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Mar 24, 2011 08:33 PM

Casual VEGETERIAN lunch (dine-in or take out) places in FiDi and SOMA?

Can you please suggest some good vegetarian take out or dine-in places in and around financial district and south of market in SF?

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  1. Are you looking for a vegetarian only restaurant or a restaurant that also serves vegetarian dishes? I ask because a vast majority of the good restaurants/take out places in SoMa and FiDi serve multiple vegetarian dishes.

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    1. re: shellshock24

      The only actual vegetarian restaurant I can think of near the FiDi is Enjoy, which is one of those Chinese places that serves soy "meat."

      Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant
      839 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

    2. How far South of Market? It's a huge area.

      Off the top of my head:
      Whole Foods on 4th and Harrison has a great salad bar, Darwin Cafe has delicious salads and 1-2 veggie sandwiches every day, good salads and veggie empanadas at Epicenter Cafe, Chaat Cafe, pizza and pasta at Pazzia

      Closer to Market and 2nd: the kim bop at John's snack shop are super and cheap. I always like the veggie options at Arabi in Rincon Center.

      Pazzia Restaurant
      337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      Cafe Chaat
      320 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      John's Snack and Deli
      40 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      101 Spear St # 222, San Francisco, CA

      764 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      Darwin Cafe
      212 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107

      1. So I'm a bit late, but still maybe useful to the OP. Maybe too far north, but YoYo does a pretty tasty array of noodle dishes, most of them veg/vegan. Super cheap, too. I also occasionally enjoy a veg burrito at the San Buena taco truck that parks on that same block. And of course there's always Mixt if you don't mind the wait or mediocre ingredients. Hit up Naked Lunch (probably way too far north) if you want an amazing veg sandwich.

        318 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111

        naked lunch
        504 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. How casual?

            I just realized my current favorite "go to" lunch is vegetarian: soup/half sandwich combo of southwestern corn chowder and half a hummus wrap at SF Soup Company. They have multiple vegetarian options and everything is marked (so you don't have to ask if the soup has an animal stock base). I think my favorite falafel wrap is still Oasis Grill on Drumm (plus, they have the *nicest* people there who remember me even when I haven't been in for months).

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            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              Ditto what Ruth said about Oasis Grill. Tasty food, inexpensive, friendly service. And she is right, they always remember me too. They do catering and my office is a block away so when we have a strict budget, Oasis always comes through with something that is substantial enough for everyone but not too pricey.

              Oasis Grill
              2114 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                I third Oasis Grill. Mohammed remembers everyone. I ran into him in the Richmond District one time and he went out of his way to say hello. Plus, I love my usual order of "falafel wrap, spicy!"