AAPI-Owned Vegan Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Pop-Ups in LA
From donuts and ice cream to burgers, dim sum, and sushi, there are so many great items to try from these businesses!
Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out this list of AAPI-owned restaurants to support in LA.
Why not kick things off with a breakfast classic? Dōnatsu stocks delicious, brightly colored vegan donuts in a variety of flavors including matcha, ube, and black sesame. Order a dozen and share it with your crew as an instant day-maker.
Keep your eyes on the waffle fries! This AAPI-owned vegan pop-up is known for constructing delicious burgers, loaded waffle fries, and more. Their house-made vegan fried chicken patties are the best of the best!
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.
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.
Hollywood & Food Truck
Offering a full lineup of sushi rolls, nigiri, ramen, curry, and more, Plant Lab’s vegan, non-GMO Japanese food is not to be missed! Everything is deliciously crafted and beautifully plated. Our current favorites would have to be the Spicy Miso Ramen, Japanese Curry Over Rice, and Einstein Roll.
Dear Bella Creamery serves up scoops of satisfying vegan, gluten-free ice cream. The variety of unique flavors and toppings creates endless dessert possibilities! If you’re feeling extra sweet, send some pints to your loved ones with Dear Bella Creamery’s new nationwide shipping option.
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 has it all!
Culver City & Downtown LA
With innovative vegan Japanese food and impeccable service, Shojin is one of our favorite 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.
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.
Mid-City & Pop-Up
Want to try vegan LokLac Beef Bowls, Caramelized Pork NomPangs, or Pineapple Walnut Shrimp? Srey Vegan is a woman-owned restaurant and pop-up that sells iconic vegan Cambodian food.
If you see a long line of foodies at Smorgasburg 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.
Downtown LA & Fountain Valley
Au Lac is the perfect vegan restaurant for a fancy night out. Who wouldn’t want to dig into a lavish Vietnamese meal in an elegant setting?
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.
There are nothing but great reviews about Morning Nights’ vegan dim sum! What’s it going to be first—Shumai, Spicy Wontons, or Taro Egg Rolls?
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.
You can never go wrong with vegan Thai food for dinner. The Avocado Curry and Pad See Ew are our go-tos.
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!
We recently tried this vegan cafe for the first time and immediately fell in love! The food is outstanding and the service is wonderful—what more could you ask for? Whatever you do, order the Drunk Cauliflower.
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.
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.
First-generation Chinese immigrant and self-taught chef Shanshan Liu Estacio opened Gokoku in 2018. Her vegan ramen and sushi recipes will rock your world!
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.
Degen Munchies (formerly known as Munchies Diner) is a vegan Orange County hot spot. It’s famous for veganizing classic diner food like breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and milkshakes.
Where are our South Bay vegans at? Vegan Nova makes some seriously satisfying vegan Thai food in Hawthorne.
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.
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!
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.
Did you know “dim sum” translates to “touch the heart” in Chinese? You can tell the amount of heart that goes into Inomoni Vegan’s dim sum. Their attention to detail is immaculate!
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!
Thai food and chill? Order your favorite bites from Salaya, and turn on your favorite movie for a relaxing night in.
Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi is one of the newest vegan restaurants in LA! Positioned in an area lacking vegan options, this spot couldn’t have opened at a better time. Their Philly Roll is a classic!
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 big the menu is!
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 mis in glorious flavor combinations. Get into it!
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.
Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, & Stanton
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.
This Mongolian woman-owned pop-up brings the heat with its Red Hot Spicy Tofu! Find All Savory Vegan at Eagle Rock weekly.
Culver City, Downtown LA & Woodland Hills
This vegan restaurant has been a Los Angeles favorite for years! Serving everything from abundant breakfast platters to hearty curries, The Vegan Joint has something for everyone.
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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