Our final day in San Francisco was spent in the Mission District. I needed to find fabric to make a bridesmaid's dress for a friend's wedding, and the huge fabric outlet in the Mission turned out to be the perfect place. After finding the fabric I needed, my mom and I wandered the streets for a while. There was plenty of street art and cool buildings to keep we tourists interested.
We stopped for lunch at La Taqueria, enabling my addiction to Mexican food. The man working the cash register was hilarious and seemed to have something to say about everybody and everything. It was a great, authentically Mexican eating experience which I would recommend to anyone.
Other cool places in/around the Mission:
- Dog Eared Books - Very cool new and used bookstore we happened accross on Valencia. I hung out in their travel/adventure section for the better part of 45 minutes. They also had a section based on food related travel (recipes from around the world, etc;.) I just about died and considered buying out the whole section. My wallet thanks me for refraining.
- F.S.C. Barber - All I could think about when looking around this place is how much Steven would have loved it. He's very into the old world gentleman thing, and in addition to being a very cool barber shop, this place had a great selection of men's skincare, hair care (and yes, beard-care) products that would have made The Art of Manliness proud.
- The Buffalo Exchange - Thrift store with great stuff. I'm used to shopping at their Los Angeles and Ventura locations, so when I saw that they had a store in the Mission I was elated. I picked up a pair of Free People Corderoys for $16! In the past at buffalo exchange I've found J.Crew sweaters, J.Brand jeans and other amazing top brands for a fraction of the cost.
How do you like the Mission? What's your favorite San Francisco neighborhood?