Looking for places to eat in Chinatown or Mission District? Check out our top vegan restaurants in San Francisco.
As a foodie and a vegan, we wanted to share our favorite vegan restaurants in San Francisco with you. There are so many vegan restaurants in this golden city that it’s hard to choose the best ones. That is why we have carefully picked these restaurants below to help you explore your taste buds, all while eating healthy vegan foods.
Gracias Madre is a vegan restaurant that takes pride in using plant-based organic and local ingredients. They say that this Mexican-style restaurant represents their deep love of and reverence for food, commitment to health and sustainability, unconditional love for their multicultural family and community, devotion to the Earth and the divine feminine, and commitment to raising consciousness on the planet. And you can truly taste all these mixtures in every dish. The menu changes throughout the year depending on what vegetables are available at their Organic Farm in Pleasants Valley, California, the Be Love Farm, and offers lots of options for appetizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks.
Our star: Tempeh Chorizo Torta; Tempeh Chorizo, black beans, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado, and cashew crema. Served with escabeche.
Baia is a vegan restaurant that serves Italian-style food, and it specializes in pasta and pizza is a collaboration between celebrity chef Matthew Kenney and Kyle and Tracy Vogt. In keeping with the innovative spirit of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, they have re-imagined and re-engineered the space to reflect both innovation and San Franciscan nostalgia, located in the trendy and distinctive Hayes Valley neighborhood.
BAIA offers a selection of dishes that will satisfy your craving for elevated plant food with a unique take on classic pizzas, seasonal vegetables, and comfort Italian dishes. Diners can expect to see their favorite Italian classics reinvented with plant-based cheeses, fresh pasta preparations, and more, always with the seal of quality offered by Matthew Kenney’s restaurants.
Our star: LASAGNA: BOLOGNESE SAUCE RICOTTA BECHAMEL MOZZARELLA BAKED AND SERVED IN A LARGE CASSEROLE DISH
??Hinodeya was founded in 1885 when a new train line was constructed between Omiya and Utsunomiya; Hasuda Station was opened on the route in the eastern part of Saitama Prefecture. It was a small dining place officially named Hinode-ya (literally Sunrise-house) in front of the west exit of Hasuda Station. In 2016 with the fourth generation of the family running the business, they opened Hinodeya, their first shop outside Japan in their long history.
With two different locations in San Francisco, one in Japantown and the other at Downtown, this restaurant is so popular that it’s usually busy all day. Still, you have a better chance of getting seated faster if you go doing lunchtime.
Our star: Zen Ramen; Wheat noodle with outstanding Koshi in a light umami broth made with vegan dashi (kombu, shiitake), and white say sauce. Inspired by traditional Japanese shoujin temple techniques. Topped with shiitake, nori, carrots, inari (fried sweet tofu), fried kale, baby spinach, and goji berries.
A visit to Wholesome Bakery will leave you feeling inspired and satisfied. It would be hard not to walk out with just a few treats because they have a fantastic selection of cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins. Plus, all their baked goods are 100% gluten-free and vegan! And their cookies are the best we have ever tried. This women-owned business opened in 2019 with the mission to inspire and provide high-quality sustainably made, allergy-friendly products that everyone can enjoy while servicing our environment, the small working farm, and ecological habitats. As they say, their products aren’t just good for you, they’re good for the planet.
Our star: Almond Tea Cake: Delicious and fluffy Almond Cake baked with sliced almonds and topped with shredded coconut.
Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya is a charming sushi restaurant in San Francisco. Shizen was created as an experiment in ocean conservation through responsible dining. The sushi industry has historically done a great deal of harm to our oceans; at Shizen they are dedicated to transforming that relationship.
Brought to you by the team that created Tataki Sushi and Sake Bar (the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the U.S.), Shizen is designed to help protect our ailing oceans through thoughtful and elegant expressions of a fully plant-based menu. They are proud to offer a vegan sushi experience that harmonizes Californian and Japanese flavors while reducing resource use, safeguarding animal welfare, and softening our overall footprint on the world.
They offer a rotating menu of dishes, so there’s always something new to try. The restaurant menu includes organic, fresh ingredients with a variety of vegan protein options.
Our star: Philadelphia roll; smoked tofu, avocado, vegan cream cheese
After carefully scoping out all the vegan restaurants in San Francisco, we can confidently conclude that these are our 5 favorite plant-based restaurants in the Golden City. All of them offer a wide range of options, and you will not regret choosing any one of them.
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