Given its grotty corner and windowless exterior, it's always a shock to enter Ananda Fuara and find yourself in a such a bright space. From floor to ceiling, the room is painted Crayola's version of sky blue, and the servers wear equally sunny uniforms (men in royal blue shirt and white pants, women in saris). Given the Bay Area's enduring reputation for being a hippie holdout, it's surprising that the restaurant, run by followers of Sri Chinmoy, is one of the last restaurants in town that specializes in classic vegetarian food. The menu ranges from samosas to wraps; while the Indian-style soups and curries are thoroughly Americanized, the Neatloaf is timeless.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Reservations: Not Accepted