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AAPI-Owned Vegan Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Pop-Ups in LA

How many spots can you try before the month is over?

Vegan dish from Morning Nights on plate with sauce
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Los Angeles

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How many spots can you try before the month is over?

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out this list of AAPI-owned vegan restaurants to support in LA.



Panda Express doesn’t have anything on nachaii! This new AAPI women-owned ghost kitchen specializes in all the classic Chinese American dishes, like General Tso’s Chicken, “Honey” Walnut Shrimp, and Kung Pao Tofu.

nachaii vegan spread on table

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Veggie Fam


Keep your eyes on the waffle fries! This AAPI-owned vegan pop-up is known for constructing delicious burgers, loaded waffle fries, and more. Might we suggest starting with the OG Hot Chick’N Sandwich and Cheezy Fries?

Vegan meal from Veggie Fam

Photo by Joel Alatorre


West Hollywood

Do you love organic vegan eating? That’s what the name of this restaurant stands for! With dishes like Beefless Green Beans, Chow Mein, and Thai Wings, L.O.V.E. is the place to go for vegan pan-Asian cuisine.

L.O.V.E. entree on plate

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Vinh Loi Tofu

Cerritos & Reseda

Known for its delicious menu of Southeast Asian food and enthusiastic owner Kevin Tran, Vinh Loi Tofu is one of the most beloved vegan restaurants in LA! The Sexy Buns, Duck Fried Rice, and Curry Soup are definite showstoppers.

Vinh Loi Tofu sandwich on plate

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The Plant Lab

Food Truck

Offering a full lineup of appetizers, cut rolls, hand rolls, bowls, and more, Plant Lab’s vegan, non-GMO Japanese food is not to be missed! And don’t get us started on the presentation! Let’s just say that your iPhone will definitely need to eat first.

Vegan sushi from The Plant Lab

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Dear Bella Creamery

Hollywood & Costa Mesa

Dear Bella Creamery serves up scoops of satisfying vegan, gluten-free ice cream. The variety of unique flavors and toppings creates endless dessert possibilities! Our favorite flavors include NY Cheesecake, Cookie Monsta, and Taiwanese Pineapple Cake.

Vegan ice cream from Dear Bella Creamery

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San & Wolves Bakeshop


Specializing in scratch-made vegan Filipino baked goods, San & Wolves Bakeshop fills a large need in the community. From Buko Pop-Tarts and Basura Cookies to Ube Cheez Pandesals and custom-made Emo Heart Cakes, this woman-owned bakery stocks it all!

Person holding pastry from San & Wolves Bakeshop

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Culver City & Downtown LA

With innovative vegan Japanese food and impeccable service, Shojin is one of the best vegan restaurants in LA! Everything is vegan, gluten-free, macrobiotic, organic, and natural. The Chef’s Special Tasting Menu is always a solid choice to try several dishes in one sitting.

Entrees on table from Shojin

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Cake Girl

Boyle Heights

The sweetest stop for allergy-friendly baked goods? Cake Girl! From donuts and cookies to cupcakes and full-sized cakes, Cake Girl’s entire pastry case is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free.

Cake Girl baked goods on tray

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Srey Vegan


Want to try vegan LokLac Beef Bowls, Caramelized Pork NomPangs, or Pineapple Walnut Shrimp? Track down the woman-owned pop-up Srey Vegan to try these iconic vegan Cambodian dishes and more.

Srey Vegan meals on plates

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Food Truck

If you see a long line of foodies at any food festival in LA, chances are they’re ordering Garlic Noods from MANEATINGPLANT. Co-founders Candice Tzeng and Phil Kwan are making waves in the food scene with dishes inspired by their Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese roots.



Au Lac

Downtown LA & Fountain Valley

The Los Angeles vegan staple Au Lac is a perfect destination for your next night out. Because who wouldn’t want to dig into a lavish Vietnamese meal in an elegant setting? Au Lac’s menu also boasts a plethora of raw vegan items, if that’s your jam!

Au Lac meal and sides on table

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Naughty Vegan Panda


The next time you’re in Pasadena, pay a visit to Naughty Vegan Panda! Their vegan bánh mì sandwiches, bowls, and sushi rolls are out of this world.

Person holding meal in bowl from Naughty Vegan Panda

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Morning Nights

Long Beach

There is nothing but great reviews for this vegan dim sum restaurant and craft bar. So the next time you head to Long Beach, stop by Morning Nights and see what the hype is all about. We suggest trying the Lychee Rum Punch, Shumai, and Spicy Wontons!

Morning Nights entree on table with sauce on the side

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Araya’s Place

Beverly Grove

You can never go wrong with the vegan Thai food from Araya’s place. Avocado Curry and Pad See Ew, here we come!

Meal from Anaya's Place on plate

Photo by Joseph Suarez

The Wild Chive

Long Beach

The Wild Chive is killing the vegan comfort food game! Their hearty brunch dishes, crafted by chef and owner Soozee Nguyen, are some of the best in town.

The Wild Chive sandwich on plate

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Julie Goes Green


Pasta, pizza, and garlic bread—oh my! Julie Goes Green hits it out of the park with their vegan Italian food. Bonus points for solid gluten-free options!

Julie Goes Green pasta in bowl

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Variable Cafe

Culver City

Variable Cafe is a neighborhood staple for stellar vegan food and great service! What more could you ask for? Oh, right—an extra order of Drunk Cauliflower!

Person holding Variable Cafe sandwich with salad in takeout box

Photo by Allie Mitchell

House of Fortune

Chino & Rowland Heights

We may not be fortune-tellers but we foresee an epic vegan Chinese food spread in your future. Head to House of Fortune to make our prediction a reality.

House of Fortune entrees and sides on table

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Studio City

Where are all our Valley vegans at? If you want to try L.O.V.E. but don’t want to drive to West Hollywood, take a trip to their sister restaurant, H.O.P.E.! The Yellow Curry is a must.

H.O.P.E. meal on plate

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Studio City

First-generation Chinese immigrant and self-taught chef Shanshan Liu Estacio opened Gokoku in 2018. And let us just say, her vegan ramen and sushi recipes will rock your world!

Person pulling noodles in bowl from Gokoku

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Raw Cane SuperJuice

East Hollywood

For those days you need a refreshing drink to cool off, Raw Cane SuperJuice has your back! This AAPI woman-owned vegan juice shop stocks fresh juices, smoothies, immunity shots, and raw vegan snacks.

Person holding juice from Raw Cane SuperJuice

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Vegan Nova


This one’s for the South Bay vegans! Vegan Nova makes some seriously satisfying vegan Thai food in Hawthorne. So ditch the kitchen tonight, and pick up some noods and veggies from Vegan Nova!

Entree from Vegan Nova with sauces

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Veg & Go


Transport your taste buds to outer space at this futuristic vegan fast-food restaurant! Don’t forget to check out Veg & Go’s secret menu items on their Instagram page before your visit.

Veg & Go burger

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Green Leaves Vegan

Los Feliz

Whether you’re in the mood for Thai food or American classics, the menu at Green Leaves Vegan features both cuisines. All we have to say is their spicy vegan chicken goes hard!

Green Leaves Vegan wings and fries in basket

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Westminster & Yorba Linda

Grab your chopsticks and dig into Kenshō’s glorious vegan sushi rolls! The Crunchy Cali and Jalapeño Popper varieties are the most popular picks.

Kenshō sushi on tray

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GGT Your Vegan Kitchen

West Covina

Carol Tsang aspired to open a restaurant in 2015 but that dream got put on hold when her husband Charles became paralyzed. When he passed away in 2020, Charles’ last wish was for his wife to open her restaurant—which she did in 2021. Not only is GGT Your Vegan Kitchen’s story heartfelt and inspiring, but the food is amazing!

Bowl of soup from GGT Your Vegan Kitchen

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Los Feliz

Thai food and chill? Order your favorite bites from Salaya, and turn on your favorite movie for a relaxing night in.

Salaya meal in bowl

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Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi

Agoura Hills

Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi has one of the largest vegan Japanese menus in Southern California! Their Jalapeño Roll is a VegOut fave!

Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi sushi rolls on trays

Photo by Allie Mitchell

MVG by Oy

Silver Lake

Don’t want to prepare meals this week? You could hit up MVG by Oy (formerly known as My Vegan Gold) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That’s how extensive the menu is!

Vegan entree from MVG by Oy on plate

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Vegan Bánh Mì Thảo


Is anyone else obsessed with bánh mi sandwiches? They’re all we can think about! Vegan Bánh Mì Thảo creates a vast variety of vegan bánh mi in glorious flavor combinations. Get into it!

Vegan Banh Mi Thao entree in basket

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Huntington Beach

Health and happiness are top priorities at this organic vegan Japanese restaurant! Co-owned by Akira and Ana Nakao, VegiLicious is a wonderful, welcoming place to visit for a nutritious meal.

VegiLicious meal in tray

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Nice Burger Vegan

Multiple Locations

The nostalgia at Nice Burger Vegan is off the charts! Their vegan fast-food restaurants encompass the traditional drive-thru experience without any animal ingredients.

Nice Burger Vegan burgers in bag

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The Vegan Joint

Culver City, Downtown LA, & Woodland Hills

This vegan restaurant has been a Los Angeles landmark for years! Serving everything from abundant breakfast platters to hearty curries, The Vegan Joint has something for everyone.

The Vegan Joint meals on table

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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