the mission district’s best restaurants.

tuna tartare (the best tuna tartare i’ve ever had!)


yuca fries (these are too good!) 

roasted veggies and rotisserie chicken



i really need to put myself on an eating out ban because i go out to eat far too much. but it’s so difficult not to when there are so many great restaurants around every corner in my neighborhood! so i’ve been really thinking it through and trying to figure out what my absolute favorite restaurants are in the neighborhood and these are the yummy places i had to share with you all…

1. limon i love peruvian food and i especially love all of the healthy options at this restaurant. their ceviche is excellent and from what i hear the chicken is awesome too (i don’t eat chicken so i will just have to take my friend’s word on that one). really everything i’ve had at this place has been phenomenal. the only thing about limon is that more often than not there is an extremely long wait. i have found that going during the day for lunch is best as far as avoiding a wait is concerned. seriously, this place is sooooo good. don’t the photos make you hungry?! there are two locations in the mission district: 1) limon restaurant @ 524 valencia st. sf 2) limon rotisserie @ 1001 s van ness ave. sf

2. weird fish– this place has been documented on the blog more than once (here and here). it’s a great place for both vegans and seafood lovers. everything is locally sourced and organic which is always a plus. they also have great lunch and happy hour specials! as a matter of fact, my husband, a few friends, and i will be treating ourselves to weird fish today for lunch! located @ 2391 mission st. sf

3. bar tartine (out of all the restaurants i’ve tried in the city, this one is my ABSOLUTE favorite- limon is a close second). this place has amazing food, wine, atmosphere, and service. i have an entire post about it here. brian and i went there for the first time a couple of weeks back and we are already planning a return with a bunch of friends! i can’t wait. reservations are highly recommended. located @ 561 valenica st. sf

4. tokyo go go (some photos here)- this sushi spot has a great happy hour from 5-7 monday thru friday which includes hand-rolls for $3.50, various appetizers ranging from 3-4 bucks, and well cocktails for $5. their sushi is really good- i recommend the fish taco sushi roll. it’s one of the best rolls i’ve ever had and i’ve never been to another sushi place that makes anything like it. also, the french pear martini is mmm! good (it’s made with grey goose- i’m sort of a vodka snob). it’s by far my favorite cocktail on the menu! located @ 3174 16th street. sf

so if you are traveling to san francisco and/or heading to the mission district you may want to check out one or all four of these gems. take it from this “professional” diner, you will not be disappointed!


the necklace.

i love my new necklace! last weekend we were out and about for sunday streets when i stumbled upon a cool little shop called minxy boutique. i picked up this awesome necklace there and i’m so enamored with it! they had really cute necklaces at really reasonable prices. my little lovely was only fifteen dollars! it’s definitely worth checking out!

minxy boutique @ 3043 24th st.

friday night snapshots.

what i wore…

cardi/chiffon blouse:f21 hoops:nordstrom ankle boots: jeffrey campbell (now available in grey)

taking the elevator down and out…

on our way to meet erika and beau at casanova. 

after having cocktails at casanova we went to wo hing general store for dinner…

despite the mixed reviews on yelp- we all really enjoyed the food and let me tell ya, they make some stiff drinks.

erika and beau are such a cute couple! i absolutely love this photo of them. overall, we had a great time enjoying the food, drinks, and good company. it’s only monday and i’m already wishing it were friday. hopefully the workweek goes by quickly.


Have a great week!

lunching at weird fish.

last saturday anne, brian, and i went to a restaurant called weird fish. it’s a quaint little place in the mission with great food, service, and music. this restaurant is one of my favorites in the city because the menu is made up of half vegan food and half seafood. this is particularly perfect for brian and i, since brian is vegan, and i, on the other hand, am not. i love seafood and there aren’t many places that accommodate a vegan and a seafood lover in such a delicious and satisfying way. therefore, many of our date nights take place at weird fish. it was anne’s first time at weird fish and she loved it too!

they just recently started a lunch special that includes a sandwich, side, and a drink for 10 bucks… that’s a steal- especially since all of the food is organic and locally grown. the owner of the restaurant also owns a farm, which supplies the restaurant’s goods. so yummy!

jezebel blanc 

brian enjoying the wine… until he ordered his trumer. 


the buffalo gals and yoyo’s (fried pickles) both vegan

the vegan fish and chips… they also serve “real” fish and chips

the 10 dollar lunch special… yes, you can have fries with that 🙂

the ambiance


next time you are drifting around the mission, you should definitely check this place out!

have a great week!

20th and capp.


top/shorts: f21  hat: f21 (similar here)  bag:banana republic (similar here and here)  shoes: seychelles (on SUPER sale! here)

brian’s sunglasses: marc jacobs (similar here)

last saturday brian and i decided we would try mission chinese. i love asian cuisine. i think i could eat vietnamese, thai, or japanese food everyday without complaint, but i have to admit that chinese food is often at the bottom of my list. anyway, we walked over to mission chinese and for once there wasn’t a huge wait, so we figured it was the time to give it a try. for starters, we ordered the szechuan pickles and hot & sour cucumbers. then we ordered the thrice cooked bacon and mongolian long beans as our entrees. the portions were huge and the service was excellent. my final verdict? the food was tasty and had a unique flavor in comparison to other chinese restaurants i have tried- but it was still a little on the heavy side. with that said, i would recommend giving the thrice cooked bacon entrée (vegan) a try, which was my favorite dish out of everything we tried.
after lunch we walked around and enjoyed the sun. it was the perfect day for my new hat and orange shorts! brian wanted to shoot photos on capp, not the most picturesque street in sf. but in the end, he was right and i really liked the backdrop. it was a great day. now i’m looking forward to the three day weekend coming up!
have a fab week!
till next time,