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Apr 21, 2004 05:28 PM

Vegetarian in San Francisco

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Taking an old friend out to dinner in San Francisco. The only "good" vegetarian place I know is Green's. Any suggestions would be most appreciated

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  1. Try Ananda Fuara, on Market Street at 9th. If you're not spooked by followers of Sri Chinmoy, their food is varied, all organic & extremely tasty. Try their Neatloaf, made with eggs, grains & other stuff. Their somosas are also wonderful, as well as portabella wraps, daily soups & wheatless desserts. Their salad choices are amazing, Infinite Bleu & Garden Creation. They also indicate vegan selections.

    Service very friendly & colorful, women wear beautiful saris. Cash only & great prices.

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    1. re: skizandra

      An enthusiastic second! I love the neatloaf sandwich at AF. I think their not-so-traditional hummus as well.

    2. You could also go with Cafe Gratitude, in the Mission/Potrero. It's all vegan, and a little too friendly-crunchy for my taste, but has some interesting dishes. Nothing that really wowed me (it's all vegan and raw, and I'm a braised-beef kinda girl) but their key-lime pie is to die for.

      There's also a veg Vietnamese place on O'Farrell near Jones, but I'll be damned if I can remember the name of it.

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      1. re: MuppetGrrl

        At CG, the enchilada of the day, the guacamole, and the samosas are very good.

        1. For someplace nice, stick with Greens. It's the only really good upscale vegetarian place.

          An alternative would be the vegetarian tasting menus at La Folie or the Dining Room at the Ritz.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Is that place Millenium still around? It was good at one time.

            1. re: luvthedives

              Millennium was good before it went entirely vegan and low-fat.

          2. Yes! Golden Era! Very tasty.

            1. I love Herbivoire. Two locations- one on Divis near Oak and one on Valencia in the low 20's. It's good grubbin' vegan fare. Sometimes the baked fries are a bit on the oily side (at that point, why not just fry them? That's vegan!) I love the seitan shawarma and the black bean burrito (I get mine with a side of harissa.) THe soy potato pie is also great. Super salty, but when you want that comfort food salty rich fix, it works in a pinch!

              I also like Ananda Fuara, but Herbivoire is a "nicer" experience. (Not nearly as nice as Greens, though!)