Located in the heart of the San Ramon Valley, just a quick jaunt from San Francisco, is a great little town called Danville. Peaceful, scenic and full of great American west history, Danville is a perfect place for history geeks to slip away from the city for a tasty meal and take in some fun shopping, parks and museums. There’s also plenty of delicious vegan food in Danville! Here are a few of my faves.
Located in super cute downtown Danville, Chow is a must for a great meal.
The decor and ambiance are rad, really embracing the town’s railroady roots, and the menu embraces its local and organic ingredients. They’ve got wonderful special diet options, and their vegan options rock. I loved my organic garden noodles complete with fresh local veggies, tofu and a savory chili-citrus-miso-sesame sauce, mmmmmm! Way cute and way yum, big thumbs up!
For a quick-yet-healthy meal, try Fresh Millions. A fast casual dining joint, you can get all sorts of healthy, gluten free and vegan-friendly meals like salads, rice bowls and sandwiches.
They clearly mark their menu so special diet diners can easily make a worry-free choice. I love the design your own bowl or salad options because you can really pack your meal with some awesome veggies, vegan protein and healthy grains!
At Bridges, you can pop in for a classy lunch or dinner and be treated quite nicely, vegan diet or not.
They offer fresh, local and organic fare, and they do up some great veggie dishes that are easily veganizable. Truffle fries? Uh, yeah! Portobello Mushroom Wellington? Hold the cheese, and yes! Call ahead and let the chef know of any dietary restrictions and they’ll hook you up, and even if you don’t plan it, they’ll take care of you at Bridges ; )
If you’re in the mood for some Mediterranean Italian, Faz is the place to be.
Start out with a veganized Mezze plate complete with hummus, baba ganoush and other fixins, and then share a cheese-free mosaic vegetable pizza. Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of fine local wine with dinner, and you’ll leave a happy camper!
So that’s a wrap on my quick trip to Danville but I’ve made a note to stop back in when I’m in the bay area!
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