Don't read this when you're hungry.
These tasty treats are kind to the environment and your taste buds... you'll find organic, fair trade, locally-sourced ingredients and kind hospitality at each and every spot. This will be the first of many 10 Eco Treats You'll Love lists—and we're proud to kick off the series in the foodie-friendly San Francisco Bay Area.
Click each photo to learn more and get location/directions. But remember, menu items change with the seasons—so there's no telling how long these beauties will be on the menu. Enjoy!
Maple Cold Brew, Provender
San Francisco, CA - If this doesn't inspire you, we don't know what will. We're biased. Maple is one of our all time favorite flavors and this mason jar brew is as lovely as the folks that run Provender Coffee + Food. Stop in and say hi to Austin and the team!
Matcha Green Tea Custard Cake, 1951 Coffee Company
Berkeley, CA - As delicious as they are pretty, these matcha pillows from local Third Culture Bakery pair perfectly with tea. Plus, when you swing by 1951 for a matcha made in heaven, you are helping refugees train to become the best baristas, and to settle in and feel at home.
Crispy Chicken Salad, Summer Kitchen + Bakeshop
Berkeley, CA - When you're in the East Bay, this right here can be yours. Organic greens, humanely raised organic chicken... and just look at that avocado perfection! One of the most tempting salads we've seen! We'd eat this daily if we could.
Black Sesame Cone, Tara's Organic Ice Cream
Berkeley, CA - Handmade daily in the shop with organic ingredients, this one-of-a-kind waffle cone accents the exotic ice cream flavors at Tara's. Just the right amount of richness and sweetness, and a dose of healthy antioxidants too!
Blue Matcha Tea Latte, Nourish Cafe
San Francisco, CA - Why is it blue? Blue matcha is derived from a flower rich with anthocyanins that naturally produce this blue hue. Filled with antioxidants, green-tea like flavor and even said to be an aphrodisiac, this tea is quite mesmerizing!
Lemon Verbena Caramels, Sixth Course
San Francisco, CA - Be still our green hearts. Light caramel infused with fresh lemon verbena... and dressed in a white chocolate shell. Made with organic cream, butter, lemon verbena and meyer lemon, these are like decadent little jewel boxes.
Green Tea Latte, Cafe Franco
San Francisco, CA - Cafe Franco is located in a waterfront National Park, at HI Hostel Fisherman's Wharf, where you can treat yourself to an iced green tea latte—with a gorgeous view of the San Francisco Bay. Now that's the way to chill!
The Beehive, Twirl & Dip
San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park's fantastical ice cream truck specializes in this extravaganza. Made with organic vanilla ice cream dipped in TCHO fair trade chocolate, sprinkled with Maldon sea salt and then topped with honeycomb made with local Marshall's Farm Honey. Wow.
Stout Float, Kaleidoscope Coffee
Point Richmond, CA - Who needs root beer floats when you can have stout beer floats? AND, it's made with Tara's Organic Ice Cream (see #4 above!). Made with East Brother beer from the local neighborhood, a scoop of spicy chocolate sorbet and white pepper chocolate chip ice cream, and you are SET.
Prosciutto Fig Pizza, All Good Pizza
San Francisco, CA - Made with organic house made tomato sauce, mozzarella, chèvre, organic arugula, and grana padano, and served in a festive, street food style setting... this is the place to take the whole family (and fur babies!) for a rousing good time!
OK, so now you're hungry, right? You have our permission to go eat, drink and enjoy some of the best eco treats (whilst you still can)... and tell 'em Kynder sent you! Cheers!
(For new visitors to our blog: Kynder is a travel platform featuring kind + eco hospitality establishments and tour companies around the globe. Feel free to explore our site to find new favorite places to stay, eat, treat and retreat!)