Last night J and I took a Beyoncé style dance class. Yes really.
Before we went to the Metronome we decided to grab a quick dinner. J is incredibly good about eating healthy & is a huge supporter of my trying to turn over a new leaf in my relationship with food, hence the reason why she picked one of her Marina favorites, Blue Barn Gourmet. Like many restaurants now in San Francisco, Blue Barn is all about sustainable, organic and quality food. Which I love! They are partnered with many local producers and are constantly inspired by the seasonal produce they get from Oak Hill Farm, a small, family-run farm located in Sonoma County (Glen Allen to be exact).
With 10 salads, 14 sandos, 5 grilled cheeses, soup AND a custom salad bar you pretty much can always find something delicious to eat. I had the Chinese Chicken salad last night and it was delicious! The flavor of the dressing, the tartness of the blood oranges and the crispiness of the soba noodles paired with huge hunks of chicken; it was the perfect thing to fill up on before being flawless in a dance class (yea right, I was NOT flawless).
Some of the other popular items on the menu include the Spicy Tuna Salad (this is my next try), the Rooster sando (filled with chili-lime chicken, bacon, cheddar and avocado), the Burrata grilled cheese, and the Barn BLT (which has goat cheese and pesto, hello yum!). Oh and apparently the massive hunks of rice crispy treats they have on the counter are out of this world.
Important note: This place is small, it’s normally packed and it’s not generally cheap. Average salad is $15 bucks and average sando is about $12. I feel this is worth it considering I know what they put in their food and where they get it from. It’s also the Marina, anyone who knows the Marina should know what to expect.
Blue Barn Gourmet Locations
2105 Chestnut Street
2237 Polk Street
335 Corte Madera Avenue