99 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Travel Notes: A progressive haven for professionals, hippies, hipsters, and everyone alike, the hilly streets of San Francisco are home to more than just amazing views of downtown, the bay, and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. The streets of San Francisco are sprouted with vegetarian restaurants, vegan cafes, and living raw food restaurants. Here, everyone can enjoy eats from healthy snacks and gourmet vegetarian cuisine to pure vegan desserts and organic raw food. San Francisco vegetarian restaurants, health food stores, natural food markets, and corner stores can be found in many neighborhoods. This is truely a great city for vegetarian food lovers and everyone else. San Francisco vegetarian and vegan restaurants are among the most innovative and tasty on the western coast of USA! More info on the San Francisco dining scene see: Vegetarian Travel Guide to San Francisco & our list of Top Rated Restaurants
395 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Long-time established pure veg Asian cuisine restaurant. Its menu features a varied range of choices from rice and noodle dishes to soy meats, hot pots, refreshing beverages and vegan desserts. Offers bargain lunch specials. Moved here Nov 2014 from its former location on O'Farrell St.
524 Irving St (at Sunset District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, International, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Vegan restaurant created with a vision that all beings can live in peace and harmony with each other and the planet. It is an invitation to plant cuisine made with wholesome ingredients, and it offers an accessible starting point for those making the transition to a plant-based diet. Awarded "Best Vegetarian " & "Best Vegan " in San Francisco bay area from SF Chronicle & Examiner newspaper Readers' Choice in 2016.
1630 Powell St (at North Beach), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Delivery, Take-out, Gluten-free, Bolivian, Peruvian, Latin American
Located in a historic speakeasy in San Francisco's old Latin Quarter, 'Peña' means a circle of people coming together and 'Pachamama' means Mother Earth. It features South American food with live performances after dinner most evenings. Menu is half raw and half cooked and fully gluten-free. Try the house-made vegan ice cream or raw kale chips. Check its webpage calendar for special events.
762 Valencia St (at 18th, Mission District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Take-out
San Francisco vegan restaurant serving Japanese food. Menu features various vegetable sushi, appetizers like gyoza and fried tofu, udon and soba noodle, rice bowls, vegetable tempura, seaweed salads. Its first location is in Berkeley. Simple setup with minimal decor.
2211 Mission St (at Mission District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, Mexican
Vegan Mexican restaurant by the owners of Cafe Gratitude. Uses produce from the owners' farm. Makes food in-house including the salsa, tamales, corn tortillas. Concise, seasonal menu. Open kitchen and spacious interior with dim lights and Mexican music played in the background.
508 Valencia St (at Mission District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Take-out, Korean, Pan-Asian
Pan-Asian food in the Mission, since Nov 2014. Interior somewhat upscale. Makes dishes from Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan. Uses tofu and some faux meat.
845 Market St (at Westfield Mall), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Offers various appetizers and noodle dishes plus salads, sandwiches, and buffet combos. Each location is individually operated. This outlet is downstairs in the mall food court.
854 Washington St (at Stockton St, in Chinatown), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese, Take-out
Vegetarian Chinese restaurant. Menu is all vegan and features a range of simple, very inexpensive Cantonese-style Chinese dishes. From the street, look for restaurant sign in green letters. Tiny, basic space. Has a glass case displaying some faux meats, steamed buns, and Chinese pastry cakes for takeaway.
189 6th Ave, San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out
Plant-based cafe using natural sweeteners and minimal oils. Offers salads, smoothies, juices, toast, acai bowls, sandwiches and baked goods.
2240 Chestnut St (at Marina District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Western, Take-out, Catering, Gluten-free
Little take away cafe in the Marina since 2014. Offers vegan and gluten-free food: seasonal salads, beet burger, raw nutella brownie, muffins, green juice, smoothies.
370 14th St (at Valencia, Mission District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Take-out
Vegan sushi bar and izakaya, opened Jan 2015. Offers sushi and Japanese food in small plates in a unique dining set-up with matching wood beams and tables.
1466 Haight St, San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out
Vegan burger eatery from Singapore, est. here 2015. Menu of vegan burgers, fries, sides, and beverages. Burger patties are made from non-gmo soy beans and/or mushroom.
1298 Market St (at 9th, Civic Center district), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Indian, Take-out, Asian
San Francisco vegetarian restaurant offering a variety of Asian-inspired meals alongside Indian dishes and American foods like veggie burgers and sandwiches. A Sri Chinmoy enterprise. Free meditation classes offered. Weekend brunch til 3pm.
1331 9th Ave (at Irving, Inner Sunset), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Take-out, Bakery
A worker-owned cooperative bakery and pizzeria, part of a chain of several in the Bay Area. Vegan items clearly labelled. Usually at least a couple baked vegan treats like vegan muffin and vegan cookie, plus a vegan bread - call ahead. Popular with locals. Serves Equator brand coffee. 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.
839 Kearny St (at Financial District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Buddhist
Opened since April 2009, this is Enjoy's second location in San Francisco, located on the eastern border of Chinatown, opposite St. Mary's School. Same extensive Chinese food menu; no garlic or onion used. Some dishes have photos. Plenty of seating.
756 Kirkham St (at 12th Ave, Sunset District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Buddhist
San Francisco vegetarian Chinese restaurant, its first of 3 locations (though one shut in 2015). Small and casual. Offers a variety of rice, noodle, mock meats, and vegetable dishes. Brown rice available. Bargain weekday lunch specials. No garlic or onion used.
Fort Mason Center, Building A (at Marina District), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Gourmet, Banquet
Vegetarian dining in San Francisco with view: the windows on the side frame a sweeping view of the Bay, Marina, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Thirty-foot ceiling, contemporary paintings, and redwood sculptures decorate the interior. Food is mostly ovo-lacto vegetarian with some vegan (though most dishes can be made vegan upon request). Also Greens-To-Go take away counter. Est. 1979 as part of San Francisco Zen Center.
3906 Judah St (at 44th near Ocean Beach, Outer Sunset district), San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out
Small cafe serving juices, hemp milk smoothies, raw food, cooked vegan food, wheatgrass, vegan frozen treats. Food is made to order. Four indoor tables for eat-in. Very relaxed atmosphere. A good place to stop at before heading to Ocean Beach.
553 Haight St, San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out
Low key atmosphere deli offering 12+ different vegetarian fake meat sandwiches; several vegan sandwiches. Sells various imported vegan snacks. Stopped serving meat, May 2013.
506 Castro St, San Francisco, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Gluten-free
Juice shop chain offering cold-pressed juice plus smoothies, nut mylks, acai, grab-and-go food and salads. Mostly vegan except for bee products and occasional sweet item baked with egg.
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