Best of Vegan in Berkeley, California

Berkeley is home to tons of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and most restaurants throughout the city offer amazing vegan options! The majority of the vegan hotspots are located near Shattuck Avenue and the UC Berkeley campus, so if you’re traveling to the Bay Area, that’s a good place to stay!

The Berkeley Vegan Restaurant Guide and video below should help as you decide where to dine in this veg-friendly city. 

Vegan Restaurants in Berkeley

Cha Ya
1686 Shattuck Avenue
Cha Ya is a casual Japanese restaurant that serves incredible udon noodle soup, epic sushi rolls, noodle bowls, and other traditional Japanese dishes made vegan. The Yasai noodle soup bowl is a crowd favorite! 

Cinnaholic
2132 Oxford Street
Cinnaholic is a gourmet vegan cinnamon roll shop where you can design your own roll by choosing your flavor of frosting and toppings. You don’t want to miss this. 

Flacos
3031 Adeline Street
One of my favorites, Flacos is a casual little Mexican restaurant with delicious tamales, enchiladas, huarache, and more—all made with the yummiest vegan meat. Seating is limited so if they’re busy, you might consider ordering to-go!

Herbivore
2451 Shattuck Avenue
One of the oldest vegan restaurants in the Bay Area, Herbivore is a classy dining option with a huge menu ranging from healthy options to more indulgent treats. Their most popular dish is the soy chicken shawarma which I give two thumbs up! 

Animal Place’s Vegan Republic
1624 University Avenue
This is an all-vegan shop that carries shelf-stable and refrigerated specialty vegan foods, candy, vegan clothing and accessories, body care, cookbooks, and more. It’s a great place to go to get gifts for animal-loving friends!

Sanctuary Bistro
1019 Camelia Street
An elegant gluten-free vegan restaurant with creative dishes made from local organic ingredients and lots of love. Parking is easy! 

The Butcher’s Son
1941 University Avenue
A brand-new vegan butcher shop with house-made vegan meats and cheeses, fresh deli sandwiches, pickles, pastries, and other creative dishes. 

Vegetarian Restaurants in Berkeley

Saturn Cafe
2175 Allston Way
A fun, hip and very spacious diner with a traditional diner menu—except almost everything can be made vegan! Try the vegan peanut butter milkshake. They’re open late!

Udupi Palace
1901 University Avenue
This is an all-vegetarian Indian restaurant that is beloved in the Bay Area. Be sure to clarify that you’re vegan when ordering, and they can help point out what is vegan-friendly on the menu. They also have a location in San Francisco. 

 

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