Los Angeles is an amazing city for food lovers, even if that food is made without meat, dairy or any other animal product. Here is a guide to some tasty vegan restaurants in LA and a few places to find vegan products.
For even more options, check out our lists:
Best Spots for a Vegetarian in Los Angeles
Guide to Gluten-Free Bakeries and Restaurants in Los Angeles
1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
This lovely Silverlake restaurant uses organic ingredients and is gluten-free as well as vegan and raw. The inventive menu includes ravioli made with cashew cheese and an Asian Noodle Bowl made with kelp noodles.
1769 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
8351 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA. 90069
The vegan Thai restaurant is open until midnight and serves pancakes all day long. They also have wraps, burgers and dinners that include soy steak and shrimp.
4507 Centinella Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Soy Fried Chicken and Lentil Meat Loaf are some of the choices on the interesting menu at LA Vegan. The BLT Burger comes with soy bacon and gourmet dinners include Chu Chee Salmon with grilled mock salmon.
Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant
5511 North Figueroa St.
Highland Park, CA 90042
(323) 982 9480
Cinnamon Vegetarian has many vegan items including “chorizo” tamales and soy mole. The Mexican restaurant also serves nopales and eggs for breakfast for your non vegan friends and a tofu scramble for you.
4437 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
Green Peas has a large vegan menu that includes a Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich and Vegan Pizza.
9819 Foothill Blvd. Unit F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Bright Star is a star in Rancho Cucamonga. The busy Thai restaurant serves pad thai, sweet chili soy fish, and soy orange chicken with the lunch special that’s $6.95 and dinner special that’s $8.95.
130 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Babycakes in downtown LA is hip, adorable, and vegan. The bakery, which uses no refined sugar, is also mostly gluten-free and has cupcakes, scones, donuts, and breads
10988 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Zen Bakery products are vegan and nutritious. Everything is made without refined sugar and with lots of fiber. You can also find Zen Bakery products in Whole Foods and Mother’s Markets.
Various Locations in Orange County
Mother’s has a large assortment of vegan products including Tia’s Bakery’s (http://www.tiasbakery.com/products.html) gluten-free vegan peanut butter cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies.
Santa Monica, CA 90904
Santa Monica’s Cooperative grocery store carries many vegan products along with fresh fruit and vegetables. It won the 2010 Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Award grand prize.
3217 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Vegan Express offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast burritos have choice of sweet potato cheeze, baco bits, and lentil loaf. Dinner includes soy steak with grilled potatoes.