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9 Budget-Friendly Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

Check out these affordable LA vegan spots!

Check out these nine budget-friendly vegan restaurants in Los Angeles! Indulge in bold, tasty meals—from plant-based Mexican food to classic Thai favorites. These spots will win a place in your heart and wallet!

Veggie Grill

Multiple Locations

Veggie Grill is a safe haven for many vegans. Since 2006, the vegan spot has been serving up plant-based versions of our comfort favorites. It’s also been a go-to spot for which we don’t need to empty our pockets. The vegan restaurant offers several specials, including their lunchtime deal! Every day from 11am-4 pm, you can choose their Buffalo Mini Wrap, Teriyaki Mini Wrap, or Baja Fish Taco combo paired with a side and beverage for under $10!

Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill

Borreguitas

Pomona

This is the vegan taco spot in Pomona! The family-owned shop transitioned to a fully vegan restaurant after 20 years in operation. Now, they’re known for their 99¢ Taco Tuesdays. That’s right! And you can order any of their mouthwatering taco options, including carne asada, al pastor, and signature vegan chicken. The taco spot also offers a multitude of veganized Mexican staples that will leave you returning for more.

Borreguitas

Borreguitas

Un Solo Sol

Boyle Heights

In the heart of Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza, Un Solo Sol serves the most comforting Mexican entrees. Just like a homemade meal, each dish boasts freshness and authenticity. The restaurant serves a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that won’t empty your wallet! By offering Latine staples like a pupusa platter or pozole for less than $11, this affordable vegan spot will be your new go-to.

Un Solo Sol

Un Solo Sol

Veggie y Que

Whittier

If you’re in the mood for vegan burritos, wraps, and nachos, Veggie y Que is the spot for you! The plant-based restaurant offers several wallet-friendly options, including an all-day breakfast menu with tacos starting at $10! You can also feast on their house-made chick’n—featured in their BBQ bacon, bacon ranch, and chipotle wrap—at the cost of $13.

Veggie y Que

Veggie y Que

Plant Power Fast Food

Multiple Locations

Plant Power is one of the country’s fastest-growing vegan fast-food chains. The vegan restaurant currently offers their Impossible burgers at a lower cost, putting them head to head with traditional fast food chains! At the price of $5.95 for their cheeseburger, this is one of the most affordable plant-based options out there. You can also grab Plant Power’s lunch combo that includes a burger, side, and fountain drink for $10.75!

Plant Power Fast Food

Plant Power Fast Food

Burgerlords

Chinatown & Highland Park

This LA vegan spot is a must-try for stacked savory burgers! For under $9, you can order the Burgerlords Cheeseburger prepared with their house-made patty. The vegan patty is made with 30 plant-based ingredients, including grains, spices, and more! This tasty burger also comes with their signature 2,000 Island sauce paired with Follow Your Heart’s American sliced cheese.

Burgerlords

Burgerlords

Bright Star Thai Vegan

Rancho Cucamonga

Bright Star Thai Vegan is a hidden gem in the Inland Empire! The vegan restaurant offers a huge selection of veganized favorites, including orange chicken, grilled pork, and chili soy fish, for all under $10! They also feature a host of vegan noodle dishes under $12, the perfect meal for dinner on a budget. And don’t forget your beverage! You can order a Thai iced tea at the sweet price of $2.

Bright Star Thai Vegan

Bright Star Thai Vegan

Stand-Up Burgers

Culver City

Veggie Grill’s new sister burger joint is the ultimate vegan spot! Stand-Up Burgers offers flavor-packed grub that gives you bang for your buck. Shop their juicy burgers from $8-$13, including their steakhouse, BBQ bacon, and O.G. burger. These items come piled with burger staples, such as gooey cheese, caramelized onions, and house-made sauces! You can also pair any meal with their delicious $5 milkshakes.

Stand-Up Burgers

Stand-Up Burgers

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Highland Park

Vegan-Friendly

This woman-of-color-owned spot is a cafe, bakery, and retail shop rolled into one. The beloved coffee shop in Northeast Los Angeles features a range of breakfast and lunch items, as well as homemade baked goods, at an affordable price. The cafe offers plant-based savory options, including their vegan breakfast sandwich filled with sausage, seasoned tofu, kale, and a house-made avocado aioli—all for $8!

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Alejandra Tolley

@laveganaenojona

Alejandra is a spirited writer that highlights vegan BIPOC-owned businesses in the LA area where she was born and raised. She volunteers her time donating vegan food to community fridges to make plant-based eating accessible for everyone. In her free time, she loves listening to David Bowie, hiking, and taking pictures of her doggies, Luna and Dexter.

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