When I was first considering going vegan, one thing that really held me back was the fear of being restricted and feeling left out. I worried that I wouldn't be able to eat out, that I'd be stuck with the same three dishes day in and day out, that my food would be boring. How wrong I was! I'm writing this What I Eat In A Day series to show you how much beautiful variety and flavor this lifestyle truly provides, and how easy it is to maintain.
Hi and welcome to this edition of What I Eat In a Day! I was in San Francisco the weekend before Burning Man this year and had a lovely, casual, super relaxed time wandering the city. I didn't get around to taking a lot of pictures of the scenery because I just couldn't be bothered, but I did want to document a lil food diary because, going off the intro paragraph, traveling as a vegan can be very intimidating and I just want to show how available options really are. So! Here's what I ate in a day as a vegan in San Fransisco :]
I woke up craving a bagel (btw I live for bagels) so I popped into Posh Bakery in the Castro for a simple everything bagel with hummus and cucumber. V satisfying and v delicious, let me tell you.
Posh Bakery // 495 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
For lunch I wanted to find a vegan/vegetarian specific restaurant just because I like supporting local veg friendly locations when I'm in new places. I walked around for forever before walking into Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Cuisine where I picked out two rolls and an appetizer (I was starving, ok?).
Vegan roll, Summer Green roll, Moon Garden (steamed tofu custard), the Summer Green roll (topped with sea veg omg), and the Vegan roll. All amazing, though I don't think I would get the Moon Garden again. Not because it was bad, it just didn't thrill me particularly.
Cha-Ya Restaurant // 762 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
For dinner I went over to Oakland to meet with some old friends who recently relocated from the East Coast. They took me to their favorite Ethiopian restaurant because it's so vegan friendly/everyone can share easily. We got the Chef's Vegan Combo, which was all of this veg with their yummy spongey bread. B O M B.
Cafe Romanat // 462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
So there you have it! This is what a vegan eats in a day traveling in San Francisco :]
Do you have any favorite go-to vegan spots in SF?