Kimia Kalbasi

Taste of LA in the [San Francisco] Bay

From LA to SF, Lemonade finds a new home in the bay to provide an eclectic vegetable-based dining scene

Downtown Burlingame welcomes the newest kid on the block, Lemonade. “Lemonade is a California brand expanding locally and is a perfect fit for the Northern California lifestyle,” says founder/executive chef Alan Jackson. “We love Burlingame for its small town feel and family friendly community. The lively dining district downtown is the perfect location for our debut into the neighborhood.”

Lemonade is a fast casual yet innovative dining experience that focuses on offering a chef-driven menu that presents the season’s prime Californian ingredients. Lemonade offers a wide variety of mix-and-match food items that complement perfectly with its tangy lemonades from blood orange to cucumber mint to the quintessential simple lemonade.

The newest Burlingame location is the third of six new restaurants to open in the Bay Area in 2016, with additional locations including Inner Sunset, Walnut Creek, and West Portal opening up later in in the year.

With its emphasis on colorful veggies, Lemonade highlights a variety of worldly influences and tastes with cultural and creative dishes to satisfy even the pickiest taste buds. Lemonade’s cafeteria-style setting welcomes guests to ‘eat colorfully’ by grabbing a colored tray and choosing from an array of hot and cold seasonal dishes. These dishes are crafted to mix-and-match, which complement today’s versatile, on-the-go lifestyle.

Lemonade is committed to accommodating its diners by offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, as well as a range of distinctive, savory a la carte proteins, slow-cooked, mouthwatering braised meats, hearty artisan sandwiches, decadent desserts, and a selection of fresh lemonades.

Here a few items featured on Lemonade’s Summer Menu:

  • Heirloom Carrots with Parmesan, Parsley, Truffle, and Lemon Vinaigrette 
  • Red Quinoa with Curry Cauliflower, Tangerines, Pickled Cucumbers, Mint, and Peanuts 
  • Canadian Bay Shrimp and Sweet Corn with Zucchini, Curry Vinaigrette, and Punjabi Snack Mix
  • Ahi Tuna and Avocado Poke with Tangerines, Icicle Radish, and Sesame
  • Lemon Rotisserie Chicken with Pine Nuts, Moroccan Green Olives, and Saffron
  • Honey Kiss Melon and Chioggia Candy Cane Beets with Baby Spinach, Blue Cheese, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Alongside Lemonade’s quintessential sweet treats from macaroons, cookies, and brownies, it also recently launched a brand new series of desserts called Pick Me Ups, which are trifle-style sweets served in glass jelly jars. The Summer 2016 Pick Me Ups include: chocolate mint grasshopper pie, strawberry s’mores with chocolate ganache & graham cracker crumble, lemon meringue, and blood orange cheesecake.

There are currently 24 California locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and San Francisco, with plans to open three additional Bay Area restaurants in 2016. The company was named on Restaurant Business “The Fastest Growing Small Chains in America” list in 2015 and recently on QSR magazine's “Ones to Watch” list.

Lemonade is the ideal choice for those who appreciate simple, casual dining in vibrant, convenient locations, without comprising quality and fresh ingredients. Lemonade Burlingame is located at 1152 Burlingame Avenue and will be open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:05 pm.

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