As Californians become more and more health-conscious (and proud that we are not as fat as the rest of America), the latest trend in healthy living is eating “raw”. So SF Weekly wasn't surprised when a new raw-food stand, Pachamama Raw, turned up at Ferry Plaza. Since Pachamama is the Mother Earth deity in Incan mythology, it's an appropriate name.
The first thing you see when you approach the Pachamama stand is samples of “living kale chips,” which look like bits of moss or leaves. The word “living” conjures up images of kale sprouting in your stomach, but standkeeper Guojian Rao assured SF Weekly that's not going to happen.