In Oakland, a Vegan Food Scene Is Born

With the opening of The Olde Depot, a vegan pub next to Beer Revolution and within spitting distance of Souley Vegan, downtown Oakland is becoming a destination for those who abstain from animals, Pius Avocado III says on Chowhound. Commenters aren't yet sold on Olde Depot's vegan sausages, but self-described "on-and-off vegetarian" hungree says that the food at Souley Vegan (pictured) is good enough to keep carnivores interested. Other meat-free winners downtown are Golden Lotus and Shangri-La Vegan, where the food is organic.

Robert Lauriston looks to nonvegan restaurants that serve great vegan dishes, including vegetarian café and wine bar Encuentro, Cambodian Battambang, and many Ethiopian restaurants farther north on Telegraph Avenue.

The Olde Depot [East Bay]
468 Third Street, Oakland
No phone available

Souley Vegan [East Bay]
301 Broadway, Oakland
510-922-1615

Golden Lotus [East Bay]
1301 Franklin Street, Oakland
510-893-0383

Shangri-La Vegan [East Bay]
4001 Linden Street, Oakland
510-547-1842

Encuentro [East Bay]
202 Second Street, Oakland
510-832-9463

Battambang [East Bay]
850 Broadway, Oakland
510-839-8815

Discuss: Olde Depot Public House, by beer rev anyone tried? [Oakland]

Photo from Souley Vegan