5 vegetarian and vegan- focused restaurants in San Francisco

1) Cha-Ya

This small vegan Japanese spot has an extensive menu of options, including veggie tempura, gyoza, sushi rolls, rice bowls, and noodle soups. Desserts include mochi filled with red bean or black sesame. The food here is inspired by Shojin Ryori, which is Japanese Buddhist cuisine and Zen style of cooking.

San Francisco - Cha-Ya Vegetarian

762 Valencia Street

+1 415 252 7825


2) Gracias Madre

Here you’ll find tasty Mexican vegan food made with organic, plant-based, and non-GMO ingredients. Cheeses and milks are made from nuts. And tortillas and tamales are handmade from heirloom corn. The menu is seasonally focused using fresh, sustainable, and locally grown produce.

restaurant interior and wall painting of a saint at Gracias Madre

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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.

A delicious spread of dishes and wines at 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. The chefs incorporate ingredients, like tapioca, mountain yam, and bean curd, to create tasty, healthy, and satisfying dishes. The restaurant was created as an experiment to safeguard our oceans and reduce our enviromental footprint.

San Francisco - Shizen Vegan Sushi

5) Wildseed

For those seeking fresh, flavorful, plantbased meals that are healthier for you and the planet, this is the newest spot in the city. Ingredients are thoughtfully sourced and combined to create hearty dishes that keep you full and feeling good. Even meat lovers would enjoy the meat-free alternatives on the menu.

vegetarian dish and a cocktail made at Wildseed restaurant

Leslie Santarina

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