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Vegetarian in San Francisco

Bill Westover Apr 21, 2004 05:28 PM

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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    skizandra Aug 17, 2006 11:29 PM

    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
      luvthedives Aug 18, 2006 01:02 AM

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

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      MuppetGrrl Aug 17, 2006 11:31 PM

      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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        chaddict Aug 17, 2006 11:34 PM

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


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          jeffreak Aug 18, 2006 03:19 AM

          Do you mean Golden Era?

        2. Robert Lauriston Aug 18, 2006 01:09 AM

          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
            luvthedives Aug 18, 2006 01:10 AM

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

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              Robert Lauriston Aug 18, 2006 01:16 AM

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

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            MuppetGrrl Aug 18, 2006 04:08 PM

            Yes! Golden Era! Very tasty.

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              Chowsmurf Aug 18, 2006 04:53 PM

              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!)

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