The Lunar New Year is here, and you’ve got a craving for handmade dumplings, citrus fruit wrapped in red paper, and red bean sweets. But hitting San Francisco's Chinatown isn’t an option - the already crowded streets, bakeries, and produce vendors will be overrun with tourists and festival-goers in town for the Year of the Rat parade and related celebrations. Besides, you’ve never much cared for the faux pagoda décor installed after the ’06 earthquake anyway.
Those in the know head for the other Chinatown: San Francisco’s Clement Street in the Richmond District. More