Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pigeon takes flight - San Francisco, CA Pt. 2

Z. Cioccolato - Russian Hill, SF

After my seafood blow-out at Sotto Mare,  I wandered up the street and the most HEAVENLY sweet smell began to waft my way. It was coming from a fudge and sweet shop called Z. Cioccolato. The large Tuscan-looking candy store stocked every flavour Salt Water Taffy, some house made ice cream and the most decadent layered fudge flavours I'd ever seen. The jolly guy behind the counter spoiled me with free samples, so much that I was too sickened to buy any. The Peanut Butter Pie Fudge was the king among deluxe fudges - A strata of Oreo cookie pie crust, with peanut butter and chocolate fudge, sticky caramel, and fluffy marshmallow (!!)
Peanut Butter Pie Fudge
 Just when I thought customer service could not impress me any more, the clerk scooped me a bag of hot caramel popcorn, gratis! Unbelievably good. Impossible to stop eating!

Free caramel popcorn
Z. Cioccolato
474 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 395-9116

The Plant Cafe Organic - Marina, SF

To balance out all the fudge feeding, the following day I made a beeline for The Plant Cafe Organic in Marina. The Plant are the heart and home of organic, sustainable and free range food. The menu is heavily skewed in the way of vegetarians and so healthy and delicious. There are a few around town but this one at Marina/Fort Mason is the best. Its more relaxed than the other branch in the hectic Financial District, and the food is just that little bit more carefully prepared. I lunched on their signature PLANT veggie burger, $10.25 and asked for it bun-less. The veggie pattie was moist and flavoursome, made from lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews & bulgur wheat. Served with a side salad and house-made pickles, tomato, grilled onions, lettuce and vegan aioli.

PLANT burger, house made pickles, onions, relish and salad, without bun, $10.25

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