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Beeps is the best burger joint this side of town for sure. It’s short drive or a long, charmless walk, but worth it. They do great shakes and have a beguiling array of fries. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pakistani Restaurant
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“Authentic Pakistani/Indian local chain (five in the Bay Area). The food here is Halal. Delicious and spicy! Dine-in or take-out, Pakwan is open around 11AM to 10PM every day.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Tasty coffee for your morning fix! Also, lots of delicious bakery items and custom bagel sandwiches. Philz is a local chain, founded in the Mission district in 1978! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Bright, casual neighborhood pub known for American food, beer & wine along with live musical events. Hours vary. 9-minute walk.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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  • 9 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“Small sit-down restaurant bringing together a classic Vietnamese menu with Southeast Asian drinks. Take-out available.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Whole Foods has everything from groceries to prepared meals, a bakery, coffee bar, alcohol, and more. Just a five minute walk away! Open every day 8AM to 10PM”
  • 59 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“5 mins walk from home, very convenient. You can get daily essentials like toothbrush, lotion all the way to bread, chips and even hot food to go if you want.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“These is our favorite cake/cheesecake shop, but check hours and call ahead, getting one can be tricky!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“This drug store with pharmacy is a 13 minute walk up Ocean Avenue. Open every day from 8AM to 10PM.”
  • 5 locals recommend
College Science Building
“Located in the Diego Rivera Theater His mural (and some say the most important work of its time) is the Pan-American Unity mural located at San Francisco City College's main campus. Commissioned in 1940 for the Golden Gate International Exhibit and then moved to its now permanent location in the Diego Rivera Theater in the 1961, this 22 by 74-foot masterpiece is based on the marriage of North and South American artistic expression.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Local playground, but so much more. A previous Parks and Rec employee created numerous sculptures out of old wood and materials. Newly renovated with many of the sculptures on view.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Great hot yoga studio. Not as hot as Bikram and varies class to class. Uses light therapy and child care! Used to be a Masonic temple so it's interesting architecture, too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend