Top 10 Plant-Based Take Out Options in San Francisco

Plantie Picks

Smoking Gun Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A “smoking gun” usually refers to incontrovertible evidence in a trial.  We’re willing to bet that if you give this Cabernet a...

Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino

An award-winning Brunello that just keeps getting better! On the nose, ripe red fruits, violets, licorice, herbs and tobacco, with hints of...

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon N.V.

An excellent bold Napa Cab that has a perfect balance of tannins and acidity, resulting in a smooth, rich drinkability.  Vanilla and...

These days, there is no shortage of take-out options for people who prefer plant-based foods. Vegetarians and vegans will be delighted with the different variety of choices on offer in the beautiful city of San Francisco. From Japanese faux sushi to Mexican plant delights there is a plentiful smorgasbord of plant-based specialties. Here is a rundown of the top ten plant-based take out options in San Francisco.

1. Shizen

shizen-plant-based-restaurant
Shizen San Francisco Facebook Page

This is a fully vegan sushi bar and izakaya (a bar) with the best things that Japanese cuisine has to offer in plant-based options. Shizen combines sushi techniques with shojin ryori (A diet used by Japanese Buddhist monks that has no animal products). The menu is varied and affordable. From ramen, salads to sushi, and soups there is a great selection of meat-free food choices on offer.

Address: 370 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

2. Gracias Madre

gracia-madre-plant-based-restaurant
Alex T | Yelp

Feeling like Mexican for dinner tonight? Hop over to Gracias Madre, a Mexican specialty eatery with their own organic farm named the Be Love Farm in Pleasant Valley, California. Their cheese and milk are made from nuts, and they use non-GMO, organic heirloom corn when making tortillas and tamales. Try their Bowl Uno for $16 with black beans, tempeh chorizo, guacamole, topped with cashew cheese and pepitas. They also have a bar. 

Address: 2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

3. Nourish Cafe

nourish-cafe-plant-based-restaurant
Nourish Cafe Facebook Page

A 100% plant-based cafe that uses organic whole foods, and non-GMO ingredients in its meal preparations. You can even order online for home delivery or pick up. They have two branches in San Francisco, one located at 189 6th Avenue and the other at 1030 Hyde Street. Try a Warrior Bowl with spinach, carrots, cabbage, zucchini, sprouted beans, avocado and topped with a burger patty made with quinoa and black bean or try one of their nutrient-rich smoothies with an added protein boost.

Address: 2 Locations in San Francisco: 189 6th Avenue & 1030 Hyde Street

Related Article: Top 10 Plant-Based Restaurants in London

4. Green Restaurant

green-restaurant
Pol Bacquet | Tripadvisor

This diner has a take-out option known as ‘Greens to Go’ and boasts spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marine Headlands. This place is recommended in the Michelin Guides and has been referred to as one of the best U.S. restaurants by Zagats (a guide to the best restaurants). The eatery opened in 1979 and has its own farm called Green Gulch Farm located in Marine County. Try their Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad or a Healthy Peanut Noodle Salad. There is also a dessert menu and children’s menu on offer – all meat-free.

Address: 2 Marina Blvd A, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

5. VeganBurg San Francisco

VeganBurg was created in 2010. Their mission is to “inspire and excite the world to choose a plant-based diet as a means of plant restoration.” They have a dine-in, take out, and catering service available. All their burgers are meat-free and 100% plant-based. Try a Smoky BBQ Burger or an Avocado Beetroot Burger. There are gourmet dips, desserts, and beverages available, along with sidekicks such as vegan bacon, seaweed fries, and rainbow salad.

Address: 1466 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

6. Kasa Indian Eatery

According to their website, Kasa was born from “a burning desire to get San Francisco hopelessly hooked on to vibrant Indian flavors, colors, and culture.” The Indian inspired menu aims to delight. Select from a Thali Plate at $13.95 which includes basmati rice, daal lentils, salad, raita, chutney, roti, two entrees and serves more than one person. There are well-priced Kati rolls, Indian drinks, salads, and filling snacks.

Address: Castro SF: 4001 18th St, Polk SF: 1356 Polk St

Related Article: The Top 10 Plant-Based Delivery Services

7. The Flying Falafel

They have two stores in San Francisco- one located on Sutter Street and the other on Market Street. The Flying Falafel, as the name suggests, focuses on falafel-based dishes. Try a Hummus Bowl for $7.95 or one of their Protein Platters for more than one person.

Address: 1051 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

8. Wildseed

vegan-restaurant-wildseed
Wildseed San Francisco Facebook Page

From vegan bowls to corn cakes, salads, pizzas, brunch, and frittatas, there is a selective and eclectic menu available at the Wildseed. According to their website, the venue offers “a menu of seasonal, California cuisine with global flavors and techniques that highlight the high-quality ingredients found in the Bay Area.”

Address: 2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

9. Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant

amanda-fuara-vegetarian-restaurant
Sanskruti K. | Yelp

The menu offers lunch, dinner, and brunch options. Of all the places on this list, it has one of the largest menus on offer. Soups, salads, wraps, baked potatoes, and much more. An Ananda Bowl is available for $10.50

Address: 1298 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Related Article: The Six Best Sources of Plant-Based Protein

10. Millennium Restaurant

plant-based-millennium-restaurant
Matthieu C.| Yelp

A pricier take out option than most other places on this list, the Millennium offers gourmet and specialized meals such as the Sunchoke-Potato Rosti for $24.95 and Parsnip Okonomiyaki for $21.95. Their menu is limited but impressive.

Address: 5912 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, United States

Featured

Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in Veganuary (And How to Thrive Plant-Based Year-Round)

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you've heard of Veganuary — and if not, don't worry. That's why we're here. 

Year-End Self Reflections for Each Zodiac Sign

It’s that time of year. We’ve planned holiday celebrations, flipped our calendars one last time, and can’t help but look back on...

This 7 Minute Yoga Routine Eases The Symptoms Of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you fall victim to the winter blues when the temperature plummets, or it’s dark and dreary outside? You’re not alone. In...

How to Practice Self-Care During Each Lunar Phase

If you pay attention to astrology in the slightest—or, well, use any social media platforms—you’ve probably heard people talk about the moon’s...

5 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Beat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is full of cheer, joy, togetherness, delicious meals and traditions. Still, it’s quite easy to get caught up in...

More For You