Vegetarian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Sporting Events and Veg-Friendly Food: A Match Made in S.F.

    We all know AT&T Park to be the beloved home of the San Francisco Giants, but now it's once again PETA's top ranked vegetarian-friendly major league baseball field in the country.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Pal's Takeaway's Veg Sandwich Is A Work of Sandwich Art

    Can a sandwich really be an art form? Pal's Takeaway's Jeff Mason and Dave Knopp have spent half a decade striving to prove to San Francisco that it can be. And they will absolutely make anyone who doubts them a believer in their sandwich gospel.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The Forest Feast: Author Erin Gleeson's Watercolor Recipes

    Erin Gleeson showed up to meetings with Bay Area food editors, and carrying a portfolio that many would envy -- one filled with her photos of high-profile chefs such as Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and Top Chef competitors the Voltaggio brothers, cooking at the James Beard House. The editors h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Five Things We Learned From Savor Oakland's Chinatown Tour

    It's a beautiful thing when strangers come together on the street to devour warm pork buns in a downpour. Last Saturday, I braved the rain with Savor Oakland Food Tours and a few kindred spirits for a three-hour walking tour of Oakland Chinatown. The husband-and-wife team launched about two years ag ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Kosher Veggie Chinese Hideaway Shangri-La Turns 35 This Year

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Q&A With Annie Somerville of Greens, Part 1: From Zen Student to Executive Chef

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Meat and Greet: The Local Butcher Shop

    From the Local Butcher Shop's Facebook page​By 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Why Is Vegetarianism So Expensive? Why Do You Have to Buy 10 for $10?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Arrested Vegans Get Vegan Meals in S.F. County Jails

    my_southborough​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Returning to the Source, Looking for What It Has to Offer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Ubuntu's Aaron London: Cooking Like Meat Doesn't Matter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Devil Burgers, Farewell to Feely, and Mutually Supportive Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The 7 Best Veggie Burgers in the Bay Area

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Ananda Fuara: Keeping It Classic

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    No Worries: Vegan Filipino Restaurant in Oakland Still Evolving

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Why Are Companies Still Adding Eggs to Veggie Burgers?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    S.F. Rising: Teff Injera at Moya

    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 Source: Moya, 1044 Folsom (at Russ), 431-5544, $2 extra with meal Toast-a ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Vegetarian Chefs Offer Mild Support for Meatless Mondays

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Greens Gets a Refresh, Reopens Today

    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 >>

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