Vegan in Los Angeles: Places That Will Keep You Coming Back

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Vegan in Los Angeles: Places That Will Keep You Coming Back
From www.peta.org, by Sirrus Lawson

 Places That Will Keep You Coming Back

Welcome to the Best Coast! Whether you’re living here or just visiting to enjoy the weather, the Los Angeles vegan food scene has something for every taste.

With more vegan restaurants than any other city on the West Coast, L.A. is the perfect place to introduce your vegan-curious loved ones to plant-based cuisine of every type.

Dine-In
Crossroads

Many celebrities go here for fine dining, and chef Tal Ronnen whips up some of the most intricate and decadent dishes imaginable, including almond cheese–stuffed tortelloni, heart of palm “crab” cakes, and New York–style cheesecake.

blood orange cheesecake on the new winter menu #whatveganseat #wintermenu

A photo posted by Crossroads Kitchen (@crossroadskitchen) on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:52am PST

Oh, and it serves a delicious brunch, too.

Yes it is Thursday and yes you can stop by for a bloody Mary this morning #veganbrunch #brunch7daysaweek ☕️

A photo posted by Crossroads Kitchen (@crossroadskitchen) on Dec 3, 2015 at 9:31am PST

Crossroads location: 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Plant Food + Wine

Plant Food + Wine’s menu features seasonal updates as well as dishes with locally obtained ingredients, and the dessert menu is full of new takes on old favorites, including this tasty rendition of a cheese plate.

We don't normally make it to #Venice, but when we do its for @plantfoodandwine Wild mushroom dish & the cashew cheese platter. #Yum #WhatVegansEat #VegansOfLA

A photo posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Jun 15, 2016 at 7:14pm PDT

Plant Food + Wine L.A. location: 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Vromage

The first vegan cheese shop in L.A. is part shop/part restaurant (#blessed), and it works magic with gourmet cheeses on sandwiches, like this smoked Gouda sandwich.

My first @vromages experience—definitely lived up to the hype! This is the vegan smoked gouda sandwich I also got some of their Brie to go (yes, vegan Brie ) if you're ever in Hollywood be sure to stop by and and try this delicious dairy-free cheese shop out! #vegan #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #vromage

A photo posted by Chris • Ⓥ (@consciouschris) on Feb 6, 2016 at 7:49pm PST

Vromage location: 7988 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

little pine

Opened by longtime PETA supporter and master musician Moby, Little Pine offers gourmet Mediterranean-inspired dishes, and part of the proceeds goes to supporting PETA’s work.

Just had an INCREDIBLE #VEGAN meal @littlepinerestaurant, kudos @moby wild mushroom bruschetta: caramalized onion spread, arugula macaroni & cheese: gluten free pasta, housemade cheese sauce, toasted bread crumbs roasted tomato agnolotti: handrolled pasta, truffled cream sauce, blistered cherry tomatoes pb&j sundae: peanut butter & chocolate chunk ice cream, strawberry jam ice cream, brûléed bananas, candied rice krispies, hot fudge sauce, meringue

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Nov 19, 2015 at 8:49pm PST

Little Pine location: 2870 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Sage Organic Vegan Bistro

Entirely vegan and packed with a ton of California-grown produce, Sage’s cuisine always impresses. Two must-have dishes are the jackfruit nachos and vegan chilaquiles. Both L.A. locations have unique perks—the Culver City location has a beer garden and pizzas.

@thekindsage #brunch #vegan #chilaquiles #foodporn #WhatVegansEat #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #echopark

A photo posted by Melon Ⓥ (@koalifiedvegan) on Aug 8, 2015 at 6:10pm PDT

Sage Vegan Bistro locations: 1700 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026, 4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Shojin

Shojin is home to some excellent house-made vegan sushi, and we’re not talking the usual cucumber roll—we’re talking rolls like the Green Forest, an avocado-wrapped asparagus carrot roll with tempura broccoli, yuzu mayo, and chia-seed ponzu sauce on top.

Vegan Sushi night? #vegan #vegansushi #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan #glutenfreesushi #japanesevegan #norefinedsugar #macrobiotic

A photo posted by Shojin (@shojinlove) on Jan 17, 2016 at 5:38pm PST

Shojin location: 333 S. Alameda St., No. 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 12406 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066

Vegan Glory

Glory, glory, hallelujah! One of the hidden gems of L.A., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, this Thai restaurant has one of the best lunch combos out there, complete with soup, salad, rice, spring rolls, and a delectable entrée of your choice.

Found this gem today Vegan Thai food, so close by my work #veganthai #padthai #thaiicedtea #thiswasamazing #veganfoodshare #veganlove

A photo posted by Elizabeth Chaidez (@lizzbiiz) on Apr 21, 2016 at 3:46pm PDT

Vegan Glory location: 8393 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Vinh Loi Tofu

Sporting a menu with more than just tofu, Vinh Loi dishes up solid Vietnamese staples such as pho and bun noodles coupled with a wide variety of house-made vegan meats.

My man @tofurobot hooking it up with this all vegan Vietnamese feast – #HeMakesHisOwnTofu #NonGMO #OfCourse – #VeganHamRoll #SpicyNoodleSoup #UdonStirFry – #OilFree #HappyNationalRandomDrugTestingDay

A photo posted by VeganFatKid (@veganfatkid) on Apr 21, 2016 at 3:23pm PDT

Vinh Loi Tofu location: 18625 Sherman Way, No. 101, Reseda, CA 91335

Âu Lac

A gourmet restaurant that serves Vietnamese cuisine and more, Âu Lac has a secret menu with Solstice Ramen. The regular menu features some surprises, too, like rich vegan baklava.

I've been trying to get this Ramen Solstice dish from Au Lac for months. It was soooo worth the wait! #ramen #aulac #solstice #foodgasm #veganfoodshare #foodstagram #foodpic #eeeeats #vegan #gourmet #plantbased #ricenoodles #yum

A photo posted by Star Lee (@singingvegan) on May 10, 2016 at 7:42pm PDT

Âu Lac Location: 710 W. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Flore

This cozy vegan café has a killer brunch menu, including huge breakfast burritos and even vegan chicken and waffles.

New on the menu starting TODAY… Waffles! Served a la carte for just $7 with the option of adding crumbled Tempeh Bacon or Strawberries for $2! Enjoy them weekdays from 11am till 1pm.

A photo posted by florevegan (@florevegan) on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:42am PDT

Flore Location: 3818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Gracias Madre

This restaurant serves some of the best vegan Mexican-style cuisine in the city.

8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

We have a new happy hour menu! M-F 3-6pm join us for food and drink specials including $5 a la carte flautas!

A photo posted by Gracias Madre (@gmweho) on Oct 9, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT

Gracias Madre Location: 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Fast Casual 
Cruzer Pizza

This all-vegan pizza joint offers gourmet pies and more, including lasagne and a Philly cheesesteak. Cruzer’s Vegan Buffalo Pizza is the new star of the menu, but its classic vegan cheese pizza is the definition of beauty in simplicity. Finish it off with a piece of the vegan tiramisu and you’ll be golden. Possibly the best part? It delivers.

Now we are serving buffalo chicken pizza !! #newmenucruzerpizza

A photo posted by Cruzer Vegan Pizza 100% Vegan. (@cruzerveganpizza) on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT

Cruzer Pizza Location: 4449 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ramen Hood

Established by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall, Ramen Hood is an entirely vegan ramen bar in L.A.’s famous Grand Central Market. It’s a must-see for anyone visiting the city.

Up next… The spicy #ramen bowl with the most beautiful thing we've seen this weekend, a #vegan hard boiled egg @ramenhood #WhatVegansEat #VegansOfLA

A photo posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Nov 8, 2015 at 3:26pm PST

Ramen Hood Location: 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

by Chloe.

A New York City original that popped up right here in Silver Lake, “by Chloe.” is the brainchild of chef Chloe Coscarelli. It serves all the fast- and comfort-food staples, like burgers, mac and cheese, and meatball sandwiches, with none of the cruelty.

Today, @fingerlickingvegan and I made the drive to Silverlake to try the new By Chloe restaurant. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. It was all deliciously wonderful and everything was so cute and photographable. I'm a happy girl. Can't wait to go back! @bychefchloe #bychloe #veganrestaurant #yesillhavefrieswiththat #burger #veganburger #airfries #macncheese #veganfood #plantbased #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #whatveganseat #eatplantsnotanimals #eatfriesnotfriends #vegangirls #lavegans #burgerandfries #avocadoburger #shitakebacon

A photo posted by Tiffany (@thewhimsicalvegan) on Jun 10, 2016 at 11:34pm PDT

by Chloe. L.A. location: 2520 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Organix Vegan Deli

Once in a while, a sandwich comes along that makes you wish you could eat it every day. The Organix Mac Daddy is such a sandwich. This deli offers not only the Mac Daddy but also a ton of other vegan fast food. Be on the lookout on their Instagram for the illusive Macdilla, which is the Mac Daddy wrapped inside a quesadilla.

the #macdaddy showed up too. the #homemade patties from @organixla are the best alternatives compared to the murderous classic. tastes so much better too! catch this burger in our upcoming vid on #YouTube with the #foodcrew! or grab one if youre in the area! #organixLA #thisismyspot #veganbigmac #eaglerock #pollutionLA #veganfoodshare #staytuned @vegandeedee

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀✨#veganfoodshare™ (@veganfoodshare) on Nov 23, 2015 at 9:13pm PST

Organix location: 1731 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Veggie Grill

A SoCal original and one of the first entirely vegan restaurant chains, Veggie Grill is expanding all over the U.S., with mainstays like the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ and buffalo wings.

When @veggiegrill invites you down to smash the entire Summer menu ☀️ you run – #RunFatKidRun – My body may still look like winter but apparently that's good enough for this first "SummerFling" – #BeenWorkingOnMyPersonality #ItsReallyComingAlong #Summertime☀️ #ImmaShowYouGuysAllTheDishes

A photo posted by VeganFatKid (@veganfatkid) on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:09pm PDT

Veggie Grill Locations: There are several locations all over Los Angeles, check Veggie Grill’s website for the location nearest you.

Fala Bar

Fala Bar is a trendsetter for being an all-vegan falafel-and-burger place and for having five different types of falafel: original, spicy, kale, crunchy, and even sweet-potato.

Are you about that #kale burger life? Still one of my favorite burgers on the west side, @falabar in Hollywood and Venice are a go-to spot for a quick and filling eat. #EatDrinkVegan

A photo posted by Mike "Good Vibes & Stuff" (@veganbeastmode) on Jun 17, 2016 at 7:14pm PDT

Falabar location: 7751 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Treats
Donut Friend

You know you’re in Los Angeles when you find a doughnut shop on almost every corner. Donut Friend has plenty of unique flavors and a build-your-own doughnut option if you’re feeling creative.

When @sweetsimplevegan brings the @vegancuts team @donutfriend, it gets lit #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegancutsatexpo #vegansatexpo

A photo posted by Chris • Ⓥ (@consciouschris) on Mar 12, 2016 at 7:22pm PST

Donut Friend location: 5107 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Donut Farm

A vegan doughnut chain from Northern California that luckily spread south, Donut Farm is L.A.’s first all-vegan doughnut shop—’nuff said. (Pro tip: Snag one of the Raised Glazed doughnuts right after the shop opens. It’ll be delicious, hot, and fresh.)

Farm fresh donuts #dairyfree #organic #yum #lavenderearlgrey #matchagreentea #vegandonuts #vegansofig

A photo posted by Sophia Porterअहिंसा (@sophiaporterart) on Jun 16, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT

Donut Farm location: 2609 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Pomegranate

Pomegranate has a treat selection that’s both 100 percent vegan and 100 percent gluten-free, and its desserts taste as good as they look, like these ice-cream cookie sliders.

@pomegranate_losangeles is now open! We just had to go back for these delicious ice cream sandwiches #WhatVegansEat

A photo posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Jun 2, 2016 at 4:50pm PDT

Pomegranate location: 8556 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Yoga-urt

This up-and-coming soft-serve/frozen-yogurt shop in Glendale has a huge selection of flavors and excellent toppings, including brownie bites, organic dried mulberries, and even vegan gummy bears.

Made it to #SoCal's newest vegan #FrozenYogurt spot @yoga_urt This is what dreams are made of #Delicious #WhatVegansEat #Reasons2GoVegan

A photo posted by Official PETA (@peta) on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:10pm PDT

Yoga-urt location: 1407 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91201

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