I don’t usually eat particularly green on holiday. At home we’re all kale smoothie this and nut milk that, but when you’re travelling it’s easier to relax your standards a little. In fact, it’s very difficult to eat wholesomely and sustainably when you’re in a city you don’t know.
In San Francisco, my wife and I decided to make the effort. A famously progressive city, the Bay Area is home to some of our favourite food writers — Heidi Swanson from the amazing 101 Cookbooks blog and Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, which changed the way I think about eating. We arrived in SF armed with the goop list of favourite local eateries, and our usual tactics of taking recommendations from the best chefs we met. Here are some of the incredible discoveries we made.