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12 Places to Find Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers in LA

The “bleeding” vegetarian burgers are popping up across the Southland

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Two well-financed companies, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are transforming Los Angeles’s already-prodigious vegetarian food scene. The popular meatless burgers and links are not only prominently placed in local grocery stores, but in restaurants where the creative options go far beyond the expected veggie burger. Both companies tout some big backers, including Bill Gates and Leonardo DiCaprio’s participation in Beyond Meat’s expansion, while Impossible Foods raised over $100 million from investors last month.

But why all the fuss? Both the Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger aim to be a bridge for meat-eaters, instead of any old vegetarian non-meat patty. In each, beet root extract gives the appearance of a rare-cooked burger, while other binders and ingredients can help to mimic the texture and even the sear of a beef burger patty when cooked. The result is a meal that is meant for just about everyone.

With that, here are 12 LA restaurants that serve the Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat burger, or Beyond Meat sausage, presented west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BOA Steakhouse

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2201, 101 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-4466
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BOA Steakhouse clearly wants vegetarians to feel welcome. In 2017, the company expanded its menu to include both vegan and vegetarian options. The latest addition is the wild mushroom burger with a Beyond Meat patty, truffles, and arugula on a potato bun. 

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Boa’s Beyond Meat guacamole burger
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2. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411
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Walk into any Plan Check and all burgers can use Beyond Meat. They recently added a new item, the Plan(t) Check Burger which comes with melty swiss, butter lettuce, fried onions, tomato, and mayo. An especially nice addition is the Portuguese milk bread bun, also known as a crunch bun.

Plan Check Beyond Meat Burger
Plan Check Beyond Meat Burger
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3. Founders Ale House

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8771 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(424) 777-0079
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Founders Ale House has one of LA’s most vegetarian-friendly menus. Like most participating restaurants, Founders lists a basic burger, but ups its game with a Southwest Beyond Burger with tomato, cayenne vegan cheese, a spicy aioli, and finishes with a corn and black bean salsa on a brioche bun. There’s also the piled-high Beyond barbecue burger with a Beyond Burger patty, cayenne cheese, onion rings, and barbecue sauce on a brioche bun.

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Founders Ale House Beyond Meat burger
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4. Fatburger

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8500 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 289-8810
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The LA-based chain instructed every Fatburger location to include the Impossible Burger in February. Flavor possibilities expand at this kind of franchise. Fatburger’s appeal has always been customization, so when the “bleeding” burger hits a flamed grill, the result is infinitely better than frying.

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Fatburger’s Impossible Burger
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5. Crossroads Kitchen

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-9245
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Crossroads Kitchen has a very simple Impossible Burger on the menu, but the real star is the innovative vegetarian kitchen’s Impossible Cigars, which have Impossible Burger meat wrapped in crispy dough with an almond yogurt dipping sauce. If dining at Crossroads during early hours, try the Impossible breakfast sausage sandwich.

Crossroads Kitchen’s burger on a plate with a small flag extruding from the top.
Crossroads Kitchen Impossible Burger
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6. Veggie Grill

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8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 822-7575
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The Southern California vegan chain solely uses Beyond Meat, and is one of the few to offer the Beyond Meat sausage. The VG Beyond Burger is the traditional bestseller, but the more adventurous can opt for the lucky star with smoked gouda vegan cheese, balsamic onions, vegan blue cheese sauce, arugula, and sriracha ketchup on a pretzel bun. Veggie Grill added two new items to the menu this year, including the steakhouse burger and the wunderbrat. The latter puts a Beyond Meat bratwurst on a pretzel bun with Sierra Nevada cheese sauce, caramelized onions, mustard, and pickled red cabbage.

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Veggie Grill’s Beyond Sausage Wunderbrat
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7. The Counter

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5779 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-8900
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The Counter’s checklist ordering system has over 80 ingredients for any made-to-order burger, which is perfect for anyone looking to take their Impossible Burger to the next level. But if the Counter’s choices prove to be overwhelming, there’s the Impossible Burger with herb goat cheese, tomatoes, grilled red onions, mixed greens, spicy tomato jam, and dijon balsamic on an English muffin.

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The Counter’s Impossible Burger
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8. Tony's Darts Away

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1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 253-1710
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Tony’s Darts Away is an established craft beer and game bar, offering a menu is very vegan-friendly with the presence of two Impossible Burgers. The traditional Darts Away junior burger adds thousand island dressing and vegan cheese to the patty. But the Bulls-Eye Burger is a bold vegan experiment starting with a donut croissant bun, two Impossible Burger patties, vegan bacon, vegan provolone, barbecue sauce, and frizzled onions.

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Tony’s Darts Away Bulls-Eye Burger
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9. Modern Times Brewery

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832 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 878-7008
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Downtown’s Dankness Dojo by Modern Times probably has the highest stacked Beyond Burger on the map, with two patties of Beyond Meat, smoked mushrooms, shallot jam, roasted tomato spread, American cheese made of coconut, pickles, and pickled onion rings on a house made bun.

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10. Umami Burger

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852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 413-8626
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Umami can create any existing burger with Impossible Burger “meat.” With vegan buns as an option, there is the Trufflemaker which oozes truffles, or the Impossible VBQ with grilled onions, barbecue sauce, and jalapeño. For the more reserved eaters, try the Impossible classic.

Umami Burger Impossible Burger
Umami Burger Impossible Burger
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11. Wurstküche

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800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-4444
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Sausage and craft beer wonder Wurstküche opened up the entire menu to include Beyond Meat sausages. That makes for easy ordering, simply ask for any menu item and get the pea-protein meat substitute with Wurstküche’s signature toppings.

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12. Slater's 50/50

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61 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9700
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Local chain Slater’s 50/50 made its bones by creating a burger with 50 percent beef, and 50 percent bacon. So it came as a surprise when this meat-loving restaurant added two Impossible Meat options to the menu. The OG Impossible Burger uses a brioche bun and chipotle mayonnaise with a single patty, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and a sunny-side up egg. The Impossible Meatball slider is Slider’s vegetarian tribute to an Italian sub, with a garlicky marinara sauce, burrata cheese, and basil pesto on a toasted brioche.

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1. BOA Steakhouse

2201, 101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
BOA
Boa’s Beyond Meat guacamole burger
Facebook

BOA Steakhouse clearly wants vegetarians to feel welcome. In 2017, the company expanded its menu to include both vegan and vegetarian options. The latest addition is the wild mushroom burger with a Beyond Meat patty, truffles, and arugula on a potato bun. 

2201, 101 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

1800 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Plan Check Beyond Meat Burger
Plan Check Beyond Meat Burger
Facebook

Walk into any Plan Check and all burgers can use Beyond Meat. They recently added a new item, the Plan(t) Check Burger which comes with melty swiss, butter lettuce, fried onions, tomato, and mayo. An especially nice addition is the Portuguese milk bread bun, also known as a crunch bun.

1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

3. Founders Ale House

8771 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Founders Ale House
Founders Ale House Beyond Meat burger
Facebook

Founders Ale House has one of LA’s most vegetarian-friendly menus. Like most participating restaurants, Founders lists a basic burger, but ups its game with a Southwest Beyond Burger with tomato, cayenne vegan cheese, a spicy aioli, and finishes with a corn and black bean salsa on a brioche bun. There’s also the piled-high Beyond barbecue burger with a Beyond Burger patty, cayenne cheese, onion rings, and barbecue sauce on a brioche bun.

8771 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

4. Fatburger

8500 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Fatburger
Fatburger’s Impossible Burger
Fatburger

The LA-based chain instructed every Fatburger location to include the Impossible Burger in February. Flavor possibilities expand at this kind of franchise. Fatburger’s appeal has always been customization, so when the “bleeding” burger hits a flamed grill, the result is infinitely better than frying.

8500 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Crossroads Kitchen

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Crossroads Kitchen’s burger on a plate with a small flag extruding from the top.
Crossroads Kitchen Impossible Burger
Facebook

Crossroads Kitchen has a very simple Impossible Burger on the menu, but the real star is the innovative vegetarian kitchen’s Impossible Cigars, which have Impossible Burger meat wrapped in crispy dough with an almond yogurt dipping sauce. If dining at Crossroads during early hours, try the Impossible breakfast sausage sandwich.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. Veggie Grill

8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Veggie Grill
Veggie Grill’s Beyond Sausage Wunderbrat
Veggie Grill

The Southern California vegan chain solely uses Beyond Meat, and is one of the few to offer the Beyond Meat sausage. The VG Beyond Burger is the traditional bestseller, but the more adventurous can opt for the lucky star with smoked gouda vegan cheese, balsamic onions, vegan blue cheese sauce, arugula, and sriracha ketchup on a pretzel bun. Veggie Grill added two new items to the menu this year, including the steakhouse burger and the wunderbrat. The latter puts a Beyond Meat bratwurst on a pretzel bun with Sierra Nevada cheese sauce, caramelized onions, mustard, and pickled red cabbage.

8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. The Counter

5779 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Counter
The Counter’s Impossible Burger
Facebook

The Counter’s checklist ordering system has over 80 ingredients for any made-to-order burger, which is perfect for anyone looking to take their Impossible Burger to the next level. But if the Counter’s choices prove to be overwhelming, there’s the Impossible Burger with herb goat cheese, tomatoes, grilled red onions, mixed greens, spicy tomato jam, and dijon balsamic on an English muffin.

5779 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Tony's Darts Away

1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
Tony’s Darts Away’s Impossible Burger
Tony’s Darts Away Bulls-Eye Burger
Facebook

Tony’s Darts Away is an established craft beer and game bar, offering a menu is very vegan-friendly with the presence of two Impossible Burgers. The traditional Darts Away junior burger adds thousand island dressing and vegan cheese to the patty. But the Bulls-Eye Burger is a bold vegan experiment starting with a donut croissant bun, two Impossible Burger patties, vegan bacon, vegan provolone, barbecue sauce, and frizzled onions.

1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506

9. Modern Times Brewery

832 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Modern Times Beyond Burger
Modern Times [official photo]

Downtown’s Dankness Dojo by Modern Times probably has the highest stacked Beyond Burger on the map, with two patties of Beyond Meat, smoked mushrooms, shallot jam, roasted tomato spread, American cheese made of coconut, pickles, and pickled onion rings on a house made bun.

832 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

10. Umami Burger

852 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Umami Burger Impossible Burger
Umami Burger Impossible Burger
Umami Burger

Umami can create any existing burger with Impossible Burger “meat.” With vegan buns as an option, there is the Trufflemaker which oozes truffles, or the Impossible VBQ with grilled onions, barbecue sauce, and jalapeño. For the more reserved eaters, try the Impossible classic.

852 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. Wurstküche

800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Wurstküche
Wurstküche’s signature dogs
Facebook

Sausage and craft beer wonder Wurstküche opened up the entire menu to include Beyond Meat sausages. That makes for easy ordering, simply ask for any menu item and get the pea-protein meat substitute with Wurstküche’s signature toppings.

800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. Slater's 50/50

61 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Slater’s 50/50
Slater’s 50/50 OG Impossible Burger
Slater’s 50/50

Local chain Slater’s 50/50 made its bones by creating a burger with 50 percent beef, and 50 percent bacon. So it came as a surprise when this meat-loving restaurant added two Impossible Meat options to the menu. The OG Impossible Burger uses a brioche bun and chipotle mayonnaise with a single patty, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and a sunny-side up egg. The Impossible Meatball slider is Slider’s vegetarian tribute to an Italian sub, with a garlicky marinara sauce, burrata cheese, and basil pesto on a toasted brioche.

61 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

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