Los Angeles is known for its incredibly diverse food options, including vegan options. One could argue we’re the capital of plant-based restaurants. Whether you follow a vegan lifestyle or not, No matter what you’re craving, these vegan spots have you covered.
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 these plant-based restaurants below. ⬇️ 🌱
1. 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 31. 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.
📍 Location: 12924 Bailey St, Whittier, CA 90601
2. 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
4. 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
5. 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)
6. 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
7. 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