Vegan Picnic

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 34 reviews )
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415-323-3043
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1977A Union St, San Francisco, California, USA, 94123

Vegan deli offering breakfast, coffee, hot and cold sandwiches and groceries. Uses plant-based replacements. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:30pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-6:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery

34 Reviews

First Review by kristianbauer

delish - Edit

Had the hot “chicken” sandwich and macaroni salad, was awesome. Will go back to try breakfast items. It’s a small place with minimal seating.

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On the go vegan breakfast - Edit

This place was great! Perfect place to go for a on the go vegan breakfast. I went with my friends who weren’t vegan and they loved it too. I’ll go back if I’m ever back in SF!

Pros: fast

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comfort food that I forgot I was missing - Edit

I went here this morning in the rain after my dentist appointment, and I’m so glad that I did!!! I had the ham and cheese croissant and my husband ordered the salami sandwich that came with a macaroni salad, and we shared a sugar donut. The donut was very good, it has been awhile since I had a vegan donut that was not the cake kind, and this was pure fluffy goodness. The ham and cheese croissant was spot on taste wise, and just the right amount of greasy, definitely not health food...and if this place was close by to my home, it could be dangerous (because I would want it all the time). The salami sandwich I did not try. My husband loved it and wanted me to try it, but it was just too early in the day to ruin the cheesy sugary tastes I was having with mustardy tastes.

The store itself has 8 stools at counters and 2 cafe chairs at a table, so I can imagine that at lunch time rush it could be a bit crowded. But it was pretty empty and roomy at 9:45 am on a rainy Tuesday. There were vegan snacks and cheeses for sale in the store, even Vdog food. I thought the pricing was a bit high for the snacks when compared to grocery store prices, but I’m the kind of person who goes to like 4 grocery stores regularly to get what I want at the best price.

Pros: delicious comfort food, hot vegan breakfast to go!!!!

Cons: smallish seating not ideal for lounging, snacks are on the expensive side

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So good! - Edit

Had breakfast everyday during our stay in SF. My 3 yo daughter had chocolate cake everyday or donuts and I tried as many things as I could on the menu. It’s all very tasty and very good! and the personal is so friendly.
We will definitely come back next time we visit SF!

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absolutely delicious!!!! - Edit

Amazing food!!!
Tried the crab cake sandwich!! 👍🏼
Tried the chicken and waffles!!!! 👍🏼
Tried the macaroni salad with bacon bits!! 👍🏼
Unique and delicious 😋

Pros: comfort food, grocery store , dessert

Cons: small space , barely any seating

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Tasty breakfast - Edit

Nice hearty breakfast offering. I’d recommend the breakfast burrito, very yummy.

Pros: full vegan menu, fast service

Cons: donuts not made in house , not enough seating

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sad - Edit

Was really looking forward to this place - I got their maple banana waffle for and it was literally peanut butter in between two eggo waffles lol I could’ve replicated this at the dollar store. We also got a salad and they sell the little salads you buy at a hospital lunch room that are prepackaged. All in all I would not go here again or recommend to anyone

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The BEST vegan deli - Edit

I heard so many great things about this place that we had to try it. It's small but has very steady traffic and it's so nice to see so many people enjoying vegan food! They have a grab and go refrigerator with pre-made, snacks sandwiches, drinks and desserts. There are more snacks and condiments spread out throughout the store as well as vegan dog food and snacks.

Even at the busiest time (while we were there) service was quick and friendly. Expect to take your food with you to eat somewhere else as seating is very limited. We lucked out and grabbed a table just as we were about to go back to the car to eat.

I make my own vegan salami sub at home and it is a huge favorite of my family and my non-vegan co-workers. The one at Vegan Picnic takes it to another level with their challah bread! I had the spicy "chicken" sandwich on the same bread and it was also very flavorful with the sriracha mayo!

We also shared a grilled cheese because they use Follow Your Heart cheese and we had to try it. It was nice warm and melty as expected!

We took home a couple of Bavarian cream filled donuts and they were really good. It did take eating about 80% of the donut before we got to the cream but it was still good.

I was pretty disappointed with the number of actual 100% vegan restaurants in San Francisco, but this place more than makes up for it. It will be our go to from now on and we expect to stop by before making the drive back home tomorrow.

Pros: Fast, friendly service, Great selection, Great flavor

Cons: Could use more seating

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The best vegan food in town! - Edit

The guy serving us was very friendly and recommend the two top sellers the chicken and stake burgers! In all of my 45 years as a meat eater I have not enjoyed burgers as I enjoyed these. To die for! He even gave us a free jam doughnut, which I only discovered back in the hotel. Cheesecake we bougt was amazing too. Love this place, great food and excellent service. It gets top marks from me!

Pros: All vegan-reassuring. The prices are very reasonab

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Great food and products - Edit

Thanks for saving me starving today. Great food, great people. Next time in San Francisco, we'll come back and try the rest!

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Even my very non-vegan mom loved it! - Edit

What’s not to love? Kind and friendly owner and staff, delicious sandwiches (that mac salad is amazing), and lots of fantastic vegan products for purchase!

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Vegan Heaven - Edit

This place is AMAZING. As a vegan traveling through SF it was the perfect place to stop and get a delicious filling meal. If you’re a doughnut lover like I am you’ll want to grab a doughnut here, fluffy big doughnuts!

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So delicious...and so friendly! - Edit

The women who own this place were so warm and generous and so passionate about veganism. It's clear that each ingredient and recipe has been considered and perfected. The crispy chicken sandwich, macaroni salad, Cole slaw, and egg salad are fabulous, and the Caesar dressing is the best I've ever had. My husband had the fish sandwich and loved that, too. The sugared raised doughnut was slightly dry but otherwise lovely. Make a stop here, and bring non-vegan friends...they'll be wowed!

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so good! - Edit

The food is really great, cute space and they have a lot of vegan snacks to pick up to go. The dessert spread is expansive and delicious!!

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I'm glad I stopped in here - Edit

We were just walking down Union St and stopped in. I had just eaten lunch, but after Jill gave me a sample of a meatball, I suddenly got really hungry for a meatball sandwich. I'm not a fan of macaroni salad or cole slaw, but the sandwich was fantastic! I got a chocolate frosted donut to go and it hit the spot later in the evening. Check this place out.

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Great vegan food, fast service - Edit

Food was flavored well, employees were friendly and prices were reasonable. Check out their croissants! Steak sandwich has just the right flavor of horseradish. Will certainly return.

Pros: vegan, clean, friendly

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Good Vegan Sandwiches and Salads. - Edit

I highly recommend the Kale Caesar Salad. The Chicken sandwich is good as well but very bready due to the bun and batter on the chicken patty, there are definitely times when that's what I need though! The coleslaw is not my favorite, but the macaroni salad is pretty great, especially with the chunks of bacon. I need to try the other sandwiches for a more thorough review. Unlike other reviewers, compared to modern SF prices I do not think the price is too expensive for what you get.

Pros: fresh, good quality, great Parmesan alternative

Cons: small selection

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over priced - Edit

Absolutely a gimmick. Small portion for mega money. Tastes was ooo kkkkk. Don't waste you money.

Pros: vegan, cool location , friendly staff

Cons: small portions , over priced , not fresh tasting

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Guiltlessly Delicious and Addicting - Edit

Just love The Crispy Chicken and VP Meatball. I should try the other sandwiches, as soon as I get over my addiction from the two.

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vegan dream - Edit

amazing food served by amazing people!!! A place to feel comfortable to enjoy your food love it and totally recommend it

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incredible! - Edit

Loved this place. I got the salami sandwich with the macaroni salad on the side and it was out of this world. Their jelly filled donut was really good too. The cole slaw wasn't my favorite so I'd recommend getting the macaroni. Boyfriend got the crispy chicken sandwich and it was ok - a little heaven on the sauce. The grocery portion is awesome too. They have hippeas which are my fave. And vegan jerky that tastes great and has good texture. Super nice staff too!

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'egg sandwich' - Edit

As a non vegan on holiday with my vegan boyfriend I have been trying out as many vegan places to eat as possible and my eyes have really been opened. This place was fantastic, I can't believe my 'egg' sandwich was not egg. Tasted so fresh and the portion size was amazing. The caramel cookies were a dream.

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AMAZING!!! - Edit

Every sandwich I have had from Vegan Picnic is so good! The chicken sandwich and caprese in particular are out of this world. They also have a great selection of pantry groceries and cold groceries. Great feeling to be able to pick out anything on the shelves knowing it's vegan. They also have gluten free items.

Pros: great sandwiches , great selection , staff is very friendly

Cons: none!

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Absolutely amazing - Edit

I'd love this place! They have the best burgers I have ate ever. I couldn't believe it's vegan.

Pros: taste!, nice look

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Wow, so delicious. - Edit

Straight to the point, their crispy chicken sandwich is now one of my favorite sandwiches in SF. It is impressively delicious, I am really in awe of how well curated the meat replacement is and overall the amount of flavors packed into this guy. For those making the transition to a vegan diet (like myself), their menu is loaded with familiar picks from traditional non-vegan cuisine, therefore allowing for a more comfortable, anxiety-free offering.
Now to the real kicker. My significant other is very much a meat lover, and still taking her time to transitioning to the vegan lifestyle. Previously she was a HUGE fan of gourmet crispy chicken sandwiches like the one served at Salumeria in Mission. She was extremely impressed with Vegan Picnic's alternative take.
I highly recommend checking out Vegan Picnic. I look forward to trying their special Chicken and Waffle sandwich and cupcakes!

Pros: Less than 5 minutes wait for food, Familiar cuisine, Very friendly service

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Perfect lunch - Edit

Great spot for a filling lunch, kids are well. Deserts were excellent. Price was typical for good vegan food.

Pros: portion size

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BEST FISH FILLET EVER - Edit

I wish I could have gotten more food here because the fish fillet was SO good. My non vegan family even said they couldn't tell it was vegan. Along with the sandwich was a side of macaroni salad which had little bacon bits. I also got a donut which I had been craving for two weeks. This was the highlight of my visit to San Fransisco.

Pros: Inexpensive, quality food., Friendly service.

Cons: Navigating San Francisco., Opens at 11:30 AM

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