Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants
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.
460 Ramona St (at downtown), Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Take-out
Vegetarian Chinese restaurant with 2 locations. Its extensive vegan food menu features a variety of vegetable, tofu, faux meat, and wheat gluten dishes, and includes western style desserts. Seating for 25 people. Try the scallion pancake.
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Ovo, Mediterranean, Take-out, Catering, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Middle Eastern restaurant known for its hummus. Vegan options labeled on the menu and include salads, hummus, vegetable skewer, and falafel.
180 El Camino Real Ste 1140, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Organic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu is centered on the principals of Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Food Pyramid, with several ovo/lacto vegetarian dishes and a few vegan ones, marked.
California Ave, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Raw, Fast food, Take-out, Honey
Mostly raw and vegan fast food stand at the farmers market. Everything is served in a flaxseed cone. Both savory and sweet cones are offered. Honey is used. See website for locations.
855 El Camino Real Ste 130 (at Town & Country Village), Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. New American food restaurant. Prices are around $13-20 for a main which is moderate for this area. Around 40% of the menu is vegetarian, of which some are vegan suitable and marked VG. Casual, nice.
530 Emerson St, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Honey
A vegetarian acai and fruit bowl/health drink spot. Everything is vegan except honey and bee pollen which you can request to be omitted or not added. Organic, local, and super foods. Does not add cane sugar or syrup. Also sells bars, granola, and chocolate. Also has a Burlingame location.
3781 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Chinese, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. This Sichuan style Chinese food restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu (mostly vegan) that includes a variety of faux meat, veggies, and tofu. Try the shredded pork in garlic sauce and the black pepper beef. Also offer authentic vegan versions of Sichuan food. Staff is knowledgeable about vegetarianism. Many dishes are spicy.
2605 Middlefield Rd (at Oregon Expy), Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Taqueria with vegan options. Uses tofu as an option; try the tofu ranchero burrito and ask for no cheese or sour cream. Serves in-house-made salsas.
369 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Buffet, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant. Has veggie options, including samosa, biryani rice, bengan bartha (eggplant), and aloo saag (potatoes in spinach and mustard greens). Vegans to specify.
129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food restaurant making South and North Indian cuisine. Menu is meat-heavy but also includes some vegetarian entrees. Will make veg dishes vegan per request. Lunch is buffet, dinner a la carte.
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