Thanks to innovative companies like Impossible Foods, plant-based eating is easier and more delicious than ever! Put your taste buds to the test by trying some of Oakland’s best vegan eateries.
Vegan Mob (500 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610)
Located in Oakland’s historic Kwik Way Drive-In, Vegan Mob is an exciting new addition to the vegan restaurant scene in Oakland. They offer meatless renditions of Southern favorites including brisket, fried shrimp, and ribs. They also serve plant-based Soul Food like gumbo and po’ boys. After selling out the first day they opened, Vegan Mob has continued to be a hit with local Soul Food and BBQ lovers.
Owner and chef, Toriano Gordon aspires to create delicious and comforting meals that are also healthy. To achieve this, he uses his grandmother’s recipes, substituting plant-based ingredients. The flavors and textures are so spot-on, you’ll forget that your meal is completely vegan!
Stop by Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm to see what the buzz is all about!
The Veg Hub (2114 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602)
A pioneer in the plant-based food movement, The Veg Hub’s creator, Chef Chew, has been spreading his gift for making hearty and satiating vegan cuisine for over ten years.
The bistro is located in Oakland’s Dimond district. It offers lunch and dinner items including sandwiches and plates. Try the fried chicken and porterhouse steak. They are so good, you won’t even miss the real thing! They also have tasty sides like plant-based mac n’ cheese, yams, and nachos.
The counter service eatery is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
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Vegan Donut Gelato (411 East 18th St, Oakland, CA 94606)
For tasty plant-based treats in Oakland, you must try Vegan Donut Gelato. The vegan donuts are made in the traditional varieties including raised, cake, twists, and bars. You will also find donut shop staples such as fritters, bear claws, cinnamon rolls, custard and jelly filled donuts, and even donut holes!
Along with melt-in-your-mouth donuts, Vegan Donut Gelato offers a great selection on almond-based gelato. Try one of their donut gelato sandwiches for a delicious desert.
Drop by their Ivy Hill location between 6:30 am and 2:00 pm any day other than Tuesday for.
Timeless Coffee (4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611)
Known for their delicious vegan pastries and velvety non-dairy espresso drinks, Timeless Coffee is a destination for anyone who loves amazing coffee and plant-based treats. Coffee drinks are made by highly trained baristas using plant-based milk alternatives including almond and oat milk.
Their pastry selection includes a variety of savory and sweet options including sourdough rolls, sticky buns, donuts, and more! You will also find a sweet selection on vegan chocolates, cakes, and tarts. Looking for something substantial to pair with your coffee? Check out their rotating breakfast and lunch menu!
Catch them at their Piedmont Ave location Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Eli’s Mile High Club (3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609)
Eli’s is a place known for its stiff drinks, punk rock shows, and great vegan food! They have some of the most innovative vegan bar bites including their Crustwrap, which is their vegan version of Taco Bell’s popular Crunch Wrap, jack fruit taquitos, and Beyond burger. Along with their in-house vegan bites, they host Tacos El Precioso and S+M Vegan pop-ups on alternating Tuesdays!
Located on the border of Temescal and Hoover-Foster, the bar opens at 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and at 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.
Classic Cars West Beer Garden (411 26th St Ste B, Oakland, CA 94612)
If you are an individual who appreciates vintage cars, craft beer, and plant-based comfort food, Classic Cars West Beer Garden is the place for you! Their large indoor-outdoor space displays local artwork and classic cars that are for sale!
Their food menu consists of plant-based versions of American diner classics including several renditions of the popular Impossible Burger, French fries, and vegan wings. They also have a very popular weekend brunch at which they offer plant-based versions of breakfast staples including chicken and waffles and scrambles.
The bar is nestled on 26th St between Broadway and Telegraph in Oakland’s KONO district. Check out their website for up-to-date hours and menu.
Two Mammas’ Vegan Kitchen (3700 East 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601)
If you are looking for great place to bring the whole family for a plant-based meal, look no further than Two Mamma’s Vegan Kitchen. This Fruitvale eatery creates wholesome breakfast and lunch items that taste great and are good for you.
Try their plant-based sausage or bacon benedict. The rich and creamy hollandaise sauce is sure to be a hit. Looking for something sweet? Two Mammas’ has amazing waffles and gluten-free buckwheat pancakes. Along with your favorite breakfast items, you can order sandwiches for a healthy and filling lunch.
The restaurant is located on E 12th Street near the Fruitvale BART station. Visit them Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Eternal (247 4th St Ste 111, Oakland, CA 94607)
Lovers of Donut Farm’s brunch, rejoice! There is a new Jack London Square location that focuses on the delicious breakfast and lunch items that keep the San Pablo shop packed during the weekends. They have a great selection on American and Latin fusion fare including biscuits and gravy, scrambles, chilaquiles, and tacos! Of course, they also offer a selection of their staple cake donuts.
Brunch is available every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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