Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Mar 1, 2009 07:42 PM

Vegan Visitor from Down Under

I'm an omnivore so I'm requesting vegan foodie assistance. A friend from Victoria arrives next month and I'm wondering where we should eat. (He is a very good sport, we met in west africa and ate nothing but couscous&sauce, pasta&sauce and sauce was tomato and onion....)

greens (for the ambience+food), cafe gratitude (I've never been quite able to deal with the pretension...I'm sure Melbourne has something similar)

What's bay area vehgan special? Suggestions please!



  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: rahir

      One good vegan bet not mentioned on those threads is Weird Fish in the Mission. Featuring both real and vegan faux fish, Weird Fish is a solid bet for lunch and dinner are also solid. They also make a mean brunch featuring both real eggs and tofu scrambles.

      Weird Fish
      2193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    2. If you can make it to Napa, you will have a wonderful experience at Ubuntu. The restaurant is vegetarian, not vegan, but there are always many vegan selections.

      1 Reply
      1. re: milklady

        I second Ubuntu. I believe the chef calls it a "vegetable" rather than vegetarian restaurant. They can make many choices vegan, there is lots to choose from, and it is absolutely delicious. Even an omnivore won't miss their meat.

      2. The Plant (Formerly Lettus, Marina District): Lots of vegan choices, cool neighborhood, worth the visit. Great vegan (and non-vegan) dessert options.

        Dosa (Mission district or Pac Heights): great non-traditional Indian food. Formerly one of the Chronicle's top 10 restaurants.

        Nicer options:
        Millennium (Downtown/Tenderloin): amazing all vegan place. Absolutely worth doing.

        Second for Ubuntu in Napa.

        3 Replies
        1. re: bergersworth

          Thanks for all of the suggestions, Have always wanted to try Ubuntu so maybe we'll take a field trip

          1. Um, let me try that link one more time.

            The Plant Cafe
            3352 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123

            1. re: bergersworth

              On the cheap list, Dosa's competitoy, Udupi Palace is also great! (Better dosas here, better sauces there, non-veg options @ Dosa.)