Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you haven’t decided where you’re going to take your mom on Sunday, you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best vegan spots in LA she’s sure to love.
Popular plant-based Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre will be offering their regular brunch menu as well as some Mother’s Day specials—a Rose Petal Salad and a Strawberry Shortcake—created by Chef Armando Ayala. The Rose Petal Salad features butter lettuce, orange segments, roasted beets, grilled asparagus, grilled strawberries, radishes, crispy onions, and is topped with an herb vinaigrette. The Strawberry Shortcake is compiled of upside down cake, macerated strawberries, cashew whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, and a mint sprig.
Gratitude Kitchen & Bar
Beverly Hills and Newport Beach
Enjoy plant-based brunch options at Gratitude, like chicken & waffles, their benedict, buckwheat flax pancakes, overnight oats, and more. Plus, they’ll also be serving special Mother’s Day cocktails—a Lillet Rosé and a London Gin snowcone—served in mugs that says “Call Your Mother” which customers get to keep.
Sage Plant Based Bistro
Echo Park, Culver City, and Pasadena
Sage has a good variety of brunch menu items, from chia French toast to tempeh sausage Florentine, an acai bowl, a breakfast burrito, three different types of pancakes (sweet potato, organic wild blueberry, and cornbread jalapeno), and even more. Bonus: they have a lot of clearly-labeled gluten, nut, and soy-free options too.
Plant Food + Wine
Brunch at Plant Food + Wine is quite the exquisite experience. Sit out on their back-door patio and indulge in options like Polenta + Hash, Bananas Fosters Pancakes, and Smoked Tofu Florentine. And don’t pass up on desserts like carrot cake, pavlova, or their spirulina cheesecake.
DTLA and Culver City
This vegan Japanese restaurant serving sushi, ramen, and more will be offering complimentary strawberry mimosas, photos, and cookies on Mother’s Day. Make your holiday reservations ahead of time at their website
Take your mom to get a taste of a beautiful vegan brunch menu at Little Pine. Choose from pastries, like doughnuts, danishes, and cinnamon rolls, along with mains like lemon poppyseed pancakes, French toast, and grilled cheese served with tomato soup.
Crossroads’ stunning brunch menu includes savory dishes like vegan lox and bagel, a shakshuka, quiche, and a savory crepe, as well as sweet dishes like pancakes and a parfait. There’s something every mom will love.
Costa Mesa and Long Beach
Take your mom to Seabirds to try unique items like fried grits, or their Porque Maria, which is smoked sliced tofu, cashew “Gruyere” cheese, and arugula on toasted sourdough, served with powdered sugar, jam, and fresh fruit. Plus, they have classics like pancakes and waffles and a breakfast biscuit sandwich too.
Real Food Daily
Pasadena and West Hollywood
Breakfast pizza, mushroom toast, butterscotch pancakes—if any of those items sound intriguing for a Mother’s Day brunch, then head to Real Food Daily on that special day. The restaurant’s vegan menu doesn’t disappoint.
With one of the most popular mac ‘n’ cheese entrees in the area, Suncafe is no stranger to the brunch scene. Catch this famous dish, along with pancakes, an omelette, bagel and schmear, and their All American Skillet—grilled potatoes, tofu egg & saffron garbanzo beans, zucchini, house made American cheese and pico de gallo.