Polk Street may be gritty near civic center, but it's also filled with hidden gems and the perfect spot to go shopping for gifts and treasures.
Great sandwiches, cheese selection and specialty food and wines. Perfect place for a hostess gift or cheese of the month club. Watch for tasting events.
Tiny but jam packed, this little gourmet cookware shop probably has what you are looking to find from cheese graters to cheesecloth.
Fantastic shop lightly worn designer duds.
For men and women, great antique jewelry and mix of modern clothes and trinkets.
Amazing thrift shop with frequent sales and great quality clothing.
Small but nicely curated gallery with ever changing shows. Many affordable and decorative pieces to fit a range of styles.
Specializing in Italian wines. A lovely shop with helpful staff.
A vibrator museum? Smutty books? Fancy Japanese vibrators? Check, check, check.