Whether fully plant-based, not-a-meat eater or interested in trying vegetarian and vegan options, they taste great and make you feel great, these restaurants serve up flavorful and healthy dishes for any dietary needs. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Café del Soul (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County vegetarian and vegan picks see below.
Our 2023 Dining category sponsor is Rodney Strong.
Because there are so many great ones, we’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.
Mill Valley/ San Rafael
Healthy options become addictive at this eatery that now has locations in both Tam Junction and San Rafael. Once you stop in for the deliciously fresh quinoa wrap, you’ll want to return to try the chipotle rice bowl. A casual lunch spot and great for takeout, Cafe del Soul also serves smoothies and pressed juices.
247 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, 415.388.1852
This is a popular spot for organic and non-GMO cold-pressed juices, snacks and ready-to-eat meals, plenty of gluten-free, grain-free, and low-glycemic-index choices, and even raw desserts. Try the namesake salad or give the cashew milk with cinnamon and vanilla a shot to see what Urban Remedy is all about.
34 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 415.383.5300
Known for the salads, veggie burgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches, the organic fast food concept that originated in Santa Rosa is best experienced via the namesake drive thru but is just as fun to eat on the colorful, shaded patio. The burrito is even available gluten-free.
5839 Paradise Dr, Corte Madera, 415.737.6055
Veggie Grill is part of a chain of all-vegan food restaurants based out of Los Angeles and Orange counties. The Town Center Corte Madera branch has a casual feel to it, and plenty of seating. Everything served is 100% plant-based food. There is no meat, dairy, eggs, cholesterol, animal fat or trans fat. Even though items say “crab” or “chickin’” it means it is a high protein substitute. The menu is heavy on beans, kale and quinoa. The must-have item is the Crispy Cauliflower, with a sweet and spice orange glaze over panko-coated cauliflower. Save room for dessert; the carrot cake with Tofutti frosting is delicious.
100 Corte Madera Town Center #147, Corte Madera, CA, 94925, 415.945.8954
Novato’s hottest new eatery might be tucked into Pacheco Plaza, but it has already developed a following for its fresh açaí bowls and egg bagel sandwiches. The menu calls out raw and vegan items, like a kombucha-mojito shake. Breakfast tacos are topped with slaw and falafel sauce, a reimaging of the basic egg and potato taco that hits all the right notes.
464 Ignacio Blvd, Novato. 415.475.1128