Vegan restaurants serve dishes that do not contain meat, eggs, white sugar, and dairy products as well as animal-obtained ingredients. If you’re in LA, here are the top 10 vegan dining places that you must try out.
14435 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The veSTATION is a contemporary sit-down café that serves innovative organic and vegetarian cuisine with Pan-Asian taste. Diners who have been to this vegan restaurant say they love the rich and tasteful coconut soup and Massaman curry with quinoa and half-brown rice leaves. Another best-seller is the Buddha wrap that includes coconut curry and veggies. You can also order online if you want to stay at home.
115 Hartz Avenue, Danville CA
Lotus Thai is open from Tuesdays to Sundays. Lunch is from 11:30 am up to 3:00 pm. Dinner is from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Lunch favorites include rice plates like Thai Spicy Basil, Fried Rice, Noodles, and Special Lunch Combo with appetizers and entrees. You can also indulge in Party Trays and dinner menu consisting of fresh Thai salads, Thai curries, and stir-fried with steamed rice as well as Thai BBQ.
2400 Main Street, Santa Monica CA 90405
The Santa Monica place is known as a “Kiosk” but appears to be a food truck minus the wheels. The Pineapple Tofu rice will not disappoint with a thousand one ingredients like pan fried rice, tofu, yellow curry paste, pineapple, raisins, green onion, celery, garlic, tomatoes, pepper, cilantro, and cucumber in soya bean mushroom sauce. Certified vegans must try the spicy mint noodles.
1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village CA 91362
Karma Baker transforms organic plant-based and gluten-free ingredients into delicious bake goodies like enlightened vanilla cupcakes, karma cakes, chocolate chipwich cookies, oatmeal chai sandwich cookies, and many more. Karma Baker also provides catering services, wholesale, and custom orders.
18625 Sherman Way 101, Reseda CA 91325
Vinh Loi Tofu is a Vietnamese vegan establishment owned by Kevin Tran. The food is really very good. Here are just some of the mouth-watering specialties: Romeo Salad, Ham Baguette, Duck Fried Rice, Veggie Egg Rolls, Curry Chic’n Meatballs, Duck Noodle Salad, and Curry Udon Stir Fry. The classic menu includes the 2012 Soup, Teriyaki Duck Roll, Kevin Fried Rice, and Spammin’ Rice. Pamper yourself in genuine and delicious Southeast Asian dishes at Vinh Loi Tofu.
1114 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024
Native Foods Café opened in 1994 first in Palm Springs and has become a high-quality fast and casual vegan eating place. The California-style vegan dishes include mock meat cuisine that you can order from the counter. Native Foods uses fresh and homemade Tempeh soy product and Seitan (meat replacement), native cheese, sauces, and desserts. The menu is 100% plant-based.
Santa Monica, California
Veggie Grill is a retail restaurant chain that boasts of seasonal fare, sandwiches, burgers, bowls, entrée salads, burritos, and tacos. Veggie Grill severs vegan and for the most part gluten-friendly foods. For instance, the VG Beyond Burger has vegan options such as falafel (deep-fried ground chickpea balls), crispy cauliflower, tempura green beans, and tofu dishes. Filipino Chickin’ Adobo Bowl and Rustic Farm Bowl meals are also favorites of customers.
4325 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Agra Café serves one of the best Indian cooking in Los Angeles. You should try the Onion Bhaji (ball-shaped and thin slices of opinions with various spices and grain flower), Tandoori Chicken, Paswari Naan (Naan leavened and flatbread filled with diced coconut, raisins, and almonds), and Fish Stew. The restaurant also offers online delivery.
2818 Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake CA 90026
Flore Vegan features a Delicatessen counter, indoor and outdoor sit-down service. Choose from among the breakfast meals (Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Burrito, Huevos Rancheros, and many more); small plates, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Flore Vegan uses only premium quality organic ingredients. The appetizers include the flavorful and gluten-free Kimchi Quesadilla, Cashew Cheese Plate, and Nachos.
1796 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027
Green Leaves Vegan is dubbed as the vegetarian restaurant for the new generation. Healthy alternatives include tofu soaked in Green Leaves vegan soup with lots of pepper and garlic, Cauliflower and cucumber with pineapple in sweet and sour sauce, and Yellow curry with spices, coconut milk, and potatoes.
Take your pick! Of course, there are other vegan establishments in Los Angeles so you can browse through the worldwide web and look for more options.