The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Greens Restaurant, Tuba Restaurant, Gracias Madre - SF
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Vegetarian / Vegan, Turkish, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, Mission

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,468 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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. OrigiRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area

Tuba Restaurant

$$$$·Turkish·
Mission
932 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 sRead more
95% recommended

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
1,049 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 thRead more
89% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
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Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

$$$$·Indian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
1,227 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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, allRead more
100% recommended
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Spiazzo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
906 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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 wRead more
94% recommended

bota tapas and paella bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown / Union Square
532 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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 ofRead more

Prabh Indian Kitchen

$$$$·Indian·
Mill Valley
57 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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 andRead more
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Zingari Rooftop Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,006 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 includRead more
83% recommended
Scenic View in San Francisco

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 ofRead more
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Mantra India

$$$$·Indian·
Mountain View
199 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
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 inRead more
90% recommended

The Star

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Oakland
542 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
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 ARead more
100% recommended
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True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

$$$$·American·
Palo Alto
2,108 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Organic
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 Read more
92% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area

Little Star Solano

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Albany
321 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 invRead more
100% recommended

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

$$$$·American·
Walnut Creek
2,103 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
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 stricRead more
91% recommended

La Pizzeria - Campbell

$$$$·Italian·
Campbell
158 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 andRead more
96% recommended
Kid Friendly 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 delicioRead more
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Ajanta Restaurant

$$$$·Indian·
Berkeley
1,014 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 cuRead more
92% recommended
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Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Always claiming a top spot among the best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco is Ananda Fuara, an eatery inspired by the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Many menu items invoke aRead more
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Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Sunset District
Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant has two venues in the city (Sunset and Chinatown), testament to the popularity of its vegetarian take on Chinese cuisine. Both venues rank among the besRead more
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Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine - Sunset

$$$$·Vegan·
Sunset District
1 review
Loving Hut, a fast-growing chain of vegan fast food restaurants, has locations across the globe including several in the Bay Area. The San Francisco venue is one of the best restauRead more
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