If you’ve made a commitment to eat healthier, there’s no need to sacrifice flavor in East Village, San Diego. The next time you’re craving wholesome plates, drop into one of these local eateries.
Pokez Mexican Restaurant
Pokez first opened in 1994 and has an extensive menu including vegetarian and vegan versions of Mexican favorites like rancheros, fajitas, flautas, enchiladas, and tortas. Their menu indicates which are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Plus, they don’t use MSG or lard in their dishes.
Royal India Restaurant
Royal India is just a little off East Village, but close enough to try their delicious and healthy vegan and vegetarian menu dishes. They were voted best Indian restaurant in San Diego in 2016. They do dine-in, carryout, and catering and have a separate menu section for vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. To order dairy-free and cholesterol-free, request to order the dishes without cream, like their clay oven-roasted eggplant.
Vegan ramen? Yes, at Tajimas! Their original vegan ramen soup is vegetable and soy-based with lots of veggies, tofu, and is topped with black garlic oil. You can choose to add extra plant-based ramen toppings.
Craving a burger? Hodad’s have been praised for their burgers, but did you know they have a veggie burger? You can order the burger without the mayo and cheese, and ask to add extra veggies!Back to all posts