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Best of San Francisco 2016

Your guide to the food, fun, places, and people that make this city the best place in the world.


In this city, you don’t have to go far to find excellence. But you do have to go a little nuts to pick the most excellent of all. The 285 winners here represent months of sanity-testing research, exploration, and calorie abuse by San Francisco’s expert guinea pigs, encompassing everything from the tastiest tacos to the toughest CrossFit class to the hottest limited-edition sneakers. In EAT, we anoint the finest hole-in-the-wall grub, prix fixe meal, and—of course—burger of the moment. SHOP showcases a new wedding-season godsend, a source for hillproof heels, and a professional surfboard saver. PLAY covers the top parks, booze slingers, and kid occupiers around. HELP spotlights a high-tech bra fitter, a smashed-iPhone fixer, and a Stanford-approved plumber. And because the borders of bestness extend beyond the city, we’ve picked winners for EAST, NORTH, and SOUTH of S.F., too. From the Sunset to the Bayview, Napa to Silicon Valley, consider the following your road map to greatness.



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Originally published in the July issue of San Francisco

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