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By Fredrica Syren
This past weekend my family and I were in San Francisco. I always find it’s so easy to find healthy food options in this city, so I was not too surprised when we ran into The Plant Café in the Marina District. Plant Café’s motto is sustainable practices and healthy living. The menu is large,featuring many vegan and vegetarian options as well as fish and chicken dishes, all organic and local. Furthermore, there are some gluten-free options. The café offers freshly made smoothies and juices: my kids’ favorite smoothie is their green almond banana. The plant burger is a signature dish, and it’s easy to see why because it’s delicious. The BBQ tempeh sandwich is hearty on a cold rainy day like the one we had while there. I tried the dino kale salad, my personal favorite. For dessert, they offer many cakes, cookies and cupcakes. We were happy to have so many vegan choices at once.
The café itself is warm and welcoming with a natural décor. It is an extra bonus to know that the cafe’s green design construction is made from sustainably sourced woods, complete with solar panels on the roof to help power the kitchen. They use only compostable/recyclable packaging and provide compost bins in order to decrease the amount of trash taken to landfills. For take-out food, you can call or order online. They do offer a delivery service by bike.
The only minus for us was that, because of the café’s popularity, the line to order the food was long, making the wait to get the food during the middle of the day and in the evening long, too. For us, it was worth the wait but you might not want to bring a super hungry crowed there. The Plant Café has four locations in San Francisco: Embarcadero Pier 3, Downtown, Marina and SFO Terminal 2. I highly recommend trying The Plant Café.