A vegan is one who does not consume any type of animal product, be it flesh or dairy or egg. Some vegans also will not eat honey. Many vegans will not use/purchase other animal products, including leather, fur, and products tested on animals.

Every vegan has reasons for adopting this practice. Some choose to do it for health reasons, while others are unsatisfied with the way the meat/dairy industry operates. Others do it for economical reasons.

If you're vegan, it's especially great to live in San Francisco. Below are some businesses that specialize in vegan food/products:

Here are some restaurants/stores that have decent vegan options:

Peoples Donuts in Berkeley supplies many San Francisco cafes with organic vegan donuts.

See http://www.bayareaveg.org/ for the Bay Area Vegans website!

Now-departed Vegan-y things