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15 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Orange County

Pizza shops, sushi restaurants, burger joints—this list covers it all!

Whether you’re an Orange County resident or just passing through, you won’t want to miss out on the vegan scene! So make your way through this list of 15 must-try vegan restaurants in Orange County.

Chicana Vegana

Fullerton

This Latina-owned vegan restaurant presents vegan Mexican street food with a California twist! For example, their Cali Baerito includes your choice of vegan meat (like al pastor), fries, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.

Chicana Vegana

Chicana Vegana

Au Lac

Fountain Valley

What makes Au Lac stand out from other vegan restaurants in Orange County? First of all, its menu features innovative Vietnamese-fusion dishes—both cooked and raw. Second, its culinary team works primarily with fresh, nutrient-dense produce. Lastly, Au Lac’s fancy dining room completes the superb customer experience.

Au Lac

Au Lac

Sub Vegan Sandwiches

Garden Grove & Santa Ana

For a quick, casual vegan lunch, stop by Sub Vegan Sandwiches! Because who doesn’t love a hearty midday sub sandwich? With all the best vegan meat and cheese alternatives, this fast-casual restaurant can recreate whatever handheld you miss from back in the day. Subway who?

Sub Vegan Sandwiches

Sub Vegan Sandwiches Allie Mitchell

Vegan by El Zamorano

Costa Mesa

Are you on the search for the best vegan restaurant in Orange County that serves Mexican food? Then head to Vegan by El Zamorano, because they’re a top contender for sure. From chile rellenos and burritos to chilaquiles and tortas, the menu showcases all the greatest hits in Mexican cuisine.

Vegan by El Zamorano

Vegan by El Zamorano Allie Mitchell

Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice

Costa Mesa, Dana Point, & Newport Beach

On those days when you want a lighter, more nutrient-dense meal, Vibe is the move. Since everything on their menu is vegan and gluten-free, ordering is a breeze! Of course, you’ll find plenty of juices, smoothies, salads, bowls, and more.

Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice

Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice

Kenshō

Westminster

With ingredients like oyster scallops, vegan crab, and spicy tuna, Kenshō’s vegan sushi rolls are ridiculous! So let this AAPI woman-owned restaurant fulfill your wildest vegan Japanese food dreams.

Kenshō

Kenshō

Vegan Pizza

Garden Grove

Bid the days of cheese-less pizza adieu! Because at Vegan Pizza, you’ll enjoy all sorts of pizzas, calzones, and breadsticks loaded with vegan cheese and meats. Popular menu items include Cheezy Garlic Breadsticks, Corn Dogs, and the Spicy Thai Pizza.

Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza

Seabirds Kitchen

Costa Mesa

Once you have your first meal at Seabirds Kitchen, you’ll be hooked for a lifetime! This trendy vegan restaurant in Orange County is home to some of our favorite dishes. Specifically, we love the Mac & Cheese. It’s so rich and creamy!

Seabirds Kitchen

Seabirds Kitchen

Nice Burger Vegan

Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, & Stanton

Veggies are great and all, but sometimes you need a juicy burger. So when that time comes, pull up to Nice Burger Vegan! The menu showcases vegan fast-food classics like charbroiled burgers, chicken tenders, and milkshakes.

Nice Burger Vegan

Nice Burger Vegan

Nourish Wellness Cafe

Costa Mesa

Are you interested in adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle? Without doubt, Nourish Wellness Cafe is the first restaurant you should visit. The menu of organic, vegan Ayurvedic food will balance your doshas in no time.

Nourish Wellness Cafe

Nourish Wellness Cafe

Saigon Vegan

Garden Grove

Saigon Vegan serves the best of the best vegan Vietnamese fare! If you need a pick-me-up, then start with the Vietnamese iced coffee. To eat, try the Egg Rolls, Pho Noodle Soup, and Ham & Cheese Banh Mi.

Saigon Vegan

Saigon Vegan Neil Phan

Vegan Galaxy

Huntington Beach

Because Vegan Galaxy’s menu features a variety of cuisines, you could stop by every day and not get tired. We’re talking about BLTs, stir-fries, fish tacos—the works! Of course, you can’t leave without a slice of vegan carrot cake.

Vegan Galaxy

Vegan Galaxy

Thiên Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant

Garden Grove

Another great vegan Vietnamese hot spot in Orange County is Thiên Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant. For starters, the staff is oh-so-kind and welcoming. In addition, the food is absolutely delicious.

Thiên Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant

Thiên Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant Calvin Hang

Healthy Junk

Anaheim

Indulge in Healthy Junk’s rich vegan comfort food. Whether you order a pizza, burger, or loaded fries, satisfaction is a guarantee! So come hungry, bring your friends, and enjoy Healthy Junk’s food and vibes.

Healthy Junk

Healthy Junk

Freesoulcaffe

Tustin

Freesoulcaffe is an Orange County staple! Since 2010, the vegan restaurant has been wowing customers with their abundant fare. Made from the finest ingredients, every dish on the menu is worth trying.

Freesoulcaffe

Freesoulcaffe Mika Marin

Allie Mitchell

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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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