Donna Jean is an all-vegan, homestyle restaurant located in San Diego’s Balboa Park area at 2949 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. Chef Roy brings many accolades with his restaurant, including “best vegan Mac n’ Cheese ever” from the Huffington Post, and the Los Angeles’ 2016 Best Vegan Chili which is no longer on the menu. In June 2017, the restaurant made a notable change to add pizza to its menu — a decision which many diners have raved about so far and earned them the title of Best Vegan Pizza in San Diego in 2017 in our annual Best Of Vegan In San Diego awards poll.
Best of Vegan in San Diego award winner
- Best Vegan Restaurant in San Diego 2018
- Best Vegan Pizza in San Diego 2018
- Best Vegan Pizza in San Diego 2017
“Dare I say, @royelam’s Mac and Cheese is even better then its LA predecessor. @donnajeansd opens on the 22nd, and San Diego is very lucky to have her.” – @kellybone
“[The Bourbon Chili is] absolutely delicious and it became obvious immediately as to why it is award winning.” – @halnez_foodness
08.22.2018 — Vegan Friendly: Comfort Food and Sustainability at Donna Jean in Banker’s Hill, Edible San Diego