World’s First Vegan Pork Debuts at LA and Bay Area Restaurants for Earth Day
The long-anticipated vegan pork product OmniPork is scheduled to debut in several California restaurants on Earth Day (April 22). The plant-based, complete protein is the world’s first vegan pork alternative. Originally launched in Asia, and more recently Australia and the UK, OmniPork’s US rollout will begin with a few select restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu. The goal is to expand nationwide by summer 2021.
Chef Reina Montenegro Opens Vegan Brick-and-Mortar in San Francisco Bay Area
The undisputed queen of Filipino comfort food, Chef Reina Montenegro, is set to open a new brick-and-mortar under her namesake in the Bay Area on April 8!
Souley Vegan Opens Second San Francisco Location Today
The critically acclaimed vegan Creole restaurant, Souley Vegan, is expanding yet again with a second location in San Francisco!
Vegan Mob Expands to San Francisco and San Jose
Much to the excitement of those living in the Bay Area, the popular Oakland vegan soul food restaurant Vegan Mob is expanding to two new locations. A brick-and-mortar in San Jose will be located at 949 Ruff Drive and is expected to start taking pickup and delivery orders by the second week of March. The San Francisco location will be a permanent home for the Vegan Mob food truck at the intersection of Valencia and 18th. You can catch the truck Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am-9pm starting March 20th.
Black-Owned Vegan Business Spotlight: Vegan Mob
Vegan Mob began with owner and founder Toriano Gordon giving out free vegan gumbo on a street corner in early 2019. Less than seven months of pop-ups and farmers markets later, the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened its doors in Oakland and has been cranking out next-level vegan BBQ and soul food ever since. How did Gordon manage to build this small dream into a profitable restaurant in less than a year? You’re not the only one who wants to know. Gordon credits his success to making quick decisions and never giving up.
Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in San Francisco
Here’s our list of Black-owned vegan restaurants to support in the San Francisco Bay Area. Note that this guide highlights only a small handful of businesses and that ordering meals from Black-owned restaurants is just one of the numerous ways to show sustainable support in the fight for racial equality.
Where to Pick up Vegan Brunch in the San Francisco Bay Area
Create an at-home brunch experience personally customized to include your favorite items. Block off a couple of hours this upcoming Saturday, and use this guide to design your own five-star brunch no matter where you live in the Bay Area.
5 Standout Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area
While it is not as easy currently to spend hours sitting at a bustling cafe watching the crowds go by as you tear into a freshly baked good, you can still create that cafe experience in the comfort of your own home with the help of the vegan treats created by the five bakers listed here! From traditional Indonesian desserts to fluffy vegan milk bread, check out what these bakers are producing that will instantly transform your home into a 5-star cafe.
San Francisco’s Popular Nick’s on Grand Permanently Closes
Chef Reina, a woman-owned online storefront, opens in San Francisco as the reincarnation of the now permanently closed Filipinx restaurant Nick’s on Grand. Nick’s—a formerly full-service establishment—reopens as Chef Reina’s, a 100% plant-based business with in-house delivery drivers and future weekly pickup times to be announced. You’ll find care packages, entrées from the original menu, and pre-packaged vegan Filipino “meats” on the menu.
6 Must-Try Vegan Noodle Dishes in the San Francisco Bay Area
On a blazing summer day or biting cold winter evening, to slurp with chopsticks or shovel in with a fork, versatility is what makes noodles magnificent. All around the Bay Area, you can find noodles of different shapes and sizes, dressed up in a nearly infinite amount of ways. From served in a bowl surrounded by a hot broth to sold by the pound for you to take home and create your own masterpiece, here are six vegan noodle dishes that are some of the best in the Bay Area.
Matthew Kenney to Launch Vegan Sushi Pop-Up in San Francisco This August
Matthew Kenney Cuisine will soon launch a Japanese Sushi pop-up called Woodblock, which will operate out of BAIA. Woodblock is a collaboration between celebrity chef Matthew Kenney and Kyle and Tracy Vogt, that is set to open on August 1.
Matthew Kenney to Open Plant-Based Italian Restaurant in San Francisco
Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney will be opening his first San Francisco Bay Area restaurant in a few weeks.
San Francisco’s Smitten Ice Cream Launches N’Ice Cream
Silicon Valley ice cream startup Perfect Day has partnered with Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco to launch dairy-identical vegan “N’Ice Cream” in four flavors—Brown Sugar Chocolate, Fresh Strawberry, Coconut Pecan, and Root Beer Float.
5 San Francisco Restaurants Selling Pantry Essentials
As San Francisco’s residents adjust their lifestyles to limit leaving their homes and consolidate trips for essential needs, some of the community’s favorite food spots have added groceries, pantry staples, and even toilet paper to their menus. Call it this year’s greatest two-for-one where we can grab items to restock our homes in addition to purchasing fresh loaves of bread, vegan ice cream, or bottles of wine. Here are five vegan-friendly local businesses offering essentials for delivery or pickup.
10 Spots to Pick up Vegan Dessert in San Francisco
Have a sweet tooth as you are sheltering in place? Tired of baking? Want to continue to support your favorite local businesses? Here are 10 great vegan dessert spots for takeout in San Francisco.