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(credit: Freesoulcaffe)


You don’t have to give up on taste when eating vegan food. These vegan restaurants will please most taste buds – regardless if you consider yourself vegan or not. From an array of plant-based savory plates and delectable desserts, eating healthy never tasted so good.
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(credit: Stephanie Morgan)


Seabirds Kitchen
2930 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 549-2584
www.seabirdskitchen.com

At Seabirds Kitchen, customers are not only served healthy vegan dishes, but patrons are able to support local, organic farms. The popular vegan restaurant uses organic, locally grown fruit and vegetables in the dishes served. Additionally, different menus are created throughout the year to ensure ingredients are in season. The minimal time from farm to table provides customers with nutrient-rich, delicious food. Take a look at the recent menus here.

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(credit: Ron V.)


VEGGOS
23615 El Toro Road, Suite Q
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 305-3593
www.veggosgreencuisine.com

VEGGOS will change what comes to mind when thinking of fast food. For a fast, casual dining experience with a healthy vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free menu, look no further. The restaurant’s “certified raw vegan chef” delivers tasty food such as Caprese Stacks, Vegos Tapas, Heavenly Hummus Sandwich, Laguna Pizza, Oriental Lo Mein, cheesecake and ice cream at affordable prices. Some of the dishes are priced as low as $5 so you can enjoy healthy food on a budget.

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(credit: Gloria Z./Yelp)


Au Lac
16563 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 418-0658
www.aulac.com

Offering customers a wide selection of vegan dishes including cooked and raw food, Au Lac supports a healthy diet without sacrificing taste. With a considerable list of enticing cooked menu items including BBQ Pork Rolls, Seafood Noodle Soup, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Kung Pao and Beef Steak, you are sure to find a warm meal that will leave your belly full and satisfied. For those wanting to eat living foods, Au Lac has delightful appetizers, salads, soup and entrees to give you optimum taste and nutrients. There’s also a dessert menu and drink menu composed of teas, juices and healthy, creative drink concoctions. Once you are done with your meal, you may want to check out when Au Lac’s next event is. Previously, yoga, drum circles and open mic nights have been held.

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(credit: Hana K./Yelp)


Thuyen Vien
1740 S. Euclid St.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 490-0242
www.thuyenvien.weebly.com

If you are craving Vietnamese food that is still classified as vegan, Thuyen Vien is where it’s at. Your taste buds won’t believe vegan Vietnamese dishes could taste so good. The restaurant gives a unique take on several variations of Vietnamese favorites including the spring roll made with “fresh, rice paper rolls wrapped with soy shrimp, soy pork, bean sprouts and vermicelli served with a homemade peanut sauce” and pho “with allspice and chives, rice noodles, mushrooms and tofu with your choice of the following: soy beef, soy chicken or mixed vegetables.” Additionally, cheesecake and flan are on the menu for those with a sweet tooth.

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(credit: Freesoulcaffe)


Freesoulcaffe
191 E. Main St., Suite 1B
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 371-0976
www.freesoulcaffe.com

In addition to several tasty vegan choices on the menu, Freesoulcaffe prepares food that is gluten-free and suitable for those watching sugar intake. The restaurant only uses raw sugars and agave. Ranging from breakfast waffles, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soup, pasta and pizza, Freesoulcaffe provides a delicious, diverse menu for fans of savory and sweet plates. Take a look at the extensive menu here.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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