Top 3 Arguably Unnecessary Things I've Bought at Rainbow

Top 3 Arguably Unnecessary Things I've Bought at Rainbow

...that I didn't know I needed until I saw them.

So if you're at all hippie-inclined (which, living in San Francisco, I imagine you are) and you haven't taken a trip to Rainbow recently, you are seriously missing out. A natural foods co-op on 14th and Folsom, it has turned my fortnightly shopping schlep to a truly epic experience. This, coming from someone who regularly eats tofu out of the package with a fork. Refined tastes, I do not have them.

Here are just a few items that I've found at Rainbow and nowhere else:

1. Kale. So much kale.--Having lived in a co-op for a while, I sort of lost my taste for kale. But one look at the heaps and heaps of the stuff at Rainbow turned me into practically a brontosaurus. I don't even know how to properly cook the stuff--I just grab fistfuls from the fridge and stuff it into my gob. Delicious.

2. "Chicken Balls"--Despite their arguably hilarious name, chicken balls are made just over in Berkeley and are so far superior to any Morningstar packaged crap that I can barely articulate it. I couldn't even wait until I got home to start eating them, I was so excited. (To anyone who witnessed the girl wolfing down meat-style product out of a bag on Mission, I apologize.)

3. 2 Pounds of Lentils--Fall's upon us, and you know what that means: ALL THE SOUP FOREVER. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to cook lentils either. But I was suckered in by the tower of bulk foods! How's a girl to resist? I just consider myself lucky I didn't buy six bags of nutritional yeast.

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