One of my favorite vegan restaurants in Berkeley is Herbivore (with locations in San Francisco as well). Herbivore offers affordable and filling meals -many entrees can be shared. Breakfast is served from 9am-2pm daily, during which you can try the southwestern tofu scramble, corn cakes, pancakes or French toast. The lunch/dinner menu is quite diverse, but they do some dishes much better than others.
The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its innovative, delicious, and healthy culinary options. Ingredients are always fresh—half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables come from California. Vegetarian and vegan options are especially abundant, making it an ideal place to eat a full-time, or part-time, plant-based diet.