With the recent results released by the World Health Organization linking processed meat consumption with increased risk of cancer, it seems a good time to share my personal list of vegan and vegan friendly restaurants. There have been quite a few new restaurants opening in the San Diego area as well as new discoveries (Cafe Gratitude, Purple Mint, Civico 1845, Trilogy Sanctuary). I’ve tried most, but not all. My favorites to date are Cafe Gratitude, Evolution, Native Foods, Plumeria, Purple Mint, and Trilogy.
Bamboo Thai in La Mesa. has mock meat options. good prices
Cafe Gratitude in little Italy. Unique Zen-like experience. all vegan.
Chipotle – sofrita burrito with tofu
Civico 1845 – 1845 India st. has a full vegan sub menu.
Eureka! Beet and kidney Patty on burgers. 4353 la Jolla village dr in UTC
Evolution fast food 2949 5th Ave.
Himalayan Cuisine 7918 El Cajon. Nepalese fare with vegan options.
Jyoti-Bihanga 3351 Adams Ave. 11 AM
Loving Hut. Low cost, cafeteria style. chain. El Cajon Blvd.
Moncai university & 31st recommended by Charles
Native Foods – 3 locations. All vegan. Robust menu. Oatmeal cream cookie!
Peace pies: 4230 Voltaire st.
Plumeria on Park Blvd. Excellent Thai. Vegan except for desserts.
Pokez – Potato burrito
Purple Mint on mission gorge. Vegetarian bistro. mostly vegan. good prices.
Ranchos cocina 3910 30th St. Vegan options. 8 AM
Ranchos Mexican and vegetarian cuisine: 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
Sammy’s pizza. Red Quinoa salad. Vegan cheese on pizza.
Sipz fusion Café 3914 30th St. Veggie and some vegan. 11 AM
Stephanie’s bakery 4879 Voltaire St.
Tamarind Thai Restaurant in La Mesa. 7970 University Ave. Suite #310
Tao Vietnamese Japanese cuisine menu 3332 Adams Ave. Lunch and dinner.
Trilogy sanctuary 7550 girard ave #400, La Jolla. All vegan
True Foods. Fashion Valley Mall near cheesecake factory. 619 810-2929. Vegan friendly. pricey.
Veggie Grill – UTC, fast casual eatery
Yard house– Vegan Gardein options, a bit noisy