My List of Must Try Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes in Los Angeles

My List of Must Try Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes in Los Angeles

My List of Must Try Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes in Los Angeles

Living in Los Angeles, I’m granted the luxury of having some of the best restaurants with talented chef’s right near me or a short ride away. Whether I’m seeking a quick bite, a place to dine at with friends, or where to spend a Friday evening date night; I have some tried-and-true spots that never disappoint. More importantly, these restaurants carry the entrées I find myself craving time and time again. Here are my recommendations on must-try vegetarian and vegan dishes in Los Angeles, plus my favorite desserts, and spots that serve high tea. 

PS: For all things Los Angeles check out my travel guides—Part 1: Where to Sleep, Sip, and Shop, and Part 2: Where to Dine, Sightsee, Workout, and Get Pampered.

Breakfast & Brunch

Blueberry pancakes from The Polo Lounge (The Beverly Hills Hotel)

Tofu veggie scramble from Sage Plant Based Bistro (Pasadena and other locations)

Pancakes from 1 Pico (Shutters on The Beach in Santa Monica)

Vegan burrito from Portfolio Coffeehouse (Long Beach)

Ginger snap waffle from The Butcher’s Daughter (Venice)

Smoked tofu florentine from Plant Food and Wine (Venice)

Avocado toast from Bottega Louie (DTLA)

Boozy coffee from Poppy + Rose LA (DTLA)

Nutella stuffed croissants from Mumu Bakery Cafe (KTown)

Avocado toast and an egg sandwich from The Butcher’s Daughter (Venice)

French toast from Perch (DTLA)

High Tea

Veranda Restaurant at The Georgian Hotel (Santa Monica)

Hi SocieTea (Hollywood)

Tea Rose Garden (Pasadena)

The Living Room at The Peninsula Hotel (Beverly Hills)


Truffle mac & cheese from Lemonade (Brentwood and other locations)

Vegan caesar wrap from Cafe Gratitude (Arts District and other locations)

Vegan tofu sandwich stacked between rosemary toast from Sage Plant Based Bistro (Pasadena and other locations)

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter and Jelly from PBJ LA (Grand Central Market, DTLA)

Veggie hotdog and Elote from Dirt Dog LA (South Central)

Vegan kale caesar bowl from By Chloe (Silver Lake)

Mac & cheese from Funculo (Corporation Food Hall, DTLA)

Vegan sushi from Plantae Bar (Smorgasburg, DTLA)

Grilled cheese from Cheezus LA (Rosebowl Stadium, Pasadena)

Vegan chick’n sam from Avocadamama (Hollywood Night Market)


Alfredo from Colori Kitchen (DTLA)

Vegan ramen from Silverlake Ramen (Silverlake)

Vegan burger and maxed out tater tots from Monty’s Good Burger (KTown)

Broccoli cheddar mac & cheese from Beauty & Essex (Hollywood)

Impossible burger from Mohawk Bend (Echo Park)

Tortellini in a sage white wine cream sauce from Pace Restaurant (Laurel Canyon)

Blackened crust and burrata pizza from Gjelina (Venice)

Garlic pasta from The Stinking Rose (Beverly Grove)

Baha cauliflower tacos from Joey (DTLA)

Vegan cacio e pepe from Double Zero (Venice)


Beauty’s wonder wheel from Beauty & Essex (Hollywood)

Frozen hot chocolate with edible gold from Compartes Chocolatier (Westwood)

Pumpkin pie from Urth Caffe (Arts District and other locations)

Hazelnut crisp tart from Bottega Louie (DTLA)

Peanut butter soufflé from The Polo Lounge (The Beverly Hills Hotel)

Cinnamon toast crunch donut from Birdies (DTLA)

Bread pudding with vanilla gelato from Pace Restaurant (Laurel Canyon)

Red velvet cake from The Ivy (Beverly Hills)

Deep fried oreos from Dirt Dog LA (South Central)

Strawberries and cream puff pastry from Ladurée (The Grove, Fairfax)

Mini Birthday cake from Milk Bar (Melrose)

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