Just across the bridge from San Francisco and a short drive from Berkeley, Oakland is home to several completely vegan restaurants as well as a huge selection of eateries with excellent vegan options. From the all-vegan café and bakery Timeless Coffee to the hearty soul food restaurant Souley Vegan, you’ll find lots of sinfully delicious delights that you are sure to love. Click here to view the printable PDF guide.
Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
1301 Franklin Street
Vietnamese food with a wide selection of mock meats. Open for lunch and dinner.
Layonna Vegetarian Health Food Market
443 8th Street
Small mock-meat specialty grocery store where many local eateries and consumers source their vegan meat products.
1116 Franklin Street
Chinese vegetarian restaurant with vegan meat options that are hand-made at the restaurant.
Pepples Donut Farm
6037 San Pablo Avenue
Vegan donut shop with classic fluffy donuts, cake donuts and fritters. They also serve an amazing vegan brunch.
4001 Linden Street
Organic macrobiotic restaurant with three menu options that are changed daily (Full, Moderate and Simple). Meals with no seasoning or salt are available.
Soul food restaurant with man ‘n’ cheese, southern fried tofu and more. Their food is consciously created without GMOs or refined sugars. Catering available.
4252 Piedmont Avenue
Vegan café with baked goods, chocolates, daily lunch specials and a rotating Sunday vegan brunch.
3265 Lakeshore Avenue
Vegetarian pizzeria and bakery co-op with vegan soups, breads, muffins and scones.
Juice and smoothie shop with fresh vegetable juices and creamy vegan smoothies.
Encuentro Café and Wine Bar
202 Second St., 94607
Gourmet wine and tapas bar with upscale vegan options. Excellent vegan cheese plate.
No No Burger
Location coming in 2014
The best vegan burgers on the planet. Find them at farmer’s markets and special events.
4214 Piedmont Avenue
National frozen yogurt chain with a vegan soybean flavor. Self serve with lots of topping options.
388 Grand Avenue
This fine-dining popup restaurant is open 5 nights a week at Kitchen 388. They feature inventive vegan dishes crafted from fresh, local, and mostly organic ingredients. Menu.
Barney’s Gourmet Burgers
4162 Piedmont Avenue
Award-winning restaurant with several vegan burgers, falafels, and salads.
366 Grand Avenue
Ethiopian restaurant with a delicious veggie combo platter.
Holy Land Falafel
677 Rand Avenue
Falafel shop with great vegan options.
400 40th Street
Mac-and-cheese restaurant with delicious vegan mac baked with you choice of add-ins and topped with bread crumbs.
2204 Broadway, Oakland
Sandwich shop with a vast vegan menu. Orange breaded “chicken,” award-winning vegan meatballs, and more.
Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub
536 Lake Park Ave.
Unique pizza and calzones with house-made vegan ricotta cheese. Veggie sausage available.
3236 Grand Ave., 94610
Thai restaurant with extensive vegan options and mock meats like seitan satay.
400 15th St., 94612
Downtown Oakland diner with several specials like tofu scramble and vegan pulled-pork sandwiches.
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café
1805 Telegraph Ave., 94612
Diner with clearly labeled vegan options like tofu scramble and buffalo wings.
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
5801 College Ave., 94618
Award-winning Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Daiya vegan cheese is available and the whole wheat crusts are vegan.
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 Berkeley vegan restaurant guides!