The Bay Area offers one of the most vegan-friendly food scenes in the country. The plentiful vegan restaurants in San Francisco and beyond produce all types of cuisine, from Chinese to Mexican and desserts. Staying away from animal products, vegan restaurants use plenty of vegetables, fruits, and delicious plant-based meat substitutes. Everyone, including meat lovers, can find something delicious at these vegan restaurants; you may even forget that you are eating vegan!
While many restaurants in downtown Palo Alto boast hour-long waits for dinner and interiors that could also function as art galleries, Garden Fresh is a great find with its outdoor string lights, small yet functional interior, and friendly wait staff. While meat lovers may need some convincing to try the entirely vegan ‘Veggie Ham’ or ‘Orange Veggie Chicken’, eating at Garden Fresh will surprise even the most seasoned of steak lovers. The restaurant has an extensive menu, including vegan prawns, and the service is quick and pleasant. Garden Fresh also has two locations in Mountain View.