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16 Places for Vegan Eats in OC Get out of the city and spend some time exploring these 16 fantastic vegan finds in Orange County.
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Vegan Finds at LA Farmers Markets
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Secret Menu 4-1-1 We’ve done some mining and hit the jackpot of eccentric eats hidden from the public eye, so get familiar with the top-secret menu item gold at vegan eateries in LA!
ON THE COVER: Actress Daniella Monet offers a deep dive into her transformation from Nickelodeon star to vegan boss babe. PAGE 13
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closed my eyes for a second, opened them, and boom it’s fall. It’s like the Green Day song, “Wake Me Up When September Ends” … kind of? But seriously, where did the year go?
Growing up in Michigan, the change of season meant pulling out the long sleeves and pants from basement storage and, of course, visiting the pumpkin patch and apple orchard for apple cider, caramel apples, and donuts. Being in LA, well the weather doesn’t change as much, but there’s definitely a chill in the air! With that comes pumpkin spice everything, hot coffee, and temperatures just cool enough for desert camping. The VegOut team dug deep and sifted through the best of LA to bring you this seasonal issue. From fall drinks and donuts to the perfect chilly weather outfits, we’ve included everything you need for a very vegan autumn in LA. Let’s take a look at what’s inside. On page 29, get to know Nic Adler, the vegan genius behind Monty’s, Nic’s on Beverly, and Eat Drink Vegan. If you’re a student (or graduated years ago and just happen to be lurking near UCLA or USC), check out page 9 for vegan eats around campus. Go on a vegan donut tour with us on page 7. We teamed up with vegan clothing company In Vegan Veritas and put an 80’s rock spin on it. You also probably noticed that this issue features the glowing Daniella Monet on our cover instead of food (shocking). We had fun getting to know this boss babe and new vegan mommy. Check out more pictures from our shoot along with an interview on page 13. So raise your PSL and give a toast to the season of indecisive LA weather, unnecessary UGG boots (it doesn’t get THAT cold in LA), and autumnscented candles. Enjoy!
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Chelsea is an attorney, writer, and recent LA transplant. She is a graduate of James Madison University and William & Mary Law School. Her passions include travel, the outdoors, climate change policy, and photography. Chelsea spends much of her free time finding the best vegan food LA has to offer.
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Lauren, a Los Angeles native, went vegan for the animals two years ago. Ever since, she has enjoyed immersing herself in the local vegan scene and sharing her food adventures on Instagram. Lauren has a master’s degree in social work and loves helping others through volunteering, writing, and public speaking. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, cross-stitching, and being in nature.
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deep-fried sugary dough coated with crystalline glaze, dunked in vibrant frosting, and sprinkled with ... you guessed it, sprinkles. LA produces some of the country’s finest, softest, and fluffiest dough rings, many of which are vegan. How do they do this? Where do they do this? Well, read on dough-nnoisseurs!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------DONATSU DONUT FARM LITTLE TOKYO SILVERLAKE Here’s something we love about Donatsu: nothing about their marketing shouts “vegan.” In fact, if you never asked, you’d never know that every pastry in their shop is 100% plant-based! Their yeast-raised donuts are airy, soft, and nostalgic perfection.
TREJO’S COFFEE & DONUTS HOLLYWOOD It doesn’t get more LA than grabbing a vegan cake donut and cold brew from a poppin’ bakery started by a famous actor. Swing by on the way to your next audition to embrace the LA-lien you’ve always wanted to be!
SWEET RETREAT DONUTS LONG BEACH You read that right, vegan donuts in Long Beach! Vegan cake donuts are available every day of the week with raised donuts available Friday-Sunday. We know when we’re visiting! 7
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If you’re one of those people whose DNA was wired to prefer cake donuts over raised, then Donut Farm is your oasis! Upon entering, you’re greeted with racks on racks of entirely plant-based cakey treats in multiple flavors, like Lavender Earl Grey, Salted Caramel, and Whisky Tangerine Fig!
SK’S DONUTS MID-WILSHIRE We know we’re winning when a historically conventional donut shop adds a slew of vegan options that would easily tie with traditional donuts in a bakery sparring match (can someone make that happen?). With hours from 6am to midnight and expansive cases of succulent pastries, SK’s Donuts captures that classic donut shop vibe without excluding anyone from the party.
KARMA BAKER WESTLAKE VILLAGE
You thought LA was going to stop at vegan donuts? Uh uh—given this is the acting capital of the U.S., we can’t let every shop on the list tango with gluten and deep frying. This is where Karma Baker steps in with made-to-order, vegan, and gluten-free cake donuts!
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Continuing the trend of slightly healthier stuff that’s full of sugar, yet we eat anyways because there’s no gluten, is Fonuts! Influencers living out by The Grove, you may just have a new home!
YVONNE’S VEGAN DELIVERY KITCHEN & PICKUP Yvonne’s will deliver a literal rainbow of vegan and gluten-free baked donuts straight to your door. With donuts like this, any month can be Pride month!
ERIN MCKENNA’S BAKERY LARCHMONT & SANTA MONICA Erin McKenna’s combines pastel aesthetics, alternative attitude, and vintage vibes with vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free everything! If there’s something you want to keep out of your body, it’s probably never entered their store.
BLUE STAR DONUTS SILVERLAKE, VENICE, & MANHATTAN BEACH At Blue Star Donuts, clean minimalistic marketing meets creative flavors executed with elegance. Kinda sounds like Blue Bottle, only with donuts in place of coffee. Dang 21st century, you lit!
PRIMO’S DONUTS SAWTELLE What were we saying earlier about OG spots adding fire vegan options to the menu? Because Primo’s Donuts is about as OG as it gets, serving the city bomb donuts since 1956.
COLORADO DONUTS EAGLE ROCK “Wait, I thought this was an LA Magazine?!” Don’t worry guys, we’re talking about Colorado Blvd—we know you can’t Uber 1,000 miles away. Colorado Donuts combines that cozy, hometown vibe with a mouthwatering selection of vegan cake donuts.
DONUT FRIEND HIGHLAND PARK & DOWNTOWN In one word, Donut Friend is ICONIC, and we ain’t talkin’ bout Jaden Smith. Donut Friend has been doing the whole “vegan donut thing” since before people were doing the “vegan donut thing.” But their reign doesn’t stop there, as they’ve been consistently one-upping the traditional donut game with treats so good Krispy Kreme could shed a tear. They’ve also infiltrated pop culture with big name collabs from the likes of Billie Eilish along with nods to emo legends like Taking Back Sunday, Teagan And Sara, and Polar Bear Club. Donut Friend’s responsible for filling up this writer’s lonely, punk heart that sat in the hallway during lunch with tears of joy.
CHECK IT OUT! We’ve teamed up with In Vegan Veritas to bring you a stacked Vegan Donut Tour of LA, kinda like a music tour, just with donut shops instead of venues.
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1073 BROXTON AVE CAVA is a fast casual Mediterranean eatery where you can build your own bowl, salad, or pita wrap. For a bowl or salad, you start with a base of one of their greens or grains. And if you’re building a wrap, you start with a warm pita. Next, you get your choice of three dips/spreads, the vegan of which include regular hummus, red pepper hummus, harissa (you can get double or triple of an option). Then, for vegan proteins, they offer falafel or roasted vegetables mix. For toppings, your choice is unlimited, and they have tons—tomato & onion salad, kalamata olives, cauliflower quinoa tabbouleh, white bean salad, cabbage slaw, and more. To finish it off, choose from their dressings—Greek vinaigrette, lemon herb tahini, green harissa, and spicy lime tahini are the vegan-friendly options.
NATIVE FOODS 1114 GAYLEY AVE
Native Foods is an all-vegan chain restaurant with a range of menu items. Heading there with friends? Order one of their shareables, like the Nachos, Spicy Cauliflower Dippers, or Chicken Wings. Then move on to your main meal—they offer salads like the Taco Salad or OC Raw Chopper, burgers and sandwiches, like their Double Cheeseburger, Chicken Run Ranch Burger, Reuben, and regular entrees, such as a Bangkok Curry Bowl, Soul Bowl, and Sesame Kale Macro Bowl. Plus, watch for seasonal specials. And don’t skip dessert—try one of their guest-favorites like the Oatmeal Creme Pie or Peanut Butter Parfait.
SHAMSHIRI GRILL 1712 WESTWOOD BLVD
Give Persian food a try at Shamshiri Grill! While not all vegan, the restaurant has an entire vegan menu with a variety of items like polos, stews, and other traditional Persian dishes. Polos are essentially rice dishes prepared with different spices, herbs, and vegetables. For instance, their Vegan Sabzi Polo consists of fresh green onion, cilantro, parsley, baby dill, garlic and fenugreek leaves, baked with basmati rice, and served with seasonal vegetables. And one of our favorite Persian stews is their Vegan Fesenjan, which is a sweet-n-tart stew, prepared with grated walnuts, pomegranate juice, and pomegranate molasses, alongside basmati or brown rice. They also have a Vegan Falafel Platter, Kabob, and Falafel Wrap. All vegan dishes come with a side of hummus and tahini, plus Shirazi Tabuli or green salad.
TOCAYA ORGANICA 1122 GAYLEY AVE, #101B
For each of Tocaya’s different mains (which includes tacos, burritos, salads, and bowls), you first choose a preparation style (i.e. what the ingredients and fixings are), and then pick a protein and cheese to go with it. All styles per main can be made vegan if you choose a vegan protein (their Vegan Picadillo, a pea-based protein with veggies, spicy Adobo Tofu, or their Cilantro Lime Vegan Chicken) and vegan cheese (vegan mozzarella or vegan chipotle jack). Additionally, other vegan options include sides, such as their chips & salsa, guacamole (served with crispy plantain chips), plus drinks like aguas frescas and juices. Finally, they’ve also got vegan desserts like Churro Waffle Bites, which are bite-sized waffle-pressed churros with vegan callebaut chocolate or strawberry dipping sauce.
VEGGIE GRILL 10916 LINDBROOK DR
Veggie Grill is another great fast casual all-vegan restaurant with a good variety of options, so there’s something for everyone. Order a “shareable” to enjoy with friends. Choose from their Tempura Green Beans, Sicilian Flatbread, and Buffalo Wings. Then select from an array of burgers, sandwiches, salads, bowls, tacos, burritos, seasonal specials and more for a main. For dessert, they have cookies, a gluten-free brownie, and carrot cake.
800 DEGREES 10889 LINDBROOK DR
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Head to 800 Degrees to create your own vegan pizza. Be sure to start off with their margherita base, but ask for vegan mozzarella instead (no upcharge!). Then add toppings, choosing from their assortment which includes artichokes, avocado, roasted garlic, sweet corn, caramelized onions, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, and more. If you’re not craving pizza, they also have bowls (800° Kale + Quinoa, Ca(u)li-Flower, or Harvest bowl), their Avocado + Hummus sandwich, or a build-your-own plate option. Plus they have appetizers too— their Shishitos (served with sea salt, sesame, and tahini) and their Creamy Hummus (served with cherry tomatoes and warm pita).
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3655 S GRAND AVE Try out Ethiopian food at Azla! This casual vegan Ethiopian restaurant offers item combos in which you can combine different wots (hot stews) and salata (salads). Examples of wots include Misir (red lentils and spicy berbere), Tofu Tibs (baked tofu, caramelized onions, and pepper medley), and Yatakilt (curry potatoes, carrots, and cabbage). You can get a combo with 1-4 of the items that comes with injera (Ethiopian flatbread) or brown rice. They also serve a variety of house-made drinks, including Chai, Infused Green Tea, Lemonade, and Sorrel (hibiscus, cinnamon, and ginger). Plus they have some cookies, a brownie, and cakes available for dessert.
BLAZE PIZZA 3335 S FIGUEROA ST
Blaze is a build-your-own pizza place with a good selection of vegan options. Start with their original and high-rise doughs (both are vegan), then top it with their classic red sauce or spicy red sauce. Add some vegan cheese and spicy vegan chorizo, and head onto the toppings— artichokes, cherry tomatoes, chopped garlic, green bell peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, and more. If you’re not feeling creative, they have their set Vegan Pizza you can order, which is regular dough, red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy chorizo, mushrooms, red onions, green bell peppers, basil, and olive oil drizzle.
EVERYTABLE 1101 W 23RD ST
Everytable is a fast casual chain that sets its prices based on the average income of the neighborhood where the restaurant is located, with the mission to “make nutritious, fresh food affordable and accessible to all.” Their menu changes seasonally, and includes graband-go salads, grain bowls, hot plates, soups, and desserts. Some of the vegan options they’ve offered include Thai Noodle Salad, Yucatan Chili, Curry Lentil Soup, and their Superfood Cookie. It’s a great place to go when you need to grab a quick something to eat or a meal on-the-go.
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Build-your-own salad at Greenleaf. Choose a base out of their selection of organic greens and grains, and then add four toppings, choosing from a wide range of veggies, legumes, fruits, nuts, etc. Add smashed avocado, portobello mushroom, or citrus tofu for an additional cost. For dressings, they have a great vegan selection—balsamic, caesar, ranch, citrus basil, chipotle orange BBQ, and more. If you’re not feeling salad, they have a couple of other vegan menu items, like their Smashed Avocado Toast, Stir Fry (bell peppers, red onion, carrots, broccolini, celery, agave cashews, brown rice, and cilantro), and LA LA Bowl (quinoa or farro with balsamic vinaigrette, smashed avocado, beans, tomatoes, corn, kale, vegan ranch, and vegan nacho aioli).
SUNLIFE ORGANICS 929 W JEFFERSON BLVD #1640
SunLife is the place to go if you’re looking for a good juice bar. They’ve got an array of curated Signature Superfood Shakes—most of which can be modified to be made vegan (if they’re not already), vegan protein shakes, fresh juices, wellness shots, and bowls, such as their popular Brazilian Bowl, which consists of blended acai, banana, strawberries, blueberries, apple juice, and almond milk, topped with granola, hemp seeds, and coconut shreds. If you’re looking to order a custom smoothie or juice, they offer that as an option as well. Plus, if you’re in the mood for something warm, they’ve got you covered with coffee, tea, and lattes.
835 W JEFFERSON BLVD #1735 Craving Mexican food? Then head to Trejo’s Tacos. This casual Mexican spot serves a collection of different tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads that can be filled with their vegan options of young jackfruit, cauliflower, mushroom asada, or Beyond Meat. Add some chips & salsa or chips & guacamole to your order to make it more complete. Plus, don’t forget something to drink—try their vegan date-sweetened horchata and aguas frescas! VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
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Fall lends us lots of excuses to do things we’d really love to do year round, like skipping errands to go out drinking in the name of “Halloween,” baking copious amounts of cinnamon rolls, and waterfalling soy nog straight from the carton. Did we forget to mention it’s also America’s time to obsess over everything “pumpkin,” which really means obsessing over cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg, aka the holy medley regarded as pumpkin spice. Even though these aromatics are available year round, marketing experts somewhere decided that September-November is the time of year they should be celebrated. If it means we get to replace our daily consumption of water with fall-spiced lattes, frothy with foam and hearty with sugary depth, we’ll pay into their plans. Here’s your visual itinerary, including mom & pops, cafe chains, and craft roasteries, detailing the whereabouts of your next autumn fix!
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Daniella Monet B Y TA N Y A F L I N K
Actress Daniella Monet offers a deep dive into her transformation from Nickelodeon star to vegan boss babe.
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Daniella Monet grew up in the spotlight. She’s graced both television and film screens since she was seven years old—playing a fair amount of innocent teenage love interests and princesses through her roles on Nickelodeon and other kid-friendly networks. She still possesses that bubbly, child-at-heart charm, but her work has evolved beyond the laugh tracks and teen drama to include entrepreneurship, vegan advocacy, and motherhood. Between testing products for her vegan beauty box and sampling new fillings at the recently opened Sugar Taco, Daniella sat down with us to answer our burning questions about how she seems to do it all.
Describe your journey to veganism. I became a vegetarian after a family visit to a dude ranch where I witnessed my first and only rodeo. When I was about ten years old, my uncle was dying from cancer, and while he was under hospice care, my aunt enlisted the help of a vegan chef to prepare some meals. It was then when I learned of the health benefits of veganism. By sixth grade I was nearly vegan when I read a book about the truths of factory farming—that was all it took.
Let's talk Sugar Taco. When did you first come up with the idea and decide you wanted to get into the restaurant space? I was lucky enough to be approached by our founder Jayde Nicole. She wrote me an email about a year before opening our doors, and I was captivated by the idea right away. Sugar Taco isn’t just your average fast casual restaurant, nor is it an average business model. We’re incredibly mission driven. We care about saving the lives of animals, protecting the health of our planet, and doing our part to give back wherever we can. We believe people want to make better choices and put their dollars where it counts. We’re doing our best to be the restaurant that does just that.
It’s someone’s first time at Sugar Taco. What do they order? A three taco plate with [plant-based] carne asada, pollo, and al pastor—add onions, cilantro, guac, and salsa. [Or] a full quesadilla with pico de gallo and guacamole. Also get a Hibiscus Aqua Fresca in a large reusable jar—you get to keep it, and it’s really cute! And, last but not least, a concha DEEP FRIED.
What does a “Day in the Life” look like for you foodwise? I start my day with a homemade cappuccino with pretty much any plant-based milk we have or make! Between 9-10am I usually cut up some fruit—whatever is in season. If I’m really hungry I’ll get fancy and make a bowl of cereal. For lunch I typically eat a massive salad with romaine, tomato, cucumber, a whole avocado, some fresh parsley, and half a can of beans—all doused with my favorite Italian dressing! Dinner time is one of my favorites! I love to cook! My go-tos would be some sort of protein pasta with homemade sauce, sautéed greens, and some Field Roast sausages (the Mexican or Apple Smoked flavors). Recently I’ve been experimenting a bit more and making some yummy Thai-inspired dishes.
What food(s) are always in your fridge? We always have plant-based milk, Miyoko’s mozzarella, Follow Your Heart shredded cheeses, tons of Field Roast or Beyond Meat sausages, Tessemae and Follow Your Heart salad dressing, Siete hot sauces, and my largest drawer houses my produce. Produce takes up about one-third of my fridge and a large portion of my countertop as well! VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
What is your favorite restaurant in the greater LA area (besides Sugar Taco)—both casual and sit-down? On the more casual/date night side, [my husband] Andrew and I love H.O.P.E. in Studio City, and we recently tried O’cado in Sherman Oaks and were pleasantly pleased. If we’re going to go for a nice dinner, we’ll go to Nic’s on Beverly, Crossroads, or Gracias Madre.
What compelled you to invest in Outstanding Foods? Once upon a time, I worked at a vegan restaurant in Tarzana, CA in between acting jobs. That’s where I met Chef Dave Anderson. I can say this with full confidence that Chef Dave’s food is untouchable. He has a true gift. About four years ago, Dave reached out to me about the possibility of opening a new restaurant. I was ecstatic. Very quickly after that I sat down with both him and our now CEO, Bill Glaser. They are such a strong and dynamic duo. I knew right away I would do whatever it took to be involved. Though the restaurant idea didn’t pan out, Outstanding Foods became a product line that could reach the masses— which, in my opinion, felt incredibly right. In a time when animals and the planet need alternatives more than ever, I felt as though Outstanding Foods could be the answer to so many people’s cravings and help consumers make better choices on a national and hopefully global level someday. Today we’re in more than a thousand stores nationwide and growing rapidly.
What can we expect to find in a Kinder Beauty Box? What favorite products have you contributed lately? My goal with Kinder Beauty is to provide a cruelty-free, vegan solution for nearly everything you may need beauty-wise. We pack our boxes with everything from shampoo and conditioners to nail wraps and lipsticks. Every single one of our boxes is mindfully curated by Evanna Lynch and I, with ethical and high quality products we absolutely love.
You must have a lot of young fans from the Nickelodeon days. How do you communicate your choice to follow a vegan lifestyle in a positive way? I live by example. I share what I eat, what I wear, and my cruelty-free choices while peppering in hard facts and activist heavy messaging, because sometimes I can’t hold back.
Do you have any other plant-based projects in the works? I sure do! I’m entering into one of the most exciting chapters of my life—motherhood—and I want nothing more than to create plant-based solutions in the lives of families everywhere. Stay tuned for one of my biggest endeavors yet.
Follow Daniella on Instagram at @daniellamonet for her latest vegan mommy musings and plant-based projects.
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I live by example. I share what I eat, what I wear, and my cruelty-free choices while peppering in hard facts and activist heavy messaging, because sometimes I canâ€™t hold back. VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
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BY SYMPHONY BARNES
West Hollywood is known for being a trendy area with high-energy nightlife, arts, and shopping, as well as for being home to some of the city's most popular restaurants. But are there any vegan options when it comes to dining? Yes, of course! There are loads of all-vegan spots in WeHo, as well as a handful of non-vegan places that are pretty vegan-friendly.
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Here's our list of the top vegan and vegan-friendly eateries in the West Hollywood area.
NIC’S ON BEVERLY
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This upscale vegan restaurant features a tapas style menu, alongside a full bar with a cocktail program. For lunch and dinner, start off with items like their Charred Ricotta, Crab Cakes, or Zucchini Blossoms. Then for mains, move on to a variety of soups, salads, vegetable and protein sides, pizzas, and homemade pasta dishes. If it’s after 10pm, they offer their “Late Night Bar Menu,” which includes items like Impossible Sliders and Buffalo Maitake Mushrooms. On weekends, they also serve brunch, where you can try sweet items, like their Pancakes or French Toast, plus savory ones, such as the Crossroads Benedict or Quiche of the Day. And they’ve got dessert too— tiramisu, a brownie sundae, and more.
Gracias Madre offers a range of plantbased Mexican dishes—from Pozole and Coconut Ceviche, to salads and bowls—as well as plenty of entrees, like Mushroom Fajitas, Sopes Con Mango, Flautas de Camote, Enchiladas Verde, and tons more. They also boast an extensive cocktail menu and beer and wine list in addition to curated Chef’s Tasting Menus to make ordering easier. Enjoy brunch items, available on the weekends, with offerings like their Tower of Spuds, Tofu Ranchero Scramble, or Plantain French Toast. Don’t forget dessert—try their Mexican Wedding Cookies, Fudge Brownie, or Flan con Cafe.
Nic’s on Beverly is a plant-based restaurant centered on California cuisine, offering a little bit of everything you’d find on a typical LA menu. For lunch, they serve items like woodfired pizza, a smoked tofu bowl, a falafel burger, and French onion soup. Their dinner menu includes gyoza, vegetable pot pie, Moroccan chickpea tagine, and porcini mushroom risotto. For dessert, order their coconut panna cotta, chocolate lava cake, or strawberry shortcake biscuit. Plus, be sure to check out their drink menu, which features a curated cocktail list— the Bua Loy Kai Wan (served with a vegan egg) is a must-try.
This organic plant-based restaurant has an extensive menu of appetizers, bowls, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, calzones, and entrees. A lot of these items have a customizable option too, i.e. you can build your own burger, pizza, or bowl. For weekend brunch exclusives, try their French Toast, Real Food Breakfast platter, or Avocado Toast. Not there on the weekend, but want breakfast food? Don’t worry, because they serve all-day breakfast items too, including their Breakfast Sandwich, Breakfast Burrito, Breakfast Pizza, and Pancakes, which can be made with your choice of chocolate chips, banana, blueberry, or a mix. Their drink selection is also notable, given their range of libations, juices, smoothies, and shakes. Ending with dessert, choose from ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, and more.
Pura Vita is the first 100% plant-based Italian restaurant and wine bar in the nation. To start your meal, order from a variety of apps, like their Bruschetta and Garlic Parmigiano Potato Wedges. For mains, they have an array of salads, soups, and most notably, their pasta dishes. These include their Linguine di Mare, Carbonara, Puttanesca, and their two (yes, two) lasagnas—the classic Lasagna Pura and Black Magic Lasagna (cashew ricotta, besciamella, spinach, mushrooms, black truffle cream, and pesto). They also have an extensive wine list. If you stop by on the weekend, check out their brunch menu, which includes items like “Nutella” Crostini, Frittata, and Almond Ricotta Pancakes. Don’t leave without dessert—tiramisu, gelato, chocolate fudge cake, and more!
If you’re looking for a lighter option, this plant-based cafe and juice bar is a must-try. They offer a range of açai bowls, smoothies, vegan froyo and ice cream, cold pressed juice, and a variety of lattes and other coffee drinks. They even have the option to build your own superfood bowl or smoothie. Plus, it’s a really cute cafe, complete with banana leaf wallpaper and fun swinging chairs, making it totally Insta-worthy.
This casual Mediterranean eatery is not only all-vegan, but all their ingredients are soy-free, nut-free, and organic. Their menu allows you to choose from a selection of different sandwiches, plates, salads, burgers, bowls, and more. Falafel is front and center at this spot. Not only do they have plain falafel, but four others to choose from as well—sweet potato, spicy, kale, and crunchy. Try some in their Falafel Sandwich, Fala Plate, Fala Me to Heaven salad, or one of their many burgers. If you don’t like falafel, not to worry because they’ve got plenty else to offer—try ordering their Hummus Sandwich, Baba Plate, Fala Me to Kalefornia salad, tacos, or burrito.
As LA’s first dairy-free cheese shop, Vromage is an innovator in the vegan scene. Check it out for all your cheese needs. Their products are nut- and seed-based, mostly utilizing organic cashews, macadamias, pine nuts, pistachios, almonds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Feta, goat, cheddar, mozzarella, and brie are just a few of the many vegan cheese varieties available. Not only do they sell cheese, but they offer salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and platters as well.
8284 Melrose Ave
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8582 SANTA MONICA BLVD
8265 BEVERLY BLVD
7751 1/2 Melrose Ave
414 N LA CIENEGA BLVD
7988 SUNSET BLVD
With its buzzing rooftop, Catch LA is a popping place in WeHo. While it may be known as a seafood restaurant, they actually cater well to vegans, providing an entire separate vegan menu. The offerings include items like Hearts of Palm Crab Cake, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Mushroom Spaghetti, three different sushi rolls, and a range of salads and vegetable sides. They even offer Vegan Pistachio Cheesecake for dessert.
With its chic, retro Roman vibe, Cecconi’s is known for its selection of Italian-inspired dishes, and they’ve got plenty of plant-based options on the menu. During breakfast and brunch hours, try the smoothies, an acai bowl, a yogurt and granola bowl, a grain bowl (with sprouts, kale, seeds, and avocado), and more. Their allday menu’s vegan selection includes salads, a vegan sausage pizza, rigatoni with vegan bolognese, and gnochetti sardi. Their vegan chocolate and coconut tart is available for that sweet ending as well.
Craig’s may be known for its meat dishes, but they cater nicely to vegans and offer a load of vegan dishes. Vegan Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti Squash Primavera, Vegan Cheeseburger, Vegan Chicken Marsala, Vegan Puttanesca alla Vodka, Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese, and Vegan Sausage Pizza are all on the menu, along with a vegan Chocolate Mousse and handmade, daily flavors of their Vegan Ice Cream for dessert.
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Melt Organic vegan butter brown sugar vegan-friendly white sugar salt VeganEgg powder by Follow Your Heart cold water vanilla extract all-purpose flour baking soda vegan-friendly marshmallows + ½ tablespoon Melt Organic butter freeze dried strawberries, roughly chopped
1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, and position both of your oven racks towards the center of your oven.
2. Sift flour and baking soda together into a medium mixing bowl. Set aside. 3. In a small bowl, whisk together VeganEgg powder, cold water, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside. 4. Place marshmallows and 7 grams of Melt Organic butter in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, remove to stir, and heat for another 30 seconds, repeating until marshmallows are smooth. If necessary, microwave for 15 seconds to loosen before adding to the dough later. 5. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand whisk), beat brown sugar, white sugar, salt, and ½ cup of Melt Organic butter together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides at least once throughout. 6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in the egg mixture until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients all at once, beat on low until incorporated, then boost the speed to medium until smooth, scraping down the sides once halfway through. 7. Add in the melted marshmallows, freeze dried strawberries, and mix on medium speed for about 10 seconds, or until the marshmallow is laced throughout. The goal here is to keep long strands of marshmallow instead of fully incorporating it. 8. Scoop out a 2 ounce (¼ cup) portion of dough, form it into a ball, place it on prepped cookie sheets, and flatten lightly. Repeat for rest of dough. 9. Ensure the cookies have at least 2 inches of space between them as they’ll spread out during baking; about 5 per sheet. 10. Place pans in oven (one on lower rack, one on upper rack) and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, rotate pans (thus ensuring even cooking), and bake for another 5 minutes. 11. Note: when they come out of the oven, the middle will be gooey; that’s okay because they’ll firm up as they cool. If the center is cooked through when they come out, they’ll be overcooked once they cool. 12. Transfer parchment paper directly to a cooling rack until completely cool; about 30 minutes. Enjoy while fresh or store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days!
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IN DTLA, THE PARKING SITUATION ISN’T PRETTY. COMBINE THE EXORBITANT PRICES ALONG WITH THE SPARSE PARKING SPOTS, TRAFFIC JAMS, AND ONE-WAY STREETS, AND YOU’VE GOT A FAIRLY TRAUMATIC COMMUTER ORDEAL. SO, IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THAT, YOU MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A DEEP BREATH, PAY THE PARKING FEE, AND PLANT IT ALL DAY. EQUIPPED WITH A LAPTOP AND COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES, YOU CAN EASILY PASS THE DAY HERE, COMBINING BOTH WORK AND PLEASURE. FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO ART WALKS, ALL-DAY OUTDOOR FOOD MARKETS TO LATE-NIGHT VEGAN PUBS, DTLA IS WORTH THE PARKING FIASCO.
RISE AND GRIND If you’re going to pay over $5 for that almond milk latte, you might as well take advantage of the Wi-Fi. The downtown area is home to a plethora of high-end coffee shops where you’ll find freelancers pounding at their keyboards alongside entrepreneurs attending to their Slack messages inside minimally decorated, work-friendly spaces. Skip Starbucks and check out Stumptown Coffee Roasters at the corner of 8th and S Los Angeles Street—it’s one of the rare coffee shops that doesn’t upcharge for plant-based milk. If you’d prefer a homier workspace or if you’re in need of some Instagram-ready backdrops, the Biz Babez office is just steps away. While it’s $50 for a day pass, this boss babe-themed co-working space provides the optimal productivity space in a casual yet professional atmosphere—think WeWork or Neuhaus, but way cooler ... and more pink. If you’re lucky, you may catch Wills from The Bachelor in Paradise hanging out on one of the fuzzy vegan couches. Need a lunch break? Walk across the street to Wild Living Foods for an incredible spread of raw vegan options, warm quinoa bowls, and superfood vegan gelato.
O N S U N D AY S W E S M O R G It’s worth making a special trip to DTLA’s neighboring Arts District on Sundays for Smorgasburg LA. This massive weekly outdoor food market splayed out in an industrial parking lot showcases the most unique and high-quality vendors in the greater LA area. You’ll find popular vegan pop-ups such as Cena Vegan and Donut Friend mixed with new kids on the block such as Señoreata and Plantae Bar, which serves up fantastical vegan sushi. At Smorgasburg LA, vegans and omnivores comingle in delicious peace—you’ll even find solid vegan options at nonvegan vendors. The market is open from 10am-4pm, so arrive early, grab your Stand coffee, and spend the day sampling all the vegan pupusas, musubis, dumplings, and other inventive edible delights. Pro tip: give your stomach a break by perusing the displays of the “LA Lifestyle” vendors where you’ll find books, jewelry, jams, candles, and vintage wear. 21
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KILL SOME TIME If you have an hour or two to spare before dinner plans, mosey into The Last Bookstore and get lost in the maze-like aisles. Book enthusiasts can easily spend a full afternoon exploring the titles—from mainstream novels to niche reads. Upstairs, you’ll find halls that double as an art gallery. Once past these, venture into an attic-like space crammed with shelves and tunnels constructed out of books. For those who prefer the outdoors, plant it in Pershing Square. It’s a sizeable outdoor park in the heart of DTLA that offers much-needed space amongst the controlled chaos of downtown. If you’re not afraid of heights, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the park from the rooftop bar at Perch. Enjoy an artfully crafted cocktail while listening to live music and taking in the scene.
DOWN SOME BEER (AND PUB FOOD)
DTLA is home to not one but two all-vegan pubs, plus one very veganfriendly brewery. At Beelman’s you’ll find Asian-inspired pub snacks such as wonton bites and Japanese dried chili-dusted peanuts along with loaded tater tot nachos (lovingly called Tachos), Impossible Burgers, and spicy fusion entree bowls. The libations menu boasts a quality selection of vegan-friendly beers—both on tap and in a can—as well as fun Tiki cocktails. Another all-vegan brewski option is the Modern Times Dankness Dojo. You’ll find a number of craft Modern Times Beer on tap along with cold brew coffees and a menu built on bar food—with a twist, of course. Favorites include the Schnitzel Times Sando featuring a breaded and fried Beyond Meat patty, beer braised onions, sauerkraut, and horseradish on a pretzel bun; the Burmese Lentil Salad made with chickpea tofu, turmeric vinaigrette, and crispy lentils on a bed of mixed greens; and the Asada Fries—a decadent mound of house fries smothered in asada-braised seitan, borracho beans, chipotle crema, pico, and coconut cheese. Finally, Grand Central Market offers yet another solid space for brews. While this hotspot is a hub for vegan options (get lunch at RamenHood sometime), we head to the outpost of Golden Road Brewery for its vegan beer and giant soft pretzels.
DINNER AND A SHOW (AND DESSERT)
After a few drinks, it’s time for the theater! You’ll find several reputable stages within a couple city blocks of each other. For Broadway hits and thought-provoking plays, head to the Ahmanson. More of a classical music fan? Both the LA Opera and Walt Disney Concert Hall are excellent choices. Finally, catch a contemporary or fringe production at the Mark Taper Forum. For dinner before the show, make reservations at Au Lac, which is within walking distance of all of these theaters. The menu includes both cooked and raw Asian dishes, crafted by an ahimsa-minded chef who took a vow of silence years ago. From the BBQ Pork Spring Rolls to the raw Curried Rice and fried shitake mushroom “Octopus,” you can’t go wrong. For something sweet, drop by one of two DTLA vegan donut spots: Donatsu and Donut Friend. Donatsu in Little Tokyo offers freshly made yeast donuts with traditional Asian flavors such as Matcha and Ube intermixed with Cookies and Cream and the Homer (aka pink glaze with sprinkles). In the heart of downtown lies the recently opened second location of the Instagram-famous Donut Friend. We love that it’s open late Thursday through the weekend which makes it the go-to sweet spot following the DTLA Art Walk, held from 6-10pm every second Thursday of the month. The options can be intimidating. Go with friends, order a dozen (but don’t skip the Youth Bruleé or Angry Samoa), and prepare for the sugar rush. VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
3 ALL-VEGAN POP-UPS TO WATCH! BY ALLIE MITCHELL WHAT DO AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, A LITTLE CREATIVITY, AND A PASSION FOR PLANT-BASED FOODS HAVE IN COMMON? THEY’RE AT THE HEART OF THE LATEST 100% VEGAN POP-UPS. THIS ISSUE, WE SELECTED THREE OF THE NEWEST, MOST BUZZWORTHY BUSINESSES AND GOT INSIDE THE FOUNDERS’ MINDS. HEAR WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY!
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PABLO FUEGUEL & EMILEE HERNANDEZ
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STORY BEHIND THE BUSSINESS NAME
STORY BEHIND THE BUSSINESS NAME It’s derived from the company’s slogan—“On our sweetest behavior!” What makes it Naughty? The flavor, texture, and aesthetic of our treats are similar to that of non-vegan cookies! I mean, have you tried our Ooey Gooey S’mores flavor?!
FAVORITE INGREDIENT (AND HOW YOU USE IT) It would have to be our vegan chocolate. We use it in everythingggg!! But then again, our Summer Camp flavor has potato chips in it, and I love potato chips!!!
FUTURE COLLABS We just launched our Naughty Cookies on the Neiman Marcus online store!! We are so excited they chose our deliciously decadent vegan treats to share with their customers!
MENU INSPIRATION It stems from everything I’ve ever dreamed of having in a vegan cookie. Oatmeal is cool and all, but we want to keep things Naughty! If we sell an oatmeal cookie, you can expect it will have our Naughty twist!
FAVORITE INGREDIENT (AND HOW YOU USE IT)
We took a trip to South India and met one of our spiritual teachers, Swamiji. We asked for his blessing to help us manifest our own restaurant and decided to name it after him!
Intention. The difference between a good meal and a great one is the energy you put into it. No matter how I’m feeling, I’ll always take a step back to check in and cook with loving, positive energy!
FAVORITE INGREDIENT (AND HOW YOU USE IT) Sourdough! Every sourdough is unique to the baker, and ours is made with the highest quality ingredients we can find––plus a lot of love. It’s in our pizza, pizza pockets, and cinnamon rolls!
FUTURE COLLABS We collaborate with Veggetizeme to create what we call the Pizza Burger. We have hopes to collaborate with others in the future. Stay tuned!
MENU INSPIRATION Our childhood! I (Pablo) grew up in New York and couldn’t find vegan pizza in LA that I liked, so it was a no brainer to put our vegan pizza on the map in California!
FUTURE COLLABS I’d love to do more experiential events to capture storytelling through food texture, color, taste, and plating!
MENU INSPIRATION I’m half Cuban, and the menu is inspired by my desire to continue enjoying the food I was raised on without compromising the lives of animals.
MOST REWARDING ELEMENTS OF OWNING A POP-UP Seeing the excitement vegans and omnivores alike feel when they try my food. I particularly appreciate when a person comes back to say they not only couldn’t tell the difference between animal products and what we serve, but that it tastes better than the former.
MOST REWARDING ELEMENTS OF OWNING A POP-UP
MOST REWARDING ELEMENTS OF OWNING A POP-UP That we have complete freedom to use quality ingredients to provide a top-notch product.
ADVICE FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
No one ever tells you how difficult it is. Imagine the hardest work you’ve ever done. Now multiply that by infinity and subtract your sleep and free time, then add a never-ending to-do list and stress. If the math is something you can manage––pursue your dream and work equally as hard to find a work/life balance.
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Meeting new and existing Naughty Cookie customers, of course! Our customers are everything! We love to hear what they think about the cookies and enjoy creating a sweet relationship with them.
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I love a good pun. I wanted something that reflected me as a woman, my culture, and my sense of humor. Often, people don’t realize that it’s pronounced Señor-EAT-a.
Believe in yourself and your product!
ADVICE FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Let go of all fear and doubt. Follow your heart’s desires. This may sound cliché, but if you build it, they will come.
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It’s autumn, your friends from out of town are visiting, and you’re showing them tourist destinations all day. Even though Los Angeles is marketed as beaches, palm trees, and sea breeze, midOctober’s feeling more like Death Valley outside. This is where your need for something cold, refreshing, and a tad bit indulgent enters the equation, and what better way to check off all those boxes than with vegan milkshakes. Luckily, this city doesn’t just throw some bananas in a blender and call it a day— LA’s home to a handful of spots that know how to create shakes so sweet, creamy, and nostalgic your friends would never guess they’re made from plants. When it’s 80 degrees outside and you’re on the way from Griffith Observatory to Santa Monica Pier, be sure to keep these 10 spots in mind!
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Made from a unique base of cacao butter, cashews, and coconut milk, ice cream from this artisan parlor is known for having some of the city’s most delectable vegan flavors that are creamy, decadent, and smooth. Combine one of their premium seasonal flavors with plant milk or cold brew coffee for a milkshake so indulgent you’ll forget about the heat…at least for a few seconds.
You know the name, your friends post about it weekly, and you went four years without taking a single bite. But these days Ben & Jerry’s has dairy-free flavors, so you can finally partake in the hype. By bringing plant-based ice cream to the mainstream market, they’ve showed people that vegan ice cream is not only possible, but can be just as extravagant, decadent, and rich as dairy ice cream. Stop by one of their local scoop shops and order a non-dairy milkshake with almond milk to enjoy their famous flavors in sippable form.
If there’s a meal more iconically American than hamburgers, milkshakes, and fries, we don’t know what it is. The combination of sweet, thick, and chilly drinks with salty finger foods is a satisfying arrangement that Burgerlords has down to a science. Their tahini-based milkshakes are so incredibly rich that you’ll be seriously wondering how sesame seeds can taste like dessert. It’s time to ditch the ketchup and dip those fries into your shake!
Where our former froyo lovers at? Time to celebrate friends, because there’s a place with sweet salvation written all over it (metaphorically, of course). Taking shape as a standard frozen yogurt shop, Yoga-urt spices things up by combining organic, plant-based foods with live probiotics to create treats that are sweet, creamy, tangy, and oh so dreamy. No doubt, the soft serve is ‘Gram worthy, but their salted caramel and peanut butter milkshakes, blended with chunks of Charlie’s Brownies, are truly decadent. Three cheers for getting our milkshake and feeling a little bit better while we’re at it!
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Walking into Divine Dips, you can be relieved that everything is yours for the tasting, as all of their offerings are dairy-free. While deciding on a flavor can be perplexing when there’s no limitations, the upside is that there’s no limitations! Divine Dips is a FOMOfree zone.
If you live in or are visiting the San Gabriel Valley, here’s a place you don’t have to drive 30 minutes to in order to get your milkshake fix. With an impressive selection of vegan, Asian-inspired flavors like Ube, Taro, and Sesame, you can concoct a milkshake that’ll have your taste buds in delighted disbelief. If you miss those creamy, boba shop taro smoothies, Cookies & Cream has a treat with your name on it.
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CULVER CITY, ECHO PARK, & PASADENA
As a newcomer to the scene, Honeybee emerged with quick strength, claiming its title as one of LA’s best vegan burger joints. If you couldn’t tell, we’re firm believers that any self-respecting burger spot will also have the shakes to go with it, and man, do they deliver. Thick, coconut milk-based soft serve forms the base of their three signature flavors, which are ingenuitive twists on vanilla, chocolate, and orange-vanilla (aka creamsicle). No matter which cup wins your vote, we promise you won’t be able to set it down.
Sage serves up exciting and satisfying frozen treats that are entirely raw, organic, and plant-based. Intended to be as unprocessed as possible, Sage’s treats feel more like sorbet than ice cream, which is alright by us!
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KOREATOWN, ECHO PARK, & RIVERSIDE Remember what we were saying earlier about the whole burgers, fries, and milkshakes situation? Well, there’s another spot that fits that sweet and salty American equation and they go by the name of Monty’s. Their fries are crispy, their burgers are meaty, and their shakes are über creamy. Made from fresh soft serve, Monty’s thick and spoonable shakes capture the essence of an old school, handspun treat from the likes of Steak ’n Shake or In-N-Out.
CHINATOWN, HIGHL AND PARK, & TORRANCE We can’t say we saved the best for last when every shop on this list is worthy of a visit, but we can say that Scoops deserves more attention from LA’s vegan scene. Unique rotating flavors, cute storefronts, and delectable milkshakes for a price that beats most others in the city, Scoops will satisfy any ice cream lover’s cravings.
IT’S DIFFICULT TO KEEP SPIRITS HIGH WHEN FALL IN SOCAL FEELS LIKE YOU’RE A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM THE SUN, BUT WITH A REFRESHING MILKSHAKE IN HAND, WE’RE A LITTLE BIT MORE READY TO BRACE THE CITY’S HEAT.
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We know we said ten must-try vegan milkshakes, not eleven, but this city has too much to offer! Plus, if we’re being technical about it, Munchies is located in Orange County ... not that you came here to listen to us talk to ourselves. Enough about us and more about milkshakes! Munchie’s Vegan Diner—a newcomer on the food scene—quickly gained praise for their comforting food, customizable menu, and nicest service on this side of the Mississippi (which is no exaggeration). Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, Munchies partnered with OC vegan creamery, Hug Life, to bring dairy- and soyfree ice cream to their floats and milkshakes. While their specialty shakes are in constant rotation, their Oreo milkshake with chocolate syrup, exclusive Hug Life ice cream, and chocolate sandwich cookie pieces will always hold the key to our hearts.
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Grab a pen, grab a friend, and grab your phone! It's time to have some fun, LA vegan style. Work your way around the city with this list of must-try, plant-based challenges. Complete the entire list or pick and choose as you like. It's up to you! Either way, plan to make new friends, learn interesting facts, consume delicious food, and take Instagram-worthy shots along the way. READY, AND GO! 1
Stock your pantry with goodies from Lento Market
Request more vegan options at your favorite vegan-friendly restaurant
Order pumpkin spice everything
(Check out our PSL article on page 11.)
Try Hinterhof's weekend brunch and stay for happy hour
Live zero waste for one week
Take your pup to Sugar Taco for their dog menu
Watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse and enjoy a meal off their vegan menu
Make your favorite vegan pie to share with friends and family
Try Del Taco's Beyond Meat burrito
Give a homeless person a vegan meal
Binge watch vegan documentaries with a pint of your favorite plant-based ice cream in hand
(We love NadaMoo!)
Order a secret menu item at your favorite vegan spot
(Check out page 49 for some of our favorites.)
Buy yourself a cruelty-free accessory or article of clothing
(Check out our fashion spread on page 57.)
Try 3 new vegan pop-ups
(Check out page 23 for 3 on the rise pop-ups.)
Check out the vegan options at Grand Central Market
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(You're not going to want to miss PBJ.LA or Ramen Hood!)
Enter a vegan Instagram giveaway
Take a trip to The Last Bookstore and buy a vegan cookbook
Leave a positive Yelp review for 5 of your favorite restaurants
Make friends with a fellow foodie attending Vegan Exchange
Host a pajama party with friends and order your favorite vegan eats from Postmates
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Angelyne, Charlie Chaplin, Kobe, the (we hate to say it) Kardashians––just a few names that flash the title “LA Icon” in the minds of every Angeleno. Cultural influencers who not only made an impact in this sardine-packed city but are known for their contribution (be it big or small) to the je ne sais quoi of the LA scene. And in the LA Vegan community, one man’s name rings prominent, one that’s whispered with such reverence and respect, he’s basically vegan royalty. An absolute legend responsible for blessing this city with the juicy mouth-watering phenomenon that is Monty’s Good Burger, the all-day extravaganza that is Eat Drink Vegan, and the newest hot spot for non-vegans and vegans alike, Nic’s on Beverly. Not all heroes wear capes, and in the case of this vegan champion, it’s a snapback and black and white checkered scarf. Get ready plant-based homies and honeys, it’s time to meet Nic Adler. 29
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You had quite the rad LA childhood experience. What was it like growing up the son of legendary music producer Lou Adler? In many ways, it was very different from the average childhood, but in others, it was the same. I went to many concerts, festivals and late-night parties (that I fell asleep at). I spent a lot of time with my dad in the studio working with artists and traveled to be on set with my mom. I have a big family with seven brothers and two sisters, and we all came together around birthdays and for the holidays.
Did having a famous dad impact your entrance into the entertainment and restaurant industry? I followed in my dad’s footsteps and it opened a lot of doors for me, but at some point I found myself creating a different path to success.
What were some of your early dreams? I always wanted to work in festivals and own restaurants.
How long have you been vegan? What’s your journey been like? I’ve been vegan for over 20 years. Since I was young, I was always in the kitchen, cooking for myself and friends. Knowing how to cook made being plant-based easier. Going out, I spent a lot of time eating Thai, Indian, and Chinese food, but in the last few years, being plant-based has definitely become more accessible.
You’ve used your platform and every opportunity to spread veganism. What has the response been like? I’ve always been passionate about plant-based food and thought the best way to introduce others was through things that were familiar to them such as a donut or burger. Creating events has allowed me to introduce large groups of people to plantbased food without making them feel like they were being forced to try something. People have become “vegan-curious” through these events, and through my restaurants.
How did you develop the concept of Monty’s? The idea of Monty’s came from one of my partners, Bill. He wanted to open up a burger joint around plant-based food using the Impossible Burger. During the early stages, as he started to develop the concept, he asked me to be part of it and the rest is history. We always wanted Monty’s to be a place that made people smile and served a great burger and everything else just followed.
Were you surprised at the phenomenon Monty’s created? We were totally surprised. The first day when we opened the doors, there were 100 people in line and that continues today. Our understanding of how important customer service is and the Monty’s brand has led to the success.
What did you think of Impossible meat the first time you tried it? How did you end up working with them? Impossible Foods and Tal Ronnen from Crossroads did an event and invited me to try it. I knew right away this was going to be a game changer.
What was the inspiration behind Nic’s? Nic’s is a love letter to LA encapsulating my culinary experiences throughout my life in the city. Since I became plant-based 20+ years ago, I had always looked for a place that was welcoming to everyone—making everyone feel at home.
Eat Drink Vegan has stood the test of time as one of the biggest vegan food events in LA. What’s it felt like creating that sort of impact? Eat Drink Vegan started as an event for a couple hundred people that allowed vegans not to question whether something had animal products in it (a thing that at the time did not exist). As it grew, it became a gateway for anyone and everyone to see what it might be like to live a plant-based lifestyle. Over the last 10 years, more than 100,000 people have been able to experience Eat Drink Vegan. To this day, I hear people at Eat Drink Vegan saying “If this is what vegan food is like, I could do this every day.”
What other vegan events can we look forward to from you? What’s up next on the Nic Adler agenda? I’m currently introducing Nic’s to as many people as I can. We recently opened Monty’s Good Burger in Echo Park (I’m always on the hunt for more Monty’s locations). I am trying to bring as many plant-based options to Coachella and am planning on introducing another plant-based American classic soon. Most importantly, I am focused on being a great husband to my wife Alison and being a great dad, like mine was, showing my kids all the things that are possible and creating a path for them to follow. VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
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V Araya’s Place — Cozy spot offering vegan versions of Thai favorites. 8101 Beverly Blvd. 323-900-0557 arayasplace.com
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VEG Backyard Bowls — Acai bowls, smoothies, and more. 8303 Beverly Blvd. 323-746-5404 backyardbowls.com Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. 110 S Fairfax Ave. 323-931-1197 blazepizza.com V Crossroads Kitchen — Upscale all-vegan dining. 8284 Melrose Ave. 323-782-9245 crossroadskitchen.com VEG fonuts — Baked donut shop with vegan options. 8104 W 3rd St. 323-592-3075 fonuts.com Hummus Republic — Create your own Mediterranean bowls, salads, and pitas. 8320 W 3rd St. 323-272-3926 thehummusrepublic.com Kreation Organic Kafe — Healthful options including smoothies, juices, and plates. 8428 W 3rd St. 323-782-1777 kreationjuice.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally sourced ingredients. 175 S Fairfax Ave, Ste B. 323-934-4261 mendocinofarms.com V Nic’s on Beverly — Plant-based restaurant and cocktail bar serving California cuisine. 8265 Beverly Blvd. 323-746-5130 nicsonbeverly.com Nonna’s Empanadas — Counter-service empanada spot with vegan options. 8570 W 3rd St. 310-385-0445 nonnasempanadas.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 189 The Grove Dr, Ste K4. 323-549-9811 pressedjuicery. com V Real Food Daily — 100% vegan fare. 414 N La Cienega Blvd. 310-289-9910 realfood.com Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 8055 W 3rd St. 323934-3404 sweetgreen.com Swingers Diner — Trendy diner offering vegan options with late-night hours. 8020 Beverly Blvd. 323-653-5858 swingersdiner.com Toca Madera — Upscale Mexican fare with vegan options. 8450 W 3rd St. 323-852-9400 tocamadera.com Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 8500 Beverly Blvd, Ste 107. 424-285-6080 tocayaorganica.com V Vegan Glory — No frills Thai restaurant offering vegan curries, noodles, burgers, and more. 8393 Beverly Blvd. 323-653-4900 veganglory.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 110 S Fairfax Ave. 323-933-3997 veggiegrill.com
BEVERLY HILLS Bodhi Kosher Thai — A fast casual Thai spot with vegan and kosher options. 9198 W Olympic Blvd. 310-248-2777 bodhikosher.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 250 S Beverly Dr. 310-860-9400 freshbrothers.com
VEG Gratitude Kitchen & Bar — Light vegan fare in a hip setting. 419 N Canon Dr. 424-3891850 cafegratitude.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 293 S Robertson Blvd. 424288-4834 juicecrafters.com Kreation Organic Juicery — Healthful options including smoothies and juices. 9465 Charleville Blvd. 310-247-8110 kreationjuice.com Kreation Organic Kafe — Healthful options including smoothies, juices, and plates. 9609 S Santa Monica Blvd. 310-777-3450 kreationjuice.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 9630 S Santa Monica Blvd. 310-859-1100 lepainquotidien.com Mainland Poke — A create-your-own poke bowl restaurant with house-made sauces and casual vibes. 130 S Beverly Dr. 424-335-0372 mainlandpoke.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 430 N Bedford Dr. 310-247-8488 pressedjuicery.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Organic, locally sourced Mexican fare offered counter service style. 435 N Beverly Dr. 310-858-0202 sharkys.com Spice Affair — Modern versions of traditional Indian dishes. 50 N La Cienega Blvd, Ste 120. 310-400-6800 spice-affair.com Sprinkles — Cupcake shop offering a red velvet vegan cupcake! 9635 S Santa Monica Blvd. 310274-8765 sprinkles.com V Thai Vegan — Casual all-vegan Thai spot for dine-in and take-out. 9907 ½ S Santa Monica Blvd. 310-553-1011 thaiveganbeverlyhills.com Urth Caffe — Traditional American fare and a full coffee bar. 267 S Beverly Dr. 310-205-9311 urthcaffe.com
BOY LE HEIG HT S V Cake Girl — Vegan and gluten-free bakery specializing in cakes, cupcakes, and baked donuts. 2100 E 1st St. 323-305-4623 hellocakegirl. com
BRENTWOOD A Votre Sante — Healthful options in a homey atmosphere. 13016 San Vicente Blvd. 310-4511813 avotresantela.com VEG Acai Nation — Acai bowls, smoothies, and more. 11740 San Vicente Blvd. 310-442-6655 acaination.com VEG Beaming — Juices, smoothies, and raw food. 131 S Barrington Ave. 310-299-7538. livebeaming.com Blu Jam Cafe — American fare with Euroinspired breakfast served all day. 12400 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 150. 424-256-2302 blujamcafe.com Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. 11640 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 103. 310-826-3549 earthbar.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 11740 San Vicente Blvd. 310-826-0777 freshbrothers.com Pizzana — Neapolitan thin-crust pizza and salads with vegan options. 11712 San Vicente Blvd. 310-481-7108 pizzana.com
V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 11682 San Vicente Blvd. 310442-9555 juicecrafters.com Kreation Organic Kafe — Healthful options including smoothies, juices, and plates. 11754 San Vicente Blvd. 424-372-3087 kreationjuice.com Kreation Organic Juicery — Healthful options including smoothies and juices. 151 S Barrington Pl. 310-476-9300 kreationjuice.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. Multiple locations. lepainquotidien.com Mama Hong’s Vietnamese Kitchen — Traditional Vietnamese fare with vegan options. 11819 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 106B. 310-3127881 mamahongs.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 11911 San Vicente Blvd. 424-341-6200 mendocinofarms.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. Multiple locations. pressedjuicery.com Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 11677 San Vicente Blvd. 310-872-2422 sweetgreen.com
B U R B AN K Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. 1723 N Victory Pl. 818-309-4288 blazepizza.com Flavor of India — Northern Indian fare with a lunch buffet. 161 E Orange Grove Ave. 818-5581199 flavorofindia.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 4005 W Riverside Dr. 818-858-1800 freshbrothers.com Grain Lab — Sandwiches, salads, and bowls with counter service vibes. 1737 N Victory Pl. 818841-8839 grainlabrestaurant.com Ike’s Love and Sandwiches — Creative sandwich shop with vegan options. 302 N San Fernando Blvd. 818-562-7223 loveandsandwiches.com JINYA Ramen Bar — Ramen bar with vegan options. 4011 W Riverside Dr. 818-238-9867 jinya-ramenbar.com PizzaRev — Custom pizzas in a casual atmosphere. 818-238-0149 pizzarev.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counter service spot featuring locally-sourced Mexican dishes. 1791 N Victory Pl. 818-840-9080 sharkys.com V Soup Goddess — Vegan soups, sandwiches, and more. 4001 W Riverside Dr. 747-241-8344 soupgoddessworld.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 325 N San Fernando Blvd. 818-333-8340 tendergreens.com Tony’s Darts Away — Pub offering a vegan menu, craft beer, and board games. 1710 W Magnolia Blvd. 818-253-1710 tonysda.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 4300 Riverside Dr. 818-588-4338 veggiegrill.com
World Empanadas — Empanadas in a casual setting. 1206 W Magnolia Blvd. 818-561-4999 worldempanadas.com
CAL ABASAS Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 4751 Commons Way. 818-225-7555 freshbrothers.com
CAVA — Build-your-own pitas, bowls, and salads in a counter-service setting. 9343 Culver Blvd. 323-230-5027 cava.com Co+opportunity Market & Deli — Health food store with cafe serving vegan options. 8770 Washington Blvd. 323-746-2899 coopportunity. com
VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 23500 Park Sorrento. 818-225-8985 pressedjuicery.com
Gaby’s Express — Mediterranean restaurant serving falafel, hummus, and more. 2901 S La Cienega Blvd. 310-202-8122, 12219 Jefferson Blvd. 310-306-9058 gabbysexpress.com
Pedalers Fork — Locally-sourced American food in a rustic atmosphere. 23504 Calabasas Rd. 818-225-8231 pedalersfork.com
VEG Ginger’s Divine Ice Cream — Ice cream shop with vegan options. 12550 W Washington Blvd. 424-285-0361 gingersicecreams.com
Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 4719 Commons Way. 747-444-5163 lepainquotidien.com
VEG Howling Juice — Cold-pressed, organic juices. 5879 Washington Blvd, Ste B. 323-8523637 howlingjuice.com
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VEG India Sweets & Spices — Indian grocery store with a counter service restaurant. 9409 Venice Blvd. 310-837-5286 indiacafeculvercity. com
V Fala Bar — Organic falafel, sandwiches, and salads. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-9126776 falabar.com VEG Follow Your Heart Market & Cafe — Healthy grocery store with attached vegetarian cafe. 21825 Sherman Way. 818-348-3240 followyourheart.com
Kay ’n Dave’s — Lard-free Mexican dishes with handmade corn tortillas and vegan options. 9341 Culver Blvd. 310-558-8100 kayndaves.com V LA Vegan — Eclectic plant-based meals in a casual setting. 4507 S Centinela Ave. 310-5749888 laveganthaiusa.com
VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-704-1296 pressedjuicery.com
Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery setting offering organic breads and light vegan options. 9901 Washington Blvd, Ste 102. 310-596-4863 lepainquotidien.com
V Vinh Loi Tofu — Vegan Vietnamese dishes and house-made tofu. 18625 Sherman Way, Ste 101. 818-996-9779 vinhloitofu.com
V Make Out — Vegan wraps, bowls, flatbreads, juices, and more. 9426 Washington Blvd. 310280-9355 matthewkenneycuisine.com/makeout
CENTURY CITY VEG Beaming — Juices, smoothies, and raw food. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-421-4500 livebeaming.com V Fala Bar — Organic falafel, sandwiches, and salads. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-274-3552 falabar.com V Lifehouse Tonics + Elixirs — Plant-based options to support good health. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-274-3386 lifehousetonics.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 1315. 424-245-4613 pressedjuicery.com VEG SunLife Organics — Juices, smoothies, coffee, and more. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 424278-1359 sunlifeorganics.com Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-683-4650 sweetgreen.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering locally-sourced, globally influenced sandwiches, salads, and light entrees. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 2990. 424-303-5844 tendergreens.com Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 2300. 424-255-6956 tocayaorganica.com
CULVER CITY Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. 4114 Sepulveda Blvd. 310-3400638 blazepizza.com
V Rising Hearts Bakery — Family-run bakery offering gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, and vegan options. 10836 Washington Blvd. 310-8151800 risingheartsbakery.com V Sage Vegan Bistro — All-vegan restaurant offering a variety of healthful dishes. 4130 Sepulveda Blvd. 424-228-5835 sageveganbistro.com VEG Samosa House East — Indian vegetarian food in a casual atmosphere. 10700 Washington Blvd. 310-559-6350 samosahouse. com VEG Sao Acai — Acai bowls and smoothies. 8850 Washington Blvd. 310-256-2615 saoacai. com V Shojin — Macrobiotic and vegan Japanese dishes. 12406 Washington Blvd. 310-390-0033 theshojin.com Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 8840 Washington Blvd. 310-660-7471 sweetgreen.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 9523 Culver Blvd. 310-842-8300 tendergreens.com Tree House Thai — Vegan-friendly Traditional Thai dishes in a casual environment. 10200 Venice Blvd. 310-558-8653 treehousethaila.com The Truck Stop — Counter service cafe serving breakfast and lunch. 9040 Lindblade St. 310204-0477 thefoodtruckstop.com VEG Van Leeuwen Ice Cream — Small batch ice cream shop with vegan options. 8850 Washington Blvd. 424-341-0850 vanleeuwenicecream.com VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
DOWN TOWN V Amazebowls — Acai bowls. 300 S Santa Fe Ave. 323-610-2099 amazebowls.com V Au Lac — Asian vegan eats in an upscale dining room. 710 W 1st St. 213-617-2533 aulac.com V Azla Vegan — Casual counter service spot specializing in Ethiopian fare. 3655 S Grand Ave. 213-745-7455 azlavegan.com V Beelman’s — Asian-inspired vegan pub food and a full bar. 600 S Spring St. 213-622-1022 beelmans.com Blu Jam Cafe — European-inspired American fare with breakfast served all day. 541 S Spring St, Ste 110. 213-266-8909 blujamcafe.com
Purgatory Pizza — Casual spot for regular and deep dish pizza with vegan options. 1326 E 1st St. 323-262-5310 eatpurgatorypizza.com Rakkan Ramen — Japanese ramen chain offering vegan options. 359 E 1st St. 213-6804166 rakkanusa.com Ramen Champ — Creative ramen dishes. 727 N Broadway, Ste 203. 213-266-0055 ramenhoodla. com V Ramen Hood — All-vegan ramen counter at Grand Central Market. 317 S Broadway, Ste C2. 718-213-7374 ramenchampla.com VEG Salt & Straw — Ice cream shop offering creative flavors made with farm-sourced ingredients. 829 E 3rd St. 213-988-7070 saltandstraw.com
Sqirl — Global-inspired breakfast and lunch fare. 720 N Virgil Ave, Ste 4. 323-284-8147 sqirlla. com
ECHO PAR K Brite Spot — Retro diner with vegan options. 1918 Sunset Blvd. 213-674-7780 britespotdiner. com V Cinnaholic — Vegan cinnamon roll shop with a large selection of toppings and frosting options. 2134 Sunset Blvd, Ste E. 323-844-3944 cinnaholic.com V Counterpart Deli — All-vegan deli. 1559 Echo Park Ave. 213-221-7198 counterpartdeli.com V Donut Farm — Organic vegan donut shop. 2609 Sunset Blvd, Ste 3905. 213-788-7549 vegandonut.farm
V Bodhi Bowl — All-vegan menu including bowls, wraps, sandwiches, and salads. 645 W 9th St, Ste 107. 213-622-6560 bodhibowlla.com
Scoops — Casual joint offering a variety of ice cream & gelato flavors & concoctions, with vegan options. 727 N Broadway, Ste 125. 323739-8675 instagram.com/scoopsbic
Border Grill — Creative twists on traditional Mexican dishes. 445 S. Figueroa St, Ste 100. 213486-5171 bordergrill.com
V Shojin — Macrobiotic and vegan Japanese dishes. 333 S Alameda St, Ste 310. 213-617-0305 theshojin.com
V Glowing Juices — Organic vegan juice shop and market. 1557 Echo Park Ave. 213-537-0680 glowingjuices.com
Burgerlords — Walk-up window offering burgers and fries. 943 N Broadway, Ste 102. 323405-4012 burgerlords.com
Soom Soom Fresh — Fast casual Mediterranean. 724 S Spring St. 323-743-8444 soomsoomfresh.com
V Lento Market — Casual vegan cafe. 1288 Sunset Blvd. 213-928-2169 lentomarketla.com
VEG Cafe Gratitude — Organic, mostly-vegan dishes served in a hip atmosphere. 300 S Santa Fe Ave. 213-929-5580 cafegratitude.com
Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 601 W 5th St. 213-2796900 sweetgreen.com
Corner Cantina — Mexican restaurant with vegan options. 630 W 6th St, Ste 116-B/C. 213-614-1900 cornercantinala.com
Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 505 W 6th St. 213873-1890 tendergreens.com
V Divine Dips Ice Creme — Vegan ice cream shop. 601 S Los Angeles. 213-265-7785 divinedipsicecreme.com VEG Donatsu — Vegan donuts and coffee. 330 E 2nd St, Ste C. 213-265-7545 instagram.com/ donatsudoughnuts V Donut Friend — 100% vegan donut shop. 543 S Broadway. 213-995-6191 donutfriend.com Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. 523 W 6th St. 213-263-0040 earthbar.com
V The Vegan Joint — Casual vegan restaurant with an eclectic menu. 707 E 10th St. 213-6249865 theveganjoint.com Urth Caffe — Traditional American fare and a full coffee bar. 451 S Hewitt St. 213-797-4534 urthcaffe.com VEG Van Leeuwen Ice Cream — Smallbatch ice cream shop with vegan options. 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Ste R. 213-625-0705 vanleeuwenicecream.com
Golden Road Brewing — Counter in Grand Central Market with vegan pub food options. 317 S Broadway. 213-628-3336 goldenroad.la
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 523 W 6th St. 213-905-4500 veggiegrill.com
JINYA Ramen Bar — Ramen bar with vegan options. 700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste B. 213-628-3736 jinya-ramenbar.com
VEG Wild Living Foods — Healthy plantbased fare. 760 S Main St. 213-266-8254 wildlivingfoods.com
V Localita & The Badasserie — Breakfast and lunch spot offering light vegan fare. 917 S Los Angeles St. 213-623-3223 localiyours.com
VEG Zinc Cafe & Market — Vegetarian and vegan fare in a relaxed atmosphere. 580 Mateo St. 323-825-5381 zinccafe.com
Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. Multiple locations. mendocinofarms.com
V Modern Times Dankness Dojo — Plantbased American food and craft beer in a funky, art-inspired space. 832 S Olive St. 213-878-7008 moderntimesbeer.com V PBJ.LA — Creative peanut butter and jam sandwiches. 317 S Broadway. 213-628-3410 pbj.la
V Organix — Upscale market with a vegan deli. 1731 Colorado Blvd. 323-254-0284 organixla.com Piencone — Wood-fired pizza, craft beer, and ice cream. 1958 Colorado Blvd. 323-274-4728 pienconepizza.com
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Pizzanista! — Pizza spot with vegan options. 2019 E. 7th Street. 213-627-1430 pizzanista.com
V BESTIES Vegan Paradise — All-vegan market. 4882 Fountain Ave. 929-456-4882 bestiesveganparadise.com
VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. Multiple locations. pressedjuicery.com
V Cruzer Pizza — Vegan pizza, cheese-stuffed breadsticks, pasta, and more. 5051 Hollywood Blvd. 323-666-0600 cruzerpizza.com
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VEG Elf Cafe — Mediterranean dishes made from organic, locally-sourced ingredients. 2135 Sunset Blvd. 213-484-6829 elfcafe.com
Masa of Echo Park — Chicago-style deep-dish pizzeria with vegan options. 1800 Sunset Blvd. 213-989-1558 masaofechopark.com Mohawk Bend — Craft beer and American food with vegan options. 2141 Sunset Blvd. 213483-2337 mohawk.la V Monty’s — Plant-based fast food in retro digs. 1533 W Sunset Blvd. 213-915-0257 montysgoodburger.com Roots & Rye — Create your own acai bowls. 2134 Sunset Blvd. 213-550-6933 ourrootsandrye. com V Sage Vegan Bistro — All-vegan restaurant offering a variety of healthful dishes. 1700 Sunset Blvd. 213-989-1718 sageveganbistro.com V Solar Return — Vintage shop serving raw vegan cheesecakes. 1461 1/2 Sunset Blvd. 323652-2165 solarreturnshop.com Tribal Cafe — Casual cafe and coffee shop serving acai bowls, salads, sandwiches, and more. 1651 W Temple St. 213-483-4458 tribalcafe. com V Yoga-urt — Dairy-free soft serve with toppings, plus shakes & floats. 2211 W Sunset Blvd. 213-318-5500 yoga-urt.com
GLENDALE V Green Corner Cafe — Small cafe offering organic, sustainable dishes. 604 W Glenoaks Blvd. 818-507-5003 organicgreencornercafe.net Lemon Zest Cafe — Mediterranean cuisine, counter service style. 109 N Chevy Chase Dr, Ste A. 818-396-4755 lemonzestcafe.net Link N Hops — Pub food with vegan options. 3111 Glendale Blvd. 323-426-9049 linknhops.com Pizza Boy — Pizza spot with vegan options. 1321 E Colorado St. 818-247-5555 pizzaboy.us VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 132 Caruso Ave. 818-247-2034 pressedjuicery.com
Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 145 N Brand Blvd. 818-459-4850 tendergreens.com VEG Wanderlust Creamery — Globally-inspired ice cream shop with vegan options. 3134 Glendale Blvd. 213-505-3905 wanderlustcreamery.com V Yoga-urt — Dairy-free soft serve with toppings, plus shakes & floats. 1407 W Kenneth Rd. 818-545-3880 yoga-urt.com
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Locali — Casual spot for vegan and glutenfree options. 5825 Franklin Ave. 323-466-1360. localiyours.com Lucifers Pizza — Quirky, casual pizza spot with vegan options. 6104 W Sunset Blvd. 323-319-3132 luciferspizza.com M Cafe — Macrobiotic mostly vegan cafe. 7119 Melrose Ave. 323-525-0588 mcafedechaya.com VEG Open Source Organics — Juices, smoothies, and raw options. 7107 Sunset Blvd. 323-806-2072 facebook.com/ opensourceorganics
Amara Kitchen — Organic American fare with gluten-free and paleo-friendly options. 519 N Avenue 64. 323-255-2220 amarakitchen.com
Pink’s Hot Dogs — Hot dog stand offering a vegan dog. 709 N La Brea Ave. 323-931-4223 pinkshollywood.com
Block Party Highland Park — Neighborhood bar hosting weekly vegan pop-ups. 5052 York Blvd. 323-741-2747 blockpartyhlp.com
VEG Press Brothers Juicery & Kitchen — Juices, smoothies, and salads. 5913 Franklin Ave. 323-822-5062 pressbrothersjuicery.com
Belle’s Bagels — Bagel shop with Blode Kuh vegan cream cheese. 5043 York Blvd. 323-2089408 bellesbagels.com
VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. Multiple locations. pressedjuicery.com
V Donut Friend — 100% vegan donut shop. 5107 York Blvd. 213-995-6191 donutfriend.com
VEG Salt & Straw — Ice cream shop offering creative flavors made with farm-sourced ingredients. 240 N Larchmont Blvd. 323-4660485 saltandstraw.com
V Hinterhof — All-vegan German restaurant and beer garden. 4939 York Blvd. 323-739-0209 hinterhofla.com VEG Kitchen Mouse — Vegetarian spot offering healthful options in a counter-serve setting. 5904 N Figueroa St. 323-259-9555 kitchenmousela.com Scoops — Casual joint offering a variety of ice cream & gelato flavors & concoctions, with vegan options. 5105 York Blvd. 323-906-2649 instagram.com/scoopsbic
H O L LYWO O D & L A R C H MO N T Blu Jam Cafe — European-inspired American fare with breakfast served all day. 7371 Melrose Ave. 323-951-9191 blujamcafe.com VEG Cafe Gratitude — Organic, mostly-vegan dishes served in a hip atmosphere. 639 N Larchmont Blvd. 323-580-6383 cafegratitude. com V Cocobella Creamery — Allergy-friendly ice cream shop. 1253 Vine St, Ste 12. 323-848-4672 cocobellacreamery.com V Doomie’s Home Cookin’ — Vegan comfort food in a casual atmosphere. 1253 Vine St, Ste 9. 323-469-4897 facebook.com/ doomieshomecookin V Doomie’s NextMex — Plant-based Mexican food in a casual setting. 1253 Vine St, Ste 8. 323645-7054 instagram.com/doomiesnextmex V Erin McKenna’s Bakery — NYC import offering vegan and gluten-free baked goods. 236 N Larchmont Blvd. 323-463-2023 erinmckennasbakery.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 1923 N Bronson Ave. 323-962-6262 freshbrothers.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 6247 Hollywood Blvd. 323498-5585 juicecrafters.com V Lifehouse Tonics + Elixirs — Juices, probiotics, and smoothies. 7515 Sunset Blvd. 323-378-5691 lifehousetonics.com
Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 6115 Sunset Blvd. 323498-5558 sweetgreen.com Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 6550 Sunset Blvd. 323-472-5802 tocayaorganica.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 6290 Sunset Blvd. 323-382-0380 tendergreens.com Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts — Coffee and donut shop from actor Danny Trejo. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd. 323-462-4600 trejosdonuts.com
KOREATOWN Gogobop — Quick service Korean restaurant with vegan options. 3456 Wilshire Blvd. 213-3851089 gogobop.com V Monty’s Good Burger — Plant-based fast food in retro digs. 516 S Western Ave. 909-2590652 montysgoodburger.com My Thai — Vegan-friendly Thai spot serving faux meats. 3407 W 6th St. 213-738-8849 mythaikoreatown.com Slurpin’ Ramen Bar — Ramen bar with vegan options. 3500 W 8th St. 213-338-1706 slurpinramenbar.us
LEIM ERT PARK Earle’s Restaurant — Hot dog restaurant with vegan options. 3864 Crenshaw Blvd. 323-2992867 earlesrestaurant.com
LONG BEAC H V Ahimsa Vegan Cafe — Relaxed spot with healthful vegan options, board games, and coffee. 340 E 4th St. 562-435-7113 ahimsavegancafe.com Baba Ghanouj — Lebanese fare. 4276 Atlantic Ave. 562-424-4567 babaghanoujrestaurant.com Berlin Bistro — Cozy coffeehouse serving up light, eclectic dishes. 420 E 4th St. 562-435-0600 berlinbistro.com Blue Bird Sushi — Sushi spot with a vegan menu. 1532 E Broadway. 562-676-4155 instagram.com/blue_bird_sushi Cafe Ambrosia — Greek-Mediterranean fare. 1923 E Broadway. 562-432-1098 cafeambrosialongbeach.com V Hug Life — Dairy-free ice cream shop. 2707 E 4th St. 562-343-5991 huglifeicecream.com
Trejo’s Tacos — Taqueria with Californiainspired leanings. 1556 N Cahuenga Blvd. 323461-8226 trejostacos.com
V I Love Vegan — All-vegan classic Thai cuisine. 2264 Pacific Ave. 562-981-8700 iloveveganlongbeach.com
VEG Van Leeuwen Ice Cream — Small-batch ice cream shop with vegan options. 5915 Franklin Ave. 323-745-0577 vanleeuwenicecream.com
Lola’s Mexican Cuisine — Family-recipe Mexican food with vegan options. Multiple locations. lolasmexicancuisine.com
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 6374 Sunset Blvd, Ste A. 323-962-3354 veggiegrill.com VEG Welltopia — Healthful options with no refined sugar. 1716 N Highland Ave. 323-8484602 welltopiausa.com
INGLEWOOD Emma Habesha Restaurant — Ethiopian restaurant with vegan options. 726 N La Brea Ave. 424-331-5650 emmahabesharestaurant. com V Equelecua Cuban Cafe — Vegan Cuban restaurant. 1120 W Florence Ave. 323-741-2822 equelecuacafe.com Karuba’s Yardy Kitchen — Jamaican fare. 1300 Centinela Ave. 424-312-1055 facebook.com/ yardykitchen V Stuff I Eat — Mostly organic vegan cuisine. 114 N Market St. 310-671-0115 stuffieat.com
VEG Paradis — Ice cream shop with vegan options. 5305 E 2nd St. 562-438-8580 paradis-icecream.com Pizzanista! — Pizza spot with vegan options. 1837 E 7th St. 562-591-6929 pizzanista.com PizzaRev — Custom pizzas in a casual atmosphere. 7551B Carson Blvd. 562-420-7908 pizzarev.com V Plant Power Fast Food — Vegan fast food. 5095 Pacific Coast Hwy. 562-343-5045 plantpowerfastfood.com V Seabirds Kitchen — Seasonally inspired vegan small plates, tacos, entrees, and desserts. 975 E 4th St. 562-317-5545 seabirdskitchen.com VEG Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine — Vegetarian spot offering an all-steamed menu utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 801 E 3rd St. 562-307-9526 steamedcuisine.com Sura Korean BBQ — Vegan-friendly Korean restaurant. 621 Atlantic Ave. 562-495-7872 surakbbq.com Sweet Retreat Donuts — Donut shop with vegan options. 924 Pacific Coast Hwy. 562-6120506 facebook.com/sweetretreatdonuts VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
V The Grain Cafe — Vegan sandwiches, pizza, burritos, and more. 4403 E 4th St. 562-386-2922 graincafeonline.com
Malibu Farm Pier Cafe — California fare made from local ingredients. 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310-456-1112 malibu-farm.com
V Lotus Vegan — Vegan versions of traditional Thai fare. 4715 Lankershim Blvd. 818-760-8088 lotusveganla.com
V Under the Sun — Healthful options, including raw food and smoothies. 244 E 3rd St. 562-9127500 underthesunlb.com
VEG SunLife Organics — Juices, smoothies, coffee, and more. Multiple locations. sunlifeorganics.com
MOD Pizza — Build-your-own with vegan options. 5300 Lankershim Blvd, Ste 103. 818-2557425 modpizza.com
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 6451 Pacific Coast Hwy. 562-430-4986 veggiegrill.com Wok N Roll — Chinese restaurant for takeout or delivery. 4756 Pacific Coast Hwy. 562-597-8783 woknrolllongbeach.com
LO S F E L I Z V Green Leaves Vegan — Eclectic vegan eats. 1769 Hillhurst Ave. 323-664-2345 glvegan.com V Honeybee Burger — Bright all-vegan counter-serve restaurant serving burgers, fries, and soft serve. 1820 N Vermont Ave. 323-4526500 honeybeeburger.com Lucifers Pizza — Quirky, casual pizza spot with creative options. 1958 Hillhurst Ave. 323-9068603 luciferspizza.com
MI D- C ITY & MI D-WI L S H I R E 6th & La Brea — Modern brewpub serving craft beer and vegan-friendly fare. 600 S La Brea Ave. 323-998-8565 6thlabrea.com Black Dog Coffee — Coffee shop with a full menu, including vegan options. 5657 Wilshire Blvd. 323-933-1976 blackdogcoffee.com Founders Ale House — Craft beer and American scratch-style fare with vegan options. 8771 Pico Blvd. 424-777-0079 foundersalehouse. com V The Grain Cafe — Vegan sandwiches, pizza, burritos, and more. 4222 W Pico Blvd. 323-9314034 graincafeonline.com V Green Table Cafe — All-vegan cafe serving juice, smoothies, coffee, bowls, salads, raw options, and more. 5998 W Pico Blvd. 323-4244129 greentablecafe.com VEG Milky’s Frozen Yogurt — Frozen yogurt shop with vegan options. 1429 S Robertson Blvd. 424-354-3197 milkys-frozenyogurt.com Powerplant Superfood Cafe — Cafe offering vegan and gluten-free options. 5671 Pico Blvd. 323-965-2233 powerplantsuperfoodcafe.com V Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine — Ethiopian fare in a laid-back atmosphere. 1047 S Fairfax Ave. 323-937-8401 rahelvegancuisine.com Spare Tire — Pub serving vegan options including the Impossible Burger. 5370 Wilshire Blvd. 323-823-4890 sparetirepub.com
M A L IBU Chipotle — Fast food spot offering build-yourown Mexican fare. 3822 Cross Creek Rd. 424644-2184 chipotle.com John’s Garden — Light fare with outdoor seating. 3835 Cross Creek Rd. 310-456-8377 johnsgardenmalibu.com VEG Le Cafe De La Plage — Small batch ice cream shop with vegan options. 29169 Heathercliff Rd, Ste 112. 310-457-3380 lecafedelaplagemalibu.com
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MARINA D EL REY & PL AYA VISTA Brennan’s — Pub food and live music. 4089 Lincoln Blvd. 424-443-5119 brennansla.com Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-8232626 earthbar.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 4772 ½ Admiralty Way. 310-823-3800 freshbrothers.com Gaby’s Express — Mediterranean restaurant serving falafel, hummus, and more. 3216 Washington Blvd. 310-823-7299 gabbysexpress.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 4260 Lincoln Blvd. 310-5789000 juicecrafters.com Kreation Organic Juicery — Healthful options including smoothies and juices. 4716 Admiralty Way. 310-822-1220 kreationjuice.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-776-6985 lepainquotidien.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 4724 Admiralty Way. 310-822-2300 mendocinofarms.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Organic, locally sourced Mexican fare offered counter service style. 4371 Glencoe Ave. 310-301-4441 sharkys.com Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 4700 Admiralty Way. 310-340-6880 sweetgreen.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 13455 Maxella Ave. 310-827-3777 tendergreens.com
Ruby’s Shake Shop — Diner-style American food. Sun-Thurs 8a-11p, Fri 8a-12a, closed Sat. 5072 Lankershim Blvd. 818-747-2070 rubys.com The Rustic Spoon — Creative Thai dishes with vegan offerings. 4384 Lankershim Blvd. 818754-8998 therusticspoon.com The Federal NoHo — Pub food in a trendy setting. 5303 Lankershim Blvd. 818-980-2555 thefederalnoho.com V True Earth Vegan — Light fare with a raw and vegan menu. 11044 W Magnolia. 818-7531500 facebook.com/trueearthvegan
PACIFIC PALIS ADES VEG Acai Nation — Organic acai bowls, smoothies, and other healthful options. 857 Vía De La Paz. 310-459-4499 juicyladies.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 15324 Antioch St. 310-4594200 juicecrafters.com VEG Juicy Ladies — Organic juice bar and cafe. 17361 Sunset Blvd. 424-268-4557 juicyladies.com
PALM S Gaby’s Express — Mediterranean restaurant serving falafel, hummus, and more. 10445 Venice Blvd. 310-559-1808 gabbysexpress.com V Julie Goes Green — Vegan restaurant serving pizza, pasta dishes, and more. 11140 Palms Blvd. 310-398-4620 juliegoesgreen.com Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine — Casual spot serving cuisine from Nepal and Tibet. 10855 Venice Blvd. 310-836-9696 tarashimalayancuisine.com V The Vegan Joint — Casual vegan restaurant with an eclectic menu. 10438 National Blvd. 310559-1357 theveganjoint.com
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V Thai Vegan — Casual all-vegan Thai spot. 2928 Washington Blvd. 310-305-1003 thaieastwindca.com
Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. Multiple locations. blazepizza. com
Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 12150 Millennium Dr, Ste 101. 424-289-6105 tocayaorganica.com
CAVA — Build-your-own pitas, bowls, and salads in a counter-service setting. 345 S Lake Ave. 626-389-8775 cava.com
N O RTH HOLLYWOOD Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. 13075 Victory Blvd. 818-483-6819 blazepizza.com Cali Fresh Mexican Grill — Mexican spot offering a vegan menu including the Impossible Burger. 8015 Lankershim Blvd. 818962-3131 califreshmex.com District Pub — Pub food with vegan options and craft beer. 5249 Lankershim Blvd. 818-7327319 districtpubnoho.com HealthyCA — Healthful offerings with vegan options. 4724 Lankershim Blvd. 818-505-1035. healthyca.us V Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen — Vegan takes on traditional Cajun dishes. 12900 Victory Blvd. 818308-6166 krimseys.com
VEG Cookies & Cream — Ice cream shop with creative flavors & vegan options. 1010 ½ Fair Oaks Ave. 626-695-3547 cookiesandcreamsouthpas.com Father Nature — Mediterranean dishes in a casual setting. 17 N De Lacey Ave. 626-568-9811 fathernaturelavashwraps.com V Green Earth Vegan Cuisine — Globallyinspired vegan fare. 37 S Fair Oaks Ave. 626-5840268 greenearthvegan.com Kreation Organic Juicery — Healthful options including smoothies and juices. 167 S Lake Ave. 626-314-3407 kreationjuice.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 88 W Colorado Blvd, Ste 102. 626-396-0814. lepainquotidien. com
Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 238 S Lake Ave. 626773-3140 mendocinofarms.com V My Vegan Restaurant — Asian-inspired vegan fare. 633 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 3. 626-5789017 myveganrestaurant.com VEG Namaste Spiceland — Indian grocery store and restaurant. 270 N Hill Ave. 626-3455514 namasteindianspicelandpasadena.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 345 S Lake Ave, Ste 110. 818-928-3300 nekterjuicebar.com V One Veg World — Casual vegan restaurant. 950 E Colorado Blvd, Ste 104. 626-744-3141 onevegworld.net VEG Orean’s The Health Express — Casual vegetarian comfort food spot with vegan options. 817 N Lake Ave. 626-765-9638 VEG Paradis Ice Cream — Ice cream shop with vegan options. 16 S Fair Oaks Ave. 626-639-3060 paradis-icecream.com Pitfire Pizza — Trendy chain offering creative pizzas, pasta, and paninis. 730 S Arroyo Pkwy. 626-376-9005 pitfirepizza.com PizzaRev — Custom pizzas in a casual atmosphere. 3455 E Foothill Blvd. 626-351-3202 pizzarev.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 59 E Colorado Blvd. 626-696-3593 pressedjuicery. com V Real Food Daily — All-vegan restaurant with organic, healthful options. 899 E Del Mar Blvd. 626-844-8900 realfood.com V Sage Vegan Bistro — All-vegan restaurant offering a variety of healthful dishes. 41 Hugus Alley. 626-564-8111 sageveganbistro.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counter service spot featuring locally-sourced Mexican dishes. 841 Cordova St. 626-568-3500 sharkys. com VEG SunLife Organics — Juices, smoothies, coffee, and more. 146 S Lake Ave, Ste 103. 626765-9662 sunlifeorganics.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 621 E Colorado Blvd. 626-405-1511 tendergreens.com V The Pizza Plant — Vegan pizza spot for pickup and delivery. 55 S Madison Ave. 424-3411969 thepizzaplant.com The Terrace — California-inspired dishes complete with a view. 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave. 626585-6218 langhamhotels.com Tibet Nepal House — Nepalese-Tibetan fare with vegan options. 36 E Holly St. 626-585-0955 tibetnepalhouse.com Trejo’s Cantina — Taqueria with Californiainspired leanings. 37 S El Molino Ave. 626-7924441 trejostacos.com True Food Kitchen — Light, healthful fare with vegan options. 168 W Colorado Blvd. 626-6396818 truefoodkitchen.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 200 S Lake Ave. 626-535-9561 veggiegrill.com
S AN GABRIEL VALLEY VEG An Lac Hanh — Vietnamese vegetarian food. 9611 Garvey Ave, South El Monte, CA. 626442-8868 VEG Happy Family Restaurant — Chineseinspired plant-based dishes. 500 N Atlantic Blvd, Ste 171, Monterey Park, CA. 626-282-8986 happyfamilymotereypark.com VEG Lunar Feast Veggie Cuisine — Creative Chinese vegetarian and vegan dishes. 3643 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA. 626-569-9888 bodhiveggiecuisine.com Mahan Indian Restaurant — Indian curries, tandoori dishes, biryani, and more in a casual setting. 110 W Main St, Alhambra, CA. 626-4586299 mahanindianla.com VEG Thien Tam Vegetarian Restaurant — Traditional Vietnamese fare with strip mall convenience. 10345 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA. 626-579-1050 VEG Vege Paradise — Healthful Chinese options. 140 W Valley Blvd, Ste 222, San Gabriel, CA. 626-280-5998 vegeparadise.biz V Veggie Life Restaurant — Vietnamese vegan fare. 9324 Garvey Ave, South El Monte, CA. 626443-8687 vegeparadise.biz
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V Golden Mean Cafe — Light vegan fare served with eco-conscious vibes. 1028 Wilshire Blvd. 310-393-6500 goldenmeancafe.com Grey Block Pizza — Creative pizzas with vegan and gluten-free options. 1811 Pico Blvd. 310-3142777 greyblockpizza.com Hummus Bar Express — Mediterranean fare in a communal table environment. 1333 3rd Street Promenade. 310-260-1994 hummusbarexpress.com JINYA Ramen Bar — Ramen bar with vegan options. 2400 Main St. 310-392-4466 jinyaramenbar.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 2811 Ocean Park Blvd. 310399-5500 juicecrafters.com Kreation Organic Kafe — Healthful options including smoothies, juices, and plates. 1023 Montana Ave. 310-458-4880 kreationjuice.com Kye’s — Health-conscious eatery with handheld options. 1518 Montana Ave. 310-3955937 kyesmontana.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 316 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-393-6800 lepainquotidien.com Literati Cafe — Counter-serve coffee shop with light fare. 12081 Wilshire Blvd. 310-231-7484 literaticafe.com
V AVO Cafe — Organic and vegan, breakfast and lunch. 306 Pico Blvd. 424-387-8211 allveganorganic.com
VEG Main Squeeze — Organic juices and smoothies in a contemporary setting. 2727 Main St. 310-399-9914 mainsqueeze.la
VEG Backyard Bowls — Acai bowls, smoothies, and more. 1317 7th St, Ste A. 310-260-9935 backyardbowls.com
Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 631 Wilshire Blvd. 310-395-5273 mendocinofarms.com
VEG Beaming — Juices, smoothies, and raw food. 1426 Montana Ave. 310-299-7622 livebeaming.com CAVA — Build-your-own pitas, bowls, and salads in a counter-service setting. 1318 2nd St, Ste A. 310-237-5591 cava.com
VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 1422 2nd St. 310-862-8585 nekterjuicebar.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 2409 Main St. 424-280-4238 pressedjuicery.com
VEG Chandni — Vegetarian Indian restaurant offering vegan options and a lunch buffet. 1909 Wilshire Blvd. 310-828-7060 chandnivegrestaurant.com
V Rejuice — Organic juices, smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. 3238 Pico Blvd. 310-399-0001 reujuicela.com
Chipotle — Fast food spot offering build-yourown Mexican fare. Multiple locations. chipotle. com
VEG Samosa House — Indian vegetarian food in a casual atmosphere. 2301 Main St. 310-3140821 samosahouse.com
Co+opportunity Market & Deli — Health food store with hot bar. 1525 Broadway. 310-451-8902 coopportunity.com
V Satdha — Contemporary plant-based Thai spot with faux meats and seafood. 2218 Lincoln Blvd. 310-450-6999 satdhakitchen.com
DK’s Donuts — Donut shop with select vegan options. 1614 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-829-2512 dksdonuts.com
Sunny Blue — Japanese rice balls in ecoconscious setting. 2728 Main St. 310-399-9030 sunnyblueinc.com
Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. Multiple locations. earthbar.com
SuperFood Cafe — Health-focused cafe with light vegan fare. 530 Wilshire Blvd. 310-319-9100 superfoodcafe.org
V Erin McKenna’s — NYC import offering vegan and gluten-free baked goods. 1415 Montana Ave. 855-462-2292 erinmckennasbakery.com
Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 1343 4th St. 424-7448321 sweetgreen.com
Flower Child — Healthful options in a boho setting. 1332 2nd St. 310-382-2901 iamaflowerchild.com
Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine — Casual spot serving cuisine from Nepal and Tibet. 262 26th St. 424-744-8948 tarashimalayancuisine.com
Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 1447 Lincoln Blvd. 310656-6888 freshbrothers.com
Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 201 Arizona Ave. 310-587-2777 tendergreens.com
V Frozen Fruit Co — Plant-based ice cream made with natural ingredients. 729 Montana Ave, Suite 2. 424-744-8860 frozenfruitco.com
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V Thai Vegan — Casual 100% vegan Thai spot. 2400 Main St. 310-581-4255 thaivegansantamonica.com
Nesmon Cafe — Farm-to-table breakfast and lunch with a vegan menu. 13333 Ventura Blvd. 818-855-8818 nesmoncafe.com
V Thai Vegan II — Casual 100% vegan Thai spot. 2315 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-252-9600 thaivegansantamonica.com
V O’cado — Plant-based American fusion with Mediterranean and Latin inspired dishes. 14568 Ventura Blvd. 818-380-0005 ocadola.com
The Hive — Organic juices, kombucha, and bowls. 606 Broadway, Ste 102. 310-899-6298 theplacetobesm.com
VEG Paradis Ice Cream — Frozen treats with vegan options. 14512 Ventura Blvd. 818-650-8116 paradis-icecream.com
Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 507 Wilshire Blvd. 424-268-8219 tocayaorganica.com
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counterservice Mexican restaurant utilizing locally sourced ingredients. 13238 Burbank Blvd. 818785-2533 sharkys.com
True Food Kitchen — Health-conscious fare in a relaxed setting. 395 Santa Monica Place, Ste 172. 310-593-8300 truefoodkitchen.com TUMBI Craft Indian Kitchen — Indian food with a modern twist. 115 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-8297200 tumbibar.com Urth Caffe — Traditional American fare and a full coffee bar. 2327 Main St. 310-314-7040 urthcaffe.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 2025 Wilshire Blvd. 310-829-1155 veggiegrill.com
S H ER M A N OAKS , VA N N UYS , & E N CI N O Blu Jam Cafe — European-inspired American fare with breakfast served all day. 15045 Ventura Blvd. 818-906-1955 blujamcafe.com Bluebird Brasserie — Belgium restaurant and brewery with vegan options. 13730 Ventura Blvd. 818-849-6970 bluebirdbrasserie.com Chipotle — Build-your-own Mexican fare, including burritos, tacos, and bowls. Multiple locations. chipotle.com Dough Girl Pizza — Laid-back shop offering pizzas with unusual toppings. 16851 Victory Blvd. 818-373-7300 doughgirl.pizza Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. Multiple locations. earthbar.com VEG Greenhouse Juice Bar — Juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. 113569 Ventura Blvd. 818-582-3967 greenhousela.com VEG Happy Days Cafe — Cafe offering espresso drinks and vegan churros. 14552 Ventura Blvd. 818-809-2554 happydayscafe.com V Juice Budz — Juices, cleanses, smoothies, and acai bowls. 4341 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-8551751 juicebudz.com V Juice Crafters — Trendy juice bar with raw drinks and cleanses. 14550 Ventura Blvd. 818305-4844 juicecrafters.com Kung Pao China Bistro — Casual Chinese spot serving up faux-meat options to traditional dishes. 15025 Ventura Blvd. 818-788-1689 kungpaochinabistro.net Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 14141 Ventura Blvd. 818-205-9744 mendocinofarms.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 14006 Riverside Dr, Ste 122. 818-465-3066 nekterjuicebar.com
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VEG Sonny’s Amazing Italian Ices & Cremes — Small batch ice cream shop with strip mall convenience. 15030 Ventura Blvd, Ste 17. 818855-1587 sonnysamazingices.com Sweet Butter Kitchen — Light breakfast and lunch fare with adjoining market. 13824 Ventura Blvd. 818-788-2832 sweetbutterkitchen.com V VeStation Urban Organic Kitchen — Vegan options with a Pan-Asian twist. 14435 Ventura Blvd. 818-784-8388 vestation.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 16542 Ventura Blvd. 818-788-2621 veggiegrill.com
SILVERL AKE Blue Star Donuts — Minimalist cafe for takeout brioche donuts. 3438 Sunset Blvd. 323-9226074 bluestardonuts.com V by Chloe — House made vegan burgers, baked fries, and dairy-free ice cream. 2520 Glendale Blvd. 424-675-7617 eatbychloe.com California Sun — Midwestern-style pizza spot with vegan options. 3903 Sunset Blvd. 323-8002456 calsun.la V Dayglow — Coffee shop serving non-dairy drinks and vegan donuts. 3206 Sunset Blvd. 312576-6636 dayglow.coffee V Flore Vegan — Neighborhood vibes with extensive vegan menu and gluten-free options. 3818 Sunset Blvd. 323-953-0611 florevegan.com
SOUTH BAY Blaze Pizza — Counter service pizza chain with vegan options. Multiple locations. blazepizza. com Blue Star Donuts — Take-out spot for brioche donuts. 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Ste D-118. 310-545-2187 bluestardonuts.com Chipotle — Build-your-own Mexican fare, including burritos, tacos, and bowls. Multiple locations. chipotle.com Cosmic Brewery — Vegan-friendly brewery hosting vegan pop-ups. 20316 Gramercy Pl. 424259-2337 cosmicbrewery.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. Multiple locations. freshbrothers.com VEG The Green Temple — Farm to table vegetarian and vegan cuisine. 1700 S Catalina Ave, Ste 103. 310-944-4525 greentemple.net Honda Japanese Restaurant — Casual spot for sushi with vegan options. 3629 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310-373-8272 Mama Says — Healthful options for wraps, salads, and ciabattas. 2621 Pacific Coast Hwy. 424-263-5682 mamasays.net VEG M & Love Cafe — Gluten-free cafe serving bagels, sandwiches, sweets, and more. 3319 Highland Ave. 424-247-8998 mloveeat.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 1840 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 100. 424-218-4400 mendocinofarms. com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. Multiple locations. pressedjuicery.com Rakkan Ramen — Japanese ramen chain offering vegan options. 629 S Pacific Coast Hwy. 310-543-0586 rakkanusa.com RICE — Japanese spot serving sushi, ramen, and more. 820 Manhattan Ave, Ste 105. 310-7987722 ricemb.com
VEG Jewel — American comfort food and Asian mash-ups over fried rice in a retro-style setting. 654 N Hoover St. 323-522-6927 jewel-la.com
Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. Multiple locations. tendergreens.com
VEG Magpies Softserve — Soft serve with vegan options. 12660 Griffith Park Blvd. 323486-7094 magpiessoftserve.com
V The Grain Cafe — Vegan sandwiches, pizza, burritos, and more. 713 N Pacific Coast Hwy. 424-304-2694 graincafeonline.com
V My Vegan Gold — Eclectic plant-based menu with an Asian twist. 4319 Sunset Blvd. 323-5226500 myvegangold.com
Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 850 S Sepulveda Blvd. 424-352-0876 tocayaorganica.com
V Little Pine — Musician Moby’s woodsy-vibed vegan spot offering Mediterranean fare. 2870 Rowena Ave. 323-741-8148 littlepinerestaurant. com
True Food Kitchen — Health-conscious dishes in a relaxed setting. 860 S CA-1, Ste 100. 310-4697725 truefoodkitchen.com
Silverlake Ramen — Casual Japanese noodle bar. 2927 Sunset Blvd. 323-660-8100 silverlakeramen.com Spoke Bicycle Cafe — Bike rental and repair shop offering sandwiches and beer, with breakfast served all day. 3050 N Coolidge Ave. 323-684-1130 spokebicyclecafe.com VEG Van Leeuwen Ice Cream — Small-batch ice cream shop with vegan options. 2925 Sunset Blvd. 323-522-3456 vanleeuwenicecream.com
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. Multiple locations. veggiegrill.com
STUD IO CI TY Bluestone Lane — Coffee shop offering vegan baked goods. 12186 Ventura Blvd. 718-374-6858 bluestonelane.com Chipotle — Build-your-own burritos, tacos, and bowls. 12175 Ventura Blvd. 818-508-0190 chipotle.com
Chop Stop — Customizable salads, bowls, and wraps. 11990 Ventura Blvd. 818-308-7870 chopstop.com VEG Fatamorgana Gelato — Italian gelato shop offering vegan flavors. 12021 Ventura Blvd. 818-606-0273 gelateriafatamorgana.com Gangadin — Indian fare with vegan dishes. 12067 Ventura Pl. 818-509-0722 gangadin.com Gokoku Vegetarian Ramen Shop — Japanese spot for build-your-own ramen and vegan plates. 4147 Lankershim Blvd. 818-505-8113 gokokuvegetarianramen.com V H.O.P.E. — Vegan Thai options with faux meats. 11943 Ventura Blvd. 818-506-9015 eatwithhope.com Hugo’s — California-inspired American fare with vegan options. 12851 Riverside Dr. 818-7618985 hugosrestaurant.com Hugo’s Tacos — Mexican dishes counter service style. 4749 Coldwater Canyon Ave. 818-762-7771 hugostacos.com JINYA Ramen Bar — Ramen bar with vegan options. 11239 Ventura Blvd. 818-980-3977 jinya-ramenbar.com V Kale & Quinoa Vegan Cafe — Salads, wraps, and other light fare. 11044 Ventura Blvd. 818308-6495 kalequinoavegancafe.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and vegan options. 13045 Ventura Blvd. 818-986-1929 lepainquotidien.com VEG Leonor’s Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant — Traditional vegetarian Mexican cuisine. 12445 Moorpark St, Ste C. 818-762-0660 leonorsstudiocity.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 11960 Ventura Blvd. 818-432-5750 mendocinofarms.com VEG Naturewell — Juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. 11925 Ventura Blvd, Ste A. 818-358-4338 naturewell2.com PizzaRev — Custom pizzas in a casual atmosphere. 12103 Ventura Blvd. 818-505-1748 pizzarev.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 13033 Ventura Blvd, Ste B. 818-784-8255 pressedjuicery.com V Raw Junkies — Juice and smoothie bar. 12930 Ventura Blvd, Ste 114. 818-747-3641 facebook.com/rawjunkies Royalty Juice Bar & Cafe — Juices and other light fare. 11948 Ventura Blvd. 818-762-1140 royaltyjuicebarandcafe.com Sattdown Jamaican Grill — Caribbean cuisine offering vegan options. 11320 Ventura Blvd. 818766-3696 sattdownjamaicangrill.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counter service spot featuring locally-sourced Mexican dishes. 12905 Ventura Blvd. 818-623-8000 sharkys.com VEG Salt & Straw — Ice cream shop offering creative flavors made with farm-sourced ingredients. 12180 ½ Ventura Blvd. 818-358-2890 saltandstraw.com V SunCafe — Raw, vegan options. 10820 Ventura Blvd. 818-927-4100 suncafe.com
Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 12050 Ventura Blvd. 818-432-7800 tendergreens.com Tuning Fork — Locavore gastropub with vegan options. 12051 Ventura Pl. 818-623-0734 tuningforkla.com Urban Ramen — Japanese noodle soups. 7300 Sunset Blvd. 323-512-6077 urbanramen.com VEG Vegetable — Vegetarian and vegan dishes, utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 3711 Cahuenga Blvd. 818-754-1149 vegetablela.com Voodoo Doughnut — Creative donuts with vegan options in a quirky setting. 100 Universal City Plaza. 818-622-6646 voodoodoughnut.com
TARZ ANA Blu Jam Cafe — European-inspired American fare, with breakfast served all day. 18700 Ventura Blvd, Ste 140. 747-265-6891 blujamcafe. com Chipotle — Build-your-own burritos, tacos, and bowls. 18700 Ventura Blvd, Ste 130. 818-514-2844 chipotle.com V Garden Wok — Traditional Chinese dishes utilizing faux meats. 6117 Reseda Blvd, Ste B. 818-881-8886 yihting429.wixsite.com/ gardenwok Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counterserve Mexican fare utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 5511 Reseda Blvd. 818-881-8760 sharkys.com Ubatuba Acai — Acai bowls. 18641 Ventura Blvd. 818-207-8060 ubatubaacai.com VEG Magpies Softserve — Soft serve dessert shop with vegan options. 18971 Ventura Blvd. 747-254-4235 magpiessoftserve.com VEG Wanderlust Creamery — Globallyinspired ice cream shop with vegan options. 18511 Ventura Blvd. 818-774-9888 wanderlustcreamery.com
TOPANGA Cafe Mimosa — Light breakfast and lunch fare with vegan options. 395 S Topanga Canyon Blvd. 310-455-4341 cafemimosa.info Inn of the Seventh Ray — Californian-inspired cuisine, utilizing organic, seasonal ingredients. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. 310-455-1311 innoftheseventhray.com Tender Greens — Globally influenced plates, sandwiches, and salads made with locallysourced ingredients. 6344 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-878-8607 tendergreens.com Topanga Living Cafe — Smoothies, sandwiches, salads, & other light fare. 1704 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. 310-455-9888 topangalivingcafe.com
VENICE V Big Daddy’s — All-vegan walk up pizza spot near the boardwalk. 1425 Ocean Front Walk. 424-744-8537 bigdaddyspizzavenice.com Blue Star Donuts — Grab-and-go brioche donuts in grown-up flavors, with vegan options. 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 310-450-5630 bluestardonuts.com VEG Cafe Gratitude — Organic, mostly-vegan dishes served in a hip atmosphere. 512 Rose Ave. 424-231-8000 cafegratitude.com
V Double Zero — Wood-fired healthy gourmet pizza & pastas with wine and beer. 1700 Lincoln Blvd. 424-280-4672 doublezerovenice.com Gaby’s Express — Mediterranean restaurant serving falafel, hummus, and more. 3216 Washington Blvd. 310-823-7299 gabbysexpress. com VEG Kippy’s! Non-Dairy Ice Cream — Dairyfree frozen treats made with organic coconut cream. 245 Main St, Ste 3D. 424-387-8765 kippysicecream.com Kreation Organic Kafe — Healthful options including smoothies, juices, and plates. 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 310-314-7778 kreationjuice. com Locali — Health-conscious grocery with adjoining cafe offering light fare. 701 Lincoln Blvd. 310-399-2254 localiyours.com Planet Hummus — Fast casual Mediterranean food. 1301 Ocean Front Walk. 323-202-3279 facebook.com/planethummus V Plant Food + Wine — Upscale vegan fare and organic wines. 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 310-450-1009 matthewkenneycuisine.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 1653 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Ste A. 424-744-8679 pressedjuicery.com VEG Salt & Straw — Ice cream shop offering creative flavors made with farm-sourced ingredients. 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 310-3108429 saltandstraw.com VEG Sinners & Saints Desserts — Baked goods with vegan options. 2547 Lincoln Blvd. 424-2898122 sinnersandsaintsdesserts.com VEG The Butcher’s Daughter — Light vegan options and juices. 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 310981-3004 thebutchersdaughter.com Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 1715 Pacific Ave. 424-744-8692 tocayaorganica.com Venice Ale House — Organic pub food. 2 Rose Ave. 310-314-8253 venicealehouse.com VEG Wanderlust Creamery — Globally-inspired ice cream shop with vegan options. 609 Lincoln Blvd, Ste B. 424-581-6093 wanderlustcreamery. com Wurstküche — Vegan options in communal table setting. 625 Lincoln Blvd. 213-687-4444 wurstkuche.com
WEST HOLLYWOOD VEG Beaming — Juices, smoothies, and raw food. 605 N La Cienega Blvd. 310-299-7691 livebeaming.com Catch LA — Seafood-focused spot with separate vegan menu. 8715 Melrose Ave. 323347-6060 catchrestaurants.com Cecconi’s — Italian cuisine. 8764 Melrose Ave. 310-432-2000 cecconiswesthollywood.com Chop Stop — Counter-serve, customizable salads, bowls, and wraps. 8717 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-274-3500 chopstop.com Craig’s — Traditional American fare with vegan options. 8826 Melrose Ave. 310-276-1900 craigs.la
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Daikokuya — Ramen spot with vegan options. 8873 Sunset Blvd. 424-335-0557 daikoku-ten. com V Dayglow — Coffee shop serving non-dairy drinks and vegan donuts. 866 Huntley Dr. 424303-7153 dayglow.coffee
VEG Salt & Straw — Ice cream shop offering creative flavors made with farm-sourced ingredients. 8949 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-2884818 saltandstraw.com V Sugar Taco — Eco-friendly vegan taqueria. 7257 Melrose Ave. 310-526-8004 sugartaco.com
Earth Bar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. Multiple locations. earthbar.com
Sweetgreen — Fast casual chain serving salads, soups, and bowls. 8570 Sunset Blvd. 323688-5700 sweetgreen.com
E.P. & L.P. — Asian restaurant and rooftop bar. 603 N La Cienega Blvd. 310-855-9955 eplosangeles.com
Taste on Melrose — Contemporary American comfort foods made with locally-sourced ingredients and offering vegan options. 8454 Melrose Ave. 323-852-6888 ilovetaste.com
V Fala Bar — Organic falafel, sandwiches, and salads. 7751 ½ Melrose Ave. 323-424-7131 falabar.com Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 8613 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-652-5252 freshbrothers.com V Fresh on Sunset — Health-focused restaurant serving vegan burgers, tacos, wraps, and weekend brunch. 8768 Sunset Blvd. 310432-5199 freshplantpowered.com
Tatsu Ramen — Japanese noodle soups. 7111 Melrose Ave. 323-747-1388 tatsuramen.com Tender Greens — Counter service chain offering plates, salads, and sandwiches utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. 8759 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-358-1919 tendergreens.com
Mama’s International Tamales — Casual spot serving made-from-scratch tamales. 2124 7th St. 213-487-7474 instagram.com/mamastamales Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 966 S Westlake Blvd. 805-379-9055 mendocinofarms.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 2728 Townsgate Rd, Ste 4. 805-379-0829 pressedjuicery.com Sea Casa — Health-conscious Mexican fare with vegan options. 1014 S Westlake Blvd, Ste 4. 805-374-1921 theseacasa.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 3825 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805-379-9304 veggiegrill.com
Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 8720 Sunset Blvd. 424-288-4871 tocayaorganica.com
800 Degrees — Pizza chain offering woodfired pizzas including vegan options. 10889 Lindbrook Dr. 310-443-1911 800degrees.com
V Gracias Madre — Plant-based Mexican fare. 8905 Melrose Ave. 323-978-2170 graciasmadreweho.com
Urth Caffe — Traditional American fare and a full coffee bar. 8565 Melrose Ave. 310-659-0628 urthcaffe.com
CAVA — Build-your-own pitas, bowls, and salads in a counter-service setting. 1073 Broxton Ave. 310-860-6288 cava.com
Granville — Modern-casual restaurant with vegan options. 8701 Beverly Blvd. 424-522-5161 granvillecafe.com
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 8000 Sunset Blvd. 323-822-7575 veggiegrill.com
Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. 10960 Wilshire Blvd. 310-4441809 earthbar.com
Gravite — Cozy cafe serving light fare. 9107 Sunset Blvd. 310-247-1112 gravitecafe.la Hugo’s — Health-conscious, California-inspired dishes with full bar. 8401 Santa Monica Blvd. 323-654-3993 hugosrestaurant.com Joe & The Juice — Hip juice shop. 8532 Melrose Ave. joejuice.com Kreation Organic Juicery — Healthful options including smoothies and juices. 8910 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-299-8638 kreationjuice.com Kung Pao Bistro — Chinese and Pan-Asian in a relaxed setting. 7853 Santa Monica Blvd. 323848-9888 kungpaobistro.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and vegan options. 8607 Melrose Ave. 310-854-3700 lepainquotidien.com Locali — Health-conscious convenience store with prepared vegan options. 8730 Santa Monica Blvd. 424-302-0464 localiyours.com Lucifers Pizza — Quirky, casual pizza spot with vegan options. 7123 Melrose Ave. 323-906-8603 luciferspizza.com Mendocino Farms — California chain serving sandwiches, soups, and salads made from locally-sourced ingredients. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 195. 323-512-2700 mendocinofarms. com Pizzana — Neapolitan thin-crust pizza and salads with vegan options. 460 N Robertson Blvd. 310-657-4662 pizzana.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 8714 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-854-4407 pressedjuicery.com V Pura Vita — All-vegan Italian cuisine. 8274 Santa Monica Blvd. 323-688-2303 puravitalosangeles.com V Rawberri — Juice and smoothies. 8582 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-652-7010 facebook.com/ rawberriofficial 41
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V Vow Burger — Counter service spot serving vegan burgers and curly fries. 519 N Fairfax Ave. 323-879-9925 vowburger.com V Vromage — Dairy-free cheeses and sandwiches. 7988 Sunset Blvd. 323-745-0157 vromage.com
WEST L A Pitfire Artisan Pizza — Trendy chain offering creative pizzas, pasta, and paninis. 2018 Westwood Blvd. 310-481-9860 pitfirepizza.com Primo’s Donuts — Long-standing donut shop with vegan options. 2918 Sawtelle Blvd. 310-4786930 primosdonuts.com VEG Pure Pressed Juice — Cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and cleanses. 10844 W Olympic Blvd. 424-832-35590 purepressedjuicela.com Qusqo Bistro — Peruvian bistro with a vegan menu. 11633 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-312-3800 qusqobistro.com
Emporium Thai Cuisine — Thai spot with vegan options. 1275 Westwood Blvd. 310-4782838 ethaicuisine.com Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 1122 S Gayley Ave. 310-824-7900 lepainquotidien.com V Native Foods — Counter service restaurant serving California-inspired vegan fare. 1114 Gayley Ave. 310-209-1055 nativefoods.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 10912 Lindbrook Dr. 424-365-9000 nekterjuicebar.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 10878 Kinross Ave. 310-443-1414 pressedjuicery.com VEG Saffron & Rose Ice Cream — Middle Eastern-inspired, house-made organic ice cream with vegan options. 1387 Westwood Blvd. 310-477-5533 saffronroseicecream.com
Tatsu Ramen — Japanese noodle soups. 2123 Sawtelle Blvd. 310-684-2889 tatsuramen.com
Shamshiri Grill — Persian fare with a vegan menu. 1712 Westwood Blvd. 310-474-1410 shamshiri.com
The Stalking Horse — British pub serving house-made beer and vegan options. 10543 Pico Blvd. 424-832-7511 thestalkinghorsepub. com
Tender Greens — Globally-inspired plates, sandwiches, and salads made with locallysourced ingredients. 1109 Glendon Ave. 213-3355359 tendergreens.com
WE STL AKE VILL AGE Fresh Brothers — Pizza chain offering vegan pizza, salad, and wings. 180 Promenade Way. 805-777-8448 freshbrothers.com V JOi Cafe — Organic, plant-based dishes, smoothies, and coffee. 2855 Agoura Rd. joicafe.com V Karma Baker — Vegan and gluten-free bakery. 1145 Lindero Canyon Rd. 747-222-7379 karmabaker.com
Tocaya Organica — Healthful, Californiainspired organic Mexican fare. 1122 Gayley Ave, Ste 101B. 424-244-3770 tocayaorganica.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 10916 Lindbrook Dr. 310-209-6070 veggiegrill.com
WHIT TIER Masataco — Taco spot with vegan options. 14103 Lambert Rd. 562-632-1304 instagram.com/ masataco
V Modern Shaman — Zen spot serving plantbased comfort food. 6744 Greenleaf Ave. 562789-1111 modernshamankitchen.com Pots n’ Woks — Strip mall Chinese food spot with vegan options. 11213 Washington Blvd. 562463-7755 instagram.com/potsnwoks V Veggie y Que — All-vegan deli. 12924 Bailey St. 562-360-1363 veggieyque.com
WO O DL A N D H I L LS Blu Jam Cafe — European-inspired American fare with breakfast served all day. 23311 Mulholland Dr. 818-222-1044 blujamcafe.com CAVA — Build-your-own pitas, bowls, and salads in a counter-service setting. 6256 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 1280. 818-860-7670 cava.com
Le Pain Quotidien — Bakery offering organic breads and light vegan options. 6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 1200. 818-676-9733 lepainquotidien.com MOD Pizza — Counter-serve chain offering build-your-own pizza. 21855 Ventura Blvd. 818610-1445 modpizza.com PizzaRev — Casual pizza spot with vegan options. 6439 Canoga Ave. 818-347-4990 pizzarev.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-704-1296 pressedjuicery.com Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill — Counter service spot featuring locally-sourced Mexican dishes. 6219 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-887-6963 sharkys.com
VEG Chennai Tiffins Vegetarian Cuisine — Vegetarian Indian restaurant with vegan options. 21510 Victory Blvd. 818-883-2345 chennaitiffins.com
The Original Pizza Cookery — Pizza, pasta, and salad. 6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd. 818-887-4770 pizzacookery.com
Chipotle — Build-your-own burritos, tacos, and bowls. Multiple locations. chipotle.com
V The Vegan Joint — Casual vegan spot offering eclectic menu items. 20855 Ventura Blvd, Ste 3. 818-884-6383 theveganjoint.com
Earthbar — Health-conscious juices, smoothies, salads, and wraps. 21530 W Oxnard St. 818-7040624 earthbar.com Healthy Greens — Juices, smoothies, and light healthful options. 20929 Ventura Blvd. 747-2260804 healthygreenorganics.com
V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Ste 1180. 818340-6360 veggiegrill.com
VEG Juicy Ladies — Organic juice bar and cafe. 22423 Ventura Blvd. 818-716-0800 juicyladies.com
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VEG Namaste — Vegetarian Indian street food with vegan options. 27131 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste 150. 949-446-8500 namastebites.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 26731 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste B. 949-537-2990 nekterjuicebar.com
ANAHEIM Abyssinia — Ethiopian restaurant with vegan options. 2801 W Ball Rd. 714-826-8859. abyssiniaeastafricancuisine.com Golden Road Brewing — California-based brewery with vegan-friendly beer and plantbased menu items. 2210 E Orangewood Ave. 714-912-4015 goldenroad.la V Heathy Junk — All-vegan cafe serving comfort food and wheat-free options. 201 W Center Street Promenade, Ste B. 714-772-5865 thehealthyjunk.com Karl Strauss Brewing Company — Chain brewpub offering American bar food with vegan options. 2390 E Orangewood Ave, Ste 100. 714-940-1772 karlstrauss.com Rolling Boil — Asian-inspired spot offering a variety of soup broths, including veggie options. 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Ste 103. 657-208-7188 eatrollingboil.com V Thuyen Vien — Casual strip-mall restaurant offering vegan Vietnamese dishes. 1740 S Euclid St. 714-490-0242 thuyenvien.weebly.com
ANAHEIM HILLS Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 5759 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd. 714-974-6667 mothersmarket.com
BREA V Cinnaholic — Create your own vegan cinnamon roll shop with a large selection of toppings and frosting options. 101 W Imperial Hwy, Ste C. 888-530-1666 cinnaholic.com VEG Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes — Bakery serving Two Birds Baking Co. vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. 518 Imperial Hwy. 714-332-0295 hapacupcakes.com Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 413 S Associated Rd. 714-990-6667 mothersmarket. com
COSTA M ESA VEG Good Town Doughnuts — Donut shop with a selection of vegan donuts. 2930 Bristol St. 714-486-1870 instagram.com/ goodtowndoughnutsusa Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 1890 Newport Blvd. 949-631-4741 mothersmarket.com V Native Foods — Counter service chain restaurant serving California-inspired vegan fare. 2937 Bristol St. 714-751-2151 nativefoods. com VEG Nourish — Organic Ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant serving Indian dishes. 1170 Baker St, Ste G2. 714-617-4001 nourishayurveda.org Pitfire Pizza — Pizza chain with vegan options. 353 E 17th St. 949-313-6333 pitfirepizza.com
V Seabirds Kitchen — Seasonally inspired vegan small plates, tacos, entrees, and desserts. 2930 Bristol St. 714-549-2584 seabirdskitchen. com
DANA POIN T Eden — All-vegan Asian spot with soy-free and gluten-free options. 32860 CA-1, Ste 1. 949-5032163 edendanapoint.com Jack’s Restaurant — California fare restaurant with a vegan menu. 24462 Del Prado Ave. 949489-1903 jacksdp.com Olamendi’s — Popular local Mexican restaurant with an eclectic flair and large vegan menu. 34660 Pacific Coast Hwy. 949-6611005 originalolamendis.com VIBE Organic Kitchen & Juice — Organic cafe offering smoothies, bowls, salads, juices, and more. 34255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 105. 949-2595514 eatdrinkvibe.com
FOUNTAIN VAL L EY V Au Lac — Asian vegan eats in a tranquil dining room. 16563 Brookhurst St. 714-418-0658 aulac.com V Jane’s Pizzeria — All-vegan pizzeria with pizza by the slice. 17870 Newhope St, Ste 103. 714-424-5322 facebook.com/janesveganpizzeria V The Black Bean — All-vegan spot serving breakfast, burgers, salads, and more. 9430 Warner Ave, Ste N. 657-339-2223 theblackbean. com The Sun Vegan — All-vegan Vietnamese restaurant. 11743 Edinger Ave. 714-617-5888 facebook.com/thesunvegan
FULLERTON VEG Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes — Bakery serving Two Birds Baking Co. vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. 105 W Amerige Ave. 714-576-4272 hapacupcakes.com Zombee Donuts — Spooky themed donuts with vegan options. 802 E Chapman Ave. 714879-1078 zombeedonuts.com
GARD EN GROVE Aunt Yese’s Home Cooking — Made from scratch comfort food restaurant with vegan options. 12444 Brookhurst St. 714-512-6150 auntyeses.com VEG Hoa Sen — Vietnamese restaurant serving vegetarian and vegan versions of traditional dishes. 12180 Brookhurst St. 714-537-0077 hoasen.cafes-nearby.com V Hug Life — Dairy-free ice cream shop. 14241 Euclid St, Ste C115. 714-760-4345 huglifeicecream.com V Inner Peace Cafe — All-vegan cafe serving sandwiches, soup, and more. 10522 McFadden Ave. 657-231-6607 instagram.com/ innerpeacecafe V Loving Hut — Counter service vegan chain with an Asian-inspired menu. 12050 Chapman Ave. 657-233-5780 lovinghut.us VEG Thein Dang Vegetarian — Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant serving authentic dishes including banh mi. 14253 Brookhurst St. 714-531-4888 thiendangvegetarian.com V Vegan Pizza — Casual counter service vegan pizza spot offering pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. 12022 Chapman Ave. 714-750-8686 veganpizzamenu.com
HUN T I N GTO N BE ACH V Bodhi Tree — Asian dishes featuring mock meat. 501 Main St. 714-969-9500 bodhitreecafe. top-cafes.com V Mitasie — Fresh Asian food with soy-free and gluten-free options. 7636 Edinger Ave. 714-8475262 mitasieco.com Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 19770 Beach Blvd. 714-963-6667 mothersmarket.com Secret Spot — Casual cafe with vegan options including sandwiches, wraps, tacos, smoothies, and more. 3801 Warner Ave. 562-592-4494 secretspotpch.com The Donuttery — 24 hour donut shop with an impressive selection of vegan donuts. 17420 Beach Blvd. 714-847-7000 thedonutteryhb.com V Vegan Nirvana — Sandwiches, wraps, entrees, and more in a colorful space. 7862 Warner Ave, Ste 110. 714-847-4080 vegan-nirvana.cafeinspector.com V Vegilicious — Organic vegan restaurant serving curries, ramen, sandwiches, and more. 16821 Algonquin St, Ste 103. 714-377-3928 vegilicious-us.com
I R VI NE Angelina’s — Italian restaurant featuring woodfired pizzas, salads, and brunch. 8573 Irvine Center Dr. 949-536-5200 angelinaspizzeria.com V Butterleaf — Counter service spot with a plantbased menu of burgers, burritos, tacos, bowls, and salads. 2222 Michelson Dr. 949-536-5501 butterleaf.co Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 2963 Michelson Dr. 949-752-6667 mothersmarket.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. Multiple locations. nekterjuicebar.com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering coldpressed juices, cleanses, and more. 808 Spectrum Center Dr. 949-536-5083 pressedjuicery.com V The Wheel of Life — Casual plant-based Southeast Asian restaurant serving curries, noodles, fried rice, and more. 14370 Culver Dr. 949-551-8222 wheelofliferestaurant.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 732 Spectrum Center Dr. 949-727-9900 veggiegrill.com
L AG U N A BE ACH Banzai Bowls — Casual spot serving acai bowls and smoothies. 1100 S Coast Hwy. 949-715-8989 banzaibowls.com
Urth Caffe — Traditional American fare and a full coffee bar. 308 N Pacific Coast Hwy. 949-376-8888 urthcaffe.com VEG Zinc Cafe & Market — Vegetarian and vegan fare in a relaxed atmosphere. 350 Ocean Ave. 949-494-6302 zinccafe.com
L AGUNA WOOD S Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 24165 Paseo De Valencia. 949-768-6667 mothersmarket. com
L AGUNA NIGUEL VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering coldpressed juices, cleanses, and more. 27241 La Paz Rd, Ste 27261-B. 949-716-5560 pressedjuicery.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 27321 La Paz Rd, Ste A. 949-362-9649 veggiegrill.com
L AKE FOREST VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 23612 Rockfield Blvd, Ste B. 949-519-1010 nekterjuicebar. com V Veggos — Casual raw vegan cafe with mains, smoothies, shakes, juices, and more. 23615 El Toro Rd, Ste Q. 949-305-3593 veggosgreencuisine.com
N EWPORT BEACH Alta Coffee — Coffee shop with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. 506 31st St. 949-675-0233 altacoffeeshop.com Babette’s — Locally-sourced organic cuisine with a sustainable focus and patio seating. 7962 East Coast Hwy. 949-715-9915 babettesnewportbeach. com Cafe Sakana — Intimate sushi restaurant with a plant-based sushi set and appetizers. 1703 Westcliff Dr. 949-287-6511 cafesakana.com Chronic Tacos — Quick service taco and burrito micro-chain with Beyond Meat and veggie options. Multiple locations. chronictacos.com Flower Child — Healthful options in a boho setting. 1302 Bison Ave. 949-200-8141 iamaflowerchild.com Juice Crafters — Acai bowl and juice spot on picturesque Balboa Island. 220 Marine Ave. 949478-3899 juicecrafters.com V JuiceMi — Organic vegan juice shop serving juices, coffee, bowls, and more. 609 E Balboa Blvd. 949-791-8026 juicemi.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 1620 San Miguel Dr. 949-717-7656 nekterjuicebar.com
Sapphire Laguna — American restaurant featuring a four course vegan tasting menu. 1200 S Coast Hwy, Ste 105B. 949-715-9888 sapphirelaguna.com
VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering cold-pressed juices, cleanses, and more. Multiple locations. pressedjuicery.com
Slice Pizza and Beer — Build your own woodfired pizza with vegan options. 477 Forest Ave. 949-715-3993 slicelb.com
Sejuiced Organic Juice Bar — Local juice and smoothie spot with raw to-go items and desserts. 2744 East Coast Hwy, Ste B. 949-759-3500 sejuicedbar.com
Taco Loco — Window service taco joint with a vegan menu. 640 S Coast Hwy, Ste 1B. 949-4971635 lagunabeachmexicanfood.com V The Stand Natural Foods — Outdoor counter service joint with vegan sandwiches, smoothies, bowls, soft serve, and more. 238 Thalia St. 949494-8101 thestandnaturalfoods.com
Sushi Roku — Trendy Japanese restaurant in Fashion Island with vegan omakase menu. 327 Newport Center Dr. 949-706-3622 sushiroku.com
V VIBE Organic Kitchen & Juice — Organic cafe offering smoothies, bowls, salads, juices, and more. 1000 Bristol St, Ste N. 949-478-4118 eatdrinkvibe.com
ORANG E V Hug Life — Dairy-free ice cream shop. 3505 E Chapman Ave, Ste G. 714-602-8006 huglifeicecream.com V Loving Hut — Counter service vegan chain with an Asian-inspired menu. 237 S Tustin St. 714464-0544 lovinghut.us VEG Mead’s Green Door Cafe — Colorful vegetarian cafe serving coffee, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more. 642 W Chapman Ave. 714-771-8556 meadsgreendoor.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 3505 E Chapman Ave, Ste J. 657-284-0123 nekterjuicebar. com
SANTA ANA V La Vegana Mexicana — Plant-based Mexican cuisine. 201 E 4th St. 949-988-4268 laveganamexicana.com Mother’s Market & Kitchen — Health food store with vegan-friendly restaurant inside. 151 E Memory Ln. 714-542-6667 mothersmarket.com V Munchies Diner — All-vegan diner serving up nostalgic eats. 515 N Main St. 657-699-3076 munchiesoc.com V Vegan by Victoria’s — Mexican bakery selling vegan pan dulce. 709 N Bristol St. 714-420-2464 facebook.com/veganbyvictorias
TUSTIN V Freesoulcaffe — 100% plant-based menu featuring paninis, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and more. 191 E Main St, Ste 1B. 714-371-0976 freesoulcaffe.com VEG Nekter Juice Bar — Juice bar offering juices, cleanses, and other healthful options. 2937 El Camino Real, Ste B. 657-269-8135 nekterjuicebar. com VEG Pressed Juicery — Juice chain offering coldpressed juices, cleanses, and more. 2348 Park Ave. 714-258-7266 pressedjuicery.com V Veggie Grill — Vegan chain offering sandwiches, salads, and sides in a fast casual setting. 13786 Jamboree Rd. 714-669-3037 veggiegrill.com
WESTM INST ER VEG Golden Flower Veggie — Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. 14942 Bushard St. 657266-0388 goldenflowerveggie.com VEG Bo De Vegetarian Food — Casual vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. 10572 McFadden Ave. 714-891-5809 bodevegetarianfood.business.site VEG Bo De Tinh Tam Chay — Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. 15352 Beach Blvd. 714891-4455 V Kensho — All-vegan sushi spot serving creative rolls. 9550 Bolsa Ave, Ste 125. 714-514-8726 instagram.com/kenshovegansushi
True Food Kitchen — Health-conscious dishes in a relaxed setting. 451 Newport Center Dr. 949644-2400 truefoodkitchen.com VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
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Those who live in Southern California are generally assigned to a bubble. Whether you’ve come from the far reaches of the East Coast and have made SoCal your second home or you’ve lived here your entire life, we all get comfortable in our respective LA, OC, or SD neighborhoods. Los Angelinos, it’s time to burst that bubble, brave the traffic (it’s really not that bad … timing, my friends), and get yourself down to Orange County. The OC is more than a laid back suburban sprawl of surf culture and housewives—vegan options abound. It’s also home to the Happiest Place on Earth (just saying). Get out of the city and spend some time exploring these 16 fantastic vegan finds in Orange County.
Mead’s Green Door
Hug Life Ice Cream
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This eclectic, family-run cafe just off the bustling Orange Circle is a multipurpose eatery. It’s calm, casual, and fun, making it perfect for working (yes, there’s free Wi-Fi), catching up with friends, or grabbing food to go. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable, so go ahead and order a few things off the wide-ranging menu to split. Favorites include the Taco Salad, Sweet Potato Fries (they’re baked, not fried!), Chik’n Fajita Quesadilla, and any of the pizzas. It’s not completely vegan, but virtually every item can be veganized by subbing hummus or Alchemy vegan cheese for dairy cheese. Do not leave without a box of baked goods. The Blueberry Scones are sweet yet delectably crumbly, and the brownies, cookies, and giant cupcakes hold their own. Say hi to Gary Mead in the back—the owner is often working in the kitchen.
G A RD E N G ROVE & O RANG E
Orange County’s first and only vegan ice cream shop has two OC locations in Garden Grove (the original) and Orange (they also just opened a new location in Long Beach). Swing by for an afternoon or late night scoop of dairy-free bliss. Flavor options range from safe and traditional Rocky Road and chocolate to inventive Thai tea and taro to the whimsical Reese’s Peaces and cookie butter. Order your favorite scoops in a cup, packed into a freshly made vegan waffle cone, sandwiched between two cookies, submerged in a tall root beer float, or on a brownie a la mode. Don’t forget the toppings––from crushed Oreos to chocolate sauce, you can customize your scoops to your sweet tooth’s desire. Image courtesy of Mead’s Green Door
Image courtesy of Hug Life
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This trendy restaurant is situated in The Camp’s neighbor anti-mall, The Lab. Expect trees with knitted cosies and a tiny bar with broken-down carnival rides for seating. Seabirds Kitchen progressed from a food truck in 2011 to a brick-andmortar thanks to its tacos, but it has since expanded its menu and its locations. Local tip: go for brunch. The Porque Maria— the restaurant’s take on a Monte Cristo—is the best thing on the menu. No contest. If you need some booze with your brunch, the Instagram-worthy Birdy Marys are as gratifying as they look. The menu also includes an array of desserts, but the Chaffle—a churro waffle with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and nuts—shines above the rest. Also, be sure to stop by the donut shop next door, Good Town Doughnuts, for gourmet vegan doughnuts and cinnamon rolls.
Dining with an indecisive group? Head to Freesoulcaffe. The menu includes everything including daily soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, ramen, pizza, pasta, and more. While there’s a good range of options, everything is excellent, and it’s all made in-house—right down to the vegan cheeses and pizza dough (we’ve mentioned pizza three times now, hint hint). It’s a bit on the pricier side and most substitutions are politely declined, but nevertheless the food is worth it.
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Hapa Cupcakes / Two Birds Baking Co
Vegan by Victoria’s
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This vegan panaderia is owned and operated by a self-taught baker. It debuted at the 2017 SoCal VegFest and took over a standing non-vegan bakery within a year. The feeling one gets upon walking in is similar to walking into Donut Friend for the first time—there are so many options and you want them all. To help you overcome that indecisiveness, we highly recommend the Tres Leches, cortadillos (if they have them, they’re rare), conos, jalapeno and cheese bollios, and besos. The bakery is known for their vegan conchas, and if you do order one, make sure it just came out of the oven or warm it up at home. It makes a world of difference. 45
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You’ll find this hidden gem of a bakery blocks away from downtown Fullerton and the Maverick Theater. While not vegan, this shop houses the amazing frosted creations of Two Birds Baking Co, an all-vegan remote bakery. On any given day, you’ll find an array of vegan (and often gluten-free) cupcakes on display here. Best-sellers include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Oreo, and Death by Chocolate. However, on the rare occasion you find a Blue Velvet, nab it! Fun fact: the baker and owner of Two Birds competed on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, so you know she has skills. Image courtesy of @morewithgabs
Image courtesy of Hapa Cupcakes
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N EWP ORT BEAC H AND DA NA P O INT
Most donut shops in the greater LA area now have at least one vegan option. Of course, sometimes they’re out or the donuts aren’t quite fresh, but you sigh and take what you can get. Now, imagine walking into a traditional donut shop at any time of day or night to find an entire case full of classic vegan donuts—all freshly prepared and waiting to be stuffed into your mouth or plunged into a cup of coffee. This is The Dounuttery—a 24-hour, no-frills bakery that makes vegan versions of both cake and raised donuts including traditional glazed, maple and chocolate bars, jelly-filled, sugary frosting, and sprinkles. They’re also considerably cheaper than other vegan donuts, meaning you can purchase a baker’s dozen and try them all. Those who live close enough may have developed a 10pm donut run habit. Consider yourself warned.
The coolest health food and smoothie joint in the OC! Owner Josh has converted many suit-wearing, ketofollowing, skeptic omnivores into vegan fans with his impressive bowls, juices, and overall “clean-eating” menu. You won’t find any gluten, soy, or fake meat here, and yet the food is 100% craveworthy. If timing permits, stop by for brunch on a Saturday or Sunday and order the Chicken and Waffles. Not only is it the healthiest rendition of this dish you’ll ever have (the chicken is made of breaded and baked cauliflower, and the crispy waffle is gluten and refined sugar-free), it’s quite possibly the best. The dish is smothered in an incredible mushroom gravy and served with a side of spicy maple syrup. It’s a favorite to look forward to every weekend. Image courtesy of Conscious Chris / @consciouschris
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Dine with the “Ladies Who Lunch” in scenic Newport Beach, just steps from the gorgeous beaches and walking trails of Crystal Cove. While not all-vegan, this place knows how to make a chickpea frittata (we had to ask our waiter to confirm they did not serve us an egg frittata on accident). For brunch—which is served every day until 4pm—the make-your-own vegan frittata is our favorite. It’s served with two vegan-friendly sides including toast, fruit, greens, or oatmeal. For dinner, expect menu items inspired by the season such as salads, vegan soups, vegetable-focused small plates, and perfectly plated entreés. Complete the meal with a slice of the vegan chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter caramel.
Yes, there is an Au Lac in DTLA, but OC claims the original. This location has been serving up Vietmanese raw and cooked vegan eats in a nondescript strip mall since 1997. Silent chef Ito joined the crew in 2001 and further expanded the menu to what we know and crave today. The atmosphere is a bit more casual here and there are slight variations in the menu (sorry, no fried octopus in OC). Some of the local favorites include the BBQ Pork Rolls, Wonton Soup, Sea Salad (raw), and the Curried Rice (raw). Don’t leave without a warm liquid sugar-filled donut hole … or six! Image courtesy of Au Lac
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Another local hidden gem, you won’t find this place unless you’re looking for it. Tucked away in a strip mall on the border of Huntington Beach and Seal Beach, this hole-in-the-wall operation offers a wide range of vegan options at an affordable price, prepared by laidback surfer dudes. Pro tip: Tuesday is Vegan Night, and all vegan options are $6. The menu includes all-day breakfast (get the pancakes—plain, chocolate chip, or strawberry banana—you can’t go wrong), burritos, bowls, wraps, and salads. It’s all fairly standard fare, and it’s always good.
A NA HE IM
While you won’t find a Little Ethiopia in the OC, you will find two outstanding Ethiopian restaurants. Abyssinia is one of those two, and while Tana Ethiopian is equally as good (and gives you more injera), Abyssinia is open longer and Tana tends to close early if business is slow. Order the Vegetarian Special and you’ll get a bit of everything!
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Few vegans know about this nonchalant local spot in Garden Grove, but its extensive vegan menu is superb. Open for breakfast and lunch, both sweet and savory offerings are sure to satisfy—and yes, you can get breakfast up until closing. Many declare Aunt Yese’s makes the best pancakes in SoCal. The pancakes just so happen to be vegan … and you get two big, fluffy, diner-style hotcakes for just $4.99. While these alone are enough to fill you up, the Mexican vegan specialities— such as the Enfrijoladas and burritos—are worth a try as well. Come with friends, split a few dishes, and be ready to wait if you come on a weekend. This place is always packed.
WE ST M I N ST E R
This hidden hole-in-the-wall is serving up high-quality vegan sushi in an unpretentious strip mall space. The rolls are inventive and appeal to every palate—from the Spider Roll-lovers to those who want something unique such as the Jalapeno Popper Roll. While LA might be known for its sushi game, Kensho is placing Orange County on the plant-based sushi heat map.
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Image courtesy of The Rustic Vegan / @rustic.vegan
The Black Bean
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Names can be deceiving. While one might expect grain bowls, salads, and perhaps a black bean burger from this fast-casual spot, the menu offers far more savory fare. Think golden and crispy vegan chicken nuggets, animal-style fries, Beyond Meat sausages, and chicken bacon ranch sandwiches. Granted, the kitchen does make an in-house black bean patty as well as black bean brownies—both of which are on point. The food is accessible, affordable, and familiar, making it an excellent gateway to veganism for your non-vegan friends. Split the nachos with them, and they’ll be vegan in no time.
While not for the whole food plant-based crowd, Munchies will certainly up your Instagram game and prepare you for a night of libations (or cure that hangover the morning after). We’re talking classic diner fare with a stunt food twist. Pizza fries (vegan mozzarella sticks doused with marinara and cheese), the Western Bacon Shroom Burger, and the V Griddle (a breakfast sandwich of vegan sausage, egg, hash browns, and cheese layered between two pancakes) top the list of these outrageous indulgences. For dessert, stay classic and order a shake or a brownie … a la mode, of course. Image courtesy of The Rustic Vegan / @rustic.vegan
HONORABLE MENTIONS: VEGAN NIRVANA HUNTINGTON BEACH
ALTA COFFEE NEWPORT BEACH
THUYEN VIEN ANAHEIM
NOURISH COSTA MESA
THE STAND LAGUNA BEACH
OLAMENDI’S DANA POINT
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The Man Who Brought Vegan Food to Compton Meet Lemel Durrah, founder and head chef of Compton Vegan—a business seeking to make vegan options accessible in the Compton area. After completing a 40-day Daniel Fast and learning about the effects of various foods on his body, Lemel transitioned to a vegan diet.
Necessity, the Mother of Vegan Invention Despite a lack of culinary experience–Lemel had been a high school basketball coach and teacher—but with a desire to make vegan food more readily available and to create something he could one day pass down to his children, Lemel opened up shop as Compton Vegan. Now, with more than 30K Instagram followers, Compton Vegan boasts a loyal fan base throughout LA.
A Pop-up That Delivers, Caters, and Vends Compton Vegan specializes in meal delivery and catering, but also pops up at area events. For delivery, check out comptonvegan.com for the weekly menu.
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Flavors Authentic to Meat-centric Dishes Lemel utilizes spices commonly associated with meat, so customers experience familiar flavors in plant-based dishes. Mains available at weekend pop-ups include the Jackfruit Ribz Plate, the Vegan Wingz Plate, and the Buffalo Chik’n & Mac Bowl. Among the weekday dishes are Black Bean & Avocado Enchiladas and Vegan Shrimp Alfredo Pasta.
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a Little Business with Big Plans (and Even Bigger Heart) Lemel’s goal was to be the first to bring vegan options to Compton, while also giving back to the city where it all began. He hopes to open Compton Vegan Express—a location that would offer quick grab-and-go meals to the community—as well as founding a food truck business and creating a sit-down restaurant. His ultimate goal is to one day distribute Compton Vegan’s soughtafter products—from sauces to mock meats to prepped meals— throughout the country.
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Tired of the same mainstream menu items at your go-to restaurants? Are you looking for something more rare and unique to fill the void in your hungry stomach? Well, youâ€™re in luck! Weâ€™ve done some mining and hit the jackpot of eccentric eats hidden from the public eye! Here is the 4-1-1 on the top-secret menu item gold at vegan eateries in LA!
O R A NGE COU NTY
SECRET MENU ITEM:
Thick-crust square pizza with their signature pizza sauce, vegan pepperoni, and Follow Your Heart cheese.
SECRET MENU ITEM:
House-made gluten-free pancake pocket stuffed with breakfast sausage and melted cheese.
HOW TO ORDER:
HOW TO ORDER:
Order the classic Crust Fund, get it Sicilian style, and veganize it with their vegan pepperoni and cheese! (Pro tip: all of Purgatory’s specialty and square pizzas can be made vegan!)
Stop by the diner and ask for the Pancake Pocket. They’ll know what to do! IMAGE COURTESY OF @MUNCHIESDINER
IMAGE COURTESY OF @PURGATORYPIZZA
ME LR OS E
SECRET MENU ITEM:
LO S F E L I Z
Two fried TGIVegan eggs with black beans, three house-made corn tortillas, and ranchero sauce on top. You can always add guac too, of course!
SECRET MENU ITEM:
Honeybee burger with a crispy onion ring and house-made barbecue sauce.
HOW TO ORDER:
HOW TO ORDER:
Stop by on the weekend as early as 10am, order the Huevos Rancheros off their hidden breakfast menu, and enjoy! Be sure to get there quickly, as they might sell out!
Fly by their adorable hive on a Tuesday or Wednesday and order the Bar-Bee-Q Burger!
AHIMSA VEGAN CAFE
GREEN TABLE CAFE
LONG BE AC H
MID - CI TY
SECRET MENU ITEM:
SECRET MENU ITEM:
BLT with bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a fried egg on grilled pumpernickel bread.
Kale and quinoa bowl with mushrooms, red bell pepper, alkaline tofu scramble, avocado, walnuts, almond cream cheese, and alfalfa sprouts.
HOW TO ORDER:
HOW TO ORDER:
Request their BLT with avocado and ask to replace the tempeh with a TGIVegan fried egg and bacon. Get it with cheese and Thousand Island dressing for an added flavor burst!
Stop by their charming cafe and order Britney’s Special! IMAGE COURTESY OF @AHIMSAVEGANCAFE
JULIE GOES GREEN
DANKNESS DOJO DTL A
SECRET MENU ITEM:
Marinated tofu, Beyond Meat breakfast sausage, and American coconut cheese all sandwiched between a homemade herb biscuit with roasted garlic maple mayo.
SECRET MENU ITEM:
Spaghetti tossed in truffle oil, creamy cashew sauce, sautéed garlic mushrooms, and fresh chives.
HOW TO ORDER:
HOW TO ORDER:
Ask for Dancing with Truffle from the secret menu and let your taste buds have a dance party!
Take a trip to The Dankness Dojo, ask your sensei for the Herb Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich, and indulge in this American drive-thru inspired dish!
MONTY’S GOOD BURGER
LENTO MARKET EC HO PAR K
SECRET MENU ITEM:
KO REATOWN , EC HO PA R K , & RIVERS I D E
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Tots, fries, or half of each piled high with melted cheese, grilled onions, two Impossible patties, and all five of their house-made sauces.
A side order of tater tots with melted cheese, house-made creamy western BBQ sauce, and Peatos vegan fiery cheetos.
SECRET MENU ITEM:
Simply ask for the Lento Fiery Western Tots and sit back while they fire it up in the kitchen!
HOW TO ORDER:
Come hungry and ask for the Dog Pile! IMAGE COURTESY OF @FOODSTEEZ VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE
WE SCOURED FESTIVALS, FAIRS, AND FARMERS MARKETS IN SEARCH OF VEGANS LIKE YOU! LET’S HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE LA VEGAN SCENE AND THAT PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE.
WHO INFLUENCED YOU TO GO VEGAN?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE LA VEGAN COMMUNITY?
WHAT IS YOUR MUST VISIT VEGAN EVENT?
VEGAN 3 YEARS
The lifestyle first interested me when I found countless Instagram pages centered around creating the most beautiful recipes and meals with plantbased ingredients. I was inspired, and researched for two years before officially going vegan at eighteen. When I was younger, a woman handed me a pamphlet about veganism in the middle of the street. Even though we didn’t exchange any words, I ended up reading the whole booklet the entire ride home, crying about the unethical practices of factory farming, and recognizing I wanted to be vegan sometime in my life. I thank the woman who gave me that pamphlet every single day.
FOLLOW CASSIE ON INSTAGR AM AT
VEGAN 5 YEARS
Moving across the country with hardly any money, no job, and my kitty (Jason Bourne) was one of the biggest decisions of my life. I’m so grateful to have been accepted into the vegan community with open arms. Vegan for a year in Ohio and tired of explaining what veganism meant and never meeting fellow vegans, my only understanding of vegan community was from social media and books. I was pleased to see how tolerant the LA vegan culture was of different types of people and of animal rights activism. Empathy and compassion remind me that we are all one, and I’m happy the community is centered around those shared beliefs.
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VEGAN 3 YEARS
Hands down I would recommend that everyone attend Vegan Street Fair (VSF)! I’ve been attending since the 2nd annual event back in 2016 and have been volunteering for the past 2 years. If you see a girl running around like crazy—eating and taking pictures of all the food for a scavenger hunt, or roller skating around from booth to booth (gotta maximize your time for food consumption), then you’ve found me! One of my favorite things about VSF is that each vendor agrees to have at least 1 option available for $4 or less! I’m all about maximizing the variety of my food consumption, and if I can get small bites of lots of things for cheap, I’m all for it. I honestly still think about everything I was able to eat this past year regularly (that Buffalo cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese though!). Already can’t wait to plan out another food tour adventure next year! FOLLOW K ATHERINE ON INSTAGR AM AT
P L A N T B A S E D STREET F O O D Q
PROUDLY VEGAN WINE Cheers to fall! Proudly Vegan’s new Prosecco is perfect for all those fancy dinner parties we know you’re planning.
THE NAUGHTY COOKIE Cookies & Creme cookies?! It’s like a super delicious Inception. This new flavor features chocolate cream-filled cookies and vegan marshmallows mixed into The Naughty Cookie’s signature dough. YUM! Use promo code VEGOUT15 for 15% off at thenaughtycookie.com!
BARE NAKED BOTANICALS Pumpkin Maple and Warm Apple Pie, oh my! Lotions that smell good enough to eat (and since they’re so natural, you probably could eat them ... but we’re going to stick with rubbing them on our skin). Use promo code VEGOUT10 for 10% off at barenakedbotanicals.com!
s t c u prod TENZO TEA
You don’t have to go all the way to Japan to get premium matcha! Tenzo delivers the good stuff straight to your door. Use promo code VEGOUT20 for 20% off at tenzotea.co! P.S. You can also find Tenzo served at coffee shops around LA.
HYDRO FLASK This mug is perfect for holding all those PSLs you’ll be drinking (check out page 11 for our guide to fall coffee drinks in LA).
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This sweet and salty new flavor shouts fall vibes and is perfect for those inland camping trips.
OATLY! You know Oatly for their super creamy oat milk. Now, get to know them for their new super creamy oat milk ice cream!
NO WHEY! CHOCOLATE Tasty, bite-sized, and free of the eight common allergens! Great for those holiday candy dishes. Use promo code VEGOUT for 15% off at nowheychocolate.com!
e V O L s we What do you get when you bottle the taste of fall with an apple cider kombucha twist? GT’s Living in Gratitude!
NOHO CANDLE CO.
RISE BREWING CO.
Stay woke (literally)! We’re obsessed with the taste and convenience of this coffee in a can. Use promo code VEGOUT at risebrewingco.com for 15% off your order!
Is it even really fall if you’re not constantly burning pumpkinscented candles? Use promo code VEGOUT15 for 15% off at nohocandleco.com!
RAISED GLUTEN FREE Nothing says autumn like apple pie. And nothing says autumn in LA like vegan, gluten-free apple pie.
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Written by Cat Limket | Photos by Liam Johnson
The sound of clickety clacking on your keyboard—the sweet taps of those fresh to death acrylics typing away furiously while you blog about the life changing vegan oat milk latte you just had—is almost as good as the sound of your pupper’s first “awoo” and a waiter listing off the vegan options at a non-vegan restaurant. Because what’s better for giving all those good doggos the best scratches than blinged out claws? But did you know that not all nail salons are created equal, that most are— dare we say—(gasp) bad for the environment? We know, we know. It’s hard being a plant-eating, Mother Earth loving, perfect ten friend to all creatures far and wide woke AF vegan superhero. But knowledge is power, and there are certain nail salon characteristics you can be more aware of when taking that much needed YOU time for those toes-ys. Saddle up. We’re about to school you on how those phalanges can finagle the best sustainable, cruelty-free, vegan nail experience as demonstrated by LA’s vegan-friendly nail salon— Can Can in West Hollywood.
At First Sight
Roll up to the first nail salon you found on Yelp that had at least three stars feeling confident, feeling good, and what do those puppy-loving peepers see? White walls and somewhere between a too-sterile atmosphere and not sterile enough in addition to rows and rows of generic worn-in leather chairs you are almost too scared to put your bum on. You’ll also see some sort of Sharpie-written Wi-Fi passcode lazily plastered on the wall and a “cash only” sign on the back of a dog walker paper ad.
the greeting You’re standing there in the nail salon wearing your favorite faux-leather slip-on sandals ready for the indulgence that awaits you. How are you greeted? At most nail salons, it’s by a nail technician grating the crap out of a woman’s foot with one hand and pointing you to the sign-up sheet with her other.
The soak You’ve situated your little money maker onto that squeaky cracked leather chair and your nail technician has just dumped the entire ocean and Nile River into your foot tub. It immediately feels like ants are attacking you with the strength of a thousand suns but you grit your teeth and say it’s just right like the polite little vegan you are.
scrub-a-dub Feeties all moist and wrinkled, you’re ready for the next step. Suddenly, your nail tech reaches into her caddy of tools and pulls out what looks like a cheese grater for the largest wheel of cheese ever. She begins furiously sanding away at your calluses with creepy superhuman strength and focus. It hurts and tickles at the same time, but you want those shiny feet don’t you? Oh, the inhumanity!
At le typical nail spa you’re dealing with seventy-five thousand different shade options from Unicorn Puke to So Many Clowns So Little Time (yes, these are all actual polish names). And yes, options are super cool or whatevs, but the toxicity levels of these polishes which commonly contain TPP (companies use this to make the product less flammable which means better sticking to the nail) is downright not good for your animal-free body or the environment.
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What do you see at Can Can? The glorious masterpiece of a Parisian goddess abode fit for Satine from Moulin Rouge. A tidy welcoming of plush sustainable custom furniture with canopies and tassels. A spectacle of colorful cruelty-free creams, oils, and potion-looking paints in adorable bottles, like a plant-based apothecary. This, our friends, is the way to get pampered vegan style.
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How are you greeted at Can Can? Exactly how we imagine the Goddess, the Queen, and Gandhi intended—with a piping hot cup of tea in a teacup nice enough to serve to your in-laws. Imagine yourself wearing a powdered wig and petticoat (or bring your own, because ADULTING), while you let one of Can Can’s delectable chocolates melt in your mouth.
What’s the soak like at Can Can? Plot twist, there is no soak! Instead, your nail technician wraps your feet in essential oil laced towels so hot and steamy they might as well be rated R.
The soak Thankfully, at Can Can, there are no grated torture devices or hacksaws. Instead, you’ll be slathered up with their signature scrub made up of a delicious blend of pumice, sugar, essential oils, and shea butter. Smells so sweet, you’ll wanna eat!
scrub-a-dub At Can Can, every product is cruelty-free, carcinogen-free, and wild-crafted, their creme de la creme being Dazzle Dry, a longlasting hybrid polish gel which doesn’t require a nail-damaging cure or removal process! You can go on with ya bad self knowing your shiny new claws are anything but an environmental faux pas!
That concludes our beauty lesson for the day, boys and girls. We hope you venture off into the city of Angels armed with this new wokeness of cruelty-free nail attainability knowing that in this wonderful vegan day and age beets can taste like meat, the weird creepy goo that comes from chickpeas can be used as an egg sub, and the earth needn’t suffer for your nail art! VEGOUT LA MAGAZINE 56
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(1) Viva La Vegan Reworked VLVV: Army Surplus Camo Jacket $45 (2 ) Kotn High Neck Tank (Maroon) $22 (3) Monkee Genes Libby Organic Straight Leg Slim Fit (Dark Wash) $77 (4) Nois Heroine Necklace $86 (5 ) Will’s Vegan Dock Boots (Tan) $111
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(1 ) Tokyo Bags Anjo Backpack (Earth Brown) $158 (2 ) For Days Heritage 70’s Mock Pocket Shirt (Navy) $38 (3 ) Nudie Lean Dean Jeans (Indigo Shades) $210 (4 ) The Hemp Temple Pan Shirt (White) $99 (5 ) Will’s Vegan Dock Boots (Tan) $111
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LA FARMERS MARKETS We love farmers markets for their fresh locally-grown produce and community atmosphere. Plant-based grocery shopping canâ€™t get any easier. And while we vegans enjoy eating healthy whole foods, we also know how to indulge. On any given day, you can find a farmers market in LA with vendors selling small batch hand-crafted vegan baked goods, chocolate, cheese, yogurt, nut butters, and more. Check out this list of our favorites at a market near you!
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RIDICULOUS BAKING CO.
Ridiculous Baking Company (RBC) makes organic vegan baked goods including breads, croissants, cookies, bagels, muffins, and cronuts. We are in love with their monkey bread and rosemary butternut squash muffins. Another customer favorite is RBC’s breakfast sandwiches, featuring their buttery croissant, house-made textured vegetable protein patty, a slice of tofu, and almond cheese. Get to the market early as these sell out fast! Gluten-free options, distinguishable by their dark brown wrappers, are also available. Find RBC at the Hollywood, Mar Vista, Culver City, and Playa Vista farmers markets.
ATWATER VILLAGE SUNDAYS 10AM – 2 PM 3528 LARGA AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90039 (IN PUBLIC PARKING LOT 646)
IMAGE COURTESY OF @LAURENBDOESLIFE
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Livia’s Kitchen is a family-run business that offers a gluten-free and almost entirely vegan menu of cookies and brownies. They take pride in the quality of their products, even grinding their own rice flour and almond meal. Our favorite cookies are peanut butter chocolate chip and the super chewy gingerbread. Warning: You might accidentally finish the whole container of cookies by the time you leave the market. Find Livia’s Kitchen at the Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Century City, Calabasas, and Burbank farmers markets.
SUNDAYS 9AM – 2PM 741 GRETNA GREEN WAY LOS ANGELES, CA 90049
SATURDAYS 8AM – 12:30PM 101 N GLENOAKS BLVD BURBANK, CA 91501
IMAGE COURTESY OF @LIVIASKITCHEN
Coco Luv—a family-owned and operated cookie bakery—was founded when the owner, Zeek, wanted to make a treat his family members with dietary restrictions could enjoy. All cookies handcrafted by Coco Luv are vegan, free of preservatives, and sweetened with coconut nectar. We are wild about their unique treats, which include a PB&J cookie (stuffed with a house-made peanut butter and strawberry jelly cup) and Caramel Luva (a cookie dipped into chocolate and topped with house-made caramel sauce and coconut shreds). Besides cookies, Coco Luv also serves up organic vegan ice cream drumsticks, mini pies, and a variety of pastries (with gluten-free options). Find Coco Luv at the Melrose Place, Brentwood, and Harbor City farmers markets. You can also order online for catering, local delivery, and nationwide shipping. IMAGE COURTESY OF @COCOLUVCOOKIES
SATURDAYS 8AM – 1PM 23504 CALABASAS RD CALABASAS, CA 91302
THURSDAYS 10AM – 2PM 10100 SANTA MONICA BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
TUESDAYS 2PM – 7PM
MAIN ST BETWEEN CULVER BLVD AND VENICE BLVD
Anchor Avenue is a one-man operation run by a guy called ‘Cowboy Cliff’. Cliff, who usually sports a cowboy hat, bakes and sells glutenfree and vegan muffins, cookies, granola, and no-added sugar waffles at farmers markets across LA. Our must-have items at Anchor Avenue are the buckwheat muffins, which come in flavors like banana chocolate chip and raspberry. If you like decadent treats, you will absolutely love the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and fudgola (aka fudgy granola). Prefer something less sweet? Grab a bag of trail mix granola or banana-sweetened buckwheat waffles. Not sure what you want? Cowboy Cliff is always ready with a sample. Find Anchor Avenue at the Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, and Pacific Palisades farmers markets. IMAGE COURTESY OF @LAURENBDOESLIFE
FRIDAYS 3PM – 7:30PM 1146 LOGAN ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
FIG AT 7TH
THURSDAYS 10AM – 2PM 735 S. FIGUEROA STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
WEDNESDAYS 8AM – 2PM
Rawesome Morsels makes organic raw vegan desserts that attract humans and animals alike! Fun fact: Their logo—a squirrel—is inspired by a real squirrel, Sebastian, who loves their treats. Their refined sugar-free morsels are packed with healthy ingredients and amazing flavor. Chocoholics must try the “Dark & Decadent Chocolate” morsel, which is a trademark nut crust topped with date-sweetened cashew chocolate cream and signature dark chocolate fondant. Eating healthy has never tasted so good! Other popular morsels are the Barefoot Marzipan (almond, cacao, and maple syrup), Healing Hemp CBD-infused Chocolate, and Cherry Marzipan. Find Rawesome Morsels at the Playa Vista, Mar Vista, and Marina Del Rey farmers markets as well as at numerous retailers, including Follow Your Heart and Erewhon. See the full list on their website at rawesomemorsels.com.
25825 S. VERMONT AVE HARBOR CITY, CA 90710 (KAISER PERMANENTE)
SUNDAYS 8AM - 1PM 1600 IVAR AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE SATURDAYS 9AM – 1PM
1346 FOOTHILL BLVD LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA 91011
IMAGE COURTESY OF @RBC_VEGAN
Hopf Chocolate crafts their organic and raw vegan chocolate bars by hand right here in Los Angeles. Sweetened only with low-glycemic coconut blossom nectar, their chocolate bars come in unique flavors like Rose Cardamom, Mushroom Magic, and Maca Crunch. While they may seem like sinful treats, these bars are actually a nutrient-rich food. The founders have even been known to eat one for breakfast! Besides bars, Hopf Chocolate also serves up palm oil-free chocolate spreads (which work great as dips for strawberries) and cashew butter cookie dough that is fabulous straight from the jar or on top of ice cream. Find Hopf Chocolate at the Manhattan Beach, South Pasadena, Mar Vista, and Hollywood farmers markets, online, and in stores like Follow Your Heart and Grassroots.
SUNDAYS 10AM – 3PM 23555 CIVIC CENTER WAY MALIBU, CA 90265
MANHATTAN BEACH TUESDAYS 11AM – 4PM
326 13TH ST MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266
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Blode Kuh, German for “silly cow”, is a local plant-based cheese and yogurt company that prides itself on reimagining vegan cheese as its own thing, rather than trying to copy the dairy version. Using organic cashews as a base, Blode Kuh makes cultured yogurt in unsweetened and lightly-sweetened varieties, aged semi-soft cheese wheels in rotating flavors—including Chardonnay Cheddar and Smoky Kale Sriracha—and cream cheese style cultured spreads with punny names like “Herbie Vore” and “Sir Racha Cheddar”. We love trying Blode Kuh’s seasonal flavors such as their recent pink-colored Garlic Beet cheese. Check social media to see what they’ve come up with lately or be surprised at the market. Pro tip: Bring your glass yogurt jars back for a discount! Find Blode Kuh at the Culver City, Manhattan Beach, South Pasadena, Torrance, Playa Vista, Hollywood, Atwater Village, Studio City, Mar Vista, and La Canada farmers markets as well as in several local stores.
Zoe’s Almond and Cashew Dairy-Free Yogurt, named after the husband and wife team’s daughter, started selling vegan yogurt in the summer of 2018. Sold in small (6 oz), large (11.5 oz), and XL (16 oz) glass jars, Zoe’s has a flavor to please everyone’s taste—peach, blueberry, lemon, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and unsweetened—with more on the horizon. You can sample as many as you’d like, but be careful, because you just might want them all! One of the keys to their delicious vegan yogurt is their almonds—organic and peeled by hand. It takes a while to prepare, but the founders say it makes all the difference. Pro tip: Bring your jar back for a fifty-cent discount on your next yogurt.
SUNDAYS 9AM – 2PM 3826 GRAND VIEW BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90066
SUNDAYS 10AM – 2PM BETWEEN LA CIENEGA BLVD AND ORLANDO AVE
WEDNESDAYS 11AM – 3PM 5700 WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
PACIFIC PALISADES SUNDAYS 8AM – 1PM
Find Zoe’s Almond and Cashew Dairy Free Yogurt at the Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, and Calabasas farmers markets.
15777 BOWDOIN ST PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272
SATURDAYS 9AM – 2PM
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VIA MARINA & PANAY WAY MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA 90292
8400 MELROSE AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90069
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Butterfly Superfoods is on a mission to support local farmers and environmental protection projects by making superfood nut butters for the mindful eater. Sound like an impossible undertaking? Not for Jared, aka Butterman, and his trusty sidekick dog, Django! They combine organic cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts with the superpowers of vanilla, mct oil, pink Himalayan salt, cacao, and reishi powder to create awesome nutritious nut butters. Butterfly Superfoods describes them best: They’re sugar-free, gluten-free, bullshitfree, vegan, and 100% badass. As if the health benefits and taste of flavors like chocolate reishi and cinnamon vanilla weren’t enough to get us excited, we also love the fact that Jared and Django donate 10% of proceeds to environmental nonprofits like World Wildlife Fund and Slow Money Institute. You can’t go wrong getting your nut butter fix on while saving the planet, right?
IMAGE COURTESY OF @BUTTERFLYSUPERFOOD
MARINA DEL REY
SATURDAYS 9AM – 2PM
Find Butterfly Superfoods at the Melrose Place, Brentwood, and Miracle Mile farmers markets as well as in numerous stores across LA. See the full list at butterflysuperfoods.com.
12775 W. MILLENNIUM DR PLAYA VISTA, CA 90094
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS 8AM – 1PM SATURDAYS 8AM – 1PM 155-199 ARIZONA AVE SANTA MONICA, CA 90401
SATURDAYS 8AM – 1PM 2200 VIRGINIA AVE SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
SUNDAYS 8:30AM – 1:30PM
dave’s gourmet korean food
Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food is a must-try vendor at a whopping 30 farmers markets accross LA. Dave, a Korean immigrant with a background in traditional Korean barbeque, decided to switch to all-vegan recipes when his accidentally vegan kimchi became the talk of the town. Dave’s Gourmet churns out a variety of fermented veggie side dishes like burdock, lotus root, spicy daikon, and our absolute favorite item, Tempha (not to be confused with tempeh). Sold in spicy and non-spicy versions, Tempha is Dave’s own recipe of nine-month fermented black beans and brown rice. We love eating it in sandwiches, on salads, and as a snack. Trust us, it’s delicious. Other popular probiotic items include veggie miso broth (ask for a sample), seaweed salad, and of course vegan kimchi. Find Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food at farmers markets all over LA, including Atwater Village, Culver City, Echo Park, Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Mar Vista, South Pasadena, and more. IMAGE COURTESY OF @OFCOURSEITSVEGAN
No juicer? No problem! Vita Juice takes the work out of getting your veggies in with raw vegan cold-pressed juices, organic nut milks, kombucha, probiotic lemonades, and wellness shots. Filled with clearly-labeled wholesome ingredients, you can’t go wrong with any of Vita Juice’s nutritious drinks. We love the date-sweetened superfood nut milks, like Horchata and the turmeric-colored Golden Mylk. Other popular drinks are the Only Greens juice (cucumber, celery, kale, lemon, and ginger), Adaptogen Latte (almond mylk, reishi mushroom, cold brewed coffee, cinnamon, dates, and sea salt), and any flavor kombucha. Pro tip: Bring back your glass bottles and get a discount. Find Vita Juice at the Fig at 7th, Century City, Calabasas, Malibu, Brentwood, and Melrose Place farmers markets. You can also order online at thevitajuice.com for delivery in Los Angeles and Orange County.
2640 MAIN ST SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
TUESDAYS 3PM – 7PM 14006 RIVERSIDE DR SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423 (IN PARKING LOT BEHIND MALL)
SOUTH PASADENA THURSDAYS 4PM – 8PM 906 MERIDIAN AVE SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030
SUNDAYS 8AM – 2PM 2052 VENTURA PL STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS 8AM – 1PM 2200 CRENSHAW BLVD TORRANCE, CA 90501
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VegOut LA Magazine is Los Angeles's premier vegan magazine, featuring the best vegan things to eat, see, and do in LA.
Published on Oct 25, 2019
VegOut LA Magazine is Los Angeles's premier vegan magazine, featuring the best vegan things to eat, see, and do in LA.