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The Best Vegan Menu Items Across LA, According to VegOut Staff

Don’t sleep on our recommendations!

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Los Angeles

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Don’t sleep on our recommendations!

We know the vegan scene in Los Angeles is overwhelming. And since we’ve done our fair share of sampling plant-based fare across the city, we’ve made this list of the best dishes and desserts. Without further ado, here are the best vegan menu items across LA, according to VegOut staff.

Bang Bang Broccoli


Marina del Rey

You might think we’re crazy when we say broccoli is our favorite dish at a restaurant, but hear us out. PLANTA Cocina transforms the cruciferous vegetable into a sweet chili and peanut sauce-coated crispy piece of magic.

Bang Bang Broccoli from PLANTA

Courtesy of PLANTA

Dan Dan Noodles

Pine & Crane

Downtown LA & Silver Lake

This vegan-friendly Taiwanese restaurant makes the best noods in town! Their Dan Dan Noodles—made with sesame-peanut sauce, cucumbers, cilantro, and peanuts—are creamy, hearty, and slurpable AF.

Dan Dan Noodles from Pine & Crane

Photo by Donna Rowshan

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka

Crossroads Kitchen

Beverly Grove & Calabasas

We eat, sleep, and breathe Crossroads Kitchen’s Spicy Rigatoni. This housemade fresh pasta swims in a gloriously spicy vodka sauce with a hefty sprinkle of vegan parmesan on top! Paired with the Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms? Chef’s kiss!

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka from Crossroads Kitchen

Courtesy of Crossroads Kitchen

The Original Fried Softserve Pie

Magpies Softserve

Highland Park, Silver Lake, & Tarzana

A dessert that involves vegan ice cream, pie, and fried foods? We’re sold! In case you missed it, this popular frozen dessert destination offers a plethora of vegan items—most notably, The Original Fried Softserve Pie. The vegan as-is treat features a corn almond soft serve base, vegan fudge, honeycomb, non-dairy whipped cream, and a fried candied cornflake streusel.

The Original Fried Softserve Pie from Magpies Softserve

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Wood-Fired Detroit-Style Pizza

Nic’s On Beverly

Beverly Grove

While we love deep-dish and NY-style pies, Detroit-style pizza has a special place in our hearts. And the Wood-Fired Detroit-Style Pizza from Nic’s On Beverly is top-notch. Current varieties include Original, Bianco, BBQ Chicken, and Pepperoni.

Wood-Fired Detroit-Style Pizza from Nic's on Beverly

Fried Olives

Olivia Restaurant


Olivia Restaurant’s Fried Olives is the appetizer of our dreams! The olives grace a bed of whipped macadamia ricotta with aleppo. Be sure to request the dish with agave instead of honey to make it vegan!

Fried Olives from Olivia Restaurant

Photo by Allie Mitchell


Pura Vita

We can’t express enough how much we love Pura Vita’s Carbonara! The menu item showcases spaghetti noodles tossed in an avocado egg and macadamia romano cream with shiitake bacon on top. It’s truly divine!

Vegan carbonara from Pura Vita

Courtesy of Pura Vita

Halva Cinnamon Tahini Shake


Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, & West Adams

Looking to stray from a classic chocolate or vanilla milkshake? Let us introduce you to Mizlala’s Halva Cinnamon Tahini Shake! This rich, creamy dessert is the perfect end to your meal at the vegan-friendly Middle Eastern restaurant. The Chocolate Almond flavor is also vegan, and the Salted Caramel variety can be made vegan when ordered without caramel.

Person holding Halva Cinnamon Tahini Shake from Mizlala

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Breakfast in Bread Calzone

Donna Jean

Donna Jean does many things right—pasta, pizza, and brunch to name a few. But the dish that captures the essence of our favorite elements of the restaurant has to be the Breakfast in Bread calzone! This brunch dish is the ideal hearty, savory, bready dish you want to start your weekend with.

Breakfast in Bread Calzone from Donna Jean

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Mac ‘n’ JOi

JOi Cafe

Westlake Village

This 100% vegan, gluten-free cafe makes our favorite mac ‘n’ cheese in LA! With white truffle quinoa macaroni, cashew coconut cheese, spinach, and toasted bread crumbs, JOi Cafe’s Mac ‘n’ JOi is the ultimate comfort food meal.

Person scooping Mac ‘n’ JOi dish

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Biscuit Bomb Breakfast Sandwich

Seabirds Kitchen

Costa Mesa, Los Feliz, & Long Beach

If you like biscuits and breakfast dishes, then order Seabirds Kitchen’s Biscuit Bomb breakfast sandwich! The handheld includes seasoned tofu, maple-fennel tempeh, spinach, aji yolk sauce, and sweet maple drizzle on a heavenly rosemary cheddar biscuit.

Person holding Biscuit Bomb Breakfast Sandwich from Seabirds Kitchen

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Niku Nashi Roll

Niku Nashi Sushi


Niku Nashi Sushi makes some of the best vegan sushi in Los Angeles! Their namesake maki roll is our top choice! It contains vegan crab and cucumber deep fried in panko and topped with avocado, unagi, spicy aioli, sriracha, and green onion. Mmm!

Niku Nashi Roll on plate

Photo by Joseph Suarez

Tres Leches

The Grain Cafe

Culver City, Long Beach, Mid City, Redondo Beach, & Van Nuys

The Grain Cafe’s vegan Tres Leches is a little slice of heaven. The dessert offers the perfect balance of moist, light, and sweet in every bite. So whether you stop by for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks, remember these two words: Tres. Leches.

Tres Leches from The Grain Cafe

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Ham and Cheese Croissant

Chaumont Vegan

Beverly Hills & Santa Monica

This vegan French Bakery is the ultimate croissant destination! From sweet to savory flavors, Chaumont Vegan’s pastries hit the spot every time. Our go-to? The Ham and Cheese Croissant. Try it and thank us later!

Ham and Cheese Croissant from Chaumont Vegan

Courtesy of Chaumont Vegan

Double Cheeseburger

Monty’s Good Burger

Culver City, Echo Park, Koreatown, & Riverside

The LA food scene is loaded with vegan burgers, but our hearts go to Monty’s Good Burger’s Double Cheeseburger. With two Impossible patties, slice of vegan cheese, house spread, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions, this burger encapsulates the iconic fast-food taste.

Vegan Double Cheeseburger from Monty's Good Burger

Courtesy of Monty’s Good Burger

BBQ Duck Peking Bun

Vinh Loi Tofu

Cerritos & Reseda

We can’t get enough of Vinh Loi Tofu’s BBQ Duck Peking Buns—aka Sexy Buns! The appetizer features fluffy white bread with vegan BBQ duck. Now, it’s time to “forget” to go to the grocery store and hit up Vinh Loi Tofu for dinner!

BBQ Duck Peking Bun from Vinh Loi Tofu

Courtesy of Vinh Loi Tofu

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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