17 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.
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.
1201 University Ave Ste 109A, Riverside, California
Cuisine: Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. One could get an oil-free tofu rice bowl and add steamed veggies and green onion; choice of brown or white rice.
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.
10120 Indiana Ave (at Tyler Village Mall), Riverside, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a veggie burger (contains egg), organic coffee, vegan dessert. For vegan food choices (not marked) you have to ask the server. Uses fresh, organic and local ingredients.
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 faux chicken (Gardein brand), but the company does not guarantee that food is strictly vegan, i.e. uses same grills and cookware. Vegan choices include buffalo wings, burger with cheese, orange peel chicken, and among others.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
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.
11550 Pierce St, Riverside, California
All vegetarian health food market located next to and owned by La Sierra University in Riverside. Stocks only vegetarian products, including nutritional supplements and vitamins, grocery items, fresh produce, meat substitutes, and many vegan foods that are hard to find anywhere else in town. Attached to the store is Oasis, an all-vegetarian cafe with vegan options.
475 E Alessandro Blvd (at Mission Grove Pkwy), Riverside, California
Part of a market chain that stocks both conventional foodstuff as well as natural and healthier food products. While majority of the extensive bulk food bins and fresh fruits and vegetable are not organic, there are small selections of organic available.