I’m often asked by vegan friends coming to LA where they should eat. In other cities, it’s a shorter answer, but LA is a very big place with lots of vegan options. So, I’m finally writing down my recomendations (in no particular order). I’ll update this list as I go to new places. If I’ve missed something that you think should be on it, email me and if I have eaten there and agree, I’ll add it.


  • Araya’s
  • Cafe Gratitude
  • Clara Cakes (popup)
  • Crossroads Kitchen
  • Cruzers Pizza
  • Donut Friend
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery LA (formerly Babycakes)
  • Flore
  • Gracias Madre
  • Locali
  • Mohawk Bend
  • Organix
  • Plant Food For People
  • Pure Luck (popup)
  • Rahel
  • Real Food Daily
  • Scoops
  • Shojin
  • Veggie Grill


I’m luke warm on these places, but others love them. YMMV.

  • Doomies
  • Sage / Kind Kreme


It’s my opinion that you shouldn’t bother going to any of these. Maybe I’m wrong and maybe you (do or would) love one of these places. But if you’re on in LA for a few days, your time is better spent on the ones above.

  • Thai places with “vegan” in the name (The Vegan Joint, The Vegan Spot, Vegan Glory, etc)