The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in LA

September 1, 2018

Los Angeles is known for its wellness scene and the many vegetarian and vegan restaurants found around the city are no laughing matter. From mouth-watering tacos to an unrecognizable vegan replication of fried chicken and waffles, our list of the top plant-friendly restaurants are giving non-vegetarian restaurants a run for their money. We promise even your most carnivore-sided friends will enjoy these spots.

 

Café Gratitude

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With three locations around LA, Café Gratitude is one of the most popular spots to grab a healthy bite with a side of gratitude (no pun intended). Each menu item is named after an affirmation, like the “I Am Liberated” with its kelp noodles, heirloom tomatoes, cashew ricotta and basil hempseed pesto. The best part is the bright and airy spaces are perfect for an Instagram shot.

 

Crossroads Kitchen

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One might never realize the menu at Crossroads doesn’t actually contain meat. Hearts of palm masquerade as crab cakes and the carbonara tastes just like the real thing so you can feel safe bringing your carnivore friends along for a meal. Another perk? This place is known for its popular bar scene. Come for dinner, stay for the cocktails.

 

Gracias Madre

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As Café Gratitude’s second venture, Gracias Madre in West Hollywood has grown a cult following over the last year with celebrities and influencers spotted here on the regular. The cute bodega serves up healthy Mexican fare and is known for their killer cocktails. Try the mouth-watering jackfruit tacos and don’t forget to order a lime and agave margarita.

 

Honey Hi

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Located in Silver Lake, this veggie-friendly café is perfect for grabbing a hearty brunch. Find all your favourite comfort foods (think Shakshuka, pancakes and french toast) made over with healthy twists like sprouted brown rice flour or matcha-infused granola. Everything is gluten free and sugar free so you can mow-down without a worry.

 

Plant Food + Wine

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With a plant-based culinary academy located above, you can expect good things from the restaurant below. Chef Matthew Kenney, a pioneer in the vegetarian/vegan scene is paving the way for up-and-coming talent focused on plant-based cooking. His restaurant serves up seasonal menu options with locally sourced ingredients, as well as organic wines. Be sure to nab a spot on their beautiful garden patio for dinner — we promise you won’t regret it.

Spending time in Los Angeles this fall? Contact us to book your stay at LEVEL Furnished Living and start planning your healthy meals out now!

 

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