Happily, San Diego’s restaurants are becoming more veggie-friendly, and people are excitedly checking out new options for plant-based dining. Check out the very active and helpful San Diego Vegans group on Facebook for more updates!
In downtown San Diego, try the newish Sol Cal Cafe for organic and fresh foods and juices. The Raw Pesto Kelp Noodle Pasta was definitely tasty, and my friends enjoyed the enormous Loaded Baked Sweet Potato! Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla is another new kid on the block I have yet to try. I finally made it to the cozy spot with yummy vegan and gluten-free pizza: Red House Pizza in University Heights. Nearby, Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant has expanded their space and it’s hard to stay away from the amazing Satay (grilled skewers with mock chicken and peanut sauce).
Cafe Gratitude, an organic, vegan favorite in LA, San Francisco and other areas will open a location soon in Little Italy, and Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food Market plans to build a veggie restaurant and juice bar when they expand.
Last but not least, San Diego Veg Festival is back for the third year, sharing speakers and exhibitors and offering health-conscious items for sale. Check it out on April 5 in Point Loma.
Please leave a comment if you know of any other San Diego news for the veggie crowd.