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The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in San Francisco

With its temperate climate and year-round growing seasons, San Francisco is considered a mecca for vegans. What else would you expect from a city with access to some of the world's greatest produce? But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to vegan sushi bars, rustic Italian spots to airy brasseries—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best restaurants with vegan options around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

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The OpenTable Team
11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:La Ciccia, Otoro Sushi, Bluestem Restaurant & Market
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Japanese, Californian
Neighborhoods:Noe Valley, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Downtown / Union Square
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La Ciccia

$$$$
Italian
Noe Valley
4.7
2515 reviews
A quaint eatery owned by a married couple who enjoys living and working together to create amazing food combinations, La Ciccia offers an extensive wine list as well as an array of Italian foods which to pair them with. With a chef is committed to using the freshest ingredients from his native island, Sardinia, they proudly prepare dishes that traditional earthy flavors with various types of seafood and other Sardinian cuisines. No matter if you are craving pasta, appetizers, or any other Italian food, there will be a variety of vegan-friendly options to pick from. Although this place is not exclusively vegan, it offers an unparalleled dining experience which everyone who visits it seems to enjoy.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Otoro Sushi

$$$$
Japanese
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.6
863 reviews
Offering drink options such as sake, wine, and more, Otoro Sushi is perfect for those who like vegan food but don't mind eating at a non-vegan location. Select from their array of sushi, appetizers, and more, no matter if you want a quick snack or a full meal, Otor Sushi has some vegan-friendly options especially for you. If you are seeking a more traditional meal or wish to switch it up by trying some new things, Otoro Sushi is here to serve you.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Bluestem Restaurant & Market

$$$$
Californian
Downtown / Union Square
4.2
2228 reviews
Serving an array of fresh, flavorful dishes, tasty wines, signature cocktails and more, Bluestem offers a wide array of foods and desserts. Focusing on sustainability in addition to satisfying every customer, although this restaurant does serve meat, they use only organic, grass-fed animals as well as total-animal utilization. Also, serving an array of yummy vegan-friendly options, those who frequent Bluestem do so because they love their environment as well as their love for our environment.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Firefly Restaurant

$$$$
American
Noe Valley
4.8
2534 reviews
A restaurant that has been in existence for over 25 years, Firefly offers a variety of vegan and non-vegan entrees for customers of all kinds. With a goal of continuously providing customers with tasty, innovative food creations all in a sustainable environment, Firefly promises to supply its customers with dining experience as great as the food itself. Serving delicious wines to pair with their array of food fusions, Firefly is a great location for vegans who have non-vegan friends.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$
Mexican
Mission District
4.4
1234 reviews
A vegan Mexican restaurant offering an array of flavorful combinations you'll grow to crave, Gracias Madre one of the top vegan restaurants in the area. A nod to the divine feminine, one of the goals of this restaurant is to literally help raise the vibration on the planet. Focusing on providing flavorful meals while also remaining sustainable, customers come for the meals but stay for the amazing atmosphere and outstanding customer service. Serving only organic, plant-based, non-GMO Mexican food, Gracias Madre was created in order to fill a void in the food marketplace. With a deep love of healthy food and living, Gracias Madre hopes to continue to create and serve highly flavorful Mexican dishes that are not only vegan but also filling.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Zuni Cafe

$$$$
Modern European
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
4.6
6749 reviews
Founded in 1979 by Billy West, Zuni Cafe is a restaurant that focuses on using seasonal organic ingredients while serving traditional dishes from France and Italy. Virtually all the meats used here are organic and sustainable, and, of course, they offer a variety of vegan-friendly meal options. No matter if you are seeking brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert, you can enjoy a healthy meal at Zuni Cafe.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Garibaldi's on Presidio

$$$$
Californian
Presidio Heights
4.6
2061 reviews
Known as a trendy, stylish spot with a clubby feel, Garibaldis on Presidio Boulevard offers an extensive menu that has been satisfying customers of all kinds for the 22-years it has been in business. Offering tasty wines, a full bar, and extensive menu, no matter if you want to have a drink alone or a full dinner with friends, you will find what you need at Garibaldis on Presidio Boulevard. Serving lunch and dinner, diners delete in unique dishes such as their heirloom tomato sandwich and their risotto croquettes. The perfect place for the adventurous vegan, you will come for the food and stay for the amazing vibes and delicious drinks to boot.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Lupa Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Noe Valley
4.7
880 reviews
A restaurant that focuses on using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients above all, Lupa Trattoria serves meat but also has a variety of vegan-friendly meals. Serving a variety of appetizers, pasta, soups, and more, Lupa Trattoria can accommodate everything from vegans to avid meat eaters.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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North Beach Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
North Beach
4.7
2633 reviews
Serving an array of meal options "from the heart of Tuscany", North Beach Restaurant prepares their meals with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Offering lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks, and more, no matter if you want a quick snack or a full meal, there are plenty of vegan-friendly options for you to select from.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Kokkari Estiatorio

$$$$
Mediterranean
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.9
7734 reviews
Created based on the notion of philoxenia, which is loosely translated as the art of making a stranger into a friend, Kokkari Estiatorio was named after a small fishing village on the island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. Offering an extensive menu filled with fresh food combinations of all kinds, no matter if you are vegan or a seafood lover, this place just may be perfect for you.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Sessions at the Presidio

$$$$
Californian
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.5
1469 reviews
A restaurant that focuses on serving small, flavorful plates for sharing, Sessions at the Presidio prides itself on serving locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Also offering over 100 different craft beers, this place is great for friends who want to share their meals or just a few beers and laughs.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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