San Luis Obispo, 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 Luis Obispo, 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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778 Higuera St (at downtown), San Luis Obispo, California

805-547-0108

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Pizza, International, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Mexican, Catering

Vegan cafe offering an varied food menu with dishes like kale & grains bowl and tempeh tacos as well coffee, smoothies and fresh juices. Relocated from 1035 Chorro St into this expanded space in early-2013. The inside has a cozy seating, and the back opens into more seating under large trees and by a creek.

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1110 Garden St (at Higuera St, downtown), San Luis Obispo, California

805-541-5888

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery

Coffee shop offering primarily drinks and baked desserts and is frequented by students. Has food during the daytime but runs out by afternoon. Always several vegan baked goods (cookie, scone, muffin) which are baked in its office facility. Soymilk and rice milk available for coffee drinks at extra charge. Coffee is organic. Free Wi-Fi. Live music and events some nights. Artworks diplayed on walls. The garden patio in the back features a water fountain and ample seating.

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942 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, California

805-592-2450

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out

Opened Jan 2014, this is a health food cafe and juice bar that takes the food-as-medicine approach. Offers light, raw food and specializes in making coconut kefir yoghurt, which is served as shots, made into cheese, and also in a bread. Everything is gluten-free, soy-free, and non-gmo. Has a small retail area selling products like protein powders, walnut parmesan, and herbs. The owners are knowledgeable about making fermented food. Dec 2017 reported not fully vegan and using dairy yogurt.

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675 Higuera St (at downtown), San Luis Obispo, California

805-543-1155

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Cuisine: Mediterranean, Delivery, Take-out, Catering, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine restaurant operating since the early-90s. The menu includes a few marked vegan suitable wraps and entrees.

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698 Higuera St (at downtown), San Luis Obispo, California

805-546-9200

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Juice bar, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Several locations in California. Extensive menu includes many vegetarian dishes: sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, veg tacos, veggie sandwiches, smoothies, a veggie soup of the day (sometimes vegan). You can ask to veganize a dish using veganaise, etc. Order at the counter, and food is brought to your table. Very spacious interior with high ceiling, natural oak furniture, and oil painting on walls.

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1121 Broad St (at Higuera St, downtown), San Luis Obispo, California

805-545-5401

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Busy restaurant billed as "fresh market cuisine." Its varied lunch and dinner menus feature a handful of vegetarian and vegan items, marked. Has a vegetarian bahn mi sandwich (with tofu), vegetable spring rolls, black bean chili, noodle bowl with choice of tofu, local fresh vegetable plate. Breakfast items contain egg/dairy (no vegan). 20 wine selection from the local vineyards. Casual and spacious with red tile floors, oak wood furniture, some mission style decor.

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2256 Broad St Ste 120, San Luis Obispo, California

805 439-4198

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Cuisine: Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Quick service Asian fusion grill. Could get tempeh, tofu, curry, udon noodle bowls.

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2115 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, California

805-781-0766

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Family-run Indian food restaurant. Lots of meat but also has sections with vegetable dishes and vegan ones. Inexpensive buffet.

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1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, California

805-541-4420

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Pizzeria with multiple locations. Has whole grain crust, gluten-free crust, and Daiya vegan cheese for extra charge. Choice of salads, or build your own. Free Wi-Fi.

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1210 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, California

805-439-1999

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Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Greek, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Family run restaurant on 2 floors with a few vegan suitable food like falafel, grilled veggies, hummus or baba ghanoush sandwich. Pita is not vegan. Free Wi-Fi (ask for password).

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

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