Urban Picnic's Second Location Softly Open in the Castro


Urban Picnic’s newest Castro location. Photo by Trang Nguyen.

As we reported in January, Financial District Vietnamese-inspired restaurant ~URBAN PICNIC~ has moved in to the Castro in the former Zadin space. Their second location is now open, with a new look and some new menu items. Their downtown location is all about quick lunch service, but this one will serve their new neighborhood in a different way. They’ll offer their healthy choices at brunch, lunch, and dinner, with the addition of late-night hours and weekend service, plus beer (including gluten-free and organic beer) and wine. Like the original location, it also has a strong eco-friendly philosophy.

On the menu, look for new choices like a four-grain oatmeal porridge and egg banh mi sandwiches at brunch, and a new sriracha citrus chicken sandwich at lunch. They’ve also added the new superfood salad with kale, spring mix, cabbage, carrots, raisins, grapes, coconut, and sunflower seeds in a lemongrass ginger vinaigrette. They are softly open now, with a grand opening scheduled for Tuesday July 1st. Hours (which may change after the soft open phase) are Mon-Wed 10:30am-10pm, Thu-Fri 10:30am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-10pm. 4039 18th St. at Hartford.