Spotted / San Francisco / Hayes Valley

As the name suggests, I did feel very welcome coming into this shop. The space is immense and the guys running the place are real good about checking in with you without being… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Smitten Ice Cream

What an amazing experience for ice cream! First you walk into an old covered shipping container parked in a lot. Next thing it’s like a mad scientist lab with smoke erupting furiously from… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Lotus Bleu

A bright and cheerful décor shop that offers a range of pillows, bedding, rugs, decorative accents, as well as interior design services. A definite stop if you’re looking to add a vibrant pop… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Pacific Heights / Bun Mee

I’ll stop here for a $6-$7 Vietnamese-style sandwich any day—especially for the meatier ones like the Belly and Sloppy Buns. Their baguettes are fresh and perfectly crisp each and every time. And yes,… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Tartine

There will forever be a line at this little corner bakery, rain or shine, and it’s worth the wait each and every time. There is no place like it. Everything is simply divine.… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Freemans Sporting Club

A hybrid old-school men’s barbershop (75%) and clothing showroom (25%) along the hip Valencia Corridor. This is the west coast annex of the original Lower East Side shop in NYC. The showroom specializes in… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Bi-Rite Market

In my opinion this is, hands down, the best independently-owned urban grocery in the whole city, especially if you care about  sustainable, farm-direct, organic freshness, and quality artisan items. Even the staff is super-friendly and… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Public Bikes

Thoughtfully designed, simple and FUN bikes for everyday urban living. Great for trips between home and work, to run errands, leisure rides through the park, and trips to the farmers market. Public Bikes… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Bayview / Flora Grubb

An urban sanctuary in a very industrial area of town offering almost everything for your garden. They have the most amazing displays of plants and succulents—from vertical wall mosaics to unusual “container” gardening… Continue reading