Friday, November 26, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO: GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN DINING AT GREENS


If you come early in the morning, just as they open for Sunday brunch, as we did, the setting of Green's is truly magical. I had been here once before, maybe fifteen years ago, but I think it was evening, but at any rate I'm sure I wasn't as aware of the beautiful location as I was this time.

Greens is a local tradition for vegetarians. Although the restaurant is not mainly gluten-free, there are certainly options for gluten-free vegans or gluten-free vegetarians.

The vegetarian Yukon Gold Potato Griddle Cakes with manchego and chives. They are served with eggs over easy, romesco, salsa verde, nicoise olives and mache.

The gluten-free vegetarian squash soup with creme fraiche was delcious. The gluten-free vegetarian Pinnacles Scramble was filling and flavorful, with its scrambled eggs, yellow finn potatoes, poblano and chipotle chilies,scallions, cheddar and cilantro. It is served on corn tortillas with Rancho Gordo chili, crème fraiche,tomatillo and pumpkin seed cilantro salsas.

For dessert, we headed to the Fort Mason Farmers Market, where fruits and vegetables of incredible beauty and perfection were everywhere!


2 comments:

nicola @ gfreemom.com said...

I love Greens! I'd completely forgotten about until I read this post, for some reason. Thanks heaps for the reminder. Going to email you now about a gfree blog event that I'm hosting next month...

G.F.Veg said...

Glad I reminded you of this great spot. Yes, I had a lovely time, and the market steps away was part of the reason. And it was an incredibly beautiful Sunday in October....a perfect day with an old friend...what more could you ask for?