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LA’s best vegan restaurants

LA’s best vegan restaurants

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Whatever you're celebrating, be sure to do it with really good food.

Whatever you're celebrating, be sure to do it with really good food.

LA’s best vegan restaurants
To my friends in Los Angeles, this one’s for you. Here’s a roundup of the best vegan options for you and those you love. Check out these eight restaurants that are sure to bring the wow-factor. There is something for everyone!

1. Something juicy

If you’re craving something juicy and mouthwatering, head over to the Honeybee Burger. This is not your average burger joint. With a vegan menu that’ll blow your mind, they offer the best vegan cuisine around. I recommend the Happy Bee Box which includes one of their delicious sliders, FROTS (fries and tater tots mixed together), a mini shake, and sauce. This lighter version will ensure you still have room for dessert and that you aren’t overstuffed.

2. Something spicy

Some like it hot and some don’t. Whatever your spice preference may be, head to Shojin for organic, vegan sushi. Shojin excels in flavor and creativity and will be sure to impress. I recommend the Green Forest Roll with a Spicy Yuzu Margarita. To finish it off, order their molten lava cake with a coconut cream. What’s not to love?

3. Something colorful

Founded on the mission to bring tasty vegan Thai food to Los Angeles, LA Vegan is a plant-based restaurant inspired by culture and tradition. Taste the cuisine with menu items like the Sate or the Papaya Salad.

Read some of their outstanding reviews here and then go try it for yourself.

4. Something adventurous

Perfect for brunch, lunch and dinner, Café Gratitude is a plant-based café full of adventurous flavors which can be found in their colorful menu. With items like their Humble Indian Curry Bowl, or their Enchanting Warm Broccolini and Edamame Salad, your date will not be disappointed here. If you’re celebrating as a pod, consider ordering their family style meals for the whole household. They offer salad, soup, enchiladas and much more.

5. Something local

Love on the local farmers of the region and eat at Sage Vegan Bistro. 90% of their produce comes from local, organic farmers who are committed to regenerative agriculture. Produce is delivered daily. I recommend trying the butternut squash ravioli with cashew alfredo sauce. They also operate Echo Park Brewery which is temporarily closed for in-house dining BUT….fear not, they sell growlers and to-go cocktails which will pair perfectly with their exquisite menu.

6. Something fancy

If you’re feeling fancy head over to Crossroads Kitchen. Located at the corner of Melrose and Sweetzer, this upscale vegan spot offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Not to mention they have a full bar with inspired cocktails. Crossroads is an intersection where vegans, flexitarians, and omnivores can cross paths to share a delicious meal and a good time. They believe great food should be enjoyed by everyone. I would recommend going out for brunch and ordering the Gluten Free Stuffed French Toast.

7. Something soulful

Nestled in Inglewood, Stuff I Eat is an eco-friendly vegan restaurant for newbies and seasoned vegans. Chef Babette Davis cooks to spread positivity towards healthy eating. The menus are designed to help those seeking to transition from animal-based to plant-based eating. She does this by crafting plates with two goals in mind: healthy and delicious, a killer combo! I recommend the Soul Food Platter which includes yams, Mac 'n" "Cheese", BBQ tofu, kale greens, black-eyed peas, potato salad, coleslaw, and a cornbread muffin…YUM. Another tasty option is the Kilimanjaro Quesadilla which is a filled with “cheese”, wild rice, seasoned tofu, black beans, “chicken” salad, carrot “un-tuna” salad, salsa, guacamole, sautéed cremini mushrooms and broccoli.

8. Something traditional

Azla Vegan is all about tradition. Chef Azla brings passion and tradition to every meal. “With art and storytelling at our core, we exist to nourish our community on every level. As we say in Ethiopia, Enebla!” Their menu offers a unique display of remastered Ethiopian food. I recommend trying the Gomen which is garlicky kale and collard greens simmered to perfection paired with Sorrel, a hibiscus and cinnamon iced tea.

Good food brings good vibes, which bring good memories, and I think we all could use more of that in 2021.

Please let us know on Facebook and Instagram which restaurants you have tried and share your menu recommendations.

To my friends in Los Angeles, this one’s for you. Here’s a roundup of the best vegan options for you and those you love. Check out these eight restaurants that are sure to bring the wow-factor. There is something for everyone!

1. Something juicy

If you’re craving something juicy and mouthwatering, head over to the Honeybee Burger. This is not your average burger joint. With a vegan menu that’ll blow your mind, they offer the best vegan cuisine around. I recommend the Happy Bee Box which includes one of their delicious sliders, FROTS (fries and tater tots mixed together), a mini shake, and sauce. This lighter version will ensure you still have room for dessert and that you aren’t overstuffed.

2. Something spicy

Some like it hot and some don’t. Whatever your spice preference may be, head to Shojin for organic, vegan sushi. Shojin excels in flavor and creativity and will be sure to impress. I recommend the Green Forest Roll with a Spicy Yuzu Margarita. To finish it off, order their molten lava cake with a coconut cream. What’s not to love?

3. Something colorful

Founded on the mission to bring tasty vegan Thai food to Los Angeles, LA Vegan is a plant-based restaurant inspired by culture and tradition. Taste the cuisine with menu items like the Sate or the Papaya Salad.

Read some of their outstanding reviews here and then go try it for yourself.

4. Something adventurous

Perfect for brunch, lunch and dinner, Café Gratitude is a plant-based café full of adventurous flavors which can be found in their colorful menu. With items like their Humble Indian Curry Bowl, or their Enchanting Warm Broccolini and Edamame Salad, your date will not be disappointed here. If you’re celebrating as a pod, consider ordering their family style meals for the whole household. They offer salad, soup, enchiladas and much more.

5. Something local

Love on the local farmers of the region and eat at Sage Vegan Bistro. 90% of their produce comes from local, organic farmers who are committed to regenerative agriculture. Produce is delivered daily. I recommend trying the butternut squash ravioli with cashew alfredo sauce. They also operate Echo Park Brewery which is temporarily closed for in-house dining BUT….fear not, they sell growlers and to-go cocktails which will pair perfectly with their exquisite menu.

6. Something fancy

If you’re feeling fancy head over to Crossroads Kitchen. Located at the corner of Melrose and Sweetzer, this upscale vegan spot offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Not to mention they have a full bar with inspired cocktails. Crossroads is an intersection where vegans, flexitarians, and omnivores can cross paths to share a delicious meal and a good time. They believe great food should be enjoyed by everyone. I would recommend going out for brunch and ordering the Gluten Free Stuffed French Toast.

7. Something soulful

Nestled in Inglewood, Stuff I Eat is an eco-friendly vegan restaurant for newbies and seasoned vegans. Chef Babette Davis cooks to spread positivity towards healthy eating. The menus are designed to help those seeking to transition from animal-based to plant-based eating. She does this by crafting plates with two goals in mind: healthy and delicious, a killer combo! I recommend the Soul Food Platter which includes yams, Mac 'n" "Cheese", BBQ tofu, kale greens, black-eyed peas, potato salad, coleslaw, and a cornbread muffin…YUM. Another tasty option is the Kilimanjaro Quesadilla which is a filled with “cheese”, wild rice, seasoned tofu, black beans, “chicken” salad, carrot “un-tuna” salad, salsa, guacamole, sautéed cremini mushrooms and broccoli.

8. Something traditional

Azla Vegan is all about tradition. Chef Azla brings passion and tradition to every meal. “With art and storytelling at our core, we exist to nourish our community on every level. As we say in Ethiopia, Enebla!” Their menu offers a unique display of remastered Ethiopian food. I recommend trying the Gomen which is garlicky kale and collard greens simmered to perfection paired with Sorrel, a hibiscus and cinnamon iced tea.

Good food brings good vibes, which bring good memories, and I think we all could use more of that in 2021.

Please let us know on Facebook and Instagram which restaurants you have tried and share your menu recommendations.

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