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San Francisco Favorites

1. Millennium

http://www.millenniumrestaurant.com/
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

http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/restaurants/cha-ya/
All-vegan Japanese sushi house. $$$
Must order: Cha-Ya Roll

3. Herbivore

http://www.herbivorerestaurant.com/
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

http://www.yelp.com/biz/long-life-vegi-house-berkeley
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

http://www.smart-alecs.com/
Casual, healthy, fast-food with great vegan options. Fries are a must! $
Must order: Tofu and Avocado Sandwich with Garlic Fries

6. Cinnaholic

http://www.cinnaholic.com/
All-vegan cinnamon roll bakery. Need I say more? $
Must order: everything!

7. Papalote Mexican Grill

http://www.papalote-sf.com/
Casual burrito café that is famous for their addictive salsa and extensive vegan options. $
Must order: vegan mole!

8. Gracias Madre

http://www.gracias-madre.com/web/
Creative, healthy, vegan Mexican food with housemade cashew cheese. $$
Must order: Quesadillas de Calabaza

9. Greens

http://www.greensrestaurant.com/
Nice vegetarian restaurant with an assortment of vegan options. $$$
Must order: Mesquite Grilled Brochettes

10. Ike’s Place

http://ilikeikesplace.com/
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!

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New York Favorites

1. Candle 79

http://candle79.com/
Delicious elegant vegan cuisine with the most beautiful atmosphere. $$$$
Must order: Seitan Piccata

2. Café Blossom

http://www.blossomnyc.com/cafeblossom.php
Spacious and modern vegan café. Exciting brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink menus! $$
Must order: Black Eyed Pea Cake

3. Franchia

http://www.franchia.com/
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

http://www.hangawirestaurant.com/
Fancy vegan Korean restaurant. Gorgeous décor. Guests take their shoes off at the door! $$$$
Must order: Spicy Kimchi Mushroom Pancakes

5. Candle Café

http://www.candlecafe.com/
Fun, casual, healthy vegan cuisine. $$
Must order: Seitan Chimichurri Skewers

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6. Souen

http://souen.net/
Very healthful macrobiotic café. $$
Must order: Yuba in Soup- so comforting and delicious!

7. Gobo West Village

http://www.goborestaurant.com/west/index.htm
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

http://www.johnsof12thstreet.com/
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

http://terrinyc.com/menu.html
Fast, casual, vegan to-go café. Perfect stop for a mid-day juice or smoothie! $
Must order: Green Power Smoothie

10. Lulas Sweet Apothecary

http://www.lulassweetapothecary.com/
All-vegan ice cream parlor. Fun location and amazing frozen desserts! $
Must order: Cake Batter Ice Cream

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