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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (18 Listings)

Salsa's Taco Bar

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
1710 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, California 95062
831-465-1105
Mon-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mexican, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A casual Mexican food restaurant and cantina. Uses fresh ingredients and home-made recipes. Offers a separate vegan menu with dishes like vegan tacos, spinach enchiladas, flautas, burrito, chimichanga, sope, and taco salad. Extensive fresh salsa bar. Separate fryer for vegan food. ATM on the premises. The owners will assist you with your veg/vegan order. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Hidden Peak Teahouse

  • Vegan Restaurant
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1541 Pacific Ave Ste C (at inside alleyway), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-423-4200
Mon-Wed 11:00am-9:00pm, Thu-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese

A teahouse that asks the guests to put away digital devices at the door. Offers a large variety of loose leaf teas by the cup or brew. Small plates of food available include dumplings, hummus with raw crackers, and sweets. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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Cafe Gratitude

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 13 reviews
103 Lincoln St (at Pacific Ave), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-427-9583
Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, American, Raw, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Part of a collection of organic vegan restaurants specializing in vegan and raw and cooked cuisines. Uses produce from the owners' farm. Reportedly all vegan except for honey in some items. Moderate.

Saturn Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 36 reviews
145 Laurel St (at Pacific Ave), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-429-8505
Mon-Thu 10:00am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 10:00am-3:00am, Sun 10:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Take-out

Vegetarian diner with an American food menu featuring veggie burgers, sandwiches, breakfast and brunch food, Cal-Mex food, fries, shakes, and breakfast all day. Offers weekend late risers brunch which includes mimosas and vegan donut holes. Punky, funky music and decor. Moderate.

Charlie Hong Kong

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 5 reviews
1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-426-5664
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Thai, Asian, Fast food, Beer, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Asian fast food restaurant with a mostly veggie menu, labeled. Uses some organic ingredients. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Engfer Pizza Works

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 2 reviews
537 Seabright Ave (at Murray St), Santa Cruz, California USA
831-429-1856
Tue-Sun 4:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Woodfire pizza place, features a Grandpa's flatbed truck from Engfer Iron Works. All the vegetarian pizzas can be made vegan, and offers a vegan tofu "cheese" topping on vegan pies. A wide variety of toppings are available year round and seasonally. Casual atmosphere. Moderate.

Little Shanghai

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1010 Cedar St (at Locust St), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-458-2460
Mon-Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-1:30pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Primarily meat based menu but has a large vegetable and tofu section. House specialties include gan sao tempeh, sweet bean buns, sesame balls, and vegetable cho balls (garbonzo flour and veggies deep fried like hush puppies). Weekday lunch is buffet style pay-by-the-item, which includes rice (steamed white, brown, or fried) or noodles, cabbage, and soup. Cafeteria style atmosphere with a slight Asian theme. Owners are old school and accommodating to veg diets. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Mobo Sushi

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
105 S River St (at Front St), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-425-1700
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Has a separate vegetarian sushi list with all veg choices clearly marked. Includes rolls, appetizers, desserts, sides, bento boxes, and salads. Try the vegan tazuna roll which is different every time (chef's choice). Busy on weekends. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Pearl of the Ocean

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 4 reviews
736 Water St (at Branciforte Ave), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-457-2350
Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Sri Lankan, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A Sri Lankan restaurant that uses local organic ingredients and ingredients imported from Sri Lanka. The menu features many vegetarian and vegan dishes with several unique vegetable offerings, and it denotes what is not vegan. Peaceful atmosphere with Buddhist cultural aspects. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Planet Fresh Burrito

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-423-9799
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Has a vegetarian section on menu with burritos filled with veggies that can be requested vegan. The black beans are vegan, pinto is not (has meat). Could add tofu to a burrito. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Seabreeze Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
542 Seabright Ave (at Murray St), Santa Cruz, California 95062
831-427-9713
Mon-Sat 6:00am-2:00pm, Sun 7:00am-1:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. American breakfast and lunch cafe. While most dishes contain dairy, egg, and meat, the kitchen will cater for veg and gluten-free diets. Has a tofu scramble and a tofu curry at breakfast and a mushroom burger at lunch (vegan ask to omit cheese). Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Sitar Indian Cuisine

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-427-3000
Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. The daily all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet features all vegetarian food: rice, pakora, naan, salad, dessert area with cut melons, plus several chutneys and sauces. Also a carte menu for lunch and dinner, with a large amount being vegetarian - vegans ask about dairy use. Indian decor and atmosphere with Bollywood MTV playing. Has WiFi. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

The Bagelry

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 2 reviews
320 Cedar St, Ste A (at Laurel), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-424-8049
Mon-Fri 6:30am-5:30pm, Sat 7:30am-5:30pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Locally owned bagel shop with a few locations. Classic bagels, boiled and hearth baked. All bagels are vegetarian with some vegan choices. Several vegan sandwiches and bagel spreads including Toffuti, plus the in-house-made tofu-tom, tofu del fuego, hummus and new dehli spread. Good selection of veggie toppings from avocado to sprouts to olive spread to sun dried tomatoes. Also offers organic veggies, scrambagels, and bottled juices, including non dairy and vegan bottled smoothies. Bulletin board of local events. ATM on site. Free wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Inexpensive.

Woodstock's Pizza

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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710 Front St, Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-427-4444
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Pizza, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Pizzeria with several CA locations. Has gluten-free crust base and Daiya vegan cheese for extra charge. Choice of salads, or build your own. Free wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (12 Listings)

Staff of Life

  • Health Food Store
4.5 stars 5 reviews
1266 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95062
831-423-8632
Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-9:00pm

Natural foods market with deli, bakery, and juice bar inside. Wide selection of natural products and food, including nutritional supplements, vitamins, vegetarian and vegan foods, bulk staples, and more. Specializes in vegan baked goods. Accepts credit cards.

Samba Rock Acai Cafe

  • Other Veg Stuff
4.5 stars 3 reviews
291 Water St (at Ocean), Santa Cruz, California 95060
831-458-2224
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Serving Brazilian acai bowls in addition to smoothies, yerba mate, a few baked goods, coffee, espresso, and organic soups. Dishes with milk can be made vegan with the substitution of hemp milk at extra charge. Free indoor bike parking. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards.

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