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Vegan in San Francisco: How to Spend the Day

San Francisco, City, Ocean

The Financial District of San Francisco as seen from the sea

You’re a vegan in San Francisco, so essentially, you’re a vegan in heaven.  As a matter of fact, my vegan friends, San Francisco is California’s mecca of vegan food— where your dreams really can come true. If you have twenty-four hours to spend in this magical city, this is how you should spend your time.  Get ready for the most epic vegan feast of your life!

First of all, there are an ever-growing number of vegan restaurants, food trucks, and pop-ups in San Francisco.  Your hardest decisions will be which one you should go to within the amount of time that you’re there, so these are nearly a few of the dozens of options.  And, above all, you’re going to want to visit San Francisco’s top sights while you’re out scouting delectable, good eats.

To begin your day, have brunch in the marina at Greens.  They are a vegetarian (extremely vegan friendly) restaurant right by the marina and get this— it has the Golden Gate Bridge right in front of it.  I mean, literally right in front of it.  It is arguably one of the best views in the city and one of the nicest locations to eat, ever.  Take your time at this place.  After all, it is really an unforgettable life experience that deserves time to be fully appreciated.  Don’t rush this one.

What better way to continue the day than by taking a stroll over to the Golden Gate Bridge.  Now, I’m warning you, it will be windy.  Don’t loose your hat.  Or your sunglasses.

After that, if your feet can bear it, visit Golden Gate Park next to the Golden Gate Bridge.  In brief, it’s a nice place to relax, unwind, and have a break.

By this time you are probably ready for dinner and drinks.  Now, may I present you with the most out-of-this-world vegan sushi that you will ever have?  I kid you not.  Even the biggest meat lover could fall in love with this place.  This magical place is Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar, and now that I’ve told you about it your life will never be the same.  With sushi rolls like the Proud Peackock which include: cucumber, avocado, shiitake, eggplant, tofu, pickled mango, roasted peppers, and seaweed pearls.  In addition to that, there’s the Plot Twist, which consists of a tempura fried roll with sweet potato, smoked bean curd, mango, tomato, onion, yuzu, shiso, and jalapeño.  Trust me, (and the yelp reviews), it’s all delicious.

It’s safe to say that you could spend plenty of days exploring San Francisco’s delicacies, but if you’ve only got a few hours to kill in this great city, these places are worth your time.

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