A Search for Great Vegan Food in San Diego

Archives: Neighborhoods

Vegan Mint Meltaways
05 May 2016

Sweet Petite Confections

Sweet Petite Confections Sign   I recently had the chance to visit Sweet Petite Confections and speak with founder, Michelle Lomelin and taste some of her amazing chocolates.  The first […]

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I am Whole: Macrobiotic Bowl
29 Dec 2015

Cafe Gratitude: Vegan Friendly

LITTLE ITALY.  Cafe Gratitude is open, and if you haven’t yet eaten there, you are missing out.  It is a 100% organic, plant-based restaurant that has some of the most […]

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Vegan Lasagna
23 Jun 2015

Civico 1845: Vegan Friendly

  LITTLE ITALY.  I can’t remember the last time I ate at an Italian restaurant.  In general, Italian food just doesn’t invite vegan modifications — there are too many cream sauces, […]

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Vegan Veggie Pizza
29 Mar 2015

Cucina Urbana: Vegan Friendly

  BANKER’S HILL.  Each year I get excited about San Diego restaurant week, scouring the menus in search of vegan options.  And each year, I’m disappointed.  This time around, however, someone […]

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Vegetarian Platter
13 Jan 2015

Khyber Pass: Vegan Friendly

  HILLCREST.  It can be difficult for a restaurant to shine in Hillcrest, a neighborhood known for having excellent food options.  Khyber Pass, however, offers up tasty Afghan dishes flavored […]

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The Wrap of Zen
03 Nov 2014

Trilogy Sanctuary

Trilogy Sign   LA JOLLA.  I wandered off of Girard Avenue, wound my way through a hallway, and found the elevator.  After a short ride, I found myself on a […]

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Collection of Vegan Donuts
24 Sep 2014

Donut Panic

  MISSION VALLEY/MISSION GORGE.  Donut Panic proves that vegan donuts can absolutely compete with their non-vegan counterparts.  Located on Mission Gorge Road off of the 8, Donut Panic provides inventive […]

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Piece of vegan "Veggie Me" pizza
26 Aug 2014

NaPizza: Vegan Friendly

  LITTLE ITALY, 4S COMMONS, and OPENING SOON IN HILLCREST. I am always on the look out for places that serve vegan pizza.  After all, is there anything better than […]

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Tofu and Veggie Hong Kong Chow Fun
06 Aug 2014

OB Noodle House and Bar 1502: Vegan Friendly

  OCEAN BEACH.  OB Noodle House is something of an institution in San Diego.  Every time I’ve driven by or eaten there, the restaurant is busy.  Why is it such […]

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Vegan Hummus Plate
21 Jul 2014

Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe

  BANKER’S HILL.  I recently made my first trip to Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe.  And now I can’t wait to go back again.  It was quiet, peaceful, and […]

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Mini Cream Sandwich
27 Jun 2014

Healthy Creations: Vegan Friendly

  ENCINITAS.  I love, love, love Healthy Creations.  I stop in every time I am up in Encinitas.  They don’t have a particularly fancy menu or crazy interior decor.  So […]

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Vegan Spicy Ginger Wrap
17 Jun 2014

Swami’s Cafe: Vegan Friendly

  NORTH PARK, ENCINITAS, MIRA MESA, OCEANSIDE.  I have certainly been remiss in posting.  A trip to the east coast, a baby shower, and playing with my one and a […]

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Vegan Baja Blackened Tacos
21 May 2014

Native Foods: 100% Vegan

  POINT LOMA and ENCINITAS.  If you have never been to Native Foods, you are missing out.  It is a haven for vegans and is guaranteed to impress even habitual […]

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Brunch Plate
04 May 2014

Jyoti-Bihanga: Vegan Friendly Sunday Brunch

NORMAL HEIGHTS.  People love Sunday brunch.  This includes vegans.  Unfortunately, most restaurants rely heavily on eggs, cheese, and bacon to spice up their brunch menus.  Which is why Jyoti-Bihanga’s vegan […]

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Fried Eggplant Wrap
23 Apr 2014

Mama’s Bakery and Lebanese Deli: Vegan Friendly

  NORTH PARK.  A friend of mine recently told me about Mama’s Bakery.  I had never been, but when I heard they specialized in Lebanese food, I knew I would […]

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Vegan Cous Cous Salad
10 Apr 2014

Enoteca Style Wine Bar: Vegan Friendly

  LITTLE ITALY.  Are you bored with your lunch and dinner routine?  Perhaps, you are on auto-pilot eating uninteresting sandwiches and salads.  If so, it’s definitely time for you to […]

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Falafel, Hummus, and Rice
26 Mar 2014

Luna Grill: Vegan Friendly

  CARLSBAD, MISSION VALLEY, CARMEL VALLEY, HILLCREST, EASTLAKE, POINT LOMA, SCRIPPS-POWAY, POWAY.  San Diego county is lucky enough to be home to Luna Grill, a Near East and Mediterranean inspired […]

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Power Quinoa Salad
11 Mar 2014

Veggie Grill New Mindful Living Menu: 100% Vegan

  CARLSBAD and LA JOLLA/UTC.  Veggie Grill is pushing plant-based, whole food in an important direction – convenience.  The locations are carefully selected in high traffic areas, the service is […]

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Rama with Tofu
02 Mar 2014

Amarin Thai: Vegan Friendly

  HILLCREST.  Amarin Thai offers a wide variety of vegan appetizers, soups, entrees, and curries.  In short, it is a vegan’s paradise.  Amarin Thai is open for both lunch and […]

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Welcome to the Gulag
14 Feb 2014

Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate

GOLDEN HILL.  Looking to shake up your San Diego restaurant rotation?  Or perhaps the Sochi Olympics have made you more curious about Russian cuisine.  Either way, it’s time to try […]

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Vegan Pesto Pizza
08 Feb 2014

Blind Lady Ale House

I have a special treat for you today – a guest post from Tamra, a San Diego native and long time vegan.  Tamra loves great vegan food and is on […]

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Almond Toffee Sundae
28 Jan 2014

Eclipse Chocolate New Years Resolution Dinner

  SOUTH PARK.  “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson So Eclipse Chocolate is clearly a true friend.   Eclipse Chocolate […]

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Vegan Hummus Sandwich
16 Jan 2014

Juice Kaboose: Vegan Friendly

LA JOLLA.  A juice shop that actually has good food?  You need not look further than Juice Kaboose!  Juice Kaboose boasts a large variety of vegan sandwiches, bowls, platters, and […]

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Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs
02 Jan 2014

Alchemy: Vegan Tasting

  UPDATE: ALCHEMY IS CLOSED!! THE RESTAURANT THAT IS GOING TO TAKE ITS PLACE IS RUMORED TO BE 100% VEGAN!   SOUTH PARK.  Once a month, Alchemy fills a glaring […]

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IMG_3140
19 Dec 2013

Plumeria: Vegan Friendly

  UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS.  Plumeria is a vegetarian, Thai restaurant that offers a wide array of vegan appetizers, salads, entrees, curries, noodle dishes, and desserts.  I’ve received a number of emails […]

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Brian's Special from Coffee Cup
09 Dec 2013

Coffee Cup: Vegan Friendly

LA JOLLA.  Coffee Cup is tucked into a sleepy section of the village in La Jolla.  But don’t let the quiet exterior fool you.  Inside, there is a small, bustling […]

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Station Tavern Sweet Potato Fries
30 Nov 2013

Station Tavern: Vegan Friendly

SOUTH PARK. Call me pessimistic, but I don’t walk into burger taverns with high expectations for vegan options.  So thank you Station Tavern for proving me wrong.     Salad:   […]

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Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad
18 Nov 2013

Veg-Appeal: 100% Vegan

What is Veg-Appeal?   Veg-Appeal is a company focused on helping individuals and groups achieve their health goals through whole-food, plant-based eating.  Co-Directors, Tracy Childs and Ami Chitalia, offer cooking […]

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Quinoa Black Bean Tacos
10 Nov 2013

Anthem Vegan: 100% Vegan

  If you think being vegan means giving up your favorite Philly Cheesesteak think again.  Anthem Vegan will wow you with their take on traditionally meaty dishes.  What else will […]

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Tray of Vegan Chai Donuts
30 Oct 2013

Donut Bar: Vegan Friendly

  DOWNTOWN.  Donut Bar understands vegans need donuts too.  So even though Donut Bar serves the traditional favorites (including apple fritters to celebrities – see below!), it always offers at […]

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Bee Green Butternut Squash Rito
20 Oct 2013

Bee Green: 100% Vegan

  LA JOLLA.  If you were a celebrity, would you hire a vegan chef to prepare all of your meals?  If you are nodding your head in agreement, it’s time […]

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Vegan Fried Chickun Waffle Sandwich with Macaroni and Cheese and Jambalaya
15 Oct 2013

Southern Fried Vegan BBQ: 100% Vegan

  Sure, vegans like to eat veggies and fruit but sometimes you want something you can sink your teeth into – something sinful, sweet, and perhaps even fried!  When this […]

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Veggie Grill Cheeseburger
09 Oct 2013

Veggie Grill: 100% Vegan

  Veggie Grill Sign   LA JOLLA/UTC and CARLSBAD. Could a vegan enterprise be the darling of corporate America?  Yes, according to Forbes.com, which recently added Veggie Grill to its […]

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My People's Breakfast Plate
06 Oct 2013

OB People’s Organic Food Market: Vegan Friendly

  OCEAN BEACH.  Since 1972, People’s Co-Op has been ground zero for vegans.   It is a 6,000 square foot, member-owned vegetarian co-op (anyone can join!) in Ocean Beach.  How important […]

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Sample of Casas Entree
29 Sep 2013

Casa de Luz: 100% Vegan

  UPDATE: AS OF 12/9/2013 CASA DE LUZ IS CLOSED.  THEY WILL BE MISSED    NORTH PARK.  Casa de Luz is a 100% vegan, 100% macrobiotic, 100% organic, and 100% […]

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