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.
2965 5th Ave, San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery
Vegan fast food with drive-thru option. Features a variety of dishes, from rawcos (raw tacos) and raw stuffed veggies, to soup du jour and a selection of burgers. Serves fresh organic juices, signature smoothies and shakes, European-style desserts, and vegan soft serve. Most food is in-house-made from scratch even the ketchup and ranch dressing. Brunch weekends 11am-2pm. Gluten-free options. Uses biodegradable packaging. Est. 2009 originally as Nature's Express.
1503 30th St (at South Park District), San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine
A cocktail bar that serves brunch, bar snacks and vegan cheese, some meals, kombucha on tap, craft beer handles. Decor is French gothic inspired with skulls, demon wolf mascot, bare-chested shock rocker art. Plays psychedelic metal on the sound system. Est. Dec 2015.
4661 Park Blvd (at University Heights), San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Organic, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out
Vegetarian Thai restaurant. Uses organic vegetables (when available) and non-gmo tofu. Most food is vegan and gluten free. Since 2012.
2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out
Plant-based fast food restaurant est. 2016 offering a menu of burgers, fries, salads, and shakes. Build your own burger option by choosing a patty (temph, black bean, or "beefy"), or select one from the menu. Has drive-up and order system. Its flagship location.
2949 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine
Plant-based restaurant serving pizza, appetizers, and entrees with a mid-west-meets-California flair. House specialties include Nashville hot shrooms, cast iron mac and cheese, and house-made cashew mozzarella. Has a rotating beer and wine list as well as happy hour Wed-Fri from 4-6pm and Sunday Brunch from 10am- 3pm. Reservations not required but taken for parties of 6 or more.
1905 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individually owned. In the 7 Eleven shopping plaza with lot parking. Small but with plenty of tables, brightly lit with large front windows.
9928 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Part of international chain of vegan food restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individually owned.
6171 Mission Gorge Rd Ste 118, San Diego, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Asian bistro serves Vietnamese vegetarian food, like pho, vermicelli noodles, and other dishes which are mostly vegan; has tofu and faux beef, shrimp, chicken. Vegan dishes are labelled.
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