Despite rising real estate prices over the past few years, San Francisco’s Mission District has maintained a precarious balance between its colorful Latin roots and gritty bohemian subculture. While prosperity didn’t zap the district of its cultural eclecticism, today you can find sleek bars alongside the traditional divey taquerias. With a population that is about half Latino, a third white and about 11 percent Asian, the Mission still remains a wonderful mishmash. Where better to go when you’re looking for Salvadoran bakeries, salon de bellezas or trendy, epicurean vegan cafes?