I will admit – there are times when I cannot maintain a completely stocked kitchen, and I need to eat outside of my home. I like to maintain my goal of eating as healthy as possible, though, and a great place in my neighborhood makes that very easy – it’s called Pluto’s and it’s right around the corner.
Walk to the back, and note the glassed-in salad fixings in the corner. The nice people behind the counter will take your order for lettuce type (romaine, mixed, spinach), protein (roasted turkey, chicken, steak…even fried chicken) AND seven “fixings” (great stuff like cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame, avocado, sprouts, olives….the list goes on). They will mix in the type of dressing you choose, and add in a piece of bread if you like. Voilà – a great salad, with no shopping, chopping, or mixing on your part – and for me, it’s even on the way home from the gym.
Pluto’s also offers great dinners and sides, like roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, plus a selection of made to order sandwiches, all available to take away, eat in the dining room or outside at the sidewalk tables. On a nice day, you would be very smart to take it to go, walk a couple of blocks to the Marina Green, and enjoy the sailboats and ships passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Additional locations at 627 Irving, 2114 Lombard.)