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20 Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles California

When looking for the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, you’ll quickly notice that L.A. is one of the best places in the world to be vegan. 

With a population of over 3.8 million people and residents from over 140 countries, Los Angeles offers a diverse array of the best vegan cuisine from all over the world.

Because of all the amazing vegan options in the City of Angels, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to begin.

Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

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This guide to vegan LA will help you narrow things down and help you find the best of the best of what this incredible city has to offer.

Here are the 20 best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.

Cena Vegan

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights, Long Beach, Whittier
  • Price: $
  • Address: 230 W Ave 26, Ste 239, 456 Elm Ave K-7, 13002 Philadelphia Street

This is hands down one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles and certainly the best vegan Mexican restaurant! Cena Vegan has the most authentic Mexican street outside of Mexico!

Sample the Taco Trio where you can build your taco and try three of the many delicious proteins\ options as well a great selection of fresh salsa and other toppings. 

Try the carne asada, birria, and al pastor protein options if your building tacos. The Big Vegan Torta, which is a traditional Mexican sandwich, and the Big Vegan Burrito, which is HUGE, are also not to be missed!

Ramen Hood

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 317 S BROADWAY ST.

Ramen Hood is an all-vegan ramen restaurant with incredibly flavorful ramen dishes. Their amazing ramen makes this one of the Best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.

If you’re not a ramen addict yet, you will be after eating here! This place is known for having a realistic-looking vegan egg that you can add to most of the plates. Try the Spicy Garlic “Katsu” Ramen, OG Ramen, or Spicy Ramen.

Mama’s Tamales & Pupusas

  • Cuisine: Mexican and El Salvadorian
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2124 7th Street

Happy Cow still says that this restaurant serves meat, but Mama’s Tamales & Pupusas menu is now fully vegan. This is one of the few places where you can get vegan pupusas, which are a staple food in El Salvador and so yummy! They’re like fat tortillas stuffed with either meat, beans, or cheese and topped with seasoned cabbage. 

Mama’s offers cheese, beans, and jackfruit pupusas. You should try all the pupusa flavors and also enjoy the platanos, ceviche, tamales, and pastelitos.

Monty’s Good Burger

  • Cuisine: American diner
  • Neighborhood: Culver City, Koreatown, Echo Park, Riverside
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 3849 Main Street, 516 S Western Ave, 1533 W Sunset Blvd, 3605 Market St,

This delicious, vegan Los Angeles burger spot is like a vegan In-N-Out, which is a popular burger place in California and neighboring states. If you’re craving an all-American dining experience this vegan LA restaurant is for you!

Monty’s Good Burger’s menu is small so you can try everything in 1-2 visits depending on how hungry you are. Try the double cheeseburger with two Impossible burger patties and Follow Your Heart cheese. Also, munch on the Charlie’s Chicken Sandwich and taste one of the thick, sumptuous milkshakes. The chocolate shake is a personal favorite.

Au Lac- DTLA

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 710 W 1st St.

No vegan LA guide would be complete without a good Vietnamese restaurant. Au Lac is the place to get your phở fix. Try the Phở Beef Ball, which has pea protein beef, broccoli, and rice noodles in a rich and flavorful both. 

The Big Thunnini Roll is a maki roll with fresh, “no-kill tuna,” avocado, pepino, ginger, wasabi, scallions, and topped with spicy mayo.

Araya’s Place

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 8101 Beverly Blvd

Since L.A. is home to the highest Thai population outside of Thailand, there are loads of authentic Thai restaurants. Araya’s Place is one of the best Thai vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.

You might be tempted to order pad Thai if you eat here, but there are so many better Thai dishes like the spicy and aromatic tom yum soup which is a classic Thai dish that balances sweet, sour, and spicy flavors in perfect harmony. Also, try ordering the som tum which is a spicy green papaya salad and tofu larb for a truly flavorful dining experience!

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 1047 S Fairfax Ave.

If you haven’t tried Ethiopian food yet, you’re missing out! A typical plate at Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine has a combination of various dips and curries that you eat with your hands. Everything is delicious and well-balanced. 

You can order individual stews but trying the special combination dishes is way better so you can sample as many different dishes as possible. The Vegan Feast Combination includes seven different dishes with dips, appetizers, and a delicious flatbread called “Injera” to eat it all with.

Magpies Softserve

  • Cuisine: American dessert
  • Neighborhood: Silverlake, Highland Park, Tarzana
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 2660 Griffith Park Blvd., 5049 York Blvd., 18971 Ventura Blvd.

This vegan LA dessert spot is not fully vegan, but there are lots of vegan options. Magpies offers about six vegan soft-serve ice cream flavors and a few decadent vegan ice cream pies that will leave you in a state of euphoria.

Enjoy the Birthday Softserve Pie with gooey fudge, a cornflake streusel, and “funfetti” cake. It’s topped with fluffy whipped cream and colorful sprinkles and served in a chocolate graham crust.

The chocolate and vanilla soft serve cone loaded with vegan hot fudge and sprinkles also can’t be missed!

Hot Tongue Pizza

  • Cuisine: Italian American
  • Neighborhood: Glendale
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 2590 N Glendale Blvd,

This edgy vegan pizzeria has pizza by the slice but you can order whole pies too. The great vegan pizza selection at Hot Tongue Pizza makes this one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.

The cheese is made from cashews which gives it a great melty and creamy texture. There are gluten-free options like the thick and juicy Detroit square slice with mushrooms, spinach, and sesame seeds, topped with a fluffy almond dollop. The Buffalo pizza with buffalo sauce, broccolini, and a hot agave drizzle is full of umami goodness and is so divine!

Niku Nashi Sushi

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Neighborhood: Melrose
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 7302 Melrose Ave (at Poinsettia Avenue), 

This vegan Los Angeles sushi spot is full of amazing options! You’ll want to try everything at Niku Nashi Sushi and you should. If you order the massive Sushi Boat, you can eat 54 pieces of delectable sushi plus crispy ceviche tacos and tasty edamame. At $195, it’s not cheap but well worth it.

You can also order smaller plates. The Dragon Roll, Nigiri, and Citrus No Tuna Roll are super yummy.

Donut Friend

  • Cuisine: American desserts
  • Neighborhood: Highland Park, Downtown LA, Silverlake
  • Price: $
  • Address: 5107 York Blvd, 543 S Broadway, 3534 Sunset Blvd, 

If you’re looking for a vegan Los Angeles dessert place to satisfy your sugar cravings, then Donut Friend is your place! With a huge selection of decadent donuts named after punk bands, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

The Angry Samoa doughnut with a dark chocolate and caramel drizzle is a customer favorite. The Straw-Berrylab which looks like a strawberry sandwich with whipped cream and fresh strawberries will transport you to dessert heaven. Also, try the Yo La Mango, Fudgegazi, and Compassion Fruit doughnuts.

Wild Living Foods

  • Cuisine: International, Raw, Healthy
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 760 S Main St,

With the largest selection of healthy, raw food in the city, Wild Living Foods is one of the best almost-vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Some dishes have honey, so watch out for that.

There’s a great selection of juices, salads, smoothies, and bowls as well as filling main dishes like Diablo Burger with Brazilian nut cheese and habanero sauce, or the Golden Pancakes with flaxseeds and plantains. There’s also a warm menu if you want something cooked.

Real Food Daily

  • Cuisine: International, Raw, Healthy
  • Neighborhood: Pasadena, West Hollywood, LAX
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 760 S Main St., 414 N. La Cienega Blvd

Real Food Daily is a vegan LA restaurant with lots of delicious, healthy options like soups, salads, and sandwiches that will be sure to please.

Try the BTLA with tempeh bacon for a light sandwich fix or the loaded breakfast sandwich with tofu, tempeh, hashbrowns, and smoked gouda cheese for something more filling. You can also build your own bowl or try one of their mouthwatering milkshakes.

Pura Vita

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Neighborhood: West Hollywood (2 locations) & Redondo Beach
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 8274 Santa Monica Blvd., 8276 Santa Monica Blvd., 320 S. Catalina Ave.

For some delicious NY-style Italian fare and the best vegan pasta in Los Angeles, check out Pura Vita. It’s one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.

The most popular dish is the Carbonara, which has spaghetti, avocado egg, macadamia Romano cream, and shiitake bacon. 

Also, taste the Lasagna Pura and Garlic Parmigiano Potato Wedges. Their second location in West Hollywood is a pizzeria with some of the best vegan pizza in the city. 

Stuff I Eat

  • Cuisine: American Soul Food
  • Neighborhood: Inglewood
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 114 N Market St.,

Stuff I Eat is one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles because of its fully plant-based soul food menu. Soul food is typically very meat and animal-product-heavy, but Stuff I Eat has all the savory flavors of soul food and uses only plant-based ingredients.

Starting with the Organic Soul Food Sampler Plate is best so that you can try a little bit of everything. It includes creamy mac n’ cheese, yams, greens, potato salad, black-eyed peas, coleslaw, your choice of BBQ jackfruit or tofu, and a cornbread muffin. It’s like Thanksgiving but all vegan!

Hijo de Su Madre

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $
  • Address: 2180 Westwood Blvd,

This delicious, family-owned restaurant has all the classic Mexican food you crave like tacos, burritos, chips, and desserts but with a unique twist because the food is Yucatan Mexican food with a lot of Maya influence

The delectable Sikil Pak dip at Hijo de Su Madre is Maya hummus made with roasted pumpkin seeds, garlic, tomatoes, and habanero peppers. It’s a must-try dish. Also, try the No Stas Cochinita Taco which has sweet and tangy jackfruit with corn and black beans. Jeff’s Breakfast Hash Taco with soyrizo and seasoned potatoes are also muy delicioso.

Nic’s on Beverly

  • Cuisine: American
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 8265 Beverly Blvd,

For a fine-dining experience, check out Nic’s on Beverly, which is one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Their menu has every comfort food you crave from fluffy pancakes to burgers and pizza. They have a wood-fired oven with an exciting selection of unique and appetizing pizzas. 

If you’re craving pizza, you can’t go wrong with their Bianco which has melted leeks, roasted mushrooms, chives, and topped with black truffle vinaigrette. For a sweet and savory brunch, try their Southern Style Fried Oyster Mushroom & Waffle. For a light starter and a good Instagram-op, give the Avocado Crispy Rice a try.

Ave 26 Vegan

  • Cuisine: American fast-food
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Heights
  • Price: $
  • Address: 230 W Ave 26 Ste 239 

For a good Vegan Los Angeles comfort food spot, try Ave 26 Vegan. This is not the place to go if you’re on a diet! The food there is decadent, fried, heavy, and delicious!

Ave 25 mostly serves variations of a Philly cheesesteak and other heavy sandwich like the bestselling meatball sub with mushrooms, marinara, and pesto sauce or the popular Shroom with vegan steak, mushrooms, and cheese sauce. You can also load up on fries with different toppings like cheese and grilled onions or try the gooey Brownie Bomb. 

Crystals Soul Cafe

  • Cuisine: American Soul Food, Cajun
  • Neighborhood: Los Angeles
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 12823 S Avalon, 

For amazing soul food at one of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, try Crystals Soul Cafe. This hidden gem of a restaurant has some amazing food. 

The Smoked Cajun Creole Burger with a smoked Beyond patty, pepper jack cheese, grilled peppers, caramelized red onions, and avocado is doused in Cajun Creole sauce and served in a toasted pretzel. 

The Vegan Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo Over Saffron Truffle Basmati Rice is just as incredible as it sounds. There are also soul plate samplers and mouthwatering desserts like the Peach Cobbler Crumble.

Chaumont Vegan

  • Cuisine: French bakery
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills, Santa Monica
  • Price: $$
  • Address: 145 S Beverly Dr, 2930 Colorado Ave.

France is famous for having the best dessert and bread in the world but none of it is typically vegan. Thankfully, there’s an amazing vegan French bakery in Los Angeles with a wonderful selection of tarts, croissants, cinnamon rolls, and Danish pastries. 

You can also buy savory pastries, cakes, breakfast entrees, coffee, and kombucha. The chocolate, chai latte, strawberry, matcha, and guava cheese croissants are to die for! 

Vegan Los Angeles Wrap-up

These are some of the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. There’s so much variety in Los Angeles, you can try cuisine from a different country every day of your trip. Which vegan LA restaurants do you want to try first?

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Randi Delano, Creator & Owner

Randi is the creator and owner of Veggie Visa, a leading vegan travel and lifestyle website. With over a decade of experience as a vegan, combined with her classical training in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education and her certification as a health coach, she expert advice on the topic of veganism. A seasoned traveler who has explored more than 30 countries, Randi brings a wealth of experience and insight into vegan travel. Her work has been featured in renowned publications such as Marie Claire, A Women’s Thing, XOJane, and Happy Cow, underscoring her authority and influence.

Flavio Restier

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Thank you so much for this list. Going to California end April, on my veggie / vegan trnasition and this will keep me in good eating mood! Mahalo

VeggieVisa

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Oh Fantastic!!! Congrats on the transformation. :) :)

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