/vej/ verb, informal

relax to the point of complete inertia

Our mission is simple: provide our guests with delicious, honest and healthy food with genuine, kind service. Our dishes are made to order and carefully prepared to maximize both dining pleasure and nutrition. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and support sustainability through our daily practices. We do not use animal products in any of our dishes. A majority of our produce comes from farms in Sacramento County - and sometimes our neighbor's garden! 

We recycle, reuse and repurpose everything possible. Leftover drinking water is used to water our beautiful indoor plants and garden. Pre-consumed green waste is collected by GRAS - Resoil Sacramento and delivered to local farms for compost.

We welcome you to come in at your leisure, slow down, mindfully savor your time alone or with company, enjoy the ambiance, taste our food, try a new tea or beverage - and just Veg. Our staff takes joy in providing a friendly and positive dining experience. It is a privilege and honor to share our passion for food and belief in 'Mindful Eating'. We truly appreciate your support! 

VEG is a culmination of over twenty years of cooking and celebration of food and healthy living by Suleka Sun-Lindley, owner and chef of Thai Basil Restaurant and Veg Cafe.

Growing up in family restaurants since she was twelve, Suleka watched as her mother and aunts picked fresh produce from local farmers and cooked them with utmost respect. This caring for food became her foundation of 'Cooking with Joy and Passion'.

Suleka has combined her appreciation for traditional cooking, the Ayurvedic philosophy of "Mindful Eating", and her passion for international cuisine to bring you honest food prepared with positive intention - using seasonal, local produce combined with spices from around the world that not only enhance flavors but also offer amazing health benefits.

With a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from UC Davis, Suleka strongly believes in the conservation of our natural resources and protecting our environment. She has incorporated this belief into the everyday operations of both her restaurants - minimizing waste, recycling, restoring and repurposing wherever possible.

Both Thai Basil restaurant and Veg Cafe were awarded "Sustainable Business of the Year" by Sacramento Area Sustainable Businesses in 2016 & 2017.

Suleka completed the 'Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program - Continuing Education for Best in Class Chefs' sponsored by CIA The Culinary Institute of America in 2016.

Simple ways of

Mindful Cooking & Eating

"Food - buy or grow it with thought, 

Cook it with care, serve it with love, 

Use less wheat & no meat,

Buy local and seasonal, eat just enough, 

Use what is left, waste none..."

Essential Practices to Maintain 

Good Health

Proper Diet & Digestive Health 

reduces risk of chronic diseases, improves overall health, well being and happiness

Proper Exercise

improves mental health and strengthen of bones and muscles

Proper Rest and Relaxation 

helps restore body's energy, repair damaged tissues and promote growth. Meditation when practiced regularly relieves stress and anxiety as well as improve immune and cardiovascular system. 

Positive Thinking

reduces stress, lower rates of depression and increase life span. Better psychological and physical well-being. Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Why Plant-Based?

Good food should be delicious!! well as beneficial to heath and well being!

Consuming ingredients that are seasonal is not only better for our heath - it promotes a balance between the earth's resources and its life forms. Seasonal, local food ensures optimum immunity support and function all while fueling our bodies.

It is a true gift from nature that we get to experience different flavors each season. It provides the clean, light, satisfied and energized sensations after each plant based meal. It is the most sustainable way to maintain good health of all beings and this planet we call Earth, our home.

Switching to a plant-based diet not only benefits your health - such as lowering the risk and reducing symptoms of certain chronic diseases — it is proven to help protect the environment as well.

Plant-based diets emphasizing local ingredients are more environmentally friendly than diets that rely heavily on mass-produced animal products and produce

Our Partners

We're proud to support local non-profit organizations such as GRAS - Resoil Sacramento, helping to promote a sustainable community through a compost & recycling program with our pre-consumed kitchen green waste.

Veg participates in the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge to promote vegan awareness in Sacramento area, and won BEST VEGAN BURGER BATTLE in 2018.

Veg was awarded "Sustainable Business of the Year" 2018 by Sacramento County for water conservation practice.

Our chef/owner, Suleka Sun-Lindley, has participated in "America's Farm-To-Fork Capital" events organized by Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2015 - 2016.

Our Partners

Small & Local

Like us, our partners are local purveyors who are passionate about producing high quality products.

Zeal Kombucha, KC Kombucha, Sugar Plum Vegan Bakery and Conscious Creamery  are Sacramento based.

Crafted teas by Kitchen Witch Gourmet is in Lodi, Ca. 

Learn more about our partners, click on each image to link to their websites. 

We appreciate your support of small & local businesses!