6 Vegan-Friendly Ethiopian Restaurants in Los Angeles
If your parents ever told you to stop eating your food with your hands, Ethiopian food is for you! Injera (a spongy flatbread) comes with most dishes, and it’s absolutely encouraged and customary in Ethiopian dining to use it as a vehicle to scoop up each delicious and flavor-packed bite. Not only that, but nearly half the population of Ethiopia are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians who traditionally eat vegan on Wednesdays, Fridays, and other fasting days, totaling over 200+ days per year. We’re rounding up some of LA’s best spots to try this vegan-friendly cuisine below!
Vegan Guide to dineL.A. Restaurant Week
Lifting up LA’s hard hit—but resilient—dining community, dineL.A. Restaurant Week is back March 1-14. We’re rounding up the top vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants participating in the event’s first ever spring season since its inception 13 years ago. The 14-day dining event will offer al fresco and takeout dining to foodies all over the city. Grubhub serves as the official delivery and takeout partner, though many restaurants are committed to offering a taste of the city through socially distanced dine-in meals as well.
Vegan Drive-Thru Burger Joint Opens in Upland, California
The Inland Empire has a new vegan burger joint! Spotless Burgers has opened its doors in Upland, California with a location in Glendora opening this weekend and additional locations launching soon in Riverside, San Gabriel, La Verne, and Burbank.
12 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles
Let’s be honest—taco time is all the time, not just on Tuesdays. Particularly if you live in LA, there are just too many fantastic vegan tacos to try to limit yourself to one day a week. Start with these 12 outstanding taco spots, then expand your taco tastings from here.
Ridiculous Baking Co Now Delivers Vegan Croissants Across Southern California
Vegan croissant and baked goods supplier Ridiculous Baking Co (RBC) is now offering fresh weekend delivery in Orange County and Los Angeles. Owner Adam Leach partnered with Crema Artisan Bakers in Irvine which made this expansion possible. RBC’s assortment of buttery vegan croissants, flaky cronuts, sticky cinnamon rolls, and more is now available for Saturday morning delivery in Orange County and Sunday morning delivery in Los Angeles.
Vegan Meatball Restaurant Opens in Hollywood Next Week
There’s a new vegan bistro opening in LA with a ginormous menu that features authentic Italian dishes from house-made meatballs all the way to gluten-free garlic bread. We repeat: GLUTEN-FREE. GARLIC. BREAD.
Vegan Mini Mart Opens in Orange County
7 Vegan Market—a new plant-based mini market—is officially welcoming customers during their soft opening. The Garden Grove shop on Chapman Avenue carries a range of vegan snacks, plant-based deli meats, and frozen items with a lean toward international products. Customers can purchase staples—such as Forager yogurts and Beyond Meat burgers—but can also peruse the shelves for lesser-known products such as Japanese barbecue sauce and umeboshi furikake. The owners have decided to host an extended, eight-week soft opening in preparation for a celebratory grand opening later this spring. While Orange County is home to several vegan restaurants, bakeries, and even a vegan vending machine, 7 Vegan Market will be the region’s first vegan grocer.
11 Exciting New Vegan Restaurants to Try in Los Angeles
The LA vegan food community is resilient, and nothing proved that more than the number of restaurants that took on the uphill battle of opening their doors in the midst of a pandemic. In case you missed it, here are some of the vegan food concepts that have opened in LA during the last year.
Vegan Soul Food Restaurant The VTree to Open in LA’s Silver Lake Neighborhood
Charlotte, NC transplant Chef Velvet is relocating her Hollywood restaurant, The VTree, to Silver Lake. Originally operating at Yamashiro then transitioning to the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, this vegan soul food eatery has gone through several adjustments since opening in May 2020. The new brick-and-mortar location is scheduled to launch on March 13 with the original restaurant’s staple items in addition to a new Healthy Soul menu. This mash-up includes red velvet cupcakes, fried shrimp, mac ‘n’ cheese, black-eyed pea burger patties, and more.
Vegan-Friendly Louisiana Bakery Gertie Kay’s Moves to Los Angeles
The Louisiana-based bakery Gertie Kay’s has just moved its home base to Los Angeles! Owner and founder Monique Johnson started the bakery less than a year ago in Louisiana using recipes that had been passed down from her great-great-grandmother.
Where to Find Vegan Tortas in Los Angeles
Southern California residents know their Mexican food, but the traditional Mexican sandwich—the torta—is often overshadowed by the hype of Taco Tuesday and mass appeal of nachos. While not quite as portable as a carefully wrapped burrito, tortas offer the same explosion of flavor and enhanced texture profiles thanks to their layered components of fresh tomatoes, creamy refried beans, cool mayo, and juicy plant-based meat on a thick sandwich roll. Here are six vegan-friendly spots in and around LA that do the vegan torta justice.
20 Spots for Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Los Angeles
From classic and Nashville hot to mango habañero and Korean-style, LA has quite the selection of vegan fried chicken sandwiches! They’re savory, crispy, flaky, and downright drool-worthy. Ready to dig in? Keep reading to find out where you can order these handhelds.
9 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in LA’s San Gabriel Valley
The San Gabriel Valley is one place you might not expect to find restaurants loaded with vegan options, as people often think of roast duck, beef pho, or sweet & sour chicken when they think of the area. However, there are actually many restaurants that have staggering vegan options that’ll have you wondering, “How have I not heard about this place?" That’s why we’re here to show you some of the area’s finest spots for vegan Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese fare!
Fresh Brothers Donates Heart-Shaped Pizzas to Frontline Workers for Valentine’s Day
In honor of Valentine’s Day, LA-based pizzeria Fresh Brothers is tossing up heart-shaped pizzas all month. And as part of a promotion to help out those who have been putting their lives on the line this past year, starting February 8th, they will be donating a heart-shaped pizza to a frontline worker for every heart-shaped pizza that customers purchase.
11 Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials in Los Angeles
Need an excuse to order grub from your favorite local restaurants? It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with your lover, friend, roommate, mom, or just your beautiful self, these vegan spots are offering limited-edition V-Day meals for pickup, delivery, or al fresco dining that are perfect for the occasion.
Pura Vita Opens Redondo Beach Location This Friday
The Los Angeles vegan takeover continues with the opening of Pura Vita’s newest location in Redondo Beach!
New Caribbean Vegan Kitchen Opens in LA’s Canoga Park
Jamin Vegan is winning over hearts and taste buds with their island-inspired vegan food. Owners David and Dave enjoyed great success in opening (non-vegan) JamaFo Xpress last year—so much so that they were inspired to create a little sister vegan version!
10 Spots for Vegan Valentine’s Day Desserts in Los Angeles
Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or taking home a treat for yourself to enjoy with your favorite Netflix rom-com, everything tastes sweeter when it’s heart-shaped and covered in chocolate. We’re rounding up some of LA’s best dessert offerings this Valentine’s Day to satisfy your sweet tooth with some romantic flair.
LA Vegan Bakery Just What I Kneaded to Open Second Location
After opening its first brick-and-mortar this past summer, Just What I Kneaded is planning a second location to open in Los Feliz. Owner and operator Justine Hernandez plans to transform this small space into a grab-and-go shop, where most of the baking will still take place at the flagship location in Frogtown.
9 Spots for Vegan Italian Food in Los Angeles
Get your Italian food fix at one of these LA restaurants! Where are our carb lovers at? Who are we kidding—just about every vegan loves carbs. While most Italian restaurants offer a handful of vegan options like pasta with marinara sauce, veggies, bread, and salads, that can get a little boring. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of spots that serve next-level Italian food. We’re talking about vegan shrimp scampi, tiramisu, deep-dish pizza, and more!