Los Angeles is best known for health fanatics and those who don’t eat meat. With that type of crowd living in the city, there comes to no surprise at the vast amount of vegan restaurants available. The only struggle is determining which one is worth trying out if there are almost too many choices.
As a plant-based foodist, I’ve had my fair share of visits with a variety of vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. If you are looking for a variety of tasty meals that meet your diet standards, continue to read. I highlight some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles that are well known and some even considered hidden gems.
I’ve celebrated my birthday at Auc Lac many times, not only because of the beautiful space but also, because of its impressive vegan Vietnamese dishes! Not all my friends are vegan, so when they tasted their so-called chicken plates, it amazed them at how gratifying it was.
Au Lac is perfect for dinner dates, special occasions, or a quick lunch with a settling ambiance. Their menus offer a variety of Asian infused choices to choose from, including juices and teas.
In various places like Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, and San Diego, Cafe Gratitude creates an ambiance that supports health for the community and the planet.
In their menu, you will notice organic foods from local farmers and are environmentally friendly. The menu offers Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and American cuisine. There is every type of food at Cafe Gratitude that will fit any person’s taste buds.
Last, the lovely vegan restaurant takes the meaning of the term gratitude towards food to another level. A neat tradition they have is to ask guests to order by stating “I am…” then declare their menu option which ideally being like “Lucky,” “Fortunate,” “Gracious,” and much more.
Sage is a cute restaurant option to bring your family or friends for brunch or for organic and sustainable food. The restaurant is all over Los Angeles like Echo Park, Pasadena, and Culver City.
Regards to the menu, there are soy, gluten, and nut-free options. It also contains a variety of cuisines similar to Cafe Gratitude. The Sage food menu has Indian, Asian, and Mexican meals. Compared to other restaurants, Sage Plant-Based Bistro has a casual and trendy ambiance.
In West Hollywood, the vegan restaurant Gracias Madre takes a spin on Mexican vegan food. The high-end restaurant has indoor and outside seating with decorative trees and glistening lights.
In their menu, you will find traditional Mexican dishes like pozole, flautas, tamales, and tacos. Gracias Madre is best known for its fantastic drink menu that offers a vast amount of cocktail options.
Founded by the electronic musician and animal activist Moby, Little Pine is a classy and trendy restaurant in Silver Lake. Little Pine is an Italian vegan restaurant with an intimate and calming setting.
The Italian menu options provided include pasta(s), deserts, and a wide selection of international wine. Moby once stated and encouraging anyone who is looking for magnificent Italian food, but also healthy and great for the heart to come.
The Butchers Daughter is a 100% vegetarian restaurant, and a gem in Venice, California. The interior design conveys an old butcher shop with feminine touches.
Besides the decor, the menu is mostly vegetarian food, available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner time. It’s obvious when the chefs created the menu; they considered all the different diets. The restaurant has options that meet the restrictions of vegan eaters, raw foodists, vegetarians, and those who are sensitive to gluten. All dishes are tapa sized; therefore, if you’re starving, you would probably order multiple plates.
Want more? Below are other excellent places to check out for vegan and vegetarian-friendly places: Wild Living Foods | Beelman’s | Crossroads Kitchen | My Vegan Gold | Tocaya Organica | Shojin | Mohawk Bend | The Vegan Joint | Flore Vegan | Elf Cafe