The Bay Area is #blessed with a multitude of vegan options. This list barely scratches the surface but, to save you some dough and calories, we happily did all this exhausting research for you!
351 12th St, Oakland
Pizzas here are 12 inches, which is the exact size a “personal” pizza should be. The mozzarella and sausage from nearby Butcher’s Son combine with Yves pepperoni and bubbly crust for sweet perfection.
Pro-tip: Get the Cherry Pie vegan because you’ve never contemplated cherries on your pizza until right this moment.
We’re doing a collab vegan pie with @thebutchersson_ this week using their feta/pesto/mozz plus sauce, artichoke, olives, and red onions...Introducing The Greek! Limited supply only. #collab #pizza #veganpizza #vegan #pesto #feta #olives #artichoke #greekpizza #berkeley #oakland #vegansofig #woodfiredpizza #limitededition
2214 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Choose your base, meat, flavor, and add-ons like fries, nachos, or salad. Chef Chew is always around to offer up hella smiles and laughs. Come for a class, stay for the dutch crunch and cheez fries.
Fried chicken, mac & cheese, smoky greens. I finally made it to @theveghub. Y’all. This was AMAZING. I was taking it to go, but then I had to taste a bite in my car and just sort of sat there exclaiming out loud to my self for a minute. This was so delicious and tasted SO much like food I loved before I was vegan. Next time, cheese fries. #whatveganseat #veganfriedchicken #veganmacandcheese #vegansoulfood #vegansofthebayarea #bayareavegans #thatwassodelicious
2211 Mission St., San Francisco
This is the place to take your posse after realizing the Golden Gate is an actual hike. Simple yet classy ambiance, authentic food and those two magic words: Happy Hour. Gorditas, tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and those watermelon margaritas. Gracias indeed!
1301 Franklin St, Oakland
Love gluten? Golden Lotus is for you. Bring a friend, split all the things, and rejoice in Thai iced tea. Highly recommend their chicken dishes: sweet and sour, sweet potato curry, and even drumsticks. Golden Lotus offers several mock-fish options for those feeling adventurous.
2085 Diamond Blvd Suite 150, Concord
Don’t be fooled by the McDonald’s-esque look - Next Level means serious business. We have never been so defeated by any food before, particularly by a burger that looked small. Surprisingly filling, enormously flavorful, and wildly Instagrammable.
Pro-tip: Bring an extra paycheck to buy the ridiculous amount of vegan cheese available at the 365 by Whole Foods Market that Next Level Burger is located inside of.
All the classics🙌🏻🍔🍟🥤- Smashing my way thru the epic GRAND OPENING of @nextlevelburger🍔 at @365bywholefoods #ConcordCA🚶🏻 - So great meeting everyone today and answering all the hard hitting questions: “Do I get the Tater Tots or the Crinkle Cut?🍟” The Salted Caramel or Dark Choc PB Cup?🥤” - Either way u winning bro, either way u winning 👊🏻 #NextLevelBurger #YouCantLose #SpicyCrinkleCutMeBro🍟🌶 #AndThrowInThatSaltedCaramelAndPeanutShake🥤 #❤️ *We still out here 6-8pm and back Thurs 12-4pm👍🏻
411 26th St, Oakland
Biggest difference between LA and SF? “HELLA.” Brunch your day away out in the sun or inside with local art and vintage cars. Quesadillas in magic parmesan-esque dust, totchos, chilaquiles, potsticker burritos, and avocado toast are just many of the hella Bay Area choices to feast on.
Pro-tip: Cancel your plans for the rest of the day and order mimosas while you’re there.
2965 College Ave, Berkeley & 4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Vegan cafe/bakery with astounding bangin’ coffee, cakes, and all the breakfast pastries you miss after going vegan. Bonus that everyone sitting outside has a dog with them.
414 14th St. Oakland
Not fully vegan, but solid lineup of massive vegan sammies. The bread is to die for, and it’s perfect for a chill night alone with a book. Options include “Bahn Mi? No, Bahn You!,” “The Young and the Breastless,” and “Hail Seitan” among others puns - loaded with pickled veggies, sauces, and housemade seitan.
Pro-tip: You can order at Golden Bull (the bar next door) and chomp away happily while drinking beer and listening to whatever metal band is in town that night.
Hella Vegan Soul Food plate here at Analog, with mac 'n cheese, collard greens with tempeh bacon, corn succotash, seitan, and jalepeno cornbread. My belly is super happy right meow. #vegan #soulfood #hellaveganeats #vegetarian #vegansofig #eastbay #oakland #analog #eastbayvegans #oaklandvegans #vegansofoakland #analogoakland #vegansoulfood #dinner #popup #popups #veganpopups
1941 University Ave, Berkeley
Alternative meats made in house: think Herbivorous Butcher but without snow! Sandwiches galore: classics like Chicken Parm, Tuna Salad, and BLTs. Allergen articulate and a great place to take friends who have a tough time eating elsewhere.
So many delicious vegan places to eat in the Bay Area. Happy Eating!
Feature photo credit: Gracias Madre
By: ERIN LA NINFA
Erin lives and eats pizza in Oakland, and has been at least vegetarian since the ripe age of four. She’s a proud entrepreneur and #girlboss, and loves talking small business and big ideas over coffee. Erin is a bourbon-lovin,’ red lipstick queen, and will be happy to learn any language you throw her way.