San Jose, 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 San Jose, 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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3055 Olin Ave Unit 1030 (at Santana Row), San Jose, California

408-296-6473

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering

Casual vegan cafe chain originating from Southern California, this one opened Nov 2012. Offers a variety of veggie burgers and sandwiches, hot plates, salads, sweet potato fries, kids menu, and desserts.

35 Reviews

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520 E Santa Clara St (at downtown), San Jose, California

408-292-3798

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Chinese, International, Organic, Take-out, Bakery, Catering, Vietnamese

Vegetarian restaurant established since 1994. Features a vegan food menu with an extensive selection of Asian and international cuisine. Large dining space.

28 Reviews

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1711 Branham Lane Ste A9, San Jose, California

408-694-0740

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Mexican, Asian

Fusion cuisine restaurant Happy Bamboo rebranded Jan 2016 to The Happy Hooligans. Offers Western and Mexican dishes with a few other cuisines such as Hungarian goulash. Small, family-operated.

9 Reviews

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1688 Hostetter Rd Ste C, San Jose, California

408-573-8699

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Taiwanese

Vegan Chinese bubble tea shop next to Ranch 99 Supermarket. Offers a large variety of beverages including smoothies and juices; plus has shaved ice and vegan ice cream. In fall 2012 started to offer hot food entrees like chow mein.

41 Reviews

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37 S 1st St, San Jose, California

408-294-2694

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion

Vegan establishment serving artisan ales and stouts and a variety of food items such as salads, Thai curry, dal or burritos.

13 Reviews

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925 Blossom Hill Rd (at Santa Teresa Blvd, inside Westfield Oakridge Mall), San Jose, California

408-229-2795

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Part of international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for vegetarian living. Serving all vegan food, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert.

7 Reviews

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969 Story Rd Ste 6039 (at Vietnam Town Plaza), San Jose, California

408-275-6388

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese

Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Large menu with hot pots, rice dishes, noodles, soups, desserts. Approx. half of the menu is vegan. Est. 2011 as Lang Chay and move here in 2015 (same owner).

6 Reviews

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388 E Santa Clara St (at 9th St), San Jose, California

408-286-6335

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly

Small place with good food - try the sesame 'chicken' sandwich or rice plates and steam buns. Apparently the "drumsticks" they sell contain whey, but everything else should be vegan. Operated by disciples of master Ching Hai. Also known as "Ben's" after the friendly owner.

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1109 Lincoln Ave Ste 10, San Jose, California

408-216-9592

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

Superfood cafe offering health food, drinks, and raw snacks. Has acai bowls, smoothies, wheatgrass, made to order juices, and more. Shelves are stocked with Chinese herbs, crystals, and other healing modalities for sale. Est. Aug 2016, reported to be fully vegan March 2017.

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1692 Saratoga Ave Ste 94, San Jose, California

408-374-4152

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering

Casual vegan cafe chain originating from Southern California, this one opened spring-2015 on the premises of the Westgate Shopping Center next to the mall. Offers a variety of veggie burgers and sandwiches, hot plates, salads, sweet potato fries, kids menu, and desserts.

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

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