Los Angeles’s vegetarian and vegan dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious, with a mix of restaurants ranging from classic, hippie-leaning joints to chef-driven places and just about everything in between. In 2022, the city’s wave of casual vegan restaurants keeps expanding in surprising ways that might surprise anyone who thinks this genre is far from innovative. The restaurants highlighted below serve thoughtful menus that feature well-made, vegetarian-friendly dishes that stand up to any omnivorous restaurant in the city. Here now are 22 essential restaurants in Los Angeles to find a delicious meal that happens to be vegetarian or vegan, presented from west to east.
Added: GGT Your Vegan Kitchen, Gusto Green, Hot Tongue Pizza, Jackfruit Cafe, Madre Tierra Restaurant Bar, Taco Vega
Removed: Burgerlords, Double Zero Venice, Fresh on Sunset (closed), Hasiba (closed), Modern Times Dankness Dojo (closed), Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More