Originally a part of the larger working-class neighborhood of Eureka Valley, the Castro transformed into a haven for the LGBTQ community in the 1960s and 70s. With rainbow flags wafting in the sunshine and a loud and proud club scene pounding at night during non-pandemic times, the area hasn’t historically been known for its dining scene — apart from the bottomless mimosas.While these days, the clubs have gone quiet, the Castro is still home to plenty of good food: reliable spots for weekend brunch and date night wine and tapas, family-run dumpling and noodle spots, and an old standby for SF classic ice cream.
Here are our picks for the best places to eat in the Castro, with a few nods to nearby Duboce Triangle. (And whenever they finally reopen, the thirsty can also check out the city’s LGTBQ bars for more drinking options.)Read More