Where To Eat?

It’s easy to have a great vegan meal when eating out. More and more restaurants are adding vegan items to the menu, and many chefs are happy to prepare a custom dish if you ask for one. Indian restaurants offer savory stews and curries made with lentils, beans, potatoes, and vegetables. Italian restaurants have a variety of pasta dishes and salads. Thai restaurants serve noodle, curry, and mixed vegetable entrees, usually available with tofu, and Mediterranean restaurants offer falafel sandwiches and vegetarian platters. Even some fast food chains have vegan dishes. If you know a restaurant in the Fresno/Clovis area that should be on this list, please contact us. You may also wish to check out the Fresno area on HappyCow here. Bon appétit!

Fast Food

All these restaurant chains have some vegan options on the menu. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite, one of these chains is probably nearby.

Carl’s Jr. – The new Beyond Famous Star Burger is now available at all Carl’s Jr. locations! It’s a 100% plant-based burger, just make sure to request no cheese and mayonnaise (can substitute with BBQ sauce). Classic Carl’s Jr. taste without the meat.

Chipotle –  This is a go-to chain. Order a vegetarian burrito or bowl (no cheese or sour creme) packed with your choice of beans, rice, guacamole, fajita vegetables, lettuce, corn, and your choice of salsas. Or try their Sofritas option: shredded organic tofu braised with chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos, and a blend of aromatic spices.

Denny’s – Need some late-night eats? Grab a booth at Denny’s and enjoy their vegan hamburger, hash browns or diced skillet potatoes with veggies, oatmeal, grits, and fresh fruit.

Me N Eds – This Central Valley institution will satisfy your pizza cravings in a pinch. Order a cheese-free pizza on original or thick crust and packed with your favorite vegetable toppings.

Papa Murphys – Enjoy their thin crust Veggie deLITE or a delicious Gourmet Vegetarian pizza. Just ask for red sauce on your pie, no cheese, and no “herb & cheese blend” topping. When your pizza is ready to go in the oven, try topping it with some Vegan Gourmet Shreds from Follow Your Heart. They’re so good! (You’ll find vegan cheeses at the Adventist Book Center, Target, Savemart, Sprouts, and Whole Foods Market. See our Grocery Stores page for details.)

Panda Express – This Chinese fast food staple now offers vegan versions of their Eggplant Tofu and Chow Mein at all locations where these standard menu items are sold.

Pieology Build-your-own pizza chain from California. You can pile up as many veggies as you want with daiya cheese. Some locations also have vegan meats for an extra cost. Only the gluten free crust is vegan, as the whole wheat contains honey and regular may contain whey.

Pita Pit – Treat yourself to a satisfying salad or pita sandwich. There are four vegan sandwiches to choose from, all of which can be made as salads: Garden (your choice of veggies and sauce), Falafel (yummy chickpea patties on the basic Garden sandwich, no cheese), Hummus (creamy chickpea spread on the basic sandwich, no cheese), and Spicy Black Bean (a delicious black bean patty with your choice of veggies and sauce, no cheese). Be aware than many of Pita Pit’s sauces contain eggs and/or dairy products, so ask a manager to specify which ones are vegan.

SubwayThe world’s largest chain barely makes the list. Order a Veggie Delight sandwich without cheese, and customize it with all your favorite veggies including shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, cucumbers, spinach, olives, pickles, and jalapeños. For sauces, you can add mustard, sweet onion sauce, fat-free Italian dressing, vinaigrette, buffalo sauce, oil, and vinegar. Your vegan bread options are hearty Italian, Italian, sourdough bread, or the wrap.

Taco BellTaco Bell is a good option for road trips and late night eats. Vegan ordering is made easy by getting “fresco style” which substitutes any dairy with pico de gallo and you can also substitute beans for meat.  Try ordering a “fresco” bean burrito and add rice, potatoes, or guacamole for a heartier meal. Another customized option worth trying is the Crunchwrap (fresco style), sub beans for meat, and add potatoes. The Nacho Fries are also vegan, just substitute the cheese for guacamole or try them as an add-on in a burrito or crunchwrap.

Food Trucks/Pop-Ups

For the Friends Vegan
Pop-Up
sidehovegan@gmail.com

Formerly known as Side Ho Vegan. Local vegan pop-up that specializes in sides, appetizers, and desserts. Usually has popup events at 1418 Fulton Street and Yoshi Now. Please visit their Instagram for more details.

La Jacka Mobile
Food Truck
(559) 293-2628

Food truck offering chile verde and al pastor vegan jackfruit tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and agua fresca smoothies. Can often find them at Clovis Community, Gazebo Gardens, Goldstein’s, and at Art Hop. Check their Instagram and Facebook page for updates on their location.

Plant Slayer
Pop-Up
(559) 400-9922

Local popup specializing in vegan comfort food. Often serves food at Tower District Records. Formerly known as “Vegan in Fresno.” Food truck coming soon. Check their Instagram for updates.

Rappit Up
theveggierabbit@gmail.com

Local vegetarian and vegan business that offers catering and various grab-and-go items such as burritos, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and more. Everything is labeled with either a VG for vegetarian or a V for Vegan, and most items are vegan. You can find their products at ABC Christian Books & Health Foods, Collect Coffee Bar, Kuppa Joy in Old Town Clovis, Rio Acai Bowls, Fitness Social, and Uncaged Fitness. Also does some pop-up events and weekly meal preps. Visit their Instagram and Facebook for more details.  

Restaurants

Batter Up Pancakes
8029 N. Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 440-1221
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-1:30pm, Sat-Sun 6am-2pm

Batter Up is a fun and family-friendly local breakfast house that specializes in delicious and LARGE pancakes! They offer vegan pancakes, gluten-free vegan pancakes, and a vegan breakfast (complete with hashbrowns and veggies). They now also have vegan butter!

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
1840 Herndon Blvd
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 242-2374
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Pizza chain offering build-your-own pizzas. Offers vegan classic, gluten-free, and high rise dough and Daiya cheese. Lots of veggie toppings to choose from including artichokes, arugula, banana peppers, basil, bell peppers, tomatoes, chopped garlic,  jalapeños, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, red onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, sautéed onion, spinach, and seasonal veggies.

BluFin Sushi
7033 N. Cedar Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 412-4919
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sunday 4:30pm-9:40pm

BluFin serves traditional Japanese cuisine but offers a separate vegetarian menu that is now entirely vegan!  They have vegan cheese, cream cheese, and spicy mayo. A few tasty options are the  Veganlicious Roll, IVegan, and Mr. Potato. Plus they have other non-sushi options including Ramen and Udon.

Bocca Taqueria
568 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 374-5100
Hours: closed Sun, Mon 11am-6pm, Tue-Sat 11am-10pm

Taqueria in Fresno’s Tower District. Offer soy chorizo and veggie tacos. Soy chorizo can be used as a substitute in almost any dish.

Brahma Bull
3050 W Shaw Ave Ste 108
Fresno, CA 93711 (map)
(559) 275-1100
Hours: Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm

Specializes in both Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. Outstanding selection of vegan dishes, and more can be made upon request with advance notice. Lunch buffet available for $8.99 (includes salad, vadas or pulugulu, sambar soup, veg curry, channa masala, and several chutneys). All soups, most appetizers, and most dosas are vegan as well.

Casa de Tamales
609 E Olive Ave Ste C
Fresno, CA 93728 (map)
(559) 275-9300
Hours: Sun 10am-5pm, Mon 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat 11am-9pm

Our resident tamale specialists. Casa de Tamales also operates a booth at the Vineyard Farmer’s Market (NW corner of Blackstone & Shaw in Fresno) every Saturday morning and at Enzo’s Table (Willow & Shepherd in Clovis) every Sunday morning. Regular menu includes three vegan tamales: “Farmers Market” seasonal veggies topped with tomatillo sauce; “Spinach & Artichoke” with potatoes and a creamy vegan sauce, filled in a red chile masa and served with roasted corn; “Portobello & Asparagus” sautéed with guajillo chiles, filled in red chile masa, and served with guacamole. The “Savory Sweet Corn” tamale can also be made vegan by asking for no cheese and cream. Tamales served on a limited basis include the “Soyrizo con Papas” topped with fresh guacamole and “Pumpkin.” You can try the “Soyrizo con Papas” tamale on Sunday mornings off their brunch menu. Rice and beans contain no animal products.

Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist (3 locations)
3050 W Shaw Ave Ste 105
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 277-3737

5560 E Kings Canyon Rd
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 900-5800

497 N Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 921-0000

Hours: Everyday 11am-10pm

A mix of pizza and Indian food. Serves meat, but has many up-to-date vegan options including vegan dough (deep dish, regular, and thin) and vegan Daiya cheese. Only their red sauce is vegan.

China Chef
1187 N Willow Ave Ste 101
Clovis, CA 93611 (map)
(559) 299-7175
Hours: closed Mon, Tue-Sun 11am-9:30pm

Family-owned Chinese food restaurant in Clovis. Serves meat, but staff is very good at making sure an item is vegan when requested. Most items under the vegetarian section can be made vegan. Some offerings that can be made vegan include Chicken Chow Mein, Chicken Fried Rice, Broccoli Beef, and Tofu Vegetable Soup.

Chronic Tacos (2 locations)
785 W Herndon Ave Ste 500
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 575-8290

6717 Riverside Dr Ste 101
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 276-5541

Hours: Sun 10:30am-8:30pm, Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm

A Southern California based chain that now offers beyond beef as a protein option! Can build your own tacos, burritos, and salads with Beyond Beef, fajita veggies, black beans, and white lime rice. The Spanish rice is not vegan.

Curry Pizza Company (2 locations)
3173 W Shaw Ave Ste 103
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 365-7000
Hours: Everyday 11am-10pm

2930 E Nees Ave Unit 103
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 206-7000
Hours: Sun 10:30am-9pm, Mon-Sat 10:30am-10pm 

Family owned pizza restaurant with an Indian influence. Serves meat, but has a separate vegan menu that includes an awesome variety of pizzas, wings, and appetizers, such as breadsticks and loaded curry waffle fries.

CREAM
1760 E. Barstow Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 400-6909
Hours: Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thurs 1pm-10pm, Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm 

Ice cream parlor from Berkeley that specializes in ice cream sandwiches. Offers two vegan soy flavors (blueberry and mint chocolate chip), vegan cookie options, and various vegan toppings, including vegan marshmallows.

Farm Fresh Bowls
3042 East Campus Pointe Drive
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 326-7141
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Fri 7am-3:30pm, Sat 7am-2pm

Second location of the healthy drive-thru that started in Visalia. Offers a variety of breakfast and brunch items including breakfast bowls, acai bowls, and savory bowls. Labels what can easily be made vegan and how to make it vegan on their menu.

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
4712 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93726 (map)
(559) 222-2801
Hours: closed Sun-Mon, Tues-Sat 12pm-9pm

Traditional Ethiopian cuisine with an excellent variety of vegan dishes. Consider trying the yellow split peas, brown lentils, mashed chickpeas, collard greens, and string beans. All vegetable entrees can be ordered individually or as part of a four-entree combination platter. All orders served on top of vegan injera bread.

Flower City Restaurant
5785 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA 93704 (map)
(559) 432-2030
Hours: Sun 4:30pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm

Typical Chinese American cuisine with several dishes that can be prepared vegan. Consider trying the walnut tofu, mixed vegetables, Szechuan vegetables, almond chow yuk, veg tofu, bean sprout chop suey, or stir fried green beans.

Frosted Cakery
1292 N Wishon
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 917-8880
Hours: closed Sun-Mon, Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Mother-daughter owned bakery in the Tower District that specializes in cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts. Flavors offered in the store vary weekly, but there are always some vegan options available. Previous vegan options include Snickerdoodle, Cookies n Cream, and Strawberry Love.

The Gastro Grill Restaurant
760 Pollasky Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 472-3398
Hours: closed Sun-Mon, Tue-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

American restaurant in Old Town Clovis offering vegan tacos and a vegan burger.

HoP PK
820 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA, 93721
(559) 231-5888
Hours: Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

HopPK is collaboration between Sanger’s House of Pendragon and Visalia’s Pita Kabob & Grill combined into a gastropub. They offer many vegan items that can be easily identified on the menu with a V, such as lentil soup, a hummus pita wrap, and a falafel pita wrap. On Wednesdays, you can also try the vegan Veg-Out burger made from a crispy garbanzo beans, quinoa, and cauliflower patty, topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, crispy onion straws, avocado, and choice of tahini sauce. You can also get an Impossible PK Burger here with vegan cheese and special sauce or try the W.T.F. (Wow That’s Fire) version with spicy vegan sauce, vegan pepperjack and grilled serrano peppers.

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches (2 locations)
786 W. Palmdon Dr.
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 318-8174
Hours: Everyday 10:30am-7pm

3071 E. Campus Pointe Dr.
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 900-4873
Hours: Everyday 10:30am-10pm

Ikes Love & Sandwiches is a beloved sandwich shop originally from the Bay Area that has expanded throughout California. Each location has unique specialty sandwiches in addition to the standard menu. They have vegan meats, vegan sauces, and vegan breads. There are 7 options on the menu that can be veganized. Try the Meatless Mike, Green Goblin, Sneaky Kitty, Handsome Owl, or Hermione – just be sure to specify that you want it vegan. You can also try the Vegan RoadRunner at the Palmdon location or the What’s Poppin? at the Campus Pointe location.  

India Sweet and Spices
3055 W. Ashlan Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 222-2700
Hours: Everyday 9:30am-8:30pm

Great Indian Grocery with many hard to find items. This business also runs an inside Indian Fast Food counter where you can get delicious food ready-to-go!

Jasmine Garden
2633 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710 (map)
(559) 294-2199
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

Vietnamese restaurant offering many dishes from other Asian cuisines. Most entrees are usually prepared with egg and/or fish sauce, so be sure to specify that you want all dishes prepared vegan. Consider ordering the Vietnamese egg rolls (aka spring rolls), mixed vegetable pho, pad thai, pad see-ew, lard na, Thai curry noodles, drunken noodles, chow fun, one of several fried rice dishes, lemon grass tofu, Mongolian vegetables, Mongolian tofu, pad prik, pad almond, pad cashew, pad pak, pad kow pode, pad kings, kra tie prik tai, pad kana, jub chai, pad ped, gang keaw warn, pa nange, gang ped, and pad pak curry.

Kogetsu-Do Confectionery
920 F St
Fresno, CA 93706 (map)
(559) 237-2670
Hours: Sun-Tues 8am-4pm, closed Wed-Thurs, Fri-Sat 8am-4pm

Family-run Japanese sweet shop specializing in fresh mochi made daily on site. Operating in Downtown Fresno for over 100 years. Fresh fruit mochi flavors are seasonal, but include blueberry, strawberry, and traditional red (adzuki) bean. They also offer peach, mango, and raspberry sorbet. Ask the owner for more details. On a hot day, consider trying some of their refreshing shaved ice. Note: This establishment is cash only.

Lahori Tikka
742 W Bullard Ave
Fresno, CA 93704 (map)
(559) 448-9393
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Sat 2pm-10pm

Serves Northern Indian cuisine with the usual vegetable options made vegan on request. Try the samosa, bhindi masala (okra), aloo gobi (cauliflower and potatoes), lahori cholay (chickpeas), daal chana (lentil and chickpeas), aloo anda curry, or veggie biryani.

Libelula
1154 Broadway St
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 570-8180
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Sat 9am-3pm

Libelula, also known as Lula’s at The Crest, is a farm-to-table restaurant located downtown next door to The Crest Theatre. Labels what can be made vegan on the menu. Some of the vegan options include vegan eel made from shiitake mushrooms, cauliflower tacos, and deep fried brussel sprouts.  

Little Peking Restaurant
7975 N Cedar Ave
Fresno, CA 93720 (map)
(559) 438-4202
Hours: Sun-Mon 11am-9pm, closed Tues, Wed-Sat 11am-9pm

Chinese American restaurant with a separate green colored vegetarian menu. Most of the items on the vegetarian menu are vegan, but some contain egg, so please specify vegan to be sure.   Offers a variety of vegan meats featuring tofu, seitan, and other vegetable meats. Some of the vegan dishes include Vegetarian Peking Chicken, Vegetarian Orange Chicken, Chow Fun, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, and Spinach Tofu Soup.

The Loving Hut
1495 N Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93728 (map)
(559) 237-4052
Hours: closed Sat and Sun, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-8pm

One of Fresno’s only 100% vegan restaurants. Features a variety of pan-Asian dishes all for around $7. (Note: this is no longer a cash only establishment! Visa is accepted.) Specialties include the Eastern Paradise (curried fried rice), Blissful (lemongrass, soy meat, steamed greens, and rice), Angelic Chow Fun (pan-fried noodles, tofu, soy meat, veggies, and onion), and The Dharma (curry claypot with potatoes, carrots, and soy meat).

Mediterranean Grill & Cafe
1031 U St
Fresno, CA 93721 (map)
(559) 441-7050
Hours: closed Sat and Sun, Mon-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm

Typical Mediterranean cuisine featuring the usual vegetable dishes: hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel (as a side or sandwich), dolma, fattoush salad, tabbouleh, garden salad, french fries, and a vegetarian plate. (Note: this establishment is only open for lunch.)

Noodle Express
601 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 375-1418
Hours: Sun 10:30am-7pm, Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm

Restaurant in the Tower District serving Thai and Laotian food with vegan options, including spring rolls, rad prik tofu, papaya salad, cucumber salad, eggplant pad prik, and a variety of curries (green/red/yellow).

Ohana Pantry
1560 Fulton St, Ste 104
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 570-8380
Hours: Sun 11-5pm, Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 11-6pm 

Offer acai bowls, smoothies, and some toasted sandwiches, including a vegan avocado grilled cheese. Most items can easily be made vegan with a few simple adjustments.

Panaderia Cafe Oaxaca
1160 Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612 (map)
(559) 323-7991
Hours: Everyday 7am-8pm

Family-owned Mexican panaderia (bakery) with an entire section dedicated to vegan goodies. Selection varies day to day, but some of the items you can find are bolillos, conchas, donuts, brownies, flan, tiramisu, and tres leches. If you order in advance, you can also customize an entire vegan cake!

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
7894 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93720 (map)
(559) 438-0814
Hours: Sun – Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Popular Chinese restaurant chain featuring tasty vegan options in an upscale environment. Although nothing is labeled vegan, almost everything labeled vegetarian can be made vegan. Consider ordering Chang’s Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, edamame, Coconut Curry Vegetables, Stir-Fried Eggplant, Buddha’s Feast, Vegetarian Fried Rice (no egg), or Ma Po Tofu. If you’re hungry for noodles, ask your server if the chef can prepare a custom vegan rice noodle dish.

Phoenician Garden Mediterranean Bar & Grill
1025 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720 (map)
(559) 261-2747
Hours: Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Mediterranean restaurant serving the typical vegetable dishes. Options include hummus, baba ghanoush, warak inab (aka yalanchi or dolma), fatoush salad, Mediterranean salad, tabbouleh, falafel sandwich, and a vegetarian platter.

Quesadilla Gorilla
608 E Weldon Ave
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 412-7468
Hours: Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm 

Mexican restaurant from Visalia specializing in quesadillas. Can build-your-own quesadilla or order a pre-made option from the menu. Try the “Atomic Veggie” with vegan cheese or try a build-your-own vegan cheese quesadilla with soyrizo, veggies, black beans, or Spanish rice. Also offer a different “Dilla of the Day” which is sometimes vegan. Have a food truck, but vegan options on the truck are limited.

Raw Fresno
2405 Capitol St. Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 250-5292
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm

100% vegan and raw restaurant! Raw Fresno provides prepackaged, organic, locally grown, gourmet, plant based, meals, appetizers, entrees, desserts, fresh juice, smoothies, and beverages, including CBD infused coffee and other CBD infused items. Everything is created using sustainable practices that honor our constant connection to the earth. They even have a secret menu which includes No Pigs in a Blanket, Pad Thai Wraps, and Beyond Meat Wraps. Catering is available. You may also enjoy Raw Fresno in their food truck around town at Kaiser Hospital Wednesdays 9am-2pm, Fresno City College Tues/Thurs 11am-6pm, and Art Hop the first Thursday of each month. For more, please visit the Raw Fresno website for more.

Rio Acai Bowls
1915 Fulton St
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 412-7725
Hours: Sun 11am-4pm, Mon-Thurs 7am-6pm, Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm

Serves acai bowls, all of which can be made vegan with a few simple adjustments – just be sure to ask for the Gluten Free granola since the regular contains honey and avoid whey. Also has many vegan options available for grab-and-go from Rappit Up.

Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats and Brew (2 locations)
88 E Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 283-8096
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

1365 N Willow Ave
Clovis, CA 93619
(559) 321-8754
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Can substitute in a vegan soy dog for $1 extra for any of the sausages and the staff will even work to flavor match it to the one they’re replacing. Baguette is the only vegan bread option, as the others contain egg.

Sashimi Express (2 locations)
1085 Herndon Ave Ste 110
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 389-0151
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

1057 N Willow Ave Ste 105
Clovis, CA 93612 (map)
(559) 325-3265
Hours: Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-9pm 

Sushi restaurant with a few basic vegan options. Vegan options include Avocado rolls, Carrot rolls, Cucumber rolls, and Vegetarian rolls (avocado, carrots, and cucumber). Also offer a teriyaki bowl that you can order with fried tofu.

Slice of India
1345 N Willow Ave Ste 110
Clovis, CA 93619
(559) 325-6155
Hours: closed Sun, Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm & 4:30pm-9pm

Punjabi Indian restaurant and buffet. The $10 all you can eat buffet is during lunch from 11:30-3pm. Serves meat but has vegan choices clearly labeled on the menu. Some of the vegan items are Samosas, Pakoras, Dal (Lentil) Soup, Aloo Gobi, Chana Masala, Gobi Paratha, and Kheer.

Strummer’s
833 E Fern Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 485-5356
Hours: closed Mon, Tue-Sun 5pm-12am (Bar open until 2am)

Concert venue, restaurant and bar in Tower named after frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer. Serves meat, but offers several vegan comfort food options, such as soy chicken taquitos, versions of the Impossible burger, a Southern BLT, and an Italian sandwich.

SushiCulture
3187 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 227-0277
Hours: Sun 2pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm 

Sushi place with more than your average vegetarian roll. Offers a full vegetarian menu with vegan options including the Veganlicious Roll, I-Vegan Roll, Vegetarian Cali Roll, and many more.

Sweet Tomatoes
7114 North Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93720 (map)
(559) 435-5797
Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Buffet-style restaurant offering an excellent salad bar and a handful of vegan soups, breads, and entrees. All dishes are clearly labeled vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. to address dietary concerns.

Tandoori Night
6751 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93710 (map)
(559) 438-7200
Hours: Everyday, 11am-9:30pm

Traditional Northern Indian cuisine. The menu features numerous entrees that can be prepared with vegetable oil (instead of butter/ghee) upon request. Ask your server about the vegetable pakora, vegetable samosa, tiki chana, chana poori, vegetable curry, mushroom mattar, bangan bhartha (eggplant), bhindi masala, channa masala (chickpea), alu gobhi (cauliflower and potato), mixed vegetable, and yellow dal (lentil).

Thai Country Restaurant
151 W Bullard Ave Ste 103
Clovis, CA 93612 (map)
(559) 298-6697
Hours: closed Sun-Mon, Tues-Sat 11am-3pm

Thai cuisine with some Chinese offerings. Servers fully understand requests for meals “without animal products”. Dishes that can be vegan on request include: fried tofu, cucumber salad, pad thai, lard-na, pad see-ew, pad kee mao, Thai Country fried rice, several types of curry, Kung-Pao, The Basil, Stir Fried Ginger, pad prik khing, pad phed, pad prik, garlic and pepper, Cashew Nut, and Vegetable Deluxe. Note: This establishment is only open for lunch.

Tin Tin
2794 Willow Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 294-8521
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sun 3:30pm-9pm

Chinese restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu. Many items on the vegetarian menu are vegan or can be made vegan, such as the chow mein, egg rolls, and many soups. Owner is very friendly. Ask staff to clarify which items can be made vegan.

Tower Sushi
724 E. Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 485-3978
Hours: Sun-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Tower Sushi is a traditional Japanese Sushi bar in the heart of the Tower District. Recently, Tower Sushi has dedicated a whole menu to vegan Japanese food including sushi rolls, udon, fried rice, and much more! Great place to have tasty Japanese food while enjoying the sites and fun of the Tower District!

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (2 locations)
7835 N Palm
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 449-8226
Hours: Everyday 10:30am-9pm

3053 E Campus Pointe Dr
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 322-1982
Hours: Sun-Thu 10:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm

This fusion chain has some great vegan options. Whether on a taco, burrito, salad, or sandwich, you can add your choice of four delicious fillings: Tofu (in a Polynesian marinade), Mushrooms (in a Polynesian marinade), Vegetarian (rice, black beans, lettuce, cabbage, cheese, and salsa), and Banzai Veggies (bell peppers, onions, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, and cabbage, sautéed in teriyaki sauce). Other choices include the Veggie Bowl, Wafu Bowl, Kale Kai Salad (with oil and vinegar or salsa) and french fries. For all orders, be sure to request brown rice and no cheese. Both the black and white beans are vegan, but be aware that Wahoo’s green sauce contains egg mayonnaise.

Which Wich
1220 Shaw Ave Ste 105
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 424-0098
Hours: Everyday 10:30am-9pm

Sandwich franchise from Dallas, Texas located near Sierra Vista Mall. When you walk in,  grab a paper bag and choose what you want on your sandwich from the menu on the wall. Which Wich serves meat but has some yummy vegan options that are clearly labeled on the menu. Try the “The Avocado” or “Black Bean Patty” sandwiches topped with your favorite veggies and sauces like BBQ or hummus on a white baguette, in a lettuce wrap, or even in a salad.

Yard House
90 El Camino
Fresno, CA 93720 (map)
(559) 261-2165
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1:30am

American restaurant and sports bar with a number of good options. Although they offer a menu with Gardein meats, many contain dairy or eggs and are not vegan. Vegan appetizers and snacks include Truffle Fries (without parmesan), Pico and Chips, Guacamole and Chips (no feta),  Sweet Potato Fries (no maple bacon cream dip), Hummus, Baked or Crispy Pita Bread,  Chilled or Hot & Spicy edamame, Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes (without malt vinegar aioli), Mixed Field Greens salad (no croutons), and Gardein wings (Ancho BBQ and BBQ sans ranch). Vegan sides include Quinoa Cauliflower, Steamed or Stir Fried Veggies, Brown or Jasmine Rice, Garlic or French Fries, BBQ Baked Beans, Pinto Beans (no cheese), and Fresh Fruit. Vegan entrees include Gardein Orange Chicken, Gardein Vegan Burger with Mixed Green Salad, Gardein Fried Chicken Strips (no ranch or maple dijon), Gardein BBQ Chicken Salad (no cheese or chipotle ranch), Gardein chicken and avocado sandwich (no cheese or mayo), and a Red Quinoa Salad.

Zamora Taqueria
619 E Divisadero St
Fresno, CA 93721 (map)
(559) 266-2235
Hours: Everyday 9am-7:30pm

Salvadorean and Mexican dishes served in a casual and unassuming setting. Be sure to try the the zucchini and loroco pupusas (without cheese), either a la carte or as part of the “Tipicos Salvadoreños” platter #1. The platter comes with two pupusas, fried plantain, pickled cabbage, and refried beans (specify no sour creme). A tasty vegan burrito can also be made on request, but be aware that Zamora’s rice is made with chicken broth.

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