The 5 best vegan spots in San Jose

Tofoo Com Chay | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 08, 2020.

In search of a new favorite vegan spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top vegan spots around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the San Jose area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and marketing automation for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at San Jose-area restaurants rose to $35 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Tofoo Com Chay

Photo: barbara p./Yelp

First on the list is Tofoo Com Chay. Located at 388 E. Santa Clara St. downtown, the vegetarian, vegan and Vietnamese spot is the most popular vegan restaurant in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,030 reviews on Yelp.

2. Happiness Cafe

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Next up is North Valley's Happiness Cafe, situated at 1688 Hostetter Road, Suite C. With 4.5 stars out of 412 reviews on Yelp, the vegan spot, which offers ice cream and bubble tea, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Golden Bamboo

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Evergreen North's Golden Bamboo, located at 3245 S. White Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the vegetarian, vegan and Vietnamese spot 4.5 stars out of 346 reviews.

4. The Happy Hooligans

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The Happy Hooligans, a vegan spot that offers comfort food and more in the Cambrian Park, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,109 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1711 Branham Lane, Suite A9 to see for yourself.

5. Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café

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Downtown, check out Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café, which has earned four stars out of 1,087 reviews on Yelp. You can find the vegetarian and vegan pub at 37 S. First St.

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