This district’s high rates of poverty and crime often overshadow its largely underrated food scene. Nevertheless, the Bayview-Hunters Point District contains a food oasis of distinct, homey soul food that’s hard to find anywhere else, if you just know the places to look for.
Queen’s Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe
3030 San Bruno Ave.
Though they specialize in Louisiana-style Po-Boys, it’s their powdered sugar-laden beignets that fulfill this category. Pop one of these suckers in your mouth, and you’ll devour a dozen within seconds.
Tacos El Primo
Yosemite & Jennings
Find this food truck parked in the neighborhood’s industrial area to get access to their mouthwatering carne asada tacos or their tacos al pastor, each for a $1.50. It’s difficult to scout out, but once you find this gem of a taco truck, you’ll be coming back for more.
5800 Third St.
The Latin lounge music and the warm hues of earthy tones permeating the restaurant definitely set a comfy mood. The newest of three locations in San Francisco, Limon Rotisserie introduces the complexities of Peruvian cuisine to this neighborhood.
Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food
4618 Third St.
It’s a match made in foodie heaven: fried chicken battered to a crisp with its white flesh seeping juices, paired with fluffy-on-the-inside waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup. This family-run restaurant melds these two elements together effortlessly.