Top 5 Humane Fast Food Joints in San Francisco

Categories: Meat, Top Five

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Regardless of what some militant herbivores will tell you, not all meat-eaters are evil marauding baby-eaters who have zero regard for where their meat came from. San Francisco is already a leader in providing diners with organic, humanely raised meat -- and it's not just for the fancy restaurants. Here are our top five places to get humanely-raised fast food in the city.


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5. Zaytoon
Alongside some of the greatest falafel in the city, this little hole-in-the-wall on Valencia offers up lamb and chicken schwarmas from Niman Ranch -- meaning the meat comes from sustainable family farms that use no antibiotics or hormones and ensure a humane environment for the animals. Zaytoon's schwarmas offer up the perfect balance of herbs, meat, onions and tomatoes, with the chicken and lamb grilled to textured perfection. Added bonus: They ask you in advance how mild or spicy you want your food and follow instructions to the letter.

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Zaytoon Wraps

1136 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Burger Joint - CLOSED

242 King St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Super Duper Burger

304 Market, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Let's Be Frank - CLOSED

3318 Steiner, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

BurgerMeister

138 Church, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

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jgsuperpants
jgsuperpants

Greenburgers! Everything on their menu is sustainably sourced and as local as possible, their used grease goes both to biodiesel and to making the soap they use in the bathrooms (talk about lifecycle). Strauss is used in all their unbelievable milkshakes, etc. They should definitely be on this list.

jgsuperpants
jgsuperpants

Greenburgers! Everything on their menu is sustainably sourced and as local as possible, their used grease goes both to biodiesel and to making the soap they use in the bathrooms (talk about lifecycle). Strauss is used in all their unbelievable milkshakes, etc. They should definitely be on this list.

EveMarcellus
EveMarcellus

Boo! While it is imperative to encourage meat eaters to seek out high-welfare, sustainable choices,  I wish that you had done some research on the suppliers mentioned in this list rather than just citing those that claim to be "humane". Niman Ranch, while claiming to be both humane or sustainable, doesn't mention it's common practices of finishing cattle in feedlots and confining pigs indoors. Unfortunately, articles like this reward companies for using meaningless terms like "humane" and "free range" by forgetting to look into the actual practices these producers employ. There are plenty of burger choices, including fast food, in San Francisco that are actually sourcing responsibly, and they should be applauded, supported, and mentioned here. Prather Ranch's American Eatery in the Ferry Building would be one http://prmeatco.com/american-eatery/, and Roam Artisan Burgers in the Marina is another http://roamburgers.com/about/purveyors/. Do your homework!

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