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GREEN TASTE VEGAN GOODS IS RUSSIAN HILL'S FULLY PLANT-BASED GROCERY STORE

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MATT CHARNOCK

JUL 14, 2020

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San Francisco is no stranger plant-based concepts (this is California after all!). There’s meatless Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre, vegan deli The Butcher’s Son, raw cafe and juice bar Judahlicious, and the list goes on. Somehow, though, the city has been void of an all-vegan grocery store, that is... until now.

Say hello to Green Taste Vegan Goods, a somewhat unassuming, animal-free food emporium in Russian Hill and SF’s very first vegan convenience store.

AN HERBIVORE’S PARADISE

That’s right, you won’t find eggs or dairy milk-based cheese anywhere within this small, yet well-stocked grocery. Instead, the California-based vegan grocer fills their isles with solely plant-based options (think NOOCH IT! cashew grated cheese, BRAMI vegan snacks, Banza’s chickpea-made pasta, Raw Juicery cold-pressed juice, and more).

Peruse the refrigerator section and you’ll find meatless products like cashew yogurt, dairy-free pea milk from Ripple, vegan eggs by JUST, Beyond Meat burger patties, and even plant-based cheese dips from LOCA. And sitting side saddle to their array of health-conscious items are a bevy of environmentally-friendly household items.

VEGAN-OWNED-AND-OPERATED

The creation of Green Taste Vegan Goods didn’t just happen by chance, though. Owners Sergey Karpuhin and Davier Mayes both committed to veganism some two years ago, and after taking the plant-based plunge, the idea for their all-vegan grocery store was born.

But the brick-and-mortar shop is just stop one. The pair eventually plans to launch an online store and same-day delivery service in the Bay Area, as well as make their store a community hub, hosting Q&A sessions and networking events that will pedestal vegan-ish topics and other healthy lifestyle choices.

So swing by their wood-clad flagship at 775 Filbert St. between 7am and 7pm on the weekdays or 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday to pick up all your vegan pantry, fridge, and freezer staples. We’ve got a feeling this is about to be your new favorite place to shop.

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