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Oakland (41)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (24 Listings)

Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
1301 Franklin St (at 13th, downtown) ~ PH: 510-893-0383
Moderate-- Vegan, Chinese, Vietnamese, Buddhist--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Fri 10:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

5912 College Ave (at Rockridge area) ~ PH: 510-735-9459
Expensive-- Vegan, Organic, American, Fusion, Gourmet, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Long-established restaurant and wine bar originally on 580 Geary St in San Francisco and relocated to Oakland in summer 2015. Upscale dining without a formal dress code. Reservations required. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Nature Vegetarian Restaurant
1116 Franklin St (at 11th St) ~ PH: 510-238-9688
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Chinese, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegan restaurant located in Chinatown. Serves vegan versions of Chinese cuisine. Offers inexpensive lunch special that includes soup, spring roll, tea, and rice. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Pepples Donut Farm
6037 San Pablo Ave ~ PH: n/a
-- Vegan, Bakery, American, Take-out--- Additional Info: All vegan bakery making donuts from organic ingredients. Also serves coffee and lunch food plus vegan brunch on weekends which features an assortment of pancakes. Previously named People's Donuts. Tue-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-2:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Shangri-La Vegan
4001 Linden St (at 40th) ~ PH: 510-547-1842
Moderate-- Vegan, Organic, American, Asian, Macrobiotic, Raw, Buffet, Catering--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Souley Vegan
301 Broadway (at Jack London Square) ~ PH: 510-922-1615
Moderate-- Vegan, Southern, American, Soul Food, Bakery, Beer/Wine, Catering, Take-out--- Additional Info: 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. Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Timeless Coffee Roasters and Bakery
4252 Piedmont Ave ~ PH: 510-985-1360
Moderate-- Vegan, American, Bakery, Take-out--- Additional Info: All vegan coffee shop, bakery, and roastery. Offers Sunday brunch. Has outdoor seating. Mon-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Two Mammas Vegan Kitchen
3700 E 12th St ~ PH: 510-606-0596
Inexpensive-- Vegan, American, Western, Pizza, Catering, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: 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. Mon 10:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway ~ PH: 510-863-1440
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out--- Additional Info: Artsy coffee shop and bar with a progressive vibe. Offers a small food menu. Hosts live music, artwork exhibits. Mon-Tue 7:30am-7:00pm, Wed-Thu 7:30am-10:00pm, Fri 7:30am-12:00am, Sat 8:30am-12:00am, Sun 8:30am-7:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Cafe Dareye
2504 Telegraph Ave ~ PH: 510-817-4548
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ethiopian, African, Take-out--- Additional Info: Small Ethiopian cafe offering all-veggie combo meal with gluten-free injera. Also sells some spices, lentils, coffee, and dried goods. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

550 2nd St ~ PH: 510-832-9463
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Italian, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: 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. Tue-Sat 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Liba Falafel
380 17th St ~ PH: 415-806-5422
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Bay area mobile food truck turned brick and mortar, here since spring 2014 Offers falafels and a toppings bar alongside baked goods including vegan. Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

6464 Moraga Ave (at Montclair Village) ~ PH: 510-339-8000
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Kosher, Middle Eastern, Catering, Fast food, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-3:00pm, Sun 11:30am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

414 14th St ~ PH: 510-858-5964 
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tue-Fri 12:00pm-2:00am, Sat 6:00pm-2:00am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Arizmendi Bakery - Lakeshore
3265 Lakeshore Ave ~ PH: 510-268-8849
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Pizza, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon 7:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm, Sun 7:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Burma Superstar
4721 Telegraph Ave ~ PH: 510-652-2900
Moderate-- Burmese, Southeast Asian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. 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.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Cafe Crush
3943 Piedmont Ave ~ PH: 510-788-4278
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Raw, American, Juice bar, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-6:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Commonwealth Cafe and Pub
2882 Telegraph Ave (at 29th St) ~ PH: 510-663-3001
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, British, American, Irish, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Sat 10:00am-11:00pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
6247 College Ave ~ PH: 510-658-8458
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Menu is mostly vegan (with fake meats) except for fish. Try the Szechuan "chicken," the sweet & sour "chicken," and the spicy eggplant. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Ike's Lair
2204 Broadway (at downtown) ~ PH: 510-338-6789
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Nick's Pizza
6211 Shattuck Ave (at Alcatraz Ave) ~ PH: 510-658-3903
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Pizza, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Vegan and Tikka Masala
3814 Piedmont Ave ~ PH: 510-547-1550
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Pakistani, Fast food, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Venga Paella
229 Brush St ~ PH: 510-628-0018
Moderate-- Lacto, Spanish, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Wed-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Vulcan Thai Cafe
915 45th Ave (at San Leandro St) ~ PH: 510-536-6303
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Thai, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: 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. Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

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

Grand Lake Farmers Market
Grand Ave and Lake Park Ave ~ PH:
Weekly market. Sat 9:00am-2:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Layonna Vege
443 8th St (at Broadway, downtown Oakland) ~ PH: 510-763-3168
Small Asian market specializing in wide variety of vegetarian mock meat products. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Mandela Food Cooperative
1430 7th St (at West Oakland BART) ~ PH: 510-452-1133
Easy Bay food co-op. Very small store in a often ignored part of town. Offers bulk and fresh produce, and the deli also serves hot food for lunch with vegetarian and vegan options. Mon-Fri 7:00am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Nature's Best Foods
1431 Jackson St (at 14th St) ~ PH: 510-451-4505
Small neighborhood health food store. Tons of vegan and vegetarian staples as well as specialties such as vegan pizzas, ice cream, and jerky. Also, has small but plentiful bulk food section. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Trader Joe's
3250 Lakeshore Ave ~ PH: 510-238-9076
Part of a mid-size specialty food market chain. Has vegetarian and vegan food, some organic, natural personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food, and more. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Whole Foods Market
230 Bay Place ~ PH: 510-834-9800
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli and hot food bars, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, and much more. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Black Spring Coffee Company
2930 Telegraph Ave ~ PH: 510-697-0089
Coffee shop in the Koreatown Northgate neighborhood offering entirely vegan baked goods made in-house. Features art from local artists. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 6:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Guerrilla Organics
SF Bay Area ~ PH: 510-435-1831
Fresh organic produce delivery to San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Daly City, and Pacifica. .-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mollie Rose Baking Company
Oakland area ~ PH: n/a
No storefront. Cottage food operation offering vegan baked goods plus preserves, candies, granola, and flavored almonds. Arrange for delivery or pick up from the kitchen in Oakland. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

Alex Grover
1572 5th St ~ PH: 7039279861
Vegan personal chef. Reservations required. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

All Well Fed
SF Bay area ~ PH: 510-541-5773
Oakland-based vegan chef Alicia Smiley, offers catering and cooking classes serving the SF Bay area. .-- Rating: Not rated yet

No Worries Cuisine
Bay area ~ PH: 510-444-4466
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. .-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Farmer's Market - Emeryville
Bay and Shellmound (at north of Oakland in Emeryville) ~ PH: 800-949-FARM
Seasonal: May-November. Sat 10:00am-2:00pm.Seasonal: May-November.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Farmer's Market - Old Oakland
900 Broadway (at Ninth, in Old Oakland) ~ PH: 510-745-7100
Outdoor farmers' market. Fri 8:00am-2:00pm.Open year round.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Farmers' Market - Jack London Square
Webster St (at Water St) ~ PH: n/a
Outdoor farmers' market. Sun 9:00am-2:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Farmers' Market - Kaiser Permanente
3801 Howe St ~ PH: n/a
Outdoor farmers' market. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Tutti Frutti
388 9th St ~ PH: 510-594-9028
Part of frozen yogurt chain. Has a soybean flavor frozen yogurt plus 1 or 2 sorbet that's vegan suitable. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

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