LA’s favorite eatery, Lemonade, is coming to Palo Alto
Last night, I was invited to the grand opening of Lemonade San Francisco, the newest member of the Lemonade family of fast casual restaurants. This is the first of a series of restaurants opening up in the Bay Area.
In a few weeks, Lemonade will be making its way to Palo Alto and opening a much larger restaurant on University Avenue, across from Pizza My Heart.
This cafeteria-style setup offers multiple food stations. Be prepared to feast on a long list of fresh and creative salads from the Marketplace section, like the New Mexico roasted butternut squash, the chicken lemongrass salad, curry cauliflower with golden raisins and almonds, among many other varieties. The Land & Sea menu, which ranges from seared ahi with orange-ginger ponzu to buttermilk-baked chicken breast, or my favorite, the poke tuna. There are a variety of toast-to-order sandwiches with natural meats and vegetarian options. The hot station offers braised meats, from slow roasted lamb shanks to Moroccan chicken, and hot sides like truffled mac and cheese, rice and a few more. Lemonade also offers great tasting desserts from oversized macaroons to raspberry tarts. All this served with refreshing glasses of lemonade.
Owners, Chef Alan Jackson and Ian Olsen, and some of the LA staff were present to welcome guests and usher in the new crew. They are all very thrilled about Lemonade’s presence in the Bay Area and I suspected, especially the upcoming launch in Palo Alto at 151 University Avenue. Stay tuned! Other locations after Palo Alto will be Walnut Creek(1348 Broadway Plaza) on June 14, and Burlingame (1152 Burlingame Ave.) on June 30. The other two San Francisco locations are further out, in the InnerSunset (1266 9th Ave.) and West Portal (16 W Portal Ave.) towards the end of the year.
If you are near the Yerba Buena area, visit Lemonade at 781 Mission Street, Downtown San Francisco. http://www.lemonadela.com/locations/bay-area/palo-alto