Vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based restaurants in San Jose, CA

Photo by The Happy Hooligans

Plants are pretty cool, and turns out, they can make a lot of different dishes — like a vegan burger that tastes just like the meat version or a superfood salad with so many colors it’s like eating a rainbow. So next time your body is begging for something healthy + wholesome (or greasy but plant-based) in San Jose, check back to this list of restaurants with vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based offerings. 

Happiness Cafe

📍1688 Hostetter Rd., Ste. C
⏰Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Try This: Pesto grill sandwich, hot grass jelly + red bean milkshake

Photo by Veggie Grill

Green Lotus 

📍1143 Story Rd. Ste. 180
⏰Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Try This: BBQ “pork” roll, salted “fish” fried rice + strawberry and banana smoothie 

Veggie Grill – Santana Row 

📍3055 Olin Ave.
⏰Sun-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Try This: Mac and cheese, kimchi beef bowl + lemonade 

The Happy Hooligans 

📍1711 Branham Ln. Ste. A9
⏰Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Try This: Kraken cauliflower salad, double decker burger + watermelon iced Italian soda

Good Karma Artisan Ales and Café

📍37 S. 1st St.
⏰Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 12-8 p.m.
Try This: Kale bowl, drumsticks + rose lemonade

Mint and Basil 

📍5130 Cherry Ave., Ste. 30
⏰Tues.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Try This: All season sample platter, stir fry eggplant + sugarcane juice (almaden)

Vegetarian House

📍520 E. Santa Clara St.
⏰Hours vary by day
Try This: Pom pom mushroom kabob, Thai firecracker bowl + natural cola

Ginger Nugget Sandwich | Mint & Basil

Falafel’s Drive In

📍2301 Stevens Creek Blvd.
⏰Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Try This: Falafel salad, french fries + iced tea