Here’s more about my food experiences in SF that weren’t necessarily at top ranking vegetarian restaurants. What could we find while visiting the many tourist attractions?
Since food wasn’t necessarily the focus, no real photos of food were taken so you’ll have to deal with my descriptive abilities.
The dismal trip to Alcatraz. No food for consumption on the island besides the sourgrass my daughter wanted to pick despite being off limits by the National Park Service. So we ate lunch at Boudin Bakery – San Francisco Sourdough and I had vegetarian rustic tomato soup in a sourdough bread bowl. It was the perfect combo for a blustery day on Fisherman’s Wharf. They have frequent soups of the day that are vegetarian and a vegan chili on the menu all the time.
If you have kids, there are a lot of great places to visit in San Francisco, including the Exploratorium.
Now if you are in there a couple hours, they have a neat little cafe that serves organic lunches and snacks. All of the plates and utensils were biodegradable/compostable. I had a cup of chickpea soup. There were salads, wraps, and sandwiches available.
On to another museum, the newly opened California Academy of Sciences. You can walk through a rainforest, view a Philippine coral reef, pet snakes and check out an albino alligator. I fancied the rooftop gardens. If you get hungry, the Academy Cafe serves multicultural cuisine. I had a vegetarian steamed bun (bao) and it was quite tasty. There is also a fine dining restaurant called the Moss Room that serves chef-prepared meals focusing on seasonal and organic ingredients.
I just wish that their “reduce your carbon footprint exhibit” mentioned that by eating a vegetarian diet, your toll on the planet is lessened.
Coming soon…visit’s to Greens, The Millenium, Cha-Ya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant, and Japantown