Locally Grown Mission Street Eats

October 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

Whether you’re a city dweller or coming to the California Bay on vacation, you might want to check out the multifaceted mecca that is Mission Street.

Aside from its culturally diverse population, this major artery through San Francisco has some of the city’s best organic cuisine.

Their major selling point is not just their location, but the fact that their menus showcase only locally grown produce and meat products. I’ve compiled a list of restaurants worthy of checking out while you’re in the city’s Mission District.

AME Restaurant, located in the St. Regis is high end and all fresh. It features contemporary American cuisine with Napa Valley executive chefs at its helms. This award winning spot is perfect for dates and features some of the best California wines. AME is located at 689 Mission right in the SOMA District.

Americano Restaurant & Bar is waterfront and offers American and Italian cuisine. Besides its beautiful waterfront views and locally grown menu selection, the restaurant has a bar from 11-1 am every night.

Blue Plate is a hip-casual stop for medium priced Modern American cuisine. Its menu is completely organic too. Blue Plate is located at 3218 Mission in the Bernal Heights District.

If you like Latin, check out Cha Cha Cha. It’s a hip and fun local favorite. This place serves tapas style cuisine at reasonable prices and is open late. Find it at 1301 Mission Street.

Foreign Cinema is an upscale, but hip place to grab a drink or a bite. It’s outside dinning patio doubles as an outdoor theater where classic films are screened during dinner. Indoor tables are also available. Classic cinema outside and fresh food from local farmers, who can beat that! Foreign Cinema is located at 2534 Mission Street.

Aside from the above mentioned eateries, Mission Street is a perfect district to cruise through if you’re looking for fresh produce. There’s a fruit stand on almost every corner.

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