10 Must-Try Plant-Based Burger Joints in Los Angeles
These plant-based burger joints in Los Angeles are 100% vegan and 110% delicious! While it’s great that so many restaurants offer vegan-friendly options, it’s nice to take a break from modifying the heck out of menu items. At these all-vegan burger spots, you’ll go from saying, “Can I have the veggie burger without cheese or mayo?” to “Extra vegan ranch, double cheese, and add a milkshake for dessert!”
Echo Park, Koreatown, Beverly Grove, & Riverside
Monty’s Good Burger is just about every vegan’s go-to burger joint in LA! Their menu may seem simple at first glance—single or double patty, fries or tots on the side, and your choice of sauce. In actuality, their burgers, sides, shakes, and drinks are customizable to the nth degree! Their most popular secret menu item is the Dog Pile, a serving of fries topped in two Impossible burger patties, two slices of cheese, and all five of their saliva-inducing sauces. Whatever odd burger-centric craving you’re experiencing, Monty’s can help. Just ask nicely!
Chinatown & Highland Park
This retro-looking burger spot recently went all-vegan and we couldn’t be happier! Their menu hosts a vast array of handhelds—burgers, cheeseburgers, chili cheeseburgers, buffalo ranch tofu burgers, and more. Their signature patties are made fresh every day using a custom 30-ingredient blend of grains, vegetables, and seasonings. It’s worth the hype!
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Whether you’re a skeptic of the plant-based lifestyle or have been vegan for 15 years, the burgers from NOMOO are sure to please your taste buds! Your choice of a single or double Impossible patty is decked out in vegan American cheese, pickles, tomatoes, butter lettuce, and NOMOO sauce and sandwiched between a beautifully baked brioche bun. Their Signature Fries & Greens is made up of half fries and half greens (Miso Caesar or Superfood Slaw). Or you can lighten up your side and just order greens! What about dessert? They’ve got vegan ice cream sandwiches, cookies, and even a Blue Majik Milkshake!
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Nice Guys Vegan is more than just a plant-based burger joint. It’s the home of Orange County’s first and only 100% vegan charbroiled burgers! Their menu showcases an insane amount of burger variations, from classics to creative new flavor combinations. If you think pineapple on pizza is good, how about pineapple on a burger? Yep, that’s right! Nice Guys Vegan’s Mainlander burger comes with pineapple, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and Teriyaki sauce. Oh, and did we mention they serve vegan mozzarella sticks? Sold!
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VOWburger’s namesake handheld features an Impossible patty with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and house-made sauce. Want a bit more to your bite? Order the VOWdubs, the double-patty rendition of their classic burger. Finish things off with a satisfying slurp of their milkless milkshake if you dare!
Most burger joints offer single- and double-patty options, but what about triple or quadruple? At VBurger, anything is possible! The 4×4 burger contains FOUR Impossible or Beyond patties layered with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and house dressing. Feeling adventurous? “Work Your Burger” to add chili, mac and cheese, scrambled eggs, or sausage. If that sounds a bit too overwhelming, fear not! VBurger makes classic burgers too.
If you like to deck out your burgers in all the best toppings, you’ve got to pay a visit to this trendy vegan spot! Their Single and Double come with one or two burger patties, American cheese, house-made pickles, and burger sauce. But if you want to pay a little extra, you can customize your handheld with items like guac, chili, slaw, and onion jam. Who else is drooling?
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Long Beach, Riverside, Fountain Valley, & Redlands
Craving an authentic fast food experience without any animal products? Take a trip to Plant Power Fast Food! Their nostalgic dishes are the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling down. One of our favorites is the Rambler! It contains a beef-like burger patty, American cheese, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato, and BBQ sauce. Mmm! Also, be sure to check out their food truck in Echo Park.
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Los Feliz & West LA
Honeybee offers Beyond and Impossible burger patties for you to choose from when ordering their handheld items. The Queen Bee comes with two burger patties, two slices of Violife cheese, house sauce, onion jam, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Can’t decide between Beyond or Impossible? Get one of each patty!
Vegan queso makes everything better—even burgers! The Blazin’ Queso Burger from this plant-based hot spot features a vegan patty with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, pickles, and a heaping dollop of house-made warm queso sauce served on a beautifully toasted brioche bun. Blazin’ Burgers also makes classic burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried chicken, onion rings, and loads of other drool-worthy mains and sides.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
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