We are pleased and excited to announce the 2007 BEST OF VEG winners. BAVeg has sponsored this annual survey since 2003 to recognize the best in vegan and vegetarian restaurant dining across the the San Francisco Bay Area.
In many cities across the country, there are no vegetarian restaurants, or maybe just one. For those of us fortunate enough to call "home" the San Francisco Bay Area, we have enough vegan and vegetarian restaurants that there's an annual survey to give bragging rights to who IS the Best of Veg.
Thank you to the members of Bay Area Vegetarians and the general community for their votes and participation. And, thank you to our volunteers who work with us year-round to promote a plant-based diet in the Bay Area and beyond.
Congratulations to our BEST OF VEG 2007 winning restaurants!
Overall Best Vegan Restaurant
Overall Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Best East Bay Restaurant - Cha Ya (Berkeley)
Best North Bay Restaurant - Cafe Gratitude (San Rafael)
Best San Francisco Restaurant- Millennium (San Francisco)
Best South Bay and Peninsula Restaurant - Vegetarian House (San Jose)
Best Santa Cruz Vegetarian Restaurant - Saturn Cafe (Santa Cruz)
Best Veggie Burger - Herbivore (San Francisco/Berkeley)
Best Vegan Dessert - MaggieMudd (San Francisco)
Best Vegan Pizza - Pizza Plaza (Oakland)
Best Raw Food - Cafe Gratitude (SF/Berkeley/San Rafael)
Best Mexican Food - Donna's Tamales (SF)
Best Asian Food Restaurant - Cha-Ya (SF / Berkeley)
Best Indian Food Restaurant- Udupi Palace (Berkeley)
Best Every Veggie Day Restaurant- Herbivore (San Francisco/Berkeley)
Best Special Occasion Restaurant- Millennium (San Francisco)
Best Friendliest Service Restaurant - Cafe Gratitude (SF/Berkeley/San Rafael)
Best Restaurant for a Casual Veggie Date - Herbivore (San Francisco/Berkeley)
Best New Vegetarian Restaurant - Herbivore (Berkeley)
Voter Prize Winners
We changed our prize method this year. We decided to give away 1 weekly prize for the duration of the survey, with the unpicked voters rolled-over into the successive week's drawing pool.
Week 5 winner - Karine S. (San Jose)
Week 4 winner - Eric B (Penngrove)
Week 3 winner - Mary Sue S. (Tracy)
Week 2 winner - Tracey D. (Scotts Valley)
Week 1 winner - Starr M. (Alameda)
Each winner received a brand new copy of Vegetarian Bay Area: The Ultimate Guide