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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (23 Listings)

Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 19 reviews
1301 Franklin St (at 13th, downtown), Oakland, California 94612
Now Open: Mon-Fri 10:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Vietnamese, Buddhist

The weekday lunch features a steam table. Has an all-day special plate in addition to a large menu of dishes with a variety of faux meats in rice and noodle, claypots, main entrees, and more. Operated by disciples of supreme master ChingHai. Short walk from 12th St BART station. Apr 2013 reported to be all vegan. Moderate.


Shangri-La Vegan

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 13 reviews
4001 Linden St (at 40th), Oakland, California 94608
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, American, Asian, Macrobiotic, Raw, Buffet, Catering

Soups, salads, vegetarian entrees, baked goods, and beverages. All-you-can-eat buffet lunch on weekends. See web for daily menu. Previously named Manzanita. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Souley Vegan

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 50 reviews
301 Broadway (at Jack London Square), Oakland, California 94607
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Southern, American, Soul Food, Bakery, Beer/Wine, Catering, Take-out

Vegan soul food restaurant with plenty of seating. Weekday happy hour with a full bar. Menu features BBQ tofu, southern fried tofu, mac n cheese, red beans and rice, corn bread, potato salad, gumbo, spaghetti with falafel, and burgers. Fresh baked cakes and cookies made-in-house. Has a booth at Grand Lake Farmers Market on Sat. Holds cooking classes. Moderate.

Two Mammas Vegan Kitchen

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 2 reviews
3700 E 12th St, Oakland, California 94701
Now Open: Mon 10:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Western, Pizza, Catering, Juice bar, Take-out

Opened Apr 2014, this is an entirely vegan restaurant that's run by two women. All day breakfast on weekdays and lunch. Located right next to the Fruitvale BART station. Has a play area for children and holds events with local artists. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.


  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 7 reviews
550 2nd St, Oakland, California 94607
Now Open: Tue-Sat 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Italian, Beer/Wine

In 2014 this vegetarian restaurant relocated from 202 Second St and shortened its name from Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar. Now it's a full service restaurant with more food offering. The name Encuentro means "to meet, gather, encounter." Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Liba Falafel

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
380 17th St, Oakland, California 48212
Now Open: Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Take-out

Bay area mobile food truck turned brick and mortar, here since spring 2014 Offers falafels and a toppings bar alongside baked goods including vegan. Inexpensive.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
6464 Moraga Ave (at Montclair Village), Oakland, California 94611
Now Open: Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-3:00pm, Sun 11:30am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Kosher, Middle Eastern, Catering, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Was veg but added meat to its menu per report May 2014. Falafel, hummus plates, sandwiches, soups, and salads. One of the tables is a community table. Fast and casual. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.


  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
414 14th St, Oakland, California 94612
Now Open: Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:00am, Sat 6:00pm-2:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Hip pop culture-themed bar and sandwich shop with half-vegan menu. Offers coffee from Timeless (Oakland's vegan coffee shop). Casual, beer-only alcohol menu. Serves food late into the night. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Arizmendi Bakery - Lakeshore

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, California 94610
Now Open: Mon 7:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm, Sun 7:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Pizza, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A worker-owned cooperative bakery and pizzeria, part of a chain of several in the Bay Area. Usually at least a couple baked vegan treats like vegan muffin and vegan cookie, plus a vegan bread - call ahead. Arizmendi is the shortened name of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, a young priest who inspired and helped found the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Country of Spain in the 1950s. Inexpensive.

Burma Superstar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 3 reviews
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609
Now Open: Mon 5:00pm-9:30pm, Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, Tue-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Burmese, Southeast Asian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Menu includes a vegetable & tofu section. Has yellow bean tofu (soy-free). The noodle dishes can be made vegan and are marked if cannot be. Servers understand vegan diets - let them know. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Cafe Crush

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3943 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California 94611
Now Open: Mon-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Raw, American, Juice bar, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Nut-free and mostly vegan, raw, and gluten free menu. The few non-vegetarian items are labeled as such. This cafe is focused on promoting nutrition and is an affordable place to get a veggie-packed sandwich along with a green smoothie. Inexpensive.

Commonwealth Cafe and Pub

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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2882 Telegraph Ave (at 29th St), Oakland, California 94609
Now Open: Mon-Sat 10:00am-11:00pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, British, American, Irish, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. British pub type restaurant. Vegan items are clearly marked and include a vegan curry and a vegan sausage sandwich. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Ike's Lair

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
2204 Broadway (at downtown), Oakland, California 94612
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Sandwich shop with locations in the Bay area. Has a vegetarian section on the menu, all of which could be made vegan. Vegan choices include breaded vegan chicken, meatless meatballs, and turkey. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Nick's Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
6211 Shattuck Ave (at Alcatraz Ave ), Oakland, California 94609
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Pizza, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small neighborhood pizza joint always has at least one vegan pizza special on the menu. Uses caramelized onions instead of cheese. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Vegan and Tikka Masala

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
3814 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California 94611
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Pakistani, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Specializes in Indian cuisine and offers a separate vegan menu of dishes made with vegetables, lentils and beans, tofu, and spices. No nuts. Has gluten free. Very casual. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Venga Paella

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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229 Brush St, Oakland, California 94607
Closed Time: Wed-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Spanish, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Spanish paella bar with a taverna menu that's mostly seafood but offers 1 vegan paella. The potato appetizer is vegetarian with the option to be served vegan. Has a drinks bar. Dining is on hardwood tables and benches. Not suitable for children. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Vulcan Thai Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
915 45th Ave (at San Leandro St), Oakland, California 94601
Now Open: Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Curries can be made with tofu. Vegetarian/vegan options listed on menu. Ask for item to be made vegan and request can be granted. Has outdoor seating. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (17 Listings)

No Worries Cuisine

  • Veg Catering
  • Vegan
4.5 stars 7 reviews
Bay area, Oakland, California 94612

Its restaurant at 1442 Franklin St shut down in late-2011 but since then started a catering and food truck. The truck operates at locations in the Bay area - check its webpage. Makes vegan Filipino entrees using faux meats plus lumpia (fried rolls) and soups like vege chicken asparagus. Accepts credit cards.

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