Best Bay Area Vegetarian Spots

May 12, 2011 2:12 PM

Are you a “Vegan” or “Vegetarian”? Or maybe you’re a “Pescatarian” or “Flexitarian”. Whichever the term is to best describe your taste and preference, “carnivore” is not one of them. has come up with the top 5 places in the Bay Area to find healthy foods, minus the meat. Check it out!

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199 Park Place
Richmond, CA
(510) 236-2118
More information at
CBS San Francisco Local Directory

Located just off of the 580 Freeway, you will find ‘Symphonie’. Here, you’ll find dishes from all around the world, but vegan-style. Enjoy dishes like Louisiana Gumbo, claypots, curries and Brazillian Fejoada or Red Bean Stew with Orka. Symphonie serves lunch daily from 11am-2pm with Tea Time from 2pm-5pm and dinner from 5pm-9pm.

(415) 503-9707
580 Geary Street
(In the Savoy Hotel)
San Francisco, CA
More information at
CBS San Francisco Local Directory

This gourmet vegan restaurant has made an undisputed healthy mark on San Francisco dining scene. So much to choose from, so little time. Yuba Roulade will make your grumbling tummy content. Seared shitake mushroom, wilted winter greens and Char siu style seitan filling and seared Brussels sprouts with balck bean-ginger oil, star anise-shallot-red wine reduction. Have the edame horse-radish mashed potatoes on the side. The $39 Frugal Foodie menu is the best option here. Millennium never disappoints.

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Gracias Madre
2211 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 285-7550
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CBS San Francisco Local Directory

Gracias Madre proudly serves Organic Mexican Cuisine in the Mission District of San Francisco. Gracias Madre is a place for celebration. They celebrate food! They build their lives around growing, providing and eating the highest quality, most delectable and nutrient rich organic foods. Gracias Madre is also a place to celebrate, honor and give thanks for all of the mothers who nourish and feed us in so many ways. Their menu is a collaborative effort that combines the knowledge, passion and expertise of many of the mothers in our Gratitude family. Finally, Gracias Madre celebrates the richness of Mexican culture and foods. Gracias Madre is open daily from 11am-11pm.

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Green Cafe Vegan Cuisine
McCarthy Ranch
190 Ranch Drive
Milpitas, CA
(408) 263-8098
More information at
CBS San Francisco Local Directory

At Green Cafe Vegan Cuisine in Milpitas, you can enjoy a tasty, meat-free and dairy-free Vietnamese meal. With 60 items on the menu, you can’t miss! Some of the popular entrees include Vegan Pho, an Angel Rice Claypot; ginger cooked rice with tofu, soy protein, mushrooms, bean threads and onions. For dessert, try their Vegan Cheesecake or Orange Cake. You can find Green Cafe Vegan Cuisine inside the McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center in Milpitas. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11am-9pm and Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm. Closed Sundays.

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Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant
572 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-3136
More information at
CBS San Francisco Local Directory

Check out the award winning menu from Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant in San Francisco. Enjoy freshly prepared vegan dishes featuring the bold and delicious flavors of Aulacese, Chinese, Indian, and Thai. They prepare everything from scratch daily and use only the freshest premium vegan ingredients. You can also find Golden Era Vegetarian Restaurant on Facebook! They are open Wednesday through Monday from 11am-9pm and closed Tuesdays.

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– Ron D.

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