Finding a good place to chow down is not always easy. If you’re vegan it is even harder, it can be really tricky to find a really good vegan restaurant. Of course, as veganism is becoming a more popular dietary choice, many new places are popping up.
California is well known across the world for being healthy, although in many ways that is pretty presumptuous for a whole state. However, California does have some of the best choices for Vegans out there.
No one can deny that if you’re vegan, one of the best places to chow down in Cali is LA, but Fresno certainly holds up a good competition!
Vegan Restaurants In Fresno California
What’s the deal here? Well, Fresno has oodles of vegan restaurants. And even if a restaurant is not 100% vegan, most have great vegan options and are really vegan-friendly.
Since veganism has grown so much in recent years, a majority of places will accommodate vegans now, even if their food is heavily junk food or cliché southern dishes.
Some of the best restaurants are places such as Planet Vegan (which we will talk about more later).
However, one we really want to note is Hummus Republic. While Planet Vegan is top of the charts for vegans, Hummus Republic is 2nd in command, with a close lead! Let’s look!
Hummus Republic is a Mediterranean, vegan, and gluten-free establishment. It is also eco-friendly. It is basically a vegan’s dream restaurant.
While Planet Vegan only does takeout, Hummus Republic is a legend of a place. They have outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout options, so you can get any food you want however you want.
They are open until 7 pm every day and have a stunning yelp.com review of 4.5/5 stars!
Feeling hungry? We are. Let’s gander at their most popular dishes. They do a lemon chicken wrap, Falafel Pita, and an Organic harissa Hummus dish to melt your heart and your mouth.
But, let’s look at their overall menu! These dishes… Well, that is not all that they offer!
At Hummus Republic, you can build your own meal!
Here are some of your options!
You can then choose your base, or mix and match to make your own dream dish.
- Organic Mediterranean couscous.
- Farmers mix.
- Warm garbanzo beans.
Then you pick your hummus and your spread. You can pick up to three options.
- Harissa hummus.
- Traditional hummus.
- Roasted eggplant hummus.
- Kalamata olive hummus.
- Zesty feta.
Then you pick your protein. There are vegan options, and non-vegan options here, so if you want to eat with your non-vegan friends, then you can. It’s a vegan establishment that tailors for non-vegans, instead of the other way around.
Non-vegan protein options
- Moroccan steak.
- Lemon chicken.
- Chicken Shawarma.
Vegan protein options
- Vegan beef.
- Mushroom shawarma.
Then you add your toppings, we would list these, but we might be here for days… or we might just leave to go and get one of these. Are you feeling hungry?
The opening hours of Hummus Republic are 10 am – 7 pm every day except Sunday.
They are a locally owned establishment, they are eco-friendly, kid-friendly, vegan-friendly, veggie-friendly, and gluten-free.
Is There A Good Vegan Food Truck Fresno?
If you are vegan and fancy some food on the go, you will want a place to chow down. Planet Vegan is the most popular food truck in Fresno.
Food trucks are a great invention, people love them, and so do we, and a vegan one is even better! It is not expensive, and it has great opening hours too!
Open from 12:00pm to 10:00pm every day except Monday and Tuesday, they are a great establishment to get plant-based vegan burgers.
Let’s look at their menu.
- The Galaxy.
- The Vegan Burger,
- Single Burger.
- Double Burgers.
The only downside to this establishment is a lack of gluten-free buns. You also cannot know exactly where it will be all the time. Food trucks move around, so if you want some food from Planet Vegan, then you will want to follow them on social media to track where they are today.
Vegan-Friendly Restaurants Fresno
There is no one best vegan-friendly restaurant in Fresno. Because there are so many great options, instead we will list all the vegan-friendly restaurants and some info about them, so you can try them yourself and choose your favorite.
- Mediterranean Grill & Café, 5/5 stars. Open 10:30am- 2:30pm Monday-Friday. They lack having too many options, but the options they do have are delicious.
- Pismo’s Coastal Grill, 4.5/5 stars. Open 11am – 9pm Sunday-Thursday, 11am- 10pm Friday and Saturday. They offer salads, and sandwiches among other foods for vegans, however, most of their menu includes fish.
- Phoenician Garden Mediterranean Bar & Grill, 4.5/5 stars. Open 11am- 8pm every day. Serving Mediterranean, Greek, and Middle Eastern dishes. They mainly serve meat dishes but do serve vegan dishes, one of their most popular dishes is Mosabaha, a chickpea salad served hot!
- Red Apple Café, 4.5/5 Stars. Open 7am-2pm every day. Serves American café style foods, and it’s notably vegetarian-friendly with some vegan options.
These are just our 4 favorites, there are many others that are also vegan friendly too!
Our Top Picks For Vegans In Fresno
We have given you many options already, but that’s not all, there is still more.
What’s the real story of vegan places to eat in Fresno? There are just so many options. Well, we decided we wanted to pick out the options for you that are the best.
So, here are some specific options if you are hankering for something specific.
Best Mexican Vegan Restaurants Fresno CA
Mexican food is delicious, no one can deny that but which is the best in Fresno? Well, we would have to go with La Jacka Mobile. Not only do they have countless vegan options, but they are a family-owned business, their food is farm-grown, and it is authentic Mexican!
Their opening hours vary, so it is best to keep up with their social media. They also move around every day, so each day they are in a new place.
One of our favorites of theirs is the Taco dorado. Now, every vegan wants a taco, but most of the time we can’t have one. Well, this taco is just for us!
Planet Vegan Fresno
We have already spoken about Planet Vegan, but what we will say is they are the best place for you to get a vegan burger in Fresno. Without a doubt! Try their whole menu, we sure want to!
Best Vegan Restaurant Downtown Fresno
Going downtown? Catch Raw Fresno at their opening hours at;
(Closed on Sunday)
They are found at 2405 Capitol St in Fresno.
Their whole menu is…
- Keto friendly.
- Peanut free.
Seriously, someone please take us there now!
Raw Vegan Restaurants Fresno CA
We could say that Raw Fresno is the best Raw Vegan place in Fresno, and it probably is, however, there is one more place that brings up the competition. Loving Hut has a menu to die for!
They are hardcore about their protein substitutes, and so you can have so many dishes. Burgers, sandwiches, chow mein, salads. They offer gluten-free options, soy-free options, and spicy food too!
Find them open 11am-2:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday!
Vegan Restaurants Near Me Fresno
Wherever you live in Fresno, there are countless options for you. Thankfully there are options such as Planet Vegan, and La Jacka that move around Fresno, so you can always have a taste of good vegan food whenever you fancy.
However, if you live downtown, Raw Fresno is a great place to eat. If you’re in the Tower District, then find Loving Hut nearby. Further north, by the Saint Agnes Medical Center, there is the Phoenician Garden Mediterranean, and nearby you also have ActivMeals.
Wherever you live in Fresno, you are spoiled for choice!
Best Restaurants In Fresno – Vegan Edition!
So, How can you actually use this information?
What is the best restaurant in Fresno for vegans?
We have looked at the best raw vegan restaurants, the best vegan food trucks, and more.
Overall, our top 5 vegan restaurants in Fresno have to be…
It may sound strange, but these are our top choices because of how niche they are. All of them specialize in a certain type of food but keep their menus primarily vegan.
A couple more points on why this is important…
Vegans often end up left with few options in most restaurants, but these 5 do not do that. The vast majority of their menus are vegan, and then the meat-eaters are left with the few options instead.
These places are made for us, and they give us many options to enjoy the food we cannot eat.