Los Angeles is known for its incredibly diverse food options, including it’s vast vegan options. One could even argue we’re the capital of plant-based restaurants! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to give up on your favorite foods to change your lifestyle. We can guarantee that vegans and non-vegans alike will love our collection of vegan spots across L.A.
Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or not, no matter what you’re craving, these vegan restaurants have you covered. ⬇️ 🌱
De Buena Planta is a lush oasis escape from the city that surrounds it on Sunset Blvd. Their outdoor space is full of greenery, sparkling lights, and music that blends the beauty of nature and culture together. The ambiance isn’t the only deliciousness up their sleeves though. De Buena Planta’s menu is full of refreshing mezcal-based drinks and tantalizing bites that truly elevate plant-based cuisine. While we are fans of everything on the menu, their juicy barbacoa tacos is an experience that your tastebuds will thank you for. Seriously, even non-vegans come back for it!
📍Location: 2815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Doomies prides itself in being L.A.’s first-ever fast food vegan restaurant — but don’t let the “fast food” line throw you off. They offer drool-worthy comfort food full of rich flavors all while using plant-based ingredients. Our recommendation is their vegan friend chicken with a side of cheesy macaroni. The best part? They’re open 24/7 on weekends, which means you can get your fix of vegan junk food at any time.
📍Location: 1253 Vine St # 9, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Again, contrary to popular belief, living a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on all your favorite treats. In fact, if vegan baking was an art form, it’s safe to say that Just What I Kneaded has mastered it. They offer baked good classics without using any animal ingredients, but still offer the same sweet nostalgic flavors you know and love.
📍Location: 2029 Blake ave #104 Los Angeles, CA 90039
4. Veggie Y Que
If you’re vegan, the story of Veggie Y Que is a familiar one. Years ago Veggie Y Que founder, Laura, made the powerful decision to go vegan. One hesitation that always stopped her from making such a change was the love of her culture and the food she grew up with. That’s when she took matters into her own hands by substituting vegetables in her beloved childhood dishes. Now, her mission is to serve accessible and delicious authentic Mexican food to everyone—that just so happens to be vegan. Whether you follow a vegan diet or not, just one bite of her nopales & cheese enchiladas or flavorful al pastor tacos (marinated soy protein in guajillo sauce and pineapple)—will send you on a delicious life-changing journey in more ways than one. Learn more about her here!
🚨 Note: Laura was informed in mid-April that Veggie Y Que’s lease would not be renewed. They will be at their Whittier location until July 15. You can support Laura and the Veggie Y Que team by visiting them soon in person, and by following them on Instagram here for future pop-ups and/or future location.
📍 Location: 12924 Bailey St, Whittier, CA 90601 (Until July 16)
5. Vegan A.F.
It’s all in the name. Chanel Goodson is a vegan chef and foodie—and wants it to be known. You can spot her all-pink vegan food truck around Los Angeles serving up some of the best damn egg rolls you’ve ever tried. Yes, they’re Vegan A.F. and good A.F. too! So much so, Chef Goodson will be competing in Gordon Ramsay’s upcoming show, Food Stars. (It’s safe to say that we know who to root for!)
📍 Location: Check out Vegan A.F.’s location schedule here!
Evanice is a Cuban and Brazilian American chef who started Señoreata as a way to connect with her roots even through her veganism. In fact, Señoreata is the first plant-based concept to win Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race. It comes as no surprise either, whether you’re vegan or not, each bite of her delicious Cuban sandwich or guava pastelito will surely have you drooling. You can catch Señoreata pop-up every Sunday at Smorgusburg. Find where else they’re popping up here!
Location: Sundays at Smorgusburg, 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
7. Hart House
Nothing beats a good ol’ burger with french fries. At Hart House, you can satisfy those typical fast food cravings with their 100 percent plant-based menu, featuring burgers, sandwiches, nuggets, fries, salads, shakes, and more! All food served by Hart House is guaranteed to be completely free of any preservatives, corn syrup, antibiotics, hormones, and artificial colors. Whether you’re plant-based or not—their lineup of foods is seriously delicious! Check them out here.
Location: 8901 S Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Location: 602 W Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 9
8. Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen went from a humble ice cream truck to becoming a total frozen dessert empire. Even if you aren’t vegan, you’d be doing yourself a real disservice by not devouring their Vegan options, like their Peanut Butter, Churros & Fudge, and more. Check out all the options here!
📍 Location: 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Suite R, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (multiple locations)
9. RAKKAN Ramen
Found in Little Tokyo, RAKKAN Ramen is loved by vegans and non-vegans alike! What makes them so special is that they use high-quality vegetables like mushrooms and seaweed to make their flavorful broth. With their extensive menu of authentic Japanese ramen, it’s no wonder there’s always a line here. Learn more about them here!
📍 Location: 359 E. 1st St.Los Angeles, CA 90012
10. Pots N Woks
You don’t need to tofu to satisfy those Chinese takeout cravings. At Pots N Woks, you can find vegan crowd favorites like Orange Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, and more. They even have vegan boba tea! Learn more about them here.
📍 Location: 11213 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606