Eat healthy and feel better in 2016.
1. Drink More Tea: Pique Tea
The recently launched Pique Tea, Inc. is a line of crystallized loose-leaf teas in five flavors—Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine, Sencha, and Mint Sencha—and we can't stop sipping. If you want to drink more of the good stuff in 2016, these nutrient-rich packets—which are free of artificial flavorings, preservatives, and sugar and dissolve instantly in water—make on-the-go brewing a breeze. // piquetea.com
2. Eat at Home: Table Runner Healthy Meal Delivery
SF residents know that there is no shortage of food delivery apps, but using them to eat healthy can be tricky. With TableRunner, you can personally curate meals for each day, which are then automatically sent to you throughout the week. Meals are prepared fresh, ready to be eaten, and always made with seasonal, wholesome ingredients, making it a no-brainer to start the new year by treating your busy body right. // Download here.
3. Don't Forget Your Juice: Sow Juices
The Ferry Building welcomed another new healthy food and drink place at the end of 2015: juice joint Sow, a longtime favorite of local farmers markets, opened a kiosk on the north end of the building (facing Embarcadero) in late November. Crowd pleasers, such as the prescription juice—apple, orange, celery, mint, and kale—made the move, but you can now also sip steeped warm drinks (think chocolate mint and ginger, honey, and lemon) at the new location. Yum. // 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero); sowsf.com
4. East Bay Edition: Oakland Juice Co.
Owner Kandice Coscia founded Oakland Juice & Co. to fill the need for every day healthy food options in Jack London Square. Inside the year-and-a-half-old storefront, you’ll find an array of raw and cold-pressed juices, plus sandwiches, salads, wraps, acaí bowls, and smoothies named after the city’s different districts. If you’d rather “detox to re-tox,” Oakland Juice & Co. has collaborated with Verbena Wines and Triple Rock Brewery to offer cold press–infused cocktails and beers—such as the carrot, turmeric, and wine What’s Up Doc—which are available Thursday through Saturday nights. // 202 Second St., Oakland (Uptown); oaklandjuiceandco.com
5. Eat off Pretty Plates: Heath Ceramics
We're still not over Heath Ceramics. Season after season, they wow us with their ceramic greatness. If you're looking for a good reason to cook at home more and get your portions under control at the same time, we can't think of a better solution that a handsome new set of dishware from Heath. // 2900 18th St (Mission); heathceramics.com
6. Never Forget to Go Grocery Shopping: Good Eggs
Good Eggs is like an online local farmer’s market, offering a full grocery store with seasonal produce, fresh baked goods, pantry staples, beverages, snacks, deli goods, and the highest quality animal proteins. Everything is sustainably sourced and tastes amazing. Delivered straight to your doorstep, your weekly grocery run has never been so stress-free. No time to cook? Good Eggs also offers tasty pre-made meals for you to enjoy, such as the classic spaghetti and meatballs. // goodeggs.com/sfbay
7. Support Local Farms: Ferry Plaza Famers Market
Prefer to do your shopping in person? We're always down for a trip to the Ferry Building Farmers Market, where you'll get your fill of fresh produce from friendly vendors. Check back on 7x7 every month, and we'll even tell you what produce is in season and how to cook with it (you're welcome). And if temptation calls, a walk through the Ferry Building is always a sweet (and savory) treat. // Ferry Building (Embarcadero); ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/farmers_market