Did you know that I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost two years before finally trying the most famous vegan restaurant in the area?
Before moving here, I had read about the restaurant and put it high on my to-do list as it has AMAZING reviews and has been frequented by a slew of vegan celebrities, including my fav, Ms. Alicia Silverstone.
I decided that our anniversary was the perfect time to try out the restaurant. My only disappointment with our dining experience was not having been there before. I think this was easily one of the best meals I have ever had. It was so good! This place is a little pricey and we’ll only go for super special occasions, but it is well worth the price when you want to splurge on a memorable evening out.
**Full disclosure… my pictures are horrible. I didn’t think to bring my proper camera and took everything in low light with my phone :/ I will just have to go back at some point to dine again and take better pictures =)
We started off with the Kennebec Potato Steak Fries. We nixed the regular blueberry-juniper ketchup as a dipper (Terry is still on his restrictive diet) and the chef whipped up a tangy horseradish accompaniment.
We were both interested in the same main BBQ Tempeh Dish, but with Terry’s list of “no-eats”, the chef prepared him a similar dish with zucchini cakes.
My Tempeh plate
Terry’s zucchini cake dish
We were both too full for dessert… but could not resist taking some home for later!
Terry tried a fresh, seasonal blueberry tartelette
I opted for the Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Layer Cake
Aside from the food being incredibly delicious, I was super impressed with the service! I called ahead of time to ask if they would be able to accommodate Terry’s dietary restrictions and they had no problem with it and seemed eager for the challenge. From the moment we walked in the door, until we walked out with our desserts, we were treated exceptionally well. And the food… the food! I can’t even describe how insanely delicious everything was! The “fries” were a nice healthy alternative to the regular deep fried ones that most restaurants serve, but they managed to get the texture perfectly! And I loved how easy it was for them to whip up an alternate sauce for us to enjoy. The main dish was cooked and seasoned perfectly. It was truly mouthwatering… The desserts were especially enjoyable as they were sweet without being overloaded with sugar and melted in your mouth making our tastebuds sing.
It was the perfect way to celebrate another year together.
I highly recommend dining here if you are in the area.
You can check out their website here.