Acme Bread – San Francisco, CA

Founded in 1983 out in Berkley, CA by Steve Sullivan, Acme Bread was a pioneer on the Artisan Bread Culture.

Erewhon Natural Foods – Los Angeles

Erewhon is a true holistic supermarket, having one of the most extensive collections of health oriented speciality foods, which- in my experience- is only rivaled by Rainbow grocery in San Francisco.

Matsuri – New York

Matsuri 212 –  243  6400 369 West 16th Street (bet 9th & 8th Avenues) New York, NY, 10011 OPEN HOURS: Unfortunately closed now 2013 The word Matsuri means festival in Japanese At the Maritime  Hotel Chef Tadashi Ono’s wonderful Matsuri transports you directly into the Edo period-  giant paper lanterns  vaulted ceiling, dark wood floors,  jade-green ceramic tiles all create an ambiance to… Read More


The House Cafe – Istanbul, Turkey

The House Cafe is a beautiful restaurant chain with cleverly designed individual locations combined with tasty food and pleasant service. Exactly what one wants from a restaurant.

Souen Organic Ramen – New York

Since 1971 Souen has been the place in NYC for macrobiotic food; with their main restaurants found in Soho and 13th St. off Union Sq. This latest Souen is the third of the chain and, thankfully, it has a completely different menu! It focuses on different styles of Ramen (all organic) and Japanese comfort food.