The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco and the Bay Area bring together a world-class dining scene with a ready acceptance of vegetarianism and veganism. Add to this close access to the year-round plant-based bounty of California, and the result is an incredible array of restaurants that cater more than capably to customers who don't eat meat. The best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco are as diverse as the Bay Area's communities, although inherently vegetarian-friendly Indian, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines are counted most frequently among their ranks. But where do the savviest, most expert diners go when they're seeking amazing vegetarian cuisine? Welcome to the Tastemakers List. We polled OpenTable's smartest, most seasoned diners and pulled data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the best of them all. From the Mission to Mountain View, these restaurants elevate vegetarian cuisine with unmatched creativity. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or looking to dine as a mixed group, we suggest booking a table at one of these San Francisco-area hot spots today.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Greens Restaurant, Tuba Restaurant, Gracias Madre - SF
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Vegetarian / Vegan, Turkish, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, Mission District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,800 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

Greens Restaurant is unarguably one of the best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco and also one of the longest standing, founded in 1979 by the San Francisco Zen Center. Original chef Deborah Mad...

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Tuba Restaurant

$$$$·Turkish·
Mission District
957 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

The Mission District’s Tuba Restaurant serves authentic Turkish cuisine, which includes many intriguing vegetarian options. Don’t skip the Turkish bread – it’s made in-house from scratch. Gayot review...

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Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission District
1,175 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy

Gracias Madre’s signature is vegan organic Mexican cuisine presented in a hip, casual setting. The restaurant now has a second, celebrity-approved restaurant in Los Angeles, but the San Francisco venu...

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Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

$$$$·Indian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
1,238 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Roti Indian Bistro opened in San Francisco in 2005, an offshoot of the original in Burlingame. The expansion is testament to the restaurant’s popularity and quality of cuisine, all prepared using fres...

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Indian in San Francisco Bay Area

Spiazzo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
973 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic

A fine-dining Italian spot off the beaten path in West Portal, Spiazzo Ristorante focuses on classic cuisine prepared with a perfectionist’s touch. Its portions are generous, the wine list lengthy and...

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bota tapas and paella bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown / Union Square
604 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Botas Tapas and Paella Bar, inside the Warwick Hotel in Union Square, presents authentic Spanish cuisine ideal for sharing over drinks. Vegetarian diners might make a spread out of the Spanish cheese ...

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Tapas / Small Plates in San Francisco Bay Area

Prabh Indian Kitchen

$$$$·Indian·
Mill Valley
57 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Spicy
  • Neighborhood Gem

Prabh Indian Kitchen in the heart of Mill Valley presents traditional Indian cuisine with a focus on healthy preparations and sustainably sourced ingredients. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items f...

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Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Room

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,227 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Diners seeking the the best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco shouldn’t overlook top-notch Italian restaurants like Zingari Ristorante in Union Square. While its menus include meat and seafood o...

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ZINO

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Berkeley
234 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

ZINO, a bright and inviting restaurant in Berkeley, takes inspiration for its menus from 22 distinct Mediterranean cuisines along with the freshest of local ingredients. It also offers craft brews fro...

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Mantra India

$$$$·Indian·
Mountain View
233 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

Mantra India in downtown Mountain View presents from-scratch specialties inspired by traditional North and South Indian cuisines. Its buffet-style lunch and lengthy dinner menus include ample vegetari...

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Indian in San Francisco Bay Area

The Star

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Oakland
577 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups

The Star in Oakland is a sister restaurant to the three Little Star Pizza restaurants in San Francisco. All are among the best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco and the Bay Area for vegetarians ...

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Kid Friendly in San Francisco Bay Area

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

$$$$·American·
Palo Alto
2,462 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy

True Food Kitchen is the brainchild of noted holistic doctor Andrew Weil, who with restaurateur Sam Fox has launched a series of restaurants starting in the Bay Area and expanding nationwide. Palto Al...

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Little Star Solano

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Albany
323 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food

Little Star Pizza in Albany, one of three venues in the Bay Area, is beloved by locals and critics alike for its signature deep-dish and classic thin-crust pizzas. Its cozy and inviting dining space w...

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True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

$$$$·American·
Walnut Creek
2,395 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good Vegetarian Options

True Food Kitchen, a large national chain of wellness-focused restaurants from Dr. Andrew Weil, is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the San Francisco area that’s not strictly vegetarian. Vega...

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Healthy in East Bay

La Pizzeria - Campbell

$$$$·Italian·
Campbell
201 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Casual

La Pizzeria is an authentic Italian spot in Campbell that offers a full vegan menu along with many vegetarian pizza options. The regular menu also features pasta dishes, salads and antipasti, with a n...

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Fit for Foodies in San Jose / Silicon Valley

Celia's By The Beach

$$$$·Mexican·
Sunset District
1 review

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: The original Celia's Mexican Restaurant. Authentic family style Mexican food and delicious margaritas. Since...

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Ajanta Restaurant

$$$$·Indian·
Berkeley
1,008 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation

Ajanta Restaurant is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Berkeley, and one of the best dinner spots for vegetarians and vegans as well. Its creative takes on authentic cuisines from all over...

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Indian in San Francisco Bay Area
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