Craving vegetarian food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top vegetarian spots around Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.
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1. Shangri-la Vegan
First on the list is Shangri-La Vegan. Located at 4001 Linden St. (between 40th and 41st streets), the vegetarian and vegan spot is the highest-rated vegetarian restaurant in Oakland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 648 reviews on Yelp.
2. Dimond Slice Pizza
Next up is East Peralta's Dimond Slice Pizza, situated at 2208 MacArthur Blvd. (between Fruitvale Avenue and Champion Street). With 4.5 stars out of 374 reviews on Yelp, the vegetarian spot, which offers pizza and more, has proved to be a local favorite.
3. Golden Lotus Vegan Restaurant
Golden Lotus Vegan Restaurant, located at 1301 Franklin St. (between 13th and 14th streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the vegetarian, Vietnamese and vegan spot four stars out of 1,077 reviews.
Over in Rockridge, check out Millennium, which has earned four stars out of 728 reviews on Yelp. You can find the wine bar, vegan and vegetarian spot at 5912 College Ave. (between Harwood Avenue and Chabot Road).