A list of awesome vegetarian-friendly restaurants in SF
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in San Francisco


  • Jay's Cheesesteaks (many seitan flavors)
  • Ike's Place (tons of amazing veggie sandwiches)
  • Toaster Oven (Potbelly's clone)
  • Freddie's Sandwiches (in north beach if you don't want to go all the way to, or wait in the line at, Ike's; get the jalapeno spread)
  • Rhea's Deli (Great seitan BBQ Chicken sandwhich, and cheese sandwhiches of the highest quality)
  • Love n Haight (lots of veggie meat options and open late)
  • Great American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (tons of great cheeses all melted together)


  • Papalote (their house salsa is the best IN THE WORLD)
  • El Buen Sabor (my favorite super veggie burrito)
  • Taqueria Cancún (classic mission burrito; open till 2am on fri/sat, 1am other days, I think)
  • Weird Fish (seitan tacos and sweet potato fries. yum!)
  • Gracias Madre (Vegan mexican food)
  • La Palma Mexicatessen (fresh hand-made tortillas)
  • El Tonayense (amazing southwestern grilled veggie burrito. There may be gristle, but it's amazing.)


  • Tsunami (awesomest veggie rolls and sake selection)
  • Chaya (all vegan japanese and sushi)
  • Minako (huge veggie & vegan menu, home-style japanese)
  • Ryoko (not all veggie, but the ones they have are the best)
  • Tatake (mostly not veggie, but the veggie options are amazing -- and sustainable)
  • Nihon (also many awesome veggie options -- sustainability unknown)


  • Cafe Ethiopia (Veggie combo with #13, #16, #19, and a full order of #23)
  • Axum Cafe


  • OSHA (Tom Ka and Veggie Spring Rolls are to die for)
  • Tara (not too busy usually, great Pad Ke Mao)
  • Tuk Tuk Cafe (cheap and good veggie options)
  • Thep Phanom
  • Dara Thai-Lao (plenty of options, Lao is less sweet than Thai)


  • Yum Yum Hunan (get the Veggie Potstickers, General Tso Meatless Chicken, and Szechuan String Bean. Order outside of this selection at your own peril)
  • Golden Era (excellent selection of seitan fake meat dishes)
  • Big Lantern (Good selection of seiten fake meat)
  • Jasmine Tea House (veggie meats)
  • Shangri-La Chinese Vegetarian (all vegan. has medicinal dishes, too)


  • Pakwan (amazing Paneer Tika Masala, and many other veggie dishes)
  • Udupi Palace (all vegetarian south indian)
  • Kasa (indian food wraps. sounds weird; tastes good!; several locations)
  • Vik's Chaat (all veg south indian. amazing and authentic. check hours.)
  • Dosa (high-ish-end south indian. vegetarian-friendly. mission location more relaxed than fillmore.)


  • Burma Superstar (get the samosa soup and rainbow salad. it'll blow your mind)


  • Sunflower (the best lunch special around. delicious soup and egg rolls)
  • Slanted Door ( The Lemongrass Tofu is so good that it was all I ordered there for years. )


  • Angkor Borei

Burgers and Fries

  • Barney's Gourmet Hamburger (big selection of awesome veggie burgers. get the curly fries and a turkish coffee shake to round it out!)
  • Metro Cafe (Veggie Burgers & Cheese Steaks)


  • Suppenküche (not tons of veggie options, but they're all great, especially brunch)
  • Rosamunde Sausage Grill (tofurky sausage next to Toronado)


  • Marcellos (best thin crust)
  • Golden Boy (thick crust, good during a night of drinking up in North Beach)
  • Patxi's Pizza (best chicago style deep dish in the city)
  • Flour + Water
  • South Beach Cafe
  • Tony's Pizza Napoletana
  • Zero Zero (when it opens later this year. i'm assuming it'll be awesome because Picco's in Sausalito is awesome)
  • Pauline's


  • Tartine (super famous bakery. try the morning buns!)
  • Mama's (holy crap so amazing, get here if you can!)
  • Butler and the Chef (Veggie Eggs Benedict rules)
  • Dottie's (black bean cakes, zucchini cakes are good additions to the standard brunch fare)
  • Fatoush (the perfect brunch spot, especially on their back patio when it's nice out)
  • Pork Store Cafe (veggie brunch stuff including vegan option)
  • Mission Beach Cafe (daily brunch, great vegetarian options)
  • St Francis Fountain (diner-style breakfast / brunch, lots of veg options)
  • Boogaloo's (hipster delight, tofu scram)

New American

  • Greens
  • Millennium (Vegan. Fantastic use of fungi)
  • Restaurant Gary Danko (if you ask for it beforehand, they have an amazing vegetarian prix fixe menu)
  • Cafe Gratitude (vegan raw food - [much] better than you'd expect)
  • Herbivore (a bit pricey, but delicious)
  • Loving Hut (vegan chain)
  • Outerlands (Menu changes every day, but they always have their incredible bread)


  • Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (wait in the bar next door)


  • Truly Mediterranean (great falafels)

Creole / Cajun

  • Easy Creole (pop up, Wednesday and Friday nights, awesome etouffee, easycreole.com)


  • Gestalt Haus (veggie sausages)
  • Zeitgeist (Veggie burger, cheese tamales)
  • Monk's Kettle (house vegan chilli, house? veggie burgers, giant pretzels!)
  • Beretta (veg/vegan pizza options and plenty of other veg friendly dishes)

Wine and Tea Bars

  • Samovar (enjoy an exotic kettle of tea made by professions. grab a snack too)

Ice Cream!

  • Bi-rite Creamery (right next to the park and they offer 2 or 3 vegan options usually)
  • Humphrey Slocombe (bourbon and corn flake ice cream = secret breakfast!)
  • Maggie Mudd's (best vegan ice cream pretty much ever)
  • Mitchell's (ice cream the way you remember it from your childhood. tons of flavors)
  • Xanath Ice Cream (from the people who brought you the yellow gate that never opens, but smells of saffron and vanilla)


  • Ananda-Fuara, Market and 9th. Never been there, but it's a vegetarian restaurant.