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Vaishnu Express Cafe opened last fall, serving fast food Indian vegetarian food in a strip mall in Vallejo, just of 29 near 37.
They offers curries, sweets, and chaat. Several of the curries and chaat are vegan. Ample indoor seating, in a clean, no-frills environment. Food is served on paper trays.
Weekday lunch special is 4.99 and entrees 5.99. Catering is also available.
They don’t have a permanent sign up yet, just a banner. Look for #135; it’s next door to the donut shop. There’s also an Indian grocery store in the strip mall, Indian Bazaar.
Vaishnu Express Cafe may very well hold the title as Vallejo’s First Vegetarian Restaurant. If you’ve tried it, do share with us what you like. Or other nearby places for veg eats.
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Berkeley is leading the Bay Area with the first cinnamon roll shop, aptly named Cinnaholic. Doors open to the public on July 17th, so be sure to check-out the variety of different flavored frostings and toppings for you to mix and match and create your own unique and gourmet cinnamon roll! All products at Cinnaholic are entirely vegan.
A vegan bakery opened last month in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights. Wholesome Bakery is the San Francisco Bay Area’s first fully vegan bakery with a retail storefront.
And the Bay Area will be doubly fortunate in vegan desserts later this summer, as Cinnaholic will be opening their vegan bakery in Berkeley near the campus.
Bernal Heights is a wonderful neighborhood to window shop and indulge your sweet tooth. And with both Wholesome Bakery and MaggieMudd (who makes the most delicious vegan ice cream — look for Tarmac), it’s double the taste sensation.
Basil Cha Cha Vegetarian Bistro, Foster City’s first vegetarian restaurant, opened in early March. It’s entirely vegetarian, and the menu clearly distinguishes between what is vegan and vegetarian. Nearly everything on the menu can be made vegan.
It is a spin-off of an earlier restaurant in this same space, which was a mixed Thai restaurant with the same owner. The owner moved her original mixed Thai restaurant to another location in the same mall, and opened up this all vegetarian bistro.
There’s a nice bayside trail across the street, so bring your appetite and your walking shoes.
With the recent opening of Basil Cha Cha and Garden Fresh in Palo Alto, the Peninsula is now home to a record 5 vegetarian restaurants.
Thanks to Dipti for the heads-up on Basil Cha Cha.
Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe opened in downtown Sacramento. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a vegan bakery for direct ordering and wholesale.
(Photo: Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe)