The Best Vegan Restaurants in San Diego

A Guide for Herbivores

The increasing popularity of plant-based cuisine has made dining out on a vegan diet easier than ever. Instead of navigating menus and making endless special requests, you can enjoy an abundance of dishes at the best vegan restaurants in San Diego, all accessible from The Dana on Mission Bay.

Plant Power Fast Food

For a quick bite, head to this friendly counter service spot in Ocean Beach. The menu is packed with vegan versions of fast food favorites, from crispy “chicken” sandwiches to chili “cheese” fries.

Location: 2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107


Evolution Fast Food is another quick and easy eatery. In addition to a drive-thru option, this restaurant offers grab-and-go goodies, a selection of raw foods, fresh smoothies and shakes, and more.

Location: 2965 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103


Hit up this hip spot for vegan fare in a quirky-cool atmosphere. Menu highlights include char grilled seitan skewers, beer batter palm tacos, and cookie dough truffles, all served alongside creative cocktails and local craft beers.

Location: 1503 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102

Nomad Donuts

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Nomad Donuts in North Park. Although not exclusively vegan, they do offer a number of non-dairy options. Get here early for the best selection of their fresh and delicious pastries.

Location: 3102 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Cafe Gratitude

The San Diego outpost of this LA favorite offers a 100% organic menu packed with whimsy, featuring dishes with names like Humble (an Indian curry bowl) and Glorious (a blackened tempeh Caesar wrap).

Location: 1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 9210

Ranchos Cochina

Ranchos Cochina in North Park is known for its impressive selection of vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian options. Plus, they make their sauces, rice, beans, and tortillas without any animal by-products.

Location: 3910 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Trilogy Sanctuary & Cafe

Venture north to La Jolla and check out Trilogy Sanctuary & Cafe. Beyond its culinary offerings, this wellness center features an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, spiritual counseling, a boho boutique, and more.

Location: 7650 Girard Ave #400, La Jolla, CA 92037

Feel like staying in? Inquire about vegan options at Firefly Eatery & Bar, offering delicious indoor and al fresco dining at The Dana on Mission Bay.