Irving Street between 19th and 25th Avenues is a haven for snacking, a fickle stretch where eateries are plentiful and won't last long if they don't catch on quickly. Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant (2026 Irving) has sat in the middle of this Outer Sunset food court for 35 years now, no small feat ... More >>
Annie Somerville, executive chef of Greens Restaurant, came to the world of cooking through unexpected means. A Michigan native, her family moved to California when she was very young. She studied liberal arts at Humboldt State University until a small Zen group in her neighborhood caught her intere ... More >>
From the Local Butcher Shop's Facebook pageBy Katie Fleeman
Many conversations in the foodie world involve the V word: vegetarianism. It comes with a number of arguments: it's more sustainable, it's healthier, and how could you possibly eat another living thing?
The folks over at the Local ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. Why is vegetarianism so expensive? The LA Times ran a pun-friendly article from a mostly vegetarian woman (actually pescatarian) who complains that, although meat takes more money ... More >>
my_southboroughIf you're vegan and you go to jail, do you get vegan meals? In a city with a substantial vegan population, this is no trivial question. It turns out that, while the law does not require jails to provide vegan options, S.F. County jails do serve vegan meals on request, and we've ... More >>
Lara HataCluck pizza, at Source. Who could resist the appeal of a restaurant that ionizes and energizes its water and projects inspirational art onto the walls? Not me. Especially when it's a new vegetarian restaurant (with vegan options) in a town that could use more and when it's serving lunch ... More >>
UbuntuJames Beard Rising Star Chef finalist Aaron London.When Ubuntu opened in 2007, there was great fanfare across the land. Jeremy Fox was the undisputed king of vegetables, and the restaurant topped pretty much every Best Of list. Critics (literally?) crapped their pants over its amazingne ... More >>
soupstance/FlickrVegetarians can apparently thank St. Francis back for its veggie burger.
Five highlights from the blogs and beyond:
1. This week, SFoodie hit the two-thirds mark on our countdown of our 92 favorite dishes (well, this year), covering ravioli in Russian Hill, SOMA breakfast pastr ... More >>
Ed U./YelpThe seriously red, seriously delicious Plant Burger.You know what sucks? When you get to a restaurant, all hungry and excited to eat, and upon scanning the menu, you realize your only option is a motherloving Boca burger. Ye gads, the only thing worse is the dreaded GVP (Grilled Veg ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanNeatloaf from Ananda Fuara. Part of a series about restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.Given its grotty corner, given its windowless exterior, it's always a shock to enter Ananda Fuara and find yourself in a such a bright space. From ... More >>
Jun BelenA lunch plate at No Worries featuring afritada made with soy "chicken."It was already past the lunch rush when we arrived at No Worries, the new Filipino restaurant in Oakland's Uptown District. There was a group of six ahead of us waiting for a table and a few others waiting for tak ... More >>
Ben Sutherland/FlickrPut down that Quorn burger, vegans, and just walk away: It contains egg whites. When you're throwing a party and thinking of your vegan guests, what food do you automatically think of? Veggie burgers and hot dogs, right? When your vegan BFF shows her adorably picky face a ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanAll-teff injera can be ordered with any entree at Moya for $2 extra.A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the
artisan and the novelty.Teff Injera
Moya, 1044 Folsom (at Russ), 431-5544, www.eatmoya.com.Price: $2 extra with meal
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EFCliz/FlickrMillennium's Eric Tucker.Yesterday's decision by the Board of Supervisors to create Meatless Mondays has left one group of San Franciscans as lukewarm as hours-old quinoa pilaf. Today, vegetarian chefs expressed broad approval for the resolution that aligns the city with the worl ... More >>
New dining room, same view.Greens, the venerable vegetarian restaurant in Fort Mason, turned 30 late last year. San Francisco restaurant years are about the same as dog years, so that makes Greens . . . practically immortal. The benefits of a vegetarian diet, we suppose. After 30 years, Greens' v ... More >>