Anyone tried the vegan sushirito yet!? »
It’s a sushi burrito and San Francisco is going apeshit for it. Sushirito (yes, that’s the name) is only open during lunch and the line is HELLA long so none of our SOMA working affiliates have indulged. YET. There’s only one vegan options but it sounds to be the bomb: it’s called the Buddha Boy and it’s a tofu cutlet, miso eggplant, shiitake mushroom, Japanese gourd, avocado, shaved cabbage, daikon radish, green onion, and crumbled rice crisps. It’s all wrapped up in a large sheet of nori and you go crazy on it like you’re Anne Heche and it’s a big bottle of crazy. Did that make sense? I’m so very hungry.
Anyone tried it yet? Thoughts?
Here is a crappy photo from Yelp. I am so hungry on this cleanse that I will now spend the rest of the day slowly petting my screen.
Gimme gimme gimme Onigilly’s onigiri! »
Oh my goodness gracious you guys, am I dreaming? Possibly, possibly I am dreaming. Just look at this photo from SFoodie and tell me it doesn’t look like a meal heaven would serve (if there were a heaven, etc. etc.)
[photo by John Birdsall for SFoodie]
Do you know onigiri? It is only the most delicious and perfect savory snack in the entire world, is what it is. I learned of it lo these many years ago, on a trip to Japan to visit a beloved friend of mine. On a courtesy break during a bus ride from Matsumoto to Tokyo, she bought snacks, and when she got back on the bus she handed me a sort of three-dimensional triangle of rice, the middle wrapped in nori, covered in plastic. I unwrapped it, bit into it, and Oh, oh! It was amazing. But when I got to the middle, that’s when I fell in love with onigiri forever: hiding in the center of that perfectly shaped triangle was an umeboshi. A whole one, its little pit intact. The flavor! The tangy rice, the roasted nori, the sharp salty umeboshi—and the textures! And the size of the onigiri, just right to hold in your hand, the rice shaped and packed and wrapped to prevent spilling! I swear, with enough fillings—no, let’s be honest—with enough umeboshi I could live on onigiri forever.
The glad tidings SFoodie brings us today, of a new food cart in Justin Herman Plaza called Onigilly, about blew my mind. And that two of the three onigiri fillings are vegan? O glorious day! Even better: Onigilly specifies which of their daily dishes are vegan! Seriously, I am dead. Dead of anticipatory happiness.
Tasty vegan recipes from non-vegan blogs! Holla! »
Apparently “The American People” (shittiest expression ever) aren’t eating produce anymore. WELL WHY??? Vegansaurus to the rescue! The recipes below leave you no excuse for not getting your 5-Alive. Do it up, fatties!
Bay Area Bites wants us to make apple butter (DO IT!), and The Paupered Chef has some Mexican food snacks that aren’t deep-fried (don’t hold it against them!). You could easily veganize this Avocado Milkshake over at The Kitchn by subbing coconut creamer (yum!) for condensed milk. Have you ever had an avocado milkshake? It’s like a party in your mouth meets a party in your pants and everyone wants to do it with each other. GNARLY MAGIC. Seriously, make one! Or, if you’re too lazy, buy one! And if you’re into doing it in the raw (NO COMMENT), check out Blisstree's Sun-Dried Tomato and Sunflower Seed Burgers. I’m only 1/4 hippie, and those look damn good to me!
Finally, because you’re all a bunch of fucking lushes, you should probably check out The Acadian from Beretta. SFist has the recipe and it’s so easy to just replace the honey with agave and have a par-tay. Haven’t tried absinthe? Well, you’re in for a hallucinogenic treat! Also, get some vegan pizza while you’re there—it’s the shiz!
Also, if you’re eating downtown in the FiDi, our Megan Allison says that the Siam salad (sub avocado for cucumber DO IT UP, FATTY) at Mixt Greens is the only food that does anything for her anymore. She ain’t mad atchu, lemongrass vinaigrette. Also funny that at salad place Mixt Greens, that’s the only salad that’s vegan by default. AMERICA!
[photo by Nick Kindlesperger of The Paupered Chef!]
Pepples Donuts are now open in the Ferry Building! They’re inside and all the way down at the end (um, the end that’s closest to the bay bridge). They have a small selection of cake and raised donuts and WOO! VEGAN DONUTS IN THE FERRY BUILDING WHAT WHAT!
I don’t know about you all but I’m about to set up shop until a donut asks me to date him and then we’ll get married and have half-human/half-donut babies and I’ll eat my young because that always made sense to me. DONUT BABIES WHAT WHAT!
YOU GUYS. I had lunch at The Plant Cafe at the Embarcadero today and per usual, it was the mickey fickey bomb. But that’s not the weird part. THE WEIRD PART IS THIS: I get home and look what Fancy Nancy sent me! A motherflipping recipe for THE PLANT BURGER.
If you’ve never experienced the magic of The Plant Burger, you are a sad soul. Make this tonight because I will also be making it and we can be internet besties OMG YES. Also, seriously, this is the best thing in the universe and even my meat-eating dad who would kill a piglet with his bare teeth just to watch him die (hi dad!) loves this thing. For serious DO IT.
[photo from Morgan’s Menu]
No, I didn’t trap Slimer and put him in a cup (asshole!), that’s the vegan Avocado Milkshake from Frog Hollow Cafe in the Ferry Building. It’s THE BOMB; it’s rich, creamy, sweet perfection in a cup. Filling and oh-so-delicious, you’re a damn fool not to pick one up for lunch and sit on the bay and watch seagulls shit on tourists OMG FUN.
In addition to the milkshake, they have a rotating menu of salads, sandwiches, and stir-frys, all of which are vegan or can be made vegan. Also, a tall-ass birdie told me that they are thinking about adding some vegan pastries to the mix too. MAKE IT SO, FROG HOLLOW.
If you’re stuck working for a living (sucka!), you might as well get some kicks while you can. I mean, we’ll all be in the ground soon, ya know? Cheers!
The Plant Cafe has happy hour at their new location in Pier 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. (don’t quote me on these hours because i have a hella bad memory…just use them as a loose guideline. A jumping-off point, if you will) during which time you can procure three slider (!!!) versions of their (FAMOUS AND DELICIOUS AND FILLED WITH BEETS AND LENTILS AND MUSHROOMS AND CASHEWS AND BULGUR WHEAT AND IT SOUNDS ALL HEALTHY AND UNAPPETIZING BUT YOU’RE WRONG IT IS AMAZING) Plant Burger to enjoy for $10. Get this along with some local microbrew and vegan patatas bravas and your shit is MADE, you fancy bitch. Now GO, it’s almost 4 and (I think it might be) that’s when it starts!
Also, make sure to ask that the burgers be on vegan buns! Good lord, a vegan’s work is never done.