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Address: 983 Valencia St (at 21st), San Francisco 94110
Neighborhood: Mission District
Phone: (415) 826-5657
Hours: Sun - Thu 9 am - 10 pm; Fri - Sat 9 am - 11 pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Californian
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Street, plus parking lot around corner on 21st. $2 for 1st hour.
Transit: Close to two BART stops - 16th St and 24th St; MUNI BUS: 26

Notes: Huge menu. Great warm sandwiches, appetizers, salads, falafel, pasta dishes and more. Best brunch in the city. Carries Black China Bakery cakes + vegan pies, MaggieMudd ice cream. Bright, airy modern decor. Can be very noisy in restaurant (blender making smoothies and bad acoustics), making conversations difficult. Breakfast daily 9 am - 2 pm. Two locations in SF, 1 in Berkeley.

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Added by chris on 2004-04-22, Last update: 2008-06-20, Viewed 17986 times
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Average rating:0 out of 5 stars 0 / 5.0 Based on 17 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
5 out of 5 stars Herbivore has a huge menu with an eclectic mix of American comfort food and ethnic dishes from around the world. & they have fabulous vegan breakfasts! I don't understand why there's a hellacious line outside Boogaloos every weekend morning & plenty of empty seats at Herbivore. The only bad thing I ever ordered was the wasabi noodles. I couldn't finish, and I'm OCD about finishing my plate! calicokitten
Reviews: 34
2.5 out of 5 stars Tried the new "beef" dishes. Stroganoff and cheese steak sandwich, which were quite good IMHO. However, the service here just seems to have taken a nose dive. After a bad experience at the Berkeley location and watching our food sit on the counter for 10 minutes while the waitress chatted up her friends, I don't think Herbivore needs my business any more. bunnygirl
Reviews: 23
3.5 out of 5 stars Love that everything here is vegan. Food is generally good, although sometimes it's just okay. Service or rather the lack of it can be an issue. Macaroni or potato salad instead of fries is welcome addition (typically weekday circa 5 pm they are serving reheated fries). Generally good: zaatar, spring rolls, breakfast burrito, portabello mushroom sandwich. Avoid the macaroni & cheese (it's pasta with a orange-colored sauce, not the traditional casserole & not very good.) Bundle up warm if you're eating in the winter - door doesn't close well. Heard they have space heaters but there weren't any when I was there last week and both staff and other customers were leaving the door open. I rarely dine here in the winter because that annoyance ruins the enjoyment of eating out. tammy
Reviews: 138
4 out of 5 stars I love Herbivore, it is one of the places I make special effort to go to when I drive up from the Peninsula. One thing I love is the complete American melting pot take on vegan food. There are foods representing many cultures, including some American favorites, done in a vegan style. My fave at the moment is the soy shwarma. I give it 4 because of decor, which is cold and not comforting. SusieG
Reviews: 4
4.5 out of 5 stars Herbivore is a beautifully-designed restaurant, though informal and inviting. Fully vegan, it also tries to use organic ingredients whenever possible. It has an eclectic menu, including grilled vegetables, salads, tacos and burritos, pad thai, pasta dishes, homemade veggie and tempeh burgers, falafel, yummy dipping sauces, smoothies, juices, wines, and much more, all at very reasonable prices. Dan
Reviews: 12
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