Veg out in SF: Five vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Fishless sushi. Meatless Mex. Those are unlikely culinary word pairings, indeed, and the kind that usually make up just a few items on a menu – not the entire thing. But we’re lucky to reside where such alternative cooking feats thrive a BART ride away. Whether you’re strictly a plant eater or not, eschewing meat is easy when you find the right place. Fortunately, San Francisco is blessed with plenty of esteemed vegetarian and vegan restaurants that will make even the most dedicated carnivore a convert, at least for the occasional meal out. In the mood for fine dining or casual fare? The eateries listed below know how to woo without stocking up on things that go moo.

Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya

Seaweed-laden creativity is the key at Shizen, where despite long waits, patrons return for more sushi sans the guilt.

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Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya

16th St. Mission (SF)
Gracias Madre

The Bay Area knows how to do Mexican and taquerias well, but this is the spot that’s been getting vegans to say muchos gracias in the Mission since 2009.

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Gracias Madre

16th St. Mission (SF)
Ananda Fuara

And then there was the not-so-traditional but famous tofu “neatloaf dinner” served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Ananda Fuara

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Cha-ya

Vegan Japanese food finds a home on Valencia in the Mission.

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Cha-ya

16th St. Mission (SF)
Golden Era Vegan

Vietnamese cuisine is already beloved for its typically fresh and healthy nature. Taking it all to a whole other level, Golden Era does it vegan.

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Golden Era Vegan

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)

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