For many, Haight Street might conjure up images of hippies with flowers stuck into their long hair, but the truth is that this street runs through two distinct neighborhoods. While the Upper Haight is still a hotbed of counterculture, the Lower Haight offers a much more contemporary atmosphere. There are a wealth of dining options regardless of which side of Divisadero you’re on.
1673 Haight Street
This shop takes the classic chocolate truffles and dresses them up with a hit of original flavors like angel food cake and malted milk. Don’t miss their seasonal chocolate truffles with flavors like candy cane and champagne.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
545 Haight Street
There are two kinds of people: those who are in love with the sausages served out of this hole in the wall, and those who have yet to discover its wonders. It’s no surprise to regulars that there’s usually a line out the door for their beer sausage.
568 Haight Street
This sweet little Italian restaurant is the perfect cozy hideout for a date. Split one of their thin crust pizzas and a bottle of wine from their long list of moderately priced bottles for a romantic night out.
Cha Cha Cha
1801 Haight Street
One of the best places in the city for a night out with friends. Order a pitcher of their signature sangria and choose from a wide selection of tapas plates that offer everything from spicy shrimp to spinach and bacon salad.