Shizen Vegan Sushi

The faux sushi at Shizen, a vegan Sushi Bar and Izakaya in San Francisco’s Mission district  will delight straight-up Vegans, Leaning Vegans, Pastafarians, even Qualmnivores, or those who have serious doubts about everything they eat.

Starring rolls include an earthy Gobo Roll composed of crunchy Burdock Root and an intriguing Secret Weapon Roll composed of shiitake mushrooms, tempura, spicy tofu, jalapeños, pineapples, and habanero peppers.

The vegan Gyoza here is excellent, the Sake choices abundant, and noteworthy desserts such as the Sweet Banana Tempura served with tart vegan blueberry ice cream are always popular.