5 vegetarian and vegan restaurants in San Francisco

1) Cha-Ya Vegetarian

This small vegan and vegetarian Japanese spot has an extensive menu of options, including tempura, gyoza, sushi rolls, rice dishes and noodle options. And plenty of sake to accompany your meal – try a flight. Service is typically quick turnaround and they accept cash only.

San Francisco - Cha-Ya Vegetarian

762 Valencia Street

+1 415 252 7825

2) Gracias Madre

Here you’ll find tasty Mexican food made solely with organic, vegan, plant- based, non-GMO ingredients. The menu is seasonally focused and based on what’s available at their farms. Cheeses and milks are made from nuts. And tortillas and tamales are handmade from heirloom corn.

restaurant interior and wall painting of a saint at Gracias Madre

3) Greens Restaurant

This vegetarian focused restaurant is located in one of the historic Fort Mason buildings with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and waterfront. Open since 1979, they source all their ingredients from their farm in Marin and from other local organic farmers to select the freshest produce to bring to the table.

San Francisco - Greens restaurant

At: Fort Mason, Building A, 2 Marina Boulevard

+1 415 771 6222


4) Shizen

A fully vegan sushi bar and izakaya (small dish) restaurant. For those with plant-based diets, the chefs here use ingredients, like tapioca, mountain yam and bean curd, to create tasty, satisfying dishes without having to imitate animal proteins. In addition to sushi and small plates, they offer ramen, too.

San Francisco - Shizen Vegan Sushi

5) Veganburg

Introducing the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint. This fast-food chain prides itself on an entirely vegan menu consisting of various burger options that come with a side of seaweed fries or broccoli. They also have a vegan version of chicken tenders and franks and non-dairy soft serve for dessert.

Vegan burger from Veganburg restaurant

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