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Vegan Instagram Hit Monty’s Good Burger Opens in Koreatown

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The restaurant is taking over for Sumo Dog on Western

A vegan burger, fries, and soda shown in a promo shot with colorful artistry on the paper.
A burger from Monty’s
Monty’s Good Burger [official]
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

There are plenty of vegan dining options around Los Angeles these days, but none may be as hotly anticipated as the first brick and mortar outlet of Monty’s Good Burger. The longtime festival pop-up has drawn in legions of fans across Coachella, Arroyo Seco Weekend, Eat Drink Vegan, and more, and now they’re going permanent in Koreatown.

Monty’s Good Burger takes over for the relocating Sumo Dog, landing a small but effective space right along Western Avenue, around the corner from Beer Belly and next door to classic dive bar Frank N Hanks. There’s plenty of room for a tight Monty’s menu of single or double-patty burgers — using the Impossible Burger, naturally — with vegan cheese, spread, and toppings, plus sides like shakes, fries and tots, and a kale caesar salad. The opening menu is below.

Co-founders Nic Adler and Bill Fold say they should be ready for a wide reveal come August 11, but they’ll likely start serving slowly for friends and the neighborhood as soon as this Saturday. Eventually Monty’s will expand as well, with future Riverside plans and more to come. For now, expect hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, with a push to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Monty’s Good Burger. 516 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA.