Insider's Guide: 24 Hours In The Western Addition

Insider's Guide: 24 Hours In The Western Addition

Though often forgotten, the hard-working businesses south of Geary Boulevard deserve their moment. Whether you're sinking your teeth into delish breaded options or snipping the latest hairstyle — Western Addition has a lot to offer.

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Wise Sons Bagels

Bringing together Jewish tradition and carb-y goodness, Wise Sons Bagels is a morning must-stop for sure. Making their bagels fresh in-store, Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish recipes with the best Californian ingredients to make delicious deli fare that would make your bubbie proud. Also Boba Guys is next door so why not dine both. // 1520 Fillmore St, wisesonsdeli.com

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Sheba Piano Lounge

A perfect date spot, Sheba Piano Lounge is the space where you can kick back after work with a glass of wine in hand. The restaurant and lounge has a sultry, relaxing ambiance complete with walls hand-painted in rich tropical tones. In the center of the restaurant is a wall built to resemble the rock-cut Bet Giorgis church in Lalibeia, Ethiopia. // 1419 Fillmore St, shebapianolounge.com

Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop

Miyako's is a sweet tooth’s dream, with some sandwiches thrown in on the side. The small shop serves locally made old fashion ice cream in a large selection of flavors alongside candy found in rows of jars displayed on the wall. The small shop also makes a variety of sandwiches on the premises, along with hot dogs which can be washed down with their milkshakes. // 1470 Fillmore St, thefillmoredistrict.com

Casa Loma Hotel

Looking for a cheap stay for the parents that will promise a fantastic stay? For Casa Loma, "to experience San Francisco like a native you must stay like one." Only a skip and a walk away from the famed Painted Ladies, this gem is one for those who are in the know of Fillmore st. // 610 Fillmore St, casalomahotelsf.com

David James Hair and Gallery

The David James team is all about telling you how your hair breaths and feels. Without missing a beat, they'll give it to you straight no chaser that a certain style or color might not fit but instead of leaving it there, they'll offer many more options that completely suit your hairstyle. They're sorry, not sorry. // 600 Fillmore St, davidjamessalons.com

Upper Playground

Where creatives and skaters can share a similar love, apparel. With a rotating selection of artists, the store showcases the best of the best in terms of art. Their selection ranges from men's to kids to women's and even books and DVDs of the artist's work. All friendly and all local, we stop by here often.  // 220 Fillmore St, upperplayground.com

Choux Bakery

Cream French puffs are in and executive baker Laura, it's not a walk in the park to create these perfectly puffed balls. She started taking baking classes at Ecole Lenotre and Atelier Alain Ducasse, the renowned culinary schools in Paris. There, she found her passion for a particular pastry, le choux à la crème (French cream puffs). If you haven't gotten a box for yourself, then it's time to splurge. // 248 Fillmore St, chouxsf.com

Hector Estrada Salon

What was formerly Rubio & Raven, the salon has got it's 2017 vision underway with its name change to Hector Estrada. The clientele who get their manes managed at the salon are savvy, chic, and choose local every time. The salon boasts an amazing team of highly skilled hair stylists who've gone through the Hector Estrada training to ensure master level cuts at all price points. // 142 Fillmore St, hectorestrada.com

The Animal House Pet Mercantile

Megan Johnson purchased this beloved neighbor pet store in 2007 formally known as Healthwize. She believes in treating pets like family members and has gone all out to merchandise this small retail location with everything you need and offer help in every aspect of pet ownership. The product knowledge is superb, Megan maintains close working relationships with pet food manufacturers so she knows the offerings are high quality. // 157 Fillmore St theanimalhousesf.com


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