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  1. Rach @ Lessons by Rach

    Gracias Madre literally looks like heaven on earth! Add a margarita on top, and I don’t think I would ever leave that place.

  2. Kathleen

    Time for me to try both of these next drive to San Francisco!

  3. cheryl

    YUM!! Do you have a recipe for the dressing on the potatos?

  4. (what runs) Lori

    Gah! I love the Plant! Did I mention that before…?

    So, I totally thought Gracias Madres was closed.. Cafe Gratitude closed all their stores. So sad but I’m glad it’s still open.. never been but still!

    1. bitt

      they were going to close everything but now said they will keep some open. you can check their blog to find out which.

  5. bitt

    Wow, what a meal. I hope they plan to keep that restaurant open, they have to so I can get there! Love black beans and sweet potato, mmmm.

  6. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Wow
    “It’s every bit as silky, creamy, and luscious as it looks, and then some.”

    I would fly up there just for that!

  7. hollyeatsinfrance

    Wow, this looks so amazing. If I ever make it to San Francisco I’m totally dragging the husband here and not telling him it’s vegan.

  8. Hannah

    Nothing but smiles and happiness and strength and laughter this trip, okay darling? That’s an order. Plant looks amazing; I’m still in envy of the raw coconut meat apple breakfast you had the day before!! Also, those refried black beans make me think of the La Brea Tar Pits (or however that’s spelled) and that gives me the heebie jeebies 😛

    P.S. You latest email = heart. I’m so sorry, I’ve been walloped with some sort of exhaustion-stress-virus these past few days, and am writing here on the power of panadol and a tonne of chocolate (bahaha, feed a cold, right?). I have a farewell party tomorrow night and have to work Saturday, so please know that any delay in replying is not due to not wanting to xoxoxoxo

  9. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    You can’t go wrong with Mexican. Gotta try that flan one day, too. I can also see why you went back to The Plant for breakfast. I wish there were places like that around here.

  10. Trish

    I am sitting here in Kansas City, drooling on my laptop, drinking my Hater-aide. 🙂 I am a little jealous…
    Never been to San Fran or the West Coast for that matter. Stateside, we always travel south or east. (I can’t help it…I LOVE seafood, it’s just about the only ‘meat’ I consume. And the shell fish on the East Coast is my favorite cuisine.) But S.F. is on my list of places to visit in the next few years, and mainly for the food.
    I’m going to make your raw apple pie oatmeal this morning. This will be a ‘first’ for me!
    xoxo

  11. veganhomemade

    My god, do I love Gracias Madre’s beans! Best beans ever. Still sad I won’t get to hang with you while you’re here, enjoy the rest of your trip!

  12. Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    Everything there looks sooooo amazing, especially the taters with cheeze sauce!! Omg! I must eat there on my next trip to SF. On an awesome note, the PR folks for your book sent me a review copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it arrived today!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to give a few recipes a try and do a post (or three). I have a freezer clean-out week next week, but then I should be able to devote several days to Practically Raw. The book is BEAUTIFUL, Amber!! Nice job. My co-workers and I have been drooling over the pictures all day.

  13. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    Wow! All that food looks amaaaaazing! I would love to eat at Gracias Madre sometime (and The Plant too). 🙂

  14. The Vegetarian

    Everything looks lovely in the photos, and i bet they’d taste even better. I love Mexican dishes and it’s good to know that Gracias Madre is there to cater to vegans(of course non-vegans too). Definitely won’t be missing that one on our next stop to San Francisco. By the way, can you recommend other nice dishes they serve too?

  15. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Seriously, the first time you talked about Gracias Madre I was drooling, and this time too! This one goes on my list for if I’m ever in San Francisco.

  16. M.Soto

    Chilaquiles and flan…two of my favorite things on the planet. Yum!

  17. Matt

    If I could eat at Gracias Madre every night, I probably would. That place is my favorite restaurant in SF and probably my favorite vegan place anywhere. For that matter, it’s probably my favorite Mexican restaurant anywhere. Wish they were opening GM in KC instead of CG. But beggars can’t be choosers.