Soup is the ultimate meal for equal-opportunity foodies, because every slurp disseminates the blended flavors to each taste bud without prejudice. A selection of handmade bowl-fillers, sandwiches, breakfast treats, and salads won't leave diners wanting for variety. Signature soups (from $4.84) include non-dairy, gluten-free, spicy, low-fat, vegetarian, and low-carb choices. Mop up a piping-hot bowl of organic smoky split pea, tomato bisque, or Mexican chicken tortilla soup with a complimentary tear of sourdough bread to ease your stomach through mid-week working pains. Soups are served in three sizes from 12 oz. up to 32 oz. Customize your own roughage at one of the new custom-tossed salad bars at the 221 Montgomery Street, UC Berkeley, 1950 University Avenue, San Francisco Shopping Centre, 315 California Street, or 580 California Street locations. Order your choice of organic greens (romaine, mixed, or spinach), and one of the top-notch tossers will twirl in a variety of toppings, meats, and dressings for a truly personalized bite. View a complete list of possible options here. Not one to discriminate against meals, San Francisco Soup Company also gets the day started with morning tastes from fresh fruit yogurt parfaits to organic steel-cut oatmeal.
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.