Los Angeles is a mecca for vegan and vegetarian food and in 2023 it seems harder not to find a vegan option on the menu!
This is the list of 10 best vegan restaurants and cafes that specialize in full vegan menus and we would say that they are your best option for vegan meals in Los Angeles.
Cafe Gratitude is a popular destination for vegans and non-vegans alike. With its delectable vegan cuisine, it’s a great place to introduce your non-vegetarian friends to ethical eating. The restaurant’s cozy and inviting atmosphere adds to its charm, making it a hit with diners. One must-try dish is the tempeh wrap, and be sure to indulge in their thick and luxurious chocolate almond shake. Cafe Gratitude has made a name for itself in the vegan scene for all the right reasons.
639 Larchmont Blvd (Larchmont Village)
1617 Westcliff Dr (Newport Beach)
Cafe Gratitude’s sister restaurant, Gracias Madre is one of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles and therefore harder to get a table… but best of all, it’s plant-based and 100% organic. This Mexican restaurant means quality, has one of the best cocktail menus in the city, and a vibrant outdoor setting to match.
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
1617 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach
Real Food Daily
For a 100% vegan restaurant with a seemingly endless menu (it’s honestly hard to narrow down your options), head over to Real Food Daily. The mushroom pizza is probably the best thing on the menu, but the build your own bowls are a steal.
414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood
Nic’s on Beverly
Nic’s on Beverly is a plant-based American restaurant that serves delicious vegan pizza, fries, burgers, and Southern-style fried oyster mushrooms. Their back patio is a hidden oasis, perfect for enjoying a glass of frosé. Chef Jared Simons, formerly of Taco Vega, has transformed the restaurant into a top-notch dining destination.
Plant Food and Wine
Matthew Kinney’s Plant Food and Wine is the epitome of a one-of-a-kind vegan restaurant in Los Angeles. While it may not be the most affordable dining option, it is an unforgettable culinary experience that will leave a lasting impression. The menu features the most inventive vegan dishes, paired with organic wines, resulting in one of the best vegan dining experiences worldwide. It’s easily one of my top vegan restaurant recommendations.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach
Crossroads is a high-end vegan restaurant with imaginative and flavorful dishes by plant-based chef Tal Ronnen, attracting a diverse clientele including celebrities and locals. Notable menu items include the baked mushroom “scallops” and spicy maple-glazed Brussels sprouts. The carbonara and lasagna are also recommended. The restaurant has a 2 out of 4 price rating, offering a luxurious vegan dining experience.
Margo’s is a reliable and cozy vegan restaurant with fresh California produce. Chef Blake Thorson creates approachable dishes with unique twists, like jalapeño mashed pea toast and spicy honeynut squash. The outstanding pizzas have a gluten-free Sicilian-style crust.
1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica
Stuff I Eat
For almost 20 years, Stuff I Eat restaurant’s Chef Babette Davis has been bringing plant-based options to Inglewood’s historic Market Street with her restaurant. Customers order at the counter and then wait for the staff to serve soulful dishes like greens, mac and cheese, yams, quesadillas, and a hearty tamale pie.
114 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301, United States
After being displaced from its original location in early 2020, Flore Vegan has found a new, delightful spot nearby with a perfect patio. Customers can enjoy sliders, salads, bowls, and a BLTA pizza with tempeh bacon, avocado, tomato, and lettuce.