Green San Francisco
As one of the most progressive cities in the country, San Francisco has constantly been trying to adapt to change and adopt new practices; so, it's no shock to hear that San Francisco has a "green" movement all of its own. Grocery stores, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels are just a few green businesses in San Francisco.
Rainbow Grocery1745 Folsom St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.863.0620
This San Francisco certified green business is the only co-operative grocer of its caliber in San Francisco. A veritable array of the freshest and most flavorful foods, as well as eco-friendly products, keep people coming back for more.
AK Meats2346 Clement St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.933.6328
One of the few organic butcher shops, this Richmond district landmark specializes in only the freshest local meat, poultry and seafood guaranteed to be 100% natural.
Yield Wine Bar2490 Third St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.401.8984
This popular San Francisco wine bar serves the finest in organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines on the market today. Advocating bio-harmony in all of their products, Yield Wine Bar also serves a limited selection of seasonal, organic and locally produced food.
Pauline's Pizza260 Valencia St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.552.2050
This specialty San Francisco pizza restaurant serves all fresh and seasonal pizzas, pastas and salads made with ingredients produced at their Northern California farms. Their wine is grown on their Calaveras County Vineyard, and is not only delicious but also affordable. Pauline's is a model San Francisco restaurant for sustainable dining.
Café Gratitude2400 Harrison St., San Francisco, California; Tel.+ 1 415.824.4652 x1; 1336 9th St., San Francisco, California; Tel. + 1 415.824.4652 x2
Café Gratitude is the epitome of San Francisco green conscious dining. Their dishes are all raw, organic and vegan. Who can resist ordering a dish called "I am Bountiful," anyway?
One of the most upscale and sophisticated vegetarian dining destinations in the Bay Area, Greens offers a variety of vegetarian and raw dishes drawing on the flavor palates of the Mediterranean, Mexico and the Southwest. In addition, Greens Restaurant's location can't be beat, toting stellar views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge from the dining room atop Fort Mason.
Blue Bottle Coffee315 Linden St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.252.7535
Long lines flank this Hayes Valley Organic Espresso counter, where the coffee can't be beat! Their expert baristas fashion each cup by hand from only certified organic beans. With many carts at Bay Area Green Events and Farmer's Markets, Blue Bottle Coffee has become a benchmark for San Francisco's green lifestyle.
SF Earthly Housekeeping1902 Folsom St., San Francisco, California, Tel. +1 415.412.1135
This SF based cleaner uses 100% non-toxic ands sustainable products to provide maid services to commercial and residential clients. By appointment only, these housekeepers also guarantee great wages to their friendly staff.
ZipCar191 Second St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.495.7478
ZipCar has revolutionized the auto market by making cars, from Mini-Coopers to Hybrids, available for hourly rental at convenient locations all over San Francisco. Cars include gas and insurance, and make it almost ridiculous to own your own San Francisco car. Why buy when you can share?
Little Otsu849 Valencia St., San Francisco, California, Tel. +1 415.225.7900
Little Otsu is a favorite for the green conscious shopper in San Francisco. The self-proclaimed vegan-clothing store has expanded and now sells eco-friendly shoes, calendars, stationary and more. Visit their boutique on trendy Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission district.
American Apparel2174 Union St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.440.3220; 1615 Haight St., San Francisco, California; Tel. +1 415.431.4028
This LA based clothing company is taking the world by storm with its market dominance. All of their manufacturing employees are based in the United States and paid a living wage, and they offer a line of un-dyed, organic cotton products to boot!