Faves and raves by Anne Angelone (Click on the picture to see Anne's faves)
YEARS IN THE CITY: 22
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
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.
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
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
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
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.