San Mateo County & San Francisco “GREEN” EATS

October 4th, 2010

Please help me add to this list of San Mateo (California) County eateries that:

Serve organic produce, sustainably harvested seafood.

Serve leftovers or take-out  in re-usable or bio-compostable containers ( i.e. paper, corn, etc components).

Offer real washable cutlerly or biocompostable flatware.

If you are eating at home, refuse the flatware and rinse your paper takeout boxes after eating so there are no foodstains and the paper can be recycled. .

If you are eating at a restaurant, consider bringing your own containers for leftovers.

Drumroll, please, for:


Princeton Seafood & Fish Market (on the coast)

Sam’s Chower House on the coast recycles their oil with a nearby auto shop that converts it to diesel fuel, has solar electricity and has sustainable seafood.


Crouching Tiger, 2644 Broadway, Redwood City

Sichuan Delight (Target plaza, Redwood City)

Bistros, Coffee Shops & Pubs:

Calafia Cafe , 855 El Camino Real, (Town & Country Plaza), Ste 130, Palo Alto 650- 322-9200. Fresh, local, all-natural.

Cool Cafe at Cantor Art Center (Stanford)

Citrine (organic food), Middlefield Rd, Redwood City (behind the Caltrain station)

The Grind Coffee Bar, 1200 El Camino, Redwood City (hand-drip coffee & drop-off for Capay organic farms)

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co, Princeton (GB)
JZCool cafe and wine bar, Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

Pamplemousse, 2401 Broadway, Redwood City features Fair Trade coffees and paper carryout boxes.

Sixteen Mile House, Millbrae (GB)

Fine Dining:

Grand Cafe at Hotel Monaco (SF)

Flea Street Cafe, Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park (GB)

Ice Cream & Snacks:

Harmony Frozen Yogurt


Piacere\’s, 727 Laurel, San Carlos (GB)


Chipotle, Redwood City and San Carlos (meats are sustainably raised)

Nopalito, 306 Broderick St, San Francisco 415-437-0303

San Francisco International Airport:

Buena Vista (GB)

Gordon Biersch

Klein’s Deli

Max’s Cafe & Max’s Eatz (GB)

Osho Japanese Cuisine (GB)


Applebees, Redwood City

Local Foodworks, Home Delivery (from Belmont) of organic, sustainable meals

Super Suppers, Millbrae (GB)

Zest Bakery, San Carlos – Organic, gluten-free & sustainable processes

GB indicates a San Mateo County (CA) Green Certified Business.

BTW, if you’d like to patronize other Bay Area Green businesses, check out the County website.

Leave a COMMENT if you have found other local restaurants that are organic, sustainable or both & I’ll add them to the list so we all have more choices!

Check here for local food options in other parts of North America.

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