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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.