Your selected mission:

Refined Mission

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Bougie

$100+ per person

Total walking time:

52 minutes over 2.5 miles

Start at:

Mission Cheese, 736 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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Oh, you fancy, huh? Well, good, because your mission is to explore the craft eateries and artisan shops in the ‘hood.

Target:

LUNCH AT MISSION CHEESE

est. time: 30 min

Start off your afternoon the right way with some cheese and wine on Valencia Street. Mission Cheese is a laid back spot that’s perfect for a low-key lunch and some people watching. Try one of their cheese plates and split a cheesy delicious sandwich for the ultimate experience.

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walking time:

10 seconds

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LOAD UP AT DANDELION CHOCOLATE

est. time: 15-30 min

How often do you find yourself at a craft chocolatier? Dandelion makes the purest chocolate with only two ingredients: sugar and cocoa beans. Their dedication to quality shines through in every bite. Sample a few of their single origin chocolate bars near the register, and then treat yo’self to a cup of the sipping chocolate and a homemade marshmallow.

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walking time:

3 mins

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EXPLORE VALENCIA: BORDERLANDS AND DOG-EARED PAGE

est. time: 60-120 min

Valencia is a shopper’s delight, and these two quirky bookstores will lure you in with their funky charm. Borderlands is a niche bookstore, focusing mainly on sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and mystery novels. Dog Eared Books is more general, but has a selection of local authors and zines that are fun to browse.

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walking time:

19 mins

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DINNER AT FRANCES

est. time: 60-90 min

Frances is one of the most delightful dining experiences you can get in the city... or probably anywhere. Start your evening off with the Applewood Smoked Bacon Beignets if you want to feel mighty fine. Reservations highly recommended.

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walking time:

29 mins

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CREATIVE COCKTAILS AT TRICK DOG

est. time: 45+ min

Cap off the evening with a fine drink or two at Trick Dog, the champions of creative cocktails. Their inventive menu is as much fun to look at as it is to drink. The drinks are pricey, but worth it.

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Plotting your route

The first part of your adventure is all super walkable. After dinner, you should grab a Lyft if you’re feeling fat and happy, as Trick Dog is a 30 minute walk (1.5 miles) from Frances. But hey, maybe you like the cool evening air.


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