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16 Stops for Surprisingly Meat-Free Burgers in Los Angeles

From housemade vegan patties to Impossible and Beyond

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Los Angeles continues to experience new heights in the meatless (or is it plant-based?) food realm, with a dizzying array of options that go beyond just daytime vegetarian cafes and vegan comfort food stands. Today’s scene is filled with innovation, with chefs and cooks using new products (and new techniques) to return to the flavors that speak to them personally, whether that means recreating ‘seafood’ towers like at fine dining Crossroads Kitchen, or turning out tacos as part of a continuously-growing street vegan scene.

One dish that remains a near-constant among all contenders: the humble burger. Whether vegetarian only, thanks to dairy spreads and cheeses, or fully vegan, burgers have become an ideal way to eat less red meat in Los Angeles. Here now are 16 great places to try a meatless burger around LA, with more than a few options that don’t rely on Impossible and Beyond patties.

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1. Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe

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8262 Louise Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 938-9246
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Burgers are really just the tip of the iceberg at Leo’s, the Valley vegan superstore that not only offers a massive menu of items, it carefully lists out ingredients and possible allergens for each.

2. Blazin’ Burgers ‘N Fried Chicken

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2320 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 736-5133
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Burbank’s busy Blazin’ Burgers is not only home to a variety of simple takeout burger and fry combos, it also offers a drive-thru for those really on the go.

3. Tony's Darts Away

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1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 253-1710
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It’s all about choice at Tony’s Darts Away, the longtime vegan beer spot in the San Fernando Valley run by owner Tony Yanow. The double-Impossible-pattie’d bullseye burger is a particular beast to conquer.

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4. Burgerlords

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110 N Ave 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042

All the cool kids know about Burgerlords, the restaurant with locations in Chinatown and Highland Park. The place has always offered vegan options (including in-houes patties) but switched to an entirely vegan menu in the past couple of years, buoyed in part by additional sales of their eggless weekend breakfast burritos, tahini milkshakes, vegan hot dogs, and more.

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5. Honeybee Burger

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2764 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 452-6024
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Honeybee is hoping to rapidly rise to the ranks of meatless burger stardom. The company began with a small takeout window in Los Feliz en route to a current Silver Lake setup, and is looking to go big on La Brea (and expansion beyond) very soon.

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6. Doomie's Home Cookin'

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1253 Vine St # 9
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-4897
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Doomie’s is the home of vegan comfort cooking in Los Angeles. The Hollywood strip mall joint has been going for years, turning out a meatless take on a Big Mac that is not to be missed.

7. Vurger Guyz

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7725 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(213) 298-1724
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Is there anything more LA than a food truck that roams around the city selling burgers and fries? For the Vurger Guyz, they’ve turned their colorful rig into a big business opportunity, popping up most days around town.

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8. Astro Burger

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5601 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-1924
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Melrose’s staple Astro Burger drive-thru has been doing meatless burgers since well before it was cool, using the first-generation Gardenburger patties as a base for simple SoCal deliciousness.

9. Crossroads Kitchen

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-9245
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Crossroads is in some ways the LA institution that started the vegan burger craze — or at least the modern version. The restaurant was the first to introduce Impossible Foods to LA, and still turns out plenty of lunchtime burgers.

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10. Vowburger

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519 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 879-9925
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At first blush Vowburger feels like any meaty burger stand around LA, thanks to its simplistic design and fast casual appeal. But that’s before Fairfax crowds get ahold of the meatless menu, with its fried faux chicken sandwiches and cheese California-style meatless burgers.

11. Uncool Burgers- Larchmont

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139 N Larchmont Blvd Unit 1/2
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 417-7900
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Larchmont’s Uncool Burgers aims to do a bit of everything, from vegan burgers and faux chicken to shakes, beef burgers, onion rings, and beyond.

12. Monty's Good Burger

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8432 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(213) 915-0257
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If there’s only one name to know in the vegan burger game around LA, it’s got to be Monty’s. The swiftly-growing micro-chain has a few locations across the city, and has been turning out entirely vegan meals for years.

13. Plant Power Fast Food

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450 W Stuart Ave d130
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 406-1655
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San Diego’s Plant Power Fast Food is quickly making a name for itself across Orange County and the Inland Empire. The colorful restaurant has Instagram appeal, and isn’t afraid to offer unique takes on ‘bacon’ and other foods in addition to straightforward cheeseburgers.

14. Café Gratitude

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300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 929-5580
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Cafe Gratitude chooses not to mess too much with the futuristic stuff, opting instead to keep things simple with a timeless black bean burger patty.

15. Oh My Burger

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2142 W El Segundo Blvd
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 756-6522
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Customization is the name of the game at Gardena’s busy Oh My Burger. The popular shop can do it all, from additional patties to vegan aioli. Want to trade in your burger buns for doughnuts? This is the place. There are lots of options for meat-eaters and plant-only eaters alike too, making this truly a one-stop shop.

16. VBurger

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420 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 588-9073
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For overclocked burgers loaded with vegan mac and cheese, or vegan breakfast burgers, Long Beach heads to VBurger, where the whole menu is customizable.

1. Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe

8262 Louise Ave, Northridge, CA 91325

Burgers are really just the tip of the iceberg at Leo’s, the Valley vegan superstore that not only offers a massive menu of items, it carefully lists out ingredients and possible allergens for each.

8262 Louise Ave
Northridge, CA 91325

2. Blazin’ Burgers ‘N Fried Chicken

2320 W Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506

Burbank’s busy Blazin’ Burgers is not only home to a variety of simple takeout burger and fry combos, it also offers a drive-thru for those really on the go.

2320 W Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506

3. Tony's Darts Away

1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
The exterior of a beer bar with dark wooden siding and a sidewalk in front.
Tony’s Darts Away
Matthew Kang

It’s all about choice at Tony’s Darts Away, the longtime vegan beer spot in the San Fernando Valley run by owner Tony Yanow. The double-Impossible-pattie’d bullseye burger is a particular beast to conquer.

1710 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506

4. Burgerlords

110 N Ave 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042
A hand holding a double-patty cheeseburger with thick onion on a gray background.
Burgerlords
Matthew Kang

All the cool kids know about Burgerlords, the restaurant with locations in Chinatown and Highland Park. The place has always offered vegan options (including in-houes patties) but switched to an entirely vegan menu in the past couple of years, buoyed in part by additional sales of their eggless weekend breakfast burritos, tahini milkshakes, vegan hot dogs, and more.

110 N Ave 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042

5. Honeybee Burger

2764 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Honeybee Burger shows two burgers, side by side in a box, from above.
Honeybee burgers
Sydney Yorkshire

Honeybee is hoping to rapidly rise to the ranks of meatless burger stardom. The company began with a small takeout window in Los Feliz en route to a current Silver Lake setup, and is looking to go big on La Brea (and expansion beyond) very soon.

2764 Rowena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

6. Doomie's Home Cookin'

1253 Vine St # 9, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Doomie’s is the home of vegan comfort cooking in Los Angeles. The Hollywood strip mall joint has been going for years, turning out a meatless take on a Big Mac that is not to be missed.

1253 Vine St # 9
Los Angeles, CA 90038

7. Vurger Guyz

7725 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
A stacked burger with fried ingredients and melty cheese on a white background.
Vurger Guyz
Vurger Guyz

Is there anything more LA than a food truck that roams around the city selling burgers and fries? For the Vurger Guyz, they’ve turned their colorful rig into a big business opportunity, popping up most days around town.

7725 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

8. Astro Burger

5601 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Melrose’s staple Astro Burger drive-thru has been doing meatless burgers since well before it was cool, using the first-generation Gardenburger patties as a base for simple SoCal deliciousness.

5601 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

9. 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’s burger
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Crossroads is in some ways the LA institution that started the vegan burger craze — or at least the modern version. The restaurant was the first to introduce Impossible Foods to LA, and still turns out plenty of lunchtime burgers.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. Vowburger

519 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

At first blush Vowburger feels like any meaty burger stand around LA, thanks to its simplistic design and fast casual appeal. But that’s before Fairfax crowds get ahold of the meatless menu, with its fried faux chicken sandwiches and cheese California-style meatless burgers.

519 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Uncool Burgers- Larchmont

139 N Larchmont Blvd Unit 1/2, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Larchmont’s Uncool Burgers aims to do a bit of everything, from vegan burgers and faux chicken to shakes, beef burgers, onion rings, and beyond.

139 N Larchmont Blvd Unit 1/2
Los Angeles, CA 90004

12. Monty's Good Burger

8432 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If there’s only one name to know in the vegan burger game around LA, it’s got to be Monty’s. The swiftly-growing micro-chain has a few locations across the city, and has been turning out entirely vegan meals for years.

8432 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

13. Plant Power Fast Food

450 W Stuart Ave d130, Redlands, CA 92374

San Diego’s Plant Power Fast Food is quickly making a name for itself across Orange County and the Inland Empire. The colorful restaurant has Instagram appeal, and isn’t afraid to offer unique takes on ‘bacon’ and other foods in addition to straightforward cheeseburgers.

450 W Stuart Ave d130
Redlands, CA 92374

14. Café Gratitude

300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cafe Gratitude chooses not to mess too much with the futuristic stuff, opting instead to keep things simple with a timeless black bean burger patty.

300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

15. Oh My Burger

2142 W El Segundo Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249

Customization is the name of the game at Gardena’s busy Oh My Burger. The popular shop can do it all, from additional patties to vegan aioli. Want to trade in your burger buns for doughnuts? This is the place. There are lots of options for meat-eaters and plant-only eaters alike too, making this truly a one-stop shop.

2142 W El Segundo Blvd
Gardena, CA 90249

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16. VBurger

420 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

For overclocked burgers loaded with vegan mac and cheese, or vegan breakfast burgers, Long Beach heads to VBurger, where the whole menu is customizable.

420 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

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