#10 San Francisco and Bay Area
Aside from its quintessential Victorian-meets-modern architecture, steep hills, picturesque views, and cable cars, food is one of the many reasons why people fall in love with San Francisco. There are over 38 fully-vegan places within the San Francisco metropolis, as well as a highly progressive attitude towards vegan culture here.
The city is home to some of the west’s best Asian vegan food, including phenomenal Japanese vegan restaurant Cha Ya, serving elegantly presented rice and noodle bowls, vegetable tempura and other Japanese favorites, and Shizen Vegan Sushi, serving gorgeously presented vegan sushi. For less expensive fare, Golden Era Vegan Vietnamese Restaurant has been a local favorite for many years, and Loving Hut is also popular. If you are craving more Latin American-influenced food in a lively atmosphere, Pena Pachamama serves outstanding Bolivian/Peruvian/Latin American food with live entertainment, and Gracias Madre has some of the world’s finest Mexican vegan food. For a quick delicious salad/sandwich combo or a healthy dessert, Nourish Cafe’s two locations are excellent choices. If you’re after coffee, all San Francisco area cafes offer a soy/almond milk option as far as we know. Over the bridge in Oakland, the memorable San Francisco upscale vegan American fusion restaurant Millennium recently reopened, and Souley Vegan is also a favorite for soul food. Timeless Coffee Roasters and Bakery has outstanding cakes and pastries. In Berkeley, there’s the Butcher’s Son, a vegan deli serving sandwiches and meats/cheeses to go, and Cinnaholic, with their famously adorned vegan cinnamon rolls. With over 199 veg-friendly listings in the San Francisco Bay area to choose from, zipping around on a cable car while navigating the HappyCow app is sure to be a memorable treat!