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Find Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Santa Cruz, CA (36)


24 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants

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103 Lincoln St (at Pacific Ave), Santa Cruz, California

831-427-9583

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Part of a collection of restaurants specializing in vegan raw and cooked cuisines. Uses produce from the owners' farm. As of Nov 2016 no longer uses honey.

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1541 Pacific Ave Ste C (at inside alleyway), Santa Cruz, California

831-423-4200

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Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese

A teahouse that asks the guests to put away digital devices at the door. Offers a large variety of loose leaf teas by the cup or brew. Small plates of food available include dumplings, hummus with raw crackers, and sweets.

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514 Front St, Santa Cruz, California

831-458-3023

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan and Asian fusion cuisine. Also known as 'Asian Rose' (name for its lunch restaurant).

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291 Water St, Santa Cruz, California

831-458-2224

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo

Acai bowls cafe also serving smoothies, yerba mate, baked goods, coffee, espresso, and sometimes organic soups. Items with milk can be made vegan with the substitution of hemp milk at extra charge. Free indoor bike parking.

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145 Laurel St (at Pacific Ave), Santa Cruz, California

831-429-8505

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Take-out

Longtime operating vegetarian diner with an American food menu featuring veggie burgers, sandwiches, breakfast and brunch food, Cal-Mex food, fries, shakes, and breakfast all day. Offers weekend late risers brunch which includes mimosas and vegan donut holes. Punky, funky music and decor.

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920 Pacific Ave Ste 12 (at downtown), Santa Cruz, California

831-426-2328

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Cuisine: Ovo, Take-out, Asian Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Asian fusion eatery in downtown Santa Cruz. Offers a menu of salads, appetizers, noodle soups, noodle bowls. Numerous vegetable and tofu dishes.

7 Reviews

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1141 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California

831-426-5664

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Thai, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Asian fast food restaurant with a mostly veggie menu, labeled. Uses some organic ingredients.

3 Reviews

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537 Seabright Ave (at Murray St), Santa Cruz, California

831-429-1856

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Woodfire pizza place, features a Grandpa's flatbed truck from Engfer Iron Works. All the vegetarian pizzas can be made vegan, and offers a vegan tofu "cheese" topping on vegan pies. A wide variety of toppings are available year round and seasonally. Casual atmosphere.

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101 B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, California

831-423-4545

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Cuisine: Lacto, Mediterranean, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Mediterranean cuisine with Afghan influence in a finer dining setup. A couple of vegan possibilities, includes the entree roasted cauliflower and chickpeas with tomato ginger sauce, a saffron basmati rice, and the Mediterranean appetizer plate. Vegans need to ask to omit yogurt.

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105 S River St (at Front St), Santa Cruz, California

831-425-1700

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a separate vegetarian sushi list with all veg choices clearly marked. Includes rolls, appetizers, desserts, sides, bento boxes, and salads. Try the vegan tazuna roll which is different every time (chef's choice). Busy on weekends.

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810 Pacific Ave (at Laurel St), Santa Cruz, California

831-316-7486

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian, Buffet, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant offering an extensive list of clearly labeled vegan dishes, such as vegetable samosa, aloo gobi, yellow dal, salads and more.

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736 Water St, Santa Cruz, California

831-457-2350

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Sri Lankan, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. A Sri Lankan restaurant that uses local as well ingredients imported from Sri Lanka. The menu offers many vegetable dishes and it denotes what is not vegan. Decorated with Buddhist cultural aspects.

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1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, California

831-423-9799

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Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegetarian section on menu with burritos filled with veggies that can be requested vegan. The black beans are vegan, pinto is not (has meat). Could add tofu to a burrito.

7 Reviews

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1710 Brommer St, Santa Cruz, California

831-465-1105

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Catering, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual Mexican food eatery and cantina. Offers a separate vegan menu with dishes like vegan tacos, spinach enchiladas, flautas, burrito, chimichanga, sope, and taco salad. Fresh salsa bar. Separate fryer for vegan food. ATM on the premises. The owners will assist you with your order.

2 Reviews

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542 Seabright Ave (at Murray St), Santa Cruz, California

831-427-9713

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. American breakfast and lunch cafe. While most dishes contain dairy, egg, and meat, the kitchen will cater for veg and gluten-free diets. Has a tofu scramble and a tofu curry at breakfast and a mushroom burger at lunch (vegan ask to omit cheese).

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1133 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California

831-427-3000

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Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. The daily all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet features all vegetarian food: rice, pakora, naan, salad, dessert area with cut melons, plus several chutneys and sauces. Also a carte menu for lunch and dinner, with a large amount being vegetarian - vegans ask about dairy use. Indian decor and atmosphere with Bollywood MTV playing. Has Wi-Fi.

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611 Ocean St (at Paradox Hotel), Santa Cruz, California

831-600-4545

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Cuisine: American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Upscale restaurant at the hotel. Lunch menu offers separate veg section with choices such as beet burgers, tempeh tacos, and a falafel wrap. The farmer's market soup is always vegan. The dinner menu also offers several vegan options in addition to the soup offering.

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320 Cedar St Ste A, Santa Cruz, California

831-424-8049

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Local bagel and sandwich shop with a few locations. Vegan spreads include Toffuti a house-made tofu-tom, tofu del fuego, hummus, and new dehli spread. Veggie toppings range from avocado to sprouts to olive spread to sun dried tomatoes. Bottled juices and smoothies. ATM on site. Free Wi-Fi.

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2525 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, California

831-316-7575

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Cuisine: Beer/Wine, Caribbean, Jamaican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Jamaican grill. Vegans could get the coconut curry vegetable, coconut veggie stir fry, and the traditional patty plate as well as a few salads. The kid's menu has a vegan option. Confirmed open, July 2016.

1 Review

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1501A Mission St, Santa Cruz, California

831-458-9808

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Mediterranean, Greek, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Long established Greek restaurant. Menu labels the vegetarian items. Ask for the vegan menu which has options for appetizers, salads, mains, soup, and dessert.

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, California

831-457-2804

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Busy all day breakfast and lunch cafe. Has tofu scramble and soy milk for coffee upon request.

2 Reviews

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21231 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, California

831-464-4698

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast, coffee, and lunch food cafe in the historic Lincoln Windmill building. Offers a tofu scramble, tempeh, Earth Balance margarine spread for toast.

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710 Front St, Santa Cruz, California

831-427-4444

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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Pizzeria with multiple locations. Has whole grain crust, gluten-free crust, and Daiya vegan cheese for extra charge. Choice of salads, or build your own. Free Wi-Fi.

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819 Pacific Ave (at Laurel St), Santa Cruz, California

831-427-0646

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves all made-in-house breakfast and lunch since 1985 in downtown. Vegans can have the basic tofu scramble for breakfast, the tofu mess for brunch and a catalina veggie burger. Popular breakfast so expect a long line during peak hours.

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Santa Cruz area, Santa Cruz, California

831-278-0022

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Vegan cupcake delivery service for Santa Cruz area.

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1411 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California

831-466-0373

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Cupcake shop offering several vegan options.

2 Reviews

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Center St & Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, California

831-454-0566

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Large outdoor market featuring many organic growers.


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