The Best Vegan + Vegetarian Restaurants in Sacramento
It’s no secret that Sacramento is a health-conscious and forward-thinking city — especially when it comes to its cuisine. It’s not hard to find an exclusively vegan or vegetarian restaurant in our midst that is appealing to all types of eaters. For vegans and vegetarians, these eateries provide tasty and creative dishes that you can’t find at every restaurant! And for meat eaters and the like, they provide a refreshing and exciting break from the norm.
Whatever your eating habits, consider a visit to one of these vegan or vegetarian restaurants in the city!
Anna’s Vegan Cafe
3500 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95820
Get your fix of delicious Asian food dishes with a vegan twist at Anna’s Vegan Cafe. Formerly known as Loving Hut and Au Lac Veggie, this community staple is well-loved in Sacramento. You’ll find an abundance of fresh vegetables and creative combinations — in addition to tofu, soy protein dishes, soups and curries.
6511 Savings Place, Sacramento, CA 95828
Photos Courtesy of Bodhi Bowl
Expect nothing but the freshest and most flavorful dishes at Bodhi Bowl, a vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant just southeast of Sacramento. The peaceful atmosphere will enhance your dining experience as you savor the flavors of their menu — like their noodle dishes, egg rolls and fresh salads.
4601 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Photo Courtesy of Liquidology
Improve your health and well-being with a visit to Liquidology, a juice bar offering organic eats in addition to their cold-pressed juices, nut milk, smoothies and healthy shots. If you haven’t tried cold-pressed juice, you’re in for a treat! Cold pressing delivers a smooth and pulp-free juice made from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, producing 3 to 5 times more nutrients than juice from standard juicers. Get healthy vegan food on the go, or enjoy one of their delicious juices as a light meal!
1023 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Photo Courtesy of Mother Restaurant
We all know that “mother knows best”. Mother Restaurant proves that with their vegetarian fare inspired by Southern American cooking. You’ll find rustic, dynamic and unfussy dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia. Their simple menu includes a collection of healthy comfort food, which seems too good to be true!
5049 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841
Photo Courtesy of Bridget W. on Yelp
Noble Vegetarian is a haven for vegans and health nuts with its 100% vegan menu and commitment to excellent service. Try their tasty Vietnamese dishes that contain absolutely no MSG, dairy, eggs or GMO ingredients. But they do have an immense amount of flavor, variety and unique dishes that will make you return to Noble Vegetarian again and again.
807 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Peach Cafe is a brand new hidden gem located in the heart of historic Folsom offering delicious vegetarian food. Step into their modern and adorable cafe to order a smoothie, bowl of granola, cup of coffee, salad, soup, or sandwich. You won’t be disappointed with whatever you choose at this hospitable and fresh cafe!
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine
1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
Photo Courtesy of Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine offers a wide array of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes in addition to their meat-lover options. However, they serve a vegan and vegetarian buffet each weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for just $9.75! Sample from six delicious Ethiopian entrees, including traditional injera and rice.
VEG Cafe and Bar
2431 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Photo Courtesy of VEG Cafe and Bar
Enjoy vegetarian and vegan fare at VEG Cafe and Bar, which also operates as a full-service coffee house, serving espresso drinks, coffee, gourmet tea, and even handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, wine and more. Their central location overlooking J Street in Midtown makes this a popular place to relax and unwind in the heart of activity as you take in the diverse flavors off their seasonal menu. From brunch to dinner, and from savory to sweet, you’ll find a wide variety of options at VEG Cafe and Bar!
Vegan + Vegetarian Options Available At:
The next time you’re out with friends or family, you can satisfy the meat lovers and vegans alike in your party! Simply choose a vegan or vegetarian option at any of the following restaurants in and around Sacramento.
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant — They serve a number of vegan and vegetarian options in addition to their other Ethiopian dishes with meat. Stop by Abyssinia’s vegan lunch buffet weekdays until 3 p.m.
PizzaRev — Because you make your own pizza at PizzaRev, you can simply select their vegan options, labeled with a (V) on their menu!
Orchid Thai Restaurant and Bar — In addition to their regular menu, Orchid Thai serves an exclusive vegetarian lunch and dinner. Choose from a wide variety of options without sacrificing flavor!
Metro Kitchen + Drinkery — This farm-to-fork cafe and full-service cold-pressed juicery offers several vegan and vegetarian options on their seasonal breakfast, lunch and evening menus.
Highwater — Order the Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushroom or the Vegan Hangover Helper Omelette at Highwater!
Pushkin’s Bakery — This gluten- and dairy-free bakery serves many delicious and guilt-free baked goods in addition to their healthy sandwich options for lunch or breakfast. They have an entire section dedicated to vegan sandwiches for lunch, and you can make any breakfast sandwich vegan by substituting meat with marinated tofu or portobello mushrooms.
Burgers and Brew — Burgers and Brew offers a few vegetarian options, like their famous Garden Burger, and you can even substitute the bun on any burger with a lettuce wrap, or replace a meat patty with a vegetarian patty!
Boon Boon Cafe — In addition to their meat dishes, this Thai restaurant offers many vegan options and an entire vegetarian menu.
Cafe Capricho — This health conscious Mexican-American eatery offers an abundance of vegan and vegetarian dishes, such as their garden burger, red potato-swiss chard and black bean burrito, roasted butternut squash enchilada with almond poblano sauce, and much more.
Capitol Garage — Several of the dishes at Capitol Garage are or can be made vegan or vegetarian. Check out the many dishes marked (OL) for vegetarian and (V) for vegan on their breakfast and lunch/dinner menus.
Emma’s Tamales — This tamale factory outlet and omnivorous eatery comes from the producers of Mother Earth’s Natural Foods. Check out their delicious tamale selection — for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike!
Pita Kitchen Plus — This locally owned bistro serves delicious Mediterranean food, including lots of vegan options marked by a leaf on their menu.
The Coconut — This casual and popular eatery serves several vegan and vegetarian options on their menu packed with delicious Thai food. Just look for the (V) symbol!
Shine Sacramento — In addition to their tasty menu featuring several vegan options, Shine Sacramento serves as a coffeehouse and live music venue!
Lucca Restaurant and Bar — This Mediterranean restaurant is nestled between downtown and Midtown, and offers a delicious vegan menu.
What did we miss?
Which restaurant with vegan or vegetarian options would you add to this list? We would love to know!
Category Neighborhood Guides, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.