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With so many local veg-friendly restaurants, this is not a comprehensive list. New restaurants open, some close, and some expand their vegetarian and vegan options. Please let us know if you have any new informaiton or changes to our list by emailing us at info@vegsf.com. We hope you'll support veg-friendly restaurants and encourage other establishments to offer more vegan choices.

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Bernal Heights, Castro, Chinatown, Civic Center, Cole Valley, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Inner Sunset, Lower Haight, Marina, Mission District, North Beach, Noe Valley, Outer Mission, Pacific Heights, Polk Street/Nob/Russian Hill, Potrero Hill, Richmond, South of Market, Outer Sunset, Tenderloin, Union Square, Upper Haight, Western Addition

East Bay, North Bay, South Bay

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Panhandle Pizza Something Special
www.sfpizza.com
2077 Hayes St. (@ Cole)
415-750-0400
7 nights: 4-11pm
One of the few pizza places that has vegan soy cheese pizza! They have a wide variety of toppings, including eggplant, nutritional yeast, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes, in addition to the standard goodies, and they pile them on. In addition, five of the nine specialty pies are vegetarian (not vegan).

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Bernal Heights

Geranium Vegetarian
Unfortunately, Geranium, formerly at 615 Cortland Ave., has closed.

Little Nepal Restaurant
925 Cortland Ave.
415-643-3881
CC Accepted
Open 6 days a week: lunch 11-2:30, dinner 5-10pm, closed Mon.
Nepalese cuisine with several vegan curries.

Maggie Mudd Something Special
www.maggiemudd.com
903 Cortland @ Gates
415-641-5291
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Sat 11-11pm; Sun 11-9pm
Want a vegan ice cream sundae? How about a vegan ice cream cake? Maggie Mudd offers a variety of delicious flavors made on the premises.

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Castro

Azteca
235 Church St. between Market and 15th Sts.
415-255-7330
Cash only
Open daily 11-11
Local taqueria with tofu burritos.

Bagel Bros. Something Special
www.bagelbros.com
495 Castro St. between 18th and 19th Sts.
415-552-2767
Open daily 7am-4: 30pm; Cash only
Has fresh-baked, all-vegan bagels (parmesan and egg are the only non-vegan) and three home-made vegan shmears: plain, garlic-dill, and sun dried tomato.

Bombay Indian Restaurant
www.bombayindian.com
2217 Market St. near corners of15th and Sanchez
415-861-6655
CC Accepted
Open daily, 11:30-11
Popular Castro Indian restaurant.

Gelateria Naia Something Special
www.gelaterianaia.com
451 Castro Street between Market and 18th St.
415-864-6670
Sun thru Thu: noon to 11pm; Fri thru Sat: noon to 1am
What a treat! The Berkeley geletaria formerly called Mondo Gelato has expanded--taking over the space that was previously a Ben & Jerry's! The entire first case of gelato is vegan--and delicious! Most cones are vegan as well--just ask to be sure. Highly recommended.

Khun Phoa - 2 locations:
2367 Market St. between Castro and 16th
415-431-3463
Open daily 5pm-9:30pm
4068 18th St. between Castro and Hartford
415-863-0679
Open daily 12pm-10pm
CC accepted
Popular Castro Thai restaurants with a huge vegetarian section.

La Mediterranee
288 Noe St. at Market
415-431-7210
CC accepted
Open Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri, Sat 11-11
Popular Mediterranean restaurant with a good vegetarian selection.

La Tortilla
495 Castro St. @ 18th St.
415-861-3990
CC accepted with purchases over $8.
Open Mon-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 11-10pm
Fresh California-style taqueria with vegetarian options.

Nirvana
544 Castro St. between 18th and 19th Sts.
415-861-2226
CC accepted
Open Mon and Tues 4:30-10:30pm, and Wed-Sun 12pm-10:30pm
Noodle house with several vegan salads and appetizers. All noodle dishes can be made vegan if you get the rice noodles.

Osaka Sushi Restaurant
460 Castro St. between Market and 18th Sts.
415-255-8828
CC accepted
Open Mon-Thurs 11:30-11pm, Fri, Sat 11:30-12am, Sun 11:30-11pm
Sushi restaurant with a great vegetarian selection.

Sparky's
242 Church St. between Market and 15th St.
415-626-8666
CC accepted
Open 24 hours
Great place to go after a late night with friends. There are several vegan options, from veggie burgers to breakfast food.

Thailand Restaurant
438A Castro St. between Market and 18th Sts.
415-863-6868
CC accepted
Open Mon, Wed, Fri 11am-10pm, Fri, Sat 11-10:30, Sun 11-10, closed Tues
Thai restaurant with a large vegetarian section.

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Chinatown

Lucky Creation Vegetarian Vegetarian
854 Washington St. @ Stockton
415-989-0818
CC Accepted
Open daily 11am-9:30pm; closed Wed
Very small, family-owned and operated all-vegan Chinese restaurant.

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Civic Center

Ananda Fuara Vegetarian
298 Market St. @ 9th and Larkin
415-621-1994
CC Accepted
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs-Sat 8am-8pm; Wed 8-3; closed Sun.
Ananda Fuara, meaning Fountain of Delight, is a popular lunchtime choice for those working near Civic Center. This always-bustling vegetarian restaurant has a bright atmosphere and delicious American and Indian vegetarian food.

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Cole Valley

Cafe Cole
www.cafecole.com
609 Cole Street (@ Haight)
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-668-7771
Internet cafe with vegan cookies, vegan avocado and veggie sandwiches and smoothies with soy milk.

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Financial District

Medicine, a New Shojin Eatstationery Vegan
www.medecinerestaurant.com
161 Sutter at Kearney, in the Crocker Galleria
415-677-4405
Monday - Friday: lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm; tea, sushi & dessert 2:30pm - 5:30pm; dinner 5:30 - 8:30pm; Saturday lunch only 11:30am - 4:00pm; Sunday closed
Credit cards accepted
This new Buddhist vegan restaurant takes its name from the saying that "food should be taken as medicine for the health of the body." Today in Japan, this cuisine is called "shojin," a word that means "working to better oneself." The traditional Japanese-style food is served in a minimalist but stylish space that contrasts perfectly with its location in the bustling Financial District and nearby Union Square.

Donna's Tamales Vegetarian
Ferry Building Farmer's Market
415-456-2191
Cash only
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
Vegetarian vender selling delicious tamales and burritos at the Ferry Building farmer's market on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Arabi
101 Spear St. #222 @ Mission St.
415-243-8575
CC accepted
Inexpensive but tasty Mediterranean restaurant located in the Rincon Center. Offers a large selection of vegan items, including fresh salads, hummus, falafel, and vegan soups.

Bur Eat Os
545 Sansome St. between Washington and Clay
415-362-1384
Delicious fresh burritos, with fantastic grilled vegetables, made to your specifications.

Cafe Venue
three locations in SF's Financial District:
218 Montgomery St.: Weekdays 7am-7pm; weekends 11-6; 415-989-1144.
721 Market St.: Weekdays 5:30am-3:30pm; weekends closed; 415-546-1144.
70 Leidesdorff St. Weekdays 7am-3:30 pm; weekends closed; 415-576-1144.
www.cafevenue.com
With delicious salads, pastas, and sandwiches to choose from--as well as combinations of all three--there are plenty of great veg options for your lunch break.

Naan 'n Curry
533 Jackson St. between Kearny and Columbus
415-693-0499
Cash only
Open daily 11:30 a.m.-midnight
Extremely affordable curries made without ghee (a butter commonly used in preparing Indian food). Another location in the Inner Sunset.

Tricolore Cafe & Pizzeria Something Special
www.tricoloresf.com
590 Washington @ Columbus
415-391-0509
Tricolore has vegan cheeseless pizzas most days, and offers a rotating selection of two soups per day--all vegan and all fantastic, especially the butternut squash, lentil, and split pea.

What's Up Dog? Something Special
Hot dog vendor at Howard St. @ Beale that offers two vegetarian hot dog options.

Wildflower Cafe Something Special
411 Sansome
415-956-4906
Wildflower has a fantastic salad bar buffet with many delicious prepared items as well, such as veggie sushi, delicious sweet potatoes, and daily specials. You pay for it all by the pound, so keep that in mind when you start piling everything onto your plate!

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Hayes Valley

Fritz
www.fritzfries.com
579 Hayes St. @ Laguna
415-864-7654
CC accepted
Open daily: Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm, Fri 9am-12am, Sat 10am-12am, Sun 10am-11pm
Casual place if you are in the mood for some Belgian fries and a variety of dipping sauces while washing it down with a Belgian beer.

Las Estrellas
332 Gough St. between Hayes and Fell
415-552-1312
Open Mon-Fri 11-10pm, Sat, Sun 12-10pm; Cash only
Great taqueria with lots of fresh vegetarian options.

Stelline
330 Gough St. between Hayes and Fell
415-626-4292
CC accepted
Open daily: Mon-Thurs 11:30-10:30pm, Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-10pm
Small Italian restaurant with several vegan and vegetarian pasta options.

Tandoori Grill
602 Hayes St. @ Laguna
415-241-1900
Open daily 11am-2:30 and 5-11pm; CC accepted
Great Indian/Pakistani food with a large vegetarian section.

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Inner Sunset

Cafe GratitudeVegan
1336 9th Ave. (Additional locations at 2400 Harrison St. @20th St. in the Mission, 1730 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley, and 2200 Fourth St. in San Rafael.)
415-824-4652
CC accepted
10am-10pm daily.
Enjoy Cafe Gratitude's delicious raw vegan food in its warm, peaceful, comfortable setting. They've got terrific, healthy smoothies, desserts, entrees and specials. If you're not familiar with raw foods, be aware that the items typically don't taste like the cooked versions they're named after. (For instance, their pizza bears no resemblance to anything you'd get at a pizzeria, but it's delicious in a totally different way.) Just let yourself be surprised. And enjoy ordering items with names like "I Am Luscious!" and "I Am Plenty Great!" And save room for dessert. All of them are amazing! The smoothies and desserts are especially worth their hefty pricetag.

Enjoy Vegetarian Vegan
754 Kirkham St. @ 12th Ave.
Mon-Sat 10am-2:30pm, 4:30-9pm; Sun 5-9pm.
This unassuming new vegetarian Chinese restaurant is in the same location as Hulu House, which recently closed.

Daily Health Vegetarian
1235 9th Ave. between Lincoln and Irving
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat and Sun 10am-5pm
All vegetarian take-out deli offering sandwiches, salads, sushi rolls, organic smoothies and juices.

Minh Tri
534 Irving St. (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
415-566-5335
Several veggie entrees to choose from, including curries, vegetable entrees with bean or soy sauce, and a noodle dish.

Naan 'n Curry
642 Irving St. (between 7th and 8th Aves.)
Extremely affordable curries made without ghee (a butter commonly used in preparing Indian food). Other locations in the Tenderloin, Financial District, and downtown Berkeley.

Peasant Pies Something Special
1039 Irving St. @9th Ave.
415-731-1978
Cash or local check
Open daily 9:30-8, or until the pies sell out for the day.
Small local bakery that makes delicious mini vegan savory pies such as eggplant with black olives, curry potato, and tofu with black beans, as well as sweet dessert pies that are vegan. (Everything is labeled as vegetarian or vegan.) Get two delicious pies for just $4.50! Highly recommended.

Yumma's Mediterranean grill
721 Irving St. (between 8th and 9th Aves.)
415-682-0762
Affordable Mediterranean restaurant with the feel of a small diner, and with the traditional vegetarian favoritesfalafel, hummus, baba ganoush, etc.

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Lower Haight

Ali Baba's Cave
531 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner
415-255-7820
Open daily 11am-11:30pm; CC accepted
Great local favorite with delicious, inexpensive falafel, hummus, dolmas, ohzi vegetarian (a baked phyllo stuffed with rice and vegetables), vegetarian shish kebab, and other vegan side dishes.

Axum Cafe
698 Haight St. @ Pierce
415-252-7912
Open daily -call for times; CC accepted
The vegetarian platter, shared among the table, is a must at this highly recommended Ethiopian restaurant. It includes delicious all-vegan dishes made from lentils, garbanzo beans, spinach, potatoes, mushrooms, and salad, on Ethiopian injera bread. Quick, cheap, delicious.

Hanabi Japanese Restaurant
509 Haight St. between Fillmore and Steiner
415-621-1500
Open daily at 4pm; CC accepted
Good selection of vegetarian sushi options. The tofu salad that comes with the meal is small but mighty delicious!

Indian Oven
233 Fillmore St. (between Haight and Hermann)
415-626-1628
There's always a line on weekends at this Indian restaurant with many vegan starters and specialty entrees. Make sure to ask the waiter for dishes not prepared with ghee (a dairy butter).

Katz Bagels Something Special
663 Haight St. at Steiner
Offers fresh bagels and Tofutti cream cheese.

Love 'N Haight Something Special
553 Haight St. (between Fillmore and Steiner)
415-252-8190
Open daily 11:30am - 2am
Pepper steak, BBQ steak, and veggie chicken steak sandwiches are all vegan! A great place for a late-night sandwich.

Thep Phanom
400 Waller St. @ Fillmore
415-431-2526
Open daily 5:30-10:30; CC accepted
Hands down, one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Has an extensive vegetarian menu.

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Marina

Alive! Vegan
www.aliveveggie.com
1972 Lombard St. at Webster
415-923-1052
CC Accepted
Wed-Sun 12-9pm; closed Mon and Tues
New raw vegan restaurant, formerly known as Lombard Coffee Shop. Visit www.aliveveggie.com for menu options and prices.

Greens Restaurant Vegetarian
Building A Fort Mason, Buchanan @ Marina Boulevard
415-771-6222
CC Accepted
Open for lunch Tues-Sat 12-2:30, dinner daily 5:30-9; open Sun for brunch only 10:30-2:30
All-vegetarian California cuisine. Offers an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bride.

Bombay Curry House
2034 Chestnut St. between Steiner and Fillmore
415-567-8124
CC Accepted
Open daily Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
The only Indian restaurant in the Marina with plenty of vegetarian options to choose from.

Den Thai Cuisine
2120 Greenwich St. between Fillmore and Webster
415-931-2777
CC Accepted

Lettus Organic Cafe Something Special
www.lettusorganic.com
3352 Steiner @ Chestnut
415-931-2777
CC Accepted
New mostly vegetarian and organic restaurant with many vegan options. The executive chef used to be the pastry chef at Millennium and Roxanne's, so almost all the desserts are vegan, as are their pancakes and many other items. Vegan items are labeled as such.

Pizza Orgasmica
www.pizzaorgasmica.com
3157 Fillmore St. @Greenwich
415-931-5300
CC Accepted
Open daily Sun-Wed 11am-midnight; Thurs. 11am-2am; Fri, Sat 11am-2:30am
Hip pizza joint with 10 vegetarian pizza options to chose from including The Virgin, a vegan cheeseless pie loaded with spinach, eggplant, and potatoes. And they deliver!

Union St. Pantry Something Special
2217 Union St. between Fillmore and Steiner Sts.
415-923-9771
CC Accepted
Open 9:30am-11pm Sunday-Thursday, 9:30am-midnight Friday and Saturday
Deli with soy-based vegan soft-serve ice cream!

Wilbur's
2211 Filbert St. @ Fillmore
415-563-3544
CC Accepted
Open daily Mon-Fri 12-8; Sat, Sun 12-5
Small Mediterranean place right around the corner from popular Union St.

Zao
2031 Chestnut St. @ Fillmore
415-928-3088
CC Accepted
Open daily Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-10pm
This trendy but inexpensive Asian-style noodle house is very veg-friendly, labeling vegetarian and vegan items as such on the menu. A reliable choice, with cheap prices, good beer and sake, and delicious vegan food.

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Mission District

Cafe Gratitude Vegan
2400 Harrison St. @20th St.
415-824-4652
9am-10pm daily.
Exceptional all vegan raw food. Perfect if you love raw food, but if you've never had prepared raw food before, be prepared for something different (as in the "pizza" tastes nothing like regular pizza but it's good in a different way). Fantastic desserts and smoothies. Be aware that the bill can add up if you indulge in everything you want.

Cha-Ya Vegan
762 Valencia St (near 18th st)
415-252-7825
Open Tues-Sun 5:00-9:30pm. Closed Mon.
Everyone who has ever eaten at Cha-Ya in Berkeley raves about it, and San Francisco is lucky to have its presence graced by a second Cha-Ya, with the same extensive menu consisting of sushi, noodle dishes, soups, and more Japanese favorites. Entirely vegan--even the desserts. This is not teeny like the Berkeley location, so hopefully the wait for a table won't be as long! Highly recommended.

Herbivore Vegan
983 Valencia @21st
415-826-5657
CC accepted
Open daily Sun-Thurs 9-10; Fri, Sat 9-11; brunch served everyday until 2
Popular all-vegan, mostly organic restaurant with reasonable prices. Selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas, stir-fries, and delicious cakes and pies for dessert. The lentil loaf and shwarma are favorites, as is the carrot cake. Make sure to stop in for brunch too--the only place in the city with vegan pancakes, French toast, and lots of other delicious selections for brunch.

Yamo Vegan
Unfortunately, Yamo, formerly at 3406 18th St., has closed.

Ali Baba's Cave
799 Valencia @19th St.
415-863-3054
CC accepted
Open daily 11-11
The best falafel in town! Make sure to get it with potatoes and eggplant.

Amira
590 Valencia St. @ 17th St.
415-621-6213
CC accepted
Open Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs 5-10:30, Fri, Sat 5-11:30, closed Mon.
Pan-Arabian cuisine in a cozy environment. Sit on the floor and watch the belly dancing show while eating hummus and falafel.

Bangkok 16
3214 16th St. @ Guerrero
415-431-5838
CC accepted
Open Mon-Sat 5:30-10:30; Sun 5-10
Another popular Thai restaurant with plenty of vegetarian options.

Bissap Baobab
2323 Mission St. between 18th and 19th streets
415-826-9287
CC Accepted
Tues-Sun 6-10pm, cocktails served until midnight
This fun, hip Senegalese restaurant/bar has a number of delicious vegan options. The plantains and mafe (vegetables in peanut sauce with rice) are favorites.

Boogaloos
3296 22nd St. @ Valencia
415-824-3211
Everyday from 8am-3:30.
This popular diner offers breakfast all day and caters to a vegetarian clientele with its tofu scrambles and polenta. Very busy on weekends; much quieter during the week.

Cafe Ethiopia
878 Valencia St. @ 20th St.
415-285-2728
CC accepted
Open daily 11:30-9:30pm, closed Tues
Large, inexpensive selection of vegan dishes.

Esperpento Tapas Restaurant
3295 22nd St. @ Valencia
415-282-8867
CC accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-3; Sat, Sun 1-5
Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10, Fri, S 5-closing.
Popular tapas restaurant with festive atmosphere and lots of vegetarian options.

Jay's Cheesesteaks Something Special
3285 21st St. @ Valencia
415-285-5200
CC accepted
Open daily from 11-10pm
Surprisingly enough, Jay's Cheesesteak is extremely friendly to vegetarians and vegans. It has 10 different seitan sandwiches on the menu, and advertised in the window, and even has a laminated sign explaining what seitan is.

Katz Bagels Something Special
3004 16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero
415-552-9050
Open Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat, Sun 7am-3pm
Offers fresh bagels and Tofutti cream cheese.

Kelly's
3141 16th St. @ Albion
415-252-0422
CC accepted
Open Mon-Thurs 11-12am; Fri, Sat 11-3am; Sun 11-10pm
Great late-night burger joint with vegan veggie burgers and other vegan sandwiches.

Maharaja Indian Restaurant
525 Valencia St. between 16th and 17th
415-552-7901
CC Accepted
Open daily for lunch Mon-Sun 11-2:30; dinner Sun-Wed 5-10; Thurs-Sat 5-11
Indian restaurant with lots of vegetarian items to choose from.

Malai Thai Restaurant
3189 16th St. @ Guerrero
415-626-8528
CC accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 12-2 and dinner Mon-Sun 5-10
There is a large vegetarian selection at this Mission District Thai restaurant.

MariachisSomething Special
508 Valencia @16th St.
415-621-4358
CC accepted
Open daily 11-11pm
Vegans come from all over the Bay Area to partake in Mariachi's heavenly Thai tofu burrito and soyrizo burrito, among many other vegetarian burritos. By far the best place in the city to get great vegan burritos.

MinakoSomething Special
2154 Mission St. between 17th and 18th
415-864-1888
CC accepted
Open daily 5:30-9:15pm, closed Tues
Very small, mostly organic sushi restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu, where all the sauces and soups and tempura batter are completely vegan.

Pakwan Pakistani Indian Restaurant
3180-82 16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero
415-255-2440
Cash only
Open daily 11:30-11
Small Pakistani/Indian restaurant with delicious vegan options for under $5.

PapaloteSomething Special
3409 24th St. between Valencia and Guerrero
415-970-8815
Mon-Sat 11am-10pn; Sun 11am-9pm
Neighborhood Mexican restaurant with great vegan options, including soyrizo, tofu, fresh vegetables, and vegan rice and beans.

Picaro
3120 16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero
415-431-4089
CC accepted
Open Mon-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri, Sat 5-11pm; Sun 4-10pm
Popular tapas restaurant with festive atmosphere and lots of vegetarian options. If interested in lunch, visit Picaro's sister restaurant Esperpento. (See Above.)

Rasoi Indian
www.rasoisf.com
1037 Valencia between 21st and 22nd
415-695-0599
CC Accepted
Open Sun-Thurs 5-10; Fri, Sat 5-10:30
Very popular Indian restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere.

Truly Mediterranean
3109 16th St. @ Valencia
415-252-7482
CC accepted
Open daily Mon-Thurs11-11; Fri, Sat 11-12am, Sun 11-10pm
Small Middle Eastern restaurant popular for its falafel.

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Noe Valley

Casa Mexicana
3917 24th St. @ Sanchez
415-648-0477
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Sun 11-10pm
This taqueria offers burritos made with fresh vegetables and tofu in addition to vegetarian rice and beans.

Holey BagelSomething Special
3872 24th St. @ Sanchez
415-647-3334
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Sun 5:30am-5:30pm
Local bagel shop that serves Tofutti brand cream cheese.

Noe BagelSomething Special
3933 24th St. between Noe and Sanchez Sts.
415-643-9634
Cash or check only
Open everyday 6-6, Sun 7-6.
Bagel shop where you can get Tofutti brand cream cheese.

Noe Valley Deli
4007 24th St. @ Noe
415-824-8373
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-6:30; Sun 9-5
Mediterranean deli with good vegetarian selection.

Peasant PiesSomething Special
4108 24th St. @ Castro
415-642-1316
Cash or local check
Open daily 9:30-8, or until the pies sell out for the day.
Small local bakery that makes delicious mini vegan savory pies such as eggplant with black olives, curry potato, and tofu with black beans.

Regent Thai
1700 Church St. @ 29th
415-643-5893
CC Accepted
Open daily for lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5-10
Thai restaurant with several inexpensive veggie options.

Pomelo
www.pomelosf.com
1793 Church St. @ 30th St.
415-285-2257
CC Accepted
Open for brunch Sat and Sun 10-2:30, and dinner nightly from 5:30-10
A small neighborhood restaurant with a simple menu that offers a vegan tofu scramble and a few vegan dinner entrees and side dishes.

Swatdee
4166 24th St. between Castro and Diamond
415-824-8070
CC Accepted
Open daily for dinner 4:30-10, and lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3:30
Super-cheap vegetarian Thai selection.

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North Beach

Juicey Lucy's Vegan Organic
703 Columbus @ Filbert
415-786-1285
Cash only
Open every day 11-6
Vegan organic juice and food bar with delicious soups and specials.

Cafe Sapore
790 Lombard St. @ Taylor
415-474-1222
CC Accepted
Open daily 7am-8:30pm
Half of this cafe's menu is comprised of vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, bagels, and soups and salads.

Truly Mediterranean
627 Vallejo St. @ Columbus
415-362-2636
CC Accepted
Open daily Mon-Thurs 11pm-11pm; Fri, Sat 11am-12am; Sun 12pm-10pm
Small Middle Eastern restaurant popular for its falafel.

Viva
www.vivapizza.com
318 Columbus @ Grant
415-989-8482
CC Accepted
Open daily Sun-Thurs 11-1am; Fri, Sat 11am-3am
Though it's not hard to find vegetarian pasta dishes in San Francisco, Viva offers 17 vegetarian pastas, more than half of which are vegan.

XOX Chocolates Something Special
www.xoxtruffles.com
754 Columbus between Filbert and Greenwich
415-421-4814
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Sat 9-6; closed Sun
North Beach chocolate boutique that sells amazing vegan truffles! Perfect for treating yourself or as a gift for that special someonevegan or not. Online ordering is also available.

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Outer Mission

Angkor Borei Something Special
www.angkorboreisf.com
3471 Mission St. @ Cortland
415-550-8417
CC Accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Sat 11-3:30 and dinner Mon-Fri 3:30-10 and Sat, Sun 3:30-10:30
Small, affordable Cambodian restaurant with a large vegan a la carte menu with tasty mock meats.

Jasmine Tea HouseSomething Special
3253 Mission St. @ Valencia
415-826-6288
CC Accepted
Open Sun- Thurs 10:30am-10:30pm; Fri, Sat 10:30am-11pm
Mandarin-style Chinese food with vegetarian selections and mock meats.

Pad Thai
www.padthaisf.com
3259 Mission St. between Valencia and 29th Sts.
415-285-4210
CC Accepted
Mon-Fri 11-10pm; Sat, Sun 12pm-10pm
Large vegetarian section from appetizers to soups and entrees.

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Outer Sunset

Shangri-La Vegan
2026 Irving St. @ 21st Ave.
415-731-2548
11:30am-9pm everyday; closed the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Fantastic family-owned Chinese restaurant--maybe the best in the whole city. The tables in the back have rotating tabletops, making sharing easier--which makes deciding what to get easier too!
Accepts credit cards.
Bay Area Vegetarians holds a monthly dinner here the last Thursday of the month (from August through April). Check the BAV calendar for details!

Marnee Thai
2225 Irving St. between 23rd and 24th Aves.
415-665-9500
CC Accepted
Open daily 11:30am-10pm
Rated by several guides as the best Thai food in the city, Marnee Thai has tasty vegetarian food, including fake meat menu options. Can get hectic on weekend nights.

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Pacific Heights

2001 Thai Stick
2001 Pine St. @ Fillmore
415-885-6100
CC Accepted
Open daily Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-1am
Casual Thai restaurant with over a dozen vegetarian options to choose from.

India Palace
1740 Fillmore St. @ Post
415-567-7789
CC Accepted
Open daily 11am-10:30pm
Small Indian restaurant with good prices and food.

Neecha Thai Cuisine
2100 Sutter St. @ Steiner
415-922-9419
CC Accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-3, Dinner daily 5-10
Thai restaurant with a huge vegetarian menu and mock meat options.

Pride of the Mediterranean
1761 Fillmore St. @ Sutter
415-567-1150
CC Accepted
Open Sun-Thurs 11-12am; Fri, Sat 11-2am
Classic Mediterranean food with a fun atmosphere.

Zao
2406 California St. between Fillmore and Steiner Sts.
415-345-8088
CC Accepted
Open Sun-Thurs 11-10; Fri, Sat 11-11
This trendy but inexpensive Asian-style noodle house is very veg-friendly, labeling vegetarian and vegan items as such on the menu. A reliable choice, with cheap prices, good beer and sake, and delicious vegan food.

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Polk Street/ Nob Hill/ Russian Hill

Axum
1233 Polk St. @ Bush
415-474-7743
CC Accepted
Open Wed-Mon 1pm-10:30pm; Tues 5:30pm-10:30pm
The vegetarian platter, shared among the table, is a must at this highly recommended Ethiopian restaurant. It includes delicious all-vegan dishes made from lentils, garbanzo beans, spinach, potatoes, mushrooms, and salad, on Ethiopian injera bread. Quick, cheap, delicious.

Aux Delices
2327 Polk St. between Green and Union
415-928-4977
CC Accepted
Open daily 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm; Sun 5pm-10pm
Vietnamese and French restaurant with a cool atmosphere and a separate vegetarian menu, all of which is vegan!

Darbar
1412 Polk St. between California and Pine
415-359-1236
Open daily 11am-10pm
Inexpensive neighborhood Pakistani and Indian restaurant. Order one of several vegetarian platters or the delicious veggie wrap minus the mayonnaise and chutney for just $4-5.

Lemongrass Thai
www.lemongrasssf.com
2348 Polk St. between Union and Green
415-346-1818, 929-1183
CC Accepted
Open daily Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-10:30pm
Thai restaurant with affordable vegetarian options.

Little Thai Restaurant
2065 Polk St. @ Broadway
415-771-5544
CC Accepted
Open daily for lunch Thurs-Sat 11:30am-3pm and dinner Sun-Thurs 4-10; Fri, Sat 4-10:30
Thai restaurant with separate vegetarian menu with appetizers, soups, and entrees.

Star of India
2127 Polk St. @ Broadway
415-292-6699
CC Accepted
Open Mon-Fri for lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5-10:30; Sat, Sun 12pm-10:30pm
Plenty to eat in this Indian restaurant

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Potrero Hill

Cafe GratitudeVegan
2400 Harrison St. @20th St. (Additional locations at 1336 9th Ave. in the Inner Sunset, 2200 Fourth St. in San Rafael, and 1730 Shattuck Ave. @ Virginia in Berkeley.)
415-824-4652
CC accepted
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat 9am-9pm; Sun brunch 10-2.
Enjoy Cafe Gratitude's delicious raw vegan food in its warm, peaceful, comfortable setting. They've got terrific, healthy smoothies, desserts, entrees and specials. If you're not familiar with raw foods, be aware that the items typically don't taste like the cooked versions they're named after. (For instance, their pizza bears no resemblance to anything you'd get at a pizzeria, but it's delicious in a totally different way.) Just let yourself be surprised. And enjoy ordering items with names like "I Am Luscious!" and "I Am Plenty Great!" And save room for dessert. All of them are amazing! The smoothies and desserts are especially worth their hefty pricetag.

Atlas CafeSomething Special
www.atlascafe.net
3049 20th St. @ Alabama
415-648-1047
Cash only
Open Mon-Fri 6:30am-10pm; Sat 8-10, Sun 8-8
This is a great cafe where you can find plenty of vegan food, including soups, salads, pizza and sandwiches. And with free wireless Internet service and a pooch-friendly outdoor patio, this is a must-eat-at hot spot!

Eliza's
1457 18th St. @ Connecticut
415-648-9999
CC Accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-3 and dinner everyday from 5-9:45
Cheap Hunan and Mandarin cuisine with several vegan dished to choose from.

Thanya and Salee
1469 18th St. @ Connecticut
415-647-6469
CC Accepted
Open weekdays for lunch 11:30-2:30, dinner Sun-Thurs 5:30-10, and Fri, Sat 5:30-11
Popular Thai restaurant with lots of vegetarian options.

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Richmond

Bok Choy Garden Vegan
1820 Clement St. at 19th Ave.
415-387-8111
CC Accepted
11am-2:30pm, 4:30-9:30pm seven days a week.
Delicious vegan Chinese cuisine at affordable prices.

Vege House Vegetarian
Unfortunately, Vege House has closed.

Burma Super StarSomething Special
309 Clement St. @ 4th Ave.
415-387-2147
Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm, Fri and Sat 11am-10pm
Very popular Burmese restaurant with many delicious vegan options.

Donna's CafeSomething Special
Unfortunately, Donna's Cafe, formerly at 1541 Clement St., has closed.

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South of Market

The Feel Good Cafe at One Taste Urban Retreat Center Vegetarian
www.onetastesf.com/juice.html
1074 Folsom St. at 7th St.
415-503-1100
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; closed Sat; Sun 10am-4pm
Nestled in a yoga center that also offers workshops on coomunication, sexuality, and intimacy, you will find the Feel Good Cafe, offering a great almost entirely organic and local selection of smothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and rice bowls. All the food is fresh and made to order. They offer free wireles, a great library, and a special Lunch Box Yoga class--a 45-minute yoga class plus lunch for $13 (classes are Monday through Friday from 12-12:45).

India Garden
1261 Folsom St. between 8th and 9th Sts.
415-626-2798
CC Accepted
Open daily for lunch 11-2:30, dinner Mon-Fri 4:30-10; Sat, Sun 4:30-10:30
Indian restaurant with vegetarian options.

Just Thai
1532 Howard St. between 11th and 12th
415-431-3113
CC Accepted
Open for lunch Mon-Fri 11-3, dinner Mon-Sat 5-9:30; closed Sun
Super-cheap Thai food with several vegetarian options.

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Tenderloin

Golden Era Vegetarian
www.goldeneravegetarian.com
572 O'Farrell St. @ Leavenworth
415-673-3136
CC Accepted
Open daily 11-9; closed Tues
In the Tenderloin, not far from Union Square or Market St., Golden Era is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. This Vietnamese restaurant offers many delicious mock meats, and nearly everything is vegan (anything that is not vegan is labeled as such on the menu). It is always difficult to choose from the extensive menu, but you can't go wrong. The Vegetable Fu Yung is a favorite! Bay Area Vegetarians holds a monthly dinner here the second Thursday of each month. Check the BAV calendar for details!

Cafe Hurghada
457 Hyde St. @ O'Farrell
415-614-2420
Cash only
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-2; Sat, Sun 7:30am-3pm
This coffee shop offers 7 different vegan pastries from cakes to dessert breads. Only organic, unrefined sugars are used!

Pakwan Pakistani Indian Restaurant
501 O'Farrell St. @ Jones
415-776-0160
Cash only
Open everyday 11:30am-11:30pm
Small Pakistani/Indian restaurant with delicious vegan options for under $5.

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Union Square

Millennium Restaurant Vegan
www.millenniumrestaurant.com
580 Geary St. @ Jones in the Savoy Hotel
415-345-3900
CC Accepted
Open daily 5:30-9:30; Sun-Thurs, and until 10 on Fri and Sat
This renowned restaurant is one of the finest gourmet vegan restaurants in the country. In a new, beautiful location, this upscale restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or when money is no object.

Piraat PizzaSomething Special
696 Sutter St. @ Taylor St.
This pizza place is one of the few in the city that has soy cheese pizza. Check it out!

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Upper Haight

New Ganges Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Vegetarian
775 Frederick St. between Stanyan and Arguello
415-681-4355
Open daily for lunch 11-2, and dinner 5-10; CC Accepted
A great family-owned and operated all-vegetarian Indian restaurant.

Blue Front
1430 Haight St. between Masonic and Ashbury
415-252-5917
Open daily 7:30 -10pm; CC accepted
This neighborhood Middle Eastern cafe has delicious falafel and hummus burritos, salads, and sandwiches.

Coffee to the People Something Special
www.coffeetothepeople.com
1206 Masonic Ave. at Haight
415-252-5917
Mon-Thurs 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-10pm; Sat and Sun 7am-8pm
This independently owned coffeehouse, with its walls covered with anti-imperialist bumper stickers and posters of Frederick Douglass and Gandhi, serves only organic and fair-trade coffee and tea. Unfortunately, their mostly (non-organic, meat-based) menu is not as progressive as their politics would suggest; nevertheless, they offer a "Vegan Deluxe" sandwich as well as Tofutti cream cheese, delicious, hard-to-find vegan pastries, such as blueberry corn bread and carrot cake. Yum! They also recently started carrying vegan mayonnaise and whipped cream! The cozy couches in the back are a perfect spot for a study group, playing board games, or checking out the cafe's great library.

Kan Zaman
1793 Haight St. between Cole and Shrader
415-751-9656
Mon-Thurs 5pm-12am; Fri 5pm-2am; Sat noon-2am; Sun noon-midnight; CC Accepted
This hip, lively Middle Eastern restaurant has amazing falafel, hookahs, belly dancers, and is a popular spot for large groups. Crowded on weekends.

Magnolia
1398 Haight St. @ Masonic
415-864-7468
Open daily Mon-Thurs noon-midnight, Fri noon-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-11:30pm
CC accepted
Local brewery that also has a few good vegan upscale pub food options.

Massawa Restaurant
1538 Haight St. between Ashbury and Clayton
415-621-4129
Open Tues-Thurs, Sun: 11:30am-10pm, Fri, Sat: 11:30am-11pm
This traditional East African restaurant offers nine vegetarian options. Two or more dishes can be served family style.

Peace Cafe at the Red Victorian Bed & Breakfast
www.redvic.com
1665 Haight St. at Cole
415-864-1978
Small formerly (but still mostly) vegetarian cafe selling Peasant Pies, sandwiches, and crepes.

Ploy Thai Cuisine
1770 Haight St. between Cole and Shrader
415-387-9224
Many vegetarian dishes at this neighborhood favorite.

Siam Lotus
1705 Haight St. between Cole and Shrader
415-933-8031
Daily 11am-10pm; CC Accepted
The vegetarian dishes are shaded on the menu of this delicious Thai restaurant. We recommend the wonderful veggie coconut soup followed by the amazing veggie param or tofu curry (which comes with wheat gluten).

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Western Addition

Divisadero between Hayes and Fell, on the west side of the street, is perhaps the most vegan-friendly block in the whole city! Choose between seitan "steak" sandwiches, all-you-can-eat Ethiopian food, or eclectic choices at Herbivore, one of the city's best vegan restaurants!

Herbivore Vegan
531 Divisadero St. between Fell and Hayes
415-885-7133
Open Mon-Thurs 11-10pm, Fri 11-11, Sat 9-11pm, Sun 9-10pm; CC accepted
Popular all-vegan, mostly organic restaurant with reasonable prices. Selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas, stir-fries, and delicious cakes and pies for dessert. The lentil loaf and shwarma are favorites, as is the carrot cake. Make sure to stop in for brunch too--the only place in the city with vegan pancakes, French toast, and lots of other delicious selections for brunch.

Club WaziemaSomething Special
543 Divisadero St. @ Hayes
415-346-6641
Open Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm; CC accepted
Neighborhood bar with cheap, delicious all-you-can eat vegan Ethiopian food.

Jay's CheesesteaksSomething Special
553 Divisadero St. @ Hayes
415-771-5104
Open daily 11-11; CC accepted
Surprisingly enough, Jay's Cheesesteaks is extremely friendly to vegetarians and vegans. It has 10 different seitan sandwiches on the menu.

Panhandle PizzaSomething Special
www.sfpizza.com
2077 Hayes St. between Clayton and Cole
415-750-0400
CC Accepted
Open daily-lunch Thurs, Fri 11:30-2:30, dinner every night 4:30-11, and weekends 3-11
One of the few pizza places that has vegan soy cheese pizza! And they deliver! They have a wide variety of toppings, including eggplant, nutritional yeast, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes, in addition to the standard goodies, and they pile them on. Five of the nine specialty pies are vegetarian (not vegan).

Sawa
http://www.inetours.com/Pages/Dining_Archive/Sawa.html
1625 Divisadero St. (between Sutter & Post Sts.)
415-441-8182
Tues-Sun 10:00am-10:30pm; Mon 10:00am-5:30pm
Small Eritrean & Ethiopean restaurant with moderate prices and a large selection of delicious vegan dishes clearly marked on the menu, including traditional African stews of spinach, lentils, mushrooms, and tofu. The family that runs Sawa is very friendly.

Thai Place II
312 Divisadero St. @ Fell
415-552-6881
Open daily Sun-Thurs 11am-10:30pm Fri, Sat 11-11; CC accepted
Small vegetarian selection but the food is delicious and all vegan

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East Bay

Albany
Berkeley
Concord
Emeryville
Oakland

Albany

Mother Nature Vegetarian Restaurant Vegan
Unfortunately, Mother Nature, formerly at 843 San Pablo Ave., has closed.

Lane SplittersSomething Special
1051 San Pablo Ave.
510-527-8375
11:30am-10pm everyday.
Even ardent meat eaters will be impressed by Lane Splitters' delicious vegan cheeze pizzas and calzones. This location is just take-out and delivery. There are two other Lane Splitters, both of which are eat-in pubs. One is at 2033 San Pablo in Berkeley and the other at 4799 Telegraph in Oakland, not far from MacArthur BART.
Credit cards accepted.

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Berkeley

Cafe Gratitude Vegan
1730 Shattuck Ave. @ Virginia
(415)824-4652
Mon-Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun Brunch: 10am-3pm
(Additional locations at 2400 Harrison St. @ 20th St. in SF's Mission district and 1336 9th Ave. in the Inner Sunset.)
Enjoy Cafe Gratitude's delicious raw vegan food in its warm, peaceful, comfortable setting. They've got terrific, healthy smoothies, desserts, entrees and specials. If you're not familiar with raw foods, be aware that the items typically don't taste like the cooked versions they're named after. (For instance, their pizza bears no resemblance to anything you'd get at a pizzeria, but it's delicious in a totally different way.) Just let yourself be surprised. And enjoy ordering items with names like "I Am Luscious!" and "I Am Plenty Great!" And save room for dessert. All of them are amazing! The smoothies and desserts are especially worth their hefty pricetag.

Cha-Ya Vegan
1686 Shattuck Ave.
510-981-1213
Open Tues-Sun 5:00-9:30pm
Small Japanese Zen Buddhist restaurant. Large selection of sushi, noodle dishes, and more. Entirely vegan, even the desserts. This is a very small restaurant, so it's not an ideal choice for a big group. Expect to wait for a table during busy weekend hours. Worth the wait. Highly recommended.

Raw Energy Organic Juice Cafe Vegan
2050 Addison Street between Shattuck and Milvia
510-665-9464
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-7:30pm; Sat 11:00am-4:00pm; closed Sunday
CCs accepted.
This cafe has no seating; it's all take-out. Try their vegan sandwiches, salads, soups, and of course their juices.

Vegi Food Restaurant Vegan
2083 Vine St. @ Shattuck
510-548-5244
Open Mon 5:00-9:00; Tues-Fri 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm
Does not accept credit cards.
Unassuming vegan Chinese restaurant with lots of options, including meat analogues and great lunch specials.

Stars Veggie Vegetarian
Unfortunately, Stars Veggie, formerly at 1805 Euclid Ave., has closed.

Udupi Palace Vegetarian
1901 University Ave.
510-843-6600
11:30am-8pm everyday.
Inexpensive Indian vegetarian restaurant. North and South Indian cuisine. Most items can be made vegan if they are not already. Nan is not vegan but can be made vegan if requested.
Does not accept credit cards.

Cancun
2134 Allston Way
510-549-0964
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri, Sat 11am-10:30pm
This Mexican restaurant offers inexpensive vegan burritos and tacos, and other vegetarian dishes are available without cheese or sour cream.

Cafe Muse
2625 Durant Ave., inside the Berkeley Arts Museum
510-548-4366
Does not accept credit cards.
Half of the cafe's menu is raw and vegan, including salads, sushi, and even lasagna. (The other half of the menu is cooked and almost entirely meat, with the exception of a portobello mushroom sandwich.) Items run at about $6.50.

Ethiopia Restaurant
2955 Telegraph Ave.
510-843-1992
11:30am-11pm everyday
This restaurant offers several options for its vegetarian combination (which is all vegan). It also provides a vegan lunch buffet on weekdays.

Fellini's Something Special
1401 University Ave. @ Acton
510-841-5200
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat 11am-11pm; brunch Sat & Sun 9am-2pm.
Very vegan-friendly laidback restaurant with vegan soy cheese pizza, soups, and desserts. Also has a new brunch that locals are raving about, with four types of tofu scrambles, veggie sausage. The Vegan Benedict (with vegan Canadian bacon, tofu scramble, and Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin) comes highly recommended.

Gelateria Naia Something Special
2106 Shattuck Ave., not far from Downtown Berkeley BART
510-883-1568
Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat 11am-midnight
What a treat! Formerly Mondo Gelato, don't let the new name scare you. The entire first case of gelato are vegan--and delicious! Most cones are vegan as well--just ask to be sure. Highly recommended.

La Mediterranee
2936 College Ave.
510-540-7773
Sun-Fri 10am-9:30pm; Sat 10am-11pm
Features a selection of traditional vegetarian Mediterranean options, such as hummus, falafel, dolmas, and more.

Lane Splitters
2033 San Pablo
510-845-1652
Order a fantastic vegan pizza or calzone with soy cheeze and enjoy in this laidback pub atmosphere, with microbrews on tap. Note that there is also a Lane Splitters at 1051 San Pablo in Albany (that one is just take-out and delivery) and a new one in Oakland at 4799 Telegraph, not far from MacArthur BART. Highly recommended.
Accepts credit cards.

Long Life Veggie House
2129 University Ave.
510-845-6072
Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri and Sat 11:30am-10:30pm.
Terrific inexpensive Chinese vegetarian cuisine with many delicious choices. All the menu items listed with meat names are vegetarian, except for items with fish or sea animals.

Peets Coffee and Tea
2916 Domingo Ave.
1825 Solano Ave.
2124 Vine St.
1776 4th St.
2257 Shattuck Ave.
This Berkeley institution now features vegan cookies and scones, as well as soy milk on the counter and a selection of fair trade coffee and teas. Open in multiple locations; individual hours may vary.

Picante
1328 6th St.
510-525-3121
11am-10pm everyday
This popular Mexican eatery has a wide variety of vegan options.

Ristorante RaphaelSomething Special
www.ristoranteraphael.com
2132 Center St., just off Shattuck, right near Downtown Berkeley BART
Lunch Tues-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun-Thurs 5-9:30pm; Fri and Sat 5-10pm; closed Mondays. Happy Hour Tues-Fri 5-6pm.
Vegetarian Italian restaurants are a rare thing. Ristorante Raphael calls itself vegetarian, but it does serve fish. Nevertheless, the menu definitely caters to vegetarians, with items such as vegetarian pasta bolognese. They also have soy cheese pizza and vegan sorbetto for dessert. Vegan items are labeled as such on the menu. Kosher certified. Entrees are about $13.
Accepts credit cards.

Smart Alec's Intelligent FoodSomething Special
2355 Telegraph Ave.
11am-9pm everyday.
510-704-4000
Fast-food restaurant with several vegan burgers and vegan brownies for dessert.
Does not accept credit cards.

Thai Delight
1700 Shattuck Ave. @ Virginia, three blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART
510-549-0611
11:30am-10pm
This friendly Thai restaurant has a large selection of organic vegan entrees and appetizers.
Credit cards accepted for orders over $10.

Truly Mediterranean
1984 Shattuck Ave. @ University, right near Downtown Berkeley BART
510-540-9997
Good selection of traditional Mediterranean foods, such as vegetarian favorites hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, dolmas, and combo plates.

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Concord

Memo's
2118 Mount Diablo St.
925-691-6200
Tues-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Vegan-friendly Mexican restaurant. Many vegetarian entrees contain cheese, but servers are receptive to leaving off dairy.

Golden Willow
2118 Willow Pass Rd.
925-827-3228
Open six days a week 11am-9:30pm; closed Sundays
Vegan-friendly Chinese restaurant with several vegetable and mock meat entrees.

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Emeryville

Peets Coffee and Tea
1400 Park Ave.
1460 Park Ave.
This Berkeley institution now features vegan cookies and scones, as well as soy milk on the counter and a selection of fair trade coffee and teas. Open in multiple locations; individual hours may vary.

Zao Noodle Bar
5614 Bay St.
510-595-2888
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri and Sat 11am-11pm
This popular local chain features vegan appetizers and entrees. Especially good are the fried tofu sticks and monk's vegetarian delight.

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Oakland

Ital CalabashVegan
1405 Franklin St., near 12th St. BART.
510-836-4825
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; closed on weekends.
All vegan Jamaican restaurant with many types of veggie burgers (try the eggplant burger and the spicy jerk burger!), smoothies, and more.
Does not accept credit cards.

Manzanita Restaurant Vegan
1050 40th St.
510-985-8386
www.manzanitarestaurant.com
New vegan Macrobiotic cafe with all-you-can-eat weekend brunch buffet ($12.50) and a menu that changes daily. Menu's focus is always around soup, rice or grains, beans and tofu, vegetables and greens.

New World Vegetarian Vegan
464 8th St.
510-444-2891
11am-9pm everyday.
International Cuisine--mostly Asian but also some Mexican food as well. Lunch specials are $6.95, and dinner entrees are $6-11.50.
Bay Area Vegetarians holds a monthly dinner here the third Sunday of each month. Check the BAV calendar for details!

Supreme Vegan Vegan
Unfortunately, Supreme Vegan has closed.

Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant Vegetarian
1301 Franklin Street
510-893-0383
Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Delicious Vietnamese food with a similar menu to sister restaurant Golden Era in San Francisco. You really can't go wrong, whatever you order.

Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
4069 Telegraph Ave.
510-547-4520
11:00 am- 11:00 pm everyday
This restaurant offers a good selection of vegetarian and vegan East African food.

Lane SplittersSomething Special
4799 Telegraph @ 48th St., 8 blocks from MacArthur BART.
Yes, there is another Lane Splitters! This Berkeley favorite has expanded to add a new location in Oakland. Order a fantastic vegan pizza or calzone with soy cheeze and enjoy in this laidback pub atmosphere, with microbrews on tap. Visit the other Lane Splitters at 1051 San Pablo in Albany (that one is just take-out and delivery) and at 2033 San Pablo in Berkeley. Highly recommended.
Accepts credit cards.

Peets Coffee and Tea
2066 Antioch Ct.
3258 Lakeshore Ave.
4050 Piedmont Ave.
This Berkeley institution now features vegan cookies and scones, as well as soy milk on the counter and a selection of fair trade coffee and teas. Open in multiple locations; individual hours may vary.

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North Bay

We hope to expand our North Bay listings in the near future, so check back. Please email any suggestions you may have to info@vegsf.com.

San Rafael

Cafe GratitudeVegan/Organic/Raw
10am-10pm daily
Enjoy Cafe Gratitude's delicious raw vegan food at its newest life-affirming setting! They've got terrific, healthy smoothies, desserts, entrees and specials. If you're not familiar with raw foods, be aware that the items typically don't taste like the cooked versions they're named after. (For instance, their pizza bears no resemblance to anything you'd get at a pizzeria, but it's delicious in a totally different way.) Just let yourself be surprised. And enjoy ordering items with names like "I Am Luscious!" and "I Am Plenty Great!" And save room for dessert. All of them are amazing! The smoothies and desserts are especially worth their hefty pricetag.

Muffin ManiaSomething Special
2 Bayview St. (around the corner from WildCare wildlife rehabilitation and next door to The Panama Hotel.
San Rafael
415-485-1027
Has about a dozen varieties of vegan muffins! Not all are vegan, so be sure to check.

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South Bay

We hope to expand our South Bay listings in the near future, so check back. Please email any suggestions you may have to info@vegsf.com.

Mountain View

Garden Fresh Vegan
1245 W. El Camino Real.
650-961-7795
Mon-Sun 11am-9:30pm
This local favorite serves chinese food 7 days a week.

Chaat Paradise Vegetarian
165 E. El Camino Real (located in the back corner of this strip mall.)
650-965-1111
11:30am-9:30pm seven days a week.
Inexpensive vegetarian Indian cuisine, with both North and South Indian options. Friendly, helpful staff. Note that some items contain dairy in sauces, so if you are vegan be sure to ask.

Palo Alto

The Bay Leaf Cafe Vegan
520 Ramona St.
650-321-7466
Tue-Sat: 11:30am-9pm but closed Tue-Wed: 2:30pm-6pm; Sun: 11:30am-6pm
Everything on the menu here is delicious. Fantastic sandwiches, sushi, and soups. Be sure to save room for vegan ice cream and scrumptious pastries. Highly recommended.
Bay Area Vegetarians holds a monthly dinner here the second Tuesday of each month. Check the BAV calendar for details!

San Jose

Good Karma Vegan
322 E. Santa Clara St.
(408) 294-2694
Tiny friendly vegan Vietnamese sandwich shop with lots of mock meats, including drumsticks!

San Mateo

Annapoorna Vegetarian
2229 South El Camino Real
650-345-4366
Open 11:30am-2:30pm everyday, 5:30-10 everyday except Monday; closed for dinner on Mondays.
Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine.

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