Yoga, chocolate shakes and a very literate cat 

Faves and raves by Anne Angelone (Click on the picture to see Anne's faves)

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AGE:
45

YEARS IN THE CITY: 22

NEIGHBORHOOD: Mission/Castro

OCCUPATION: Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist treating thyroid and autoimmune disease; her website is www.expandingqi.com

SELF-DESCRIPTION: Grass-roots health care advocate, app-maker, swimmer, tea drinker, yoga lover

FAVORITE PLACE TO LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

Dolores Park Café

WHERE:
501 18th St., at Dolores Street

WHAT: Cafe with a thriving community

INFO: (415) 621-2936 or www.doloresparkcafe.com

Great community, great hummus, great local artists hang their work, all of my friends play music there and I can walk over in 10 minutes.

FAVORITE PLACE TO DO YOGA

Yoga Tree  

WHERE:
97 Collingwood St., at 18th Street

WHAT: Bright and spacious

INFO: (415) 701-9642 or www.yogatreesf.com

I love their big, bright studio with tons of inspiring yoga classes and workshops.

FAVORITE BOOKSTORE

Aardvark Books

WHERE:
227 Church St., between Market and 15th streets

WHAT: Excellent selection and a feline companion

INFO: (415) 552-6733

They always have the books that I’m looking for, and the staff is awesome. Plus they have a cat.

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY CHINESE HERBS

Vinh Khang Herb & Ginseng

WHERE:
512 Clement St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues

WHAT:
Take your herbal remedy home with you

INFO: (415) 752-8336

Tony the master Chinese herbalist prepares remedies after checking your tongue and taking your pulse. Then you take your three herb packets home and brew them up to heal your ailments and awaken your senses.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SWIM

Club One Fitness

WHERE:
Fillmore Center, 1455 Fillmore St.

WHAT: State-of-the-art gym experience

INFO: (415) 529-5080 or www.clubone.com

They have a great Olympic pool with skylights and a hot tub just off to the side. No need to share lanes if you go at the right times.

FAVORITE FARMERS MARKET

Fillmore Farmers Market

WHERE:
Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore St.

WHEN:
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHAT: High-quality produce is just part of the array of delights

INFO: www.pcfma.com

They’ve got lots of great flowers, smoked salmon, the samosa lady and a few organic farmers such as Add Water who contribute fantastic produce.

FAVORITE PLACE TO BUY COOKING SUPPLIES

Bed Bath and Beyond

WHERE:
555 Ninth St., between Bryant and Brannan streets

WHAT:
You can buy pretty much anything

INFO: (415) 252-0490 or www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Cutting boards, teapots, plates, knives, Keurig, check! They pretty much have it all. Most recently I bought my new blender from there to buzz up my green smoothies.  

FAVORITE HEALTHY RESTAURANT

Café Gratitude

WHERE:
2400 Harrison St., at 20th Street  

WHAT: A chocolate shake like no other

INFO: 415-830-3014 or www.cafegratitude.com

They have a great selection of gluten/dairy-free soups and entrees. Plus they have the most delicious chocolate shake on the planet.

FAVORITE PLACE TO MEDITATE

Mission Dharma

WHERE:
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1661 15th St., at Julian Street

WHAT: Tuesday night meditation classes

INFO: (415) 447.7761 or www.missiondharma.org

St. John’s Episcopal Church with its beautiful stained glass is a container for Howie Cohn’s Tuesday night meditation classes.

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