(We were only successfully completely vegan and macrobiotic -- or "macroneurotic" according to our friends -- for two weeks, but our affection for whole grains and veggies-in-season persisted.)

Over time, changes and renovations have occurred, including moving the front door onto the side street, and removing the grocery store section entirely. However, at the café, now called Manzanita Restaurant, the food remains the same.

We hadn't been back there since the changes, until recently. It is as true now as it was then: If you're going to go the beans-and-seaweed route, this is the restaurant for you. (If anyone knows of another macrobiotic restaurant in the Bay Area, please list it in the comments below!)

More details of vegan-macrobiotic goodness after the jump.