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Herbivore

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Neighborhood:
Mission District
American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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983 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
(415) 826-5657
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Solid Vegetarian "hippie" food

I eat exclusively vegetarian, so don't consider it "hippie" by definition, but this place is. And it is good. Had the lemongrass noodles and they smelled (and tasted) amazing. My husband had the mole "chicken" which was also really tasty. The service is friendly. They have a tiny patio out back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
SeattleReebs
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Washington State
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Washington State
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I eat exclusively vegetarian, so don't consider it "hippie" by definition, but this place is. And it is good. Had the lemongrass noodles and they smelled (and tasted) amazing. My husband had the mole "chicken" which was also really tasty. The service is friendly. They have a tiny patio out back that it nice, if there is space. Food comes... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The cosy atmosphere is welcoming. Seating is clean, comfortable .. space for a good conversation. Service is swift, with a authentic smile. I had a soup with lasagne: they both were absolute tasteful, presented well at good temperature. Refill with water has been permanent with great attention. A place to come back ! All at good match value/ price.

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München, Deutschland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I ate with great pleasure here. The tempeh burrito was fine. However for me they have a great deal of tofu, tempeh and seitan in their menu. I would prefer a bit more veggies like they do it in the Cafe Gratitude and abit less gluten products. It would be easy to use a corn wrap instead of a wheat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perfectly situated in the Mission area, this restaurant offered the best vegan breakfast in SF by far. The selection of breakfast foods is excellent and the smoothies are the bester we've ever had. A must for any vegan in SF.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We came across this place as we were walking along the street searching for somewhere to eat. As a vegetarian and health freak I was delighted to come across the Herbivore! We were given a table straight away, food arrived quickly and the service was great. The food was delicious and great value, would definitely recommend. We walked from Castro... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I love this place and have never been disappointed with the meals I get here. Every time I've visited San Fran, I make sure to get here as fast as possible and get my fix. This visit I got the ginger

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am not a vegetarian, but I have many vegetarian friends so I have sampled my share of vegetarian dishes. I must say that Herbivore menu is the best so far. The restaurant is a bit dark, but very casual. I felt comfortable there because it wasn't too loud, the area was clean, and there weren't that many people. I... More 

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San Jose
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place is superb. They serve an eclectic mix of food- Italian, mexican, Thai, Asian and yet their preparations are superb and I dont think the meat eaters would ever miss the meat. Its also very casual setting and reasonably priced. We tried their Lasagna- which had tofu instead of cheese I could not believe how good it was. I... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

International menu selections, best vegan breakfast you can get anywhere, hands down. Casual, funky Mission District neighborhood.

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Soquel, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went to Herbivore in San Francisco for brunch and it was great. The only bad thing was trying to find parking on a Sunday. All vegan items were great from the scramble to the desserts. Our dsughterd thought thr crepes were a little too wet for their tastes but still ate them all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 983 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 826-5657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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