The Ultimate Guide to Fillmore Street's Tastiest Restaurants, Cafes + Treats

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In case you've been living under a rock, Fillmore Street is pretty happening these days. with more Michelin stars and James Beard darlings than we care to count (not to mention the many high-end designer and local boutiques). Here's where to refuel the next time you're out shopping in the neighborhood. 


Casual + Takeaway Grub 

A classic Margherita at Pizzeria Delfina (Photo: Aubrie Pick) 

Pizzeria Delfina

One of the most popular dinner spots in the hood, this California Street pizzeria is just as buzzy as its Mission District sister. The salsiccia and Napoletana pies are perennial favorites, but there are also spectacular starters (don't miss the arancini), pastas, and salads (we love the tricolore). Come early or be prepared to wait.  //  2406 California St. (Lower Pac Heights), pizzeriadelfina.com

Bun Mee 

San Franciscans are spoiled with some of the best Asian food in the country. When hanging around Fillmore, you can get your fix with Vietnamese sandwiches and noodles at Bun Mee. Eat in the lively little restaurant, primed for people watching, or grab your grub to go.  //  2015 Fillmore St. (Lower Pac Heights), bunmee.co

Roam Burger

With quality ingredients, friendly prices, and killer shakes, this burger joint has something for everyone—even vegetarians (beet burger, anyone?). Perfect for a chill date or a catch-up with a pal.  //  1923 Fillmore St, (Lower Pac Heights), roamburgers.com

Sweet Treats + Snacks 

Breads and pastries abound at La Boulangerie, the new incarnation of the beloved La Boulange (Photo: Emily Martin)

La Boulangerie 

Neighborhood residents and shopkeepers couldn't be happier about the return of the original location of La Boulange. The name may have changed a bit, but this space is as charming, and the coffee, pastries, and breads are as satisfying as they ever were.  //  2325 Pine St. (Lower Pac Heights), 415-440-0356

Jane

Loved by Fillmore Street style mavens and the well-heeled set from the Marina and Pac Heights, Jane is a petite and pretty damn adorable cafe serving hot Stumptown coffee, sweets, and salads. On the go? Call ahead for carryout.  //  2123 Fillmore St, (Lower Pac Heights), itsjane.com

(Photo courtesy of Smitten) 

Smitten Ice Cream

Everybody's favorite nitrogen-infused ice cream emporium has recently opened on Fillmore Street to the delight of both adults and kids. While the salted caramel gives Bi-Rite a run for its money, we like the seasonal options (hello, maple brown sugar pumpkin). But the best part is watching your ice cream being made order.  //  2404 California St, (Lower Pac Heights), smittenicecream.com

Dinner Dates

Meals are served family-style at The Progress, so take your friends and learn to share. (Photo: Eric Wolfinger) 

The Progress 

The Progress is the ever-so-slightly more buttoned-up sister, housed in a modern lofty space, to State Bird Provisions. Rather than dim sum–style service, here you'll find a $58 pre-fixe menu that includes four family-style dishes, plus dessert at $10 per dish if you’re in the mood. The bar is a hot spot for walk-ins.  //  1525 Fillmore St. (Western Addition), theprogress-sf.com

State Bird Provisions

There is no list of Fillmore Street must-eats without the now-famous State Bird Provisions, the tiny restaurant with big, inventive, Michelin-starred food. But don't let the star fool you: There's no Frenchy, fussy service here. Just wait for your server to roll by with a cart and point at what looks awesome (hint: everything).  //  1529 Fillmore St. (Western Addition), statebirdsf.com

The pasta is impeccable, but our favorite thing about SPQR might be the vibe—it's all neighborhood Italian bistro here. (Courtesy of darindines.com)

SPQR

SPQR is on fire thanks to chef Matthew Accarrino and proprietor Shelley Lindgren, who together keep raking in the accolades. Possibly the most charming Italian eatery in SF, SPQR's real bragging rights are on the menu—the many flavorful, inventive pastas make it absolutely impossible to choose just one. If you'd like a view of the action, request a seat at the counter looking into the open kitchen.  //  1911 Fillmore St. (Western Addition), spqrsf.com

Out the Door 

Unlike the Ferry Building location of Out the Door, which caters more to tourists, this is a locals' hangout. Neighborhood types relish the easy access to Slanted Door's famous food in a casual, residential setting. As always, the green papaya salad, spring rolls, and chicken claypot are favorites. The chef’s counter is not to be missed.  //  2232 Bush St. (Lower Pac Heights), outthedoors.com

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