Mission Pie, El Farolito and La Palma Mexica-tessen in the Mission, SF

A recent walking tour of the Mission in SF yielded some good food tips.  Below is a long list of the places we stopped at and yes…we were very full at the end of the tour!

The starting point was Mission Pie.  They are all about sustainability, youth advocacy, and oh…great pie.  Check out all the dough…

Mission Pie

2901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
415. 282.4PIE

Next up at Humphry Slocombe, ice cream before lunch.  It’s like a progressive dinner – but in reverse order.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

2790A Harrison Street
San Francisco CA 94110

The menu at Mission Local Eatery

Local Mission Eatery

3111 24th Street
San Francisco CA 94110

They served a mean roasted chicken sandwich with peaches and purslane.  (note:  purslane grows wild around the area and is sometimes considered a nuisance.)

La Palma Mexica-tessen

2884 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110-4233

Great for takeout: tamales and masa.  We didn’t eat here but I secretly was hoping since the food looked fab!  We did eat at El Farolito which has excellent tacos (pictured at the top of this post) and 9 locations in the Bay Area.

El Farolito

2779 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

The person who put all this together…Lisa Rogovin (epicurean concierge).  Love the title!

In the kitchen with Lisa

The cooking class after the walking tour.  Loved these small bites of masa (used for tamales) and avocado filling.
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