The Amazing Mission Dessert Crawl

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The Mission is ground zero for good food these days, and while an epic dinner is paramount to a good night out, we are always ones to save room for dessert. Change things up by walking off your feast and savoring a sweet bite in the neighborhood with these delicious options.


Luna Park: Coconut Cream Pie

Possibly the best coconut cream pie in the city, the flaky crust and decadent portion size will make all coconut lovers happy. Enjoy it in the candelit atmosphere with a glass of prosecco. // 694 Valencia St.

Bissap Baobab: Thiakry

Want to try something familiar with a twist? Lovers of rice pudding should try thiakry, a Senagalese vanilla yogurt with cous cous and soothing spices. If you're there for the live music, splurge on a tamarind margarita while you're at it. // 3372 19th St.

Locanda: Flourless Chocolate Torte

A torte is like a fluffy cake collided with a dense tart. Add chocolate, make it gluten-free, and produce a rich, dark experience in a lovely modern restaurant. Pair with an aged port and feel yourself slip into the night. // 557 Valencia St.

Hawker Fare: Durian Ice Cream on Sticky Rice

Durian has an interesting reputation, for a fruit. When blended into an ice cream, the funkiness takes on a vaguely cheese-like quality. We promise it's great and adds a rich element that cuts the warm sweetness of the sticky rice. A giant umbrella cocktail doesn't hurt either. // 680 Valencia St.

Sixth Course: Pretty Much Anything

Not interested in sitting in a restaurant for dessert? Go straight to the chocolate counter for truffles, frozen treats, and pastries. You might as well get one of each while you're at it and enjoy some later-night coffee, too (they're open until 10 p.m.). // 1544 15th St.

Mission Bowling Club: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Warning, this dessert isn't always available. But we beg of you, bring it back, MBC. Few desserts touch on both nostalgia (cinnamon toast topped with vanilla ice cream that tastes exactly like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal) and elegance so perfectly. This one will surely please everyone, bar flies and/or bowling afficianado. // 3176 17th St.

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