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Evolution Fast Food

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 74 reviews
2965 5th Ave (at Quince), San Diego, California 92103
619-550-1818
Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Fast food, Raw, Bakery, Juice bar, Take-out

Healthier, 100% vegan fast food with dine-in, drive-thru, and takeaway. Features rawcos (raw tacos), raw stuffed veggies, sandwiches, soup du jour, selection of veggie burgers, salads, bowls, plus fresh organic juices, signature smoothies and shakes, European-stye desserts, and vegan soft serve ice cream. Most food is in-house-made from scratch even the ketchup and ranch dressing. Has gluten-free options. Brunch is offered weekends 11am-2pm. Uses biodegradable packaging. Opened Nov 2009 and was formerly Nature's Express, similar menu. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

SOL CAL Cafe

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 5 reviews
910 J St (at downtown), San Diego, California 92101
619-255-2927
Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, American, Catering, Take-out, Delivery

Cafe and market using organic, gmo-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, unrefined ingredients. Offers cold pressed juice, smoothies, veggie burgers, salads,pasta, bowls, tacos, acai bowls, pastries, ice cream, and seasonal specials. Since Oct 2014. Moderate.

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Go Raw L.I.F.E. Center

  • Vegan Restaurant
5.0 stars 2 reviews
2751 Roosevelt Rd Unit 103, San Diego, California 92106
619-222-3600
Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, All Raw, Organic, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Opened Jul 2012, this raw food center serves organic smoothies, juices, and raw food such as avocado sandwich on onion bread and raw falafel. Also sells packaged raw vegan snack foods and lifestyle products. Free wi-fi, kids area with toys. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Loving Hut - Mira Mesa

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 11 reviews
9928 Mira Mesa Blvd (at Scripps Ranch Blvd), San Diego, California 92131
858-578-8885
Tue-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Vietnamese, Asian, Take-out, Catering

Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Serving all vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan dessert. Each location is individually family owned and operated. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Loving Hut - North Park Uptown

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 31 reviews
1905 El Cajon Blvd (at Georgia St), San Diego, California 92104
619-683-9490
Tue-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Vietnamese, Asian, American, Fast food, Take-out

Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Serves all vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan dessert. Each location is individual family owned and operated. This one is in the 7 Eleven shopping plaza with lot parking. Small but with plenty of tables, brightly lit with large front windows. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Moncai Vegan

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 9 reviews
3131 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104
619-228-9881
Wed-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-2:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Bakery, Take-out

Previously at farmers markets and opened this retail location fall 2013. Offers vegan comfort foods and desserts. Sunday is brunch menu (only). Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

Native Foods - Point Loma

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 3 reviews
3369 Rosecrans St, San Diego, California 92110
619-225-1155
Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fusion, Fast food, Take-out

Part of the Native Foods vegan restaurants. Offers an original menu of sandwiches, veggie burgers, bowls, salads, kids' menu, and more. In-house tempeh and seitan (wheat meat). Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Peace Pies - San Diego

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 11 reviews
4230 Voltaire St (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California 92107
619-223-2880
Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, All Raw, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Raw food cafe providing all raw, vegan, gluten-free meals and dessert pies using fair trade and local ingredients. Has another location in Encinitas. Also attends farmers' markets in the San Diego area. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Gelato Vero Caffe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
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3753 India St, San Diego, California 92103
619-295-9269
Mon-Thu 6:00am-12:00am, Fri 6:00am-1:00am, Sat 7:00am-1:00am, Sun 7:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Ice cream parlor and cafe, originally established 1984. Serves brunch on the weekends. Opens late nightly. Reported removed fish from menu in Apr 2014. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Jyoti-Bihanga

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 23 reviews
3351 Adams Ave (at Normal Heights), San Diego, California 92116
619-282-4116
Mon-Tue 11:00am-9:00pm, Wed 11:00am-3:00pm, Thu-Fri 11:00am-9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out

Veggie cafe operated by students of Sri Chinmoy since 1986. Menu features wraps, sandwiches, main entrees. Closed August month. Moderate.

Plumeria

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 17 reviews
4661 Park Blvd, University Heights (at Adams Ave), San Diego, California 92116
619-269-9989
Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Vegetarian Thai restaurant. Uses organic vegetables (when available) and organic non-gmo tofu. Most food is vegan and gluten free. Opened in July 2012. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Rasraj

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
9252 Miramar Rd, San Diego, California 92126
858-605-0447
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian

Snack and sweets style Indian vegetarian restaurant opened November 2012. Serves dosas, Desi-Chinese, samosas and other snacks, rotis, Gujuarti thalis, wraps and numerous sweets. Has vegan options. Open Tue-Sun Lunch/Dinner. Inexpensive.

Sipz Fusion Cafe - Clairemont Mesa

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 32 reviews
5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (at I-805), San Diego, California 92117
858-279-3747
Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Bakery, Fusion, Take-out

One of two locations; the second location is in North Park. Casual dining in a large space. Menu features a range of Asian style rice and noodles plates, mockmeat dishes, appetizers. Everything is vegan except for one dish (noted on the menu). Vegan sushi menu is available from 5pm. Its own bakery makes vegan treats and desserts. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Sipz Fusion Cafe - North Park

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 14 reviews
3914 30th St (at North Park), San Diego, California 92104
619-795-2889
Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Fusion, Bakery, Take-out, Catering

Opened in December 2011, this is Sipz's second location; the other is in Claremont Mesa. Offers a range of Asian style rice and noodles plates, mockmeats, and appetizers. Everything is vegan except for one dish (noted on the menu). Vegan sushi menu is available from 5pm. Its own bakery makes vegan treats and desserts. Casual nice with large front windows. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Alforon

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115
619-269-9904
Tue-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Take-out, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small, family-owned Lebanese restaurant. Veggie suitable dishes are marked on the menu. Nice decor. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Bearito Republic

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3884 4th Ave (at Hillcrest district), San Diego, California 92103
619-458-9597
Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Organic, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Design-your-own burrito, bowl, or salad. Has organic tofu and a wheat gluten as protein choices. Food is made onsite by the owners who'd like to cater to different dietary needs. Since summer 2014. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Broke Girls' Coffee Bar

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3562 Adams Ave (at Normal Heights), San Diego, California 92116
619-546-8302
Mon-Fri 6:30am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 7:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Local coffee shop offering a few food items such as house-made gluten free pastries, vegan muffin or cookie. Hosts events some Friday and Saturday evenings. Street parking. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Burger Lounge

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
528 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101
619-955-5727
Mon-Thu 10:30am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-3:00am, Sun 10:30am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Organic, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Many locations in Southern California. Has an organic quinoa burger (reported mixture contains dairy Jun 2013), salads, and french fries. Uses local and organic ingredients. Located in the gaslamp area of downtown. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Cafe India

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 7 reviews
3760-5 Sports Arena Blvd Ste 5, San Diego, California 92110
619-224-7500
Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Family run Indian food restaurant in Point Loma, since 1986. Buffet has vegetarian and vegan dishes. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chipotle - W Broadway

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
101 W Broadway, San Diego, California 92101
619-810-2383
Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
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. Offers a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Dao Fu

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3332 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116
619-281-6888
Tue-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese, Asian, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Vietnamese place named after "tofu." Offers fresh made tofu and soy milk. Menu includes a small section of vegan suitable dishes, cooked using separate cookware from meats. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

El Zarape

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 6 reviews
4642 Park Blvd (at Adams), San Diego, California 92116
619-692-1652
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Update: In October 2010, it was reported to happycow that their beans and flour tortillas are made with lard. Offers some vegetarian options including potato rolled tacos. Note that most dishes have cheese, so vegans need to specify. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Fairouz

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 10 reviews
3166 Midway Dr 102-103 (at Rosecrans), San Diego, California 92110
619-225-0308
Cuisine: Lebanese, Buffet, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Lebanese restaurant and art gallery. Has a large buffet with vegetarian and salad items. Vegan buffet items usually include dishes like lentil soup, okra with tomatoes, garlic potatoes, eggplant with zucchini, foul mudamus, hummus, fattoush, and fresh fruit. A la carte menu is predominately meat with some veg dishes, marked. Open daily. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Fitzee Foods

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
2445 Truxtun Rd Ste 109, San Diego, California 92106
619-501-5664
Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out only, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Take-away food with a few veg choices like a kale salad. Offers yoga classes and workshops. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Fresco Pizza and Grill

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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13350 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, California 92129
858-538-3333
Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small pizzeria and restaurant with several booths and music playing over loud speakers. Order at the register. Has Daiya vegan cheese and a vegan pesto, and the pasta marinara sauce does not contain dairy. Has gluten-free options. Menu doesn't specifically mention what's vegan, though. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Gourmet India

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
810 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101
619-702-7967
Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:30pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Indian food menu, has a vegetarian section. Nice interior with rich colors. Prices higher than typical Indian places. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Expensive.

Greenspot Salad Company

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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9450 Scranton Rd Ste 112, San Diego, California 92121
858-587-2585
Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fast casual restaurant offering salads, soups, and baked potatoes. Caters to different dietary requests. Could build your own salad. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Kappa Sushi

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9870 Hibert St Ste D13 (at Mira Mesa), San Diego, California 92131
858-566-3388
Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-8:30pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Japanese restaurant in Mira Mesa. Menu has a vegetarian rolls section with several items, like a rabbit food roll with tahini sauce and an eggplant roll. Also offers cooked food like noodle bowls where tofu can be ordered. Be sure to specify no egg, mayonaise, etc., just to be sure. Modern decor. Kitchen breaks from 2:30-5pm. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

La Gran Tapa

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
611 B St, San Diego, California 92101
619-234-8272
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Spanish, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Authentic Spanish food tapas restaurant and bar, knows what vegetarian diet is. The menu denotes vg for vegan and vgo for vegan optional. Live music in the evening. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Landini's Pizzeria

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 3 reviews
1827 India St (at Little Italy), San Diego, California 92101
619-238-3502
Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sun 11:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Pizza, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. In Oct 2012 this pizzeria in San Diego Little Italy started stocking vegan Daiya cheese and offers a pizza dubbed "the vegan" which is topped with tomatoes, artichokes, black olives, onions, and spinach. Has gluten free. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Lestat's Coffee House

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
3343 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116
619-282-0437
Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. 24-hour trendy coffeehouse that offers a vegetarian soup and a vegan chili (call to confirm) plus vegan pastries, tea, soymilk for coffee. Furniture is antique Victorian. Has computers and nightly entertainment in its theater next door. Free wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

Lestat's on Park

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
4496 Park Blvd (at University Heights district), San Diego, California 92116
619-501-6638
Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. An extension of the other location on Adams St. This one is a 24-hour cafe. Offers several vegan food, dessert, and drink choices. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Liticker's Liquors and Mexican Grill

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
4955 Voltaire St (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California 92107
619-224-1052
Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-12:00am, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A Mexican grill located inside a liquor store. Offers an extensive vegetarian as well a vegan menu with tamales, tacos, including tofu, seitan, and tempeh. Denotes which condiments are vegan suitable. Inexpensive.

Local Habit

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
3827 5th Ave (at Hillcrest district), San Diego, California 92103
619-795-4770
Cuisine: Lacto, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Trendy restaurant with an emphasis on organic and local produce and microbrews, located in the heart of Hillcrest neighborhood. Offers vegan cheese and other substitutions. Call for hours - tell us. Moderate.

Mint Downtown Thai

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
732 4th Ave (at F St), San Diego, California 92101
619-546-8424
Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:30pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Thai food place, has veggie choices, tofu and mock duck. Soups are veggie broth based. Nice interior. Lots of seating. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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