Saturday, October 11, 2008

VeganMoFo: California Food Journal

Day 1: San Francisco
Since I am in California for the week, the only way I'm going to keep up with MoFo is to post my daily eats...

Started off the day at Herbivore on Divisadero for breakfast. I had the southwestern scramble hich included tofu scrable, black beans, potatoes, and cornbread. The scramble was good but the cornbread was pretty dry.

Lunch was at Weird Fish on Mission Street. I couldn't pass up the chance to try seitan "fish" and chips with vegan tartar sauce. Tasty!
After lunch we walked up to Rainbow Grocery where I nabbed a Sugar Beat Sweets peppermint patty cupcake. I devoured it before we even left the store.
And consequently for dinner we met up with the owner/baker of SBS and blogger Melisser and her partner Ryan. We attempted to try out Delfino's new location on Fillmore, but a 1+ hour waitlist drove us to get in a cab and have Ethiopian food at Club Waziama instead. The injera might still be expanding in my stomach. And I decided not to subject you to low lighting pictures (which I'm warning you I might do tomorrow).

19 comments:

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I love Herbivore! I always end up having brunch there whenever I'm in San Francisco. I'll have to try Weird Fish and Sugar Beat Sweets the next time I'm there.

VeggieGirl said...

Sensational food + dinner with Melisser = FANTASTIC!!!

Continue having fun, Amanda!! :0)

Vegyogini said...

I absolutely love Ethiopian food! Hooray for California eating!

Animal-Friendly said...

California sounds like so much fun! That peppermint patty cupcake looks soooo good.

...barbara... said...

sweetness....
sounds amazing so far....
hope you are having a blast....

shellyfish said...

Boo for dry corn bread, but yeah for vegan fish & chips! How fun to hook up with Melisser, too! And bring on the badly-lit photos, we don't care!

Jes said...

I may have to fly out to Cali to try that fish n chips...

the little one said...

Welcome back to Cali! Have a great time in San Fran for the week.

tofufreak said...

sounds like so much fun! can't wait to see what all you will get this week! :D

seitanismymotor said...

Looks like it's going to be a yummy week. have a great time!

Chrissy said...

Daily eats are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Carrie™ said...

Seitan fish & chips? How do they do that? I can make seitan that simulates beef, chicken, the usual, but light flaky fish - I'm intrigued. But the hightlight is that cupcake. I would have devoured it on the spot as well!

allularpunk said...

i want seitan fish and chips. now!

Vegan Bulimic said...

holy crap... that seitan fish looks amazing! my brother just moved out to San Francisco...I'll be checking this place out when I visit him next spring. Thanks love!

textual bulldog said...

I love Weird Fish... when it's possible to get a table, that is! And Melisser's cupper looks divine.

Kristen4peace said...

Looks like you're having a blast in Cali! The vegan "fish" & chips looked way good! : )

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Herbivore, blech! hahaha.
I'm glad you enjoyed the cupcake & of course it was nice having dinner with you & John!

Vegan Girl said...

I'm glad you got to eat at Weird Fish, it's really good! Too bad we didn't get together. Next time.

vegannifer said...

I always had good luck when eating at Herbivore (I've only eaten at the one in the Mission, though), but I've heard from other people that they had hit or miss experiences there. Sorry your corn bread was dry! Otherwise, the dish looks delicious as does your "fish" and your cupcake! Yum!