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Restaurant Review – Greens

Greens Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant inside Fort Mason in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco – It has delicious, healthy food, a creative, seasonal menu, a fabulous view, great wine list, and they’re incredibly willing to adjust dishes and make substitutions. Which is one of my favorite things in a restaurant!

Greens

For my recent birthday my family was sweet enough to take me to Greens – even though I’m the only one who follows a plant-based diet – since it’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city (Millennium is another dream place to eat!)

Appetizer

{Yellow Finn Potato Griddle Cakes – Ohmylord these little “cakes” were amazing, the table shared an order and I could have easily eaten two orders myself!}

EntreeI

{Yellow Curry w/ Fall vegetables & coconut milk – My mom & I both ordered and LOVED this dish – Tasty & very filling}

Entree

{Angel Hair Pasta – This vegetarian version of a classic dish was well-loved by the table – Especially the corn!}

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{Fire Roasted Poblano Chili – Sean is incredibly hard to feed at this type of restaurant and always manages to order the dish that everyone likes least. It’s like he does it on purpose… Anyway, this was interesting but a little bland.}

If you’re ever in the city and are in the mood for a great meal with a phenomenal view I highly recommend giving Greens Restaurant a try!

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Restaurant Review: The Plant Cafe @ Pier 3

I had the pleasure of eating dinner at the Pier 3 location of the Plant Cafe a few weeks ago. While I love the two informal cafe locations, downtown near my office and in the marina, this is only the second time that I’ve eaten at the sitdown restaurant on the water.

My colleague Caitlyn and I ventured over after work to partake. And partake we did!

Ginger quinoa bowl

Cornmeal encrusted tempeh

This was a delicious, quick meal and I highly recommend this restaurant, and chain, to anyone who visits San Francisco. The Plant Cafe uses 100% organic and local products: Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of people and planet, and provide an avenue to support healthy choices and sustainable practices. So not only is it a good choice for quality, great tasting food, you’re also helping the environment and local farmers.

Pros:

If you follow a plant-based diet, are an omni or suffer from food allergies this is a great choice because there are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meat & seafood options. Its rare, even in an incredibly healthy city like San Francisco, to find a restaurant with such a diverse menu. They also have killer fresh juices and a good California wine list.

There’s a beautiful outdoor deck available with a view of the water or you can sit in the sleek, modern interior. The location is also very conveniently located on the Embarcadero just a few minutes from the Ferry Building.

While this is a lovely restaurant with great atmosphere, it’s also a great place for a quick meal. The service is swift and accommodating and the waiters are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Cons:

As is frequently the case with organic/eco restaurants, the prices can be a bit steep. The sides, salads & appetizers are well priced and for the most part range between $4 – $16, while the main dishes can run as high as $30. However I should mention that the vegetable-based options are definitely on the lower side of the price range, the duck, salmon and oysters are the more expensive items.

And unfortunately, as with virtually all San Francisco restaurants, there is no parking lot for the Plant Cafe. There’s a lot w/ an attendant across the street and Embarcadero has street parking on the other side if you can snag it.

I hope you’ll try this out if you get a chance!

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