Marina & Cow Hollow Shopping

Marina & Cow Hollow Shopping


What began as 30 dairy farms in 1861, has become a chic, thriving shopping district full of boutiques, bookstores, cafes, bars, delis, and coffeehouses. Cow Hollow was the first place in the city to turn its Victorians into one of a kind shopping venues. The main retail area is Union Street between Van Ness and Steiner, tucked in between Pacific Heights and Russian Hill, on the southern edge of the Marina district.

Over 200 retail stores encompass the Union Street/Cow Hollow shopping district. There are no big department stores here. Among the unique collection of individually owned shops are some recognizable names like M.A.C. cosmetics, Nine West, Sephora, Bebe, and L’Occitane. Starbucks, Jamba Juice and KFC/Taco Bell are here, too. But the bulk of the retail establishments are unique, some kitschy, some elegant. Nearly half of the stores in Cow Hollow are either beauty and health related (hair, nail and tanning salons) or clothing shops. Sprinkled liberally among the florists, antique and home stores, and galleries are a cornucopia of restaurants and cafes. Left at Albuquerque, 2110 Union Street, is a lively southwestern grill featuring fresh, healthy ingredients. An institution in San Francisco for over thirty years, Perry’s, at 1944 Union Street, serves classic American food with an New York, upper east side neighborhood saloon ambiance.





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