Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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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301 Broadway (at Jack London Square), Oakland, California

510-922-1615

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Southern, Soul Food

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.

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4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California

510-985-1360

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

Vegan coffee shop, bakery, and roastery. Offers Sunday brunch.

111 Reviews

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5912 College Ave (at Rockridge area), Oakland, California

510-735-9459

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Gourmet

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. Brunch on Sun from 10:30am-2pm.

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411 26th St (at Classic Cars West), Oakland, California

510-282-8233

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

Vegan food truck now with a permanent spot at Classic Cars West, a classic car showroom and local arts space, since Mar 2016. It's a restaurant and beer garden serving "festive food" like doughnuts, burgers, tacos, and burritos. Note that its food truck continues to operating in and around San Francisco Bay area - check its webpage for updates.

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1301 Franklin St (at 13th, downtown), Oakland, California

510-893-0383

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Vietnamese, Buddhist

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.

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2214 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California

510-454-8722

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out

Casual vegan restaurant serving sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, and sides. Est. Dec 2016.

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6037 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery

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.

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3700 E 12th St, Oakland, California

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Pizza, Juice bar, Take-out

Vegan restaurant opened since 2014 and under current ownership since 2017. All day breakfast on weekdays and lunch. Located next to the Fruitvale BART station. Has a play area for children and holds events with local artists.

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4001 Linden St (at 40th), Oakland, California

510-547-1842

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Macrobiotic, Organic, Raw, Buffet, Asian, Catering

Soups, salads, vegetarian entrees, baked goods, and beverages. See web for daily menu. Previously named Manzanita.

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2504 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California

510-817-4548

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Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, Ethiopian, African

Small Ethiopian cafe offering all-veggie combo meal with gluten-free injera. Also sells some spices, lentils, coffee, and dried goods. Since spring 2015.

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

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