Take a break from pepperoni pizza and General Tsao’s chicken the next time you need to pick-up dinner for the whole family: Beautifull, a healthy prepared food store, just opened a second San Francisco location in the Inner Sunset, following the successful Laurel Heights launch earlier this year. Parents will love the sophisticated yet wholesome dishes like Asian Spiced Salmon Cakes or vegan Butter Bean Tagine while the kids gobble up nutritious Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese (made without butter or cream!) or Kamut Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs. You can individually order sandwiches, rice bowls or any prepared foods (by the pound) at the counter or zip on back to the refrigerated case if you’re in a hurry to check out the selection of pre-packed “grab n’ go” items. Beautifull sources the best quality seasonal produce and only uses meat free from hormones, steroids and antibiotics. They feature a rotating menu of entrees, soups, sides, salads and sandwiches so that you never get tired of eating the same old thing. They have a ton of vegetarian and vegan dishes that are clearly marked with special symbols for easy ordering, and they’ll deliver to any home or office in a four-mile radius. (For orders over $50 the delivery fee is only $4.99 and you get free delivery for orders over $125.) Or pick up some Beautifull food on your way home from a late evening at work or treat your family to the exotic breakfast muffins one morning (think Goji Cranberry and Bluberry Ginger). You’ll have some peace of mind knowing that whatever you choose will be nutritious and delicious.
Beautifull, www.beautifull.com, Inner Sunset 816 Irving Street (415) 664-2033 Open 7 days a week, 10:00am – 10:00pm Laurel Heights 3401 California Street (415) 728-9080 Open 7 days a week, 10:00am – 8:00pm
–Sarah K. Choi