Vegan Food In San Francisco, California

Vegan Food In San Francisco
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Known for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco nestles on the Pacific Ocean in northern California. For those seeking fresh air fun, the Golden Gate Park is a worthwhile visit for a stroll. The city is also renowned for its steep hills, lined by colorful Victorian houses and its quaint cable cars. The city overlooks San Francisco Bay, where the former notorious Alcatraz Prison sits on an island and can nowadays be visited as a tourist attraction. The bustling Fisherman’s Wharf offers a range of souvenir shops and eateries. While there, take a visit to the sea lion colony and tour historic ships. More eateries and boutiques are available in Ghirardelli Square, located in a former chocolate factory. More shops and dining opportunities can be found in Pier 39, which also offers a video arcade, virtual 3D rides, and the Aquarium of the Bay. Among the selection of restaurants in the city, there is also a range of vegan food in San Francisco and its surrounding areas, the top options of which are listed below. Check them out.

1. Greens Restaurant

• the holiday season isn't over around here. good food, good company, and good conversation is always in season at #greens | photo: @letsbepresent

Posted by Greens Restaurant on Thursday, 28 December 2017

Greens Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant serving vegan food and organic wines. The restaurant initially opened in 1979 and forms part of the San Francisco Zen Center. The restaurant sources its food from its own organic farm and other organic producers in the area. Greens serves brunch, lunch and dinner and also has take-out options. Among the delicious menu options are vegetable dishes and salads along with soups, pizzas and vegetable curry.

Greens Restaurant

Address: 2 Marina Boulevard, Fort Mason, Building A, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)771-6222

Website: Greens Restaurant

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2. Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

Lunch combo choices

Posted by Golden Era Vegan Restaurant on Sunday, 11 January 2015

Located in downtown San Francisco, the Golden Era Vegan Restaurant has been running since 1999. Their dishes feature Aulacese (Vietnamese), Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine. No eggs, MSG, honey or dairy products are used in their vegan dishes. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner. The extensive menu includes such options as soups, salads, rice plates, noodles and delicious claypot stews. They also serve a range of specialty dishes and homemade desserts. There is also a choice of lunch combo options, as pictured above.

Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

Address: 395 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)487-8687

Website: Golden Era Vegan Restaurant

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3. Millennium Restaurant, Oakland

Roasted Chioggia Beet Poke shaved kohlrabi, fuyu persimmon, pickled Mendocino sea vegetables, shungiku greens, avocado, sesame-ginger dressing, horseradish oil, tapioca crisp

Posted by Millennium Restaurant on Monday, 15 October 2018

This award-winning vegan restaurant is located in Oakland, a 20-minute drive from San Francisco. Among the restaurants’ several awards, Food & Wine Magazine and the Huffington Post have placed Millennium among “The Top 25 Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the World.” The restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Saturday, while brunch and dinner are served on Sunday. The menu lists a variety of starters, including soups, salads and vegetable dishes, while tasty options like Potato Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant Steak, Japanese Sweet Potato Scallion Cake and Corn Risotto Cake are on the main dish menu. The menu changes seasonally, with always the freshest vegetable and grain options served.

Millennium Restaurant

Address: 5912 College Ave., Oakland, California, USA

Tel. No.: (510)735-9459

Website: Millennium Restaurant.

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4. Indochine Vegan

Dear Customers, Come and try our Sizzling Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ for the holidays. Highly recommended by our chef and is our best seller for 2014.

Posted by Indochine Vegan on Saturday, 27 December 2014

Indochine Vegan prides itself on offering fine vegan dining in San Francisco. Their chefs are renowned for taking traditional Korean dishes and making them vegan. The restaurant serves a range of appetizers including spring rolls and fried Wonton, as well as basic rolls, rice plates, clay pots and vegan sushi. Crown a delicious meal with a selection of desserts, including ice cream, vegan cheese, carrot and mocha cake.

Indochine Vegan

Address: 508 Valencia St, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)701-0700

Website: Indochine Vegan

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5. Ananda Fuara

Ananda Fuara (Fountain of Delight) is a vegetarian restaurant, serving vegan options and offers delicious food in a peaceful atmosphere. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner, including a varied range of soups, salads and sandwiches, along with tacos, curry dinners, samosas, ravioli, steamed vegetable dishes, wraps and baked potatoes. Desserts include vegan chocolate and other cakes, along with cookies and gelato.

Ananda Fuara

Address: 1298 Market Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)621-1994

Website: Ananda Fuara

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6. leCupboard Café

Posted by leCupboard on Tuesday, 3 October 2017

leCupboard Café offers healthy 100% plant-based food in the heart of San Francisco. The cafe prides itself on serving delicious food at an affordable price. They serve breakfast, snacks and delicious lunch and dinner vegetable plates, using a full range of seasonal veggies, salad ingredients and cashew nuts, all designed for optimal nutrition.

leCupboard Café

Address: 1298 Church Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)580-7367

Website: leCupboard Café

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7. Veganburg

“I’ve had quite a few vegan burgers in my 4 years of eating plant-based foods.. and this one beat them all.” // @...

Posted by VeganBurg on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Veganburg considers itself to be the first 100% plant-based burger joint in the world, but they don’t just serve burgers. Besides a range of Avocado Beetroot, Creamy Shrooms and Smoky BBQ burgers, they also serve all the trimmings, such as vegan bacon, egg and cheese to go with them. On the side, choose from Seaweed Fries and Sizzlin’ Broccoli and home-made lemonade and iced tea. There are also barbequed vegan franks and various fries to go with the burgers. Round off the meal with soft serve ice cream, chocolate cake or cheesecake. Everything on the menu is GMO-free, cholesterol-free and healthy.


Address: 1466 Haight Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)548-8000

Website: Veganburg

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8. Nourish Cafe

Posted by Nourish Cafe on Sunday, 22 May 2016

Everything is 100% plant-based at Nourish Cafe, which is found in two locations in San Francisco. Both cafes serve options that are made from whole foods, are organic and non-GMO. Minimal oils are used and natural sweeteners are preferred. Delicious bowls, salads and soups are served along with a range of sweet and savory toasts and cakes, all washed down with organic coffee or tea.

Nourish Cafe

Address: 189 6th Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)571-8780

Address: 1030 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)580-7463

Website: Nourish Cafe

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9. Shizen

Have you ever tried the Hidden Agenda? This is a roll that will never disappoint. It has tempura eggplant, bell pepper,...

Posted by Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya on Sunday, 30 September 2018

Shizen is a vegan sushi bar and izakaya, combining classic sushi and shojin techniques and using seasonal local ingredients to create healthy vegan dishes. The chefs use mountain yam, bean curd, konjac and tapioca along with other vegan ingredients, to create food that does not need to imitate animal products and stands on its own.


Address: 370 14th Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Tel. No.: (415)678-5767

Website: Shizen

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10. The Butcher's Son

Bagel sandwich or monster? Hard to tell. ? by @bay_explorer

Posted by The Butcher's Son on Sunday, 14 October 2018

While the name might sound misleading, The Butcher’s Son is a vegan delicatessen and bakery with an ever-changing menu, serving pastries and creative, vegetable-based meals. Options include sandwiches with vegan meat and cheeses, pancakes and bagels, along with tasty starters and salads. There’s also a range of desserts to choose from.

The Butcher's Son

Address: 1954 University Ave., Berkeley, California 94704

Tel. No.: (510)984-0818

Website: The Butcher’s Son

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Go vegan in exciting San Francisco

Vegetable skewer
Source: Pixabay

While exploring all the sights the city has to offer, take some time to eat healthy and animal-free at one of the best vegan restaurants in San Francisco, California and its surrounding area.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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