I Ate Too Much

November 10, 2009

But tonight it was all about the veggies!!! After a weekend of chocolate and wine, this dinner was much appreciated. We met at The Plant Cafe in the Marina and it totally rocked my socks. The menu was so extensive of wonderful organic + creative dishes.

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It was an order-at-the-counter place, which worked out perfectly for a group of 11!

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Some of the bloggers: Holly, Lauren, Amber, Kelly, and Cara (coming soon!). Plus Stacey, Chrissy, Katharine and her boyfriend visiting from Baltimore.

I totally wanted an Anchor Steam but they didn’t have ANY dark beers on the menu. I got a zinfandel instead.

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For dinner I was totally craving a huge salad and ordered the Thai Crunch with Baked Tofu. It was totally fresh and filled with herbs. Loved every bite and I could not stop eating it!!

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After topping with the tofu –

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Holly shared her mango spring rolls, which were nothing other than perfectly simple + fresh

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And Chels and I split the hummus plate. We had too much good food!! The hummus was fabulous and I ate a number of bites over my salad – and a few pita too.

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The signature dish was The Plant beet, lentil + bulgur veggie burger. Many of my tablemates got it! I had a bite of Chelsea‘s and it was really good.

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I couldn’t help but notice a huge selection of desserts as we walked in…

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So we decided to try out the vegan German chocolate cake! I had probably 1/3 of it – loved the coconut!

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"Cheers to internet friends!"

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1 Organic Ashley November 10, 2009 at 1:45 am

That place looks great Kath. I will definitely have to check that place out when we got into SF during the summer :)


2 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 10, 2009 at 1:48 am

good food and company AND german chocolate cake?! yay.


3 Diana November 10, 2009 at 2:09 am

Wow, the food looks amazing!
So many blog friends! I’m a little jealous. 😉 Glad you had a good time!


4 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl November 10, 2009 at 2:32 am

The food and the company all looks fantabulous!! So fun. And can we really eat too many veggies??!!! LOL 😉



5 amber November 10, 2009 at 2:33 am

it was a great night! That hummus was AH-mazing!! It was so nice to chat with you tonight! Have a safe trip home!


6 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) November 10, 2009 at 3:24 am

Cute cafe! Love the fresh selections. You don’t see much of that in upstate NY. :)



7 candice November 10, 2009 at 5:53 am

Super cute name, super fresh-looking food. The spring rolls and veggie burger look especially yummy. The hummus looks rather like ice cream 😛 Glad you had a good time!


8 Jac November 10, 2009 at 6:17 am

i bet your bowel must be thanking ya!


9 Stacey November 10, 2009 at 6:27 am

Yay for internet friends 😀 It must be sooo cool visiting all of these new restaurants and eating new dishes! Glad you are making your trip worth it!


10 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 10, 2009 at 6:37 am

Great to see the bloggers toast and unite to good eats.

And yes, Anchor Steam is a good brew. ZInfandel was a nice alternative, though.


11 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

Aw! Looks like such a blast!!


12 Lauren November 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

You always seem to have the BEST blogger meet up dinners. I only hope that I get the chance to join you in one someday!

So happy you had a wonderful time and I am so glad that you have enjoyed this trip so much!
Have a safe journey home!


13 christie @ honoring health November 10, 2009 at 7:10 am

Looks like you had an amazing day!

Travel safe!


14 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 10, 2009 at 7:22 am

Ooh, that’s my kind of place! Everything looks so fresh and delicious. :) And that cake!


15 AnnQ November 10, 2009 at 7:27 am

Looks fab! Now I want German Chocolate Cake, and it’s only 7:30am here….


16 Light Delight with TouTou November 10, 2009 at 7:38 am

love that ice-cream like hummus!


17 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 10, 2009 at 7:41 am

What an amazing place! It reminds me a bit of a Panera Bread… healthy, simple, and SO yummy! Everyone’s plates look delicious.


18 Paige(Running Around Normal) November 10, 2009 at 7:54 am

Such a cute place! Everyone’s dishes look amazing!


19 Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

Oh, I’ve always wanted to do a bloggers meet-up. Sounds like a good time and such good food too!!!


20 SweetiePotato November 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

tofu salad looks yuuummmy!!


21 Emily Eats and Exercises November 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

That restaurant looks fabulous! A good meals of fresh veggies can definitely help balance out your fabulously indulgent weekend. I think some veggies are on my radar screen for today…


22 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

what a cute place! it always feels great to load up on veggies after a heavy eating weekend!


23 [email protected] November 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

Loved reading about your trip to San Fran. I was there a year ago for my honeymoon and we did San Fran and wine country. Your posts deffo brought back some fun memories. The tofu in your salad looks so good. I have never cooked it myself but maybe I should get over the fear!


24 Cait (Cait's Plate) November 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

Oh my gosh – I want to dive head first into that plate of hummus AND that chocolate cake!! It looks like you guys had an awesome last blast together. I loved the trip updates – I feel like I actually went there because your camera takes such awesome pictures! 😀 Safe trip home Kath (for real this time!)


25 Nicole November 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

That place sounds so good! The salad sounds incredible- I love anything Thai themed!


26 megan November 10, 2009 at 8:27 am

that dinner looks awesome! I’m not a chocolate cake fan, but even that looks good. I hope you come to Michigan sometime – I would love to do a blog dinner! Michigan is a fun place to visit by the way – we’re close to the lake!


27 Jessie November 10, 2009 at 8:35 am

All of that food looks amazing. I am always scared to try Tofu because I don’t know what to expect.


28 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love veggies so much that I tend to eat too much of them too! It looks like you had a great group of people there – lots of good food and friends :-)


29 Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life November 10, 2009 at 9:03 am

Looks like so much fun!


30 ShelbyL November 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

I was thrilled to see you ate at the Plant Cafe! It is a few blocks from my apartment and I’m addicted…I’m really glad you were able to experience it during your time here. Enjoy the rest of your stay!


31 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale November 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

I had a similar burger recently at a place called Cheeky’s in Palm Springs CA… and I loved it! The one I had was topped with this divine goat cheese spread. I’m thinking I need to recreate it at home, but it will probably be a little bit of trial and error to get it right!


32 Anne K. November 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

That place looks awesome! The food looks so fresh, and I really want that Thai Crunch salad. So cool you got to have a fun dinner with other bloggers. I hope your morning is going well :)


33 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

Love the name of the restaurant!


34 Brynn November 10, 2009 at 10:07 am

I had the Plant burger when I visited. SOOOO good! I want to go back just to have another one.


35 Maggie November 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

What a lovely group! Looks like it was a blast!


36 skinnyrunner November 10, 2009 at 10:42 am

another delectable-looking meal! that hummus plate looks so tasty. yum


37 HeatherBakes November 10, 2009 at 10:48 am

That looks like such a cool restaurant!! And a fun dinner, too! Glad y’all had fun :)


38 [email protected] November 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

That german chocolate cake looks great!


39 ashleigh November 10, 2009 at 11:04 am

that’s my type of restaurant; veggies, veggies and more veggies!


40 brandi November 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

that restaurant sounds great, but how can they not have that beer? Crazy. the veggie burger sounds awesome


41 Megan November 10, 2009 at 11:12 am

That cafe looks great…it’s fun to see places a little “off the beaten path” in SF area…I def have some places I want to check out when I go back!!


42 Chrissy November 10, 2009 at 11:40 am

Great meeting you last night! Dinner was great :)


43 Tina November 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

That looks like an awesome restaurant. I love eating tons of fresh veggies after a weekend of indulgence.


44 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Yummy looking cake! I’m not vegan, but I really enjoy vegan desserts. Glad you had a good, healthy din!


45 Jenna November 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

that restaurant looks great.


46 stephanie @ foodie mcfood November 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

There are few things I love more than a well-made hummus. That plate looks great and the salad looks very fresh and crunchy. All very important things in a salad. :-)


47 Jen(eatmovelove) November 10, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I adore veggies – well, I also adore cake and chocolate (every day :( )…but still I adore veggies!! I eat soooo much – easily like 3 cups or so with my dinner…and then I’m stuffed…but not enough for dessert – that’s :( and :)….oye – love your blog. I would only wish to get to your level.


48 LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils November 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Great meeting you! So glad you put this together. Also, may be going back to Plant Cafe tonight … I think it’s a new favorite.


49 ellen eats beets November 12, 2009 at 3:51 am

OMG The Plant Cafe is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in SF. So glad you got check it out!!


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