16 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
9500 Gilman Dr 0120 (at UCSD Muir College), La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out
Open during school semesters only. UCSD's all-veg eatery and lounge, located on the Muir College campus below Pines Restaurant. Diners choose from a variety of hearty entrees, sides, snacks, and smoothies.
4353 La Jolla Village Dr Unit H28 (at Westfield UTC - University Towne Centre), La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering
Open Aug 2013 inside the Westfield UTC shopping plaza next to Macy's. Vegan fast food cafe chain restaurant offering a variety of original veggie burgers and sandwiches, hot plates, plus salads, sweet potato fries, kids menu, and desserts.
7650 Girard Ave Ste 400, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out
Cafe, holistic health center, and event venue. Menu is organic vegan and has gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free options. Serves fresh pressed juices plus smoothies, desserts, extensive list of entrees and salads. Its rooftop terrace offers views over La Jolla and out to the ocean. The restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the building, enter next to Pharmaca and follow the signs.
1055 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast food chain where you could customize your order (tacos, burritos, bowls) and request no cheese/dairy. Some of its locations offer a soyfrito filling that's made from soy protein. Be sure to ask for plant based protein.
1109 Wall St, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Mexican, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual breakfast and lunch spot that offers soy chorizo and grilled and marinated tofu. Substitute soy milk on any drink. Vegan items are not labeled, so please inquire.
737 Pearl St 113, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Burrito and tacos eatery. Vegans need to specify because cheese is used. Has a soyrizo filling and sometimes a vegan tamale choices with soyrizo, harvest veggie, pumpkin spice, or pina colada (call ahead to check).
7777 Girard Ave Ste 103, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Juice bar and cafe est. 2014. Large menu with fresh juices, smoothies, acai bowls, coffee drinks, plus meals. Uses dairy and egg, so vegans should specify.
1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Upscale restaurant serving California cuisine. A couple dishes like the Chino farms cauliflower and the vegetable pot pie can be made vegetarian or vegan. Appetizers such as beets, persimmon, and butternut squash soup can be made vegetarian or vegan. Ask your server or call ahead.
7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Tiny juice bar and cafe emphasizing healthful fare, opened since Jan 2015. Offers sandwiches, rice bowls, smoothies, and vegetable juice.
7825 Fay Ave, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Quick service organic cafe featuring wraps, salads, rice bowls, soups, acai, juices and smoothies. Offers option to create your own wrap and salad. This is its flagship location, est. since 2011.
8008 Girard Ave Ste 210, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Korean, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Korean food restaurant located directly off the beach. Has a few vegan or veganizable choices on the menu. Ask which of the complimentary sides are animal-free.
3211 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Take-out, Vietnamese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese food menu with vegetarian dishes highlighted, and there are several vegan suitable dishes like tofu vegetable rice noodle soup, rolls, and vege chicken sandwich. Fruit salad dessert and smoothies.
7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai food restaurant, will alter many any dish to make it vegan. Be sure to specify as some sauces/base contain fish. Has brown rice. Try the fresh rolls.
8008 Girard Ave Ste 170, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Nepalese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant with ocean view, specializing in Himalayan cuisine including Indian and Nepalese. Has vegetarian entrees - ask about dairy use.
7702 Fay Ave, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Western, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. The menu includes an entire section dedicated to vegan food, including soy chorizo hash, vegetable hash, an omelette, Irish oatmeal, burrito, salad and a club sandwich.
8657 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Franchise pizzeria offering organic crust and sauce, and has vegan cheese, vegetable toppings, vegan meat crumbles. Has gluten-free and whole wheat crust.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
PO Box 2263, La Jolla, California
Organic raw vegan catering service. Operates a booth at the Sunday 9am-1pm La Jolla Farmers Market at La Jolla Elementary School.
8008 Girard Ave, La Jolla, California
Old school, hole-in-the-wall kind of juice bar. Serves smoothies, juice, and snacks.
935 Silverado St, La Jolla, California
Small chain of juice bars offering cold press juices, acai bowls, and a few prepared items like salads.
7335 Girard Ave, La Jolla, California
Open air market featuring farmers, vendors, and a food court.
834 Kline St, La Jolla, California
Juice bar with multiple locations. Offers made-to-order juices and smoothies plus acai bowls and a small grab-n-go fridge case.
8657 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, California
Part of nationwide chain of specialty foods grocery store. Stocking a wide range of foods and grocery, including vegetarian-friendly items.
8825 Villa La Jolla Dr (at Nobel Dr), La Jolla, California
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli and hot food bars, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, and much more.
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