Guys, I have stopped updating this page. This was the FIRST online guide to Vegan Food in Los Angeles (started in 1998) and for many years, it was the ONLY one! But I don't have the time or ability to keep it up-to-date. As you probably all know, there is a new sheriff in town. For the most extensive list of vegan food options in Los Angeles, please visit  

If you just like *me* and want to continue reading my various reviews, you can come and be my friend on Yelp. I try to review interesting places, and I organize them into nice lists. I focus my reviews on Vegan Food (especially in unexpected places), places to get Classic Cocktails (especially for people over age 35! ;-) ), and Los Angeles Time Travelling Places, where you go to pretend you live in 1940!

Ambala Dhaba Homestyle Indian 1781 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles
(310) 966-1772

Many vegan options. The staff is very knowledgable about which items are vegan and are very helpful.

Vegan Friendly
Angelato 301 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica
(310) 656-9999

They have over 100 flavors of gelato, which may be too tempting for some. :-) However, they also carry between 3 and 6 flavors of soy gelato.

Vegan Friendly
Au Lac Gourmet Vegetarian 16563 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley
Vietnamese vegetarian

Many many delicious fake meat dishes

Vegan Friendly
Bulan Thai Vegetarian (formerly Busaba Thai) 7168 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles
(323) 857-1882
Thai vegetarian

Many unique dishes... everything was great and reasonably priced!

Vegan Friendly (almost entirely vegan menu)
Cafe Muse 6547 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood CA

323-464-MUSE (6873)

Vegetarian Coffeehouse and Cafe

Many vegan menu items... sandwiches, breakfast items, vegan doughnuts and cucpakes, etc.

California Vegan 7300 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood,CA (323)874-9079 Also, a new location on Santa Monica Blvd at Bundy Mostly Thai vegan

It is casual and inexpensive. The menu is largely Thai food, but there are also burgers, sandwiches and wraps.

I had some good coconut chicken soup.. just watch out for the hot peppers! One almost killed me!
Casa de Tree 3741 Motor Ave,
Los Angeles, CA

Take out Bento boxes and vegan lunch buffet

Chandni 1909 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica
(310) 828-7060
Indian vegetarian

Great lunch buffet with plenty of non-dairy selections

Vegan Friendly
Cinnamon 5511 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA Vegan Mexican

Damiano Mr Pizza 412 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 658-7611
Pizza Place. Has kosher pizzas made with non-dairy soy cheese.

Vegan Friendly
Electric Karma 8222 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA

It is both meat and vegetarian, but the vegetarian dishes are inherently non-dairy.

Vegan friendly
Tofu Tikka Masala Tofu Curry
Fatty's and Co. 1627 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles
Gourmet vegetarian food. Wine bar.

Vegan friendly
party boat appetizer

tofu steak
The Flowering Tree 8253 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood
Quick, casual, inexpensive and good!

Open until midnight.

Vegan friendly
Sesame tofu sandwich

zucchini soup
Follow Your Heart 21825 Sherman Way
Cangoa Park
(818) 348-3240
Soups, veggie burgers, sandwiches, burritos, pizza The entrees were good, but the desserts were AMESOME!

Vegan friendly
pizza (with spinach, mushroom and black olives)

chocolate mousse
Grace 7360 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
High end gourmet restaurant.... meaning, a place to go if you want to spend $120 on dinner for 2!. There are at least 2 vegan options on their menu, and they can alter things to accomodate a vegan. The staff is knowledgable about veganism and you won't feel awkward trying to obtain a vegan meal at this fancy place

Vegan Friendly
I had a nice tempeh plate.
Gr/eats 2050 Sawtelle Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
Sort of Japanese-style food. Many vegan options, which are clearly marked on the menu.

Vegan Friendly
Mixed fries Tofu Meatball plate
Green Leaves 1769 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Thai food, sandwiches, pancakes, etc.

Happy Family 608 N. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, CA
Chinese with lots of fake meats. They have a great All You Can Eat menu, which isn't a buffet, but for a fixed price, you sit there and just keep ordering anything that you want.

I'm a fan of the fish with Chef's sauce.
Indo Cafe 10428 1/2 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Indonesian There are tons of vegetarian dishes, most of them vegan. Be sure you ask for the special vegetarian menu!

Vegan friendly
Inaka Natural Foods Restaurant 131 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles
(323) 936-9353
Japanese There are a few fish dishes, but no other meat, eggs, dairy or animal fats used. They even have vegan desserts.

Vegan friendly
Buckwheat noodles with tofu and veggies and tofu chocolate mousse
Inn of the Seventh Ray 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga Canyon
(213) 455-1311
Upscale, gourmet, natural foods. Mix of vegetarian and non-vegatarian

This is *THE PLACE* to go for a fancy and romantic vegan dinner.

Vegan friendly
Mock Duck!
Kay 'n Dave's Cantina 262 26th St.
Santa Monica
(310) 260-1355
Mexican. All soups are vegan. No lard is used in anything. Nothing is cooked in butter. Cheese is an added option on most dishes and not included unless you ask for it. Vegan Friendly I had a nice black bean burrito.
Kung Pao Bistro 7853 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-9888
Chinese. They have a complete fake meat menu, but they will also make you anything off of the regular menu with fake meats instead. Vegan Friendly Aromatic shrimp, firecracker chicken, orange beef, roast duck, drumsticks
Leonor's 12445 Moorpark Street
Studio City
Mexican. It's apparently quite a controversial place, and there are suspicions that some items may contain casien or egg whites. The restaurant owners sometimes deny this. So, judge for yourself your comfort level. You may be safe if you avoid the chicken and the soy cheese, since those are reportedly the items that could contain casien and egg whites. I personally still choose to eat there. The beans and rice are really bland.. guess that's what no lard and no chicken broth can do. Vegan Friendly  
Literati Cafe 12081 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles
Coffee shop. There are some vegan desserts and soy milk for coffee.. Vegan Friendly  
M Cafe de Chaya 7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles
Macrobiotic Cafe Light fare.... sandwiches, deli salads and pastries. Eat in or Take Out. The sandwiches are Italian style, the deli salads are eclectic and there are Japanese options as well.

All of the pastries are vegan. The sandwiches are almost all vegan, using fake meats and soy cheese. The only things that aren't vegan on the menu are the handful of items that contain real fish.... but literally, 95% of what they offer is vegan.

Vegan Friendly
Panino Tuscano Morracan Couscous Salad Double Chocolate Truffle
Madeleine Bistro 18621 Ventura Blvd
Upscale French cuisine. Sunday Brunch.

Classy place... a great date place, or a place to take your parents when they're in town visiting. Not *too* expensive, all things considering.

Beignets Omelet Torta Fried chicken
Mani's Bakery 519 Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles
Coffee house/bakery. Vegan baked goods are plentiful and clearly marked. Soy milk for coffee.

Open until midnight.

Vegan friendly
chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies
Mao's Kitchen 1512 Pacific Ave.
Venice, CA

You can get anything on the menu made with tofu instead of meat. Vegan sauces are available.

Vegan friendly
Orange ginger tofu
Messob 1041 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles

Everything is great! This is a good Ethopian place to go to if you're with someone who wants to have a meat entree, instead of everyone eating vegan.

Vegan friendly
Vegetarian Combination Platter
Mother's Market and Kitchen 3 locations: 2963 Michelson Dr, Irvine, 92612 - (949) 752-6667 225 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, 92627 - (949) 631-4741 19770 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach 1-714-963-6667 Not a restaurant, but a great, independent natural foods market. There is a huge deli section with both hot and cold dishes, which has about the best selection of vegan offerings that I've ever seen at a health food store. All items have ingredients listed and vegan dishes are marked as such.

Vegan friendly
Native Foods 1110 1/2 Gayley Ave
Westwood Village
(310) 209-1055
Casual and relatively inexpensive. Sandwiches, Thai, Mexican, American. They make their own cheese that is free of dairy and casinete.

Philly Peppersteak sandwich Soy chicken
The Newsroom 120 North Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood
(310) 652-4444
Good place to take carvivore friends. Mixture of meat and vegetarian dishes. Pasta, Sandwiches, Mexican

Vegan Friendly
Mushroom Ravioli
Orean 817 N. Lake Ave
(626) 794-0861
Take-Out / Drive Through / Fast Food.

Burgers, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes and burritos. Great for when you just can't face another plate of brown rice and stir-fried veggies.

Vegan (except for soy cheese containing casein)
Papillion 408 Main st.
El Segundo
Vegetarian Fillipino

Vegan Friendly
Paru's 5140 Sunset Blvd
(213) 661-7600
Indian vegetarian. Most dishes are vegan or can be made as such.

Vegan Friendly
Pure Luck 707 N Heliotrope St, Los Angeles
Mexican, Asian and American. Sandwiches, burritos, etc.

BBQ pulled pork sandwich Carnitas burrito
Rahel Veggie Cuisine 1047 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles
Ethopian. This is the only all vegan restaurant in Little Ethopia. Unless you're with someone who needs to eat meat, I can't think of any good reason to eat at any of theother Ethopian places now that an all vegan one is here.

Any of the vegetarian combos are great!
Real Food Daily 514 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 451-7544

414 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 289-9910
Fabulous Daily specials! Also, sandwiches, Mexican, and some great fake meat meals. There is a new location in Beverly Hills as well, and it does vegan brunch on the weekends.

Salisbury Seitan BLT omlette french toast

Any Daily Special OR dessert
Rosalind's 1044 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Vegan Friendly
Sante Kitchen 345 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles
the best place for vegan brunch!

sandwiches, pasta, mexican

Vegan Friendly
blue corn banana pancakes

black bean pasta
Scoops 712 North Heliotrope Ave
Los Angeles
(323) 906-2649
Gelato place with at least 4 vegan flavors daily, and I don't mean just chocolate and vanilla. When I was there, the vegan flavors were tiramisu, strawberry balsamic, saffron and coffee almond.

Vegan Friendly
I'm sure they're all tasty!
Shamshiri Grill 1712 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles
(310) 474-1410
Persian Full vegetarian menu with many vegan options

Vegan Friendly
Dill rice with lima beans
Shojin Organic and Natural 333 S. Alameda St.
Little Tokyo Square 3F (Suite 310)
Los Angeles
(213) 617-0305
Japanese Nice place with a good selection of interesting dishes.

Bento Box, Tomato Tartar
Vegan Village Internet Cafe 4067 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles
Soul Food Vegan Mac and cheese!
Spork Foods
Los Angeles
Los Angeles based vegan cooking lessons, catering and home consultation by sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg Vegan They made me my last birthday cake, and it was great !
The Spot 1110 2nd St
Hermosa Beach, CA
(310) 376-2355
Vegetarian American food. This place has been in business for decades. Vegan Friendly I had some nice pasta dish with one of their special sauces
Tamara's Tamales 13352 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles
(310) 305-7714
Tamale restaurant with several types of vegan tamales. Vegan items clearly listed.

Vegan Friendly
All of the tamales I had were good
Tea Shaker 3311 N. Tyler Avenue
El Monte
Chinese vegetarian with fake meats o'plenty! They have a great and magical selection of tea. Also, I had what I think was the best bowl of soup in my life there.

Vegan Friendly
Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
Toi 7505 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd
(213) 874-8062
There's another location in Santa Monica on Wilshire
Thai. Wide selection of vegetarian dishes

Open until like 4 AM

Vegan Friendly
Tofu Pad-Ciw
Truly : A Vegan Restaurant 5907 Hollywood Blvd
(323) 4667958
Breakfast, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps and Thai Food

Urth Caffe 8565 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood
(310) 659-0628
Coffee Shop. Has soy milk for coffee, and some vegan desserts and soups.

Vegan Friendly
All of the tea I have had there has been just lovely.
Vegetarian Wok 529 E Valley Blvd
San Gabriel
(626) 288-6069
Buddhist Chinese

Wide variety of fake meats... including rather unusual things, like fake squid, kindeys, etc. Lunch is cheap.... 3 people can feast for $14.

Vegan Friendly
Shrimp and broccoli General Tso's Chicken

Vegan Express 3217 Cahuenga Blvd West
Los Angeles
(323) 851-8837
Soups, salads, sandwiches and Thai vegan stuff

The food is good, and it's really inexpensive. All entrees are under $7 and all sandwiches are under $4.

Pepper Steak Sandwich

Spring Rolls
Vegan Glory 8393 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Thai food, with a few sandwiches and wraps. Plenty of fake meats. Also, the place in LA where you are most likely to see Andy Dick.

Banana Spring Roll
The Vegan Joint 10438 National Blvd.
Los Angeles
Thai food, sandwiches, wraps and fake meat dinners
Chicken Dinner
Vegisoul 1436 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles
Vegetarian soul food Very casual place. Take-out with a few inside tables (but take-out only on Sundays.

Vegan-Friendly (menu is almost 100% vegan)
BBQ chicken, greens and red beans
Vinh Loi Tofu 18625 Sherman Way #101
Reseda, CA
Vegetarian & Vegan Vietnamese restaurant & Tofu Factory Vietnamese soups, sandwiches and specialities.

I had some nice noodle soup

I've been having a lot of people email me with new places lately..... and I figured I should add them to the list somewhere, even if I haven't personally been to them. So, here are the places that I cannot comment on, but that other people have reccomended to me. Whenever I make it to them, I'll add them to the big list... except for the raw foods places.... I'm just not the kind of gal who has found dining at the raw foods places to be my cup of tea! But they may be your cup of tea!

For even more option and information, visit the Happy Cow's Guide to Los Angeles.