Guide to San Diego Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

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Evolution Fast Food

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 65 reviews
2965 5th Ave (at Quince), San Diego, California 92103
619-550-1818
Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
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.

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
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
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 9 reviews
9928 Mira Mesa Blvd (at Scripps Ranch Blvd), San Diego, California 92131
858-578-8885
Open Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 4-9pm.
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 26 reviews
1905 El Cajon Blvd (at Georgia St), San Diego, California 92104
619-683-9490
Open Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 4-9pm.
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
5.0 stars 5 reviews
3131 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104
619-228-9881
Open Wed-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 9am-2pm.
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.

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Native Foods - Point Loma

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3369 Rosecrans St, San Diego, California 92110
619-225-1155
Open Mon-Sun 11am-10pm.
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 10 reviews
4230 Voltaire St (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California 92107
619-223-2880
Open Mon-Sun 11am-8pm.
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.

Plumeria

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 15 reviews
4661 Park Blvd, University Heights (at Adams Ave), San Diego, California 92116
619-269-9989
Open Mon-Sun 11am-11pm.
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
Open Tue-Sun Lunch/Dinner, closed Mon.
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. Inexpensive.

Sipz Fusion Cafe - Clairemont Mesa

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 31 reviews
5501 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (at I-805), San Diego, California 92117
858-279-3747
Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
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
Open Sun-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.
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.

Spread

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
3.5 stars 20 reviews
2879 University Ave (at 30th St, North Park), San Diego, California 92104
619-543-0406
Open Tue-Sun 5-11pm, closed Mon.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Wine, American, Fusion, Catering

A more upscale vegetarian cuisine restaurant that also makes nut spreads (peanut butter, almond butter). Each day's menu changes and is written on a chalkboard. Small, with mostly all-white eclectic furniture. Motto is "nouveau comfort food." Prices are moderate to slightly expensive with a dish priced around $12 to 16. Moderate.

Veg 'N Out

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 29 reviews
3442 30th St (at North Park), San Diego, California 92104
619-546-8411
Open Mon-Thur 12-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Catering

Veggie cafe in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. Menu includes in veggie burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, veggie dogs, smoothies, desserts, and other vegetarian and vegan food. Casual. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Alforon

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
5965 El Cajon Blvd (at College Ave), San Diego, California 92115
619-269-9904
Open Tue-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Take-out, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

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

Broke Girls' Coffee Bar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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3562 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, San Diego, California 92116
619-546-8302
Open Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-6pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Local coffee shop with house-made gluten free and vegan pastries. Some Fridays and Saturdays open later for events, live music. 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
Open Mon-Thur 10:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-3am, Sun 10:30am-10pm.
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 (at Hancock), San Diego, California 92110
619-224-7500
Closed Monday.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Offers vegetarian buffet for lunch and dinner. Buffet is mostly vegan and almost all menu options can be made vegan. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chipotle - W Broadway

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
101 W Broadway, San Diego, California 92101
619-810-2383
Open Mon-Sun 11am–10pm.
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
Open Tue-Sun 11am-2pm, 5-10pm.
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.

Devine Pastabilities

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
3545 Midway Dr (at Fordham, Ocean Beach/Point Loma area), San Diego, California 92110
619-523-5441
Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, closed Sun.
Cuisine: Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Casual setting. Veggie ball spaghetti torpasta, vegan pizza, and a few vegetarian options. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

El Zarape

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.5 stars 5 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
Open daily.
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. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Fitzee Foods

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.0 stars 1 review
2445 Truxtun Rd Ste 109 (at Rosecrans St and Womble Rd), San Diego, California 92106
619-501-5664
Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, Western, International, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Breakfast, snack, and salad options for vegans. Free yoga classes, nutrition workshops/advising, and 10-15 similar events at the store each month. 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
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.
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.

Greenspot Salad Company

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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9450 Scranton Rd Ste 112 (at Mira Mesa Blvd), San Diego, California 92121
858-587-2585
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, 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.

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
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am.
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 (at 35th St), San Diego, California 92116
619-282-0437
Open Mon-Sun 24 hours.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. 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.

Liticker's Liquors

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
4955 Voltaire St (at /in Ocean Beach), San Diego, California 92107
619-224-1052
Open Sun-Thur 9am-10pm, Fri-Sat 9am-1am.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. This is a fast food counter within a liquor store in Ocean Beach. They serve vegan options identified on a separate vegan menu which include tamales, tacos, including tofu, seitan, and tempeh options. There is also a separate vegetarian menu. Note that the website menu does not identify vegan options, but the menu in store has the menu separated by food types: vegetarian, vegan, etc. Also, the condiments (salsas, etc.) are marked vegan and non-vegan. Inexpensive.

Local Habit

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
3827 5th Ave (at University Ave ), San Diego, California 92103
619-795-4770
Open Mon-Thur 4:30-10:30pm, Fri 4:30-11pm, Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10:30pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, American, Beer, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Trendy restaurant with an emphasis on organic, local, creative cuisine and microbrews located in the heart of the progressive neighborhood of Hillcrest. Offers many vegan options that are clearly marked on the menu. Vegan cheese is available for substitutions. Moderate.

Mint Downtown Thai

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
732 4th Ave (at F St), San Diego, California 92101
619-546-8424
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm.
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.

Misha's Cafe and Juice Bar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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2110 Hancock St Unit 100, San Diego, California 92110
619-795-3488
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe and juice bar situated in the same building as Culture Shock and Bikram Hot Yoga. Offers sandwiches, smoothies, juices. The sandwiches are mostly non-veg but you could get the spring rolls or the veggie sandwich and ask to omit cheese and mayonaise. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
4651 Park Blvd, Parkcrest (at Adams Ave), San Diego, California 92116
619-546-7900
Please Check Website for Hours.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ethiopian, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Dinner menu has five vegetarian options (listed in a separate section and clearly marked), four of which are vegan, and the fifth can be made vegan. Entrees come with a side dish, all three of which are vegan. Also has two vegan appetizers. Lunch menu has similar options. Comfortable atmosphere. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Naked Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
3555 Rosecrans Ave Ste 109 (at Point Loma area), San Diego, California 92110
619-226-7866
Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-2:30pm.
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. An American breakfast, brunch, and lunch place with several locations. Offers some ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes in addition to a few vegan ones. You can order grilled tofu in a wrap or stir-fry or a custom sandwich. Has soymilk shakes. Honey is used, so vegans to ask. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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