23 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
11550 Pierce St, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American
Small Riverside vegetarian restaurant attached to La Sierra Natural Foods store. Has vegan options. Prices inexpensive to moderate. Call for hours. twitter.com/oasisveggiecafe
3575 University Ave (at Orange), Riverside, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Local cafe with menu including vegan pizza, mock meats, and vegan dessert options. Cafe turns into after hours hang out after the local bars close, they serve food for the late night crowd and includes vegan hot dogs and additional items to their late night menu. Local musicians perform most nights. Cafe is decorated in art by local artists. Free Wi-Fi.
3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Only a few vegan choices, which are: pasta primavera (vegetables with olive oil drizzle), cheese-less pizza with vegetables (dough is vegan), salad without cheese. Note the pasta red sauce contains chicken stock.
12702 Magnolia Ave Ste 22, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Juice and smoothie bar offering salads and sandwiches with vegan options. Could build your own sandwich.
10466 Magnolia Ave (at just north of Kaiser Hospital), Riverside, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers 2 pages of veg choices, including faux meat dishes like sweet & sour vegie chicken and orange vegi-chicken. Everyday lunch prices are good value and includes lunch specials for vegan and vegetarians. Accommodating to vegans.
3204 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Salad bar, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering soy beef for most dishes. Vegans can omit cheese. Reported that the rice and beans are not vegan friendly.
3720 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Ovo, Thai, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Can veganize most of the dishes, such as by substituting vegetables or tofu for meat. When ordering specify no fish or oyster sauce or egg. Exceptions are the jungle curry (fish sauce) and chow mein (egg noodles).
1201 University Ave Ste 109A, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast food franchise offering Asian/Korean-style bowls. One could get a tofu rice bowl or veggie & rice bowl.
3434 Arlington Ave, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Healthy fast food chain where you could customize a burrito, wrap, bowl, or salad. Choose from many kinds of vegetables plus for protein there's falafel, beans, and tofu. This outlet reported preparing vegan food separately to avoid cross-contamination.
1355 E Alessandro Blvd Ste 205, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. North Indian cuisine featuring some vegetarian dishes; uses dairy/not vegan. Lunch buffet consists of mostly vegetarian dishes with curries and rice. Could choose spice level when ordering a la carte. Quiet atmosphere.
6061 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small, family-run Indian restaurant. Non-veg menu but has several veggie curries and other dishes, many types of naan bread. Prices cheap to moderate.
2995 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Small place making Americanized Chinese food. Tell the staff if you're vegan. Offers tofu in different styles like the kung pao tofu or ruby tofu. Could get rice with side of steamed vegetables.
5225 Canyon Crest Dr Ste 64, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Formerly Little Emperor. Has a vegetarian section on menu including soymeat substitutes. Ask to leave out fish sauce. Each dish is around $8-12.
3639 Main St (at Mission Inn Ave), Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Sandwich and pastry shop offering breakfast and lunch. Makes fresh breads. Has veggie sandwiches; uses dairy and eggs. Could ask to make a vegan sandwich.
3965 Market St (at Hildalgo Place), Riverside, California
Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual, wood-fired pizzeria that has a vegan garden pizza, salads, and a panini which can be made vegan upon request.
3775 Tyler St, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Sports bar restaurant chain that offers Gardein faux chickn, but the company does not guarantee that food is strictly vegan, i.e. uses shared oil, grill, and cookware. Has vegan buffalo wings, burger with vegan cheese, orange peel chickn, pizza, and among others.
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4225 Market St, Riverside, California
Natural products market and cafe. Stocks whole and organic foods, organic produce, bulk foods, dairy and deli items, prepared foods, frozen foods, vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, herbs and bulk teas, heath and beauty products, and homeopathic remedies. Cafe is not 100% vegetarian but has vegetarian options - vegans please inquire. Located by the Historic DeAnza Theatre Downtown. Has multiple locations.
5271 Arlington Ave (at Sears parking lot), Riverside, California
Fridays 8:30am-12pm. Also at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center parking lot, 10800 Magnolia Ave, every other Fridays 10am-2pm, tel 310-481-0167. Also at Market St and Main St through November Wednesdays 5-9pm, tel 951-715-3400x206.
191 W Big Springs Rd (at Watkins Dr), Riverside, California
Organic food and organic grocery market. There is a large food bar and deli area with soup and salad bar, juice bar, single-origin coffee beans. Seating inside and on patio. Has Wi-Fi.
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