Vegan Adventure in East Bay

Tamara Palmer

You’re definitely in the right place right now if you’re vegan or merely vegan-curious — Bay Area chefs have long been able to work wonders with creating dishes that are made without the inclusion of any kind of animal products. These vegan eateries offer satisfying meat-free options for first-timers as well as longtime advocates of the benefits and pleasures of plant-based eating.


Vegan cinnamon rolls thrive at Cinnaholic, where the flavor possibilities are seemingly endless. Get creative with a Build Your Own Cinnamon Roll and pair it with a classic Cinnaholic flavor combo like a Salted Caramel Cheesecake Roll for an ultimate dessert indulgence.

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Build Your Own Cinnamon Roll

Customize your own roll by choosing your favorite frosting(s) and topping(s).

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Roll

Cinnaholic tops vegan cream cheese frosting with salted pretzel pieces, caramel sauce, and their house-made pie crumble.

Organic Greens

Load up on veggies and superfood nutrients at Organic Greens — taste the rainbow with the Rainbow Salad and The Beet Monster to drink for a burst of natural energy.

Rainbow Salad

Spring Mix, Arugula, Orange vinaigrette dressing, cherry tomato, carrots, cucumber, radish, red cabbage, bell pepper, avocado, walnuts.

The Beet Monster

Beets, red seedless grapes apple, cucumber, mint, ginger, lime.

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The acclaimed sausage specialist, with locations on both sides of the San Francisco Bay, has long taken care of meatless eaters with options, like the Vegan Apple Sage and Beyond Hot Italian.

Vegan Apple Sage

Smoked w/ potato & ginger

Beyond Hot Italian

Vegetarian sausage on a French roll with 2 classic toppings

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Udupi Palace

While some dishes here contain cheese and are just vegetarian and not vegan, you can choose from a great number of flavorful dairy and meat-free South Indian dishes at Udupi Palace, like the Spinach Masala Dosa and the Mix Vegetable Uthappam.

Spinach Masala Dosa

Thin rice crepe smeared with spinach and stuffed with spiced potatoes. Served with sambar and coconut chutney.

Mixed Vegetable Uthappam

Uthappam topped with mixed vegetables. Served with sambar and coconut chutney.

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