The rise of restaurants and craftsman-oriented shops popping up in the Dogpatch has made it a fast-growing microhood (we never get sick of this term) that’s attracting smart entrepreneurs, artists, and creative types. The area has a palpable sense of historical authenticity to it, with many local businesses occupying addresses that were once old warehouses and factories in the late 1800s.
But, you don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate present-day Dogpatch. If you dig fine fare, chocolatiers, and a smattering of specialty shops — not to mention dog-friendly vibes — the enclave east of Potrero Hill and the 22nd Street Caltrain deserves to be a destination. Lucky you, we’ve already done the hard work and rounded up the best of what’s there.