Located in the heart of the city, the bustling Hayes Valley neighborhood is one of San Francisco’s liveliest urban hubs with lots of shopping, eating, and drinking to be done. Taking inspiration from 7x7’s modern guide to Hayes Valley, we’ve summarized a few spots to get your exploration started.

Whether you’re looking for light bites, a delicious dinner, or a sweet treat shop, the restaurants in the Hayes Valley neighborhood will not disappoint.

Absinthe (398 Hayes St.) Delicious brasserie-inspired fare.

A Mano (450 Hayes St.) Indulge all your pasta cravings.

Chez Maman (401 Gough St.) Known for its delicious burgers and savory mussels.

Gioia Pizzeria (579 Hayes St.) Grab a rosemary ham or asparagus-topped slice of pie.

Johnny Doughnuts (392 Fulton St.) Ideal place to grab a morning doughnut and coffee or afternoon treat.

Lazy Susan (208 Fell St.) New go-to Chinese take-out restaurant.

Miette (449 Octavia St.) Dainty little sugar shop that is as pretty as it sounds.

Monsieur Benjamin (451 Gough St.) Inspired by the traditions of French cuisine.

Nojo Ramen Tavern (231 Franklin St.) Modern Japanese recipes to complement Ramen.

Papito (425 Hayes St.) Papito is a Mexican Restaurant with a French Flare.

Pläj Restaurant (333 Fulton St.) Satisfy your Scandinavian food yearning.

Rich Table (199 Gough St.) Has an inventive menu that tastes as delicious as it sounds.

RT Rotisserie (101 Oak St.) Succulent chicken and sides on the cheap.

Souvla (517 Hayes St.) Inspired by casual souvlaki joints found throughout Greece.

Salt & Straw (586 Hayes St.) Curiously delicious ice cream made by hand with local ingredients.

Smitten (432a Octavia St.) Get a made-to-order cone overlooking Patricia's Green.

The Bird (406 Hayes St.) Grab a delish, free-range fried and gluten-free chicken sando.

Zuni Cafe (1658 Market St.) Daily changing menus of traditional French and Italian cuisine.

Hayes Valley has developed into a haven for haute couture. Peruse some of these shops and get your retail therapy started.

Aether (489 Hayes St.) Menswear that seamlessly combines form with function.

A.P.C. concept store (411 Hayes St.) French brands, Azalea jewelry and Aesop skincare.

Arlequin (384 Hayes St.) Pick up a bottle (or case) of fine wine.

B8ta (590 Hayes St.) Geek out over the VR and audio experience rooms.

Buck Mason (568 Hayes St.) Meticulously designed and reasonably priced menswear.

Bulo (418 Hayes St.) Find California-made Cydwoq's sinuous leather sandals.

Cotton Sheep (572 Hayes St.) Hard-to-find Japanese brands such as Kapital and Fith.

Credo (552 Hayes St.) Non-toxic and cruelty-free lotions, makeup, fragrance, and haircare.

Industry of All Nations (528 Hayes St.) Small-batch clothing collections .

Interior Define. Find custom-made furniture at the sleek, immersive showroom.

Isotope (326 Fell St.) Great selection of comics and hard-to-find graphic novels.

MAC (387 Grove St.) Slick pieces by Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe.

Malin + Goetz (509 Hayes St.) Skincare, haircare, fragrances and candles.

Maker Moss (364 Hayes St.) You’ll find unique homeware and furniture pieces.

Marine Layer (498 Hayes St.) T-shirts made from uniquely soft fabric.

Metier (546 Laguna St.) Find statement jewelry pieces and handpicked vintage finds.

Mejuri (325 Hayes St.) Boutique with 14-karat gold, gold vermeil, and sterling silver goodies.

Minimal (364 Hayes St.) Check out their sleek furniture and design-forward housewares.

MMclay Ceramics (395 Linden St.) Tableware handmade by local artist MaryMar Kennan.

Oak + Fort (567 Hayes St.) Minimalist-chic pieces at affordable price points.

Parachute (445 Hayes St.) Find bedding, bath goods, and home accessories.

Rails (541 Hayes St.) Comfortable and wearable men's and women's staples.

Reliquary (544 Hayes St.) Luxe clothes and homewares.

Timbuk2 (506 Hayes St.) Iconic messenger bags from a Mission District.

Undefeated (516 Hayes St.) They offer a selection of street-style kicks and merch.

Warby Parker (357 Hayes St.) Your go-to shop for eyewear.

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