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19 Women-Owned Vegan Restaurants, Food Trucks, & Pop-Ups in Los Angeles

The next time you go out to eat, consider supporting these businesses owned by powerful vegan women.

Chicana Vegana vegan tacos
Food & Drink
Los Angeles

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The next time you go out to eat, consider supporting these businesses owned by powerful vegan women.

We’re all about uplifting women, which is why Women’s History Month is so important! In honor of the occasion, we’ve created this list of 19 women-owned vegan restaurants, food trucks, and pop-ups in Los Angeles.

Little Barn Coffee House

Glassell Park

The vegan breakfast sandwiches at Little Barn Coffee House are some of the best in SoCal! Served on a buttery, flaky croissant or perfectly baked biscuit, these handhelds are not to be missed. Be sure to try this vegan cafe’s other delicious menu items like breakfast burritos, burgers, and deli sandwiches.

Little Barn Coffee House sandwich with building in the background

Little Barn Coffee House Photo by Allie Mitchell

Pura Vita

West Hollywood & Redondo Beach

Chef Tara Punzone is making waves in LA’s food scene with her insanely delicious vegan Italian dishes at Pura Vita. From fresh-made pasta and satisfying pizzas to decadent desserts and all sorts of vegan wines, Pura Vita is the perfect destination for vegans and non-vegans alike!

Pura Vita spread of multiple vegan options

Pura Vita Photo by Allie Mitchell

Sugar Taco

Melrose & Sherman Oaks

This vegan taco joint was founded in 2019 by Jayde Nicole and Brittany Littleton with several vegan female investors, including Daniella Monet. Made of vibrant vegan ingredients following sustainable practices, Sugar Taco’s vegan Mexican dishes are Instagrammable and eco-friendly.

Three tacos from Sugar Taco with chalkboard in background

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West Hollywood

L.O.V.E., which stands for Love Organic Vegan Eating, is a vegan Thai restaurant founded by the same female team behind H.O.P.E. in Studio City. The menu at this West Hollywood gem showcases the popular Thai staples of Pad Thai, Beefless Garlic Green Beans, Green Curry, and more.

L.O.V.E. vegan bowl

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First-generation Cuban Brazilian American Evanice Holz shares traditional family recipes with Southern California vegans through her pop-up Señoreata. If you’re looking for a break from vegan burgers and pizza, order a Cuban Sandwich from Señoreata—you won’t regret it.

Señoreata spread of multiple vegan options

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Santa Monica

From popping up as T&T Lifestyle to opening this brick-and-mortar, Chef Tete Alemayehu has been amazing customers with her Ethiopian fare with a modern twist. Berbere’s most popular menu items are the ET Twist Sliders and Tacos—both made with Ethiopian flavors and ingredients.

Bebere vegan burger

Bebere Photo by Allie Mitchell

Chicana Vegana


At Chicana Vegana, Mexican and Californian cuisines meet to make some of the most epic vegan dishes. From the Cali Baerito jam-packed with fries, cheese, cashew sour cream, guac, and your protein of choice to Street Tacos, Chili Burgers, and Tres Leches, this vegan restaurant has something for everyone.

Chicana Vegana vegan tacos on tray

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Julie Goes Green


Meatball Subs, Fried Coconut Calamari, and Fettuccine Alfredo are just a few of the dishes you can order at this vegan Italian eatery co-owned by sisters and longtime vegans Julie and Shelly. At Julie Goes Green, sustainability is the priority. Beyond offering plant-based food, the restaurant uses biodegradable packaging and recycled decor, among other eco-friendly practices.

Julie Goes Green noodle dish

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Srey Vegan


With a full menu of plant-based Cambodian food made by the wonderfully kind and talented Surray Lor, this pop-up is a must-try! Our faves include the Pineapple Walnut Shrimp Bowl, Pork Fried Rice, and Egg Rolls.

Srey vegan bowl

Srey Vegan Photo by Maggie Ortlieb

Centric Eats

Food Truck

Centric Eats is changing the way we view mushrooms! Chef Maya Nailah takes oyster mushrooms, fries them, and seasons them to perfection. When we say this vegan fried chicken alternative is the real deal, we mean it!

Centric Eats tray of foods with sauces

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Mort & Betty’s


Owner Megan Tucker is the queen of veganizing Jewish classics such as challah, babka, pastrami, corned beef, and more. Made from whole food plant-based ingredients, these alternatives will give you the nostalgia of eating your childhood faves—without animal products.

Mort & Bettys cooking tray full of vegan baked goods

Mort & Betty’s Photo by Allie Mitchell

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

Little Ethiopia

If you’re in search of traditional Ethiopian food without the stress of figuring out vegan options, go to Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine! This all-vegan eatery is known for its delicious Ethiopian platters of injera loaded with classic stews made from vegetables and legumes.

Rahel Vegan Ethiopian Cuisine tray full of Ethiopian dishes

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine Photo by Amanda Schaible

Real Food Daily

West Hollywood & Pasadena

From breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert, Real Food Daily is one of our go-to Los Angeles vegan restaurants. The Cheeseburger Eggrolls, Breakfast Pizza, and Adaline’s Burrito Plate are some of our all-time faves. Owner Adaline Bettcher recently opened a vegan sports bar, Junkyard Dog.

Real Food Daily spread of multiple vegan options

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Alchemy Organica


From the nachos, tacos, and burritos to tamales and quesadillas, Chef Denise Vallejo’s Mexican food is made following traditional Mesoamerican techniques using the highest quality ingredients. Whatever you do, be sure to order Alchemy Organica’s house-made Cashew Quesillo to take home.

Alchemy Organica vegan bowl

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Veggie Y Qué


The Veg Outta the Box Tacos from this Latina-owned vegan restaurant give Jack in the Box a run for its money! Other standout dishes include the Buffalo Chick’n Ranch Wrap, Asada Nachos, and Bacon Cheeseburger.

Veggie Y Qué vegan tacos in tray

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Drippin’ Wangz

Food Truck

The vegan wings from this Black woman-owned food truck will blow your mind! With a wide array of sauces and rubs from Buffalo to Lemon Pepper and Garlic Parmes’n, Drippin’ Wangz doesn’t skimp flavor.

Drippin' Wangz vegan wings and fries

Drippin’ Wangz Photo by Tracy Kuan

The Wild Chive

Long Beach

With a menu of globally inspired comfort food dishes like biscuits & gravy, breakfast banh mi, Southern fried chick’n sammies, and stuffed French toast, The Wild Chive never fails to impress us. The next time you find yourself in or near Long Beach, be sure to make a pit stop!

The Wild Chive vegan french toast

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Sherman Oaks

Starting with the drinks and apps all the way to the entrees and desserts, O’cado’s offerings are top notch! Our recommendation? Stop by during happy hour and get a spicy margarita before going in on the Spicy Nachos, Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower, and whatever other dishes you’re in the mood for.

O'cado vegan nachos on plate

O’cado Photo by Allie Mitchell

Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher Shop

Highland Park

Not only does Mexico native Maciel Bañales Luna hold degrees in nutrition, health sciences, and medical sciences, but she also owns this new vegan butcher shop! Using her extensive nutrition background, Luna makes meats and cheese from whole food ingredients like chickpeas and tofu.

Macie'ls vegan sandwich

Maciel’s Photo by Anna Beeke

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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