Feels like just yesterday I was on an airplane.
Oh wait, it almost was!
I didn’t sleep very well last night – woke up at 4:30! It’s a bummer to have missed out on daylight savings extra sleep because normally that extra hour is so fun. Today it just made time go a little slower.
Larbs and I had time to pack up and head to my favorite San Francisco breakfast spot before our Super Shuttle picked us up: Bread & Cocoa!
They have steel cut oats (much better than soggy Starbucks) and a hearty topping bar. I asked her if they had any peanut butter and she handed me a full spoonful!! Such a pleasant surprise.
They have the best toppings bar!
I rounded it out with some chai spiced granola, coconut and raisins
On the side – a London Fog, which I first had at Bread & Cocoa in 2009. It’s Earl Grey tea with steamed milk. The best tea latte in the world!
Airport things went really well. You just never know how it will go! I got a pat down this time. I liked it – it was kinda like getting a mini massage.
Lunch pickings were slim, but we found a build your own sandwich station where I got a pretty good roasted veggie sandwich on pumpernickel!
Eggplant, squash, mater, and cheese – plus a pickle
Going to eat it when hunger returns.
I picked up this catalog at the Container Store yesterday and saved it for the flight. I could love at things organized neatly for hours and hours…
Kind of wish I were flying all the way home tonight to see this guy, but I have one more day to spend with my mom and dad first. And then Matt’s dad and his wife Cheryl will be at my house when i get there. Busy times!
Please entertain me with comments during this flight – at least until my netbook battery dies!
Anjali Shah @ The Picky Eater says
I’ve never been to Bread & Cocoa – I’ll have to try it! And I totally agree with you – I love looking at home organization magazines, almost as much as I love watching House Hunters – which just happens to be on HGTV right now as I eat lunch 🙂 Hope you have a good trip back Kath!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
That looks like some impressive eats! The oat bar would be heaven for me. Why don’t more places do that? I hope you have a great flight and enjoy the last little bit of time you have with your family! Maybe a nap on the plane is in order…that’s exactly what I wish I could do right about now!
What is mater on a sandwich? lol
oatmeal looks delicous! 🙂
I think it’s “Tomato” shortened.
You’ve actually done well this weekend finding these “build your own” salad and sandwich bars! I’ve never seen those in airports I’ve been in.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I used to be so happy with Starbucks oatmeal until I tried Jamba Juice’s steel cut oats. So much better! The place you went to looks even better though with all those toppings. Safe flight home!
Mmmm, London Fog tea lattes are the best. For my sweet tooth, I like ones with vanilla syrup! Also, the Refresh tea latte from Starbucks is amaaaaazing. So refreshing 🙂
Lauren B. says
HA! You liked the pat down! 🙂 I got a serious pat down the other week after I refused to go into the super-duper xray machine at security… they went up into my crevices and I totally felt violated. 🙁 Not as pleasant as a mini massage that time. Have a safe flight.
P.S. I need to fly out of your airports because it seems like the healthy options are more abundant. Your food looks delicious!
Lauren B. says
To clarify, I am not “whining” about the TSA xray machine… but I am pregnant. And after trying to conceive for 3+ years, I will do anything to protect this precious baby! Yay! 🙂
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
in college, we used to make a trip to the city (i was about 40 minutes outside) just to go to bread & cocoa!! their oats are amazing… but really everything is!
that sandwich doesn’t look too bad… all things considered. to be honest, i’m usually pleasantly surprised by starbucks oatmeal. i mean, it’s no stove cooked steel cut oats, but in a pinch, it’s a nice, healthy alternative.
safe travels, kath!
So I went to great harvest in columbus ohio yesterday looking for cville crunch granola and bread. Felt like a dummy until I tried the pumpkin oh. Oh my goodness it is so delicious. Your birthday cake musta been awesome! I love your blog! I have something to send you but planned to wait until you arrived home for an email. You are already so busy! Take care. Stay safe.
🙂 Glad you liked the Oh!
Oh man! The GH in Columbus is the one we go to, also…had no idea they also do a pumpkin oh! Might have to stop by today… mmmm
You live in the Columbus Area? I would totally be willing to split an Oh with you 🙂
Yep! I’m in German Village! Your offer is so tempting… Unfortunately, I’ll be out of town a lot over the next few weeks, so I’m not sure about logistics, but I’m definitely open to a discussion! 🙂
Hey! Sorry so long to reply. I have been meaning to write to you for several days. The first draft of my thesis is due by the end of the month so I too will be busy over the next few weeks. We can set a date and time to meet at GH or Schmits (spelling)? I have never been to Schmits but have hear great things about it. It is in German Village, right? My husband is a Phd student at OSU so we live on campus by olentangy. . .for the next few months at least. . .
No worries–I’ve been out of town, and am heading out again later this week! Yes, Schmidt’s is really good, and in German Village. 🙂 I’m a PhD student myself, at the University of Wisconsin–I’m finishing my dissertation from afar while I work as a visiting professor at Denison in Granville.
Let’s definitely keep in touch–feel free to email me directly at erinlynsmith (at) gmail (dot) com –hopefully we can figure something out!
I can empathize with being bored on a plane! I’m trying to prepare for a 14 hour flight tomorrow. So the best I can do to entertain you is a joke!
Why did the radish blush? He saw the salad dressing.
That chai spiced granola sounds fantastic! And as for the London Fog – wish I could order one up for my enjoyment right now.
I love traveling, but airport food is always frustrating. The best I’ve been able to find is Au Bon Pain’s black bean soup or Moe’s in the Atlanta airport. Everything else always seems to be overpriced and unimpressive chainfood that majorly lacks in vegetables.
Emily J says
Hi Kath! Did you notice this Freudian slip of a typo? “I could LOVE at things organized neatly for hours and hours…” Haha. I think you do love them!
Indeed!!! Haha. I’ll leave it – cause I do love organizing!
I love London Fogs! So yummy and comforting. I have been looking into organizational options for our pantry. I’m thinking stackable glass from container store. If it is made in Italy, it must be stylish, no? Ha! Safe travels to you. Any biscoff on that plane?
[email protected] Broken Cookies Don't Count says
The net book is the BEST for travel. I love mine. It’s so much easier to carry than a full size laptop. It’s just the best. Travel Safe!
Earl Gray is by far my favorite tea. There’s just something so comforting about it. 🙂
Too funny that you compared the airport pat down to a mini massage. Way to put a positive spin on it! hahaha
When I opened your app, this post had been put up exactly 26 minutes ago. 🙂 LOVE the breakfast bar, & your pat down comment was hilarious!! Have a safe flight!
Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) says
I have been on a cold cereal kick for the last few months and just not as interested in oatmeal although seeing your breakfast is making me reconsider! I have actually never tried Starbucks oatmeal as it appears too runny for my liking – I prefer thick oats so maybe I would like the oats from Jamba Juice? Safe travels! Reading all the SF blogger recaps is making me want to plan a trip there asap. 🙂
Holy eggplant, batman! Most restaurants slice the eggplant before putting it on a sandwich. Looks awesome.
that oatmeal!!! what a treasure spot!
Hahaha, pat down massage! I’m totally telling that to my sister who’s flying this week. It might freak her out even more 😉
I giggled a little at your pat-down comment. For some reason I always get chosen to go through the X-ray scanner, but have only had the pat-down once (and did not enjoy it. At all). Glad it was a bright spot for you ; )
Kaila @healthyhelperblog! says
Mmm that sandwich looks pretty darn good for airport food!!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
you should watch my new movie “surrogate valentine” while you’re in the air! it just got released on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/surrogate-valentine/id472644958
So cool! Congratulations!
Congrats Lynn! I want to watch it soon, but I think my battery is going to die first
lynn @ the actor's diet says
ha ha – thanks, kath (and kath’s mom!) you should probably wait til it’s on netlix instant anyways – you can save it to your queue now! http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Surrogate-Valentine/70178271
Erika - The Teenage Taste says
That sandwich looks awesome! Never would have thought of putting eggplant on a sandwich though – how did it taste?
GOOD! If you like eggplant 🙂
Next time I’m in San Fran I’ll have to try your favorite breakfast spot! An abundance of oat toppings? Delicious!
Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
Safe travels! ….I bet you are going to feel like super woman when you return- you have been flying nonstop for a few days! Glad breakfast was such a winner- toppings bar! Mmm-Mmmm-Good!
Lisa (bakebikeblog) says
oooh I am pretty sure that is the same cafe that I had breakfast at each morning when we travelled to the US / San Fran a few months ago!
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
Oh that sandwich does look SUPER tasty. Have a safe flight!
It seems like there weren’t many other “big” healthy living bloggers at Foodbuzz this year. I wonder why? I know Mama Pea and Jenna went…did you hang see them at all? They sure keep your schedule packed!
Yeah it was sad not as many came. I talked to Jenna for a bit and spent a ton of time with Mamapea + Ashley
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
Bread and Cocoa looks like an awesome spot! Totally wish I knew about it whenI was in San Fran!
I am a HUGE fan of KERF as well as Great Harvest…its been my fav for a long time! I’m from Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus…and have never seen Pumpkin Oh….what is it exactly? I want to try it because I love everything pumpkin…and I’ve seen you use it a bunch!
I also want to let you know that I’m a college student right now…with a major in nutrition/goal of becoming a registered dietitian! Your article on your steps to becoming a registered dietician was REALLY helpful for me!
Oh good!! Glad it was helpful
ah ok…thank you!!
It’s a rolled up pumpkin cake with icing inside. Not every store makes them.
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
I walked past the Container Store so many times when I was in SF last month (as I walked to and from Whole Foods!) but never had time to stop in. It looks like I should have though.. call me a HUGE nerd but I love organizing things!
Cait's Plate says
Aw, I love that photo of you and Matt! 🙂 And gah!! That Bread & Cocoa place looks incredible!! That’s such a good idea to have all those amazing toppings available for oatmeal! Definitely beats what Starbucks offers (though I have to admit that’s definitely my go-to when traveling…it wouldn’t be if I had Bread & Cocoa to go to!)
Cait's Plate says
PS – Safe travels and hope you get some sleep! I was up at 6:30 due to DLS and I thought THAT was bad!
Megan S says
Entertain you… alright, I’ll write the comment that’s been formulating in my head since your birthday. I’ve been reading you for years, you are no doubt my favorite blogger and one of the main inspirations to start my own blog.
I wanted to share with you a couple of the things I genuinely appreciate about your blog. 1. Your consistency! Seriously, Kath, it’s incredible. Even amongst the “bigger” bloggers you stand out in this. You never miss a post! I have no idea how you can churn out so much interesting, typo free content! 2. You never complain about blogging. I get that everybody doesn’t like what they do sometimes, but whenever I hear about bloggers ‘taking a break’ or promising to be around more or complain about how often they blog, it makes me feel guilty or something. 3. Your titles. How do you come up with so many good titles?! 4. And of course, your gorgeous photos.
Alright. That’s it. I swear this isn’t meant to be a kiss ass sort of email but ever since I started blogging I’ve been so impressed with how you keep up with all this. Thanks again, I love following you!
Aw Megan, thank you. This made my day!
I don’t know how she comes up with the titles either!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
“I could love at things organized neatly for hours and hours…”
Love. Look. Same difference 🙂 I could look and love at them for hours, too. Seriously a neat home (and especially kitchen) is the best thing ever.
That toppings bar is sweet!!!! Have fun with your family!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
Bread and Cocoa looks amazing! I’ll have to try it next time I’m in the city. I hate flying! 🙁
Keri R. @ Mrs.RAWnk says
I had my first taste of Great Harvest Bread yesterday! I thought of you! The Cinnamon Chip was so good!
On my last flight I watched Date Night and Water for Elephants… Both were a bit of a disappointment because they were too hyped up in my mind. I still need to see Bridesmaids too but I am worried that that one has been to hyped up too.
Hope you are having a great flight!
I just never loved Water For Elephants
I saw Bridesmaids on the airplane last month. I thought it was going to be a hilarious laugh-riot. It was funny, but I also found it sort of sad. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s really best not to have any expectations for movies, books… or vacations, for that matter!
I haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet, but I haven’t heard it described as sad! Hmm…now I must see what it’s all about 🙂
those oatmeal toppings look awesome! chai granola?! gimme!! have a safe flight 🙂
Bread & Cocoa…you got neither. Let’s discuss! Just kidding! I have to admit that I’m afraid of tea lattes and have never tried one. However I am a total coffee latte addict. Odd, I know!
It looks like there’s a peel on sweet potato in your sandwich! I had to study it for a second!
Safe and smooth travels!
The Healthy Hostess says
I am making another trip to GH of Rockridge today so I can get another fix before we leave on Tues! I’m going to look into the real name of the Crunch bread to see if I can find it in disguise – thanks for the tip! Have fun entertaining the in-laws this week- maybe you can put them to work! 🙂
I love breakfast spots, restaurants and such that you always want to return to! It makes it nice, because then you do not have to find somewhere great to eat.
Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says
Sometimes the starbucks oats are good, but several times they’ve added too much water and I didn’t see until I got to class… it was like soup! Not good.
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
It looks like you had some pretty good travel eats!! I always have such a hard time finding good food that is healthy, yummy, and not too overly priced when I travel.
[email protected] says
Thanks for making us feel like we were all there with you. Next time could you send us all some samples? Thanks!
Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT says
Yum! That oatmeal looks spot on!
london fogs are something that i ADORE. its worth kicking it up an extra notch once in awhile- with a pump or two (or however sweet you need) of vanilla syrup!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says
Lovee london fogs! Da best 🙂
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
It seems like California is always on the ball for food trends. I wish there was some place here that had oatmeal with a toppings bar!
Alicia @culinarybliss says
I have a question about hunger! Since you’re an rd and all 🙂 some people say you shouldn’t ever feel really hungry so your body doesn’t store food being afraid of it getting another meal soon. You often talk about eating when you’re hungry instead of on a schedule. What is the best approach? I tend to et into eating routines and am always ready to eat at the same time each day, so I rarely just let my stomach do the deciding.
That tea latte looks divine. I live just a couple blocks from Bread & Cocoa and ashamed to admit I’ve never been there! Starbucks is on my usual route so I usually end up there. Will definitely stop in for this tea latte soon though. Loved hearing you on the panel in SF…thanks for all the great tips!
Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles says
Bread & Cocoa sounds amazing! Love the name and their concept of serving steel cut oats with a variety of toppings! The perfect start to anyone’s day!
Gah, oh you bloggers! you all keep saying its daylight savings. that lasts from march – nov. it is over. we’re on standard time, or est for us east coasters.
Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel says
Wait wait wait…so you’re telling me that breakfast joint basically has a customize-your-own-oatmeal bar? Why are places like this not on every corner?!
Becky O'Brien says
Looks like you had a great trip. Hope you had a good flight. Enjoy your time with your family. I’ve been keeping up with some of the Get Clean customers. They’re so happy with the products!
Wonderful! Glad to hear people are happy
Lauren @ Vaguely Vegan says
Wow, that oatmeal bar looks amazing. You know how there are Frozen Yogurt joints with out of control topping bars popping up all over the place? Well, obviously someone should do that with oatmeal. All oatmeal, all the time.
Totally agree!!! And what would rock is if you had the option of frozen yogurt, oatmeal OR REGULAR PLAIN YOGURT!
I love the London Fog! Espeically with a shot of vanilla. 🙂
Kath, I love the airport pat down comment. you always have a way to look at things funny and make life FUN. I have enjoyed your Frisco experience too I am so jealous in a good way!
For the life of me I couldn’t figure out what that large brown thing was in your sandwich… what was it?
I’m not sure if you mean the pumpernickel bread or the eggplant – one of the two!
I think Meagan is talking about the eggplant. I wondered what it was as well. But, the dark skin of the eggplant gave it away for me. I love eggplant!
Socal Rachel says
I had a pat down a few years ago in London and enjoyed my mini massage too. I felt a little creepy enjoying it, but glad I’m not the only one.
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
I “missed out” on the extra hour of sleep too…Mine was due to some crazy case of insomnia which I probably worsened by playing Sudoku and Solitaire on my phone while I lay in bed with my eyes wide open. And MAN that tea latte looks delicious! 🙂
[email protected] says
Teehee so funny I was right there (probably right after you shot your breakfast pics!). After you told me just how delicious Bread&Cocoa’s food/tea latte is, I almost did get some right before my shuttle came. But then, I was quite full and I was sure the airport security would give me the pat down due to liquid. 🙂 It was such a pleasure to meet you Kath, and glad you had fun! You’re sucha cutie, for reals.
Wow that sandwich looks great, love how dark the bread is!
Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte says
I LOVE the idea of an oatmeal bar! That is fabulous, I wish I had known about Bread & Cocoa when I was out in S.F. for my honeymoon, my hubs and I would have been ALL over it!
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
I’m a little late to keep you entertained in flight, but man- an oatmeal bar? With toppings? Maybe I should quit my job and open up a restaurant that only serves oatmeal and has a full toppings bar… It could be a hit…
Looks like you have traveling down pat. Have a safe flight!
~Christy @ wonderofallthings says
A little late on my comments but I firmly believe an uneventful airport experience is the very best kind! Here’s to uneventful! 🙂
Lizzie @TheWeekdayVegan says
Bread&Cocoa’s oatmeal cups are the same biodegradable ones that Sweet Frog uses! Now I want some froyo…
Johanna B says
I love the Container Store. If only my storage areas resembles theirs.
Sounds like a great and fun weekend! Awards, food, Tyler – lucky you! You mentioned a yummy little French bakery – can you tell me the name of it? Would love to go there. We live in Northern California and it’s nice to know of places that are recommended.
Congrats again on your awards!
This was it!