Our favorite Vegan Food in Los Angeles
From high-end restaurants to sections of supermarkets, vegan food in Los Angeles really isn’t hard to find.
Malaka Brothers, Venice
A Gyro is defined as protein filling, roasted on a vertical spit, then thinly sliced, topped with onions, and usually served in a sandwich of pita bread and the Malaka Brother have got Vegan Gyros down to tee. Vibrant Venice is home to everything and anything, the hip and artistic vibe has long been an attraction to the vegan community and caterers in the area are cashing in on the demand.
The Malaka Brothers offer a 100% vegan falafel-filled Gyro with fresh salad, ask the friendly staff at the counter to subsititue the meat with Falafel and be prepared to wait while they make it fresh. Be sure to tell them you’re vegan.
This was one of our spots for vegan food in Los Angeles.
Zpizza, West Hollywood
Looking for vegan pizza in LA? Or a late night vegan snack after a wild night in West Hollywood? Zpizza has the perfect solution.
The Berkley Vegan is available to order all day. Enjoy a combination of housemade marinara sauce, daiya™ vegan cheese, beyond meat™ vegan sausage, roasted zucchini, baby heirloom tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, roasted red onions, bell peppers.
This is by far the best vegan pizza we had in Los Angeles! Thanks to the super friendly (and funny) staff who served us!
Zpizza Email address
Getty Center Restaurant
One of the top things to do in Los Angeles is to visit the Getty Center in the heart of the hills by Burbank. If you’re hoping to find vegan food at the Getty Center, you’ll find plenty of vegan options at the main restaurant building.
We opted for the vegan burger with sweet potato fries, everything was vegan and absolutely delicious!
Getty Center Website
Telephone Number: (310) 440-6810
Crossroads Kitchen, Melrose
Crossroads Kitchen has one restaurant located on Melrose/Sweetzer offering plant-based Mediterranean cuisine as well as the American staple cheeseburger.
What makes Crossroads Kitchen unique to other vegan restaurants in LA is the offering of the ‘Impossible Burger’ where only a few units are sold every day. The ‘Impossible Burger’ is, apparently, the closest tasting burger to the McDonalds cheeseburger, but it’s plant-based and missing all of the bad stuff.
Arrive early (before the 12 o’clock rush) the grab one to see for yourself, the Impossible burger was delicious, way tastier than anything ever made on the McDonalds menu.
The upscale décor and lighting give Crossroads Kitchen a relaxed ambiance, grab something from the extensive cocktail menu, enjoy mimosas alongside an incredibly tasty brunch menu.
Veggie Grill, city wide
At the 25+ Veggie Grill chain restaurants, the humble vegetable is transformed into the superstar of the menu. Veggie Grill’s creative chefs use seasonal veggies to bring colorful, nutritious and one of a kind dishes to their loyal customers.
With locations across California, Washington State and Oregon, Veggie Grill are one of the fastest growing vegan chain restaurants in the United States.
Try the Backyard Spicy Fried Chickin’ at fall, year round Mac n Cheese or healthy summer salad bowls. Take adventage of the Veggie Grill Reward Scheme everytime you visit.
Veggie Grill in Los Angeles is frequented by celebrities, we saw vegan activits and musical genius Moby dine right beside us during our last visit.
Whole Foods, city wide
Whole Foods Market is a supermarket chain who only sell foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats and you guessed it, that includes a lot of vegan food offerings. SO many in fact, we had trouble listing them all. You can find anything vegan in whole foods from a vegan snack and salad bar…
To a full freezer section full of frozen pizzas, ready meals, dough…
Vegan Whole Foods burgers, the Beyond Meat range, Sliders….
The vegan bakery section is often empty, so get there early for feshly baked cookies, muffins, cakes and donuts.
Donut Friend, Highland Park
All of the donuts sold by Donut Friend in Los Angeles are vegan. They’re all completely egg and dairy free. The only thing to watch out for as a vegan is the offering of non-vegan milks for coffee and drinks. What we love the most about Donut Friend is the names of the donuts on offer. You’ll find the like of ‘Chocolate from the Crypt’ – chocolate cake donut topped with chocolate glaze, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and chocolate shavings and the ‘Strawberry Lab’ – a raised donut filled with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and topped with chocolate glaze.
Orders can be placed in bulk and they accept online orders for collection. If you’re looking for sweet vegan food in Los Angeles, don’t miss out on the city’s best vegan donuts!
The Butcher’s Daughter, Venice
The Butcher’s Daughter was created by Heather Tierney who now has branches in Venice (LA) and New York. She prides herself on diverse offerings including the Daughter’s staple item, the best avocado toast in the city.
Heather designed the unique interior of the restaurants to infuse what she calls “a blend of feminine and masculine energy.”
Her design firm outfitted each space as a refreshing take on an old-world butcher shop. Heather loves the dichotomy of using industrial elements (concrete floors, steel metal hooks, heavy iron butcher rails) against softer, earthy materials like beached raw wood, white brick, and greenery growing out of an old chicken coop.
The food on the menu is vegetarian and vegan so always make sure you ask your server, for example, we ordered a cheeseburger and had to replay the brioche bun with sourdough bread.
The food is incredible, generously sized, fresh and creative, our whole experience was elegantly unique and we enjoyed watching the hip and vibrant crowds gather for coffees, cocktails and full-blown three-course meals.
Tocaya Organica, Venice and West Hollywood
If you’re looking for the best vegan Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, look no further than Tocaya Organica. Tocaya Organica pride themselves on their signature ‘Modern Organic Mexican’ cuisine and they use fresh and organic produce.
Tocaya Organica have an extensive vegan menu offering salads, tacos, bowls, and burritos full to the brim of traditional Mexican recipes.
Try the Vegan tacos, filled with Vegan Picadillo which is a pea-based protein with carrots, zucchini, onions, potatoes & tomatoes or a Burrito stuffed with Chipotle-Dusted Tofu and Vegan Chipotle Jack.
Original Poke, Venice
Another Venice Boardwalk gem, Original Poke has several vegan options for those looking for a hot day snack on he shores of the Pacific Ocean.
If you’re like us and have never heard of a ‘Poke’ or a ‘Poke Bowl’, it is what it says it is, a small pot of food that you poke around for. The Original Poke bowls in Venice can be filled with anything you please, the standard menu item contains quinoa, grated carrot, soy sauce, spring onions and a protein, in our case, marinated tofu.
The coffee shop next door, Espresso Yourself, also offer a Vegan Tofu baguette!
Original Poke Facebook page
Fala Bar, Venice and West Hollywood
Founded in 2014, Fala Bar takes pride in offering fresh and casual vegan food, made entirely from organic or local produce. Think healthy vegan fast food in a clean and convenient setting. Fala Bar’s menu features healthier versions of comfort foods that are bursting with flavor.
Fala Bar uses no artificial flavors, soy or processed ingredients and uphold their slogans: #FarmToFala and #NoFakeShit.
The portion sizes are enormous and the food is incredibly cheap. The branches have free infused water avalable and customers can order online.
Be sure to try the Fala Bar signature hummus and tahini sauce, remember, EVERYTHING is vegan.
Vegan House, Hollywood
Vegan House was one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Tucked away at the back of the famous walk of fame, Vegan House offers an extensive plant based menu of mostly asian dishes and some American staples.
Not only are the menu items at Vegan House delicious and generously sized, Vegan house is an ideal spot for budget vegan food in Los Angeles.
Try their signature Soy Orange Chicken with rice and a bottle of Thai imported Coconut Palm Juice or a delicious freshly made smoothie.
The averga eprice for a main dish on the menu was $7. The ambience is modest, cosy and relaxed, the friendly staff bend over backwards to help you.
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