17 Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles
As a SoCal native that’s been vegan for over a decade, I’ve tried my fair share of vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, CA. There have been lots of hits, but also lots of misses. Therefore, I’ve listed my favorite strictly vegan spots in LA by restaurant type/style. Whether you’re just in LA for a good time or a long time, this list will steer you toward the best vegan food LA has to offer!
My Favorite: Black Owned Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles
I love supporting Black owned businesses, and thankfully, there are quite a few Black owned vegan restaurants in Los Angeles to choose from! In no particular order, I’ve listed out my favorite Black owned vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.
1. Souley Vegan
Souley Vegan is a Black-owned Louisiana-Creole-based soul food restaurant. I highly recommend that you visit their original restaurant in Oakland, CA for the full experience, but you can order pick up or delivery from one of their kitchens in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Speaking of their OG Oakland location, check out my 9 Must-Try Vegan Restaurants in Oakland post to see some of the best vegan food in the Bay!
If you’re like me and want to have a lil’ summin’ summin’ of everything, order one of their sampler plates that comes with greens, mac and cheese, southern fried tofu, and a bunch of other fixin’s. Order whatever your heart desires, but their mac and cheese and “chicken” strips are the reason why Souley Vegan is at the top of my list of best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles!
2. Lettuce Feast
Location: Check their website in advance to see where their food trucks will be stationed each day.
Phone number: N/A
Website: Lettuce Feast
Lettuce Feast is a Black-owned food truck serving up some good ol’ vegan fried “chicken” strips and sandwiches. They pop up at different locations, so be sure to check their website in advance to see where their truck(s) will be stationed.
They offer flavors ranging from OG (which means “original” for all those that don’t know) to Hot Honey (my personal favorite) all the way up to Reaper (good luck fam). The “chicken” strips even come on a slice of white bread, just like your auntie fixed you up a plate of ribs at the cookout!
3. Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
Location: 1047 S Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone number: 323-937-8401
Website: Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine is a Black-owned restaurant located in Little Ethiopia on Fairfax. Ethiopian food is very vegan-friendly to begin with, but Ethiopian food from an all-vegan spot just hit different.
I ordered the Vegan Feast Combination, which came with 9 items AND a lentil sambussa. I love Ethiopian coffee, so I also ordered a pot of it as a pick-me-up. If you’re a coffee drinker, consider taking it a step further by ordering the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with your meal.
The food is great and the service is even better. If you’ve never tried Ethiopian food before, this is a great place to start. So go ahead and eat like Issa and Molly in Issa Rae’s Insecure (Merkato is right across the street), but make it vegan!
Berbere is a Black-owned vegan Ethiopian fusion restaurant located in Santa Monica. That was a mouthful, and so are their bomb tacos!
Their menu features some traditional Ethiopian dishes, like their Tofu Tibs, as well as some twists on Ethiopian staples/flavors like their Black Seed Blueberry Teff Pancake and ET Twist Tacos. They also serve desserts, salads, juices, and smoothies.
Their tacos are so good that I can’t bring myself to order anything else, so I’d highly recommend giving them a try!
My Favorite: Upscale Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles
From time to time, I like to have a “treat yoself” day. When I do, it’s nice to make my way out to Los Angeles to spoil myself with food from an upscale restaurant. In no particular order, I’ve listed out my favorite vegan spots in Los Angeles for when I’m feelin’ fancy!
5. Nic’s on Beverly
Location: 8265 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone number: 323-746-5130
Website: Nic’s on Beverly
Nic’s on Beverly is another upscale spot with a gorgeous ambiance, full bar, and amazing food. They offer weekend boozy brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Their prices are up there, so be ready to spend a pretty penny. When I say up there, I mean that their breakfast sandwich is $21.
That didn’t stop me though, because I’m a sucker for Detroit-style pizza. The Bianco Pizza didn’t have sauce drizzled on top of the cheese, so it wasn’t quite Detroit style, but it was still bomb! So much so that I even brought a few of my non-vegan friends back with me to try out their food!
6. Gracias Madre
Location: 8905 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (they also have an OC location)
Phone number: 323-978-2170
Website: Gracias Madre
Want to wow your meat-eating friends that swear that vegan food ain’t it? Bring them to Gracias Madre for brunch. I did, and it worked!
They have impressive menus for weekend boozy brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour. The real top dog menu though, is their extensive drink menu.
They have more Mezcal and Tequila options than they do dishes on their food menus. I’ll put it this way, their food menu is half a page and their cocktails occupy the other half of that page. However, the Mezcal and Tequila list is written in smaller font and still takes up 3/4 of a page shared with wine and beer. So come here for the food and stay to get lit off the Mezcal and Tequila!
My Favorite: Vegan Brunch Spots in Los Angeles
Who doesn’t love a good brunch? It seems like everyone is always grabbing weekend brunch somewhere. Don’t fret my friends. You too can throw down on brunch in LA at all-vegan restaurants. In no particular order, I’ve listed out my favorite restaurants in the city for vegan brunch.
7. Real Food Daily
Pasadena location: 899 E Del Mar Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone number: 626-314-2655
WeHo location: 414 N La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone number: 310-289-9910
Website: Real Food Daily
Real Food Daily has so many options that it’s basically the Cheesecake Factory of the vegan world. They serve breakfast, pasta, tacos, pizzas, burgers… the list goes on.
Their burgers are a must-have if you miss the taste of the OG Impossible burger. Take a stroll down memory lane with me real quick. Remember how bomb Impossible was when it first came out?
It wasn’t just bomb because they caught us off guard with how much better it was than the options we were used to (you’re some real ones Boca, but we’ve leveled up now). I’m talking about the flavor that has since been dulled down a bit with Impossible 2.0. If you miss that original flavor, hit up Real Food Daily because their Impossible tastes like the original.
8. Seabirds Kitchen
Location: 975 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90802 (they also have an OC location)
Phone number: 562-317-5545
Website: Seabirds Kitchen
Seabirds Kitchen has been one of my trusty go-to vegan restaurants for almost a decade now. Their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus still feature some of my all-time favorites like the Biscuit Bomb sandwich. If the McGriddle had a finer, more mature older cousin, that would be the Biscuit Bomb. I’ve also had many meals full of just their Grilled Mushroom Tacos because they’re THAT good!
Seabirds also brings forward simple, but innovative ideas with their menu. Like how they put me up on game with their Kombucha Mosas (mimosas made with kombucha and Prosecco) years ago. Now I’m too boogie to enjoy mimosas any other way!
9. The Wild Chive
Location: 2650 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone number: 562-588-9421
Website: The Wild Chive
If you had it in you to make the trek down to LBC for Seabirds, go ahead and swing by The Wild Chive while you’re down there. It’s well worth the drive on its own!
They offer southern-inspired brunch and dinner menus with items like the Stuffed Chick’N Pot Pie Croquettes and the Fried Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy.
The ambiance in the restaurant embodies what people from out of state think Cali is like. It’s beautiful, definitely has its fair share of traffic, but has a chill/laidback kind of feel, and has cool ocean breezes (and the occasional breeze of that loud!) flowing through it. In short, it’s a vibe!
10. Sage Vegan Bistro
Culver City location: 4130 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
Pasadena location: 41 Hugus Alley Pasadena, CA 91103
Agoura Hills location: 5046 Cornell Rd. Agora Hills, CA 91301
Echo Park location: 1700 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone number: Check website for each location’s phone number
Website: Sage Vegan Bistro
When you dine at Sage Vegan Bistro, just know that at least 90% of the produce on your plate is organic and pesticide-free. Even better, it’s delivered fresh daily from 4 local farms! If that doesn’t convince you to swing by Sage Vegan Bistro, I don’t know what will!
Well, maybe a quick rundown of the menu will. This woman-owned restaurant has brunch 7 days a week and offers an All Day menu loaded with shareable plates, salads, soups, sandwiches/wraps, tacos, bowls, pizzas, and entrees. So basically, everything but the kitchen sink.
Now for the hoppy cherry on top: they even have a woman-owned and operated brewery at their Echo Park location!
My Favorite: Vegan Burger and Sandwich Restaurants in Los Angeles
You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ vegan burger, especially if you’re craving or would like to try a vegan version of In-N-Out. In no particular order, I’ve listed out my favorite restaurants to grab vegan burgers and sandwiches in LA.
Location: 7508 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone number: 323-433-4990
As a born and bred Southern Californian, I’ve had my fair share of vegan In-N-Out remakes. I can confidently say that out of all of the vegan restaurants I’ve tried, nomoo has the best vegan In-N-Out remake that I’ve had in Los Angeles!
They have a select menu of burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, shakes, and fries. I didn’t know how bomb brioche buns could be until having one of theirs, which they bake fresh every day.
Their house sauce is also amazing and even better than In-N-Out’s in my opinion (it tastes like the house sauce at Baker’s, for my people from the IE!). So hit up nomoo if you’re craving a cruelty-free vegan Double Double.
12. Wolfie’s Hot Chicken
Location: 4939 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042
Phone number: 323-739-0209
Speaking of vegan fried “chicken”, Wolfie’s also has some bomb vegan “chicken” strips and sandwiches. My personal favorite is the Korean, which is served with kimchi pickles and kimchi vinaigrette slaw.
I’ve also been greeted with nothing short of amazing service from the cashier to the owner that offered me free drinks and sauces for having to wait a few minutes.
Pro tip: If you set your mouth on fire by ordering the super spicy option at Wolfie’s, run across the street to Magpies Softserve to grab one of their vegan ice cream pie options (not all are vegan, so make sure to ask). It will extinguish the flame and bring your taste buds back to life. Trust…
13. Plant Power Fast Food
Location: 5095 E Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone number: 562-343-5045
Website: Plant Power Fast Food
Check their website for their food truck locations and their restaurants in San Diego and the Inland Empire
It may not look like much, but I’ve gone out of my way many a time for this breakfast sandwich because it’s THAT good! Plant Power Fast Food also serves burgers, sandwiches/wraps, salads, fries, and shakes, but the breakfast menu is where it’s at though!
I love all of their breakfast items, but I’d highly recommend grabbing the Canadian Bacon Egg & Cheese Muffin or the Breakfast Burrito. You can choose Just Egg (pictured, and my favorite option) or the Fried Egg, both of which are wildly similar to an egg from a chicken.
Don’t sleep on vegan egg substitutes! They’re the underdogs right now but are just as impressive as the beef substitutes.
14. Monty’s Good Burger
Koreatown location: 516 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90020
Echo Park location: 1533 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Beverly Center location: 8432 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 9004
Culver City location: 3849 Main Street, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone number: 213-915-0257
Website: Monty’s Good Burger
If employees at Monty’s Good Burger greeted guests with “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?”, that alone may have low key placed Monty’s at the #1 spot on my list (tell me you’re a 90s baby without telling me that you’re a 90s baby). But even though the staff has never greeted me with those words, they always greet me with amazing service and food.
Monty’s is another good ol’ vegan burger stand serving up vegan In-N-Out alternatives, but with a side of sustainability with touches like their compostable packaging and utensils.
Similar to In-N-Out, they have a simple menu of burgers, organic soy shakes, fries, and tots. If the regular fries and tots aren’t enough for you, feel free to go buck wild with their “not-so-secret” menu and order the Max’d Out Fries/Tots (like animal style fries) or the Dog Pile Fries/Tots (Max’d Out + 2 Impossible patties, ranch, onion aioli, and sriracha).
My Favorite: Vegan Asian Restaurants in Los Angeles
There are plenty of Asian restaurants in Los Angeles, with a few of them actually being my favorite places to grab food in LA. In no particular order, I’ve listed out my favorite vegan Asian spots around town.
15. Srey Vegan
Location: Check their Instagram for pop-up locations
Phone number: 818-424-3050
Website: Srey Vegan
I tried Srey Vegan at Vegan Valley Nights and good golly Miss Molly… “Woooooooo!!!!” (In my Little Richard voice). This plate stole the show amongst the 6 vegan spots that I tried that night!
Even better than the food was the service and care that the owner put into making the food. She hand-dipped and fried the “shrimp” on the spot, not out of urgency/lack of preparation, but because she wanted to give her customers the best experience possible. She even made sure to greet each customer and chat with them a little when handing over each order.
16. Ramen Hood
Location: 317 South Broadway St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone number: 213-285-7571
Website: Ramen Hood
Ramen Hood is located in Grand Central Market amongst a grip of other food vendors. That makes Ramen Hood the perfect place to go in groups so you can throw down on vegan ramen and your friends can order elsewhere if they desire.
Their menu includes an assortment of ramen options (I ordered the Spicy Ramen with Vegan “Egg”) and small plates like vegan Ahi “Tuna” Crisps, Banh Mi Poutine, and their take on Avocado Toast which features crispy rice cakes.
The ramen itself is bomb, but I was also blown away by how realistic the vegan egg looks! It low key looks better than it tastes, but it was a nice-to-have one time. I was a huge fan of the king oyster mushrooms though, which I didn’t even realize were mushrooms until I reread the menu!
My Favorite: Vegan Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles
You can find vegan options at many Mexican restaurants throughout LA. However, there is one all-vegan Mexican place in particular that is my go-to.
17. Cena Vegan
Location: 242 N Ave 25 Los Angeles, CA 90031
Phone number: N/A
Website: Cena Vegan
Cena Vegan serves authentic Latin American food for delivery or pick up from their shared kitchen location. Their handmade tortillas took me by surprise and instantly set them apart from most other restaurants serving vegan tacos in Los Angeles!
Their menu includes street tacos, burritos, nachos, and tostadas. I swear that my burrito had to have been bigger than Shaquille O’Neal’s foot, so either only order it when you’re super hungry or bring back up!
Cena Vegan offers a wide range of vegan proteins, including carne asada, pollo asado, al pastor, barbacoa, carnitas, and birria. Bet you didn’t know vegans had that wide of a range of vegan mock meat options, did ya?!
17 Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles: Honorable Mentions
After all of that food, are you still craving more? Here are some more restaurants that are still bomb, but didn’t quite make my list.
- Stuff I Eat – 114 N Market St. Inglewood, CA 90301
- Black owned vegan restaurant located in Inglewood.
- Little Pine – 2870 Rowena Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90039
- This restaurant has a cute outdoor seating area and was originally founded by Moby in 2015.
- Pura Vita – 8274 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 and 320 S. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- According to their website, Pura Vita is the first 100% plant-based Italian restaurant and wine bar in the USA. According to my taste buds, they have some pretty bomb dishes.
- Doomies – 1253 Vine St. #9 Hollywood, CA 90038 (Doomie’s NextMex is right next door)
- Doomies is open 24 hours over the weekend, so it’s fa sho a great place for late-night eats after a night out.
- Vinh Loi Tofu – 18625 Sherman Way #101 Reseda, CA 91335 and 11818 South St #101 Cerritos, CA 90703
- Definitely the spot if you’re trying to throw down on some bomb Southeast Asian food and the owners are SUPER nice!
- Burgerlords – 943 N. Broadway #102 Los Angeles, CA 90012 and 110 N. Ave. 56 Los Angeles, CA 90042
- One of many In-N-Out style vegan burger restaurants in LA. I give them props for having a house-made patty option.