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Oakland Ranked Top Location For Vegans

With a variety of restaurants in Oakland, vegan eateries are showing to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. Recently ranked as a top location for vegans by VegNews, this city is expanding its culinary creations. If in Oakland, take a look at some of these tasty vegan food stops.

Shangri-La Vegan

This treasure was listed by Thrillist as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the Bay Area. The outside may look humble, but they put emphasis on what is important: the food. Serving organic macrobiotic dishes, Shangri-La Vegan rotates their menu every day. Plates can be filled with lentils, collard greens, and squash. After eating a wholesome meal here, diners will leave well-nourished.

Souley Vegan

Southern food is notorious for its flavorful, finger-licking foods. With meals full of fried delicacies, it is hard to imagine that such a cuisine could be made vegan. But Souley Vegan in in downtown Oakland has been able to successfully tackle this challenge.

Dubbed the “paragon of vegan food in Oakland” by Eater San Francisco, foodies will be able to experience good ol’ country cooking without the meat. When ordering, customers will be faced with a menu filled with fried okra, black eye pea fritters, and gumbo. So if looking for a meal to pair with your sweet tea, y’all better head to Souley Vegan.

Hella Vegan Eats

In true Oakland fashion, this vegan beer garden is decked out with vibrant art that mirrors a feel good menu. Stacked with vegan comfort food, it is no wonder that sfist has deemed Hella Vegan Eats as one of the best vegan restaurants in the Bay. Starting out as a food truck, this business has expanded into a hip hangout for Oakland locals. If the eclectic appearance of the restaurant itself doesn’t draw you in, the hearty vegan donuts or mac n’ cheese will do the job. Hella Vegan Eats seems to be a vegan heaven and smothers any carnivorous competition.


Millennium provides a place to go when vegetable lovers are desiring the finer things in life. 7x7 has labeled this eatery as an “ultimate date night spot.” This makes the restaurant the perfect for vegans who want to opt out of ordering a beef wellington. With romance floating through the atmosphere, anyone who hits this spot will be infatuated by meals like roasted carrot and tomato farrotto and wild rice biryani cake. And, after enjoying your entrée, don’t skip out on the rare opportunity to order a coconut-based crème brûleé.

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