Stop by The Mill for artisanal breads, amazing avocado toast, and a glimpse of Josey Baker, who’s usually hard at work with his loaves. Local favorite Nopa delights with delicious organic wood-fired cuisine created with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. Their smaller spot, Nopalito on Fell St, is a smaller outpost that shouldn’t be missed. Beretta Divisadero gives Nopa dwellers the same amazing pizza they offer in their Mission location, and it wouldn’t be a trip to Nopa without swinging by Fly Bar, a cozy and fun bar with pizza and snacks. Also don’t miss Club Waziema for one of the best bar interiors around as well as delicious Ethiopian food.

Don’t miss Rare Device for creative gifts and locally-sourced jewelry and art in a beautiful setting. And Perish Trust curates a lovely selection of handiwork, artwork, and gifts that feel special.

Those who love leisurely strolls will love the neighborhood’s proximity to the Panhandle as well as Golden Gate Park. It’s common to see joggers, baby strollers, power walkers, zooming wheelchairs, and bikes along the pathways leading out to the Park. And it’s a short stroll to get to Hayes Valley, a more moderate walk (or short bus ride on the 24-Line) to get to the Castro.