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Local Experts: Los Angeles, Rachel B. Levin

By Local Expert Rachel B. Levin

Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Café Gratitude

Café Gratitude

This chic café prepares wholesome, plant-based fare with flair. Each dish is named for an adjective that expresses gratitude, so ordering does double duty as a daily affirmation. You might start with roasted garnet yams ("Comforted"), move on to a veggie brown rice bowl ("Fortified"), and finish with a sweet fig smoothie ("Luscious").

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Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre

Mexican fare is known for being heavy and meat-centric, but not at this ever-so-stylish WeHo hotspot. In addition to serving enchiladas, tacos, and tamales stuffed with organic vegetables, their bar menu features innovative agave-based cocktails that really sweeten the deal. The mezcal margarita is top notch, as is The Dude Abides: a Mexican white-Russian featuring house-made almond milk horchata, vanilla cinnamon agave, and mezcal.

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Powerplant Superfood Café

Powerplant Superfood Café

This small juice bar and café powers you up with creative, organic plant-based cuisine that reflects LA's international diversity. The eclectic offerings range from kimchi avocado hummus to bahn mi to a tostada salad. Don't miss the tempeh Reuben sandwich on gluten-free bread. Red velvet cupcakes? Yep, those are vegan too!

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Sage Vegan Bistro

Sage Vegan Bistro

Your carnivore friends might be converted to veganism at this hip, casual bistro. They definitely won't miss the meat in well-executed dishes like butternut squash ravioli and a portobello mushroom "steak" dinner in shallot-red wine reduction. Stop at the KindKreme counter on your way out for a scoop of raw vegan ice cream.

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Crossroads

Crossroads

Vegan goes fine-dining at this refined resto. The menu of Mediterranean small plates changes seasonally, but you might find a Bloomsdale spinach salad with almond "ricotta," spiced chickpeas, and kale spanakopita. Decadent desserts, "farm-to-glass" cocktails, and a swank crowd add to the sense that this is the vegan good life.


Visit the Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

Crossroads
8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States
9.3/10

People like this place

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
3
Sage Vegan Bistro
4130 Sepulveda Blvd (at Washington Blvd), Culver City, CA 90230, United States
8.7/10

People like this place

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
2
Powerplant Superfood Café
5671 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, United States
0/10

People like this place

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
2
Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Ave (at N La Peer Dr), West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
9.1/10

People like this place

Mexican Restaurant
2
Café Gratitude
639 N Larchmont Blvd (at Melrose Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90004, United States
9.2/10

People like this place

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
2
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