Last updated: March 25, 2022
From Zeitgeist in the north all the way down to Coco’s Ramen in the south, the Mission is a smörgåsbord of culinary temptations.
No matter your gastronomic proclivities, you can find food you will love, whether it’s greasy mounds of fries, trendy Asian fusion or Salvadoran pupusas (just like mama used to make).
Over the past few years, our intrepid food critics have been venturing out to find the best spots for your next meal, pandemic be damned. The Great Burger War of 2020–21 was waged tirelessly for your vicarious culinary satisfaction; countless feathered friends fell to bring you news of the perfect Fried Chicken Sandwich.
100 120 of our reviews have now been assembled in one place. Find out which chicken sandwich is “an evil-looking nebula of dense, almost tumor-like fried batter,” and discover the burger Julian Mark could not describe without comparison to orgasm.
Looking for venues of a boozier variety? We have assembled all of Benjamin Wach’s Mission bar reviews into one place with our Distillations review map.
If we have missed your favorite restaurant in our reviews, let us know in the comments.
San Jalisco on 20th & South Van Ness is missing! Great breakfast and lunch! It’s one of several great restaurants missing. Do you have to pay to list a restaurant??
Hi Alexander – no payment, these are just the restaurants our critics have tried out since 2018. I’ll be sure to pass on your recommendation to visit San Jalisco. Thanks for reading!
Missing San Jalisco at 20th and S Van Ness.
Missing Asiento at 21st and Bryant. Been there 11 years. Got best brunch in 48 hills best of the bay and runner up for best burger. We are going to be stopping brunch this December as we will be going back to nights only but our cocktails and tapas have been a neighborhood staple for years. We’d love to have you come by!
Hi Debi – many thanks for the suggestion! I have passed it on.