Review: Rainbow Grocery!  »

Rainbow Grocery is an all vegetarian grocery store complete with many vegan baked goods (including Sugar Beat Sweets! Ow!), a delicious bulk foods section and a bath and body section that you’ll never want to leave. I mean, never. It’s so great in there. I plan to conceive, birth and raise my child* inside its delightful womb. I’ll be the 2.0 version of Natalie Portman in that movie where she gave birth in a Wal-Mart. I plan to consummate my relationship with the vegan potato salad, give birth to a vegan donut and then raise it with the help of the kind hippie staff and several heads of organic lettuce. I like to call it, Living the Dream. This is why people come to America, folks. Or at least why they come to San Francisco. Actually, that second part is kinda true. Not the fucking a potato salad and giving birth to a donut part but about the coming to SF to live near a place where you can get nine types of non-dairy ice cream, biodynamic** brussels sprouts and vegan dog food for reasonable prices (higher than Safeway but less than Whole Foods. Not bad).

One especially cool thing to keep in mind is that they publish coupons in the back of the AT&T Yellow Pages that allows you 15 percent off on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 6 months out of the year. It’s so odd to find these coupons in your yellow pages where there are normally just adds for chiropractors and plumbers but hey, I ain’t complaining! UPDATE: Not anymore! Senior citizens (60+, it pays be old!) and SF Bike Coalition members get 10 percent off every day.

*That I’m never going to have. Bring a child onto this planet? I’m no fool! Our world is FUCKED and you’re irresponsible, stupid and vain if you plan on having one. Or you know, do what you want. I’m not one to judge.
**A method of organic farming that uses an astronomical sowing and planting calendar. basically it means that the produce is grown in accordance with the cycles of the moon (?!) in fields that are plowed by fairly paid farm workers (?!) who are tucked in every night with a hug from santa claus (!!). I thought it was a bunch of bullshit the first time I heard about it but it turns out it’s a real thing that just sounds insane. SO INSANE THAT IT WORKS. I GUESS.

[photo by Friend of Vegansaurus Amit Gupta!]

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