Guide to La Jolla Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (10 Listings)

Roots - UCSD

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 5 reviews
9500 Gilman Dr 0120 (at UCSD Muir College), La Jolla, California 92093-0120
Open Mon-Thur 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-4pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out

UCSD's first all veg eatery and lounge, located on the Muir College campus below Pines Restaurant. Diners choose from a variety of hearty entrees, sides, snacks, and smoothies. Reported all vegan to happycow Apr 2013. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

The Veggie Grill - San Diego UTC

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 8 reviews
4353 La Jolla Village Dr Unit H28 (at Westfield UTC - University Towne Centre), La Jolla, California 92112
Open Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Catering, Take-out

Open Aug 2013 inside the Westfield UTC shopping plaza next to Macy's. Vegan fast food cafe chain restaurant offering a variety of original veggie burgers and sandwiches, hot plates, plus salads, sweet potato fries, kids menu, and desserts. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Che Cafe Collective

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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1000 Scholars Dr S (at UCSD Campus), La Jolla, California 92093
Open Mon-Sun 7-11pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. All-volunteer organization offering community space, live shows, and serves food. Check its website for event info. Previously listed as vegan, reported to HappyCow collective no longer has a kitchen and is no longer vegan/vegetarian, May 2014. Cash only. Inexpensive.


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1055 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, California 92037
Open daily.
Cuisine: Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Don Carlos Taco Shop

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
737 Pearl St 113 (at Eads), La Jolla, California 92037
Open Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-8pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Burrito and tacos eatery. Vegans need to specify because cheese is on everything. Has soyrizo filling and sometimes a vegan tamale choices with soyrizo, harvest veggie, pumpkin spice, or pina colada - call ahead to check. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.


Krafty Krepes

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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1241 Prospect St (at Ivanhoe), La Jolla, California 92037
Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-6pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, French, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A quaint French creperie serves vegan and gluten free crepe choices, savory and sweet. Owner is knowledgeable and accommodating to special requests. Located across from George's. Also sells at the local farmers markets; Thur at UTC, Sat at Golden Hill, Sun at Point Loma. Inexpensive.

Lean and Green Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
7825 Fay Ave (at Silverado), La Jolla, California 92037
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Juice bar, Salad bar, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Quick service cafe offering wraps, salads, rice bowls, soups, juices and smoothies. You could create your own wrap and salad. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Little Korea

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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8008 Girard Ave Ste 210, La Jolla, California 92037
Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-9pm.
Cuisine: Korean, Asian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Korean food restaurant located directly off the beach. Has a few vegan or veganizable choices on the menu. Ask which of the complimentary sides are animal-free. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Pho La Jolla

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 2 reviews
3211 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, California 92037
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Vietnamese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vietnamese food menu with vegetarian dishes highlighted, and there are several vegan suitable dishes like tofu vegetable rice noodle soup, rolls, and vege chicken sandwich. Fruit salad dessert and smoothies. Moderate.

Pleiku Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
7596 Fay Ave, La Jolla, California 92037
Open Tue-Thur 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-4pm.
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Thai, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small place offering modern Vietnamese food. Has several tofu and vegetable based dishes. Or ask to substitute tofu for meat. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (1 Listing)

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