San Francisco’s Mission District could be the most multitudinous of the city’s neighborhoods. Known for its consistent sunshine, historic Latinx culture, and within the last two decades, rampant gentrification, the Mission is physically large and complicated by SF standards, with several commercial corridors to consider: fully commercialized Valencia Street; less-gentrified Mission Street; historic, tree-lined 24th Street; and smaller offshoots on 20th and 18th Streets. From a food perspective, it’s tough to summarize a neighborhood with so many claims to fame: birthplace of the super burrito; ground zero for a bread revolution; champion of beer and cocktail culture. But these 25 places start to tell the story.
As of publication time, some of these restaurants offer seated indoor and outdoor dining. However, their inclusion should not be taken as endorsement for sit-down dining, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that COVID-19 infection rates are lower for outside activities than dining indoors, but the level of risk involved with even outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants and their patrons following strict social distancing, face covering, and other safety guidelines.Read More