Food & Drink

Mother Grubbers

gracias madre!

Your idea of a holy trinity is:
a) Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
b) margarita, rocks, salt.
c) Chynna, Wendy, Carnie.

If you answered a, b, or c, please report to your therapist.

A much healthier trinity of corn, beans, and squash is the backbone of the vegan Mexican cuisine at the latest installment from the Cafe Gratitude folks, Gracias Madre, opening in the Mission on Saturday.

The space itself has a touch of divine intervention with a giant, cathedral-like mural nodding to Hispanic culture. Hearty dishes like butternut squash quesadillas with caramelized onion, cashew cheese, and tomatillo-guajillo salsa; and poblano tamales with stone-ground heirloom masa inspire genuflection.

Most of the produce is sourced from the company’s own organic, biodynamic Be Love Farm in Pleasants Valley.

Which, in this city, is preaching to the choir.

Gracias Madre, 2211 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th Streets (415-824-4652 or gracias-madre.com).

Photo: Beau B / Flickr

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2211 Mission St
@ 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110