6 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Nowadays, plenty of people are looking to become more health conscious when it comes to their diet. Whether you become strictly vegan/vegetarian or not, eating meatless meals from time to time can be beneficial for your health. It is also becoming trendy, and it seems as though more and more restaurants are opening specifically to accommodate this lifestyle. If you have never been to a restaurant like this before, you are truly missing out on some good eats.

1. Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery – Vegan

1700 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Not only can you enjoy delicious vegan food at this casual neighborhood joint, but you will also be able to grab a pint of hand-crafted brews as well! This is a woman owned and brewed company, dedicated to providing nutritious and healthy meals, as well as unique beers. Relax in the comfortable indoor atmosphere or soak up the sun’s rays outside to dine on a nice day. Meet up with some friends at this hip joint and order a round of jackfruit ‘crab’ cakes and a crisp sage brew.

    2. The good good – Vegetarian

    4871 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    This restaurant offers plenty of options for their customers. You will be able to enjoy gluten free grain bowls as well as entirely vegan full cakes. The good good originally started as a mother and daughter team in their apartment kitchen in 2015, and with the help of loyal patrons, rented out a kitchen and got to work building their brand and menu. To this day, they provide hearty and healthy meals, such as oven roasted eggplant and truffle melts in a bright and stylish setting.

    3. Green Leaves Vegan – Vegan

    1769 Hillhurt Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    If your you and your friends are having a hard time trying to decide where to eat, this is the place to go. They have plenty of different options available, from burritos to pancakes to Thai curries. You will enjoy tasty and healthy alternatives to some of your favorites, such as their spicy “chicken” sandwich, sure to satisfy your poultry and heat cravings. The restaurant is a clean, sleek setting made for optimized comfort and a relaxing place to enjoy your meatless meal.

    4. Pura Vita – Vegan

    8274 Santa Monica Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    Pura Vita is a restaurant run by Chef Tara Punzone who is an American Italian with a dedication to healthy vegan and Italian food. In this location, you will be enjoying upscale vegan Italian food in a bar like setting. Not only is the food vegan, but the bread and pasta have the option to be gluten free. This is the perfect spot for a fancy night out for dinner and drinks that will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.

    5. Sugar Taco – Vegan and Vegetarian

    7257 Melrose Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    When you’re hankering for a Mexican fare but looking for a healthier option, Sugar Taco is just the spot. The produce is sourced from local organic farmers and prepared with love. You will be able to enjoy all your favorites, including tacos, nachos, quesadillas and burritos. If you’re looking for something sweet, their churros are both vegan and dairy free. Venture out to the Fido-friendly patio to enjoy your meal and one of their margaritas if you’re feeling spicy. Rest assured, they have nonalcoholic options as well to keep hydrated on those hot summer days.

    6. Cruzer Pizza 100% Vegan – Vegan

    5051 Hollywood Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Sometimes nothing will hit the spot quite like pizza can. This pizzeria has its own take with vegan thin crust pizzas, heros and spaghetti with meatballs to satisfy your Italian cravings. Cruzer Pizza is proud to say that they are the only 100% vegan Italian restaurant found in LA. They have plenty of pizzas for you to choose from, as well as customizable calzones made with daiya cheese. Pizza is usually a guilty pleasure, but this innovative pizzeria will have you feeling good about ordering your favorite pie.

    When you’re not sure where to begin when looking to try out the vegan and vegetarian diet, venture out to one of these top-rated restaurants to see what delicious food everyone has been raving about.

    Editor
    Autumn is an Editor @ WholeYum, passionate about holistic health and nutrition.

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