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Food For Thought and Your Wallet

Peanut butter rice cake

Photo story by Maddison October

March 20, 2020

Cooking on a college student’s budget is often difficult to do, but hopefully these recipes might help inspire some new additions that are relatively cheap and can last a couple of days. Some of the ingredients are “staples” that should in your fridge or your cabinets (such as honey, olive oil, butt...

Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat

Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat

Joshua Chan

May 21, 2019

On Market Street in San Francisco near the Montgomery BART station, there’s a tiny, sleek storefront with a black sign reading “CAFE X.” It blends in with pretty much every other piece of brutalist, almost oppressively gray concrete architecture around it. At first glance, it looks like its almost...

How to Prepare Gourmet, Healthy Meals on a College Budget

Danielle Parenteau

December 18, 2014

Eating healthy does not have to mean sacrificing flavor or paying a lot of money. Healthy meals can be flavorful and extremely cheap to prepare, as low as less than a few dollars. Good eating habits regularly fall victim to college students’ lack of time and money. It seems easier and cheaper to gra...

What’s for Lunch?

What's for Lunch?

Hillary Smith

September 18, 2014

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, just a student sharing what I found on the SF State campus. You’ve heard it before: “Pack your food, it’s healthier. You’ll save time and money.” But sometimes, it’s not that simple, and packing your food doesn’t automatically mean it’s health...

Best Boba Places in SF

Catherine Uy

September 16, 2014

With a dry and sweltering atmosphere, only two words can describe this Bay Area moment - disgustingly hot. Out comes the cargo shorts, bro tanks, and flower crowns. No, we’re not at Coachella. We’re in San Francisco, and it just hit 72 degrees. The sun’s blazing rays make me feel grimy and parch...

Good vibes and music take over Haight Street

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

September 15, 2014

Throngs of people flocked to Haight Street on Sunday for the 1st Annual Haight Street Music and Merchants Festival. For the adults, there were drink specials at the many bars along Haight Street, an impromptu car show, and three musical stages featuring local artists and DJs. Bigger names like T...

Against the Grain

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

Written by Katie Mullen Photo by Tony Santos It’s a beautiful Saturday in San Francisco. The sun has come out to play and so have you. You and a group of friends decide that the only thing to compliment the beautiful day at hand is a well-crafted beer. You guys are in luck, you live in a c...

What the Fuck is Foraging?

Xpress Mag Staff

April 3, 2014

  Written and illustrated by Nicole Dobarro With a teasing view of the Golden Gate Bridge peaking out above the fog, my eyes were peeled across acres of foliage while my mind shuffled through the pages of text and photos I read on edible plants. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I separat...

SF Staples: Dignified Dirty Dogs

Xpress Mag Staff

February 14, 2014

By Nicole Dobarro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDl--J-f-k It’s 3 a.m. and it’s been a long night of inhaling cheap whiskey, tolerating the hoots, hollers, and enduring the judgement of walking barefoot in the Mission because those heels just aren’t worth it. It’s time to go home. But ...

Cocktails With a Kick: Winter Sour

Xpress Mag Staff

February 14, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vlgp7uJkbU Written by Dani Hutton Elixir--Winter Sour--$11 Have you ever wondered what a Christmas tree tastes like? No, probably not. But, in the event that you’re curious now, it tastes like rosemary. Or vice-versa. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s certa...

Catching Crabs

Xpress Mag Staff

December 17, 2013

Words and photos by Tony Santos Braving the open sea, wrangling wild animals from the depths of the ocean, and taking the kill home to feast upon the meat. Ok, it’s no Deadliest Catch, but Daniel Hoffman is regularly enjoying fresh Dungeness crab, caught from the comfort of his kayak. E...

Get Your Greens

An example CSA subscription box, put together by Blue House Farms, sits on the back of their truck during a farmers market event in the Mission District. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress.

Agnes Mogstad

November 19, 2013

It’s an expensive lunch in San Francisco. There’s that seven dollar sandwich, that six dollar salad- convenient but hardly satisfying. Fast food has taken away our desire to cook. Many blame it on high produce prices- or simply not having time to shop. With the new trend of "going local" when it...

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