East Bay Vegan Spots
All known vegan businesses in the San Francisco East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa counties).
To qualify for a spot in this list, it has to be entirely or nearly vegan, it’s not enough to offer a few vegan dishes.
- Mr Dewie’s Cashew Creamery — Mostly vegan
- Sanctuary Bistro — Vegan fine dining.
- Animal Place’s Vegan Republic — Formerly, the Republic of V. Not a restaurant, but one of only a handful of vegan grocery stores in the US. I can recommend a visit to their Grass Valley sanctuary too — just not during the height of summer.
- Flacos — Diminutive Mexican spot. The menu is a little limited, but if mexican food is your thing, you ought to check it out.
- Cinnaholic — Desserts to die for. The menu is a bit complicated, but check out awesome ready selections.
- Cha-Ya — Japanese cuisine, including sushi. A touch pricey; I’ve only had take out; I think you really need to dine in to get the full experience.
- The Flying Falafel — Because why not?
- Timeless Coffee — Now with a Berkeley location too
- The Butcher’s Son — Finally, and perhaps most awesome of all, a vegan butcher. Yes, the description will raise eyebrows. It’s perhaps more of a bakery and delicatessen, but it’s the one Berkeley vegan spot you have to check out, if you go nowhere else.
- Kaffa Ethiopian
- Veggie Grill — Berkeley location
- Long Life Vegi House — Chinese restaurant that is vegan apart from the fish items.
- Saturn Cafe — Vegetarian diner with lots of vegan options.
- Gordito Amigos — Separate vegan menu
- Kiku Sushi — Separate vegan menu
- Collective Kitchen and Bar — Vegetarian and vegan comfort food
- The Lettuce Inn — Focus on raw vegan
- Next Level Burger — Inside Whole Foods
- Cinnaholic — Vegan cinnamon rolls. New location opens June 14th.
- The taqueria in the same Whole Foods has a mostly vegan menu.
- Veggie Today — vegan apart from the wontons.
- Aung Maylika — vegan oriented menu
- Mr Dewie’s Cashew Creamery — this location is 100% vegan
- Razzo’s Pizza and Salads — Full vegan menu
Oakland wins the city with the most vegan spots in the East Bay.
- Millennium — Upscale dining in Rockridge
- Two Mamma’s Vegan Kitchen — Laid back Fruitvale cafe with rockin’ breakfast
- Souley Vegan — Kick ass Southern Food Get the sampler.
- Nature Vegetarian — House made Chinese. Try the dim sum.
- Pepples Donut Farm — Donuts and Brunch.
- Timeless Coffee — Best cake anywhere. Lots of baked goods.
- Core Kitchen — Everything is good
- Shangri-La Vegan (Liden Street) — Don’t forget dessert.
- Shangri-La Vegan (Telegraph Avenue) — So good they did it twice.
- Hella Vegan Eats — Former food truck, now permanently in Classic Cars West
- Golden Lotus Vegetarian — Vietnamese vegan
- Veg Hub — Dimond district vegan goodness.
- Vegan Donut Gelato — Awesome and cheap donuts.
- D&H Ice Cream Dairy-Free — Vegan ice cream in Oakland!
- Cafe Dareye — Ethiopian on Telegraph
Almost vegan. Just a couple of items they could remove.
- Super Juiced — All the smoothies are vegan, just a few non-vegan items.
- Liba — Fantastic mostly vegan falafel.
Worthy of mention also.
- Bread and Butter — Coming soon
- Layonna Vegetarian — Mostly vegan market, some of the meat substitutes have egg.
- Analog — This hipster spot has a B side menu that’s all vegan. And the sandwiches are huge.
- 7 Flavours Food For The Soul— Soul Food in East Oakland. Prominent vegan items.
- Grandeur — Vegan and Halal
- Rooted — Coffee shop
Popups and More
These businesses are in the East Bay or visit regularly
- S+M Vegan — Oakland-based popup
- Encuentro (restaurant closed) — sometimes runs popup.
- The V-List — Catering and more
- No Worries Filipino Vegan Cuisine — Food truck
- Sound & Savor — Dinner popup
- Teelishes — T-Shirts
- Om Sabor
- Jaguar Baker
- Boogie’s Vegan Kitchen
- Hella Nuts
- Taqueria La Venganza
- Sumaq Vegan
- Biota Vegan
- Vegan Mob — Jack London Square Farmers’ Market and other locations
- Drink La Vie — Jack London Square Farmers’ Market