What Vegans Eat – Day 1696: travel edition – Los Gatos and San Francisco, California


Green Juice: After our big walk at the Los Gatos Creek Trail we stopped at the wonderful Juice Co – LG for the best store bought, organic green juice served in returnable glass bottles. Cheers!

First Meal: Yesterday’s leftover Salad with Garlic and Pepper-flavored Tofu was even better today.

Gary boiled up more organic Purple Potatoes. I had mine poolside.

Gary and I had a date to meet my sister-in-law’s cousin Jared and his new wife, Jenn in San Francisco. We’ve been friends with Jared a long time now and it’s fun to meet in different places around the country when we can. They are in San Francisco for a couple of months so it was a good time to meet and eat. We picked the vegan Japanese restaurant Cha Ya as the destination. Gary and I got up to San Francisco early and walked around Valencia Street for a while, checking out the farmers market and the book stores.
Second Meal: At the restaurant we shared some small plates: Fried Tofu.

I saw this Tempura Maki roll served to another table and had to order it. We rarely eat fried foods but here was an opportunity to have fried food where we knew the oil was safe, no animal foods had been cooked in it. I took advantage of the opportunity for this treat.

I ordered a Mushroom and Buckwheat Noodle Soup.

Gary had a Vegetable Soup with Udon.

Jared and Jenn shared a bowl of Vegetables in a rich broth.

The food at Cha Ya is so fine. You can taste all the Japanese tradition in the delicate flavors.
Third Meal: We dropped Jared and Jenn off at their apartment and we drove south to Monte Sereno. Once back at the place we are staying at, we had our favorite late night treat, Rice Cakes with Bananas and Peanut Butter.


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