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.

Albany

Also

Antioch

Berkeley

  • 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

Notable Mention

Concord

Notable Mention

  • The taqueria in the same Whole Foods has a mostly vegan menu.
  • Veggie Today — vegan apart from the wontons.
  • Aung Maylika — vegan oriented menu

Emeryville

Hayward

Notable Mention

Oakland

Oakland wins the city with the most vegan spots in the East Bay.

100% Vegan

Almost Vegan

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.

Honorary Mention

Worthy of mention also.

Pleasant Hill

Pleasanton

San Ramon

Walnut Creek

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These businesses are in the East Bay or visit regularly