For all of our food-lovin’ Yogis and Yoginis out there, whose expression gets a little far-away when thinking about what they are going to eat for lunch, and plan their next meal while they are still eating the current one, and what they ate is always the first thing they mention when telling friends about a trip, this page is for you.
Our recommendations below feature organic, sustainably-sourced, vegetarian, vegan, plant-based or dairy-free eating in all of the best San Diego spots. Peruse the list, get inspired, and head out to find your next meal!
This vegan restaurant features a cocktail menu that screams attention-to-detail. In fact, we would really love to try all of them. To accompany your cocktail, Kindred has a variety of appetizers, like fried pickles and pickled cauliflower, and heartier dishes like Beer Batter Palm Tacos and Beet Risotto.
Loving Lasagna with cashew ricotta, Bliss Burger made of sundried tomatoes and walnuts, Magical Mango Curry Wrap served in a coconut tortilla… we’re in! Peace Pies also offers an intriguing selection of beverages like their Milkyway Mylkshake made with banana and hemp.
Pokez Mexican Restaurant and Vegetarian Cusine
This is a restaurant for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Chicken and carne asada are on the menu, but there are about 28 menu items that are completely vegetarian (and some that are vegan). The beans and rice are 100% vegetarian as they use vegetable oil in place of traditional lard. Visit their website for the full menu.
Using locally sourced and organic ingredients when possible, Nomad Donuts offers a large array of gourmet donuts. Try the Vegan Thai Tea, the Pear Jam Hazlenut, the Vegan Hibiscus Peach, or the Caramel Banana Crueller. If you are slightly masochistic, check out their Instagram page and let the drooling begin!
This family Italian restaurant focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and sustainability in both food and design. There are two menus- the lunch and dinner menus both feature traditional Italian staples (think a Prosciutto and Formaggio bar) but there is also a specific, separate menu for Vegans. The Vegan menu is delightful with options like Caprese Mozzarella salad made with rice mozzarella and Ravioli Boscailoa with Truffle Wild Mushrooms Sauce.
True Food Kitchen
Offering a wide range of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and organic options, True Food uses seasonal and local ingredients to drive their menu. Will you choose Butternut Squash Pizza, a Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl, or the Organic Tuscan Kale salad?