San Francisco Favorites

1. Millennium
Fancy fine-dining vegan experience. Perfect for a special occasion. I ate here with my family on my college graduation! Everything on the menu is incredible, flavorful, and mind-blowing! $$$$
Must order: Crusted Oyster Mushrooms- it’s like vegan calamari!

2. Cha-Ya
All-vegan Japanese sushi house. $$$
Must order: Cha-Ya Roll

3. Herbivore
All-vegan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. I ate here with my family when I visited for a UC Berkeley orientation- and my meal was so good it convinced me to attend Berkeley! $$
Must order: Grilled Seitan Shwarma

4. Long Life Veggie House
The BEST vegan Chinese food that ever existed. All my non-vegan college friends were obsessed with it too. Plus, the lunch special is only $4.95 and includes an entrée, rice, soup, and spring roll! $
Must order: Broccoli Vegi Chicken and Tan Tan Noodles

5. Smart Alecs
Casual, healthy, fast-food with great vegan options. Fries are a must! $
Must order: Tofu and Avocado Sandwich with Garlic Fries

6. Cinnaholic
All-vegan cinnamon roll bakery. Need I say more? $
Must order: everything!

7. Papalote Mexican Grill
Casual burrito café that is famous for their addictive salsa and extensive vegan options. $
Must order: vegan mole!

8. Gracias Madre
Creative, healthy, vegan Mexican food with housemade cashew cheese. $$
Must order: Quesadillas de Calabaza

9. Greens
Nice vegetarian restaurant with an assortment of vegan options. $$$
Must order: Mesquite Grilled Brochettes

10. Ike’s Place
Famous sandwich shop with a line around the block! Tons of original vegan options. $
Must order: Vegan Meatless Mike on Dutch Crunch bread- my brother’s favorite!

New York Favorites

1. Candle 79
Delicious elegant vegan cuisine with the most beautiful atmosphere. $$$$
Must order: Seitan Piccata

2. Café Blossom
Spacious and modern vegan café. Exciting brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink menus! $$
Must order: Black Eyed Pea Cake

3. Franchia
Beautiful zen vegan tea house. Asian-fusion cuisine with an assortment of sushi, dumplings, noodles, and delicious tea-infused smoothies. I love eating here for lunch with my mom. $$
Must order: Assorted Dumplings

4. Hangawi
Fancy vegan Korean restaurant. Gorgeous décor. Guests take their shoes off at the door! $$$$
Must order: Spicy Kimchi Mushroom Pancakes

5. Candle Café
Fun, casual, healthy vegan cuisine. $$
Must order: Seitan Chimichurri Skewers


6. Souen
Very healthful macrobiotic café. $$
Must order: Yuba in Soup- so comforting and delicious!

7. Gobo West Village
Fun and fancy atmosphere. Extremely delicious Asian-fusion vegan cuisine. I suggest going with a large group so you can taste many things! $$$
Must order: Natural Seitan Medallions in Sizzling Spicy Citrus Sauce

8. Johns of 12th Street
Traditional New York Italian food with a separate all-vegan menu! Fun environment and nice owners that welcome customers like family. $$
Must order: Vegan Cannoli for dessert!

9. Terri NYC
Fast, casual, vegan to-go café. Perfect stop for a mid-day juice or smoothie! $
Must order: Green Power Smoothie

10. Lulas Sweet Apothecary
All-vegan ice cream parlor. Fun location and amazing frozen desserts! $
Must order: Cake Batter Ice Cream

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