San Francisco is a hub for global and sustainable restaurants. It is home to a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian restaurants as many San Franciscan’s like to think of themselves as environmentally conscious. There are many vegan restaurants but how do you know which ones are good? Vegan food can either be great or leave the pallet wanting more, these 10 vegan restaurants will leave you satisfied whether you’re vegan or not.
1. Anada Fuara
Anada Fuara is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that serves breakfast and brunch located in the Civic Center Neighborhood of San Francisco. From their “Neatloaf Sandwich” to their Curry Dinner, Anada Fuara has tons of filling options that are tasty and won’t leave you hungry. According to their website, Anada Fuara means fountain of delight and the restaurant strives to offer customers “delicious food that satisfies inwardly and outwardly in a peaceful atmosphere.” Customers rave that even if you’re a meat lover, their meals have the same substance as those with meat. Meat lover or not, you have to try Anada Fuara!
Jadahlicious is a vegan juice bar with raw food located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. From burritos to Acai Bowls, Judahlicous is a great place to grab a bit while sipping on a delicious smoothie. When you dine at Jadahlicious not only are you being environmentally friendly, you are supporting local farming as Judahlicious mostly purchases local produce from local growers as their mission is to invest in the community. Customers rave that Juadahlicious is “hipster heaven” and a great place to go after a workout-guilt free. If you thought vegan food couldn’t get any healthier, Judahlicious will have you feeling like your best self!
3. The Flying Falafel
The Flying Falafel is a vegan restaurant located in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. From pita pockets to hummus bowls, The Flying Falafel will have you feeling full and satisfied all while sticking to your vegan diet. The Flying Falafel started by serving only at farmer’s markets and now has three locations, two in San Francisco and one in Berkley. Customers rave that Flying Falafel is delicious and fast but the seating is limited so the food is best to-go. If you’re looking for vegan food-on-the-go, check out The Flying Falafel and you won’t be disappointed!
4. Vegan Picnic
Vegan Picnic is a vegan grocery and deli located in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. From their burgers to fish fillets, you won’t even know you’re not eating meat. This family and locally owned restaurant has two locations in San Francisco and specializes in %100 plant-based American comfort food. Vegan picnic got started when the owner became vegan and was disappointed in the quality of vegan food so she decided to take her recipes and start a restaurant. Vegan Picnic has meals we all love-just vegan so meat-lover or not you can enjoy their meals!
5. Golden Era
Golden Era is a vegan Vietnamese juice bar located in the Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco. They have many popular dishes from Garden Vermicelli to Sweet Orange. Golden Era prizes itself on serving “wholesome, high-quality foods which are %100 natural and plant-based.” Golden Era’s extensive menu includes dishes that are Vietnamese, Chinese Indian and Thai so if you’re craving anything from the Asian continent and are vegan, this is the place to go!
VeganBurg-short for vegan burger is a vegan burger restaurant located in the Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. VeganBurg has a wide array of vegan burgers from BBQ burgers to their Hawaiian teriyaki burger. VeganBurg is the world’s first vegan burger restaurant and has a mission to be the best vegan food in San Francisco. Customers raved that their burgers were filling and tasted even better than one with real meat! If you’re craving a delicious burger, meat-eater or not, check out VeganBurg!
7. Thai Idea Vegetarian
Thai Idea Vegetarian is a Thai noodle restaurant located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. It specializes in artificial meat and has meals with duck and crab cakes. Their menu is completely meat-free so they have many options for vegans and vegetarians. Thai vegan food is hard to come by and Thai Idea Vegetarian executes vegan food in a way that would make any vegan pleased, customers even raved that this was their favorite place to eat in San Francisco! If you want the best vegan Thai food in San Francisco, come to Thai Idea Vegetarian!
8. Shine Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya
Shine Vegan Sushi Bar is a vegan sushi bar located in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Their menu includes sushi, tempura, tofu, and edamame, to name a few items. Shizen’s mission is to conserve the ocean through what they buy and serve and most sushi restaurants use a lot of seafood and have done a lot of harm to the ocean. When you dine at Shine Vegan not only are you lowering your own carbon footprint but a footprint of a whole industry. Get some great food and feel great about it at Shine Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya!
9. Urban Remedy
Urban Remedy is a vegan juice bar and organic store located in San Francisco and all around the Bay Area. This place is not just juices, they have many food options from Pad Thai to a “VLT.” Urban remedy aims to give it’s customers the most healthy options to make them feel better physically and mentally with the philosophy ‘you are what you eat.’ It was created by a doctor of Chinese medicine that combined nutrition with medicine to give her patients optimal health and wanted to share their results with the rest of the world. If you want to feel and look your best self, check out Urban Remedy, it’s life-changing!
Kitava is a Gluten-free American restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options located in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Some of their vegan options include the avocado salad and butternut squash. Customers rave that Kitava is delicious and healthy and has something for everyone whatever “diet” you’re on. If you or a friend is on a strict dietary regimen then Kitava is the place to go!