Artisanal Donuts, Ice Cream & the World's Best Burrito: The Lower Mission Foodie Crawl

San Francisco, CA

  • A lemon thyme donut from Dynamo.
  • Step right up to the counter on the 24th St sidewalk.
  • The friendly hipster staff are happy to make recommendations.
  • Scoops of Fromage Blanc with Strawberry Compote and Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple.
  • The scene on a warm evening. Photo: Humphry Slocombe.
  • Founder Phil Jaber prepares a cup of coffee. Photo: Mike Kepka
  • The quirky and techie converge in Philz. Photo: Michael Groves
  • La Taqueria store front.
  • The original "Mission-style" burrito.  No rice, no filler.  All deliciousness.

1 hour
0.7 mi
Guided by Dave
Dave Hotchkiss


The Mission is the geographic nexus of two gastronomic cultures converging: Mexican and artisanal/farm-to-table/organic. On this 4-stop tour, you will discover the best treats of the Mission's hipster coffee shops, French bakeries, spicy taquerias and ice cream purveyors. The goal is to try a little of everything, so bring your grazing appetite and aim to share with a friend! It's guaranteed you won't be hungry at the end!

About Your Guide

Dave has lived in the Mission District for years and has explored his fair share of culinary establishments, from Michelin-starred kitchens to taco stands on the side of the road.

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Guide Points

  1. Dynamo Donut & Coffee

    Let's kick things off with mind-blowingly unexpected flavor combinations packed into light and airy donuts. Dynamo is known for its unique …

  2. Humphry Slocombe

    In a town that is known for its artisanal ice cream authorities (Bi-Rite, Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous, Smitten, Mitchell's, Three Twins, etc.)…

  3. Philz Coffee

    Philz Coffee is a revered coffee institution in a city filled with artisanal, third-wave coffee roasters and craft cafe baristas.

  4. La Taqueria

    As of the latest census, Hispanics represent 39% of population in the Mission, the largest in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood. No surp…

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