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The Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Vegan Food

Photo Credit: ocholisiticbeauty 

LA eateries run the gamut and vegan options are all around. The city has a number of restaurants that are fully vegan and equally as many omni places with delicious vegan menus. Below is a list of some of the best in the city. I included some favorites of mine combined with some restaurants I haven’t been to yet. 

Bar Ama – Downtown LA
This restaurant isn’t exclusively vegan but they make a mean cashew poblano queso that you can add soyrizo to! They also have some solid veggie sides.

Bavel – Downtown LA
Amazing food, albeit not exclusively vegan! I absolutely loved the endive & date salad and the oyster mushroom kebab. Next time I’m excited to try the hummus, marinated olives, and roasted cauliflower. I can’t wait to go back!

Blaze Pizza – chain
This is a California-based chain with locations across the country. It is so good! There are vegan meat and cheese options and some salad options, too. It’s a great one for parties when you’re ordering for omnivores and vegans.

Bombay Palace – Beverly Hills
This is the spot for the best Indian food in town. Try the black lentils, samosas, spinach without cheese…it’s all so, so good!

Cafe Gratitude – Venice and Larchmont Village
They have insane key lime pie! The whole bowl, butternut squash tacos, and bruschetta are all solid yum choices.

Crossroads Kitchen – West Hollywood and Calabasas (and Las Vegas!)
Amazing!! The menu changes by the season but my favorite items are vichyssoise soup, impossible sliders, squash blossoms, watermelon salad, scaloppini parmesan or milanese, impossible cigars, truffle potatoes, and the peach sundae !! The desserts are yummy these days. I recently experienced their “winter brunch” menu and it was insane. These items are extraordinary: bagel with lox, pancakes, khachapuri (amazing!!!!),  benedict, and the savory crepe.

Cruzer Pizza – Hollywood
We had Cruzer Pizza on the set of Book Club (a film I worked on in 2017) and the crew really loved it!! The entire menu is vegan!

Doomies – Hollywood
If you’re craving In-N-Out, go to Doomies instead!

Double Zero – Venice
This place is sooo outstanding, run here!

Flore Vegan – Silver Lake
I had a delicious slice of chocolate cake here a while back with my friend Marina, it was so pretty and yum!

Gracias Madre – West Hollywood
The chips + guac are yum and the cocktails look good too. The design of the restaurant is pretty and has a nice outdoor space!

Kitchen Mouse – Highland Park

A local favorite with a mostly vegan menu. Lots of delicious pastries. A brunch must!

Le Comptoir – Koreatown
This place is the greatest!!!! My favorite!! They have a vegetarian tasting menu that’s almost completely vegan!

M Cafe de Chaya – multiple locations
I used to love this place, they have lots of options for superhero fare, but it’s not one of my go-to’s anymore. The vegan benedict , kale salad, and sweet potato wasabi were my favorites! For some reason I think the quality of the food is no longer the same, what do you think? On the plus side, it’s pretty, convenient, and their linzer + chocolate chip cookies are good!

Mohawk Bend – Echo Park
Fun vegan food like pizza, veggie burgers, and chili cheese fries!

Nic’s on Beverly – West Hollywood
Bear and I went and were thrilled! If you are looking to treat yourself to a nice dinner, you need to go to Nic’s. Look at this menu!! My favorite dishes right now = spaghetti & meatballs, pepperoni wood-fired pizza, and mushroom risotto. Also, the avocado crispy rice, dagwood burger, and tempura maitake mushrooms are darn good. When it’s in season and available, the peach heirloom tomato salad with almond ricotta is fantastic! Desert wise – the chocolate ice cream with passionfruit is at the top of my list! Nic’s has incredibly delicious cocktails. I absolutely love the “the one that says bad motherfu*ker on it” and “freaky diki for dat tiki.”

Nobu – West Hollywood & Malibu
If you’re feeling fancy, Nobu has tons of veggie sides and sushi rolls.

O’Cado  – Sherman Oaks
Ocado is delicious! Tried the impossible burger, BLTA, quinoa tabouli, buffalo cauliflower – all soo good. I recommend all you Valley folk run there! The chef said she started a vegan restaurant because she read my book The Kind Diet!

Plant Food and Wine – Four Seasons Beverly Hills
Chef Matthew Kenney’s mostly raw restaurant which used to be in Venice is now at the Four Seasons. Same delicious menu, fab new environment.

Real Food Daily – West Hollywood, Pasadena
Real Food Daily has yummy treats, solid macro eats, and a great brunch. Crazy yum nachos! We got Bear’s third birthday cake here! They also make great vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting. My favorite menu item was the reuben sandwich but it’s no longer on the menu.. If you go ask them what’s up with that?!

Shojin – Downtown & Culver City
If you are a fan of sushi you must run to Shojin! They have a nuts vegan sushi menu plus a bunch of other fun dishes. My favorite dish here is their ‘scallops’.

Sugar Taco – West Hollywood and Sherman Oaks
The quesadilla and all the tacos were amazing. I heard the burrito is insane, but I haven’t had it yet!

Terroni – West Hollywood & Downtown LA
This Italian restaurant has an entirely vegan menu!  Last time I went, I loved the mushroom arugula salad and the eggplant pasta (cavatelli I believe!)

Vegan Glory – Beverly Grove
Vegan Thai! Really solid.

Vegetable – Studio City
The food is so yummy & the vibe is so easy and casual. This place is great! The pressed philly cheesesteak and tomato soup are so good!

Vromage – West Hollywood
Vromage is insane. The Brie Truffle is amazing. Recently, I tasted the gouda with caramelized onions and the manchego with olive oil and rosemary. They are unbelievable!! If you are crazing something cheesy and delicious, get to Vromage! You must get a sandwich and say hello to Youssef for me. He is the best!

Wahoos Tacos  – West LA
If you are on the go and starving, Wahoos has good sautéed tofu that can go in tacos, a burrito, bowl, or salad. The tofu tacos are yum!

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