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Choice Juicery to open fourth San Diego location this summer, coming to Downtown San Diego
Posted May 19, 2017 

Choice Juicery, an all-vegan, all gluten-free cafe from San Diego’s North County is set to open its fourth location in Little Italy this summer. The menu includes juice, as its name suggests, healthy snacks and salads. Eater San Diego has this story.

Address: 1425 India St , San Diego, CA 92101

New Vegetarian Spot Opens in Pacific Beach — Second Nature
Posted January 8, 2017 

A new vegetarian restaurant opened in January 2018 in North Pacific Beach by the name of Second Nature. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine, coffee and tea. If you’re looking for a job in the food industry, Second Nature is also currently hiring for baristas and cooks. Check out their website for menus and more information about job openings.

NOTE: Although this spot opened as a vegetarian eatery, they added meat to their menu about two months after opening.

Address: 5026 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109

OB People’s Opens Doors on Vegetarian Deli
Posted December 18, 2017 

San Diego’s all-vegetarian market, Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market, has expanded across the street from its long-standing market to open a vegan-friendly cafe. O.B. Garden Cafe is now open at 4741 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA. The new location promises to focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Photo credit: OB Garden Cafe


Vegan-friendly donut shop Nomad Donuts relocates to 3102 University Avenue 
Posted August 23, 2017

San Diego’s vegan-friendly donut shop, Nomad Donuts, relocated to a larger location at University and Illinois at 3102 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. Check out the news coverage from NBC San Diego. The new location promises to offer an expanded collection of eclectic donuts and coffee.


San Diego’s First All-Vegan Deli Opens in Mission Valley
Posted March 14, 2017

San Diego’s first all-vegan deli opened in Mission Valley on March 14, 2017. The Mission Square Market Vegan Deli is located inside the very vegan-friendly Mission Square Market convenience store. The market offers build-your-own vegan sandwiches on all-organic bread starting at $8, or eight chef’s special sandwiches starting at $11. Additional, specialty toppings are available with an additional fee. The deli is opening during lunch hours Monday through Friday only, to start, but hopes to offer sandwiches with a broader timeframe if there is local demand. The market hopes to go fully vegan soon, when vegan products cover its operating costs.


Ocean Beach People’s Co-op Market to Open Vegetarian Cafe This Summer
Posted February 20, 2017

As reported by SanDiegoVille, Ocean Beach People’s Co-op is building a vegetarian cafe in place of the Tiny’s Tavern in Ocean Beach. The new cafe will be located up the street from the existing market, at 4745 Voltaire Street. The report from SanDiegoVille says the cafe is due to open by June 2017.


Donna Jean opens to the public on February 22, 2017
Posted February 19, 2017

New all-vegan restaurant, Donna Jean, opens to the public on February 22, in the Balboa Park area at 2949 5th Ave, San Diego. They share a parking lot and restroom with Evolution Fast Food. The restaurant brings homestyle midwestern vegan cuisine — California Meets Midwest. Feast your eyes on their full menu. To keep updated, visit or

(Photos from Josh and Carly Morales)


New Vegetarian Restaurant Quietly Opens in Former Adams Avenue Grill Location
Posted February 17, 2017

A new vegetarian restaurant has opened in the former Adams Avenue Grill location under the name of Grains. Currently they offer three vegan options and the remainder of their menu is vegetarian. They are rumored to be planning a grand opening for March 2017, but you can stop by and check it out now.

Check out their Instagram, @grainscafe, for a preview.

(Photos from Grains Cafe Instagram)


New All-Vegan Restaurant, Donna Jean, to Open on February 22, 2017
Posted February 12, 2017

Donna Jean announced its official opening date is February 22, 2017. Donna Jean is located near Evolution Fast Food in San Diego (Balboa Park) at 2949 5th Ave, San Diego. The restaurant promises to provide homestyle midwestern vegan cuisine — California Meets Midwest. To keep updated, visit or


New All-Vegan Restaurant–Donna Jean–Interviewing for Staff
Posted January 31, 2017

New vegan restaurant, Donna Jean, is conducting open interviews on Wednesday, February 1, from 3-5pm. Check out the Craigslist posting for more details.

Donna Jean is scheduled to open in San Diego in early 2017 in the Balboa Park area at 2949 5th Ave, San Diego. The restaurant promises to provide homestyle midwestern vegan cuisine — California Meets Midwest. To keep updated, visit or


VEGAN IN San Diego hosting San Diego’s first Veg Speed Date
Posted January 30, 2017

Vegan In San Diego is happy to announce we will be hosting the first Veg Speed Date event in San Diego! Join us at the vegan-friendly Mission Brewery on February 8, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at: This event also supports The Humane League – San Diego, with $1 from each ticket being donated to the non-profit. VSD is pulling together a goodie bag for all participants and we are so excited about the contents so far. We’ll be announcing what’s included around February 1. 

Add your interest to the event, get event details and see sneak peaks of the goodie bag:

Have you seen the buzz? Veg Speed Date was recently featured by VegNews Magazine and Vegansaurus on Facebook. Learn more about Veg Speed Date at


Farm Sanctuary event in San Diego seeking volunteers
Posted January 28, 2017

Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals events have brought thousands of people together to celebrate the difference we can make when we put compassion first. Through this beloved tradition, Farm Sanctuary members and supporters have helped us spread the word that every farm animal is someone, not something – and that we can take positive steps to help these individuals when we align our actions with our values and make choices we can feel good about.
Farm Sanctuary is excited to introduce a new opportunity to go the distance for farm animals with our Plant-Powered Run! This endeavor will expand upon our previous Walk events by introducing a new run component — a great way to outrun cruelty with compassion and inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals everywhere. The Plant-Powered Run will offer a 5K Fun Run and Walk.


We are looking for passionate supporters in the San Diego area to join our planning committee. This committee will help plan and implement the Plant-Powered Run locally. This committee will help to create a fun and mission-focused event and lead the local plant-powered movement.

Please email for information or apply here!


Plant Power Fast Food launches expanded menu
Posted January 15, 2017

Plant Power Fast Food announced an expanded menu on January 13, 2017, to include new buyers, hot dogs, breakfast items, milkshakes, and drinks — as well as its highly anticipated The Big Zac burger.


New All-Vegan Restaurant–Donna Jean–Coming To San Diego in Early 2017
Posted January 3, 2017

Donna Jean is scheduled to open in San Diego in early 2017 in the Balboa Park area at 2949 5th Ave, San Diego. The restaurant promises to provide homestyle midwestern vegan cuisine — California Meets Midwest. To keep updated, visit or