At Opera Plaza Dentistry, Dr. Sahar Tawfik tailors her cosmetic treatments to the desires of each patient. When discussing options for whitening or crowns, she doesn't hold up anatomically perfect dental models or pictures of Fabio's baby teeth. Rather, she lets each patient choose the level of correction they're comfortable with, a testament to her belief that that the best smile is "the one that you and your loved ones think is great."
Every day, San Francisco Soup Company’s chefs craft crunchy salads and approximately 12 soups from scratch, keeping an eye on sustainability and seasonality. Both salads and soups showcase organic and locally sourced ingredients such as produce from Durst Organic Farms and organic lettuce from Earthbound Farm, and soups cast tendrils of steam from biodegradable containers. San Francisco Soup Company’s commitment to conscious dining extends to the nutritional realms: each recipe comes with nutrition stats, and the menu even designates which soups are gluten-, meat- and dairy-free, and which soup spoons best shield noses from affectionate pinches.
Part corner market and part Mediterranean lunchery, Opa Café and Market bustles to the tune of funk music as waiters ferry platters of chicken shawarma and falafel anointed with tahini. The Jerusalem-born owner wrangles locally roasted espresso beans and Boar's Head deli meats to round out the menu's Mediterranean offerings
Since 1969, Real Food Company has been a San Francisco health resource. GT's Kombucha, a tea with superfood properties including probiotics, antioxidants, and an edible cape is one of Real Food's most popular items ($3.39). Enliven innards with a bottle of San Pellegrino, whose effervescence tickles impurities to death ($2.29 for 750 ML). A slice of imported, double-cream brie ($10.99 for pound) is a sure-fire way to wow holiday guests. Real Food's hormone-free meats come packed with delicious flavor and peace of mind—New York strip steaks are $13.99 per pound. Their selection of natural beauty products, including Avalon Organics hand and body lotions ($11.45), allows anyone to feel the loving embrace of Mother Nature directly against their epidermis. The store also sells their own brand of multi-vitamins ($5.29 for 30 tablets), including a variety of contagion combatants, and iron ore to give the skin a healthy, metallic sheen.
Backed by the culinary training of his brother Mohamad, Mike Ganim opened his eponymous Middle Eastern eatery in 1974. Today, Mike’s son Jesse mans the shop, where he now casts the same old world recipes in a slightly American light. Fragrant Middle Eastern spices continue to spike skewers of chicken and lamb kebabs, but now burgers, hot dogs and burritos also grace the menu. Customers can chow down on steak and chicken sandwiches, or enjoy single, double, and double-double burgers that deliver a fresh-grilled taste reminiscent of summer barbecues and triple-dog dares to kiss charcoal.