On our 10 year anniversary trip to San Francisco, there was one area that had us coming back again and again. The Mission District, also known as “The Mission”, is chock full of delicious cheap eats, truly quirky shops, and historical sites. If you’re out there, take the time to visit Mission Dolores – founded in 1776, then called Mission San Francisco de Asís, it still stands today as the oldest intact building in San Francisco.
Burritos, Pie and More
Fishing for suggestions before leaving for San Francisco, everyone I asked said, “You HAVE to have a mission burrito”, always suggested as if there was no other option – and there really isn’t. Finding a mission burrito is easy, but deciding which one to eat is a much tougher decision. If you’re heading to The Mission to see the sites and experience the burritos, we can definitely suggest La Taqueria at 2889 Mission St., where the wait to get a burrito is directly proportional to its actual weight – they’re huge and delicious. We had another tasty mission burrito at Taqueria Cancun – 2288 Mission St. They offer a great burrito for $4.99, but why not upsize to the “Burrito Mojado (Big One)” for $5.99 for your choice of meat, rice, beans, onions, cilantro, salsa, topped with enchilada sauce, green salsa, melted cheese, sour cream, and mexican salsa. Boom!
Clarion Alley Mural Project
Clarion Alley Mural Project is a long continuous stretch of street art in The Mission bounded by 17th, Sycamore, Mission, and Valencia streets. Many of the pieces are in progress, and I get the feeling that this public gallery is constantly in flux. We walked the length and shot some of the best murals.