Your Guide to Spending the Day in the Sonoma Plaza
(and beyond) with vegan options all along the way!

Yes, vegan options do exist in Sonoma Valley. Some may be a bit harder to find, but we have you covered. Living in Sonoma Valley for over 10 years and for the past year and a half as a vegan has helped make this personal.  We have compiled our favorites into a list for you here so you don't have to worry about a thing- just head out and enjoy that perfect glass of vegan-friendly wine. 

Vegan Winery options on the Sonoma Plaza starting at the North Side of the Plaza:

 

 

Vegan Food Options:

 

 

Off the Sonoma Plaza: 
  • Schermeister Winery 

  • Yeti Nepalese Food in Jack London Village

  • Scribe Winery

  • Bartholomew Park Winery- can buy a bottle of wine and picnic here 

  • Picazzo- The Vegetarian Kaboom is vegan 

  • El Molino Central- order Swiss chard enchiladas with no cheese. Chips & guacamole are amazing!

  • (Beans are not vegan).

  • Glen Ellen Star- Vegan menu, just ask 

  • West Burgers- vegan patty, just order with no bun. The special sauce is also vegan. 

  • Hanson of Sonoma Distillery- organic vodka tasting 

  • Bouchaine Vineyards

  • Layla Restaurant to MacArthur Place Hotel

Other outdoor options are:

Charlie's Acres Farm Sanctuary-Tours offered on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am. Click here to reserve.

 

Hiking at Jack London State Park- Free docent-led tours on Saturday & Sundays at 11:00 & 1:00

There is also an app you can download that takes you on a self-guided tour. 

Another lovely day is at Cornerstone Gardens. The gardens and shops are wonderful to wander through. The wine at Obsidian is vegan. You can also bring a picnic. 

Be sure to check out the museums of missions at Cline Cellars, just down the way, they also have vegan wine. 

Jacuzzi family winery is also nice and Gloria Ferrer as well (Miyokos vegan cheese plate!) 

 

Vegan options in Glen Ellen:

Mayo Family Winery. Call ahead to reserve vegan tasting, 7 courses all paired with wine. $60. Plan on about 2 hours

 

VJB has a beautiful patio and their pizzas are great. They also have vegan chocolate in the gelato shop next door-try a dark chocolate Red Vine!

 

If you want to venture out of Sonoma, I highly recommend a hike at Armstrong Redwoods and a stop at the Barlow. Of course, you could spend an entire day just in Sebastopol. Muirs Tea Room is the best! Don't miss Amy's Kitchen in Rohnert Park for the best chili-cheese fries ever!

Local vegan resources:

Wine Country Vegan

Sonoma Plant-Based Foodies

Facebook Groups: North Bay Vegan Club and Sonoma County Vegans 

Napa Valley Vegan

 

Have fun enjoying Sonoma Valley and beyond!

Let us know if you have any questions or find any options along the way to add to the list!

 

Cheers!

Michelle