The Cutest Kids’ Meals in the Bay Area

Most restaurants offer a kids’ meal as an afterthought, or a begrudging concession to the fact that people will bring tiny humans to their establishment. You usually see some half-hearted options, like a sandwich or some lukewarm Mac and cheese.

Not at Bean Sprouts Cafe. The creative fast-service restaurant inside the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California caters specifically to kids.

To that end, they have the cutest and most creative kids’ meals in the Bay Area. They also happen to be healthy and delicious, too.

Super Cute Kids’ Meals

Bean Sprouts’ menu showcases some of their creative kids meal choices.

The Spacedilla is a quesadilla in the shape of a rocket ship. The Flutterbite is a simple turkey and cheddar sandwich, but arranged around a piece of celery to look like a butterfly.

My kids’ favorite is the Grilledzilla, a grilled cheese sandwich cut with a jagged monster mouth, with eyes made of cucumber slices and olives (pictured above.)

The Do Re For Me is a sunflower butter and jelly sandwich in the shape of a piano keyboard. It has won awards for the best kids’ meal in America.

Not only are the offerings at Bean Sprouts whimsical, they’re also healthy, with whole grains, healthy ingredients and lots of fruits and veggies thrown in.

Not Just For Kids

Bean Sprouts isn’t just for kids, either. The kids’ meals are a nice sized lunch portion for an adult (although you’ll need a kid with you in order to visit the museum and thus Bean Sprouts.)

The creative cafe has a variety of other items on offer, too, ranging from simple pizzas to more adult-oriented caprese sandwiches and salads. The smoothies served in twisty souvenir cups are popular with kids, but way more sugary than Bean Sprouts’ other offerings.

A Great Stop at the Museum

Bean Sprouts makes a perfect place to grab lunch if you’re visiting the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Grab one of the creative and adorable kiss’s meals, find a table, and enjoy your lunch stop before heading back to BADM’s equally creative exhibits.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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