Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
Sunset District

I have spent the last two days going around the Sunset district in SF and found myself loving this area more and more by the minute.

One of my friends moved to the center of this neighbourhood a couple of weeks ago and we were exploring the little stores and food places on Thursday and Friday. They have a lot of little shops selling crafts from local artists, we went to Urban Bazar which has very nice jewellery, little paintings and carvings of streets of Francisco and many unusual and artsy objects to decorate the house. They also had fair trade products from Nepal and India like bags, scarves, hand warmers and hats.

These stores are not the cheapest, a scarf will probably be twice the price of a H&M scarf but if you want to have one unique item it is worth it. Plus, if you are looking for funky Christmas or birthday presents this place is perfect.

Around Irving St there are tons of food options as well. From the Peasant Pies to Patxi’s Chicago style pizza the area is packed with amazing restaurants. One of my favourites are Lavash for Persian food. Our Iranian friend invited us there for lunch and we loved it. They serve all their dishes with lavash bread at the bottom. I never tried it before but meat and rice are commonly served  that way in Iran.

One day I tried Pluto’s for sandwiches, they are very tasty and filling. Arizmendi Bakery is right on 9th st and Irving. They only take cash but we had been trying their pizza slices in the Emeryville location and I would totally recommend it for a cheap/good/quick lunch.

On Friday afternoon we went to Social Kitchen & Brewery. I asked for their quesadilla which is not amazing but the environment is very nice and relaxing for an after work beer with friends.

I am happy our friends moved to such an active neighbourhood and that I got to enjoy it before leaving SF. Later, I will recognize some of the places on Foursquare when they check in. 🙂


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