One of the best parts of living in Los Angeles (aside from the weather), is the food. And what a variety there is! From Vietnamese food to soul food, here are the 10 best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles!
Au Lac offers yummy Vietnamese fusion food and even the occasional celebrity sighting. Many of the meat imitation dishes are described as “eerily real.” During your visit, you might luck out and get a visit from Chef Ito, who has taken a vow of silence. Also be sure to ask about the secret menu and save room for dessert!
Sage Plant Based Bistro
Sage is animal-friendly in more ways than one because it also features a dog-friendly patio. This Culver City hotspot attracts the occasional celebrity thanks to its mastery of flavor. We recommend the buffalo cauliflower wings. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Shojin Organic and Natural
Shojin is the perfect pick if you’re looking for fine dining in Little Tokyo or Culver City. They’re known for their macrobiotic vegan sushi, packed with flavor, and large sake selection. Their menu also boasts “no chemical preservatives, no artificial color and no chemical seasonings.”
Craving a pint? Time to head to Echo Park. Mohawk Bend is where you’ll find California craft beers and American bites. All dishes are vegan, unless otherwise specified, and their vegan pizza is some of the best in Los Angeles. Make sure to swing by early for the happy hour specials!
Los Angeles just wouldn’t be Los Angeles without Mexican cuisine. Gracias Madre stands out with its amazing array of Mexican dishes, as well as spot-on craft cocktails — some of which even contain CBD oil.
Rahel’s Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
Where do you go to find the best Ethiopian food? Little Ethiopia, of course! Go to Rahel’s Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine for authentic Ethiopian food that is perfect for sharing with your date. We recommend trying the all-you-can-eat buffet on the weekends. Also be sure to order the can’t-miss coffee ceremony.
Real Food Daily
You won’t be eating tiny rabbit portions at Real Food Daily. Each dish is huge and you have the option to build your own bowl. This restaurant has just about everything from pizza and lasagna to burritos and curry.
Equelecuà Cuban Cafe
This authentic Cuban spot is the place to go if you’re catching a flight in or out of LA since it’s right by LAX. The dishes are so good that many diners don’t actually realize the food is vegan.
Doomie’s Home Cookin’
If you’re new to eating vegan, you might think your options are limited to drab celery sticks and limp arugula leaves. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Doomie’s Home Cookin’ brings you vegan takes on all of your favorite comfort foods like chili cheese fries, mac n cheese, bacon burgers and pulled pork.
Stuff I Eat
Stuff I Eat is owned by the famous Chef Babette and features tex mex dishes along with other classics like tuna salad. All ingredients are fresh, natural and 95% organic, so you know that what’s going into your body is the good stuff.
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