San Francisco's Top 8 Fake Meat Sandwiches

Categories: Vegetarian
As American cities go, San Francisco is certainly one of the easiest to be vegetarian or vegan in. Proof of this is the wealth of restaurants and cafes serving, not just veggie options, but a whole variety of incredible imitation meats that make it extraordinarily easy to quit eating your furry friends. Here are our eight favorite fake meat sandwiches in the city. 

8. Boogaloo's
3296 22nd St. (at Valencia)

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We all know Boogaloo's does some of the greatest breakfasts in the city, but have you tried their lunch options lately? Their huge "Fake Stake" sandwich is super satisfying, but what we really love is the fact that someone here had the good sense to give the option of adding fake stake to their grilled cheese-n-tomato. Throw some avocado on that bad boy and you have pretty much the perfect sandwich.

7. Loving Hut
845 Market (at Fifth St.)
1365 Stockton (at Vallejo)
524 Irving (at Sixth Ave.)

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The "meat"-to-bread ratio is a little disappointing at this nationwide chain (not enough of the former, too much of the latter), but the fact that there's an exclusively vegan fast food place in the middle of downtown S.F. (in the Westfield mall, no less) is fantastically convenient. The Loving Huts in Chinatown and the Sunset have completely different menus, but the Westfield stand has three fake meat sandwich options, and they're all delicious. Our favorite is the Queen, with its tangy soy protein and plentiful cilantro.

6. Gestalt Haus

3159 16th St. (at Albion)

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Sorry teen vegans, this is a bar, so if you want one of Gestalt's peppery vegan tuna melts, you'll have to get an older friend to bring you one. Also on offer here is the "Whitney Houston," featuring vegan sausage, red peppers, avocado, cheese, and salad. We're pretty sure the bartender didn't wash his hands post-cigarette to make our sandwich, but that's okay -- if you volunteer to eat in a 16th Street dive bar, them's the breaks.

Location Info

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Boogaloos

3296 22nd St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Loving Hut

1365 Stockton, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Loving Hut

524 Irving, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Loving Hut

845 Market, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Gestalt Haus

3159 16th St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Music

Rhea's Deli and Grocery

800 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Ike's Place

3489 16th St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Herbivore - The Earthly Grill

2451 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA

Category: Restaurant

Herbivore-The Earthly Grill

983 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Herbivore-The Earthly Grill

531 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

Love N Haight Deli and Cafe

553 Haight, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Lester J Smiley
Lester J Smiley

who could forget source! not to mention st francis fountain devil burger... top vegan sandwhich in my book!

Lily Bird
Lily Bird

how it is that Mr. Pickle's BLT didn't make it and something from boogaloos did is beyond me. 

Sophie Ka
Sophie Ka

Jonny, click on the next page. 

Joanna
Joanna

Source got snubbed big time :(

Jonny
Jonny

Oh, top 8 fake meat sammys?  Sounds like an article that couldn't quite make it to 10, on any level.

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