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Essentials in San Francisco

Jewish Restaurant
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“Traditional Jewish deli offerings like pastrami & corned beef made in-house with local ingredients. Really great for an informal weekend brunch. ”
97local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“Great afternoon spot for a sandwich/salad and a glass of wine in the sun. Note: Trick Dog Bar, Flour and Water, and Heath Ceramics all nearby.”
65local recommendations
Beer Bar
“I think these guys literally have a few thousand bottles of beer on the wall. The passionate staff will pair you with your ideal brew.”
52local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“Another of the best wine bars in the city. If good wine is what you are after, add this place to your list.”
38local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“24 hour pharmacy. You can get everything here: parking meter cards, bus passes etc”
21local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Love this place! great wine selection and tasty charcuterie plates... getting hungry!!!”
30local recommendations
BBQ Joint
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“Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been defiantly brewing small batches of beer in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood since 1997. The brewery started with a single iconic beer, still made today, called Prohibition Ale. The hoppy amber beer embodies the spirit of bootleggers and gangsters who persevered when America’s taps ran dry. The brewery quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers, and striking 1920s imagery. In 1999, Big Daddy IPA was added to the lineup and became San Francisco’s best-selling IPA. The beer is still Speakeasy’s kingpin, representing 40% of the brewery’s sales, among a wide array of acclaimed beers, from session ales to bourbon barrel-aged stouts.”
15local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“Walgreens is a popular pharmacy and convenience store, and you can find most everything you need in terms of personal care and household items here. There is a pharmacy here if you need to have any prescriptions filled and they sell all kinds of medicines. ”
22local recommendations
Convenience Store
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“If you forgot something or need some medicine... this is a good 24 hour stop. Walk Time: 3-5 minutes”
12local recommendations
Cheese Shop
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“A bit spendy, but great for picking up high-end picnic supplies like gourmet cheese and specialty charcuterie, fresh bread and sweets. ”
36local recommendations
Pharmacy
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“If you need to fill a prescription after hours, the nearest 24 hour pharmacy, is Walgreens at the corner of 18th & Castro Streets.”
16local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“Just around the corner this deli serves up some of the most amazing sandwiches on Acme rolls. Don't miss the Korean steak!”
30local recommendations
Deli / Bodega
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“A great local spot to head to if Precita Park Cafe isn't your jam. Charlie is often there and is one of the friendliest guys you'll ever meet. Great for a quick bite before exploring the city - but also a nice place to for an afternoon with a cup of coffee and a book. They open at 6:30am (30 minutes before Precita Park Cafe) if you're an early bird, but they're closed on Sundays.”
21local recommendations
Cheese Shop
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“Fabulous cheese, wine and sandwich shop-- perfectly selected essentials for a memorable picnic.”
24local recommendations
Bar
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“This is a small but fun and lively bar where locals go to hang out and drink wine. Its not swanky and you can come dressed down and let loose. If you pay cash you can get 1/2 off. ”
14local recommendations
Grocery Store
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“A small grocery store with lots of fresh produce and pre-made food options.”
250local recommendations