Serious Eats: Talk
Vegetarian NYCers in San Francisco/Napa in June
My husband and I are going to Napa and San Francisco for a week in late May/early June and plan to be completely gluttonous while we're out there. I have a huge list and I've narrowed it down, but I still need some help. Both of us are vegetarian so anywhere we eat needs to have at least a few options for us. No Indian, Thai, or Chinese food.
Most important thing is that we're looking for places that are unique and different from what we can find in NYC. Farm to table dining is great, but if the dishes aren't inspired (I can't tell you how many mushroom/asparagus dishes I've seen on menus), I don't really care how fresh the produce is.
Anywway, here's the list. What do you think? What should I change? I'm hoping you can fill in the blanks and suggest alternatives for the ones I'm not sure on (or tell me I'm right!).
- Oxbow Market (for a picnic lunch)
- Bouchon Bakery (lunch after biking to Yountville from Napa)
- Ubuntu (dinner)
- Oenotri (dinner) - not sure, I'm open to changing it to somewhere else in Napa, Yountville, or St Helena
- La Farine
- Blue Bottle
- Chez Panisse Cafe (lunch)
- Plum (dinner)
Dinner - four nights
- Flour and Water
- Commonwealth followed by snacks/drinks at Beretta - not totally sure on this, open to changing it
- Progressive dinner at Orson (dessert + drinks), Sons and Daughters (one course), and Canteen (two courses) - really not sure on this one, considering changing it to Millenium or elsewhere
Lunch - four days
- Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (Saturday)
- Burma Superstar
- Tacos in the Mission - I saw the roundup last month but it wasn't really helpful for vegetarians. We're considering El Farolito or Papalote and following it up with ice cream from Humphrey Slocombe (and preceded by a tour of the Anchor brewery)
- Greens or The Slanted Door - not sure which one, also open to scrapping it entirely for something better