Guide News

Say It Your Way

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Opinionated people welcome! Your ratings and reviews determine the Top Ten restaurants featured in the Ultimate Guide, our online database of vegan and vegetarian foods in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your review is also a great way to support your favorite veg restaurants that make our Bay Area such a wonderful place to live and eat veg.

So help us support them by taking two minutes to share your two cents. You need a userid on the bayareaveg.org website. This userid is distinct and separate from any other userids that you may have on Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. It can reuse or be the same name as one of your userid on another site if you like.

Once you have a userid, just start reviewing all your favorite veg restaurants and businesses. It’s that simple. So what are you waiting for?

1. Register for a Userid – and be sure to add a profile graphic!
2. Find the restaurant you want to review in the Ultimate Guide
3. In the listing for each business, there is a button called “review”. Select that. The next screen may ask you to log in. (This is also where you’ll have the opportunity to select the link “I forgot my password” to re-establish your ability to login)
4. Type your review, and that’s it!

New Loving Hut coming to SF Union Square

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Breaking news!  A new Loving Hut will be coming to Union Square this spring.

And the real good news is that it’s being run by the same family who first brought us Golden Lotus in Oakland, then Golden Era in San Francisco, and most recently Merit in Sunnyvale.  While under the same family management, it will be operated under the Loving Hut brand.

It will be in a high traffic food court, offering a smaller scale of food than the current restaurants.  Similar style to the Golden Lotus steam table lunch offerings (yum!)

Nature’s Express opens in Berkeley

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Nature’s Express opened yesterday in Berkeley on Solano Avenue.  They bill themselves as healthy fast food, and they’re all vegan.

Check ‘em out .. and be the first to review them!  And if anyone has a photograph of the restaurant, please use the ‘add photo’ button to submit it.

Ultimate Guide – Nature’s Express: read it, rate it, review it!

Thank to Marin Veg for the original tip-off.

Bodhi Vegetarian House (Rancho Cordova) added to UG

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Bodhi Vegetarian House is a Vietnamese-style vegan restaurant in Rancho Cordova.  While they are newly added to the Ultimate Guide, they have been open for a couple of years.

Ultimate Guide:  Bodhi – read it, rate it, review it

With most of our membership in the San Francisco Bay Area, we do like to include listings for places to eat veg in adjacent areas.  So if you dine out veg-style in the Sacramento area, please check the Ultimate Guide to see if your favorite places are listed.  If they’re not, please add them!

Amba open in Oakland

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Amba, a new vegetarian restaurant featuring Mediterranean fare, is open in Oakland at 6464 Moraga Avenue in Montclair Village.  For more information (hours, website, etc), please visit the Ultimate Guide link below.  Thanks to Amba for letting us know of their new vegetarian eatery.

Ultimate Guide – Amba: read it, rate it, review it

According to the Ultimate Guide, this is Oakland’s 6th vegetarian restaurant, joining the ranks of  Encuentro, Golden Lotus, Pizza Plaza, Souley Vegan, and The Breakroom Cafe.  If you know of other vegetarian and vegan restaurants that should be included in the Guide, please submit the listing for review and inclusion.

Oakland vegetarian restaurant list (6 entries)
East Bay vegetarian restaurant list (25 entries)
San Francisco Bay Area vegan restaurant list (39 entries)

Garden Fresh – new location in the new year

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Garden Fresh, a popular vegan Chinese restaurant in Mountain View, will be opening a new location later this year in Palo Alto, conveniently a short walk from the Caltrain station.  For many, Garden Fresh is synonymous with scrummy scallion pancakes.

Thanks to Doug for the heads-up!

Nature’s Express – coming soon to Berkeley

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

From this months Marin Veg Newsletter

Nature’s Express, a new vegan restaurant for people in a hurry is planning to open mid-January in Berkeley.  Read about the founder, an oncologist of all things.

Gracias Madre (SF) opening 12/14

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Gracias Madre, a vegan restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district by the creators of Cafe Gratitude, is scheduled to open December 14th.  It will serve organic Mexican cuisine.

Thanks to Dana for the heads-up.

Planet Raw opening soon in Pleasant Hill

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Well, Contra Costa County is about to get its first veg restaurant — and a raw one, at that!  Planet Raw is currently in Santa Monica, started by Juliano, who had “Raw” in San Francisco many years ago.

For this East Bay location, the website says their “opening soon”, in the autumn.   The location is across from Diablo Valley College, and adjacent to the California Health Club.

Thanks to Winnie for the heads-up!

iPod Bay Area Veg Guide – Updated

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
iPod Bay Area Vegetarian Guide

iPod Bay Area Vegetarian Guide

An updated version of our handy Ultimate Guide is now available for your iPod.

It’s easily installed by downloading a file and moving it content to the ‘Notes’ directory of your iPod. The Guide does not programmatically alter your iPod in any way: it’s simply a collection of documents organized for easy browsing.

Please spread the word to all your friends!