Back of the House counts San Francisco-based restaurants such as Beretta, Delarosa, El Techo, Lolinda, Starbelly, Super Duper Burgers and Uno Dos Tacos among its portfolio.
Wildseed's original location is in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood. The concept seems like a good fit for Palo Alto, according to Back of the House founder and CEO, Adriano Paganini.
"In general, the people of Palo Alto tend to be health conscious and care about the environment, which is the perfect clientele for Wildseed. We feel that we are going to be embraced with open arms by the community," Paganini said in an email.
Additionally, the location at Town & Country, he said, "was appealing to us because it has a neighborhood-like, community feel to it."
Banasky couldn't confirm details of the menu for the Palo Alto location, but said it's likely to include some overlap with the San Francisco menu.
"We're still working on the menu, but it will likely feature several of the same dishes from the original Wildseed as well as some new ones with a focus on fresh, local ingredients," he said.
The menu for Wildseed's San Francisco location, which is "100% plant-based," includes shared plates, salads, entrees, bowls and pizzas.
The menu reflects a variety of cuisines — Mexican Corn Cakes, Beet Poke — and features particularly strong nods to Indian flavors, with dishes that include masala dal soup, curried cauliflower and spicy yellow curry — and Italian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences — pizza, rigatoni Bolognese and a shared mezze plate with falafel, hummus and baba ganoush.
Wildseed's menu doesn't eschew meat substitutes as some vegetarian or vegan spots do. The BBQ Plate features Impossible sausage, and anyone craving a plant-based burger can choose between a more traditional veggie burger featuring a mushroom and spinach patty or Wildseed's take on the Impossible Burger, which it tops with grilled onion, chipotle aioli, tomatoes and gem lettuce. For more information, visit wildseedsf.
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