The Richmond

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The Richmond

Next to Golden Gate Park and home to lots of yummy Asian food and a Russian population. Clement Street offers the same feel as Chinatown without the tourists.

The Richmond Highlights

  • 6th Ave Aquarium: an insane fish store. This alone will make your trip to the neighborhood worth it. Make sure you go upstairs to experience the club music.
  • Across the street you’ll find my favorite bookstore, Green Apple Bookstore. Sometimes there are “mystery stationary grab bags” available in the stationary section for $5. Buy one, trust me!
  • BrewCraft: Beer making supplies store. They teach free brewing lessons Monday evenings, make sure to call ahead if you’d like to attend!
  • Kamei Housewares: Huge store packed with ceramics, restaurant supplies, and random housewares. Definitely worth a peek inside if you’re in the area.
  • Fun bar hopping: the Buckshot (bar games like skee ball and shuffleboard), the Bitter End (trivia on Tuesday nights), and Plough & Stars (good live Irish Music).

The Richmond Food

  • Burma Superstar: Kind of a hole in a wall type of spot. Authentic Burmese food that leaves you wanting more. Crowded and line out the door is a true testament to the food they serve. Try rainbow salad, roti, pumpkin curry and oxtail claypot.
  • Shanghai Dumpling King: They do the best shanghai dumplings and pot stickers in the city — locals head here for breakfast to beat the lines, and their hangovers.
  • Cinderella Bakery: The Richmond neighborhood is also home to a significant Russian population. Check out Cinderella Bakery for yummy Russian baked goods and homebrewed Kvass.