A meat-heavy Belgian-style sausage bar in San Francisco has gone completely vegan. Belga is now the plant-based restaurant Wildseed, which serves sustainable, healthy food.
Owned by the Back of the House Restaurant Group, Wildseed sells locally-sourced food made with ingredients that are in season.
“We believe that eating well should be easy to do, good for you, and delicious,” Laura Kwan-Rosenbush — PR and Marketing Manager of Back of the House — told LIVEKINDLY.
“That’s why we have created a menu of fresh, flavorful, and hearty food full of all the ingredients you need, and none of the ones you don’t – to satisfy your cravings and keep you feeling good,” she continued.
From Fried Chicken to Vegan and Locally-Sourced
Chef Blair Warsham — who used to work as a consulting chef at fried chicken restaurant the Bird, also owned by Back of the House — has taken over the kitchen at the new restaurant.
Warsham has swapped chicken for plants for the planet and for health reasons, says Kwan-Rosenbush.
“Chef believes that eating more plants is one of the best things you can do for your body and your health,” said Kwan-Rosenbush. “And one of the strongest tools we have to fight climate change.”
The menu currently includes Spinach Benedict (a plant-based take on eggs benedict) and a Fall Vegetable Omelet. Both dishes include JUST Egg, created by California-based food tech company JUST. Made with mung beans, the vegan egg has a similar taste and texture to traditional chicken eggs.
The menu also includes Spiced Pumpkin Soup and the “bleeding” Impossible Burger.
Like the food, the restaurant makes its drinks list from seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients; like juices, superfoods, herbs, and shrubs.
“The drinks seek to complement the cuisine,” added Kwan-Rosenbush. It sources all of the spirits for the cocktails locally. The wine list “is exclusively local, vegan, organic, and biodynamic.”
“An important tool we have to fight climate change and support our community is our fork,” she added. “That’s why we are committed to creating a menu that leaves a small carbon footprint and makes a difference in the lives of our local farmers, all while supporting our community.”
Wildseed is located in Cows Hollow, at 2000 Union Street.