Everything west of Stanyan Street and south of Golden Gate Park can get confusing to demarcate. What is the Inner Sunset in comparison to the Central Sunset? Is that even a thing? Does the Outer Sunset really start on 19th Avenue? Doesn’t that feel like too much Outer Sunset against so little Inner Sunset? Needless to say, the Sunset and Parkside districts — all of the Avenues, really — necessitate a bit of a closer look.
And it’s been quite the dynamic time for the area’s food and drink scene. Small Korean goods purveyor Queens closed out of the blue, as did toast innovator supreme Trouble Coffee. Still, the Sunset’s favorite roaster Andytown Coffee opened a glimmering new space for It’s-It affogato steps from the beach, though it did so technically in the Richmond. The 30-year-old destination for Northern Chinese fare Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant is firing on all pistons like always, while newcomer Day Moon is supplying neighbors with exquisite pastries and loaves.
Try any of these 16 Sunset and Parkside restaurants and catch a glimpse of what it is that makes the west side of San Francisco a culinary powerhouse.Read More