Berkeley, California, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Berkeley, CA, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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1941 University Ave, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery

Vegan delicatessen. Prepared meals are available as well as "cold case", "meats", and "cheeses" sold by the pound.

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1019 Camelia St, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Catering

Opened Aug 2014, this is a fine dining, plant-based bistro by vegan chef of Local Love catering, Barry Horton. Brunch on weekends. Features seasonal organic produce. Check Facebook for special events.

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1686 Shattuck Ave (at Francisco between Cedar & University), Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese

Among the more popular vegetarian restaurants in Berkeley. Affordable all vegan menu offers a wide variety of options from sushi rolls, soups, salads, rice bowls, noodles, combination sets, to desserts. Small & cozy, busy on weekends. Note: sugar maybe not vegan, ask. No credit cards accepted but they do have an atm. Confirmed open, Jun 2017.

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2114 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California

(510) 560-3393


Cuisine: Vegan, Mediterranean, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern

Small falafel eatery offering falafel, dolmas, hummus, salads, cinnamon baklava and cheesecake. Has whole wheat pita.

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2987 Sacramento St, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, African, Ethiopian

Vegan and mostly gluten free Ethiopian cuisine restaurant, opened in early-2015. The injera is gluten free. Offers one combo platter in 3 portion sizes.

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3031 Adeline St, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Catering

Fast and casual venue serving vegan Mexican food that's gmo-free. Menu features pozole, taquitos, tamales, enchiladas, chalupas, salads, and non-alcoholic Mexican drinks. Operates booths at the Berkeley farmers markets and an outlet in Fresno.

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2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out

An offshoot of its first location in Santa Cruz, this one opened Aug 2010. Vegetarian diner serving veggie burgers, fries, and shakes. Funky decor with also a Space Lounge that hosts live shows, DJs, karaoke, and local artwork; available for private events.

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1903 University Ave (at Martin Luther King Jr Wy), Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Take-out, Catering

Vegetarian Indian restaurant, affiliated with the Udupi in San Francisco Mission District. Most dishes can be made vegan. A walk from downtown Berkeley BART.

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1725 University Ave, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Berkeley Chinese restaurant. Has a vegetarian menu as well as a fish menu. Lunch special after 11:30am. Cozy, and you might need to share your table. Previously at 2129 University Ave. Confirmed open, Jul 2017.

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1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California



Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Take-out, Bakery

A worker's owned cooperative, part of the Arizmendi co-op. 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.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Berkeley, CA has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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