A LOCAL's TOUR
 of San Francisco's MISSION DISTRICT 


Overview

Pedal Inn is proudly located in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco, directly off of 24th Street, a a tree-lined corridor known as “El Corazón de la Misión”, or “The Heart of the Mission.”  Apart from being one of the sunniest and warmest parts of San Francisco, the stretch of 24th Street running from Mission Street to Potrero Avenue boasts a vast number of colorful and unique specialty stores, restaurants, taquerias, Mexican bakeries, fresh produce grocers, butchers, cafes, and art galleries, as well as the greatest concentration of murals and Latino Businesses in the city.

 We highly recommend exploring the 24th Street Mission neighborhood and it's many authentic sights when you visit the Pedal Inn.  What follows are some of our favorite and best local sights, food, drink, and culture outlets a short walk from our door on 24th Street.  Welcome to the neighborhood!

 

Navigate: Use drop down menu in upper left corner to navigate to each destination w/ pictures .  Key: green = food, red = drinks, purple = arts & culture

Food

  • Dynamo Doughnuts - locally famous, super amazing doughnut and perfect coffee.  Nice back patio too (1/2 block)
  • Pal's Take Away (inside Tony's Market) - The best sandwiches around, using local, sustainable, organic ingredients.  Jeff, the owner, is a character / genius. (1/2 block)
  • Taqueria San Francisco - the epitome of fresh, simple Mexican food.   The perfect super burrito.  (1 block)
  • St. Francis Soda Fountain - Opened in 1918 and run continuously since, it's oldest place around.  Solid and diverse menu, breakfast all day, malts... something for everyone.   A classic in every way! (1 block)
  • 5 Markets (2 blocks) - Our local organic grocery store that has everything!
  • Punjab Chinese - Curious name,  super fresh, high quality Chinese food and Pho.  Classic atmosphere and prices. As featured in HBO’s Looking (2 blocks)
  • La Palma - the place to buy fresh tortillas of all kinds.  Made in-house that day! (2 blocks)
  • Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream - Organic scoops, curious flavors.  A must try if you're in the mood!  (4 blocks)
  • Taqueria El Farolito - Legendary taqueria with big menu full of favorites and massive portions.  Try the torta (the best we've ever had) and their amazing avocado salsa. Open late. (4 blocks)
  • Taqueria Vallarta - The place for tacos and veggie burritos, with a large mural-filled dining room.  Right next to Balmy Alley.  Open late. (5 blocks)
  • Wise Sons Deli - Hip sit down Jewish deli that makes everything in house, from the bread to the pastrami. Arguably the best you're going to get on the West Coast! (5 blocks)

 Drinks 

  • Pop's - Our local saloon with historical atmosphere and good beer selection.  The only good place to drink near us on 24th! (1 block)
  • Sugarlump - Cafe with great coffee and a 60's modern theme. (2 blocks)
  • Haus Coffee - A clean, hip, modern with excellent Chai lattes and a sunny back patio. (5 blocks)
  • Sidewalk Juice - all kinds of juices and smoothies.  Double down on those wheatgrass shots and walk without touching the ground! (5 blocks)
  • Rosamunde's - Epic local beer selection plus a huge menu of great sausages (veggie too!).  (10 blocks; 1/2 block from 24th St. BART on Mission)
     

Arts & Culture

  • Galería de la Raza - Latino/a art space featuring rotating exhibits from local artists. (1 block)
  • Balmy Alley - a car-free street directly off 24th. full of notable murals   (4 blocks)
  • Alley Cat Books - Bookstore and Gallery featuring a large and varied collection of titles (4 blocks)
  • Precita Eyes Muralists - shop featuring local mural art and mural walking tours.  This organization commissions and preserves some of the best murals in the Mission  (5 blocks)
  • Press - Bookstore and letter writer's oasis.  Lots of Japanese stationery and impeccably cool selection of used book. (5 blocks) 
  • Adobe Books - Co-op bookstore and gallery with a unique atmosphere  (5 blocks)