SUPPORT THE CITY YOU LOVE

Shop & Dine in the 49 is San Francisco’s citywide campaign to raise the visibility and importance of buying local. Shop and Dine in the 49 has successfully organized dozens of events in the past to promote and celebrate our restaurants, makers, retailers, and other small, local businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

This year, Shop and Dine in the 49 is part of the We Will Recover campaign, an effort to promote individual actions that San Franciscans can take to support the City’s recovery from COVID-19. The decisions that people make matter and We Will Recover focuses on three ways San Franciscans can support their City to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever including how to celebrate safely over the holidays, options for volunteering and philanthropy, and how to support local restaurants and businesses.

The Shop & Dine campaign has been successful in the past because of all of you – the residents and visitors of San Francisco who direct their shopping to local stores and restaurants, and experience the gems in our City’s diverse neighborhoods. Now more than ever, we need to come together and support our small businesses by buying local. If residents redirect just 10 percent of their spending from chains to local businesses, it will generate $192 million in additional economic activity in San Francisco and almost 1,300 new jobs.

As we approach the holidays, we are relaunching Shop and Dine in the 49 into a year-round effort and we’ll be partnering with merchants and neighborhood organizations to host events where you can shop, dine and explore. We’ll also be highlighting treasured local businesses where you can do your holiday shopping and dining, including restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals, local grocery stores, beloved bakers, toy and gift shops, local breweries and bars selling or delivering cocktails to-go, unique retail boutiques and more.

This year, your decisions matter. Stay local, Shop local, Give local.

 

 

Follow us @shopdine49 on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to hear the latest updates. We want you to be a part of this campaign. If you’re a San Francisco small business, use hashtag #shopdine49 for a chance to be featured and promoted. If you want to support your favorite neighborhood business, comment on our posts and let us know which business you want to see featured.

NEWS & EVENTS

This holiday season we’ll be showcasing outdoor markets, events, and other opportunities that allow you to shop, have fun, and support our beloved small businesses safely. We will always prioritize public health and the safety of all participants by following best practices, local regulations, and CDC guidelines. Recently, some of our most popular in-person events (such as our pop-up shops) have been modified to become virtual marketplaces. View our calendar below to see the wonderful, neighborhood-focused programs organized by City partners like Livable City and Sunday Streets SF happening every week.

Come enjoy a socially distanced event where you can shop, dine, drink, and enjoy live music outdoors while supporting small businesses at the Rock’s Den Shared Space parklet located at 4431 Mission St on Small Business Saturday, 11/28 from 1 to 4 PM.

ArtWrap 2020 by ArtSpan

ArtSpan presents ArtWrap, an affordable art market featuring unique, handmade items for your holiday needs. ArtWrap spotlights giftable and shippable artistic pieces priced between $1 to $200 created by local Bay Area artists. Connect directly with creators to find perfect artful gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Purchase work from artists knowing you’re investing in their livelihood while bringing cheer to everyone on your 2020 holiday gift list. Wrap up 2020 with affordable, artful gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Click the image above to register!

Check out upcoming events and stay updated with our Events Calendar

SHARED SPACES

Shared Spaces is a multi-agency program of San Francisco’s Economic Recovery Task Force that allows businesses and community groups to use sidewalks, streets, and nearby public spaces like parks, parking lots and plazas, for restaurant pick-up and other neighborhood retail activities.

So far, over 1,300 free Shared Spaces permits have been issued throughout San Francisco to help businesses move outdoors. You can view an interactive map to see all the proposed and approved locations. To learn more or apply for a free permit, go to sf.gov/sharedspaces.

The creativity and determination of San Francisco’s small businesses are on full display with Shared Spaces, as sidewalks and streets have been transformed into vibrant outdoor dining and shopping spaces. By shopping and dining in your neighborhood (including ordering takeout and delivery), you can give thanks to our resilient business owners and workers who are doing all they can to serve our communities safely during this challenging time. A simple thank you and a small purchase can go a long way!

View a gallery of Shared Spaces in San Francisco and follow the official account @sharedspacesSF on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

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#Repost @sfwashingtonbakery • • • • • • SF RESTAURANT WEEK STARTS TOMORROW 4/9/2021 - 4/18/2021 🎉🥂 Excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2021 SF restaurant week alongside 149 other restaurants to provide you an experience of culture, dining, and community....
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Shop Local 30 day challenge!

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#Repost @sfwashingtonbakery • • • • • • SF RESTAURANT WEEK STARTS TOMORROW 4/9/2021 - 4/18/2021 🎉🥂 Excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2021 SF restaurant week alongside 149 other restaurants to provide you an experience of culture, dining, and community....
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#Repost @sfwashingtonbakery • • • BOGO DEAL with @ubereats for MARCH Madness 👍🏻🥡🥢 Buy 1️⃣ Get 1️⃣ Free Order any 1 of these items and get the 2nd one for free •Scrambled Beef & Egg Over Rice •Dry Style Beef Chow Fun •Seared Beef Cube...
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#Repost @ggrasf • • • • • • LAST CALL: The deadline to register as a participating restaurant for SF Restaurant Week is TOMORROW, Friday, March 26th! Registration takes 2 minutes! Please note that you do not need to submit your menus during registration. Menus are not...
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Best Practices for Reopening: Preparing for Red Tier

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#Repost @sfwashingtonbakery • • • • • • Spring is just around the corner! 🌿💐🍃 Make choosing your cake for the spring babies and celebration an easy one with @sfwashingtonbakery Whether you would like a regular cake or the “money box” cake. It can hold...
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#Repost @littlejohnssf • • • • • • Littlejohns Candies Happy Valentine's Day!!!!! Come by for your last minute Valentine's Day gifts, we are open for YOU! . . . . . . . #shopdine49 #smallbusinessalliance #happyvalentinesday #holidaygifts #sweetheart #love #smallbusinesses #shopsmall #shoplocal #familybusiness #supportlocalsf...
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#Repost @thenailhall • • • • • • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fresh nails and bubbles! Complimentary mini bubbles (to-go) with your service this weekend. Book in bio of @thenailhallsf
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#Repost @on_third_ • • • • • • The Candy Queen! Still time to grab some last minute chocolates for your valentine or for the most important valentine, yourself! Swing by @grattawines for @candyqueen_est2009 chocolates. Spend your money local! #ShopDine49
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San Francisco's Chinatown (the oldest in the country) is READY and OPEN for business. You'll find food, gifts, art, architecture, and history that you can't get anywhere else. There's so much to discover and explore, and the businesses are ready and excited for you to...

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This is going to be great for Chinatown!

“If they come to our club in Chinatown, maybe they’ll shop in Chinatown”

"Maybe they’ll buy takeout food from another restaurant in Chinatown.”

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San Francisco’s beloved Noriega Produce has gotten a major upgrade!

The family-owned and -operated grocery store is moving a block down the street from its original space at 3821 Noriega St. and getting a rebrand as Gus’s Community Market, which welcomed customers...

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Join the Higher Love virtual challenge at Love Story Yoga.

Take 15 classes in the month of February and track your progress with a virtual tracker in Instagram stories. Those that complete the challenge will receive two free classes and access...

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Brighten up a rainy day with a virtual yoga class from Love Story Yoga 7 days a week over Zoom. You can also rewatch the class for 48 hours to accommodate schedules/time zones.

Visit lovestoryyoga.com to see schedule of virtual classes.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT SHOPDINE49@SFGOV.ORG