This raw, organic, gluten free, vegan restaurant is a place you won’t find in most tour books. But I consider it a place not to be missed, not only for its hippy-dippy-only-in-San Francisco atmosphere, but for its completely fabulous food. Never mind if you are a carnivore of the highest order, your taste buds will be thrilled with the meals here, which include sushi (without the fish), enchiladas (without the meat), pizza (without the cheese or the traditional crust) plus all sorts of rich desserts from chocolate mousse to coconut cream pie that you can hardly believe are sugar free. Every time I dine here, I come away thinking that if only I could prepare such food at home, I’d be happy to be a vegan. And if all this talk of no sugar and such sounds like no fun for kids, think again. Cafe Gratitude has a fun and festive atmosphere and it’s staff goes all out for birthdays.