Berkeley Vegan Restaurant Guide

Berkeley has an amazing assortment of vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants which we've gathered together in this guide.
Last Updated: December 11, 2015

Berkeley is packed with vegan eateries, most of which are clustered around the UC Berkeley campus. This guide highlights the top vegan-friendly restaurants in the city. Open a printable PDF version here.


Cafe Gratitude
1730 Shattuck Avenue
Healthy vegan restaurant with mostly raw entrees, grain bowls and raw desserts.

Cha Ya
1686 Shattuck Avenue
Japanese restaurant with artful sushi, soups, noodle bowls and more.

2132 Oxford Street
Gourmet vegan cinnamon roll shop. Choose from a wide variety of frosting flavors and toppings like cookie dough! Top it off with some vegan soft serve.

3031 Adeline Street
Mexican vegan restaurant with authentic tamales, taquitos, enchiladas and more. Catering is available.

2451 Shattuck Avenue
Bay Area staple with a vast menu touching many cultures. The soy chicken shawarma is a must-try!

Nature’s Express
1823 Solano Avenue
Healthy “fast food” made with fresh ingredients. House-made burgers, collard wraps, mac-and-cheese, superfood juices and more.

Republic of V
1624 University Avenue
Vegan boutique with specialty food items, cruelty-free makeup, clothing, accessories and more.

Sanctuary Bistro
1019 Camelia Street
Fine-dining bistro serving vegan and gluten-free food made using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. 

Source Mini
1511 Shattuck Avenue
Take-out restaurant serving “meat” filled sandwiches, beet burgers, buffalo bites, pastries and more. Nearby outdoor seating is available.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Saturn Cafe
2175 Allston Way
Trendy diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tofu scramble, burgers, salads and more. They make the best vegan shakes in town!

Udupi Palace
1901 University Avenue
Indian vegetarian restaurant.

Vegan-Friendly Options

Berkeley Bowl
920 Heinz Avenue
2020 Oregon Street
Independent grocery store with the best produce selection in the Bay Area. Wide variety of natural foods and vegan items.

Bobby G’s Pizzeria
2072 University Avenue
Casual pizzeria with vegan cheese, meat and caesar salads.

2399 Telegraph Avenue
Ice cream sandwich shop with several vegan ice cream and fresh baked cookie options.

2200 Oxford Street
Northern California foodie favorite serving artisan food inspired by local farmers with tremendous class and attention to detail.

Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub
4799 Telegraph Avenue
Unique pizza and calzones with homemade vegan ricotta cheese.

Whole Foods Market
3000 Telegraph Ave
Natural foods store with a wide variety of vegan options. Look for Daiya cheese at the sandwich bar and pizza station.


While this guide covers the best-of-the-best vegan options in Oakland, remember that most Chinese, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican and Middle Eastern restaurants have delicious vegan options. Never be afraid to ask the chef to make you something special!

Click the image below to view a printable PDF version of this guide. Be sure to also check out the corresponding San Francisco and Oakland vegan restaurant guides!

Berkeley Vegan Restaurant Guide