Here’s the lowdown on our favorite vegan spots in the city!
With the wide selection of plant-based destinations across Southern California, it can be hard to decide where to go. Enter: VegOut, your favorite vegan publication with all the best recommendations—like this list of the 10 best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.
Beverly Grove & Calabasas
This critically acclaimed, upscale vegan restaurant is at the top of the list for many vegan and veg-curious Angelenos—including celebrities! Under the direction of Chef Tal Ronnen, Crossroads Kitchen offers stellar brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of Mediterranean-inspired fare featuring seasonal produce.
From ambience and service to food quality, taste, and presentation, Nic’s On Beverly knocks the dining experience out of the park. Whether you sit in their modern dining room or breathtaking patio, expect to enjoy a delicious plant-based meal from start to finish. Might we suggest rounding it out with a vegan cocktail or mocktail?
West Hollywood & Redondo Beach
This woman-owned vegan Italian restaurant and wine bar exceeds our wildest restaurant dreams. The menu showcases vegan renditions of authentic Italian cuisine, with a New York flair! Did we mention they offer deals for Wine Wednesday?
APB’s vibes are unmatched! The 21+ vegan cocktail bar and sushi restaurant shows the LA community that living a vegan lifestyle can be trendy AF. Our suggestion? Stop by on an evening Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy your sips and bites accompanied by a live DJ.
Marina del Rey
Known for its aesthetic, Instagrammable decor, and stellar food, the PLANTA vegan restaurant dynasty has made its way to LA! Their first LA location showcases Latin and Asian fusion shareables. Whatever you do, don’t leave without trying the Bang Bang Broccoli, Udon Noodles, and Spicy Tuna Tacos.
Donna Jean serves up welcoming vibes and food with a sophisticated home-cooked feel. On weekdays, try their scratch-made pizzas, pasta, salads, and desserts. On weekends, stop by for brunch to experience their breakfast calzone, French toast, biscuits, and other stellar dishes.
Downtown LA & Culver City
If you’re looking for vegetable-forward Japanese fare, Shojin is the answer! The 100% vegan, gluten-free menu features whole foods at the forefront of each dish. Enjoy eggplant nigiri, tofu maki, mushroom tempura, and ramen with brown rice—only the freshest ingredients!
Long Beach, Los Feliz, & Costa Mesa
This go-to vegan restaurant offers a nice selection of veganized American classics like the Old Town Grilled Cheese, Mac & Cheese, and BBQ Burger, as well as more diverse dishes along the lines of Kimchi Tacos, Bibimbap Bowls, and Purple Taquitos. Whatever you do, be sure to order the Chaffle (churro waffle) for dessert!
Gregory Owens opened Hijo de su Madre to share his mother’s recipes with the LA community. The restaurant offers a modern vegan take on Mexican street food with a selection of traditional Yucatecan dishes as well. The Papadzules and LA Brat Burrito are our favorites! Be sure to check out Hijo de su Madre’s quarterly multi-course dinners as well!
Cerritos & Reseda
Vinh Loi Tofu is iconic for many reasons. For starters, the restaurant offers delicious Southeast Asian fare ranging from noodles and stir fries to soups and sandwiches. On top of that, owner Kevin Tran is the most welcoming, entertaining host. Our advice? Always go with Kevin’s recommendations and come hungry!