17 Vegetarian Restaurants That Even Meat Eaters Can Love

SF.Eater.com just published a wonderful guide to some of San Francisco’s best vegetarian restaurants. It includes an interactive map, making it easy to locate all of these places.

In San Francisco, according to the piece, nearly every classic dish from virtually any cuisine — including Thai, Chinese, Mexican and Southern soul food — has a vegetarian-friendly counterpart. And the options are so satisfying that you don’t have to be a staunch plant eater to have an amazing meal.

Here are five of our favorites on their list:

  • Indochine 508 Valencia Street Meat and dairy free Korean recipes
  • Shizen 370 14th Street – Modern zen vegan sushi bar and izakaya
  • Udupi Palace 1007 Valencia Street – South Indian cuisine all without meat
  • Gracias Madre 2211 Mission Street  – Vegan Mexican food
  • Thai Idea 710 Polk Street The only Thai vegetarian restaurant in the City
To see the entire list, along with photos, descriptions, and the interactive map, please click here.

The San Francisco Marathon Happens This Weekend

The 41st running of the San Francisco Marathon (Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, 5K and Ultramarathon) will fill San Francisco’s streets with over 27,500 runners on Sunday. Runners will enjoy waterfront miles along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Crissy Field; feel their heart pound as they race across the Golden Gate Bridge; speed past landmarks like Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, and AT&T Park; and pound the pavement through San Francisco’s liveliest neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and The Mission.

The race expo, open to the public and free, will be held at Fort Mason on Friday from 12 PM to 7 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. The races take place on Sunday. For more information, click here.

Weekend Events and the Weekly Real Estate Update

The San Francisco International Film Festival is underway and runs through April 17. Founded in 1957, organizers say it’s the longest-running film festival in the Americas. This year, the festival features more than 180 films and live events. On Sunday, the San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will take place. There will be live bands along the course, and parties at the Hard Rock Cafe and the Pub at Ghiradelli. Even if you can’t get up early on Sunday for the race, you might want to check out some of the ancillary events, including a Health & Fitness Expo today and tomorrow.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/1/18 – 4/7/18

Real Estate Through the Years

These are interesting times in real estate. But as it turns out, times are always interesting in this business. Challenges of one kind or another always seem to exist. Rarely if ever is there perfect balance between supply and demand. In some years, interest rates can become unattractive, in other years home prices can go through the roof.

Hill & Co. has been around since 1956. Lots has happened since then. The country has gone through nine recessions. Interest rates were once as high as 20 percent. There have been strong seller markets and, though it’s hard to believe today, equally strong buyer markets.

Through it all, Hill & Co. and its agents have been there — providing insights and guidance to buyers and sellers alike in every conceivable market condition. Technology and industry disruption are all the rage at the moment, and while it all sounds very intriguing, the truth is real estate remains a high-touch, very personal, very human endeavor.

Hill & Co. will continue to leverage cutting-edge technologies and adhere to the best practices in the business, just as it has done through the years. Equally important, however, the brokerage will continue to place an emphasis on the people involved in every transaction — their wants, their needs, their expectations — one person, working with another. That’s the true nature of real estate, especially during interesting times like these!

SF’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Is This Sunday

This has to be one of the most beautiful half marathons in the world, and it has its own sound track! The start time for Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is 6:15 AM, and the course begins at PIER 37 on the Embarcadero, runs up Bay, crosses Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge, and ends at Ghiradelli Square.

If you can’t run, or get up that early, you might want to check out some of the ancillary events, including a Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday. The two-day expo will feature the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information, and interactive displays.

Race day, there will be live bands along the course, and parties at the Hard Rock Cafe and the Pub at Ghiradelli. Yes it happens early on Sunday morning, but it still sounds like a lot of fun!

For more information click here.

5 Hot Tubs in SF for a Restorative Soak

Feeling stressed, or achy, or both? Nothing like a good soak in a comforting hot tub to ease it all away.  Of course massages, steam rooms, saunas, and tea help as well. 7×7.com just posted a list of five spots they like best for just this kind of escape.

To see the entire piece, along with brief descriptions of each location, click here.

The Best Juice Spots In Town

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We San Franciscans tend to be a health conscious crowd, and while many health trends come and go, it seems the juice trend is still growing in popularity. With juice and smoothie bars prominent throughout the City, it’s good to know where the best of the best are located! Online resource The Culture Trip has rounded up a list of what they consider to be the best spots to get your liquid veggie fix. Below are a selection of juice bars included in their guide.

Sidewalk Juice – 3287 21st St.

Pressed Juicery – Westfield San Francisco Center, 845 Market St.

Juice Shop – 701 Valencia St.

Living Greens – 28 Trinity Place

Happy Moose Juice – 842 Valencia St.

If you would like to read about these juice bars or get even more delicious options click here.


The Best Salad Bars in SF

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With Spring in full bloom and the sun shining it’s hard to not get excited about the Summer fast approaching. For many of us that means losing those last few pounds we picked up over the Winter months and getting back into shape for the season ahead. Luckily, we are blessed with an extraordinary amount of restaurants in our city with many healthy options to choose from, making eating healthy easier than ever! Here are a few favorite spots to try out some luscious and delicious salad bowls:

1. Pluto’s – 3258 Scott Street & 627 Irving Street

2. Mixt Greens – Multiple locations

3. Green Bar – 3 Embarcadero Centre

4. Heyday – 555 Mission Street & 180 Spear Street

5. Blue Barn Gourmet – 2105 Chestnut Street