Eat!

NVV

I’m excited to be working on some major updates to Napa Valley Vegan’s Eat! page. I will be rolling out the changes in March 2019…Since I don’t want any vegan to go hungry in Napa Valley, please reach out to me at toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com if you are in need of a restaurant recommendation before I’ve finished the updates! Thanks for your patience and continued support. And as always…Eat, Drink & Be Vegan💚🌱🥕

Comments

    • michelle
    • January 5, 2019
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    Thank you for this excellent comprehensive list! I’ve just started a plant based diet and this will be the first time I’m visiting Napa with diet restrictions. Unsure if you are aware already, but wanted to share that SolBar offers a plant based/vegan menu as well. Thanks again!!

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • January 6, 2019
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      Thanks Michelle! I am so glad you found the list useful. And congrats on your plant based journey. I have heard that SolBar is vegan-friendly and I have always been happy with their offerings at Napa Valley events. Thanks for confirming that. I’m so happy you enjoyed your experience there.

    • Jennifer Tourkin
    • August 8, 2018
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    Thank you so much. I was trying to use happycow, and getting nowhere. I thought I was going to have to live off of Clif Bars this weekend!

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • August 13, 2018
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      LOL! Oh no…that is exactly why I started the blog. No vegan should have to live off Clif bars (unless like my husband you really dig that kind of thing!!). I hope you had your fill of delish vegan food

    • Victoria
    • July 2, 2018
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    Your page is a God send. Thank you! As you mention, I was beginning to think Napa was a vegan desert. With your guidance, I’m glad to see a few enterprising establishments changing with the times. I look forward to visiting later this month 🙂 Veg Out !!

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • July 2, 2018
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      Hi Victoria,

      I am so glad you found my blog and the Eat! page has been useful. I felt exactly like you do when I first moved to Napa and that is what motivated me to start this site. It is incredible to see the improvements since I moved here in 2012. Then I had only Mini Mango (now called Mango on Main) and Small World. Now I have dozens of options and many of those options are incredible! Have a wonderful time in Napa and reach out to me if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you if you have an especially delicious meal. Eat, drink & be vegan…Tonia

    • Jennifer
    • August 2, 2017
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    Hi there! Great list, we especially love Mango on Main, Aroma, Small World and Heritage Eats. Another one to add to your list is Fume Bistro. My husband and I recently went to Fume for the first time in years and we ordered one of their veggie flat breads sans cheese and the chef came out to us and asked if we would like vegan cheese on it instead! We didn’t even mention this when we were ordering as we didn’t expect them to have this option however the chef said that his son is vegan and he has been experimenting with vegan dishes and making vegan cheese options. We will be sure to ask them for this next time.

    • Rob
    • May 22, 2017
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    Hi! Can u give a preview of Signorello’s vegan tasting? We’ll be in Napa this coming Thursday and am guessing might be too late for your next blog post. Thank you!! Sounds too good to be true!

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • May 25, 2017
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      Hi Rob,

      I’m doing the tasting on Sunday so I will let you know what it is like! It sounds like it is going to be an incredible experience! I’ll keep you posted.

        • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
        • May 29, 2017
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        Hi again Rob…The vegan 5-course wine & food pairing was the BEST pairing experience I have had since moving to Napa Valley. The wine alone is incredible and the food pairing outstanding. I suggest that you make this a top priority while you are visiting the Valley! Estate Sommelier Rob Plunkett and Chef Michael made this a once in a lifetime experience for my husband and I. Here is the link to set up your experience. Be sure to mention that you are vegan. Please mention that you heard of their vegan-friendly Enoteca experience though Napa Valley Vegan. Ron will love that! https://signorelloestate.com/estate-experience Cheers!

  1. Reply

    Hi! Although Calistoga is normally a food desert for vegans. I recently discovered the HodoTofu entree at Sam’s Social Club and it is awesome. Also keep your eyes open for the restaurant at the Sunburst Hotel. It isn’t yet open however I wrote them and they are planning vegan friendly foods and juices and smoothies.

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • May 25, 2017
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      Hi Tara,

      Thanks for the update! Great info. I have always had good food at the Calistoga Thai Kitchen too. They make a rice pudding with coconut milk that is amazing!

  2. Reply

    What a great resource you have here! My husband and I (vegans) are planning 4 days in Calistoga, probably in February or March. Any suggestions for vegan dining options in Calistoga or nearby? Thank you!

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • May 3, 2017
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      HI Denise, I was working for a local animal protection non-profit until very recently. It engulfed my life. I’m back to blogging full-time now. I hope you had a wonderful time in Calistoga and were able to stay well fed!

    • Jessica
    • March 31, 2016
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    Any suggestions on places to snag vegan “cheese” in the area, preferably nut based? I love the Kite Hill brand and want to enjoy similar wine accompaniments as my carnivore boyfriend while spending time in Napa later in April. I can always BYO from Chicago, but would be way easier to grab some in the valley.

      • toniabrow@napavalleyvegan.com
      • April 7, 2016
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      Hi Jessica,
      Whole Foods in the Bel Aire Plaza shopping center off Trancas has a wonderful selection of vegan “cheeses”. It is located in the produce section near the mushrooms. The section has Miyoko’s, Kite Hill, Chao, Follow Your Heart, Daiya… You can also find vegan charcuterie-type foods there too so you can really enjoy the wine pairings. You can grab everything you need and take a picnic upvalley to wine taste! Have loads of fun. Cheers!

  3. Reply

    I just survived Yountville as a Vegan. Went to REDD, Bouchon, Farmstead, and Ad Hoc. All four made accommodations. I would say out of all of them Ad Hoc gets it the most by far. I mean, they had tofu for me. Ha! Farmstead I had to nudge the waitress a bit to get her to talk to kitchen but other than that very pleased.

    1. Reply

      That is such great news! Many thanks for the feedback. I’ve gotten mixed reviews from my readers on those restaurants so I’m happy to hear that things are improving. I have been so incredibly busy between the wineries & restaurants right in Napa that my experiences upvalley are limited so your comments are a big help!

    • J-Zee
    • October 11, 2015
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    Hi NVV!
    Unfortunately, I have to be away from home on Thanksgiving Day and will be traveling from San Francisco to Sacramento. Since one of my all-time favorites — Gracias Madre in SF — is closed Thanksgiving Day, I thought I might make a detour en route. Any place you’d recommend in Napa Valley for a memorable vegan holiday meal?

    1. Reply

      Let me do a little research for you on that one… I’ll let you know what I find!

        • J-Zee
        • November 20, 2015
        Reply

        Any luck?

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          J-Zee

          Thanks for your patience! The film festival last week has engulfed my life and I haven’t been able to focus on much else. Many businesses shut for Thanksgiving. The restaurants that will be open are serving traditional 3 and 4 course Thanksgiving meals that include turkey, stuffing, etc! Tarla is going to be opening if you don’t mind Mediterranean food for your Thanksgiving meal. I’d invite you to our place but we decided to head to Millenium in Oakland with friends instead of cooking. This is a tough holiday to find vegan-friendly food in Napa. Our local Whole Foods is open until 2 or 3. They tend to offer less vegan options on their hot bar as we get close to the holidays but you may be able to piece together a meal between the salad bar, hot bar, deli & cafe! I wish I was more help. Good luck & have a lovely holiday!

  4. Reply

    Hi Chef Nut,

    Welcome to Napa Valley! I keep trying to make my way upvalley but find that eating and drinking in Napa has been keeping me very busy. I have had a couple great meals at the Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen. I’ve eaten once at Golden Harvest – affordable chinese food with several vegan options. I also spoke to Chef Levi of Harvest Table at the Taste of Napa event this summer. He said he would be happy to make a vegan friendly meal. I haven’t had the time to head up there yet. It isn’t going to be affordable but it looks like the food will be amazing.

    Nature Select Foods offers raw and vegan food plus a smootie/juice bar and a friend mentioned that Crisp Kitchen + Juice had some good options.

    I know you will love Napa Valley. It is a beautiful place! Tonia

    • Jennifer
    • September 4, 2015
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    We love Mango on Main, Aroma, and Small World- so many good vegan options! Also recently went to the new Palisades Saloon on Main St, they have roasted spicy chickpeas, fries, salads, and a falafel burger! The falafel burger comes with goat cheese and mayo but you can order it without. If you ever go over to Sonoma check out Sunflower Caffe and the Community Table.

    -Fellow Napa vegan

    1. Reply

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for your comments! I agree! Thanks for the feedback on Palisades Saloon. I heard that they offered vegan options but when I reached out to them no one called me back. I will be sure to head over to eat (and drink) there very soon.

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