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San Francisco is part of the Bay Area’s historical farm-to-table movement and at the forefront of mindful living, so it’s no surprise the city is home to a variety of vegetarian restaurants. The eateries here go beyond açai bowls and green juices, serving up Asian-fusion dishes, plant-based burgers and meatless Mexican cuisine.
Founded in 1979, Greens Restaurant is an upscale vegetarian eatery, situated along the water in Fort Mason. At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Greens Restaurant is a mainstay of the vegetarian food scene not only in San Francisco but in the whole of the United States. With picture-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands and a sustainable, organic wine menu, this is the spot for sophisticated vegetarian fare while in San Francisco.
While not entirely a vegetarian restaurant, Burma Love has an extensive menu full of veggie-friendly options like the yellow bean tofu curry and vegetarian fried rice. Burma Love is an excellent choice for Burmese food while in the Mission, especially if your party includes some omnivores.
If there’s one place where vegan food prospers, it is in San Francisco. Nourish Café is 100 percent plant-based, with smoothie bowls, toasts, salads and juices. With one location in Nob Hill and one in Richmond District, this is an excellent spot for wholesome, health-focused choices. But be sure to come early on weekends when the post-workout brunch crowds line up for their açai bowls.
This article is an updated version of a story created by Natalie Savio.