The lines are already way too long at the first location of SHAKE SHACK in San Francisco, now open in Cow Hollow. The New York import is known for their classic burgers, chicken sandwiches, griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics), and crinkle cut fries, and something that isn’t as easily found in SF: freshly made frozen custard.
For that last item, they’ve partnered up with local purveyors b. Patisserie, Dough XX, Dandelion Chocolate, and Pie Dreams for some custom sundaes, like the California Cold Rush: vanilla custard, B. Patisserie kouign amann, salted caramel sauce, and Dandelion Chocolate cocoa nibs. There’s also the Bay Area-exclusive Golden State Double, a Richards grass-fed beef cheddar cheeseburger topped with pickles and smoked garlic aioli (I’d tap that). Local brews from Fort Point Beer Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, and Drake’s Brewing Company are available, plus Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale, plus two Shack wines.
There’s an outdoor patio with ample seating, and the Cow Hollow Shack was constructed with recycled and sustainable materials. Open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, and Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. 3060 Fillmore St. at Filbert.
Sharing the terrace is healthy neighbor INDIE SUPERETTE, a plant-based café and wellness market conceived by MINA Group’s President Patric Yumul (he named it after his daughter). The menu should fit in just perfectly with the health-obsessed Marina and Cow Hollow residents, offering primarily organic and non-GMO ingredients for its cold-pressed juices, elixirs, smoothies, a variety of açaí and chia bowls, veggie burgers, nutrient-rich savory bowls, sweet and savory toasts, vegan soft-serve, a selection of pastries from Firebrand Artisan Breads bakery, and coffee beverages featuring LAMILL Coffee.
Fire up with keto-friendly and adaptogenic smoothies, like the Ready to Rumble Monkey, with vanilla ghee, MCT oil, cacao powder, chaga, strong coffee, almond milk, and banana; and Roar, with lucuma, barley grass powder, maca, banana, ashwagandha, cordyceps, vanilla stevia, and macadamia milk. An array of additional adaptogenic supplements can be added to smoothies and açaí bowls for $1 each. The market includes made-to-order items, fresh produce, specialty grab-and-go sundries, beverages, Moon Juice powders and dusts, and even Beyond Meat burgers and sausages. Look for keto-friendly wines, hard kombucha, gluten-free beer, and additional alcoholic beverages, coming soon. Open daily 7am-9pm. 3060 Fillmore St. at Filbert.
Over at the oddly named Thrive City, the surrounding district of Chase Center, you’ll find a new location of DUMPLING TIME, serving their handmade dim sum inspired by Chinese and Japanese preparations made with local California ingredients. There are also some new items inspired by the menus at Dumpling Time’s Ginza and Shibuya restaurants in Tokyo, Japan, and there’s also a full bar with cocktails, in addition to beer and wine. Dumpling Time is open for lunch 11am-3pm and dinner 5pm-10pm. 191 Warriors Way, Suite 101, at Terry A Francois Blvd.
Future Thrive City neighbors include Miller & Lux by Tyler Florence, Nachoria, Gott’s Roadside, High-Energy Food Hall by Chef Michael Mina, Belly & Sweet Belly, and Mission Bay Wine Bar at Thrive City.
Shake Shack classics. Photo via Shack’s Facebook page.