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.
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.
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 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!