I had heard that having a burrito from Papalote was an essential San Fran experience so I headed there for lunch and had my second burrito of the day! I had the regular soyrizo burrito. It was also freaking huge! I’m known for eating ridiculously large amounts of food and I had some trouble finishing this burrito! It was really good but I think I actually liked my breakfast burrito better.
I spent the day strolling around the Golden Gate Park and visiting the Academy of Science and the Conservatory of Flowers. Then I headed up to 9th Ave and Irving area. I knew I wanted to go to Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (Irving location) for dinner but I was still stuffed from lunch so I strolled around for a little but. This is a great area, there are lots of neat shops, health food stores and bakeries with vegan goodies. I picked up some vegan cookies from Arizmendi Bakery (1331 9th Ave). When I was finally hungry again I headed back to Patxi’s. They have a bunch of crust options and after much deliberation I decided to get the ‘regular’ crust. This pizza was simply perfect, nothing more to say. Unfortunately I so excited to eat it that i didn’t get a great pic.
So far I had been really disappointed by the lack of exciting vegan ice cream options in San Fran. So you can image how excited I was to see this sign:
I went in and they had an entire case of vegan flavors. And not just fruit flavors. They also had vegan cookies and brownies and their waffle cones are vegan!!! The place is called Holy Gelato and they are only a few blocks from Patxi’s, so make sure you save room for dessert! I went for all the junky flavors with scoops of Coconut Heaven (coconut milk based ice cream with chocolate chips, toasted coconut and toasted almonds), Charlie Brown’s Nightmare (soy based ice cream with chocolate, peanut butter and cookies) and Irish Morning (coconut milk based with coffee, fudge, cookies and Whiskey). Best vegan ice cream I’ve tasted!!!!!!! This place is a must visit for vegans heading to San Fransisco!