Help us welcome these businesses to the LA vegan scene!
As a vegan publication, it is our duty to keep you in the know on all the hottest vegan news—including the latest restaurant openings. So without further ado, here is a list of new vegan restaurants to check out in Los Angeles!
Dubbed the vegan McDonald’s, Mr. Charlie’s expanded to its second restaurant in Los Angeles last week. The new location offers the same iconic menu of burgers, fries, and nuggets right next to Muscle Beach on the iconic Venice boardwalk.
Overthrow Hospitality, known for its vegan restaurant empire in New York, just opened Ubuntu in Los Angeles! The menu features West African-inspired fare crafted by Chef Shenarri “Greens” Freeman, a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist and the head chef of Cadence.
Marina del Rey & Brentwood (Coming Soon)
You may know about PLANTA Cocina which opened in Marina del Rey this May. But did you know that PLANTA will open its second Los Angeles location in Brentwood in September? The menu and opening date of the new spot is not yet available to the public, but stay tuned for the delicious details!
Another new (and already fan-favorite) vegan restaurant in LA? Hey Sunshine Kitchen, owned by the vegan sister duo of Spork Foods! The eatery offers a variety of vibrant bowls, salads, sandwiches, and drinks worth trying.
In case you missed it, The Moody Vegan opened a brick-and-mortar in the former space of The Gray Zebra this July. The woman-owned baker offers a plethora of baked goods like vegan coffee cake, brownies, blondies, and cookies. In addition, the menu features savory bites like a vegan breakfast burrito and avocado toast.
Justine Hernandez opens a new vegan wine bar and restaurant today, August 3, behind her popular vegan bakery, Just What I Kneaded. Serving sustainable vegan wine and flavorful fare like Moroccan Cigars, White Béchamel Pizza, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Justine’s Wine Bar is an absolute must-try.
Although Plant Food + Wine closed in Venice, vegan celebrity chef Matthew Kenney recently opened a version of this restaurant at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Positioned on the wellness floor, this outdoor eatery offers light plant-based fare for hotel guests and visitors alike.
Pasadena (Coming Soon)
Until now, Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen has offered vegan and gluten-free baked goods for local pickup, delivery, and nationwide shipping. But later this August, the woman-owned bakery will expand to a Pasadena storefront!