Kindred

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1503 30th St (at South Park District), San Diego, California, USA, 92102

A cocktail bar that serves brunch, bar snacks and vegan cheese, some meals, kombucha on tap, craft beer handles. Decor is French gothic inspired with skulls, demon wolf mascot, bare-chested shock rocker art. Plays psychedelic metal on the sound system. Est. Dec 2015. Open Mon-Thu 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri 4:00pm-1:00am, Sat 10:00am-1:00am, Sun 10:00am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine

36 Reviews

First Review by Mike Weinberg

Not mind-blowing, but very good. - Edit

We would go again. Cinnamon roll and Pancakes were fantastic. Benedict and Hashes for the Mashes were a little disappointing, but still good. Tofu scramble was tasty.

Pros: Both savory and sweet vegan options

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Wow! So great and very helpful servers - Edit

We had a selection from the menu and everything was tasty. My favorites were the seitan skewers and the vegan version of a charcuterie. The cookie dough bites were yummy too!! This place is a bargain for the quality. Definitely a must-eat.

Pros: Great ambiance, Outdoor seating, Flavorful food

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good food - Edit

The food was good, had the soul crush and some skewers! Place was real loud, but that comes with the territory of a bar. Overall good, would go again.

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Brunch is a must!! - Edit

Had biscuits and mushroom gravy, tofu Benedict, mezcal cocktails. All BEAUTIFUL!! Will absolutely be back. Just wish the brunch menu was served on weekdays too!

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Vegan cinnamon bun ❤️ - Edit

Hot, guey and buttery.

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Saturday Brunch - Edit

Overall this restaurant was a major disappointment. We waited for over an hour for seats and then waited 45 minutes for our food. The service was less than adequate and the food was not great. There are far better restaurants in San Diego than this!!

Cons: Service, Food, Wait time

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amazing brunch! - Edit

My best friend and I were looking for vegan brunch and were amazingly surprised by Kindred’s beautiful atmosphere, food, & drinks 😍🙌🏻 HIGH PRAISES!

Pros: brunch, eye candy 😍, drinks

Cons: the day/time we went it smelled like throw up at t

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loved the tacos ❤️ - Edit

The food was amazing!!

Pros: delicious food and creative plates.

Cons: parking

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Great food and cocktails - Edit

We were in town for less than a week and ate here twice. Couldn't get enough! Really yummy and interesting options. Great cocktails. Great atmosphere. This is definitely my new favorite vegan spot! All the staff were also super friendly.

Cons: Expect a wait on weekends. Popular spot. Worth the

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Just What You Want Late At Night - Edit

Holy smokes! Unbelievable food. Just got into town after driving from Vegas and this is the late night people watching place for vegan eats! Nice non-alcoholic selection as well. How many times can I eat here this weekend?

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one and only Bar Kindred - Edit

I love this bar! The food, people, atmosphere and awesome decor make it a must for anyone visiting San Diego. You don't have to be vegan to have a great time so bring your non vegan friends too.

Ps, get the cinnamon roll if you have a sweet tooth like I do.

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This place is my inner vegan - Edit

So not to get too deep here, but I had a revelation last night at this restaurant. At first I was like what a cool unique totally different restaurant, then I was like wait, what if this restaurant was the true representation of what a vegan is? The pink wallpaper and pictures of cats and romantic ceilings are what vegans are on the inside, loving and caring about all living creatures and doing right by them. And the psychedelic metal and four eyed wolf with snakes is what we are, warriors trying to defend our living equals that are manipulated and abused. Like I said a little deep. Now on to the FOOD.
This place was no short of incredible. The most opposite of a vegan restaurant you could guess. My non-vegan bf kept asking me, so this place is ALL vegan?? I’m like YAAS!! So the cocktails were just amazing. We stuck to the October specials menu, which was more rum inspired where as the normal menu was more gin and bourbon inspired. The names were delightful and fed my inner punkster. Really good selection of wines and beers as well, got a Pilsner and it was a really really tasty beer.
The food was just amazing. I got the soul crush, because it was screaming my name. Mashed potatoes, broccolini and Mac and cheese? Like that touches my soul. And swear this place has the best fried pickles I’ve ever had. This place was a delight and needs to have deviant sister restaurants pop up across the country so all can enjoy the very romantic, punk, whimsical restaurant this place is. Just come here.

Pros: Ambience, Outdoor seating, Awesome door window

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Great food and vibe - Edit

Multiple people recommended Kindred for vegan food, and the food did not disappoint. I had the BBQ jackfruit and fried pickles, and they were great.

What WAS a little disappointing was the service. Everyone was nice, but the service was slow to the point I was concerned they forgot about us. It was a busy Friday night, so I’d cut some slack for that, but unfortunately it still detracted from the overall experience.

Overall, the food was great and the ambiance was cool, so I had a good time except for the unexpected delays.

Pros: Good food, cool vibe

Cons: Slow service during peak hours

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Amazing and original - Edit

We have been there for dinner and even though the choice may seem a bit limited everything is fantastic and the staff is very helpful as well.
The food is very tasty and very original.
The skewers are very recommended.

Pros: Tasty and original food, Staff, Honest prices

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Best Pancakes Ever - Edit

I've literally been dreaming about these pancakes since last week. So fluffy, with a butterscotch icing, caramelized bananas, coconut whipped cream, and walnuts. I died of happiness. I want to go back and try their other dishes, but I don't think I'll be able to resist the urge to just order the pancakes again.

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Amazing - Edit

Everything here is delicious! We had the palm tacos and jackfruit barbecue sandwich as well as a variety of cocktails. Wonderful dinner, reasonable prices and fantastic atmosphere in the charming village of South Park.

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A must! - Edit

Vegan foodie approved. The food and cocktails are seriously amazing. A must visit!!!

Pros: food, cocktails , friendly staff

Cons: they don't have one in LA

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Great food, Atmosphere and it's vegan! - Edit

One of my favorite vegan dinner spots! The chef is talented! Definitely worth the stop!

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Sooooo goood - Edit

Wife and I went for brunch on Sunday around 11. Wait was about 30 minutes, but was well worth it. We shared the pancakes (the butterscotch syrup was *******amazing) and the Benedict aaaaand Modern Times coffee! Everything was phenomenal.

Pros: Decor, Staff, Food

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Hip vegan place - Edit

Very cool, hip, fully vegan restaurant in San Diego. Seems like lots of people go there just for drinks, but the food there is amazing. I will definitely be going back there next time I'm in San Diego

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Awesome! - Edit

I went for Saturday morning brunch and had the Hashes for the Mashes, it was flavorful and delicious! The decor was fun and hip, the employees were friendly and very helpful. Loved the whole experience, I'll definitely be back!!

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one of the best! - Edit

Went here on a rainy friday eve, so encountered Kindred in its full-on bar mode. In our case the dining wasn't quiet with relatively loud music playing, but that adds to the overall good atmosphere.

The food is fantastic, very tasty and original. They have interesting combinations which I hadn't really seen before, and use fake meats I didn't know. We had the seitan skewers, green chili and the soul crush.

On top of that the staff is amazing; very helpful and friendly. I like the fact that they don't really advertise being vegan, they just are which makes it seem more like that's the norm. Positive in my opinion.

Bottomline: Go here if you enjoy fine food in a casual setting!

Pros: good food, great staff, nice atmosphere

Cons: music might be too loud for some

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great atmosphere - Edit

This place was really nice I loved the gothic style I tried the jackfruit sandwich and it was great quality, the food there is very rich, I do wish they had some more variety.

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loved this place! - Edit

I was nervous about the whole "psychedelic rock" music thing, worried that it would disrupt our enjoyment of the meal but it was not loud and the decor was so lovely that it totally worked. He decor was just perfect - see my pics. And of course most importantly, the food was killer. We splurged as we always do when doing a vegan food tour of any city we visit and got two appetizers: the seitan skewers and some buffalo seitan from their SECRET MENU! Okay, not so secret anymore - sorry! ;) The bartender was friendly and cool to tell us about it when he heard us mentioning wanting (vegan) wings. And we got the best risotto (okay just too many beets for my taste! Shoulda known from the name!) and I can't even remember what else...and then the cookie dough truffles. There were only 3 but they were a perfect ending to a fabulous meal. My only complaint is that they had like two white wines and two reds...or was it just one of each? I just know it wasn't enough. But if we lived in Sam Diego we'd be going here all the time. Loved loved loved Kindred!

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Easy to Miss This Gem - Edit

In the days before the internet was a thing, we would not have known about this place. We are most pleased we planned ahead and included Kindred in our tour of vegetarian restaurants in San Diego. The decor/theme was unique. I think it is a heavy metal or fantasy thing they have going, and it works very well. As nice as the decor was, we really came for the food... The tofu benedict is what got our attention in the first place, but everything we ordered was delicious!

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Vegan and fun - Edit

I wish I hadn't waited until the last day of my most recent San Diego trip to try Kindred. The whimsical decor, fabulous specialty drinks, and great food will bring my back next time.

The Wizard Bowl salad was one of the best salads I've had in ages. The Salt and Vinegar entree was good--especially the giant onion rings. The BBQ jackfruit sandwich was the best... though the homemade potato chips that come with it are serious grease bombs (and I couldn't stop eating them).

The open feel of the restaurant is really nice, and gives the feel of being in a real neighborhood hub. We we're there in the late afternoon, with people coming for drinks after work.

Don't miss the bathrooms, with their own soundtrack and cat decor. Awesome.

Pros: Great food, Fun ambiance, Reasonable prices

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Yummy bar food - Edit

This is a great place to go with friends and even my non-vegan friends like it. My favorite dish is the Wizard Bowl, a salad with vegan blue cheese crumbles and tempeh. I also love the Deli Battle for sharing. Brunch on weekends is good too (I like the smoked carrots). Very cool and unique decor (although the two top tables are a bit small). The community table is great for bigger groups and the booths are nice too. They have a very creative cocktail menu. More of a bar with food than a restaurant with cocktails, but that makes it fun. It's nice to have an all vegan place that isn't focused on health foods.

Pros: Fun, All vegan, Unique

Cons: Small tables for two

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