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              rec.food.veg  World Guide to Vegetarianism
                             California3
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The 20 parts of this guide contain a world list of vegetarian and
vegetarian-friendly restaurants, stores, organizations, services, etc.
Each part is posted on an independent schedule.

The guide is available on WWW in easy-to-use hypertext format on the
Vegetarian Pages at http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Vegetarian/

        ** Please send us any new listings or corrections. **

The prefered way for you to send us updates is to use the forms on the
above mentioned WWW site. E-mail updates gladly accepted also, but
please format them in the same format as is used in this guide and
keep comments and reviews short, simple, and straight to the point.

The latest posted copy of the World Guide to Vegetarianism is also
available via e-mail. For an index and instructions, send an e-mail to
mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the message body:
  send usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide/index
The guide is also available via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu in the
directory /pub/usenet/news.answers/vegetarian/guide.


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California part 3
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This section has listings for the following:

  Counties:
    San Joaquin      Santa Clara      Sonoma           Tuolumne
    San Luis Obispo  Santa Cruz       South            Ventura
    San Mateo        Siskiyou         Stanislaus       Yolo
    Santa Barbara    Solano           Sutter           <unknown>


Many thanks to Elliot Omiya, our previous California coordinator, and
to Michael Hummell for having provided a good deal of information on
the Bay Area.

Entries marked with *VRG are ones which were discovered in the
_Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S.
and Canada_ from the Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463,
Baltimore, MD 21203. Tel. (410) 366-VEGE. Foreword by Lindsay Wagner,
info compiled by Sally Clinton and Debra Wasserman, published by Avery
Publishing Group Inc. in Garden City Park, NY, copyright 1993.


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San Joaquin County


Stockton
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Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, Lincoln Center South, 6535 Pacific Avenue (at Benjamin
  Holt Drive), (209) 951-7597
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



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San Luis Obispo County                                 (Central Coast)


Arroyo Grande
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Vegetarian Inclined People
383 Walnut Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, (805) 489-5481



Cambria
-------

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Robin's, 4095 Burton Drive, (805) 927-5007
- Offers dishes from various cultures, including Mexican, Asian, and
  American. "The stir fry I had was delicious. They were happy to
  substitute rice for pasta when I found out the pasta had egg." Good
  selection of lacto-ovo dishes, several entrees are or can be made
  vegan. Open Mon-Sat(Sun?) 11am-2:30pm & 5pm-9ish, Sun 2:30pm-4:45pm.



San Luis Obispo
---------------

All of San Luis Obispo is totally nonsmoking!!!


Hobee's, Royal Oak Motor Lodge, 212 Madonna Road, 549-9186
- Vegetarian-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open
  daily.



Santa Margarita
---------------

Vegetarian Network
P.O. Box 15, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, (805) 461-1212



Shell Beach
-----------

Vegetarian Life, Special Interest Group of MENSA
P.O. Box 3425, Shell Beach, CA 93448



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San Mateo County                             (San Francisco Peninsula)


Vegetarian Organizations:

Penninsula Vegetarians
284 Margarita Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
- Newsletter. Potlucks on 3rd Saturday of each month at 6:30pm at
  First Baptist Church (North California Avenue & Bryant Street) in
  Palo Alto. Contact: Jennifer Raymond (415) 493-0211 or Kay Bushnell
  (415) 321-4857.

Earthsave (Peninsula)
- Contact: Ken Greer/Liz Elms (415) 948-0304.

Peninsula/South Bay Vegetarian Activists
Contact: Lynn Gale <lynn@CASBS.STANFORD.EDU>, (415) 917-8786
- Seek vegetarian volunteers with strong desktop publishing skills
  and access to a computer and laser printer. Publish the annual
  Vegetarian Foundation vegetarian resource guide/restaurant guide,
  among other things.

Penninsula Vegetarian Singles
- A subgroup of Pennisula Vegetarians. "Various activities, and
  usually have dinner together every ... "
- On hold. Looking for new coordinator. Call Jennifer (415) 493-0211.

Penninsula Macrobiotic Community
350 Cambridge Avenue #350, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (415) 559-3320
Contact: Patricia Becker
- Newsletter. Gourmet vegetarian dinners/lectures every Monday at
  6:30pm. Please reserve by 9:00pm Sunday.


For a list of farms selling fresh produce send a SASE to
San Mateo County Farm Bureau, Harvest Trails Map.
765 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



Burlingame
----------

Sebastian's Takeoutrageous, 1207 Capuchino Ave, (415) 348-8015
- Vegetarian-friendly. Juice Bar/Deli. Open Mon-Sat.



Daly City
---------

Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, Westlake Shopping Center
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



Foster City
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Joy
- Chinese restaurant. Will prepare almost any entree without meat.
  Use a great tasting substitute for the meat (gluten?) Try their
  Singapore Curry Chow-mein (ask them to make it extra spicy); I've
  never tasted anything better than that!



Half Moon Bay
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Natural Foods Stores With Cafes:

Healing Moon Health Food Store, Main Street
- Small but well stocked and friendly. Has a veggi cafe and a nice
  garden to eat in out back. Good tofu sandwiches.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Mezza Luna Restaurant, 3048 Cabrillo Hwy. North
- Italian. Both of my daughters who are long time vegetarians love
  to eat here. The food is excellent and the waiters are a riot as
  they pretend to have thick Italian accents. They sometimes forget
  the accent and it is very entertaining.

Pasta Moon, in the Tin Palace, Main Street

Tres Amigos Taqueria, Hwy 1 at Kelly
- Veggie burritos. Good and cheap.



Menlo Park
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Vegetarian Restaurants:

St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sandhill Road, (415) 599-3320
- Gormet macrobiotic dinner every Monday (only) at 6:30. Call for
  menu. Reservations required by Sunday 9:30 pm. Cost is $10 (1994).


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Flea Street Cafe, 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, (415) 854-1226
- They are very small, quiet and romantic, the food is very innovative
  and well cooked, and many dishes are vegetarian or can be prepared
  without meat. Use organic produce. Serve food which is fresh and in
  season. The menu changes, so ask about specials. I suggest
  reservations. Open for lunch Tue-Fri, dinner Tue-Sat, brunch Sun.

Firenze Pasta, 646 Santa Cruz Avenue, (415) 327-3140

Late For The Train, 150 Middlefield Road, (415) 321-6124
- Closed Mon.

Fresh Choice, 600 Santa Cruz Avenue, 323-4061
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 720 Menlo Avenue (3 blocks west of El Camino Real),
  323-2134
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



Milbrae
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Hong Kong Flower Lounge
- John McDougall (fatfree guru) did a TV segment here. Because of this
  the restaurant now offers some fatfree vegetarian dishes.



Redwood City
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Arian Intn.Bazaar, 715 El Camino Real, (415) 365-1177
- Vegetarian-friendly. Falafel. Closed Sun.

Molly Stone's Farm Market, 520 Woodside Road, 365-8300
- Natural foods store? Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Open on
  holidays.

Farmer's market, city parking lot, Winslow south of Broadway
- Sat 8am-noon. June to Oct.



San Bruno
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Fon Yong, 130 El Camino, (415) 589-3088
- Vegetarian-friendly. Great! Open Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 12:30pm-
  9:30pm, Sun 2pm-9:30pm. Discount for San Francisco Vegetarian
  Society members.

Hobee's, 12 Bayhill Shopping Center, (415) 588-9662
- Vegan-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open
  daily.



San Mateo
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Uncle Chen, 40 42nd Street
- Chinese. Vegan-friendly. Separate and very extensive vegetarian
  menu.

Amici's Pizzeria, 69 E. Third Avenue, (415) 342-9392
- Non-dairy cheese substitute available on any pizza. Excellent garlic
  bread and veggie non-dairy extra garlic pizza. Clean arty decor.

Good Earth, 3190 Campus Drive, (415) 349-0165
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods. Vegan options.
  Bakery. Open daily.

Fresh Choice, 1952 S. El Camino Real, (415) 341-8498
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.

East Coast West, 2224 San Mateo Fashion Island, (415) 341-4133
- Deli.

Gandhi's, 2299 S. El Camino Real (few blocks south of 92)
- Indian.

Royal India, 147 E. 3rd Street
- Excellent North Indian cuisine.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 1820 S. Grant Street, (415) 570-6140
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.

Peninsula Humane Society, (415) 340-7022 ext. 344
- Offers vegetarian cooking & nutrition classes in San Mateo taught by
  Jennifer Raymond, the president of Penninsula Vegetarians.



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Santa Barbara County


Goleta
------

Good Earth, 5955 Calle Real, 683-6101
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods.



Santa Barbara
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Vegetarian Restaurants:

Follow Your Heart Cafe, 19 S. Milpas Street, 966-2251
- Natural foods store with deli. Vegan. Cheap.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

The Main Squeeze, 138 E. Canon Perdido, 966-5365
- Sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh juices. Nightly vegetarian special.
  Vegan options. Organic produce used whenever possible. Have
  sugarless deserts. Counter service. Live music on weekends. Open
  daily.

The Bakery, 129 E. Anapamu Street, (805) 962-2089
- Northern Italian restaurant and bakery. Vegan-friendly. Many
  vegetarian options, and a flexible and friendly staff make this
  restaurant a real treat. Most dishes made from scratch using the
  freshest ingredients. The food is beautiful and delicious. Beautiful
  decor. The owner/head-chef is a perfectionist. Across from Santa
  Barbara's historic courthouse. Open daily 7am-9pm.

The Bakery, 129 E. Ananpamu Street, (805) 962-2089
- Italian. Vegan-friendly. [Delicious Northern Italian cuisine, with
  most dishes made from scratch using the freshest ingredients.] The
  chef is a perfectionist. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food
  is beautiful and delicious. Open 7 days: 7am-10pm.

Sojourner Coffeehouse, 134 E. Canon Perdido, 965-7922
- Natural foods. Mexican, Italian, & American dishes. Very affordable.

Isla Vista's Food Co-op
- Good deli counter. Quick, healthy food to go. An excellent place to
  shop.

Flavor of India, on State Street
- Good vegetarian menu, good service, good prices. Highly recommended.

Wan Fu Gourmet Restaurant, 925 State St. 962-8211
- "Authentic Chinese cuisine with health conscious modern dieting".
  Have vegetarian entrees for lunch and dinner. Ultra light sauce on
  request. Moderate price. Open daily 11:30am-10pm.

Fresh Choice, 740 State Street, (805) 965-6599
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.
- Look for coupons with considerable discounts in 'The Independent',
  a local weekly paper.

Mariann's Italian Villa
- Has a great dinner for two for about $15 that includes a large
  salad, spaghetti with marinara sauce, and cheese pizza... far more
  food than two people can eat in one sitting.

China Castle, on Chapala
- Supposed to be quite good.

Freebird's World Burrito, in Isle Vista
- Great vegan burritos at a great price.

The New York Hero House, on Pardall in Isle Vista
- Awesome eggplant parmesagen hero. They even have a special marinara
  sauce for vegans(?).


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 29 S. Milpas Street, (805) 564-7878
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



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Santa Clara County          (South San Francisco Bay / Silicon Valley)


Vegetarian Organizations:

South Bay Vegetarians
Contact: Ken Douglass, (408) 995-6664
- Potluck dinner on first Saturday of each month, starting 6:30pm at
  various South Bay locations. Speakers, videos, walks and socializing
  after dinner.

Penninsula Vegetarians
284 Margarita Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
- Newsletter. Potlucks on 3rd Saturday of each month at 6:30pm at
  First Baptist Church (North California Avenue & Bryant Street) in
  Palo Alto. Contact: Jennifer Raymond (415) 493-0211 or Kay Bushnell
  (415) 321-4857.

Peninsula/South Bay Vegetarian Activists
Contact: Lynn Gale <lynn@CASBS.STANFORD.EDU>, (415) 917-8786
- Seek vegetarian volunteers with strong desktop publishing skills
  and access to a computer and laser printer. Publish the annual
  Vegetarian Foundation vegetarian resource guide/restaurant guide,
  among other things.

Penninsula Vegetarian Singles
- A subgroup of Pennisula Vegetarians. "Various activities, and
  usually have dinner together every ... "
- On hold. Looking for new coordinator. Call Jennifer (415) 493-0211.

Penninsula Macrobiotic Community
350 Cambridge Avenue #350, Palo Alto, CA 94306, (415) 559-3320
Contact: Patricia Becker
- Newsletter. Gourmet vegetarian dinners/lectures every Monday at
  6:30pm. Please reserve by 9:00pm Sunday.

South Bay In Defense of Animals
P.O. Box 41443, San Jose, CA 95160-1443
- Perhaps the busiest AR group in the region. Holds numerous anti-fur
  events. Produces a newsletter. They make the press several times.


For a list of farms selling fresh produce in Santa Clara and Santa
Cruz counties, send your request with a SASE to:
San Jose Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 6178, San Jose, CA 95150



Campbell
--------

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Bread of Life, 1690 S. Bascom (at Hamilton), (408) 371-5000
- 'Alternative' foods store with vegetarian-friendly deli. Vegan
  options. Salad bar. More than 35 prepared salads, 20 sandwiches, and
  20 desserts. Naturaly sweetened cookies and pastries. Open Mon-Fri
  8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.

Royal Taj, 1350 Camden Avenue, 559-6801
- Indian. Vegan options. *VRG

Mediterranean Cafe, 100 W. Hamilton Avenue, (408) 379-9133
- Middle-Eastern/Armenian. Great falafel and Mediterranean salad. Also
  meatless lentil soup -- yum! Counter service. Very casual and
  inexpensive. Nice ambience with classical music (usually).

Fresh Choice, Hamilton Plaza, 1654 S. Bascom Avenue, 559-1912
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Natural Foods Stores:

Bread of Life, 1690 S. Bascom (at Hamilton), (408) 371-5000
- 'Alternative' foods store with vegetarian-friendly deli. Open
  Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.

Sunflower Nutrition Centers, 2230 S. Bascom Avenue, (408) 371-7800
- Sells organic produce at good prices. Small store with a helpful
  staff. Bulk food, vitamins. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-7pm, Sat
  9:30am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, Pruneyard Shopping Center
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



Cupertino
---------

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Sun 'N' Soil, 20700 Stevens Creek Blvd, 257-8887
- Vegan options. Closed Sun.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Bread of Life, 10983 N Wolfe Road (North of 280), (408) 257-7000
- 'Alternative' foods store with vegetarian-friendly deli. Vegan
  options. Salad bar. More than 35 prepared salads, 20 sandwiches, and
  20 desserts. Naturaly sweetened cookies and pastries. Open Mon-Fri
  8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.

Palms Cafe, 20735-A Stevens Creek Blvd, (408) 255-1700
- Vegan-friendly. McDougall Plan section on the menu. McDougall soups,
  salads, entrees, and desserts. Daily specials. Open Mon-Fri
  11am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm (10pm on Fri), Sat 11am-10pm. Closed Sun.

Katmandu West, 20916 Homestead Road, (408) 996-0940
- Nepalese. Quite a few vegetarian dishes. Lunch buffet. Great food,
  reasonable prices, friendly people.

Good Earth, 20807 Stevens Creek Blvd, (408) 321-9449
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods. Open daily.

Hobee's, Oaks Shopping Center, 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd, 255-6010
- Vegan-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts.
  Open daily.

Fresh Choice, Vallco Shopping Center, 10123 N. Wolfe Road, 253-1605
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.



Los Altos
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Smart Alex, Village Court-Inner Circle, 4546 El Camino Real, 949-4737
- Vegetarian-friendly deli-type restaurant with many vegetarian
  choices. Veggie burger, tofu burger, falafels, burritos and
  quesadillas, pizza, salad bar, fresh juices, etc. Open Mon-Fri
  11am-8pm, Sat 11am-4pm.



Los Gatos
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Richard's Natural Foods, 111 E. Main Street, 354-0588
- Vegetarian natural foods store with deli. Organic salad bar, soups,
  dairy-free cakes and pies. Counter service. Closed Sun. *VRG

Good Earth, 206 No. Santa Cruz, (408) 395-6868
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods.

Rooh's Cafe Salsa, New Town Center, 15525 Los Gatos Blvd, 358-ROOH
- Vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas,
  and a lentil based Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or
  preservatives are used. Nutritional fact sheets available. Open
  daily. *VRG

Live Oak Kitchen, 15531 Union Avenue, (408) 371-7600
- Vegetarian-friendly.



Milpitas
--------

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hobee's
- Vegetarian-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open
  daily.

Fresh Choice, Milpitas Town Center, 555 E. Calaveras Blvd, 262-6604
- Vegan-friendly restaurant. All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar,
  etc. Very clean. Many vegan options but the marinara pasta sauce is
  not one of them. Their nutritional information pamphlet lists all
  menu items and it even has a column that indicates those that are
  vegan. Great place even for those who normally don't like eating
  salads.


Miscellaneous:

Sugandh India Imports, Abel Plaza, on Abel Street off Calaveras Blvd,
  956-9509
- Indian food store. Cleanest Indian store in the bay area. Indian
  CDs. Large collection of Indian dresses. Next to Swagat Indian
  Restaurant.



Morgan Hill
-----------

South Valley Vegetarians
13810 Sheila Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, (408) 779-2577



Mountain View
-------------

Vegetarian Restaurants:

Garden Fresh, 1245 W. El Camino Real (at Shoreline), (415) 961-7795
- Chinese. Highly recommended. Excellent food, very enjoyable
  restaurant. Especially good are the steamed dumplings, the basil
  rolls, and the hot and sour soup. The Orange Beef and the Stuffed
  Tofu are very good. Some people absolutely love the Sweet And Sour
  Pork, and others absolutely hate it. Be aware that the lunch
  specials are not available on weekends. Low-fat, no-MSG. Very
  pleasant proprietress. Open Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 5pm-10pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hobee's, 2312 Central Expressway, 968-6050
- Vegetarian-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open
  daily.

Rooh's Cafe Salsa, 650 Castro Street, 969-6393
- Vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas,
  and a lentil based Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or
  preservatives are used. Nutritional fact sheets available. Open
  daily. *VRG

Country Gourmet, 2098 W. El Camino Real, 962-0239
- Vegetarian-friendly. Natural foods. Veggie burritos, taco salad,
  pasta. Counter service. Open daily.

Sue's Indian Cuisine, 216 Castro, 969-1112
- Indian. "The best Indian food on Castro Street and that must mean
  it's good!" Excellent food and service. Buffet lunch during the week
  always has different and varied vegetarian choices. All items for
  lunch and dinner have a wonderful balance of flavor and spice. Open
  Mon-Fri for lunch buffet and dinner, Sat for dinner only. Closed
  Sundays.


Miscellaneous:

Narayan Market, at the corner of California and Showers
- Indian food store. Owner is a solemn type, but he's very helpful.
  Well stocked in exotic Indian ingredients. Well stocked in general.
  Reasonable prices.

Marcella Lynch, 969-9838
- Macrobiotic cooking classes.



Palo Alto
---------

Vegetarian Restaurants:

P.A. Meditation Center, 470 San Antonio Road (near Middlefield)
- Ayurvedic (India) cuisine. Fresh chapatis. Non-meditators also
  welcome. $6. Open Mon-Fri noon-1pm & 7pm-8pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Country Sun Deli, 440 California Avenue, (415) 324-9190 or 328-4120
- Carries many natural foods store products. GREAT bread. Deli with
  hot and cold foods and a counter inside to eat at and tables
  outside. Vegan options. Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm.

Good Earth, 185 University Avenue, 321-9449
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods. Vegan options.
  Bakery. Open daily.

Printer's Inc Cafe, 320 California Avenue, 323-3347
- Great food, great atmosphere. Espresso's great, lots of vegan and
  veggie choices for meals. Open daily 7:30am-11pm.

Hobee's, 2 locations:
  4224 El Camino Real (neat Charleston/Arastradero), 856-6124
  67 Town & Country Village, 327-4111
- All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers, vegetarian chili, soups,
  sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open daily.

Homma's Brown Rice Sushi, 2363 Birch (near California), 327-6118
- Extensive vegetarian selections.

Miyake's, on University
- Extensive vegetarian selections.

Bangkok Cuisine, 407 Lytton Avenue (at Waverley), (415) 322-6533
- Thai. Separate vegetarian menu. Highly recommended. Excellent food.
  Especially good is the Hot and Sour Mushroom soup ("medium" is
  fairly spicy). Also recommended are Pad Thai (they ask whether you
  want egg or not), Fried Rice (with pipeapple), and various curry and
  peanut sauce dishes. The restaurant is quite small, and I
  encountered a wait even on a Tuesday evening.

Little Garden, on El Camino (near Arastadero)
- Chinese/Vietnamese. Full vegetarian menu. Even egg rolls and soup
  can be ordered vegetarian. I like their style, once you order
  vegetarian dishes, they will point out which ones have eggs and ask
  if that is okay. Great selection, too! The curried tofu is
  especially recommended.

Jing-Jing, on Emerson
- Full page of vegetarian dishes on the menu.

Tokyo, 448 University Avenue, 325-1605
- Has separate vegetarian menu, but you must ask for it.

Veggie Bar, 1909 University Avenue, 323-2235

Casa Isabel, 2434 Park Blvd, 853-9700
- Mexican. No lard.

Country Fare, 2680 Middlefield Road, 326-3802
- Breakfast & lunch. Emphasizes fresh, organic ingredients. Curry tofu
  salad, couscous, hummus, and tabouli.

Thai City, 3691 El Camino (between Curtner Street and Page Mill Road),
  493-0643
- Thai. Food's always fresh and presentation is good. Food is a little
  on the oily side, but no more so that any other Thai I've ever
  eaten. Food quality and taste is excellent and consistant. I've been
  eating there for about 5 years and almost never been dissatisfied!
  They do have a separate veggie menu, a little on the limited side,
  but they will make almost any dish vegetarian if they aren't busy.
  Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm for lunch, 5pm-10pm for dinner, Sat
  noon-10:30pm, and Sun 5pm-10pm.

Nataraja, 117 University Avenue, 329-0922
- Indian. Weekday lunch buffet ~$6. Dinner ~$25.

Gaylord India Restaurant, 317 Stanford Shopping Center, 326-8761

Benbo's, 460 Ramona Avenue, (415) 323-2555
- Mediterranean. Vegan-friendly. Excellent hummus and pita bread.
  Several vegetarian plates, including stuffed grape leaves, stuffed
  cabbage, eggplant pitas, and grilled eggplant, plus lentil soup.
  Moderately priced (veg. plates about $9, 1995). Many lacto dishes
  can be made vegan on request -- ask friendly waitresses. Small
  dining area. Reservations accepted. Open Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, Mon-Sat
  5:30pm-9:30pm. Closed Sun.

Max's Opera Cafe, 711 Stanford Shopping Center, (415) 323-6297
- Vegetarian section in menu includes egg-noodle pasta with tomatoes
  or with pesto and vegetables, stuffed baked potato, polenta,
  vegetarian sub or club (latter can be made vegan if requested). Only
  vegan dish is steamed vegetables with dipping sauce. Generous
  portions. Scrumptious desserts. Entrees $8 and up. Reservations
  accepted for dinner, otherwise expect 30-45 minute wait for table on
  weekend evenings. Open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm.

Ramona's, 541 Ramona, 326-2220
- Pizza restaurant with salad bar.

Croutons, 379 University Avenue, 325-2001

Fresh Choice, in Stanford Shopping Center, 322-6995
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Natural Foods Stores:

Mollie Stone's Market, 164 California Avenue, 323-8361
- Wonderful produce. Large selection of organic produce. "Delicious
  fresh salad bar." Bulk foods. Bakery.

Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson (at Homer), 326-8666
- Their deli serves a grilled seitan sandwich.

Country Sun Deli, 440 California Avenue, (415) 324-9190 or 328-4120


Miscellaneous:

Farmer's market, Gilman Street, behind downtown Post Office
- Sat 9am-1pm. June to Nov.

Peninsula Takeout Meals, Susan Broad O'Toole, (415) 941-1028
- Vegetarian and dairy-free meals that you can pick up at several
  locations on Tue, Wed, and Fri.

American Style Macrobiotic Cooking Classes, (415) 599-3320
- Tought by Patrica Becker. "Excellent gourmet chef and macrobiotic
  counseler."


Vegetarian Organizations:

Penninsula Vegetarians
Penninsula Macrobiotic Community
- See Santa Clara County section for more info.



San Jose
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Vegetarian Restaurants:

White Lotus Vegetarian, 80 N. Market Street, 977-0540
- Vietnamese. Mostly vegan. While there are many "meat" dishes on the
  menu, everything is actually vegetarian. "It was deeeee-licious and
  *cheap* (c. $4/entree, 1993)." Food is extremely flavorful. Highly
  recommended. Ambiance is pleasant and airy and the service is
  friendly. They make their own soymilk and they have outstanding
  vegan deserts. The main cook is vegan. Smoke-free. Open Tue-Fri
  11am-2:30pm & 5:30pm-9pm, Sat 10:30am-10pm, Sun 10:30am-9pm. Closed
  Mondays.
- Excellent, but the dishes are kind of oily. The food there is
  fantastic. Even my vegetarian challenged friends like their dishes.

International Vegetarian House, 520 East Santa Clara Street, 292-3798
- Lacto-vegetarian. Vegan-friendly. International food, including
  Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, French, etc. Large number of
  gourmet pizzas, toppings include sun-dried tomatoes and vegetarian
  Canadian bacon. Tofu specialties. Many Italian pasta dishes, Asian
  rice and soup dishes and spring rolls. Non-alcoholic cocktails,
  beers, and wines served at a piano bar. No MSG. Run by a religious
  organization. Also known as The International Supreme Master Ching
  Hai Meditation Associations Vegetarian House. Open daily 11am-11pm.
- "It is a religious center as well as a restaurant. The food was
  great, and the place is highly recommended; be aware, however, that
  you will be bombarded with a loud video of the supreme master
  talking about her view of the universe during the course of your
  meal."


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Hobee's, 920 Town & Country Village, Stevens Creek Blvd, 244-5212
- Vegan-friendly. All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers,
  vegetarian chili, soups, sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open
  daily.

Rooh's Cafe Salsa, Metro Plaza, 25 Metro Drive, 441-ROOH
- Vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas,
  and a lentil based Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or
  preservatives are used. Nutritional fact sheets available. Open
  daily. *VRG

Royal Taj, 118 E. Santa Clara Street, 993-0661
- Indian. Vegan options. *VRG

Hayatt's Pastries, at intersection of Newhall & Winchester
- Middle Eastern. A very small family run establishment that serves
  great falafels. It has a variety of vegetarian dishes. Very tasty.
  Inexpensive. Try their coconut macaroons.

Falafel Drive In, 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, 294-7886
- "Great falafels." But they cook their falafels in the same oil they
  use for their non-vegetarian items. Open Mon-Sat 9am-7:30pm, Sun
  11am-6pm.

Willow Street Pizza, 971-7080
- Vegan pizza available.

Fresh Choice, 2 locations:
  Westgate Shopping Center, 1600 Saratoga Avenue, 866-1491
  Almaden Plaza, 5353 Almaden Expressway #39A, 723-7991
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Natural Foods Stores:

Bread of Life, 2 locations.
- 'Alternative' foods store with vegetarian-friendly deli. Vegan
  options. Salad bar. More than 35 prepared salads, 20 sandwiches, and
  20 desserts. Naturaly sweetened cookies and pastries. Indoors and
  outdoor seating. Carries nearly everything. Huge selection of bulk
  grains, nuts, dried fruit, herbs, and spices. Organic and local
  produce. Large variety of tofu/tempeh/seitan products. Good bread
  selection. Great selection of frozen and packaged convenience foods.
  If they don't have it, you can special order it, and get a discount.
  Unfortunately they also have a meat counter. Open Mon-Fri
  8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 2 locations:
  5985 Almaden Expressway (1 mile south of Blossom Hill Rd), 927-9091
  5269 Prospect Road (btwn Lawrence Exprwy & Saratoga Ave), 446-5055
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.

Bharat Bazaar, on El Camino at Lawrence Expressway, in the K-Mart
  shopping center
- Indian food store. Lots of imported jars of chutney and achar. Many
  bins of dal, rice, and other bulk items. Fresh and frozen produce.
  Fresh turmeric root. Have a pink variety of turmeric that is more
  fragrant and subtle than the yellow variety. Indian cookware,
  dishes, music. Next to other Indian establishments.

New Indian Market, 2365 McKee
- Indian food store.


Vegetarian Organizations:

South Bay Vegetarians
- See above, at top of Santa Clara County section, for more info.

South Bay In Defense of Animals
- See above, at top of Santa Clara County section, for more info.



Santa Clara
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Pasand Madras, 3701 El Camino Real (at Lawrence Expressway), 241-5150
- South Indian. Half the menu is vegetarian. Vegan options. Good South
  Indian food. Live North Indian music Fri & Sat nights. Open daily.


Good Earth, 2705 The Alameda, 984-0960
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods.

Rooh's Cafe Salsa, 2 locations:
  2777 El Camino Real, 985-ROOH
  1171 Homestead, 246-2455
- Vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas,
  and a lentil based Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or
  preservatives are used. Nutritional fact sheets available. Open
  daily. *VRG

Fresh Choice, Valley Fair Mall, 3041 Stevens Creek Blvd, 243-7402
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.



Saratoga
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Rooh's Cafe Salsa, 18832 Cox Avenue, 374-2227
- Vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas,
  and a lentil based Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or
  preservatives are used. Nutritional fact sheets available. Open
  daily. *VRG



Stanford
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Jordan Hall Cafe, Basement of Jordan Hall (Building 420), Main Quad
- Thai. Take-out only. The cafe features three vegan (as far as I can
  tell) specials ($4, 1995), a different one each on Mon, Wed, and
  Fri. No vegetarian special on Tue/Thur, though egg-noodle salad
  ($3.50, 1995) is available every day. Salads are mildly spicy. Some
  specials are very spicy by American standards. Specials frequently
  sell out before closing. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm. Closed holidays
  and during intersession.


Vegetarian Organizations:

Stanford Vegetarians
- Contact: Inder Singh (415) 854-6612.

Vegetarian Foundation, PO Box 9470, Stanford, CA 94309
- Organizes World Vegetarian Day event.



Sunnyvale
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Vegetarian Restaurants:

Country Green, 1030A East El Camino Real (at Henderson), 749-9661
- Chinese. Mostly vegan. Excellent food. This little restaurant
  carries a wide variety of dishes using gluten and tofu as a base.
  Much of the menu consists of Buddhist food. Some recommended dishes
  are Spicy and Sour Soup, Beancurd Castle (tofu skin with fresh tofu,
  TVP, corn, and green beans), and Lucky and Happy (seaweed roll with
  walnuts, crushed peanuts, celery, beancurd and vegan mayonnaise).
  "The gluten balls in tasty white sauce have water chestnuts in them
  and are really good!" Presentation of meals is very creative. Serve
  non-dairy ice creams. Dinners run $6-10.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Country Gourmet, 1314 S. Mary Avenue, 733-9446
- Vegan-friendly. Natural foods. Fresh baked goods, large variety
  of salads, daily entrees. Everything is fresh, with no preservatives
  or MSG. Vegan options. Smoke-free.

Royal Taj, 889 E. El Camino Real, 720-8396
- Indian. Vegan options. *VRG

Nomee's Silver Spoon, on Sunnyvale Avenue near Evelyn
- Israeli. "They have the BEST falafels I've ever tasted; the recipe
  was brought from Israel by the original owners." The falafels are
  vegan, as are their french fries (both are cooked in vegetable oil
  that is used to cook no other food). "People I've told about the
  place keeping going back."

Fresh Choice, 2 locations:
  Cala Center, 1105 W. El Camino, 732-7788
  Moffett Park, 333 Moffet Park Drive, 734-0661
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Miscellaneous:

Daksha Desai, 624 N Fair Oaks, 737-0168
- Homemade Indian vegetarian meals. Will provide regular lunches and
  dinners at a very reasonable price. Delivery arrangeable. Also
  available: samosas, kachori, dhoklas, rotis, parathas, etc. Will
  take party orders.



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Santa Cruz County


For a list of farms selling fresh produce in Santa Cruz and Santa
Clara counties, send your request with a SASE to:
San Jose Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 6178, San Jose, CA 95150



Capitola
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Vegetarian Restaurants:

Dharma's, 4250 Capitola Road, 462-1717
- Vegetarian restaurant. Brahma Burgers ($4.25), Dharma Dogs ($2.35),
  subs, Thai, Mexican, pasta, whole-food desserts. Vegan options. Very
  casual. Counter service. Take-out. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-9pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Fresh Choice, Brown Ranch Marketplace, 3555 Clares Street (off 41st
  Street behind Capitola Mall), 479-9873
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, Brown Ranch Marketplace, 3555 Clares Street (off 41st
  Street behind Capitola Mall), 464-0115
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



Davenport
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Davenport Cash Store, on coastal Highway 1, 426-4122
- Restaurant and bed-and-breakfast. Watch the whales as you dine.
  Burgers, lasagna, bean and tofu dishes, salads. Open Mon-Sun
  7:30am-9pm.



Felton
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Felton's Pantry, 6249 Highway 9 (near Felton Empire Road), 335-4182
- Small, friendly place. Some vegetarian items on menu, usually some
  vegetarian specials. Open Sun-Thur 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm.


Natural Foods Stores:

Roy's New Leaf Community Market, 6240 Highway 9, 335-7322
- Supermarket type place which specializes in natural food store
  type items.



Santa Cruz
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Here in Santa Cruz vegetarianism is quite common. Most of the grocery
stores carry organic produce. Many of the restaurants here have
vegetarian items on the menu. EarthSave has made vegan lunches
available at all Santa Cruz junior & high schools. Santa Cruz is a
mecca for vegetarians.


Vegetarian Restaurants:

Staff of Life Deli, 1305 Water Street (Morrisey), 423-8041
- Natual foods store deli. Good food. Cheap. Always have vegan
  items. Daily entrees with rice, burritos, falafel, sandwiches,
  soups, salads. Open daily 11:30am-8pm.

Keffi, 2-1245 East Cliff Drive (at 13th Avenue), 476-5571
- Living food/vegan. Gourmet fare. Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees,
  desserts. Portions tend to be small but artfully presented. A bit
  pricey. Live music Wed-Sun night. Sunday brunch. Full service. Also
  sell trays of wheatgrass, and living-food books. Large quantities
  with notice. Catering. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm & 5pm-9pm/10pm,
  Sun 10:30am-2:30pm & 5pm-9pm. Discount for San Francisco Vegetarian
  Society members.

Asian Rose Cafe, 710 Cedar Street (?), 458-3023
  They may have moved to Pacific Avenue. Someone please verify.
- Chinese/Indian/Asian. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-7:30pm.

Gateways Book Cafe, 1018 Pacific Avenue, 429-9600
- Open 10am-8pm.

Malabar Cafe, 1116 Soquel Avenue, 423-7906
- Open Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm.

Whole Earth, UCSC campus, near Baytree Bookstore, Redwood Tower
  Building, 426-8255
- Good, fairly cheap student fare. Entrees, sandwiches, soups, salads.
  Many vegan options. Open all week during school year, open only on
  weekdays during the summer.

K Two Vegetarian Sidewalk Diner (?), 3950 Paul Sweet Road
- ??? Someone please send more info.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

India Joze, 1001 Center, 427-3554
- Asian cuisine. Variety of vegetarian/macrobiotic dishes. Tempeh
  Goreng, Coptic Chickpeas. Vegan options. Hosts special events
  including "Fungi Festival" in January, "International Chickpea
  Festival" in February, and "Buddha's Birthday Celebration" in April.
  "My all time favorite." Patio dining. Open for lunch and dinner.
  Brunch on weekends.

Saturn Cafe, 1230 Mission Street, 429-8505
- Burgers, quiche, ratatouille, chili, wonderfully sinful chocolate
  desserts, sandwiches, soups, salads. Bakery. Vegan options. Student
  crowd. Counter service. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-midnight, Sat-Sun
  noon-midnight.
- "Anyone who's not a vegan who visits the Saturn shouldn't miss the
  Chocolate Madness. It's... oh, gosh, it's just amazing. (Sigh. Maybe
  I should visit Santa Cruz again... it's been too long since my last
  Madness fix.)" - Emily Breed

New Leaf Deli, 2351 Mission Street, 425-1306
- Natural foods store deli. Entrees, 20 sandwiches, soups, salads.
  Vegan options. Outdoor dining. Open daily.

Zanzibar, 2332 Mission Street, 423-9999
- International. Romantic atmosphere, good food, good prices. The
  Phoenix Nest is a veggie-tofu-cashew stir-fry with sweet-and-sour
  sweet potatoes over rice. Almost anything can be made vegan. Chef is
  very accommodating. Open daily.

Black's Beach Cafe, on East Cliff Drive
- Has a great peanut sauce/tofu sandwich.

Live Soup Brewery and Cafe, 1602 Ocean Street, 458-3461
- Dishes and beers from around the world. Not especially vegan
  friendly, but has a very good vegan tofu saute. Also a good
  "Mediterranean Platter" with veggies, toasted pita, and hummous.
  They brew their own beer, and the owner assured me he uses no
  isinglass or other animal product filters. I think the kitchen
  closes around midnight, the pub closes when business dies down.

Linda's Seabreeze Cafe, on Seabright Avenue
- Best breakfast in California. Will substitute tofu for eggs in
  anything. Vegan options. Open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Hobee's, 740 Front Street (Galleria), 458-1212
- All-fresh salad bar. Gourmet tofu burgers, vegetarian chili, soups,
  sandwiches. Vegan options. Breakfasts. Open daily.

Bagelry, 2 locations (plus one more in Soquel):
  320 A Cedar Street, 429-8049
  1636 Seabright Avenue, 425-8550
- Bagelry and juice bar. Twenty varieties of bagels. Hommus, tofu
  spreads, soups, salads, cookies. Vegan options. Very liberal with
  menu, anything can be substituted. Outdoor dining.

Seychelles, 313 Cedar Street, 425-0450
- Mediterranean natural foods. Excellent food. Fresh breads, soups,
  pastas. Vegan options. Outdoor dining. Brunch on Sunday. Open daily.

Falafel Hut, 309 Beach (across Boardwalk), 423-0567
- Open 10am-midnight in summer, 11am-6pm in winter.

Falafel of S.C., 1501 Mission, 459-0486
- Open 11am-9pm.

Omei, 2316 Mission Street, 425-8458
- Szechuan Chinese.

Tacqueria Vallarta, on Soquel Avenue near Ocean
- They make a killer vegetarian burrito. Open till 11pm.

Royal Taj, 270 Soquel Avenue, 427-2400
- Indian. Vegan options. *VRG

Super Snac's, 1710 Brommer Street (17th), 462-4236


Natural Foods Stores:

Stapleton's (Just Basics), 2 locations:
  River Street, in the Farmer's Exchange complex
  Clares Street, behind Capitola Mall & next to Trader Joe's
- Small store with basic vegetarian staples (vegatables, fruits,
  packaged food including some frozen foods). Great prices!

Staff of Life, 1305 Water Street (Morrisey), 423-8068/423-8065
- Open 9:30am-8:30pm.

New Leaf Community Market, 2351 Mission, 426-1299
- Open 9am-9pm.

Food Bin, 1130 Mission, 423-5526/429-8108
- Open 9am-9pm.

Aptos Natural, on Soquel Road near State Park Road


Miscellaneous:

Vegan Co-housing Working Group
Tel: (408) 454-9618, e-mail: 71053.2535@compuserve.com
- A group, started by Billy Ray Boyd, planning to start a vegan
  community in Santa Cruz. The main goal of the project is to provide
  a psychologically comfortable and supportive haven for vegans.
  Co-housing combines privacy with shared living: each person or
  family has a separate apartment or house, and residents share a
  common room or building for community meals and activities. The core
  goals of the project are: all common meals must be strictly vegan;
  the project will be integrated into city life; and housing will be
  affordable, possibly on a rental or lease basis, to include people
  who can't afford to purchase a home. One can get around within Santa
  Cruz by bike, and the public transportation is very good. It may be
  several years before the community is actually started. Local people
  willing to dedicate time and energy to the project are needed.

Small Victory
UCSC Kresge, Box 443, 600 Kresge Ct, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
- An independant magazine which deals with veganism and alternative
  topics. Send a 52 cent and a 29 cent stamp for an issue (1994).

Farmer's markets:
  Downtown Santa Cruz, Wed 2pm-5pm.
  Cabrillo College, Aptos, Sat 8am-12pm.
- Lots of organic fruits and vegetables.

Truly Vegan Foods, PO Box 2483, Santa Cruz, CA 95063, 426-1952
- Vegan catering. Curry, polenta, lasagna, wheat noodles, squash stew,
  bean soup, tofu salad, chili, salads, hummus, sushi,...

Lynne Andrews, PO Box 3243, Santa Cruz, CA 95063, 426-3567
- Vegan cooking classes.

Jia Patton, PO Box 8552, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, 476-1989
- Vegan cooking classes. 6pm-9pm.

Radha Vignola, (408) 427-3211
- Vegetarian cooking classes. Classes offered thru-out Santa Cruz and
  the South Bay.

Kali Ray Yoga Academy
PO Box 7827, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, (408) 429-9138
2 locations(?): 113 New Street, 501 Cedar Street (Elm)
- Fitness, health, vegan nutrition.


Vegetarian Organizations:

Santa Cruz Vegetarians
220 Spring Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, (408) 427-3211
- Potluck on 2nd or 3rd Saturday of each month. Meet in Lutheran
  Church at High & Spring.

EarthSave
706 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA 96062, (408) 423-4069
- A national non-profit environmental and health educational
  organization committed to reducing both diet-related disease and
  diet-related environmental degradation. EarthSave teaches that our
  current meat and dairy-based diet has a major detrimental impact on
  our environment, our health, animals and all other life. EarthSave
  provides educational programs, materials, and support for people
  wishing to make healthier food choices.



Scotts Valley
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Tucson Tacqueria, in King's Village Center, Mt. Hermon Road
- Mostly non-veg but good vegetarian tacos and burritos.



Soquel
------

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Bagelry, 4763 Soquel Drive, 462-9888
- Bagelry and juice bar. Twenty varieties of bagels. Hommus, tofu
  spreads, soups, salads, cookies. Vegan options. Very liberal with
  menu, anything can be substituted. Outdoor dining.

Tortilla Flats, 4724 Soquel Drive, 476-1754
- Mexican. Rice, beans, or a "Flatland Nut Mix" can be substituted in
  burritos and tostadas. Vegan options. Open daily.

The Crepe Place, on Soquel Drive across from the Rio Theater
- Vegan-friendly. The garden in the back is a beautiful place to eat.



Watsonville
-----------

Miscellaneous:

Mount Madona Center, 445 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076,
  (408) 847-2717 (school), (408) 724-2275 (restaurant)
- Yoga center and retreat. Also hypnosis, polarity, and Hellerwork.
  Serves all vegetarian meals. Every Saturday has free Yoga classes at
  7:15am, then a $4 vegetarian brunch at 10am.



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Siskiyou County


Yreka
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Yreka Cafe, 322 W. Miner, 842-7440
- All breakfasts served with muffin or bagel, homefries, and steamed
  veggies. Have scrambled tofu. Lunch & dinner: falafel and pita
  sandwiches. Open for breakfast & lunch Tue-Sun, dinner Wed-Sat.



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Solano County


Vacaville
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Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
P.O. Box 6269, Vacaville, CA 95696, (707) 451-1391



Vallejo
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Farmer's market, Georgia Street near Santa Clara Street, downtown
- Sat 9am-1pm. Year round.



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Sonoma County


Vegetarian Society of Sonoma County
P.O. Box 4003, Santa Rosa, CA 95402, (707) 526-4834


For a list of farms selling fresh produce, send a SASE to
Farm Trails, PO Box 6674, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.



Cotati
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Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy
- Vegetarian-friendly. Tempeh burgers, soups, etc. Open 8am-9:30pm.



Guerneville
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Vegetarian Community Dinner, Veterans Memorial Building
- Wednesday nights. Free. Usually dairy-free. An evening of sharing.
  Food & help donated by the community. Don't miss this.



Occidental
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Bohemian Cafe, 3688 Bohemian Highway
- Vegetarian-friendly.



Petaluma
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Markey's Cafe, 316 Western Avenue, (707) 763-2429
- Vegetarian-friendly. Tempeh burgers, soup, etc. Open 8am-9:30pm.



Santa Rosa
----------

The mecca of very lowfat (and vegetarian) eateries. There must be
twenty to thirty restaurants here that will do totally fat-free
cooking. Just look for the places advertising "McDougall food".


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Rooh's Cafe Salsa, 3082 Marlow Road, 544-ROOH
- Mexican restaurant chain. Have pancake pizzas, and a lentil based
  Enchilada de Rooh's. No lard, sugar, MSG, or preservatives are used.
  Nutritional fact sheets available. Open daily. *VRG

Sonoma Taco Shop, 57 Montgomery Drive, 525-8585
- Mexican. Large selection of vegan (McDougall) items. Open daily.

Taqueria Santa Rosa, 1950 Mendocino Avenue
- Mexican.

Taj Mahal
- Has a 12 person fatfree vegan banquet that is out of this world.
  The mango sorbet is to die for.

Mr. Shin's, 711 Stony Point Road (just off Highway 12), 523-2828
- Chinese & Korean. Vegan-friendly. Very large selection (67 items) of
  vegan choices. The vegetable pot-stickers are very good. Open daily.

California Cafe Deli, 170 Farmers Lane, 546-8121
- Vegan-friendly. Deli style sandwiches, soups, hot and cold salads,
  and other vegetarian selections. Closed Sun.

Fresh Choice, Santa Rosa Plaza, 525-0912
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Natural Foods Stores:

Food for Thought, 1181 Yulupa Avenue, 575-7915
- Has a vegan-friendly deli. A full-sized supermarket that is largely
  devoted to vegetarian, natural, and/or organic foods. Great baked
  goods, including breads from half a dozen fine local bakeries and
  some baked on premises. Open daily, closes at 9pm except at 8pm on
  Sun.


Miscellaneous:

Farmer's market, Veteran Memorial Building parking lot
- Wed & Sat 9am-noon. May to Dec.

Trader Joe's, 3225 Cleveland Avenue (north of Piner Road), 525-1406
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.

Sarah Martel and Bob Siegel, 578-6151
- Vegan/low-fat catering and cooking lessons.

John & Mary McDougall, PO Box 14039, Santa Rosa, 576-1654
- Cooking classes.



Sebastopol
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East West Cafe, 128 N. Main Street
- Vegetarian-friendly. Mostly meatless. Homemade non-dairy ice cream.


Natural Foods Stores:

Food For Thought, 6910 McKinley, 829-9801
- Organic produce, vegan and vegetarian foods. Deli has some
  vegetarian items.



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South County


South County Vegetarian Society
- Potluck on 2nd Saturday of each month. Contact: Diane (408)779-2577.



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Stanislaus County


Modesto
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Fresh Choice, soon to open (if not already open).
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 3250 Dale Road (at Standiford Road), (209) 491-0445
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.

Hilyard & Hilquist
PO Box 5175, Modesto, CA, (800) 933-2672
E-mail: hilyard@aol.com
- Ship seasonal and dried natural food all over the US and Canada. The
  food is grown or processed in Stanislaus county, California.
  Raisins, nut oils, dried fruit and herbs, rice, fresh produce in
  season (apricots, asparagus, melons, etc). Produce is shipped
  directly from the farmer to the customer. They have a monthly news
  letter. Open 24 hours.



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Sutter County


Yuba City
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Sunflower, 726 Sutter Street, 671-9511
- Juice bar. Vegan options. Open Mon-Fri.



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Tuolumne County


Sonora  (on Highway 49)
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Cups, 211 S. Washington Street (the main street), upstairs over
  Basket Express, (209) 532-2845
- Vegan friendly restaurant & espresso bar. Lots of vegetarian dishes.
  Food changes with seasons and whim. Fun with sunny outdoor balcony
  with seating. One hour from Yosemite. Open daily 8:30am-4:30pm.



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Ventura County


Ojai
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The Herb Garden Cafe and Espresso Bollo, 109 N. Montgomery (behind the
  Chevron Station on E. Ojai Avenue)
- Vegetarian-friendly lunch cafe and espresso bar. A nice, friendly
  indoor/outdoor cafe featuring light, health-conscious fare. The
  Avocado Paisano (sliced avocado and tomato with tamari-marinated
  tofu, mixed sprouts and toasted sesame seeds on fresh whole wheat
  bread) and the Tofu Broil (fresh tofu salad, avocado slices on sour
  dough whole wheat bread with melted rennetless jack cheese, sprouts,
  tomato, scallions and tamari-toasted sunflower seeds) were very
  fresh and tasty. Serves fresh breads and pastries, salads, soups,
  sandwiches, coffees, fresh-squeesed juices, natural sodas, wine and
  beer. Open daily 9am-3pm.

Lanna Thai Cuisine, 849 East Ojai Avenue (at Park Road),
  (805) 646-6771
- Serves Thai food, including a nice selection of vegetarian items.
  Has a special vegetarian "to go" menu with a variety of appetizers,
  soups and salads, rice and noodle dishes, and a la carte items. Open
  Tue-Sat 11am-3pm & 5pm-9pm.



Oxnard
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Fresh Choice, 1720 Ventura Blvd, 988-8975
- All-you-can-eat salad bar, pasta bar, etc. Unfortunately the vegan
  items seem to be disappearing. All their pasta contains eggs and the
  marinara sauce surprisingly is not vegan. Their nutritional
  information pamphlet lists all menu items and indicates which are
  vegan.



Simi Valley
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Simi Valley Adventist Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive, 527-2462
- Natural foods. Open daily.

Good Earth, 2585 Cochran Street, 584-0484
- Part of a national chain. At least one third of the menu is
  vegetarian. Tends to emphasize beans and soy foods.



Ventura
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Vegan Restaurants:

Garden Fresh, 2833-A E Main Street, (805) 643-5627
- Vegan all you can eat salad bar, includes homemade soups, potatoes,
  and pita. Fresh juices, sandwiches, burritos and more. Open daily
  11am-8pm.


Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Classic Carrot, 1967 E. Main Street, (805) 643-0406
- Vegan-friendly. New, currently off to a bumpy start, service is
  erratic, food is decent most of the time.


Natural Foods Stores:

Lassen's, 4013 E. Main Street, (805) 643-0406
- Has a vegan-friendly deli. Great place. Not too yuppyish. Prices are
  among the best for this type of store. Trader Joe's is the only
  place you'll find better deals, but Lassen's has more specialized
  stuff for vegetarians and vegans.


Miscellaneous:

Trader Joe's, 1751 S. Victoria (next to K-Mart), (805) 650-0478
- Excellent store with many quality, and often reasonably priced,
  natural foods store type items.



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Yolo County


Davis
-----

Thanks to Jason Newquist for almost all of the below listings.



Cafe California, 808 2nd Street
- Fresh food with a few excellently prepared vegatarian dishes. More
  expensive.

Caffe Italia, 1121 Richards Blvd
- Lots of clearly marked vegetarian dishes on the menu. Open for
  breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Delta of Venus, 122 B Street
- Vegan-friendly coffee house. Vegan coffees (eg mochas, lattes, etc)
  and hot flavored soy milk (try hazelnut!). Offers many vegetarian
  sandwiches. Soups, salads and other daily items are usually
  vegetarian. Vegan food is available, including a killer curry tofu
  sandwich (which is a million times better than it sounds). The
  bagels (Beau Bagels brand) are not vegan as they contain whey. Items
  tend to be a little more expensive at this converted old house.
  Nice, cozy atmophere.

Ding How, 640 Covell Blvd (in the Lucky's Shopping Center), 753-3590
- Mandarin Chinese. Vegan-friendly. A sincere effort is made to
  accomodate vegan diets. Ask for the vegetarian menu. Separate
  preparation area designated for cooking vegetarian food. Offers
  vegetarian Mu Shui "pork" -- also available without egg. Very tasty
  food. They have a banquet room for up to 70 people. Open Mon-Sat
  11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm. Sunday nights are always a madhouse
  here.

Hing's Restaurant, 707 2nd Street, 756-0666
- Mandarin Chinese. Partial vegetarian menu (10-12 items). Open
  Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun noon-9:30pm.

Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, 1411 Covell Blvd
- Truly excellent Mexican food, with all the basic 'vegetarian'
  Mexican dishes. Beware: although the rice here is listed as a
  vegetarian item, it is made with chicken stock.

La Esperanza, 2 locations:
  200 G Street
  825 Russell Blvd
- Usual array of 'vegetarian' Mexican foods. More selection than Dos
  Coyotes. The refried beans are cooked in lard, but whole beans
  (lardless) are also available.

Las Salsas Taqueria, 132 E Street
- A smaller place upstairs in Mansion Plaza. Fairly good food. Accept
  cash only.

Crepe Bistro, 234 E Street
- Lots of vegetarian (though few vegan) crepe and specialty dishes
  such as fondue, green salads, sandwiches. Reasonable prices. Owned
  by a Frenchman.

Baker's Square Restaurant and Pie Shop, 255 2nd Street
- A few vegetarian items like grilled cheese. Good pie deserts.

Lyon's, 102 F Street
- A few good vegetarian dishes including a Garden Burger and other
  sandwishes. You can get breakfasts at any hour.

The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd
- One of Davis's big bars. Has pizza and a few other vegetarian
  dishes.

La Bou, 433 B Street
- This chain coffee shop usually sells out of the good stuff by 11am
  or 12 noon.

Strings Italian Cafe, 1411 W. Covell Blvd
- Newly remodeled. A few good pasta dishes, pizza and other Italian
  foods.

Woodstock's Pizza, 219 G Street, 757-2525
- Vegan-friendly. A long-standing favorite spot for many in Davis.
  Will substitute a regular topping if you want a pizza without
  cheese. Whole-wheat crust option. Not for those looking for a quiet
  evening. Open Sun-Thu 11am-1am, Fri&Sat 11am-2am.

Cafe Roma, 231 E Street
- Your basic coffee and pastry joint. Lots of atmosphere.

Cafe Tutti, 241 F Street
- A more neon-type coffee and pastry house.

Murder Burger, 978 Olive Drive
- Despite the unpalatable name of this place, they do serve garden
  burgers and cheese fries.

Nation's Giant Hamburgers & Great Pies, 825 Russell Blvd
- This hamburger joint serves harvest burgers.


Miscellaneous:

Farmers' Market, 4th & C Streets
- Year round. Not only do farmers sell fresh produce (including
  organic) cheap, there are also some food stalls which sell
  vegetarian and vegan fare. Open Sat 8am-noon, and on Wed
  4:30pm-8:30pm (Summer) or 3pm-6pm (Winter).



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??? County


Carmel
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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Power Juice Company, Crossroads Shopping Center
- Juice/sandwich bar. They use organic ingredients if they can get
  them. Also soups & baked potatoes.


Natural Foods Storess:

Cornucopia Natural Foods, Carmel Rancho Shopping Center

Earthbound Farms, farm stand on Carmel Valley Road, about 3.5 miles
  east of Route 1.



Tracy
-----

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants:

Thai Cafe, 614 Central Avenue, (209) 832-3800
- Excellent, authentic Thai food. Vegan-friendly. If the cook knows
  that you are vegetarian, he even holds the fish sauce. Open for
  lunch 11:30am-2:30pm & dinner 5pm-9:30pm.



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