The Vegan Roadie Episode 9: San Francisco, CA

San Francisco has been a sanctuary for plant-based eaters since the 1970s, and continues to build a thriving and diverse vegetarian and vegan restaurant scene. Here’s where The Vegan Roadie visited while in the neighborhood.

3Potato4 serves up customizable baked potato fries with vegan sauces and toppings. Choose from a variety of potatoes, such as russet, sweet potato, and a purple potato medley to use as a base, and go crazy with sauces, flavored salts and sugars, and other toppings. Soups and chilis are also available if you’re looking to make a meal of it.

Next up, organic vegan Mexican fare featuring produce from a Bay Area biodynamic farm. Welcome to Gracias Madre. We’ve had the pleasure of eating there ourselves, and recommend the cauliflower cashew cheese tacos (happy hour special!) as well as the empanada (homemade pastry filled with plantains and sautéed onions, served on a bed of spicy mole sauce, with cashew crema.). I’ll also second Dustin’s recommendation of the posole.

Mushroom mole and cauliflower "cheese" tacos at Gracias Madre. La hora feliz indeed!

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Mushroom mole and cauliflower “cheese” tacos at Gracias Madre. La hora feliz indeed!

Gracias Madre's plantain and sautéed onion empanada, served over mole with a cashew crema

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Gracias Madre’s plantain and sautéed onion empanada, served over mole with a cashew crema

Millennium has offered San Francisco a vegan fine dining experience for 20 years. Formerly located within the Hotel California in San Francisco, chef Eric Tucker migrated across the Bay in 2015 to Oakland and continues serving up delicious fare, earning them a spot on the 2016 Michelin Bib Gourmand list.

And, for that insatiable sweet tooth, Berkeley’s Cinnaholic provides vegan cinnamon rolls, with 30+ available flavors of frosting and toppings to customize your treat. Not near the Bay Area? Cinnaholic also has locations in Southlake, TX and Atlanta, GA.

That concludes Season 1 of The Vegan Roadie! Watch Episode 9 below, and visit The Vegan Roadie website to see what else is on Dustin’s menu.