Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle choices of the moment, yet there’s still an idea that vegan food can be bland and tasteless. Well, that’s just not true. Plant produce is an exciting and delicious way to eat and it’s healthy AF. These amazing vegan restaurants in Los Angeles prove just that.
From plant-based pizza to high-end eateries, L.A is one city that caters to all tastes. Vegans, veggies and everything in between can happily eat their heart out here…
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Crossroads serves mouthwatering Mediterranean meals with swish cocktails to match. With chefs focusing totally on flavour and presentation, most people don’t even realise that the menu is pure plant-based. It’s a popular spot with the in-crowd and we can see why.
Everything is completely plant-based and vegan at this superb Vietnamese restaurant. Specials include nori-wrapped soy fish seasoned with lemongrass and pan-seared chili and a shiitake mushroom broth.
Head to this homely Ethiopian restaurant in the the heart of L.A.’s Little Ethiopia district for their all-you-can-eat buffet on weekends. Actually, come here any time for the flavoursome food. It’s delicious lentil stews and veg, scooped up in injeri bread.
This West Hollywood vegan cheese store has artisan dairy-free cheese, made from nuts and aged to perfection. Grab a space at the counter tables if you just can’t wait for some of that cheesy goodness. The small-but-super menu has pizzas, salads and ‘vromage’ sandwiches, with veganzola or macon brie and a cheese platter.
Everything on the menu is naturally gluten free and is prepared under 118 degrees Fahrenheit to keep “vital nutrients and enzymes intact”. It’s a stylish Neo-Pueblo” inspired spot, so expect vibrant guacamole bowls and fresh salads. There’s also cold pressed juices and vegan caramel squares.
Who says vegan food has to be a boring? This place does plant twists on American classics and is one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. There’s “shrimp” po’boys, bacon cheese fries and burgers. P.S. by request only, they do offer real cheese for guests who are not quite ready to try all vegan. But you really should. You won’t even miss the meat.
This vegan pizzeria from chef Matthew Kenney is a hugely popular place in L.A. It serves up amazing vegan pies: topped with creamy sprouted nut spreads, faro fennel sausage and tasty sauces. The crusts are thick and chewy, and just as good anything in Naples, Italy.
Pizza doesn’t get much better than this.