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Glen Park: A Neighborhood #InstaGuide

Glen Park: A Neighborhood #InstaGuide

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Originally developed as a streetcar suburb for working-class families in the late nineteenth century, San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood is now a secluded, family-friendly gem.

The self-containing neighborhood enjoys European village vibes, complete with mom-and-pop shops, well-maintained homes, and long-term residents who form the tight-knit community. Quaint coffee shops, organic grocers, small restaurants, and other independent businesses line Glen Park’s narrow, winding streets.

Nearby Glen Canyon, a 70-acre park, offers winding trails with scenic views and vistas. Glen Park BART Station and the 280 are nearby, making transportation into Downtown San Francisco, and the rest of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley a breeze.

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Eat

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Photo: @cupcakepeonie, Instagram.

Gialina Pizzeria
$$ | 2842 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Gialina Pizzeria is a tiny eatery located in Glen Park known for its crispy and creative Neapolitan-style pies, salads, and wines. Be sure to save room for dessert, aka the Nutella Pizza.
What to Order: Atomica or Italian Sub Sausage Pizza.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00–10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00–10:30PM
Reservations: No

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Photo: @herstorey, Instagram.

Tataki Canyon
$$ | 678 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Tataki Canyon is a modern sushi joint, serving ramen and creative sushi rolls made with seasonal and sustainable seafood. Popular happy hour spot (5:00–7:00PM) with $3.00 drinks and hand rolls.
What to Order: Russian Roulette Roll
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00–9:30PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:00–10:00PM
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM–2:30PM
Reservations: No

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Photo: @daffalelle, Instagram.

Le P’tit Laurent
$$ | 699 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Glen Park’s adorable corner French bistro, Le P’tit Laurent, offers classic French fare and ambience in a romantic, triangle-shaped space. While Le P’tit Laurent will never fail as a date night staple, they no longer serve their beloved weekend brunch.
What to Order: Rack of Lamb, Rabbit, Fried Frog Legs
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30–9:30PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:30–10:30PM
Reservations: OpenTable

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Photo: @rachel_s_lee, Instagram.

Manzoni
$$ | 2788 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Every neighborhood has at least one destination restaurant. Manzoni is Glen Park’s. This intimate restaurant features sophisticated Italian cuisine in a convivial atmosphere in the heart of Glen Park.
What to Order: Parma Prosciutto, Pappardelle with Pork Ragu, Panna Cotta e Amarena or Tiramisu
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 5:30–10:00PM, Closed Monday
Reservations: OpenTable

Caffeinate

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Photo: @ashleygoldberg, Instagram.

Higher Grounds Coffee House
$$ | 691 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Higher Grounds Coffee House is an unpretentious cafe with outdoor sidewalk seating, serving delicious coffee and tea, crêpes, pastries, and more.
What to Order: Alla Toscana with Mushrooms
Hours: Daily: 8:00AM–5:00PM

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Photo: @sara_de, Instagram.

Destination Baking Co.
$$ | 598 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Destination Baking Company is a snug bakeshop known for its breakfast pastries, sticky buns, coffee cakes, tartettes, and seasonal treats.
What to Order: Chocolate Croissant or Sticky Bun
Hours: Monday-Friday: 6:30AM–6:30PM, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00AM–4:00PM

Shop

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Photo: @serendipity6000, Instagram.

Canyon Market
$$ | 2788 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Canyon Market is a neighborhood market offering natural and organic provisions and fresh premade meals. Though Canyon may not have a creamery, its in-house bakery, butcher, floral shop, café, and grocery selection rivals Bi-Rite Market’s.
Hours: Daily: 7:00AM–9:00PM

See Also

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Photo: jeannebee, Instagram.

Bird & Beckett Books and Records
$$ | 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Bird & Beckett Books and Records is Glen Park’s go-to spot for new and used books and vinyl. The independent book and record store also hosts poetry slams and live music on weekends.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:00AM–7:00PM, Friday: 11:00AM–8:00PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–10:00PM

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Photo: @curatorsf, Instagram.

Curator
$$ | 1767 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
Curator is a line of clothing designed and produced in San Francisco by two best friends. The bright shop in Upper Noe Valley, bordering Glen Park, sells stylish, often organic clothing and accessories.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Sunday: 11:00AM–7:00PM, Closed Tuesday

Sweat

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Photo: @coach_rt3, Instagram.

fitGLENfit
$$ | 666 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
fitGLENfit is a self-service fitness facility with member access 365 days a year. Within fitGLENfit, you will find an assortment of cardio, strength, and condition equipment in a peaceful, environmentally conscious and non-intimidating class. Memberships range from $35/month (weekend) to $150/month (unlimited).
Hours: Daily: 5:00AM–11:00PM

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Photo: @jtothelev, Instagram.

Glen Canyon Park & Trails
FREE | Elk & Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94127
Glen Canyon Park is a San Francisco city park occupying 70 acres along a deep canyon adjacent to the Glen Park, Diamond Heights, and Miraloma Park neighborhoods. The urban canyon displays incredible wildflower blooms in the spring, dramatic chert formations, and Islais Creek, one of the few remaining free-flowing creeks in the City. The Park includes hiking trails, a recreation center, tennis courts, and a ballpark.

Live

155 Arbor Street, San Francisco, CA. Photo: Brandon Chen, JODI Group Real Estate.
155 Arbor Street, San Francisco, CA. Photo: Brandon Chen, JODI Group Real Estate.
155 Arbor Street, San Francisco, CA. Photo: Brandon Chen, JODI Group Real Estate.
155 Arbor Street, San Francisco, CA. Photo: Brandon Chen, JODI Group Real Estate.

155 Arbor Street, San Francisco, CA
FOR SALE | Listing Agent: Brandon Chen Listing Price: $1,695,000
155 Arbor Street is a two-level, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home built in 1937 and renovated down to the studs with new foundation and earthquake retrofitting in 2016. Virtually brand new, this Glen Park home enjoys spectacular views of San Francisco’s rolling hills and San Bruno Mountain. Click here to tour this home in virtual reality.

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