11 Tasty Vegan Hotspots in Los Angeles

A decade or two ago, vegan cuisine would have raised eyebrows and would not have been prevalent in most restaurants. But today, an entire cuisine culture of its own has scattered itself throughout the world, with high end to street style restaurants focusing on the cuisine, especially in cosmopolitan cities. Here are our top picks in Los Angeles.

Everyone's favorite shoreside vegan destination, this one has everything you need in its original Venice location. The vegan snacks and foods aside, there is the matcha latte called a Matcha Master which is made of high grade matcha green tea powder, hemp milk, and an optional BD Daily Greens Blend for a wellness boost... because, LA.
Possibly one of the few vegan chains on this list, the collection of organic plant-based restaurants' expansion is a testament to its success. It has a collection of all your favorite superfoods gone gourmet on the menu, from cauliflower to kale chips to an Indian samosa and brussel sprouts or butternut squash, all invented and reinvented in multiple ways.

Tal Ronnen, with his celebrity clientele, started up a high end vegan restaurant to cater to all those who swore on meat or wanted to dive into the trend. Complete with white tablecloths and on an enviable spot on Melrose avenue, the dishes are classy and inventive: crab cakes made of vegetables instead, and artichoke oysters, all paired with exotic cocktails and a fun ambiance. The brunch options include everything from bagels to "chicken and waffles" done vegan!

Cashew cheese crema? Jackfruit tacos? The finest of Mexican tastes and spices come together in one of the most happening vegan discoveries of this time, complete with a complex and whimsical cocktail menu and a splendid outdoor space and well lit bar. Perfect for people watching and healthy nibbling (without even knowing it!) in West Hollywood.

Monty’s classic burger is the plant based burger is one of the favorites in the city of angels. It uses an Impossible Burger patty, plant-based cheese, locally-sourced ingredients, and house-made sauces and served on a Bosch Bakery bun, keeping it fresh and locally sourced.

Designed as a communal gathering spot in a well lit nature's haven on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, acclaimed Chef Matthew McKenney's plant based concept goes slightly high end with literal arts on a plate. Even the wine list is complete with organic and biodynamic varietals.

With multiple locations in West Hollywood, Pasadena and even LAX airport (!), this popular staple serves every day dishes done in vegan styles with grains, legumes and veggies, from a lasagne to Mexican tacos to Chinese stir fry. Flavorful and satisfying, it's no surprise that they are expanding.

Vegan comfort food at it's best. Besides matcha, there's also turmeric, and the entirely plant based favorite has accompaniments like raw chocolate truffles, brownie sundaes, and savory vegan options from smashed avocado toast to cashew cheese nachos.

This is vegan Japanese cuisine at its coolest, with a menu filled with vegan cartoons. Everything from vegan-mayo to creative uses of quinoa, tofu and tempeh make it easy to be vegan Japanese, especially with organic, macrobiotic sushi with setian, tempura, vegetables and wasabi mayo!

And now, vegan Thai food? A basic and no frills vegan spot with delicious bites and happy flavors of coconut milk, spicy papaya and bamboo, this is your go to spot for a healthier and vegan rendition of Thai favorites. It's inside a mini mall with a host of salads and a tasty Thai iced tea to match.

One of LA’s oldest vegan restaurants, established in 2006. It has everything from vegan burritos into Thai favorites like pad see ew and spicy pineapple curry, and even a black bean burger! 

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