Vegan Food in San Diego

San Diego has been ranked one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the United States. Did you know we have more than 20 restaurants and pop-ups that serve 100% vegan food? Are you up for the challenge of trying them all?

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restaurants, businesses, markets and grocery stores in San Diego county.

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San Diego’s all-vegan restaurants 

Anthem North Park / Anthem Vegan — North Park restaurant. Multiple weekly pop-up locations throughout the county.
Barefoot Bakery & Market — Mission Beach
Bite — Multiple pop-up locations throughout the county.
Blissful Gatherings — Chula Vista monthly private pop-up
California Homemades — Escondido
The Capybara Experiment — Pop-ups only
Choice Superfood — Carlsbad, Del Sur, Solana Beach
Cinnaholic — Pacific Beach
DOH! — Multiple pop-ups and available in stores throughout the county.
Donna Jean SD — San Diego (Balboa Park)
El Veganito — Tuesday: Escondido Farmers’ Market (Grand Ave) 2:30-7pm; Thursday: Oceanside Farmers Market, 5-9pm; Catering available.
EVE Encinitas — Encinitas
Evolution Fast Food — San Diego (Balboa Park)
Grains — University Heights
Hazel & Jade Bakery — special orders and sold in select locations including Banana Dang Coffee
Katie’s Healing Kitchen — Pop-ups throughout the county.
Kindred — South Park
La Taqueria Vegiee (SD) — South Park
Loving Hut — Mira Mesa
Loving Hut — University Heights
Maya’s Cookies — Sold at Mission Square Market. Also available at farmers markets — Tuesdays: Pacific Beach Farmers Market; Thursdays: North Park Farmers Market; Saturdays: Poway Farmers Market; Paradise Yogurt Mission Valley; Loving Hut Mira Mesa; Nibble Chocolate Old Town
Mission Square Market Vegan Deli — Grantville/Mission Valley (inside Mission Square Market)
Modern Times Fermentorium Cafe — Midway (Point Loma)
Native Foods — Encinitas
Native Foods — Point Loma
Native Foods — Clairemont Mesa
Nibble Chocolate — Old Town San Diego; multiple pop-ups throughout the county.
Original Herbivore — Food truck, several pop-ups throughout the county and Temecula.
Peace Pies — Encinitas, Ocean Beach; multiple farmer’s markets throughout the county.
Plant Power Fast Food — Ocean Beach, and Encinitas
Snopel’s Bakeshop — Special orders only
Sol-ti — Miramar
Starry Lane Bakery — Hillcrest (uses refined sugar)
Trilogy Sanctuary cafe — La Jolla
Veganic Thai Cafe — Hillcrest
VeggieGrill— Carlsbad, UTC


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San Diego’s vegan-friendly restaurants

Banana Dang Coffee — Oceanside
Beaming — Del Mar, LA Jolla
Cafe Gratitude — Downtown San Diego
Cafe Jay Vegetarian — Sorrento Valley
Cafe Stems — Kearny Mesa
Chennai Tiffins — Mira Mesa
The DOJO Cafe — City Heights
Donut Panic — Grantville/Mission Valley
Everbowl — San Marcos, Poway
Green Door Cafe — La Jolla
GreensPlease — Sabre Springs (Poway)
Happy Life Organics Veggie Deli (aka Water Store) — Chula Vista
Holy Matcha Green Tea Cafe — North Park
Juliantla Chocolate — Julian
Jyoti Bihanga — Normal Heights
OB Garden Cafe — Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market — Ocean Beach
Olive Oil Cafe — SDSU
Pho Hut & Grill — Clairemont
Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant — University Heights
Project Juice — Hillcrest
The PurpleMint Vegetarian Bistro — Grantville/Mission Valley
Rasraj — Miramar
Sattivik — Miramar
Second Nature — Pacific Beach
Sipz Vegetarian Restaurants — Clairemont Mesa, North Park
SitaRam — Encinitas
Surati Farsan Mart — San Diego
Vegetarian Oasis — Chula Vista
Viva Pops — Miramar, Normal Heights
WorldBeat Cafe — Balboa Park

Alforon — College Area
Amardeen Cafe — UTC
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant and Market — University Heights
Baja Pizzeria — Teralta West
BAR by RED DOOR — Mission Hills
The Bell Marker — Downtown
Berkeley Pizza — Downtown & North Park
Berta’s Latin American Restaurant
Big Front Door — University Heights
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza — Carlsbad, Encinitas, Clairemont Mesa
Blind Lady Ale House — Normal Heights
Bombay Coast — Clairemont, La Jolla
Breakfast Republic — North Park, Liberty Station, Ocean Beach, Encinitas, or East Village
Busy B Thai Cafe — El Cajon
Cafe of India — Point Loma
Casa de Reyes — Old Town San Diego
Chipotle — Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
Churchill’s Pub and Grille — San Marcos
City Tacos — North Park
Civico 1845 — Downtown San Diego
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters — Golden Hill, Normal Heights, North Park
DAO Fu — Normal Heights
Del Mar Rendezvous — Del Mar
Del Sur Mexican Cantina — South Park
Divine Pastabilities — Point Loma
Donut Bar — Downtown
Eclipse Chocolate — South Park
El Zarape — University Heights
EMPIREHOUSE urban palate — Hillcrest
Fairouz Cafe and Gallery — Point Loma
Flower Child — Del Mar
The Forum Coffee — Clairemont
Granny’s Kitchen — Julian
Hamilton’s Tavern — South Park
Harar Ethiopian — North Park
Harney Sushi — Old Town San Diego
Healthy Creations — Encinitas
Hugo’s Cocina — Ocean Beach
Influx Cafe — Golden Hill, Little Italy, North Park
Jeremy’s On The Hill — Julian
Juice Adventure — Chula Vista
Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate  — Golden Hill
Kairoa Brewing Company — University Heights COMING SUMMER 2018
Kesling’s Kitchen — Borrego Springs
Khan’s Cave – Grill & Tavern — Kearny Mesa
Ki’s Restaurant — Encinitas
Kim’s Vietnamese Restaurant — Encinitas
Lemongrass Thai Food & Vegetarian — Ramona
Lestat’s — Hillcrest, Normal Heights, University Heights
Liticker’s Liquor & Deli — Ocean Beach
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar — Encinitas
Luna Grill — Multiple locations throughout San Diego County
Mendocino Farms — La Jolla
Mission Square Market — Grantville/Mission Valley
Monkey Paw Brewing — Downtown
Mountain Mike’s — San Carlos, San Diego
Muzita Abyssinian Bistro — University Heights
Na-Pizza — 4S Commons Town Center, Encinitas, Little Italy, UTC
Noodles & Company vegetarian section (please verify vegan options) — Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Costa, San Marcos, Oceanside, Point Loma, UTC
Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe — Sabre Springs
Old Town Mexican Cafe — Old Town San Diego
Panama 66 — Balboa Park
Paradise Pizza — Carlsbad
Paradise Yogurt — Mission Valley
Pho Santee — Santee
Pieology Pizzeria — Carlsbad, Clairemont Mesa, Escondido, Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach
PizzaRev — Miramar, Torrey Highlands
Pizzeria Luigi SD — Golden Hill, Imperial Beach, North Park
Poke 1 2 3 — Imperial Beach, Liberty Station
Pokez Mexican Restaurant & Vegetarian Cuisine — Downtown San Diego
Pop Pie Co — University Heights
Ranchos Cocina — North Park
Red House Pizza — University Heights
Sababa Kitchen — 4S Ranch/Del Sur
Sammy’s Woodfired — Carlsbad, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, La Jolla, La Mesa, Miramar, Mission Valley, Oceanside, Point Loma, San Marcos, University City
Soi 30th — North Park
Soltan Banoo — University Heights
Station Tavern — South Park
Subterranean Coffee Boutique — Hillcrest, North Park
Tao Vietnamese Japanese Cuisine — Normal Heights
Thai Time
Thotsakan Thai & Vegetarian Cuisine — Downtown
Tiger!Tiger! — North Park
Tribute Pizza — North Park
True Food Kitchen — Fashion Valley Mall (San Diego)
URBN (pizza) — El Cajon, Encinitas, San Diego, Vista
Woodstock’s Pizza — College area
Woodstocks’s Pizza — Pacific Beach
World Curry — Pacific Beach
Whole Foods — Hillcrest, La Jolla, Del Mar
Wynola Pizza — Julian
Yummy Cupcakes — Encinitas
Zia Gourmet Pizza — Normal Heights
zpizza — La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, Linda Vista

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