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Saturday, February 7th, 2015


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Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar
Veggie Grill Grand Opening - Walnut Creek






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Ultimate Guide Updates – Jan 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Vegan Food News, powered by the Ultimate Guide, our online database of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and veg-owned businesses.

Grand Opening week of Jan 17th

Muir’s Tea Room: Grand Opening week of Jan 17th

Veggie Grill Walnut Creek - Opening mid-January??

Veggie Grill Walnut Creek – Opening mid-January??

Safeway Vegan Chocolate Midnight Cake

Safeway Vegan Chocolate Midnight Cake

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Order Sofritas, Get a Free Burrito!

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Order Sofritas, Get a Free Burrito!

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Native Foods founder consulting with SF Brew Pub

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

SF brew pub Citizen Fox now has a consulting chef on board, Tanya Petrovna, founder of Native Foods.

Per a comment on the Citizen Fox Facebook page, all fare will be vegan.  Hooray!

Citizen Fox is planned to open in 2015.

Ultimate Guide link to Citizen Fox

Fast Food Veg Indian Restaurant Open in Vallejo

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

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.

For more info:
Ultimate Guide – Vaishnu Express Cafe : read it, rate it, review it!


Cinnaholic (Berkeley) opening 7/17

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

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.

For more info:
Ultimate Guide – Cinnaholic: read it, rate it, review it!
Cinnaholic Grand Opening information


Saturn Cafe (Berkeley) opens July 7th

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Thanks to Jeanna at Saturn Cafe for the update:

We will be opening at 2175 Allston Way on July 7th (only a few weeks left!) Also, our brunch menu is now served during all hours of operation.

Ultimate Guide: Saturn Cafe (Berkeley)


Vegan Bakery in SF – Wholesome Bakery

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

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.

Ultimate Guide: Wholesome Bakery – read it, rate it, review it!

Maoz Vegetarian (Berkeley)

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Maoz, an international falafel chain, has opened in Berkeley, a perfect place with its large student population for quick and easy falafel meals.

Maoz is the East Bay’s third falafel restaurant, following Chick-o-Peas in Berkeley and Amba in Oakland.

Thanks to Greg for the update!

Basil Cha Cha (Foster City)

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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.

Ultimate Guide – Basil Cha Cha:  read it, rate it, review it

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.

Garden Fresh (Palo Alto)

Monday, April 5th, 2010

We’ve been waiting since the new year to make this announcement:  Garden Fresh, a long-time favorite of the vegetarian community in Mountain View, has expanded to a second location in Palo Alto on Ramona Street.  Palo Alto now boasts two vegan restaurants.

Thanks to Elizabeth for the update!