Is it part of the The Panhandle, Western Addition, NoPa, DMV Heights, or Alamo Square? Whatever you call it, The Divisadero Corridor has arguably seen some of the most dramatic changes as a result of gentrification over the past decade. On any given night, you’ll see hoards of cash-flush, starry eyed millenials piling up at Nopa for burgers, Bi-Rite for ice cream cones, and Bar Crudo for lobster bisque. To be clear: the neighborhood wasn’t like this ten years ago.
As CGI broker Catherine Meunier told Eater, restaurateurs and residents see the area's slightly more palatable rents as an antidote to oversaturated Mission and Valencia Streets. So what was once a sleepy stretch — with only a handful of options like Bluejay Cafe (now Brenda’s Meat and Three), Da’Pitt BBQ (now 4505 Meats), and Popeye’s (still kickin’!) — has morphed into a frequent destination for eating and drinking. As such, a breakdown is in order: Where to Eat on Divisadero is not a so much comprehensive guide as it is a map of the best places to eat in the area.Read More