Clearly not a place for lactose intolerants, Mission Cheese functions just as well for a quick solo lunch as it does for something longer, larger, and probably boozier. Get a fancier than average grilled cheese (we’re partial to the California Gold), or go big with a cheese flight. Knowledgeable staff always have great recommendations, and if it’s that kind of meal, can recommend wine to go along with the board.
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Hawker Fare SF
An Oakland original brings its A-game to the Mission. Hawker Fare is a restaurant we find ourselves at again and again.
Dancing Yak is a Nepali restaurant in the Mission with excellent chicken momos, plus great curries and thali plates. Use it for a casual dinner.
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Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you’re probably not used to. Fortunately, it’s a very delicious taste.
Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
Located right on the edge of Richmond, Park Chalet serves cheap beer they brew themselves and has a great oyster Happy Hour.
Sir and Star at The Olema
Sir and Star is one of the best dining experiences in Northern California. Get your ass out to the hunting lodge in Olema.
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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
Burma Love is a high-quality Southeast Asian option in the Mission. You might even be able to go without a reservation.
Head to Robin in Hayes Valley for excellent omakase that doesn’t involve burning all your money.
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