10 Places for Vegan Shrimp in Los Angeles
Most restaurants have mastered the vegan versions of burgers, chicken, and beef, but how often do you find vegan shrimp on the menu? This item is pretty rare, but we’ve made it a little easier for you! After fishing for all of the best places to try vegan shrimp in LA, we’ve curated a list of the top restaurants for you to visit to get your shrimp on!
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The shrimp combinations are endless at this Thai fusion joint! Choose soy shrimp as your protein on any of their a la carte, noodle, rice, or curry entrees. If you’re looking for a shrimp starter, order the Mee-Krob or Tom Yum Soup, but don’t forget to leave room for shrimp tacos! The tacos include soy shrimp, shredded cabbage, salsa, cilantro, and spicy gluten-free chipotle mayo, all resting on a warm soft shell corn tortilla. Try them all!
The Vegan Joint
Culver City, Woodland Hills, & DTLA
While we’re on the Thai cuisine train, let’s take a stop at the Vegan Joint! Snack on their Golden Shrimp, Lemon Shrimp, or try their Sate with shrimp! If you’re feeling soupy, order the Wonton Soup which includes spinach, wheat flour wonton, soy shrimp and garlic. You can also add these babies to any of their curries, noodles, or rice plates!
This plant-based pop-up created a dish we didn’t even know we needed until we heard its name––Vegan Pineapple Walnut Shrimp! Served over a bed of white rice and topped with a flower, this beauty pleases all five senses. Other shrimp dishes include Garlic Firecracker Shrimp and Spring Rolls. Be sure to check their Instagram for the pop-up dates and menus!
Julie Goes Green
At this all-vegan Italian spot, you have the ability to add shrimp to any pasta or salad. Craving pizza? Order the Tony Spicy, topped with tomato sauce, red onion, green bell pepper, tomato, jalapeno, shrimp, and mozzarella. What about Shrimp Scampi? That’s not something you see very often on a vegan menu, but you will at this spot!
Doomie’s Home Cookin’
Doomie’s knows exactly how to serve shrimp––fried! Their Fried Shrimp is beautifully breaded, fried, and served with a side of tartar and cocktail sauce. Maybe try throwing them on some of their freakishly tasty fries or order a few of their other hot appetizers, like the Fried Avocado and Jalapeno Poppers to create a sampler trio!
There’s no one who knows flavor quite like Chef Velvet of The VTree! Her famous Cajun Shrimp, made from vegetable protein, is GLORIOUS! Aside from the outstanding flavor, the nutrition of these savory bites is quite impressive! The VTree’s shrimp is gluten-free, soy-free, low-carb, and contains no MSG or trans fat. Unable to visit this spot in person? You can now order their vegan shrimp online for nationwide delivery!
This vegan hot spot offers shrimp that can be added to your favorite menu items upon request. Order it in a taco, try it stuffed in a burrito, or load it up on their MexGogi Fries for a flavor-blasting experience. And when you think things can’t get any better, Chicana Vegana’s shrimp is soy-free! Woohoo!
Green Leaves Vegan
Guess what this place has? If you guessed more shrimp, you’re a winner! Add shrimp to any salad, rice or noodle entree, dinner combo, or get it as a side! Order the Shrimp Dinner for the ultimate well-rounded meal. Including fried soy shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, and gluten-free wild rice or grilled potatoes, this veggie-filled dinner hits the mark!
Kick Ass Vegan
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Well––it’s not technically under the sea but this Vegan Shrimp Pineapple Bowl from Kick Ass Vegan won’t have you jumping ship! Try their shrimp on alfredo fries, in a mashed potato bowl, as a ceviche, or in egg rolls, sandwiches, plates, and more! Now do you see where they get their name? Follow @kickassvegans on Instagram for their schedule and event-specific menus.
This vegan Asian-fusion restaurant is a collaboration between Chef Adrian Garcia of Naughty Boy Sushi and Chef Syler Tanksley of Munchies Diner. Together, they make some of the most mind-blowing menu items, infused with Asian flair! A few of the shrimp-tastic dishes served at Naughty Panda include the Naruto Roll, Lemon Garlic Shrimp Bowl, and Shrimp Banh Mi!
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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