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My sister is visiting from out of town. She is vegetarian (but not vegan). She does not eat seafood.

Can anyone recommend a good place for a vegetarian meal in San Francisc? We will not be going West of Twin Peaks, so this would be limited to the downtown area, Russian Hill, North Beach, Union Square, and thereabouts. I want to stay out of the Tenderloin and Civic Center areas. She eats a lot of Chinese food at home, so I would prefer other cuisines here.

It's OK if the restaurant has meat dishes, as long as it also has good vegetarian options.

I am already considering return trips to Greens (which she has been to several times), Millennium, and Fleur de Lys and I am aware of Source, Herbivore, and Cafe Gratitude. I just want to make sure I'm not missing any other good veggie option.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Ananda-Fuara

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    Ananda-Fuara Vegetarian
    1298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    1. La Folie - high end French with a vegetarian tasting menu; Atelier Crenn in the Marina will also do a vegetarian menu
      Saha - Middle Eastern

      Are you ruling out the Mission?
      Minako - Japanese
      Udupi Palace- South Indian

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      La Folie
      2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

      Atelier Crenn
      3127 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94123

      1. If you are willing to travel to Napa, I think that the consensus is that Ubuntu is the best in the larger area.

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        Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
        1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

        1. Plant Cafe on Embarcadero.

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          Plant Cafe
          Pier 3, San Francisco, CA

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          1. re: morningbun

            Thanks! That will be perfect for lunch. I knew there was at least one place I had forgotten about. Much appreciated.

          2. Barbacco has some great vegetarian dishes. If you're up for leaving SF, Encuentro in Oakland.

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            Barbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            Encuentro Cafe & Wine Bar
            202 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607