Best Way to Eat Your Way Through the Mission San Francisco 2011 - Edible Excursions' Taste the Mission tour
It's hardly a secret that the Mission teems with great edibles, but delving through the layers of classic Latino fare and burgeoning trends can be daunting — and gut-busting. If you like to explore and taste, and maybe burn a few calories along the way, then Lisa Rogovin's walking tour of the Mission hits the spot. The tour starts at the shrine to the foodie written word, Omnivore Books on Food, at Cesar Chavez and Church, and wends its way northeast toward and along 24th Street. You'll experience the traditional tastes of Mexico (El Farolito, La Palma Mexicatessen, La Victoria Bakery), some hand-delivered hand pies, superseasonal local fare at Local: Mission Eatery, horizon-broadening bites from flavor trailblazers Humphry Slocombe and Dynamo Donuts, and more. Think of it as the best tasting menu $75 can buy you in this town.