I get asked a lot about my favorite vegan restaurants. As you can see here on the website I like to focus my restaurant reviews on how to eat vegan at a “normal” restaurant. Maybe some are mad I’m not focussing more on the plethora of amazing veg restaurants we have here in our city. So here is a list of my cannot live without vegetarian/vegan and or raw restaurants in Los Angeles. Please note, that I do not like fake meat so all my reviews will be based on dishes besides those. Look for formal restaurant reviews to follow soon.
This place is where it’s at! Almost entirely raw and absolutely perfect in every way! Just to prove how much I love it: I hardly ever eat out (duh, I’m always trying to come with recipes ) but I’ve eaten at Sun Cafe twice this week so far… Their pizzas, sandwiches, salads are little pieces of art. The restaurant is cute and a place I would not be ashamed to bring a date (more than I can say for most veg. restaurants) And most importantly they win the award for best vegan raw dessert I’ve ever had, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake!
Veggie Grill does vegetarian food right! It’s clean, casual dining at it’s best. Almost all the food is “cooked” here, but that’s fine with me. The menu is extensive and delicious. They have sweet potato fries that are to die for! They seem to be expanding at a rapid pace, so look for one heading to your neighborhood soon. Bonus: if you sign up for their mailing list you get a coupon for a free dinner for your birthday
The new kid on the scene is making a big splash! Originating in San Francisco, Cafe Gratitude opened a great location on Larchmont Blvd. Their menu has adorable names for all the items starting with an “I am” to go with the “gratitude” theme. They serve raw and cooked food as well as a selection of vegan wine and beer possibly making this spot the best vegetarian place for a date in town…
Home to the best raw and vegan ice cream ever! I personally love the soft serve. (I do a chocolate/vanilla swirl) Many locations popping up so definitely stop by to satisfy that sweet tooth without destroying your diet!
This is the kind of place you can feel completely comfortable bringing a meat eater. The traditional Thai dishes done vegetarian proves to me that Asian was intended to be made without fish sauce. Two locations are up already and let’s hope for more!
So those are my top 5. How do you feel about these?? Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let me know about it. Chances are I may have not been yet.