The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Greens Restaurant, Tuba Restaurant, Gracias Madre - SF
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Vegetarian / Vegan, Turkish, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio, Mission District
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,820 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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. Original chef Deborah Mad...

Read more
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability
Experiences available
View Experiences

Tuba Restaurant

$$$$·Turkish·
Mission District
962 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

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 scratch. Gayot review...

Read more
Neighbourhood Gem in San Francisco

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission District
1,197 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies

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 the San Francisco venu...

Read more
Mexican in San Francisco Bay Area

Roti Indian Bistro - San Francisco

$$$$·Indian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
1,251 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic

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, all prepared using fres...

Read more
Indian in San Francisco Bay Area

Spiazzo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Forest Hill / West Portal
991 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual

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 wine list lengthy and...

Read more

bota tapas and paella bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown / Union Square
637 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Romance

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 of the Spanish cheese ...

Read more

Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Room

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,311 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music

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 include meat and seafood o...

Read more
Experiences available
View Experiences

ZINO

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Berkeley
239 reviews
  • Authentic

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 offers craft brews fro...

Read more
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Mantra India

$$$$·Indian·
Mountain View
242 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic

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 include ample vegetari...

Read more
Indian in San Francisco Bay Area

The Star

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Oakland
589 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food

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 Area for vegetarians ...

Read more
Group Bookings in San Francisco Bay Area

True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto

$$$$·American·
Palo Alto
2,540 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 nationwide. Palto Al...

Read more
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area

Little Star Solano

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Albany
328 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Bar Seating

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 inviting dining space w...

Read more
Brunch in East Bay

True Food Kitchen - Walnut Creek

$$$$·American·
Walnut Creek
2,487 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

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 strictly vegetarian. Vega...

Read more
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area

La Pizzeria - Campbell

$$$$·Italian·
Campbell
212 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays

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 and antipasti, with a n...

Read more
Neighbourhood Gem in San Jose / Silicon Valley

Ajanta Restaurant

$$$$·Indian·
Berkeley
1,008 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Organic

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 cuisines from all over...

Read more
Indian in San Francisco Bay Area
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability