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. Flacos
4.5 / 5.0
12 reviews
3. Souley Vegan
4.5 / 5.0
10 reviews
4. Vegetarian House
4.47 / 5.0
16 reviews
5. Garden Fresh
4.44 / 5.0
27 reviews
6. Millennium
4.39 / 5.0
35 reviews
7. Gracias Madre
4.38 / 5.0
16 reviews
8. Cha-Ya
4.36 / 5.0
22 reviews
9. The Happy Bamboo
4.35 / 5.0
13 reviews
10. Good Karma
4.28 / 5.0
23 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. Golden Lotus 4.03 / 5.0
20 reviews
7. Shangri-La 4.11 / 5.0
19 reviews
8. Ananda Fuara 4 / 5.0
18 reviews
9. Cha-Ya 3.81 / 5.0
16 reviews
10. Gracias Madre 4.38 / 5.0
16 reviews

Top Reviewers

greg 133 reviews
tammy 132 reviews
Vegan Living 95 reviews
chris 82 reviews
sunny 81 reviews
LHLisavegan 65 reviews
Becca 39 reviews
Warren 37 reviews
funcrunch 37 reviews
calicokitten 34 reviews

UG Editors Choice

Amy's Drive Thru 4 / 5.0
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
Timeless Coffee 4.5 / 5.0
Udupi Palace 4.1 / 5.0

Newest Restaurant Additions

Bodhi Bowl - Sacramento - Vegetarian
Anna's Vegan Cafe - Sacramento - Vegan
Golden Bamboo - San Jose - Vegan
Baagan - Rocklin - Vegan
Sol Food - Mill Valley - Vegan Friendly
Amy's Drive Thru - Rohnert Park - Vegetarian
Sweetie Pies - Napa - Vegan Friendly
JuJu’s Mediterranean Kitchen - Napa - Vegan Friendly
Pena Pachamama - San Francisco - Vegan
Ikes Love and Sandwiches - Walnut Creek - Vegan Friendly

Top Viewed

1. Cha-Ya 49277 views
2. Vegetarian House 44077 views
3. Garden Fresh 41886 views
4. Merit Vegetarian 39238 views
5. Saravana Bhavan 38163 views
6. Millennium 36844 views
7. Good Karma 35870 views
8. Flacos 26397 views
9. Tofoo Com Chay 24957 views
10. The Happy Bamboo 22683 views

Non Restaurants


Top Rated

1. Animal Place
5 / 5.0
11 reviews
2. Rainbow Grocery
4.79 / 5.0
14 reviews

Newest Additions

Mediterranean Food Center - Fairfield
Rancho Compassion - Nicasio
Ella's Cat House & Catnip Bar - Napa
Hen Harbor - Santa Cruz
Goatlandia Sanctuary - Santa Rosa
Animal Place's Rescue Ranch - Vacaville
Artistry InForms - Oakland
Santa Cruz BAKES - Santa Cruz
World Class House (and Pet) Sitting - San Francisco
Fox and Fawn Bakehouse - Benicia

Latest Reviews and Comments


Amy's Drive Thru
Fun place to visit! Love the free EV charging and vegan milkshakes! Enjoyed everything I've tried, from burgers to pizza to breakfast. Will happily return. 4 out of 5 stars

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
Delicious pizza! The stuffed (thick crust) pizza is heavenly and the thin crust has a lot of flavor too. Attentive and friendly service. If they were a vegan restaurant, they'd get 5 stars from me. 4 out of 5 stars

Bodhi Bowl
Based on a single dining experience, really enjoyed it--friendly, quick service in a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food.. My non-vegan family also liked it (better than Andy's) and would return again next time I'm in the area. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Andy Nguyen's Vegetarian
Based on a single dining experiencer there, I'd say it's a nice restaurant with pleasant ambience and decor, worked well for my veg and non-veg family. Easy location and parking. I enjoyed my dish and would return again. 4 out of 5 stars

Anna's Vegan Cafe
Really enjoyed the lunch special - it was simple and hearty, and quite filling. Service was fast and friendly, parking easy. I'd definitely return if in the area again. My non-vegan family also enjoyed it. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Jyun Kang Vegetarian Restaurant
Delicious and reasonable prices too. Old style Chinese food with extensive menu with both pictures, as well as Chinese and English language menu. Looking forward to returning again and ordering extra food to take home with me. 5 out of 5 stars

Timeless Coffee
Thoroughly delicious way to spend a morning enjoying a hot beverage and sweet pastry. Their savory pastries are also nice! And, warning, don't be late for weekend brunch as they do sell out. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria
The Asante with fresh garlic is my fave! Service is top-notch too. Always an enjoyable dining out experience. 4 out of 5 stars

Veggie Lee
I could eat their Sesame Chicken every day for a month and still want it the next day. Ditto for the potstickers. Clean, spacious restaurant with huge menu. Ample reasons to return! 4.5 out of 5 stars

Black China Bakery
They make the best vegan desserts. My non-vegan family also love their vegan desserts, and often request we bring them to family gatherings. Their cakes are moist and light, and the frosting is just perfect. All the flavors are great, but the mocha cake is my absolute favorite. I wish I had a local source for it. 4.5 out of 5 stars

New Leaf Market
This is a welcome addition to the mid-coast Peninsula! Very clean, bright, well-organized and great produce. Their vegan breakfast burrito and coastal kale are my favs from their deli. 5 out of 5 stars

Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine
Traditional Injera bread made with Teff, not white flour. Kaffa's Injera has a mild sourdough tang, and a rich taste. The plate of vegetables and legumes was great, lightly cooked, which preserved the flavors. A little spicy, and not oily. The Sambusa pastry with potato filling was not as interesting as the plate, and more oily. The Telba flax smoothie was very good, mildly sweet, flavorful. 5 out of 5 stars

Fox and Fawn Bakehouse
Delicious! Fortunately we got an even number so we didn't come to blows over splitting the last cupcake. My favorite was the strawberry. Puts Benicia on the map for #vegan food! 5 out of 5 stars

Nourish Cafe
I love that such a healthy vegan place is in my not so vegan friendly neighborhood. (There is only 1 other vegan restaurant that I know of.) I had the Nourish Bowl and a chocolate banana smoothie. Both were excellent. The place seems pricey, but I know they use quality ingredients. On other visits I'll get just one thing at a time. Excellent food, excellent idea for a restaurant/take out place. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine
Incredibly nice and accommodating woman owner. Their teff injera is the best I've had. Their spicy lentils and mixed vegetables are excellent, and their kale is very good. The split peas are plain, but what can one say that's bad about split peas? Nothing. Delicious, healthy, hearty food. Also, it travels well if you take food to go. I haven't tried the side dish yet but plan to on my next visit. 4.5 out of 5 stars

New Tree
Pretty basic vegan lunch offerings. 2 or 3 vegan sandwiches and some salads. The standout is their organic, fair-trade chocolate. They have vegan hot chocolate (made with almond milk), 3 types of vegan cookies, and they recently added a vegan chocolate mousse. Limited seating. 3.5 out of 5 stars

Kaffa Ethiopian Cuisine
Nice to have an all vegan Ethiopian place to dine. It is small and homey with friendly service. Limited seating. The food was delicious. Best injera I've ever had. The sambusa was sooo good. 4.5 out of 5 stars
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

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

Go Vegan
Good choice if you're in the area and want to eat at a veg restaurant! Star deducted because our food was delivered with a human hair in it. 3 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