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Local
Published Monday Jun 10, 2019 by Kimia Kalbasi

3 Mindful Meals in the Marina

Food
Fitness

Post-workout goodies are one of the best parts about working out—besides the feel-good mood that comes from those endorphins! Workout. Work up a sweat. Work up an appetite. Repeat.
 
Whether you’re in FiDi after work, getting that early morning class in the Marina, checking out a local yoga studio in the Mission or running by the Bay Bridge, San Fran has something for everyone with tons of boutique workout classes and a prime foodie scene. Some of my favorite neighborhoods to workout and dine out in include the Marina, Hayes Valley, and FiDi.
 
The Marina is basically the mecca of workout studios. From yoga to Pilates and cardio, it’s the Miracle Mile of break-in’ a sweat.  With everything from Pilates ProWorks to CorePower, there’s no shortage when it comes to picking your next communal sweat spot. There’s also no shortage of cafes and restaurants, either. 
 
If you’re looking to dine al fresco and people watch the Brads, Thads, and Chads and Marina moms with their dearly beloved pups, there’s no dull moment in the Marina—especially when it comes to your next meal.


Causwells

2346 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
If you love classic American fare with a Californian twist, this is my go-to spot. Whether you’re craving a bomb burger, a salad with toppings galore, or a gourmet chicken and couscous dish, Causwells is tucked away towards the end of the Marina. Outdoor seating is my personal preference when it’s a nice day out!
 

Project Juice

2234 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
When it comes to bowls—particularly nut butter-laden açaí fruit bowls—I’m a total fiend. I typically make smoothie bowls at home every day, but when I’m in the area, I can’t help but drop by and have one of their adaptogen lattes.
 

Souvla

2272 Chestnut Street 
San Francisco, CA 94123
If you’re a fanatic for Greek food, Souvla is hands down the best spot. The atmosphere and ambiance are intimate yet cozy and inviting. Better yet, the menu is so simple yet so delicious. My go-to is the sweet potato bowl, and I like to add pea shoots and chicken for added protein so I can stay full longer. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after work! If you’re not a fan of the Marina, there’s also a location in Hayes Valley and the Mission. Fun fact: Michelle Obama got Souvla for her flight back to DC once upon a time. 


 
SF is FILLED with an overwhelming number of tasty hidden gems—mom-and-pop cafes, salad spots like Mixt or Sweetgreen, and more! With as many food options as there are workout classes, it’s so easy to check out yummy food spots after your next sweat sesh! Want to explore more healthy eats in the Bay Area? Check out Kimia's Kravings for all things food in SF.

Kimia Kalbasi
Written by
Kimia Kalbasi
Food + Travel Blogger
About the author
Your go-to girl when you don’t know where to go, Kimia Kalbasi is the creator of “Kimia’s Kravings.” Working with brands like CorePower, Buzzfeed, and Forbes, she specializes in food, travel, lifestyle, and everything in between. In her free time, she enjoys staying active through hot yoga, hiking, and boxing.
dairy-free cheese healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 22, 2020 by Mckenzie Hathaway

Not Too Cheesy: Vegan "Cheese" Recipes That Taste Like The Real Thing

Recipes
Food
Nutrition

We all love cheese. And if you don’t love cheese, well, you just haven’t found the right kind for you. If you’re unlucky like me, however, cheese does not like you. Thankfully, we live in 2020, where plant-based cheese recipes are alive and well.

I have been dairy-free for a few years, and cheese is truly the food group I miss the most. As much as we try, we sometimes just can’t get vegan cheese to taste like the real thing. So, I recruited my dairy-loving, cow-consuming friends to be my taste-testers. Their brutal honesty helped me create some “fake” cheese that can actually compete with the real stuff.

Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

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Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

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Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

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Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

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"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

Mckenzie Hathaway MINDBODY
Written by
Mckenzie Hathaway
Media & PR Specialist
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie is passionate about all things Public Relations. Outside of the office, you will find her trail running, swimming in the ocean, or creating plant-based recipes as she heals her body from autoimmune diseases.