When I started shifting to a mostly plant-based diet, discovering Beloved was a dream come true. Everything here is mostly plant based (i.e. vegan), organic, refined sugar free, and all out delicious. The smoothies are plant based and use real, whole ingredients. Unlike so many other smoothie bars, Beloved lets California produce shine, and the sweetness comes from the natural ingredients themselves.
If you don’t fancy a smoothie, the hot food here is also incredible. The creamy lentil dal with a touch of ghee and raisin chutney is comforting, and maybe one of my favorite dishes of all time.
Beloved is more than just a smoothie bar though. This hole-in-the-wall in SF’s Mission District aims to blend culture and community. People not only feel connected to each other as they sit in the cozy space with only 10 seats, but they feel connected to the food.
Do yourself a treat and indulge in one of their creamy smoothies or soups, an adaptogenic tonic, or even a rich, chocolatey grain-free brownie, made with sprouted nuts, cacao, coconut oil, coconut sugar.