Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gracias Madre - San Francisco

Nice Vegan restaurants are hard to find here in Sweden. San Francisco have been blessed with two of the best ones on the planet; Millenium and Gracias Madre.

I recently went to Gracias Madre and had an AWESOME Mole Enchilada along with a bunch of different dishes - all equally awesome.

The weather was great so we could sit outside which was a refreshing feeling compared to cold Sweden in March, but the inside of the restaurant is open with a large kitchen where you can see the chefs doing their magic.

Regardless if you're on a plant-based diet or not, this restaurant is worth checking out. It's located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

As I mentioned above, restaurants with a plant-based menu are hard to find in Sweden and when you do they aren't very good. We have a few here in Stockholm; Hermans which I like but it's quite expensive considering the buffet menu and the fact that they rarely add something new on the menu as far as I know. I have hosted parties at my house and catered food from Hermans which is always awesome.
Chutney is another one with some decent food, but the whole place breathes negativity and the staff always look like over-cooked stringbeans (term found in "Meat is for Pussies" by John Joseph). I obviously support animal rights and the struggle these organizations do, but as you walk into a restaurant you don't want a skinned baby-seal thrown in your face. It's not good for appetite, regardless how important the fight to stop the hunting is. There's nothing more uninspiring than judgmental people that has such a need to call themselves 'vegans' but has missed the point of keeping the PMA and aim for unlimited energy. The third one is a favorite and it's called Lao Wai, which is an asian restaurant downtown Stockholm. It's small so go for take-out.

I wish I could open a restaurant one day with a very diverse menu with everything from pizza and Seitan steaks to Raw food and salads. We'll see...

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