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
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!
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!
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.
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!
5912 College Avenue
This high-end vegan gourmet restaurant was born in San Francisco and more recently opened in Berkeley, California. They serve exquisite dishes, drinks, and desserts made from locally-sourced produce. Dine inside in their romantic dimly lit space, or outdoors in their elegant backyard patio. The perfect splurge for date nights and celebrations.
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. This is a must-visit if you’re in town!
2965 College Avenue
This popular vegan bakery and cafe first opened on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, and was so hoppin’ that they expanded to Berkeley. You’ll find a mind-boggling ever-changing array of vegan baked goods—both savory and sweet. We’re talkin’ cakes, cookies, croissants, cupcakes, donuts, danishes, custom-crafted chocolates, pesto rolls, frittatas, pizzas, and so much more. They serve their own line of house-roasted coffee drinks, and have breakfast, brunch, and lunch specials regularly. You can also turn to them for your vegan birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and any other celebratory cake needs.