Expansions: The Plant Café Organic Now Open in Dogpatch, Onigilly, and The Ice Cream Bar


Kale salad at The Plant. Photo courtesy of The Plant.

A few SF businesses are expanding, starting with the seventh location of ~THE PLANT CAFÉ ORGANIC~, now open in the AIC (American Industrial Center) in Dogpatch—their catering and test kitchen are in an adjoining space. The entire menu is going 100 percent organic, with some new items added as well. The Plant is also REAL-certified, “the nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and food service operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.” Hours are daily 8am-9pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2335 3rd St. at 20th St., 415-801-5089.

Another local business we noticed is expanding is ~ONIGILLY~, which got its start as a La Cocina business and is now going to open a third location, in the Financial District. We connected with founder Koji Kanematsu, who said they plan to open in the second week of September. You’ll be able to come by for their tasty rice and seaweed snacks, perfect for all those busy FiDi workers who want a healthy and delicious snack. We’ll keep you posted. 455 Market St. at 1st St.

And now it’s time for dessert. Back in April, we mentioned that The Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley was expanding to the Castro, and now we’ve heard it’s going to be called ~THE CASTRO FOUNTAIN~. They are targeting a late fall/winter opening. They will serve ice cream and also hope to expand their selection of baked goods. 554 Castro St. at 19th St.