Top Ten Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured businesses: Top Ten places, New Additions and Latest Reviews of Bay Area Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants and businesses

Business must be vegetarian with a minimum of 10 reviews to be featured in a top ten list - This is subject to change at any time

Top Rated Restaurants

1. Merit Vegetarian
4.71 / 5.0
14 reviews
2. Thai Idea Vegetarian
4.55 / 5.0
10 reviews
3. Flacos
4.5 / 5.0
12 reviews
4. Souley Vegan
4.5 / 5.0
10 reviews
5. Vegetarian House
4.47 / 5.0
16 reviews
6. Garden Fresh
4.44 / 5.0
27 reviews
7. Millennium
4.39 / 5.0
35 reviews
8. Gracias Madre
4.38 / 5.0
16 reviews
9. Cha-Ya
4.36 / 5.0
22 reviews
10. The Happy Bamboo
4.35 / 5.0
13 reviews

Most Reviewed Restaurants

1. Millennium 4.39 / 5.0
35 reviews
2. Garden Fresh 4.44 / 5.0
27 reviews
3. Golden Era 3.59 / 5.0
27 reviews
4. Good Karma 4.28 / 5.0
23 reviews
5. Cha-Ya 4.36 / 5.0
22 reviews
6. Herbivore 3.88 / 5.0
21 reviews
7. Golden Lotus 4.03 / 5.0
20 reviews
8. Shangri-La 4.11 / 5.0
19 reviews
9. Ananda Fuara 4 / 5.0
18 reviews
10. Herbivore 3.97 / 5.0
17 reviews

Top Reviewers

greg 133 reviews
tammy 122 reviews
Vegan Living 95 reviews
chris 82 reviews
sunny 81 reviews
LHLisavegan 63 reviews
Becca 39 reviews
Warren 37 reviews
funcrunch 37 reviews
grrlburn 34 reviews

UG Editors Choice

Black China Bakery 4.5 / 5.0
Cha-Ya 3.81 / 5.0
Garden Fresh 4.44 / 5.0
Malabar Cafe 3.88 / 5.0
Merit Vegetarian 4.71 / 5.0
Thai Idea Vegetarian 4.55 / 5.0
Udupi Palace 4.1 / 5.0

Newest Restaurant Additions

Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine - Berkeley
New Tree - San Francisco
Veggie Grill - San Jose
IndoChine - San Francisco
Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya - San Francisco
Seed + Salt - San Francisco
PreetiRang Sanctuary - Alameda
Easy Living Foods Cafe & Juice Bar - Novato
The Butcher’s Son - Berkeley
Miyoko's Kitchen - Fairfax

Top Viewed

1. Cha-Ya 46002 views
2. Vegetarian House 40304 views
3. Garden Fresh 38834 views
4. Saravana Bhavan 37178 views
5. Merit Vegetarian 34557 views
6. Millennium 33764 views
7. Good Karma 32371 views
8. Tofoo Com Chay 23677 views
9. Flacos 22465 views
10. The Happy Bamboo 20642 views

Non Restaurants


Top Rated

1. Animal Place
5 / 5.0
11 reviews
2. Body Technician
5 / 5.0
7 reviews
3. The Stanford Inn
4.83 / 5.0
9 reviews
4. Rainbow Grocery
4.79 / 5.0
14 reviews
5. Other Avenues
4.56 / 5.0
9 reviews

Newest Additions

Spa Organica - Berkeley
Bilhartz Women's Health Center - Vallejo
Vallejo Yoga - Vallejo
Vallejo Bookstore - Vallejo
Republic of V - Berkeley
From the Garden - San Jose
ultraWriting - San Francisco
Having What You Want - San Francisco
Two Figs Kitchen - San Francisco
Are You Being Served Catering - Novato

Latest Reviews and Comments

Vegan Living

Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine
All vegan Ethiopian, using 100% teff for the injera. Small menu offering some typical choices familiar to those who have eaten at Cafe Colucci, Addis, Fin Fine, the old Blue Nile, etc. Nothing fancy as to physical aspect of restaurant. Appears clean, food was fresh and satisfying. I had the combo with yellow lentil, potato carrot, greens, something else. Friendly owner, started @ farmers mkt. 4 out of 5 stars

Easy Creole
This is a casual place, with a hipster-y vibe. Order at the register and they will bring your food to your table. Quite a few vegan options, and some were superhot, which should be expected from Creole food. I didn't find the food to be spectacular, nor bad. It was okay. My dining partner loved the spiciness. Service was great, and insisted we try at least 3 samples of the dishes. 3.5 out of 5 stars

Go Vegan
Good choice if you're in the area and want to eat at a vegan restaurant! 3 out of 5 stars

Gaia's Garden
Went for "blue plate" special during lunch. Everything was vegan except Halvah and 1 of the salad dressing (didn't matter, I skipped the salad bar). Food delicious. Enjoyed the fresh bread. Will definitely return! 5 out of 5 stars

Veggie Grill
Delicious! AWESOME to have another vegan restaurant in the area. My favorite: Chick'n plate with caulimashed potatoes and gravy with kale and the banh mi sandwich. AND - you can earn free food everytime you eat there! Download their app and just upload receipts.... Please use my referral code “2y2lz” when you download the app and I'll get 50 points when you first use it and upload a receipt! 5 out of 5 stars

Two Mammas' Vegan Kitchen
OMG - after having their food at catered events, tried it person - YUM. Enjoyed the florentine and fresh baked cinnamon roll. Can't wait to return and try the benedict. 5 out of 5 stars

Veggie Grill
This place is amazing!! Tons of choices and awesomely good food!!! The crispy cauliflower is soooo good! The menu is a bit heavy on kale stuff, but other than that, lots of goodies to choose from. 5 out of 5 stars

Mixed Grain
One of our favorites in the east bay. Almost all their menu items either come vegan, vegetarian or can be made to be either. Also you can specify level of hotness. You can almost close your eyes, point to anything on the menu and order it. You won't be disappointed! Tofu pockets, soft tofu stew, sizzling (hot pot) works and kimchi stew are all delicious. 5 out of 5 stars

Taj Grill
Opened up earlier this year. Recent group dinner tried 6 different curries. All delicious. Chana saag my favorite. The only thing I didn't like was the pakora; it lacked filling and flavor. 4 out of 5 stars

I've been here four or five times now, both lunch and dinner, and enjoyed all of my food (5 stars). Food is delicious, service is good, prices are reasonable, and best of all -- no beings were harmed in the making. Note - may not be open despite posted hours. Call in advance or you could be standing outside hungry (minus 2 stars) 3 out of 5 stars

Veggie Today
Great to have this place relatively close. Most everything is vegan except for the chowmein noodles and won ton wrappers. Friendly service, quiet ambiance. 4 out of 5 stars

Blossom Vegan
Excellent addition to the Golden Era "family". Food & service have been excellent on 2 visits. Just wished we lived closer to eat there more often. 5 out of 5 stars

Timeless Coffee
I haven't been for brunch, but I've had their desserts, scones, quiche, etc.baked goods and all were delicious. If this place was easier for me to get to I'd be there a lot. Friendly, helpful people too. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Republic of V
Great store. I no longer seem to use the online stores because between all my local stores, including this one, I seem to find everything I want locally. Very reasonable prices. Easy parking. Vegan owner. What's not to love?! Good to great selection of things depending on when you go. They make product announcements on their Facebook page, and they will hold hot items for you if you call. 5 out of 5 stars

Sanctuary Bistro
Friendly and VERY helpful owners, a true family business. Pleasant ambiance. Brunch food was good, though the scramble was too salty for me. The dinner items I've had, one entree was a bit plain, but, all have been excellent. Everything is both vegan & gluten free. Frequent tweaking menu, so new items, but old favorite items might disappear. I don't like coconut so no desserts for me. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Veggie Grill
Great place. So glad it opened not too far from me, just across the GG Bridge. Friendly, clean, tasty food. The menu items have thorough descriptions so it's easy to figure out what you want to order. Favorites: caulimashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, onion rings, the Latin succotash bowl. They seem to seasonally change menu items. They have an app and website where you can order ahead. 5 out of 5 stars

Veggie Grill
Have eaten here several times now. Enjoyed it each time. Still have lots more items on the menu to try. Service has also been friendly and quick. Favorites: Crispy Cauliflower, Crispy Chick'n Plate (yummy caulimashed potatoes)...miss the onion rings. 5 out of 5 stars

I must be the only vegan who doesn't like this place. I used to like their Cuban black bean soup, even though it comes with white bread, but last time I was there vegan pig is now in it. I don't like vegan meats. All that interests me now are the desserts, more fun than tasty. Burgers and dosas can be ok depending on who makes them. Good place for groups to meet. Fairly easy parking. 3 out of 5 stars

Vegetarian House
My husband and I ate here last Sunday. The food was delicious! I love vegan Chinese food and this was by far the best I have ever had. I did not give it a 5 star rating, and only 4.5 because the service was pretty slow. However, it was worth the wait and I will definitely go eat here again! 4.5 out of 5 stars

Blossom Vegan
I have been here twice now and loved it. Only problem is the food was quickly gone. Need to go back for more. Soon. 5 out of 5 stars

Small World Cafe
The falafel pita is my favorite. It's really flavorful and packed full of fresh veggies. I get it every time I order. I keep thinking I should try something new but this is already so good, how can anything else be better?? 4 out of 5 stars

Great sandwiches. Pesto one is the best. Will be back. 4 out of 5 stars

Babalou's Mediterranean
They have many choices they call "vegetarian" but most are actually vegan. One dish looked like it had yogurt sauce all over it but the owner said no that they use tahini sauce instead—totally vegan. We got the delicious vegetarian combo plate (all vegan). They have several sidewalk tables outside, also many indoors where they bring the food you ordered at the counter. We'll go back soon! 4.5 out of 5 stars

My first-time ever to have waffle sandwiches! Yummy. The stamper (artichoke heart pesto sandwich with sundried tomatoes) is my favorite. You can also be creative and order custom vegan sandwiches, too. 4 out of 5 stars
Kevin Schuder

Veg 388
Assortment of House-Made Pickles: (Watermelon Rind, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes (vegan) $6 Ben's Charred Eggplant: With flatbread, yogurt, zhug (vegan optional) $8 Thrice-Cooked Potatoes: Baked, Smoked, and Fried, with charred scallion aioli (vegan) $9 Exotic-Mushroom Chawan Mushi (Traditional Japanese Egg Custard) $8 Chickpea-Crusted Fried Oyster Mushrooms, Remoulade (vegan) $10 Koji-Marinated Carr 5 out of 5 stars