MoFo Day 10: San Francisco

We’re back home from a weekend roadtrip and a 9-hour drive today, so I’m doing a little flashback to my summer vacation today. After Vida Vegan Con, I met up with my sister-in-law for a quick trip to San Francisco. We were only there one full day and two nights, but managed to eat really, really well!

After getting off the plane and finding our rental, we decided on takeout from Indian Oven, which my brother-in-law recommended. We were lucky enough to be able to see the restaurant from our apartment, so we placed an order for takeout. I was a little nervous because the person placing our order said “Uh, sure, okay.” when we asked if the samosas were vegan, and if we could make sure the rest of our order was as well. I did double check and ask if there was ghee, yogurt, or any sort of cream or dairy.

When we picked it up, the receipt said “ALL VEGAN” in caps, so I felt much better.
Indian Oven Receipt

The food was so amazingly flavorful. In addition to the samosas, we ordered Aloo Gobi, Chana Masala, and Pilau Rice. The rice had bay leaves, whole cinnamon sticks, and cloves, and there were big slivers of ginger and cilantro garnishing the Chana Masala. The Aloo Gobi was rich without being oily, with perfectly cooked crisp-tender cauliflower and tender, but not mushy potatoes.

Indian Oven Plate 2

The next day, after grabbing a blueberry doughnut out of the 10 or so vegan varieties at Whole Foods and kicking myself for not buying a dozen, we walked around the city a bit, headed through Golden Gate Park, then to lunch at Loving Hut in Sunset.

We shared some vegetable potstickers.

It was chilly, so I ordered a big bowl of noodle soup, which had tofu and several kinds of TVP. It definitely hit the spot!

My SIL ordered pan-fried tofu with mixed peppers and onions, which was simple, but really tasty. Another restaurant dish I’d love to recreate at home!

We also shared a meal at Millenium, but that deserves its own post. I’ll see you tomorrow when I’m back to my regularly scheduled programming with a pantry challenge recipe!

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6 Responses to “MoFo Day 10: San Francisco”
  1. Jojo says:

    Wow, I REALLY REALLY need to get to the East Coast, San Francisco’s been near the top of my list for years!

  2. celyn says:

    That plate of Indian food looks most delicious!

  3. Is it bad that I want to plan a vacation strictly for the food? Cause I totally want to go to San Francisco for that reason. Everything else is just an added bonus.

  4. boychucker says:

    I only go to san francisco to eat, but I have a few friends out that way so it’s a good cover. I am going to have to make my way to vegas for donuts though.

  5. Mo says:

    Oh. my. goodness.

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