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.
1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion
Opened Jul 2014 a modern vegetarian cuisine restaurant. Mostly vegan. Its menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes includes items such as mushroom tacos, grilled polenta with braised garbanzo and baby okra, and pickled radish and summer squash. Makes a rose petal kombucha. Uses some dairy. Interior has an industrial and natural wood feel. The landscape is tropical. Prices moderate to slightly higher.
830 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, California
Cuisine: Ovo, Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara. Has a separate and extensive vegetarian menu featuring tofu, veggies, and faux meat dishes.
602 Anacapa St (at Antioch University rooftop), Santa Barbara, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Rooftop cafe in downtown offering home recipes. Breakfast served all day includes a tofu scramble burrito with spinach, sweet potato, avocado crema, black beans, arugula, walnut pesto (labeled vegan, but ask about the "crema"). Lunch offerings include walnut-black bean sliders with blueberry barbeque sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion, on mini rolls. Replaced Book Ends cafe.
508 State St, Santa Barbara, California
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, smoothies, a veggie soup of the day (sometimes vegan). You can ask to veganize a dish using veganaise, etc.
24 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Beer/Wine, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Family operated restaurant, deli, bakery, and bar with a European market feel. Natural wood atmosphere with flowers, fountains, and dog friendly patio. Hot and cold food deli cases includes some vegan and gluten free dishes. Organic juices and beverages as well as local organic espresso. In-house-made bakery items using agave and maple include gluten free and dairy-free desserts. Soy, almond, rice milk available.
791 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Seasonal menus, will accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests and make substitutions. Reported veg items prepared separately. Previously named Silvergreens.
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