A m?lange of glowing press surrounds Source's vegan and vegetarian menu, which chefs craft with compassion for all life forms amid purified air and shimmering light shows. The eatery feeds the senses and uplifts down-on-their-luck rainbows with waterfall sounds and soothing ambient music. An enormous stone dragon's head draws attention to brick-oven-fired pizzas cloaked adventurously in house-made mozzarella, truffle oil, and guacamole. As cool waves of filtered air carry snippets of happy chatter, ionically filtered water serves as a building block for organic veggie burgers, raw salads, and sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Raw agave nectar leaps into beverages to kick sugar to the curb and allow patrons to enjoy natural sweetness without stealing beekeepers' thermoses. A tent over the outdoor patio admits sun on warm days and releases sated sighs to soar up into the sky.
Enjoy tasty eats that meet vegetarian standards at Ananda Fuara. None of the fare at Ananda Fuara is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Ananda Fuara is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Ananda Fuara doesn't take reservations. The dress code at Ananda Fuara is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Ananda Fuara. For the tastes of Ananda Fuara from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Menu items at Ananda Fuara tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. You can leave the credit cards at home when heading to Ananda Fuara — it's strictly cash-only. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ananda Fuara.
Maharani, named for the Sanskrit word for "empress," brings authentic Indian cuisine to San Francisco with a menu of savory selections from the subcontinent. Begin your Bollywood banquet with a side of garlic naan ($2.50), a traditional Indian bread, topped with garlic and cilantro to get palates prepared for Maharani's most popular dish—chicken tikka masala ($14.75), which is first covered in a fire-safe blanket of spices and then fire-roasted. Spare poultry and spear sheep with the seekh kebab ($13.95), featuring skewered minced lamb bedecked in herbs and spices, or avoid carnivorous desires altogether with the saag paneer ($8.95), offering spinach cooked in a blend of herbs and spices that pleases the biceps of sailor men everywhere. Maharani diners can wash down their dinners with a selection of wine and beer as thirst quenching as the world's largest democracy.
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A Slice of History: In 2007, the New York Times summed up Greens and its accomplishments, saying it was "the restaurant that brought vegetarian food out from sprout-infested health food stores and established it as a cuisine in America."
Who's Cooking: Executive Chef Annie Somerville, an icon in vegetarian cooking. She arrived at Greens in 1981, and to this day, works closely with local purveyors to keep the restaurant's pantries stocked.
Green Gulch Farm: Located in Marin County, this residential Zen community was established along with Greens in 1979. It supplies the restaurant with seasonal produce year-round.
When to Go: Time your visit around dusk—that way, when you get those seats by the window, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge and the sun setting through its arches. Boom, double points.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Pick up chef Somerville's award-winning cookbook Field of Greens, a collection of nearly 300 recipes that include everything from Greens' famous pizzas to its addictive breads.
Nobody ever opens a can at Café Gratitude. Here, chefs craft every single dish using only fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. Huge believers in environmental sustainability and cruelty-free lifestyles, they cook with 100% organic ingredients—taken either from their own garden or from local farms—to create a menu of gourmet vegan dishes designed to taste great and make you feel even better. “What Café Gratitude serves is clean and good,” states Los Angeles Times food critic Jessica Gelt, “It feels healthful.”
Here, you won't find a wine rack buckling under the weight of hundreds of bottles. What you will find is a small, focused selection that's adventurous in scope. Rather than stocking just local wines, the staff seeks out truly unique offerings from around the world, from Cahors, France, to Stellenbosch, South Africa. This curated list not only presents a wide swath of international flavors, but also, according to Examiner, “offers options in terms of texture and taste.”
All restaurants have a particular trait they’re known for—some are ritzy, some are relaxed, and some are just plain loud. It isn’t hard to discover what Café Gratitude’s signature quality is. In fact, it’s right there in the name. The earth-minded eatery not only focuses on preparing healthy vegan cuisine, but also on cultivating a spirit of gratefulness and positivity. To achieve this, the restaurant adheres to a practice called sacred commerce, which is rooted in the belief that businesses should infect the community with positive feelings and a desire to make meaningful changes. This ideology is perhaps most evident in Café Gratitude’s service. In addition to taking food and drink orders, the warm and friendly staff always ask guests the Question of the Day—such as “What do you have an abundance of?”—to set the stage for meaningful table conversations and opportunities for personal reflection.