Welcome To SF
Home of the original flower children who paved the way for today's $115 yoga mats and $18 almond butter, San Francisco is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vegetable culture. No surprise then that San Francisco serves up major Michelin-starred, plant based dining. Dominique Crenn’s Atelier Crenn is serious business, as is Daniel Patterson’s Coi. On the casual end of things, Gracias Madre serves up plant based Mexican in the Mission neighborhood.Yoga and fitness culture may be slightly less developed than the cuisine here, but a number of new studios such as Burn SF and an expanding Barry's Bootcamp footprint are heating up the active scene. And you can’t throw a rock quartz without hitting a running or hiking trail leading to a stunning vista of the bay.
754 Post Street, Tenderloin
Serving both veg and non-veg items, Farm: Table serves its morning beverages with housemade almond milk, alongside veg-friendly goodies in a cozy, limited table space nook in the Tenderloin.
Seed + Salt
2240 Chestnut Street, Marina
The only place in town to offer a vegan frittata, Seed + Salt whips up a gorgeous, colorful selection of breakfast treats. Aside from the glorious savory chickpea frittata, Seed + Salt makes an Super Alpha Mega Vanilla superfood shake and a number of baked gluten free goods, raw and cooked.
Where to Sweat
1043 Valencia Street, Mission
1632 Market Street, downtown
1463 Broadway Street, Russian Hill
A sweaty mix of Pilates, plyometric cardio and traditional weight work, Burn SF is one of the city's toughest and most fun fitness studios. (other locations in Nob Hill and Cole Valley)
236 King Street, SoMa
Barry’s signature cardio/strength duo is a 60 minute, half tread, half strength workout. Sweat like Bikram and burn like you never knew you could in a nightclub-lit setting to today’s best jams. As far as instructors go, it's impossible to pick a favorite.
Where To Lunch
Out the Door
2232 Bush Street, Fillmore
Charles Phan's veg-friendly but not total veg spot for Vietnamese serves local bay area Hodo Soy Beanery tofu and is just off Fillmore, Pac Heights' shopping thoroughfare.
2211 Mission Street, Mission
The only eatery we know of to score vegan mole and cashew cream queso, the affordably priced Gracias Madre is a can't-miss on any vegan SF itinerary. Completely different from the LA location in vibe and menu options - the SF location is a bit crunchier and relaxed.
Where To Juice
790 Valencia Street, Mission
50 Post Street level 2, FiDi
1355 Market Street, downtown
2259 Polk Street, Russian Hill
Our favorite juice shop(s) in town, Project Juice has everything you could want out of a neighborhood juicery: all produce is organic, there are a variety of green options as well as protein smoothies, pre/post-workout juices and new mineral shots.
1994 Union Street, Cow Hollow
353 Pine Street, FiDi
142 2nd Street, SoMa
432 Octavia Street, Hayes Valley
SF's original juice shop - Juice Shop got its start in a closet-sized alcove on busy Union St. It's since spread throughout SF and is begun opening outposts in New York. Faves include Liver-aid and Pineapple Pear Chia.
Where to Yoga
24 Shotwell Street, Mission
1500 16th Street, Potrero Hill
519 Hayes Street, Hayes Valley
97 Collingswood Street, Castro
1234 Valencia Street, Mission
182 6th Avenue, Presidio
Many of SF's in-demand instructors call Yoga Tree home, and yoga's biggies make a stop at Yoga Tree when they're in town. Try Pete Guinosso's uplifting, spirited and challenging Vinyasa at San Francisco's premier yoga studio.
The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street, Cow Hollow
Nicole Cronin's wonderful, cozy Cow Hollow studio is home to a crew of excellent teachers. The best part about The Pad is Nicole's dj-accompanied, fast-paced Wednesday night class.
Where to Dine
370 14th Street, Mission
Vegan izakaya and handmade udon in the heart of the mission. Try the yuba salad, garlic edamame, any of the specialty rolls and a tipple from the organic sake list.
3127 Fillmore Street, Cow Hollow
Dominique Crenn serves a five course tasting menu for $95 or a Chef's Grand Tasting menu for $180, and both can be offered to suit vegans.
Where to Sip
3010 20th Street, Mission
Without the booze (or maybe with on weekend mornings) the cocktails from SF's current cocktail hotspot would make for a healthy breakfast juice.
SRO at Oddjob
1337 Mission Street, Mission
This saloon-style bar within a bar serves the city's best artisan cocktails based not on a menu but on your preferred spirit and flavor profile. Tipples often include splashes of good for you elixirs, juices and tinctures.