Defunct businesses

To help travelers who may want to save some time treking across town only to find a recommendation is closed, here's a list of some restaurants that we know have gone out of business.

Name Location
Date Closed
Pepples Donut Farm San Francisco
Al's Rock of Ages Tattoo Studio San Mateo
Alive! San Francisco Temporarily
All about Herbs @ Paris Cafe San Francisco 4/11/2008 Planning to re-open, date unknown
Amanda's Berkeley
Amarin Thai Mountain View August 2005
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria San Jose
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria Cupertino
Amira Restaurant San Francisco
Annapoorna San Mateo
Asiana Garden Berkeley 12/15/2007
Au Lac Veggie Sacramento
Baagan Roseville
Back to the Garden Middletown 2005
Banana Soy Vegan Restaurant Oakland August 2012
Bay Area Naturally Lagunitas
Bay Street Emeryville Farmers Market Emeryville
BayLeaf Cafe Palo Alto Oct 15 2006
Bilhartz Women's Health Center Vallejo
Bill's Dogwalking Service San Francisco
Bistro Luneta San Mateo
Black China Bakery and Cafe Santa Cruz February 2010
Blue Mango San Jose
Blue Sun Art Cafe Boulder Creek 2006
Bodhi Vegetarian House Rancho Cordova
Bok Choy Garden San Francisco 7/31/2008
Bombay Garden San Rafael
Bueno Bueno Mountain View May 2008
Bueno Bueno Mountain View May 2008
Cafe Gratitude San Francisco 2009-06-14
Cafe Gratitude San Francisco 5-25-2012
Cafe Gratitude Berkeley
Cafe Gratitude San Rafael Sept 2012
Cafe Gratitude Healdsburg
Cafe La Vie Santa Cruz
Cafe Muse Berkeley
Cafe Soulstice San Mateo
Cafe Soulstice Palo Alto
Cafe Venue San Francisco
Central Vegetarian Cuisine Alameda
Cha-Ya San Francisco
Cheung Yuen Dim Sum San Francisco
Chick-O-Peas - The Falafel Place Berkeley
Cho Vegi House Berkeley Sep 2011 No longer veg
Citizen Fox San Francisco
Dandelion Vegetarian Cafe San Jose 4/30/2010
Deep Roots Urban Teahouse Oakland Closed June 2007
Di Da San Jose July 2010
Di Lac Cuisine Milpitas Palo Alto
Dollar Curry House Berkeley
Easy Living Foods Cafe & Juice Bar Novato
Elephant Pharmacy Berkeley February 3rd 2008
Elephant Pharmacy San Rafael February 3rd 2008
Empress Sarah's / Reggae Runnins San Francisco Oct 2004
Encuentro Café and Wine Bar Oakland
Essence of Greens Healdsburg
Fairfax Diner Fairfax
Feel Real Cafe San Francisco Oct 24 2007
Fellini Berkeley 2011-10-31
First Squeeze Cafe Napa
Five Star Truffles San Francisco
Fog City Pizza and Indian Food Montara
Fon Yong San Carlos
Fragrance Land Cupertino 3/18/2009
Frati Gelato Cafe Napa
Frisee Restaurant San Francisco
Garden of Eatin' Pacifica
Garden To Grill Sacramento
Gelateria Naia Berkeley
Geranium San Francisco 31st March 2006
Gillyflower Vegetarian Cupertino January 2008
Global Vegetarian Bistro San Jose
Golden Buddha San Francisco March 2011
Good Health Natural Foods Pacifica
Gourmet Revolution Personal Chef Service Oakland
Green Earth Cafe & Bakery Berkeley 4/21/2013
Green Papaya Berkeley Jan 2012 No longer veg, re-opened under new name
Haight Natural Foods San Francisco
Half Moon Bay Inn Half Moon Bay 8/24/08
Hannah's Edible Art San Rafael
Health Nuts Oakland
Healthy Heavens Vegetarian Food San Francisco
Herbivore San Francisco
Herbivore San Francisco
Herbivore Berkeley
High Tech Burrito Berkeley
Hobee's Palo Alto
Hulu House San Francisco Oct 2005
Ital Calabash Oakland January 2008
Joy Meadow Redwood City
Jucy's Oakland
Juicey Lucy's San Francisco June 2008 Location closed. Now only selling at farmers markets
Jumping Monkey Cafe Santa Cruz
Kaleva San Francisco April 2005
Kamakshi's Kitchen San Mateo
Karma San Francisco
Kay Evans Editing Guerneville
Kearny Street Pies San Francisco Jan 2008
Kimba Vegetarian Bistro San Jose August 2007
Kokila's Kitchen San Jose
Lang Chay San Jose
Layonna Vegetarian San Francisco November 2007
LEAF Vallejo
Little Otsu Publishing San Francisco
Living Light Cuisine ToGo Fort Bragg
Long Life Noodle Co & Jook Joint San Francisco 11/1/2006 Closed
LoveMore Gourmet San Francisco
Loving Hut San Francisco
Loving Hut Palo Alto
Lu Lai Garden Milpitas November 25, 2007
Lulu Rae Confections Oakland
Lust ~ A Vegan Bakery Berkeley May 2008 Owner moved out of area
Lydia's Express Sebastopol
Lydia's Kitchen Cafe Fairfax June 30th 2012 Will be closing soon
Madras Sri Krishna Bhavan Fremont June 2007 Now a meat place under a new name.
MaggieMudd San Francisco
Manzanita Restaurant Emeryville Dec 2010
Maoz Vegetarian Berkeley
Mariachi's San Francisco
Massage For Life San Francisco
Medicine Eatstation San Francisco February 2008
Medicine New-Shojin Eatstation San Francisco 02/28/2007 Closed - will reopen 3/12 with new name and revised menu (no longer vegetarian)
Mekong San Francisco January 2008
Micio Mambo Oakland 2009-08-15 Online shopping still available.
Mill Valley Cycleworks Mill Valley
Mingo's Chinese Cuisine San Francisco
Mother Nature Vegetarian Cuisine Albany August 2005
Nature's Express Berkeley
New World Vegan Oakland Sep 2009
No Bones San Francisco
No Worries Oakland Sep 2011
NV Vegetarian Restaurant Woodland June 2006 Restaurant moved to Sacramento
Oasis Natural Foods Half Moon Bay
Olive Tree Organic St Helena
Organic Café Santa Cruz
Organic Tummies San Rafael
Organize in Harmony Sebastopol
Otsu San Francisco May 13th, 2006 The original Otsu shoe store closed, and the owners have moved the business to Valencia St, and is now a
Pa-raw-dise San Francisco August 2006
Paradise San Rafael Jan 2007
Parkway Speakeasy Theater Oakland March 2009
Parwana Afghan Cuisine Santa Cruz
Pizza Plaza Oakland March 2012
Planet Raw Pleasant Hill June 2010
Plant Based Pizza San Jose
Prism Cafe Oakland
Radiance Cuisine at Open Secret Bookstore San Rafael
Raw Energy Organic Juice Cafe Berkeley
Ristorante Raphael Berkeley
Rojoz Gourmet Wraps Palo Alto
Roxanne's Larkspur Aug 2004
Roxanne's To Go Larkspur Sept 2004 Sadly now also out of business
Saina Concord Dec 2014
Satya Sweets Ganesh Bhavan Milpitas
Sawa San Francisco
Scream Sorbet Oakland
Seed Santa Rosa July 2010. Reopening delayed
Seed + Salt San Francisco 11/28/2017 Closing 11/28/2017
Seed of Life Berkeley
Siam Garden Thai Cuisine Menlo Park
Smokey Joe's Berkeley Feb 2006 After almost 33 years of beening in business. Smoke Joe's has closed.
Smooch-A-Pooch Pet Sitting San Rafael
Sol Food San Rafael
Source San Francisco Jan 2015
Source Mini Berkeley
Soy Luck Club Berkeley
Sparks Guerneville May 2005
Spice by the bay San Mateo
Spice Hut Indian Bistro Menlo Park
Sri Restaurant Santa Cruz 2011
Stacy, Belly Dancing San Francisco
Stars Veggie Berkeley April 2005
STOA Restaurant & Wine Bar Palo Alto March 2005 After trying it as a mixed restaurant, Stoa's finally closed it's doors in March.
Sugar Beat Sweets San Francisco
Sunflower Center Petaluma 9/20/2014
Supreme Vegan Oakland Dec 2005
Symphonie Richmond
TC Tea San Jose Dec 2005
Thai Corner Oakland
Thai Idea Vegetarian Foster City
The Breakroom Cafe Oakland Nov 2012
The Flying Falafel Mountain View 2007
The Garden Vegetarian Cuisine and Bakery Santa Rosa
The Montara Bistro Montara April 2008
The Usual Suspects Cafe San Francisco July 2008
Three Potato Four Oakland
Tofu Yu Berkeley August 2009 Closed Deli, they're going to focus on just selling products at Farmers Markets
Tofu Yu El Cerrito
Tropical Paradise Restaurant Berkeley
Ubuntu Napa October 2011
Udupi Palace Newark
Udupi Palace Sunnyvale
Udupi Palace Livermore
Urban Forage - Castro San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Urban Forage - Lower Haight San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Urban Forage - Mission San Francisco Dec 2004 All three locations are now out of business
Veg 388 Oakland Jan 2015
Vegan Donut Gelato Modesto
Vegan Notary Oakland
Vegan Paradice Fairfield
Vegan Plaza San Francisco Aug 2011
Vegan Sweeties Belmont
Vege House San Francisco Dec 2005
Vege House - Phuoc Loc Tho Tofu Oakland June 2005
Vege Village Sonoma Sep 2005
Vegetarian Gourmet San Mateo Sep 2006
Vegi Food Berkeley
Vegi Garden Sunnyvale Oct 2008
Vital Ital Calabash Berkeley
Weird Fish San Francisco
White Lotus San Jose
Wild Greens Petaluma
Woodlands Sunnyvale May 2006
WorkLife Management San Francisco
Ya Mo Thai Kitchen San Francisco
Zao Noodle Bar San Francisco
Zao Noodle Bar Emeryville
zpizza San Ramon
Others that never appeared in the Ultimate Guide
Ambrosia Garden Albany
Jun 2004
New owner/name - Mother Nature Vegetarian Cuisine
Closed. Kaleva open in the same space, but also failed.
418 Organic Café Santa Cruz
Re-opened as Jumping Monkey Cafe
2202 Oxygen Bar San Francisco
Apr 2004
No longer vegetarian and is now a sushi bar
Organic Cafe Oakland
Dec 2003
Reopening soon as Manzanita Restaurant
Cafe Sangha Fairfax
Closed briefly and reopened as Lydia's Loving Foods
Kowloon San Francisco
Joubert's San Francisco
Tried it as a mixed place, but still failed
VegTime San Francisco
Jun 2001
Now distributes products thru retail locations
Bamboo Garden San Francisco
Green Valley San Bruno   Same location and owners as Pure Land.
Valentines San Francisco
Organic City Cafe San Francisco
Pure Land San Bruno    
Lotus Garden San Francisco
Milly's San Rafael    

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