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Best Vegan Restaurants In And Around LA

November 10, 2010 4:40 PM

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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

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1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 667-1551
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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.

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Green Leaves

1769 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
(323) 664-2345

8351 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA. 90069
(323) 848-2345
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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.

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LA Vegan

4507 Centinella Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-9888

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.

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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.

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Green Peas

4437 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 397-9815

Green Peas has a large vegan menu that includes a Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich and Vegan Pizza.

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Bright Star

9819 Foothill Blvd. Unit F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 980-9797

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.

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Babycakes NYC

130 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623.5555

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

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Zen Bakery

10988 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-6727

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.

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Mother’s Market

Various Locations in Orange County

Mother’s has a large assortment of vegan products including Tia’s Bakery’s ( gluten-free vegan peanut butter cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies.

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1525 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90904
(310) 451-8902

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.

Vegan Express

3217 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 851-8837
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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.

Yvonne Condes publishes the blog Yvonne In LA
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  • Luci Organics

    Try organic produce home delivery!!

  • Sarah Auerswald

    I want to try babycakes!

    • sheryl

      they are soo yummy!

  • Zel Allen

    How wonderful to have listed some vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. For a more comprehensive listing check out

  • YvonneinLA

    There are more vegan options is this post I wrote about chili restaurants.

  • Frances Bieda

    I will definately try these restaurants on the weekends when I have time to drive there. In my area, there’s Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. All vegan Buddhist style cooking, open for lunch only, everyday from 11:30 to 1:30. Buffet all you can eat for $7.00.

  • Jennifer

    What should also be on this list: Flore Vegan (Silver Lake), Veggie Grill (West Hollywood), Cruzer Pizza (Los Feliz). All 3 are amaaazing.

  • oprchick

    Who is editor at CBS et al? It is SILVER LAKE two words, CO-OPPORTUNITY 2 p’s. I am so SICK of “journalist” errors. Learn to spell, spell-check, double check your facts and KNOW YOUR CITY that you are writing for.

  • maria

    FLORE in Silverlake should be added to this list!
    Best Vegan food I’ve ever tasted,


    They left out Sun Power Cafe on Ventura Blvd.! It’s my favorite in Los Angeles!

  • Pat

    Thanks to Zel for posting the link- I missed this site and re-signed up. Great veggie resources!

  • Chloé Lisbeth

    Everyone should try Doomie’s Home Cookin’ in Hollywood
    1253 N. Vine Street

  • Karen

    You’re missing the Best Vegan & Raw Food restaurant in Los Angeles:

    Must have’s include kale shake, raw nachos, cookie dough pie, Pad Thai, kale colossus.

  • Susan


    Luci Organics is a delivery service providing seasonal,locally grown,100% certified organic produce to your doorstep by 6 a.m. Serving LA and OC.

    Try it out and start saving :)

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