Herbivore, the “Earthly Grill” vegan restaurant that has been on Valencia Street since 1997, is closing its doors on Tuesday, August 23. That comes days after the Berkeley store closed its doors and almost a year after it closed its other San Francisco store on Divisadero.
Workers in the restaurant at 983 Valencia St. near 21st Street said they did not want to speak on the matter, but said the store would be closed and empty on Tuesday. Restaurant owners did not returns requests for comment.
Its Divisadero location was closed in May 2015 after a health code violation for vermin, according to SFist, though it reopened after a few days. The Valencia Street location does not have any recent violations, according to the Department of Public Health, and it was not clear why the restaurant was shutting its doors.
Herbivore was one of the few vegan restaurants in the Mission District, alongside Gracias Madre on Mission Street, Indochine on 16th Street, and a handful of others. It was also one of the longest-running, serving affordable fare in the neighborhood for almost two decades.