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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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