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Sicilian supreme pizza at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood, California
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15 Restaurants Serving Plant-Based Takeout and Delivery Meals in Los Angeles

There’s plenty to choose from with vegan pizza, plant-based soul food, and a vegan Chicano spot

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Sicilian supreme pizza from Crossroads Kitchen
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As Los Angeles heads into another week of the second stay-at-home order, restaurants are deep into takeout and delivery-only mode. That includes options from the country’s most innovative plant-based restaurants, where those who abstain from animal products or omnivores can find something fantastic whether street tacos from Fullerton’s Chicana Vegana, pizza from Crossroads Kitchen in WeHo, or flavorful sushi from Shojin. Check out these 15 restaurants offering vegetarian and vegan dishes throughout Southern California.

REMOVED: Double Zero, Elf Cafe, Honeybee Burger, SunCafe Organic

ADDED: Au Lac, Chicana Vegana, Locali, Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine, Sestina, Stuff I Eat

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Locali

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701 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-2254
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Local mini-chain Locali maintains three locations throughout LA — Venice, Hollywood, and DTLA — and the showstopper Cadillac breakfast sandwich is available at all. It’s a melty vegan beast made with “sausage”, cheddar “cheese,” avocado, chipotle sauce, and coconut “bacon.”

Locali’s breakfast sandwich, open-faced, with coconut fake bacon on top. Locali

2. Leonor’s Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant

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12445 Moorpark St UNIT C
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-0660
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The Valley’s longstanding vegan restaurant Leonor’s is still open from 9 to 9 p.m. daily, with a regular stream of comfort food takeaways like nachos, enchiladas, house made cheeseburgers, fresh juices, and apple turnovers.

3. Sestina

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9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 815-8100
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Barely a month ago, chef Matthew Kenney opened Sestina in Culver City. His new pasta shop offers stuffed shells with vegan ricotta and spinach, a pumpkin ravioli alfredo, or a creamy canestri pasta with vodka sauce.

Three plates of pasta at Sestina restaurant in Culver City, California Courtesy of Matthew Kenney Cuisine

4. Fresh on Sunset

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8768 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 432-5199
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West Hollywood’s Fresh on Sunset keeps plenty of vegan options available, from fries with mushroom gravy, fresh juices, bowls, and those addictive quinoa-encrusted onion rings.

5. Crossroads Kitchen

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-9245
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WeHo’s popular vegan restaurant just launched an evening pizza pop-up, where chef Tal Ronnen crafts Neaopolitan-style pies. Crossroads is still offering Ronnen’s handmade vegan pasta and other plant-based dishes, too.

Sicilian supreme pizza at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood, California
Sicilian supreme pizza
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6. Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

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1047 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 937-8401
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This 20-year-old Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine is a gem within Little Ethiopia. Try the massive combination platter and gluten-free version of injera with fava bean ful, lentils, zucchini, and mixed vegetables.

7. Stuff I Eat

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114 N Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 671-0115
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Stuff I Eat owner chef Babette Davis keeps meat eaters and vegetarians coming back for her tacos and soul food platters, while making regular appearances on the HBO show, Insecure.

Soul food platter from Stuff I Eat restaurnat in Inglewood
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8. Flore Vegan

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2943 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 953-0611
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Flore Vegan changed locations just before the pandemic began offering its longtime classics like sliders, pizzas, and bowls while selling pantry items like Vegenaise, millet bread, cashew cream cheese, and produce.

9. Shojin

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333 S Alameda St Suite310
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-0305
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Vegan and macrobiotic Japanese specialist Shojin’s delicate plant-based sushi and bento boxes are offered from the Downtown and Culver City locations, with pickup or delivery from actual Shojin employees. On December 24 and 25, the Downtown location will jump into the Christmas spirit by offering rooftop dining from your car.

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10. Un Solo Sol

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1818 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 269-8680
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Boyle Heights Un Solo Sol spans the globe for its menu, whether pozole, bok choy soup, or a plant-based Peruvian saltado.

Un Solo Sol Un Solo Sol [Official Photo]

11. Hinterhof Vegan German Kitchen and Beer Garden

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4939 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 739-0209
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Highland Park’s Hinterhof expended its outdoor patio into a gorgeous hangout this year, but Angelenos will have to wait for reopening. Until then, its takeout or delivery for Hinterhof’s vegan corned beef, schnitzel, or currywurst to-go or delivery.

12. Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian

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817 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 765-9638

The former Orean’s Health Express went through a few changes since 2019. And this Pasadena restaurant has offers something useful during the pandemic: a drive-thru. Ricchardo’s made a few menu adjustments to the space and menu, but still packs the same vegan fast food punch its been making for decades. No walk-ups though.

Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian restaurant in Pasadena, California
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13. Thien Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

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10345 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 579-1050

Open since 2009, El Monte’s vegan Vietnamese restaurant is available for pickup or delivery. Try the sizzling rice pancake or banh xeo in a house made vegan fish sauce.

14. Au Lac FV

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16563 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 418-0658
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Southern California are lucky to have two options for Au Lac’s menu. The Fountain Valley spot opened in 1997, and DTLA since 2014. Chef Ito designed both menus where Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese dishes abound, with a few raw options to boot. Note: Au Lac DTLA is open for takeout only.

15. Chicana Vegana

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113 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 519-3380
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Formerly a food truck, Chicana Vegana opened during the pandemic in Downtown Fullerton, and offers exactly as one would imagine with the name: loaded nachos, taquitos, street tacos, and burgers, but without an ounce of animal products.

Dishes from Chicana Vegana in Fullerton
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1. Locali

701 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Locali’s breakfast sandwich, open-faced, with coconut fake bacon on top. Locali

Local mini-chain Locali maintains three locations throughout LA — Venice, Hollywood, and DTLA — and the showstopper Cadillac breakfast sandwich is available at all. It’s a melty vegan beast made with “sausage”, cheddar “cheese,” avocado, chipotle sauce, and coconut “bacon.”

701 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

2. Leonor’s Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant

12445 Moorpark St UNIT C, Studio City, CA 91604

The Valley’s longstanding vegan restaurant Leonor’s is still open from 9 to 9 p.m. daily, with a regular stream of comfort food takeaways like nachos, enchiladas, house made cheeseburgers, fresh juices, and apple turnovers.

12445 Moorpark St UNIT C
Studio City, CA 91604

3. Sestina

9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Three plates of pasta at Sestina restaurant in Culver City, California Courtesy of Matthew Kenney Cuisine

Barely a month ago, chef Matthew Kenney opened Sestina in Culver City. His new pasta shop offers stuffed shells with vegan ricotta and spinach, a pumpkin ravioli alfredo, or a creamy canestri pasta with vodka sauce.

9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

4. Fresh on Sunset

8768 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

West Hollywood’s Fresh on Sunset keeps plenty of vegan options available, from fries with mushroom gravy, fresh juices, bowls, and those addictive quinoa-encrusted onion rings.

8768 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

5. Crossroads Kitchen

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sicilian supreme pizza at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood, California
Sicilian supreme pizza
Courtesy of Crossroads Kitchen

WeHo’s popular vegan restaurant just launched an evening pizza pop-up, where chef Tal Ronnen crafts Neaopolitan-style pies. Crossroads is still offering Ronnen’s handmade vegan pasta and other plant-based dishes, too.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

1047 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

This 20-year-old Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine is a gem within Little Ethiopia. Try the massive combination platter and gluten-free version of injera with fava bean ful, lentils, zucchini, and mixed vegetables.

1047 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

7. Stuff I Eat

114 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
Soul food platter from Stuff I Eat restaurnat in Inglewood
Soul food platter
Mona Holmes

Stuff I Eat owner chef Babette Davis keeps meat eaters and vegetarians coming back for her tacos and soul food platters, while making regular appearances on the HBO show, Insecure.

114 N Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301

8. Flore Vegan

2943 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Flore Vegan changed locations just before the pandemic began offering its longtime classics like sliders, pizzas, and bowls while selling pantry items like Vegenaise, millet bread, cashew cream cheese, and produce.

2943 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. Shojin

333 S Alameda St Suite310, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Shojin Organic and Natural
Shojin
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Vegan and macrobiotic Japanese specialist Shojin’s delicate plant-based sushi and bento boxes are offered from the Downtown and Culver City locations, with pickup or delivery from actual Shojin employees. On December 24 and 25, the Downtown location will jump into the Christmas spirit by offering rooftop dining from your car.

333 S Alameda St Suite310
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Un Solo Sol

1818 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Un Solo Sol Un Solo Sol [Official Photo]

Boyle Heights Un Solo Sol spans the globe for its menu, whether pozole, bok choy soup, or a plant-based Peruvian saltado.

1818 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

11. Hinterhof Vegan German Kitchen and Beer Garden

4939 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Highland Park’s Hinterhof expended its outdoor patio into a gorgeous hangout this year, but Angelenos will have to wait for reopening. Until then, its takeout or delivery for Hinterhof’s vegan corned beef, schnitzel, or currywurst to-go or delivery.

4939 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

12. Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian

817 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104
Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian restaurant in Pasadena, California
Ricchardo’s The Total Vegetarian
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The former Orean’s Health Express went through a few changes since 2019. And this Pasadena restaurant has offers something useful during the pandemic: a drive-thru. Ricchardo’s made a few menu adjustments to the space and menu, but still packs the same vegan fast food punch its been making for decades. No walk-ups though.

817 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104

13. Thien Tam Vegetarian Restaurant

10345 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

Open since 2009, El Monte’s vegan Vietnamese restaurant is available for pickup or delivery. Try the sizzling rice pancake or banh xeo in a house made vegan fish sauce.

10345 Garvey Ave
El Monte, CA 91733

14. Au Lac FV

16563 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Southern California are lucky to have two options for Au Lac’s menu. The Fountain Valley spot opened in 1997, and DTLA since 2014. Chef Ito designed both menus where Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese dishes abound, with a few raw options to boot. Note: Au Lac DTLA is open for takeout only.

16563 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

15. Chicana Vegana

113 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Dishes from Chicana Vegana in Fullerton
Chicana Vegana
Chicana Vegana website

Formerly a food truck, Chicana Vegana opened during the pandemic in Downtown Fullerton, and offers exactly as one would imagine with the name: loaded nachos, taquitos, street tacos, and burgers, but without an ounce of animal products.

113 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832

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