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

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    4 of 5 stars
Too many options

Was here with my friend who is vegan. Never had vegan food, was really surprised. We both really enjoyed it. There were too many options, I didn't know what to order. We both ordered the falafel, and chocolate milkshakes. It was a nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Healdsburg, California
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Healdsburg, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Was here with my friend who is vegan. Never had vegan food, was really surprised. We both really enjoyed it. There were too many options, I didn't know what to order. We both ordered the falafel, and chocolate milkshakes. It was a nice atmosphere.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was so excited to go to Herbivore during my brief visit to San Francisco, and I was so disappointed. I'm a vegetarian who looks forward to good vegan food when I travel. I ordered the mac and cheese with the walnut crumbles - it was really bad. I also ordered the ginger mint lemonade (which they make there), that... More 

Thank LGBTtraveler
Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Too many options for me. The food was good but they run out of two plates we requested. Generous portions and delicious ginger lemonade. I tried vegan burger and was good.

Thank Nathy12345
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In my two months in SF, I havent eaten in a better place as a vegetarian. This place is a gem for any vegan/vegetarian. All the dishes are amazingly cooked. Just ate there, so full, cant continue to write a review, im in heaven.

Thank EleazarDeGraciaJr
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My carnivore husband loved his dinner ...especially the nachos! Everything was delicious .. I had the eggplant ..yummy

Thank Diane P
London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had an apartment nearby and one of our group was vegan, so we tried out Herbivore. We were a group of 8 so it was good that they could fit us all in. Overall it was an interesting meal but a few flaws. A lot of stuff on the menu was out of stock (both food and drink) and... More 

Thank JonHornbuckle
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I wish TripAdvisor's 3-star review meant "good" and not "average," because I want to rate this restaurant "good." The service is very good. The variety on the menu is a vegan's dream. The prices are good. I just wish some dishes tasted better. Here's what I like on the menu: vegetable tofu scramble, grilled corn cakes, the ramen noodle soups,... More 

Thank LittleMySF
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a vegetarian from the East Coast, the dining options in California are great! We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and, even though it clearly says everything is vegan, I kept second guessing some of the menu items and felt compelled to confirm with the waitress. My wrap was good and my wife's stir... More 

Thank mosaic5
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had brunch on Saturday at Herbivore -- a 100% vegan breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant in the Mission District. Suzanna had the Southwestern Tofu Scramble and I had the Combo Plate (Basil Pesto scramble plus a pancake). Both dishes were delicious though my scramble was a little too heavy on the salty pesto. One thing I appreciated (but perhaps others would not)... More 

Thank SeattleProgrammer
Washington State
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian, Vegan


Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

Staying in Mission District

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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