sf guide


good for: designer consignment, vintage. requires some digging, stick to the designer racks or ‘staff picks’

1660 haight st, upper haight

lexington standard

good for: beautifully curated selection of clothes, shoes, jewelry — staples and statement items

3469 18th st, mission


good for: mid-century modern housewares, furniture, vintage glassware & oddities

150 valencia st, mission

past perfect

good for: vintage housewares at excellent prices (lamp and acrylic bookends pictured here both under $100)

854 stanyan st, inner sunset

eden & eden

good for: carefully curated vintage and new clothing, jewelry, accessories, housewares — great for gifts to yourself and others

560 jackson st, north beach

plant therapy

a lovely plant shop with amazing prices (a rarity in SF!) and friendly, knowledgable staff. they even have $15 delivery!

687 o’farrell st, lower nob hill

smoke signals

inexplicably cool art mag selection in this newsstand - fills part of the bodega-shaped hole in my heart. come here for scratch-offs and obscure magazines

2223 polk st, russian hill

Tai Chi Jianbing

pop up breakfast/lunch spot inside Nabe restaurant; summer only (open June 30th)

1325 9th ave, inner sunset


incredible ‘arab street bakery’ with the best food in the bay area. if you can’t make it to oakland, visit their stall at the ferry building farmer’s market on saturdays

3301 e 12th st, oakland

vive le tarte

breakfast/lunch spot w/healthful salads plus indulgences alike (donuts, pizza, croissants)

1160 howard st, soma


handmade mochi spot, family run since 1906. get the fresh strawberry mochi if they have it — cash only

1747 buchanan st, japantown

Chong Qing Xiao Mian

get the cold noodles, tea eggs, lamb skewers, bean jelly, cucumber salad, and hot dry noodles

915 kearny st, chinatown