LOOKING FOR VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN EATS THAT ARE AS
TASTY AS THEY ARE HEALTHY? SAN DIEGO’S GREEN SCENE
HAS PLENTY OF PLANT-BASED OPTIONS.
Lots of nontraditional,
and vegan dishes
can be found at this
renowned sushi place
in Oceanside. Try a
sweet potato sushi
roll or teriyaki tofu
nigiri, or go for it and
request Chef Waite’s
vegan omakase. He’ll
blow your mind.
DEL SUR MEXICAN CANTINA
The cozy cantina serves up traditional Mexican food and veggie-friendly fare from south
of the border. Try a taco filled with marinated
jackfruit or mole-smothered soy and wheat
protein, and top it off with a scoop of vegan
avocado lime ice cream.
The rustic Bankers Hill haunt, named for the
chef’s mother, features plant-based comfort food
dishes like mac and cheese, pizza and Salisbury
steak. Don’t miss the patio herb garden.
Organic eats named for affirmations grace
the menu at this bright Little Italy outpost.
Hometown musician Jason Mraz is one of the
faces behind the popular restaurant chain.
Everything at this farmer’s market favorite
storefront in North Park is 100 percent vegan.
Check out the award-winning chili, or try a
veggie version of a classic diner dish like a
burger, French dip or tuna melt.
Vegan cuisine and creative cocktails go hand-in-hand at this hip heavy-metal hot spot in South
Park. Stop in for dinner or weekend brunch.
Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will find an
Italian dish to love made from seasonal, locally
grown ingredients at this sunny dining spot in
Little Italy. Bonus: The bar and dining areas
were crafted using reclaimed materials.
This Encinitas eatery offers an abundance
of vegan options for every meal. Or, order
a superfood smoothie, kombucha or cold-pressed juice, grab a book and take a seat on
the lounge area’s comfy couch.
BAR & JUICERY
Everything at Choice is gluten-free, dairy-free
and plant-based. Aside from its juice concoctions, Choice also offers salads, smoothies and
craft almond milk.
This café is committed to serving raw vegan
fare that’s free from gluten and soy. Think
zucchini noodle vegan lasagna, kelp noodle
stroganoff and walnut meat tacos.
OH! JUICE CAFE
Organic, raw, locally sourced cold-pressed juices
and healthy bowls, toasts and salads are front
and center at OH! Juice Cafe in Encinitas.
Who says fast food can’t
be healthy? Plant Power’s entire menu is free
of cholesterol, high-fructose corn syrup,
hydrogenated oils and