9 Vegan Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles
From classic holiday roasts to fall-inspired sushi rolls and Italian platters, there are many delicious options to choose from!
Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the professionals. Whether you never got around to planning your Thanksgiving spread, or you burned the stuffing, here’s a list of 9 vegan restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles.
Matthew Kenney’s lavish Venice restaurant is open on Thanksgiving day from 12-8pm with a vegan, gluten-free, five-course prix fixe menu! The lineup includes a sunchoke & apple starter, roots & chevre salad, miso-glazed honeynut squash, braised wild mushrooms, and pear shortbread for dessert. The meal is $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35. Reservations can be made online.
Downtown LA & Culver City
Would you prefer to eat sushi over the classic holiday roasts and fixings? Make a reservation at Shojin for their Japanese-inspired Thanksgiving Special Tasting Menu. The feast includes kabocha pumpkin soup and croquettes, maple-glazed Brussels sprouts, stuffed shiitake mushrooms, pickled vegetables, a dragon roll, dynamite roll, and baked crab cake hand roll. The limited-edition menu is $98 and serves two people. It will be available at both locations from 12-8:30pm. Reservations must be made in advance online.
Calling all South Bay vegans! Hungry Angelina is open from 12-8pm this Thanksgiving with their full menu and show-stopping seasonal specials. The “Turkey” Dinner features a plant-based turkey alternative with mashed potatoes & gravy, roasted vegetables, stuffing, and a potato roll. For dessert, try the pumpkin cheesecake with hints of caramel, maple pecans, and whipped cream on top. Reserve your table online before they fill up!
All five of The Grain Cafe’s locations are open from 9am-5pm this Thanksgiving! Their fan-favorite Holiday Feast is piled high with vegan turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, garlicky vegetables, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, pick a slice of cake from their big, beautiful pastry case. You know what to do—type “The Grain Cafe” into your GPS, and get to getting!
Pasadena & West Hollywood
Real Food Daily is back for another year with their vegan, gluten-free Thanksgiving Teaser! Splurge on hickory-smoked maple-carved jackfruit, pecan praline yams, sage walnut corn stuffing, sauteed broccolini, mashed potatoes & gravy, and cranberry sauce. Real Food Daily will be open for regular business hours on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made in advance, but they’ll also be accepting walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.
Follow Your Heart to this spot for a dine-in Thanksgiving experience—see what we did there? The restaurant will be open from 9am-3pm to serve up their Complete Thanksgiving Dinner for just $22.99 a person! Your plate comes loaded with sliced vegan turkey, rosemary & thyme stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed green beans with toasted almonds, glazed oven-roasted yams, and orange cranberry relish. If you’d like to avoid gluten, request the gluten-free harvest loaf for your entrée and a gluten-free version of their stuffing. Feel free to add soup and a glass of chardonnay or pinot noir to complete your meal. Call 818-348-3240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
This vegan paradise is open on Thanksgiving from 12-8pm with a satisfying (and affordable) feast. The meal begins with three appetizers—a green salad, butternut squash soup, and bread served with butter. The main course features vegan turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, and stuffing with corn on the cob, candied yams, and cranberry sauce for the sides. Last up is a slice of pumpkin pie cheesecake with spiced apple cider to wash it all down! The whole meal is just $19.95 per person and will be available to enjoy in Ahimsa Vegan Cafe’s outdoor dining section or at home if you choose to place your order to go.
This aesthetic vegan pasta bar will be offering three special à la carte menu items on Thanksgiving to celebrate the delicious flavors of fall. The dishes include eggplant parmesan, a roasted romesco & squash medley, and oat chocolate crostata, which can be ordered in addition to Sestina’s regular menu. Reservations can be made in advance online for indoor or outdoor seating from 2-9pm.
Want to impress your family with an upscale vegan spread? Crossroads Kitchen has your back! Their holiday feast begins with an autumn chopped salad dressed in a pomegranate white balsamic vinaigrette. It’s followed by your choice of a breaded scallopini or roasted pulled king oyster mushrooms alongside mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potato biscuits. Lastly, treat your taste buds to Crossroads Kitchen’s pumpkin mousse cheesecake or cranberry sorbet. The prix fixe menu price is $65 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Reservations must be made online.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
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