Pete Flint, Home Buyer in Noe Valley, San Fran...

I recently moved to the 24th St & Dolores St area in Noe Valley and looking for recommendations

Asked by Pete Flint, Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA Thu Dec 15, 2011

What are your favorite restaurants, bars, shops, things to do, gyms, hidden gems, etc.

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Noe Valley:
Cleaners – I go to Best Cleaners on 24th btw Church & Chattanooga. I think they really are the best!
Supermarket - Whole Foods – no need to say more – just thank your lucky stars you didn't live over here when it was Cala Foods. If you are craving the basics – there is a Safeway at Mission/29th.
Bakery: Noe Valley Bakery – my fave are their blueberry pecan scones; great for birthday cakes
Chiropractor – in case you need it – Dr. Kristine Hicks – More Mojo Chiro – Church/Clipper
Hair Cut: Kristen McHale at the Green Twig

One of my absolute favorite A-#1 restaurants in SF is Contigo on Castro between 24th & Jersey. Amazing, authentic Spanish tapas & wines. Love, love, love it! Any of the squid dishes rock!

Pilates: EHS on Valencia btw 25th & 26th. A wonderful place to feel good inside & out.
Haircut: Wendy Kirsten at Ginger Rubio Salon Shotwell/20th (she owns the salon)
Bakery: Arizmendi Valencia/24th– this time currant scones and their pizza of the day is good too

Places to eat/drink in the "20 streets":
Beretta – Valencia/23rd – Cal Italian + super yummy cocktails
Velvet Cantina – 23rd/Bartlett – Mexican sit-down with waiter service
La Taqueria – Mission/25th – the BEST tacos EVER
Sushi Bistro – 24th/Bryant

New places on my list to try:
Ken Ken Ramen
6 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 15, 2011
Agreed, Locanda in the Mission is great. And would add Gracias Madres to the list of great, unique Mexican.
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Firefly as a favorite restaurant in Noe. One of my top 10 in San Francisco.
5 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 16, 2011
AH - I love Noe/Mission. Michelewendy and Joshua have some gems, but a few additions.

- Fresca on 24th during happy hour. Yum peruvian & ceviche, but overpriced on the main menu.
- Incanto on Church. Fancy/$$$ italian, but delicious.
- Pomelo on Church/30th - Asian fusion. You can generally walk in.
- Front Porch on 29th and San Jose - hipster American Southern fare
- Gialina Pizza - head over to Glen Park for gourmet pizza.

Kid stuff...

Prego Yoga
Yoga Tree Valencia - love Jane Austin

Chenery Park - gourmet american fare. On Tuesdays they do a kids night. Will allow you to have a delicious dinner, bottle of wine and feel quite civilized while your kid (and all the other kids) are throwing food across the table.

Noe Valley Pediatrics right on 24th and Dolores. We heart Dr. Anne.
5 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 16, 2011
eiji - japanese food
chloe's cafe - breakfast
buy rite - ice cream
mitchell's - ice cream
rainbow market - vegetarian co-op market with great cheese and produce
dosa - southern indian
good frickin' chicken - falafel/shawerma/kebabs
monk's kettle - beer bar
and, of course, tartine - french pastries/bakery.
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