The Mission is one of San Francisco's most beloved restaurant areas, serving up organic experimental cuisine and specializing in the hardy and eclectic. Given the popularity of some of it's more famous foodie havens, many SF residents look past some of the Mission's gems—so even locals miss out on the up-and-coming-est spots in the city. But it's not all bad that some remain under wraps: Dandelion Chocolate is one of the neighborhood's finest hidden gems. Because their small-batch chocolate factory is actually a part of the shop, it's a great place to sit and watch the chocolatiers perform their craft—and you know it's amazing when everyone who visits recommends something different. They've mastered all the classics using cocoa beans from around the world—hot chocolate, sweet pastries, chocolate chip cookies and dark chocolate bars. All of the finished chocolate they use is made of only two ingredients: Cocoa and cane sugar. If you're stopping by in search of a chocolatey beverage, we recommend the Euro Hot Chocolate as well as the Ice Chocolate. They have a great vegan hot chocolate, too, for those who are looking for a vegan option or are lactose intolerant. Don't miss the pile of homemade marshmallows to add on top—they're stashed by the water and napkins. As far as treats go, the chocolate hot spot has a newly full-time chef who fills the pastry case with favorites like Nutella stuffed brown butter chocolate chip cookies and Papua New Guinea s'mores. With such a fantastic lineup of goodies, both classic and experimental, we're certain Dandelion will have something special for you whenever you visit.