Defunct businesses

To help travelers who may want to save some time treking across town only to find a recommendation is closed, here's a list of some restaurants that we know have gone out of business.

Name Location
Date Closed
Notes
Alive! San Francisco Temporarily
All about Herbs @ Paris Cafe San Francisco 4/11/2008 Planning to re-open, date unknown
Amanda's Berkeley
Amarin Thai Mountain View August 2005
Amira Restaurant San Francisco
Annapoorna San Mateo
Asiana Garden Berkeley 12/15/2007
Back to the Garden Middletown 2005
Banana Soy Vegan Restaurant Oakland August 2012
Bay Street Emeryville Farmers Market Emeryville
BayLeaf Cafe Palo Alto Oct 15 2006
Bistro Luneta San Mateo
Black China Bakery and Cafe Santa Cruz February 2010
Blue Mango San Jose
Blue Sun Art Cafe Boulder Creek 2006
Bodhi Vegetarian House Rancho Cordova
Bok Choy Garden San Francisco 7/31/2008
Bombay Garden San Rafael
Bueno Bueno Mountain View May 2008
Bueno Bueno Mountain View May 2008
Cafe Gratitude San Francisco 2009-06-14
Cafe Gratitude San Francisco 5-25-2012
Cafe Gratitude San Rafael Sept 2012
Cafe La Vie Santa Cruz
Cafe Muse Berkeley
Cafe Soulstice San Mateo
Cafe Soulstice Palo Alto
Cafe Venue San Francisco
Cha-Ya San Francisco
Cheung Yuen Dim Sum San Francisco
Chick-O-Peas - The Falafel Place Berkeley
Cho Vegi House Berkeley Sep 2011 No longer veg
Dandelion Vegetarian Cafe San Jose 4/30/2010
Deep Roots Urban Teahouse Oakland Closed June 2007
Di Da San Jose July 2010
Di Lac Cuisine Milpitas
Dollar Curry House Berkeley
Elephant Pharmacy Berkeley February 3rd 2008
Elephant Pharmacy San Rafael February 3rd 2008
Empress Sarah's / Reggae Runnins San Francisco Oct 2004
Feel Real Cafe San Francisco Oct 24 2007
Fellini Berkeley 2011-10-31
Five Star Truffles San Francisco
Fon Yong San Carlos
Fragrance Land Cupertino 3/18/2009
Frisee Restaurant San Francisco
Garden of Eatin' Pacifica
Gelateria Naia Berkeley
Geranium San Francisco 31st March 2006
Gillyflower Vegetarian Cupertino January 2008
Global Vegetarian Bistro San Jose
Golden Buddha San Francisco March 2011
Golden Era San Francisco 11-25-13 Lost their Lease
Good Health Natural Foods Pacifica
Green Earth Cafe & Bakery Berkeley 4/21/2013
Green Papaya Berkeley Jan 2012 No longer veg, re-opened under new name
Haight Natural Foods San Francisco
Half Moon Bay Inn Half Moon Bay 8/24/08
Health Nuts Oakland
Healthy Heavens Vegetarian Food San Francisco
High Tech Burrito Berkeley
Hulu House San Francisco Oct 2005
Ital Calabash Oakland January 2008
Joy Meadow Redwood City
Jucy's Oakland
Juicey Lucy's San Francisco June 2008 Location closed. Now only selling at farmers markets
Jumping Monkey Cafe Santa Cruz
Kaleva San Francisco April 2005
Karma San Francisco
Kearny Street Pies San Francisco Jan 2008
Kimba Vegetarian Bistro San Jose August 2007
Layonna Vegetarian San Francisco November 2007
Long Life Noodle Co & Jook Joint San Francisco 11/1/2006 Closed
LoveMore Gourmet San Francisco
Lu Lai Garden Milpitas November 25, 2007
Lulu Rae Confections Oakland
Lust ~ A Vegan Bakery Berkeley May 2008 Owner moved out of area
Madras Sri Krishna Bhavan Fremont June 2007 Now a meat place under a new name.
Manzanita Restaurant Emeryville Dec 2010
Maoz Vegetarian Berkeley
Mariachi's San Francisco
Medicine Eatstation San Francisco February 2008
Medicine New-Shojin Eatstation San Francisco 02/28/2007 Closed - will reopen 3/12 with new name and revised menu (no longer vegetarian)
Mekong San Francisco January 2008
Micio Mambo Oakland 2009-08-15 Online shopping still available.
Mingo's Chinese Cuisine San Francisco
Mother Nature Vegetarian Cuisine Albany August 2005
New World Vegan Oakland Sep 2009
No Worries Oakland Sep 2011
NV Vegetarian Restaurant Woodland June 2006 Restaurant moved to Sacramento
Oasis Natural Foods Half Moon Bay
Organic Café Santa Cruz
Organic Tummies San Rafael
Otsu San Francisco May 13th, 2006 The original Otsu shoe store closed, and the owners have moved the business to Valencia St, and is now a
Pa-raw-dise San Francisco August 2006
Paradise San Rafael Jan 2007
Parkway Speakeasy Theater Oakland March 2009
Parwana Afghan Cuisine Santa Cruz
Pizza Plaza Oakland March 2012
Planet Raw Pleasant Hill June 2010
Prism Cafe Oakland
Ristorante Raphael Berkeley
Rojoz Gourmet Wraps Palo Alto
Roxanne's Larkspur Aug 2004
Roxanne's To Go Larkspur Sept 2004 Sadly now also out of business
Satya Sweets Ganesh Bhavan Milpitas
Sawa San Francisco
Seed Santa Rosa July 2010. Reopening delayed
Seed of Life Berkeley
Siam Garden Thai Cuisine Menlo Park
Smokey Joe's Berkeley Feb 2006 After almost 33 years of beening in business. Smoke Joe's has closed.
Soy Luck Club Berkeley
Sparks Guerneville May 2005
Spice by the bay San Mateo
Spice Hut Indian Bistro Menlo Park
Sri Restaurant Santa Cruz 2011
Stars Veggie Berkeley April 2005
STOA Restaurant & Wine Bar Palo Alto March 2005 After trying it as a mixed restaurant, Stoa's finally closed it's doors in March.
Supreme Vegan Oakland Dec 2005
Symphonie Richmond
TC Tea San Jose Dec 2005
Thai Corner Oakland
The Breakroom Cafe Oakland Nov 2012
The Flying Falafel Mountain View 2007
The Garden Vegetarian Cuisine and Bakery Santa Rosa
The Montara Bistro Montara April 2008
The Usual Suspects Cafe San Francisco July 2008
Tofu Yu Berkeley August 2009 Closed Deli, they're going to focus on just selling products at Farmers Markets
Tofu Yu El Cerrito
Tropical Paradise Restaurant Berkeley
Ubuntu Napa October 2011
Udupi Palace Newark
Udupi Palace Livermore
Urban Forage - Castro San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Urban Forage - Lower Haight San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Urban Forage - Mission San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Vegan Plaza San Francisco Aug 2011
Vege House San Francisco Dec 2005
Vege House - Phuoc Loc Tho Tofu Oakland June 2005
Vege Village Sonoma Sep 2005
Vegetarian Gourmet San Mateo Sep 2006
Vegi Food Berkeley
Vegi Garden Sunnyvale Oct 2008
Vital Ital Calabash Berkeley
White Lotus San Jose
Wild Greens Petaluma
Woodlands Sunnyvale May 2006
Ya Mo Thai Kitchen San Francisco
Zao Noodle Bar San Francisco
Zao Noodle Bar Emeryville
       
Others that never appeared in the Ultimate Guide
Ambrosia Garden Albany
Jun 2004
New owner/name - Mother Nature Vegetarian Cuisine
Haveli's  
2004
Closed. Kaleva open in the same space, but also failed.
418 Organic Café Santa Cruz
Re-opened as Jumping Monkey Cafe
2202 Oxygen Bar San Francisco
Apr 2004
No longer vegetarian and is now a sushi bar
Organic Cafe Oakland
Dec 2003
Reopening soon as Manzanita Restaurant
Cafe Sangha Fairfax
2003
Closed briefly and reopened as Lydia's Loving Foods
Kowloon San Francisco
2002
 
Joubert's San Francisco
2001
Tried it as a mixed place, but still failed
VegTime San Francisco
Jun 2001
Now distributes products thru retail locations
Bamboo Garden San Francisco
 
Green Valley San Bruno   Same location and owners as Pure Land.
Valentines San Francisco
 
Organic City Cafe San Francisco
 
Pure Land San Bruno    
Lotus Garden San Francisco
 
Milly's San Rafael