Civic Center

Last Updated October 12, 2014
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Areas once pegged for crime and fast food are transforming into beacons of healthy eating. And crowds that once avoided these sketchy streets are returning to dine, shop and pause long enough to experience its unique vibes.

Zuni Café

Why We Love It: The roast chicken with bread salad. Zuni's roast chicken is deceptively simple, and ridiculously good. A perfectly crisp, crackling skin and succulent inside marries—with heartwarming perfection—a...
|1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 552-2522

Farmer Brown

Why We Love It: For the soul. The menu here is packed with classic Southern fare: po'boys, jambalaya, gumbo, and the like. Despite its unlikely location, smack in the middle of Mid-Market, Farmer Brown has all the...
|25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 409-3276

Show Dogs

Why We Love It: For the sausage. On an unlikely corner in the Mid-Market sector, lunchtime finds loyal regulars swarming into Show Dogs. The spot is known for its dressed up sausages—made by the folks at Foreign...
|1020 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 558-9560


Why We Love It: Alta is redefining what a bistro can be. Another gem in the blossoming quarter of San Francisco's Mid-Market sector, Alta is packed to the gills most nights with polished folks fresh from the cubicles...
|1420 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 590-2585
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