As American cities go, San Francisco is certainly one of the easiest to be vegetarian or vegan in. Proof of this is the wealth of restaurants and cafes serving, not just veggie options, but a whole variety of incredible imitation meats that make it extraordinarily easy to quit eating your furry friends. Here are our eight favorite fake meat sandwiches in the city.
3296 22nd St. (at Valencia)
chain(not enough of the former, too much of the latter), but the fact
that there's an exclusively vegan fast food place in the middle of
downtown S.F. (in the Westfield mall, no less) is fantastically convenient.
The Loving Huts in Chinatown and the Sunset have completely different
menus, but the Westfield stand has three fake meat sandwich options,
and they're all delicious. Our favorite is the Queen, with its
tangy soy protein and plentiful cilantro.
6. Gestalt Haus
3159 16th St. (at Albion)
friend to bring you one. Also on offer here is the "Whitney Houston," featuring vegan sausage, red peppers, avocado, cheese, and salad. We're pretty sure the bartender didn't wash his hands post-cigarette to make our sandwich, but that's okay -- if you
volunteer to eat in a 16th Street dive bar, them's the breaks.