Oakland, CA is often overshadowed by the neighboring San Francisco, but locals argue that its diverse array of vegan cuisine and mix of urban and suburban life makes this city one to beat. Over the years, Oakland has become home to a number of exceptional vegan eateries—from the chic Millenium to the soulful Vegan Hub. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Oakland’s vegan options are certainly worth crossing the bridge.
1. Nature Vegetarian
Located in Chinatown, Nature Vegetarian offers a Chinese cuisine experience with vegan meats, vegetables, soups, noodles, and more. For a taste of everything, time your visit on a weekday to take advantage of the lunch special that includes a soup, a spring roll, an entrée, and rice for less than $10.
2. Golden Lotus
Also located in Chinatown, Golden Lotus features an Asian fusion menu encompassing everything from fresh spring rolls to soy drumsticks and steamed dumplings to crispy…