Forkin' Frisco: Diversity on display in Western Addition eateries
What’s arguably one of the city’s most demographically mixed neighborhoods, the Western Addition has become a go-to spot for its food and nightlife. From the jazz-influenced history of the Fillmore to the changing culture of Divisadero Street, Western Addition has morphed itself into a culinary haven boasting diverse food options.
1460 Fillmore St.
Though their peanut butter and oatmeal cookies are delectable, it’s their classic chocolate chip cookies, with a slightly gooey middle and crunchy edges, which have a melt-in-your-mouth quality, that will have you coming back for more.
2340 Geary Blvd.
Despite its funky, out-of-place interior, the high quality of food establishes this place as an authentic noodle house. For only $7.95, you can try their Jajangmyeon, which is a Korean comfort food consisting of thick wheat noodles covered in an irresistible black bean sauce.
1300 Fillmore St.
When stepping into this aptly named restaurant, it feels like stepping into a rich cultural history of what the Fillmore District was like before urban renewal. With live jazz music playing in the lounge, the mood is always lively, which makes this a perfect date spot.
800 Divisadero St.
This unassuming hole-in-the-wall looks modest on the outside, and well, modest on the inside too. Eddie’s is a low-key, classic diner with looks that compliment its menu of simple, all-American fare made with real soul.