This place has alluded me in the past. It opened up. It closed down. It opened again…. I’d just I left San Francisco days before! It changed it’s name. Was bought by 2 new owners. I returned to SF. It was the first place I headed.
The menu took some deciphering. It’s not all vegan but has LOTS of plates to choose from. When it a dish has a fish type name..it isn’t a fake fish, it’s real. Be warned!
Brunch offers lots of scrambles, vegan sausage and chorizo. Dinner has soups, salads, taco’s. Deep fried and brutally good starters, and VEGAN fish & chips, curries, sand-witches and even vegan desserts. The Menu is the stuff of bedtime reading (or is that just me?!)
It took some time for my friend and I to choose. The waiter was super helpful (and patient!). My friend is a great dinner partner. A fellow foodie, and always happy to have us scavenge off each others plates. It makes deciding what to have a little easier!
The picture above is battered tofu. GLUTEN FREE and HELL-A good! The batter is worthy of some sort of Noteworthy and Delicous Vegan Batter Award. If no such award exists…. It needs to! I would wash their dishes for a week to get my mitts on the recipe! Did I mention the VEGAN tartare sauce? I nearly cried! Like, nice, Sunday afternoon movie type tears. Or ‘I’m eating heavenly creamy food/dip’ type tears. The chips were crispy, white potatoes and sweet potatoes. With just the right level of lip smacking deep fried oiliness!
Dante’s Weird Fish. It’s a cozy place.
The rice and beans were so tasty. Slices of olives gave for a really original flavour. The rice was as fluffy as a poodle in a parlour!
Coconut-curry & banana leaf (tofu-veggie) I opted to forgo the tofu and have ‘sock it to me’ amounts of veggies!
Cooked to perfection and seasoned by a condiment-God of some sort!
They also own St Francis Fountains on 24th Street. I went along, with camera. Ordered ‘The Vegan Thang’ (huge pile of potatoes, vegan cheese, guacamole) and a side of the vegan chilli. Camera was out of juice! Sorry, no photos!
Verdict – first..a tip. The small $6 bowl is probably enough for any human. Belly filling, comfort food. Delicious!