28 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
1686 Shattuck Ave (at Francisco between Cedar & University), Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Among the more popular vegetarian restaurants in Berkeley. Affordable all vegan menu offers a wide variety of options from sushi rolls, soups, salads, rice bowls, noodles, combination sets, to desserts. Small & cozy, busy on weekends. Note: sugar maybe not vegan, ask. No credit cards accepted but they do have an atm. Confirmed open, Jun 2017.
3031 Adeline St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Catering
Fast and casual venue serving vegan Mexican food that's gmo-free. Menu features pozole, taquitos, tamales, enchiladas, chalupas, salads, and non-alcoholic Mexican drinks. Operates booths at the Berkeley farmers markets and an outlet in Fresno.
2987 Sacramento St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, African, Ethiopian
Vegan and mostly gluten free Ethiopian cuisine restaurant, opened in early-2015. The injera is gluten free. Offers one combo platter in 3 portion sizes.
1019 Camelia St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Catering
Opened Aug 2014, this is a fine dining, plant-based bistro by vegan chef of Local Love catering, Barry Horton. Brunch on weekends. Features seasonal organic produce. Check Facebook for special events.
1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Take-out, Bakery
A worker's owned cooperative, part of the Arizmendi co-op. Arizmendi is the shortened name of Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta, a young priest who inspired and helped found the Mondragon Cooperatives in the Basque Country of Spain in the 1950s.
2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out
An offshoot of its first location in Santa Cruz, this one opened Aug 2010. Vegetarian diner serving veggie burgers, fries, and shakes. Funky decor with also a Space Lounge that hosts live shows, DJs, karaoke, and local artwork; available for private events.
2132 Center St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Take-out
Usually offers a pizza of the day; however, you can request a vegan pizza (whole pie only), and the staff will give you the pizza of the day without cheese, and if there aren't many veggies on that pizza then s/he will add extra veggies at no extra charge. Aug 2017 reported fully vegetarian.
1903 University Ave (at Martin Luther King Jr Wy), Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Take-out, Catering
Vegetarian Indian restaurant, affiliated with the Udupi in San Francisco Mission District. Most dishes can be made vegan. A walk from downtown Berkeley BART.
1761 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Take-out, Creole, Cajun, Southern American, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. New Orleans inspired food. Menu changes and is written on a chalkboard with one side being the meat dishes and the other side veg dishes. Gumbo, bean chili, and other Creole meals with bread or rice.
1316 Gilman St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Features an extensive vegetarian menu with a handful of appetizers, rolls & salads, lots of sushi, a couple dozen maki, some soup, several specials including teriaki and chirashi, and a couple of desserts. Longstanding neighborhood place you could liken to a vegetarian restaurant within a restaurant. Vegans to enquire.
1309 Solano Ave Unit F, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese, Vietnamese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small place makinng Vietnamese sandwiches, vermicelli bowls, salads, and rolls, with vegan choices including the use of vegan sauces. Try the curry tofu and lemongrass tofu.
2033 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a couple of vegan specific pizzas with vegan cheese -- the spicy vegan and the herbivore pizza -- as well a calzone with vegan cheese. Vegan cheese used is called Notta Ricotta, which is soy-based cheese substitute containing Toffutti products. Toppings include vegan sausage.
1725 University Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Berkeley Chinese restaurant. Has a vegetarian menu as well as a fish menu. Lunch special after 11:30am. Cozy, and you might need to share your table. Previously at 2129 University Ave. Confirmed open, Jul 2017.
2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegan choices marked on the menu, includes vegan cheese substitute on pizza, vegan gluten-free pasta, and a few appetizers. Staff is informed and can offer suggestions. Sample dishes such as mushroom carpaccio (no cheese) and vegan margarita pizza.
1328 Sixth St (at Gilman), Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Catering, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegetarian/vegan menu with appetizers, tacos, tortas, tamales, soup, burritos, enchiladas, brunch items; organic corn tortillas made on a designated comal. Some regular menu dishes can be made vegan by request. Locally owned by a Berkeley native.
2119 Kittredge St, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Mediterranean, Salad bar, Take-out, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Food is made-in-house using organic produce. Offers vegan choices, plus anything on menu can be customized to your liking. Located near the UC Berkeley campus. Small place with limited seating.
2017 University Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Delivery, Take-out, Gluten-free, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. This pizza restaurant has vegan cheese for pizza, pasta and one salad that's vegan. Vegan items are labeled on menu (except salad).
1890 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Fast food, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Locavore-friendly salad chain restaurant. Order at the counter from pre-designed salad menu or build your own salad. Has tofu.
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