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21 Latine-Owned Vegan Restaurants and Pop-Ups in LA

From burger joints and coffee shops to panaderias and Mexican restaurants, this list covers it all.

Food & Drink
Los Angeles

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From burger joints and coffee shops to panaderias and Mexican restaurants, this list covers it all.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve created this list of Latine-owned vegan restaurants in Los Angeles!

Little Barn Coffee House

Glassell Park

Little Barn Coffee House serves up some of the best breakfast and lunch items in Los Angeles. For starters, they offer a full lineup of coffee drinks—including a PSL. In addition, this Latina-owned vegan cafe features a vast food menu with favorites like breakfast sandwiches, tamales, Reuben sandwiches, and pastries.

Person holding vegan burger from Little Barn

Photo by Allie Mitchell

El Compa Vegano


Experience the richest Mexican fusion dishes from El Compa Vegano! At any given event, you can find vegan tacos ranging from Birria and Chicharrón to Baja Shrimp and Crack—their plant-based take on Jack in the Box’s iconic tacos. El Compa Vegano also offers tostadas, nachos, seafood boils, and more.

Person holding box of tacos from El Compa Veagno

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Hijo De Su Madre

West LA

Hijo De Su Madre wins over customers at first bite! The menu features traditional Yucatecan recipes as well as innovative fusion dishes. The most popular order? Phat Hass Tacos! Each handheld contains battered and fried avocado, pico de gallo, chipotle cream, and a pepita cilantro slaw. Be sure to check out their quarterly dinner parties as well.

Vegan meal on plate from Hijo de su Madre

Photo by Jess Summers

El Cocinero Restaurant

Van Nuys

Nosh on all the best vegan Mexican street food at El Cocinero Restaurant! From tacos and burritos to nachos, quesadillas, and pozole, each dish is bursting with flavor. Of course, you can’t leave without grabbing a slice of vegan flan for dessert.

Vegan meal in tray from El Cocinero Restaurant

Photo by Kayla Kaplan

The Grain Cafe

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

The Grain Cafe is a Los Angeles vegan staple! Although The Grain Cafe’s menu covers multiple cuisines, the restaurant is most popular for its vegan Oaxacan food. To be sure you sample a little bit of everything, order The Fiesta Plate. It contains nachos, one chile relleno, two enchiladas (cheese & salsa roja and chicken & mole), beans, and rice.

Vegan meal from The Grain Cafe

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Cena Vegan


This family-owned vegan Mexican food pop-up brings the community together with delicious eats. You can order nachos, burritos, tacos, and other classics loaded with housemade plant-based meats. Keep an eye out for tamales during the holiday season!

Person holding vegan meal from Cena Vegan

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Vegan Drip Burger

Culver City

Without a doubt, Vegan Drip Burger crafts some of the juiciest vegan burgers in LA! But that’s not all you’ll find at this Latina-owned vegan ghost kitchen. Their vast menu includes loaded fries, fried chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, milkshakes, and more.

Vegan spread from Vegan Drip Burger

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Dear Mama


Struggling to find vegan options in Boyle Heights, Desiree Flores launched Dear Mama. The menu is based on traditional recipes from Flores’ grandmother. But this time, the dishes are 100% vegan. So go show this Latina- and LGBTQ-owned business some love!

Vegan meal from Dear Mama

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Soy Concha Bakery

Santa Ana & East LA

Panaderias are essential to Mexican culture. Which is why it was so important to Earvin Lopez to open SoCal’s first all-vegan panaderia, Soy Concha Bakery! Load up on Niños Envueltos, Vegansitos, Conchas, Tres Leches, Flan, and other vegan Mexican desserts at the Santa Ana or newly opened East LA location.

Vegan baked goods from Soy Concha Bakery

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Vegan JAM Taqueria


We’re hooked on Vegan JAM’s stellar tacos! Most everything is made from scratch featuring innovative ingredients like vegan Nacho Cheese, Chickpea Chorizo, Jackfruit Chicken, and Chicharrón en Salsa. Paired with a bowl of pozole? Chef’s kiss!

Vegan tacos from Vegan JAM Taqueria

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Veggietize Me

Panorama City

From popping up at Vegan Street Fair to now operating out of a brick-and-mortar in Panorama City, Veggietize Me wows customers with their plant-based fast food. Think of any iconic drive-thru classic, and we can guarantee this restaurant makes a vegan version of it! Breakfast burritos, burgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries—the works!

Sandwich from VeggietizeMe

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Pop-Up and Catering

Cuban American Evanice Holz launched Señoreata to share veganized renditions of her family recipes. The award-winning pop-up is now known for its mind blowing vegan Cuban entrees, sides, and pastries. Get into it!

Person holding vegan sandwich from Señoreata

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Vegan Hooligans

Downtown LA & Food Truck

Unleash your wildest foodie dreams at Vegan Hooligans! Whether you go for the Chick-un Melt, Asada Nachos, or BBQ Western Burger, we highly suggest finishing your meal with a vegan milkshake!

Spread from Vegan Hooligans

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Alchemy Organica


Ancestral Mesoamerican food is the name of the game at Alchemy Organica. Whether you attend a multi-course dinner party or pick up a block of their iconic Cashew Quesillo, Alchemy Organica’s food will definitely raise your vibrations.

Vegan meal from Alchemy Organica

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The menu at Másaya is not to be missed! C. Joaquin Flores draws inspiration from his mother’s Mexican recipes and the LA street food scene. The most popular item is their rendition of a street dog in Classic, Fajita, and Slaw varieties. You’d never know you’re eating a carrot in place of the meat. Well, unless we just told you. Shh!

Vegan hot dogs from Másaya

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Toluca Bakery & Cafe

Toluca Lake

Customers rave about this family-owned bakery. And once you step foot inside, you’ll know why! From savory bolillos and empanadas to sweet Danishes and conchas, Toluca Bakery & Cafe has it all. This includes outstanding service, too.

Vegan pastries from Toluca Bakery & Cafe

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Guacamaya Oasis


Andrew Vizacarra opened Guacamaya Oasis as a destination for health-conscious vegan Mexican dishes. Each meal is scratch-made with better-for-you ingredients and cooking techniques, inspired by authentic recipes. Stop by for Vizacarra’s fan-favorite Guacamaya Torta!

Vegan meal from Guacamaya Oasis

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Un Solo Sol

Boyle Heights

Through his restaurant, Carlos Ortez strives to provide nutritious meals to all Angelenos—no matter their background. To begin, Un Solo Sol is located in Boyle Heights, an area that lacks abundant vegan food. In addition, the menu covers multiple cuisines available at affordable prices. Need we say more?

Vegan meal from Un Solo Sol

Photo by Jose Miranda

Vida Eatery


The next time you pass through Bakersfield, be sure to make a pit stop at Hispanic veteran-owned Vida Eatery! This 100% vegan restaurant, owned by brothers Alejandro and Fernando Ocampo, is an oasis for plant-based travelers and locals alike. Vida Eatery offers quite possibly the largest menu we’ve ever seen of tacos, sushi, burgers, seafood, and more. Pro-tip: Order a scoop or two from the vegan ice cream parlor inside!

Tacos from Vida Eatery

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Mama’s Tamales

Westlake & Pop-Up


If you have yet to try Mama’s Tamales, that is your homework for the week. Why? Because this locally owned Salvadoran business serves some of the best vegan food in town! Tamales, pupusas, tortas, flan—the list goes on and on.

Plate with vegan tamales from Mama’s Tamales

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This vegetarian Mexican restaurant offers affordable plant-based fare in the vegan desert of Pomona. So if you find yourself in the area with an appetite for delicious Mexican food, stop by for a Vegan Chile Relleno Burrito!

Person holding vegan dish from Borreguitas

Courtesy of Borreguitas

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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