Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco: 9 Best Options from Casual to Fancy

Are you looking for the best vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco? My list includes 9 of the most popular options in the city.

Vegetarian Dumplings from a restaurant in San Francisco.

They range from casual options to those with gorgeous views around the SF Bay.

1. Green's Restaurant

Green's is one of the first places I think of when I want only vegetarian options. They offer a creative menu with options such as Mesquite Grilled Brochettes, Mediterranean Salad, and (one of my favs) the Indian Sampler.

Also, not only is it a gorgeous restaurant inside the Fort Mason Center but it sits along the waterfront and has great views of SF Bay. If you get there at just the right time, you can also watch the sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

In addition to the amazing views, they have some of the best vegetarian cuisine in SF. The menu changes with the seasons and the portions are the perfect size, so you will not leave hungry.

Average Price: Most menu items are between $15 and $26

Address: Fort Mason, Building A

District: Marina

2. Loving Hut

The Loving Hut is another great find. It's one of the best budget-friendly vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco. You will find it in the Westfield Shopping Center. They feature mainly Asian dishes from seaweed tofu soup to Chinese Broccoli Delight.

Their portions are large, and you will get plenty to eat for your day of touring San Francisco.

Average Price: Most dishes are between $7.50 and $9.50

Address: 865 Market Street

District: Union Square

3. Thai Idea Vegetarian

One of my favorite Thai and vegetarian restaurants is Thai Idea Vegetarian. Located in the Civic Center District, this authentic Thai restaurant offers everything you would expect from a Thai restaurant including curry, pan fried noodles, fried rice, and several other entrees.

Some of my favorites here include the garlic & pepper over steamed veggies, the Panang curry, and the Pad Kee Mow. The price is also right with most dishes coming in around $10 each.

Average Price: Most dishes are $9.99 with a few at $10.99

Address: 710 Polk Street

District: Civic Center District

4. The Plant | Cafe Organic

The Planet Cafe Organic is a great choice for vegetarians. They offer all organic produce and most of their menu focuses on vegetarian options.

They currently have three locations in San Francisco with a few more in the works. The downtown and Marina locations serve only breakfast and lunch, while the Pier 3 location also offers dinner.

Their menu includes both contemporary California dishes as well as Asian specialties. It's the perfect place for vegetarians that are traveling with non-vegetarians.

Average Price: Breakfast is around $7.50 to $10 for sandwiches and other dishes, Lunch meals are around $12 to $18, Dinner meals range from $12 to $24 each


Address: 101 California

District: Financial District


Address: 3352 Steiner Street

District: Marina

5. Udupi Palace

Udupi Palace is my favorite vegetarian Indian restaurant in SF. They serve up South Indian cuisine and are famous for their dosas. I also love their curries and their vegetable biryani. Their dishes are also well priced at $7.95 to $12.95 for each dish.

Average Price: $7.95 to $12.95 per dish

Address: 1007 Valencia Street

District: Mission

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More Top Vegetarian Restaurants in San Francisco

6. Ananda Fuara: Civic Center, 1298 Market Street, $10 to $17 per meal

7. Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant: Chinatown, 839 Kearny Street, $7 to $16 per plate

8. Curry Up Now: Mission, 659 Valencia Street, $6 to $12 for each plate

9. Cha-Ya: Mission, 762 Mission, $5 to $12 per dish

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Other Pages to Explore

The Perfect Day in San Francisco: Are you visiting SF but only have a day or two to explore? If so, then check out my perfect day in San Francisco itinerary. It allows you to see as much as possible in a short period of time.

Food Festivals: If you love to sample a variety of foods, then check out these top food festivals in San Francisco. At each one, you will get the chance to savor the best local cuisines as well as meet with the chefs and mingle with other food lovers.

25 Fun SF Facts: Are you curious about San Francisco's history or love hearing more about it? If so, you will love this page. It will answer many questions about Alcatraz Island, the Gold Rush, and more.

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