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Vegetarian Guide to Los Angeles 2012

Vegetarian Guide to Los Angeles 2012

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Compassion Over Killing's Vegetarian Guide to Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas. This guide contains over 75 listings of restaurants, bakeries and food trucks.

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Compassion Over Killing's Vegetarian Guide to Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas. This guide contains over 75 listings of restaurants, bakeries and food trucks.

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http://order.cok.net/veg-los-angeles/

Make a donation to Compassion Over Killing
http://www.cok.net/members/

Read Compassion Over Killing's Vegetarian Starter Kit
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14135751

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The VegeTarian guide To Los angeLes
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The VegeTarian guide To Los angeLes
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a nonprofit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. with a second office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK exposes cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world. Visit us online at COK.net. ______________________ For a free Vegetarian Starter Guide, visit TryVeg.com ______________________ looking for quick and easy animal-friendly recipes? Visit VegRecipes.org. ______________________ Comments or suggested listings? Contact our L.A. office at jbhumitra@cok.net or 310-375-2280. ______________________ interested in volunteering? Visit COK.net for a list of upcoming L.A.-area events. ______________________ Fan us on Facebook: Facebook.com/ CompassionOver KillingLosAngeles As the interest in vegetarian and vegan options continues to rise, a growing number of restaurants—from fast-food to four-star—are dishing out delicious animal-free fare.

South Bay
Fresh Brothers
2008 N. Sepulveda Blvd. • Manhattan Beach 310-546-4444 • FreshBrothers.com Chicago-style pizzeria with additional locations in Redondo Beach, Marina Del Rey, Westlake Village, Calabasas, and Beverly Hills. Ask for vegan cheese and olive oil instead of butter on the crust.

sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

780 South Sepulveda Blvd. • El Segundo 310-335-9999 • SammysPizza.com A pizzeria and restaurant with clearly marked vegetarian items and a separate vegan menu including options such as vegan cheese and Gardein chick’n.

Why are growing numbers of people leaving animals off their plates?
For better health. According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians are reported to have lower rates of heart disease, blood cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and body mass indices than nonvegetarians. For the earth. Animal agriculture is considered one of the leading causes of global warming, and according to a United Nation’s report, generates nearly one-fifth (18%) of all global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. For the animals. Every single hour in the U.S., more than one million animals are killed for us to eat. With virtually no laws to protect them, birds, pigs, and cows on factory farms are routinely treated in ways that would result in legal prosecution if those same abuses were inflicted upon cats and dogs with whom we share our homes. We can help animals at every meal simply by choosing the vegan versions of our favorite foods. Whatever the reason you’re exploring meat-free eating, we hope you’ll find our Guide useful and your dining experiences delightful. It’s never been easier to savor vegan cuisine in the City of Angels! Sincerely,

the spot

gina lee’s Bistro

211 Palos Verdes Blvd. • Redondo Beach 310-375-4462 • GinaLeesBistro.blogspot.com Upscale Asian-fusion restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu featuring many vegan options such as ratatouille, lettuce tacos, soba noodles, and a chocolate sorbet that tastes just like gelato.

110 2nd St. • Hermosa Beach 310-376-2355 • WorldFamousSpot.com LA’s oldest all-vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Many dishes can be made vegan.

turquoise

the green temple

1700 S. Catalina Ave., Ste. 103 • Redondo Beach 310-944-4525 • GreenTemple.net All-vegetarian restaurant offering burgers, Mexican-inspired dishes, and Sunday brunch. The soy cheese is not vegan.

1735 S. Catalina Ave. • Redondo Beach 310-373-3234 • Turquoise-Restaurant.com Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant featuring vegan tapas and entrees such as the Tofu Kabob and Roasted Vegetables. Soups and specials are often vegan.

zpizza

Happy Veggie

709 N. Pacific Hwy. • Redondo Beach 310-379-5035 • HappyVeggie.com All-vegan, Asian-inspired eatery with Thai iced tea, pad thai, and pho.

829 N. Douglas St. • El Segundo 310-648-7919 • zpizza.com Brick-oven pizza made with vegan cheese and vegan meat crumbles. Many locations in the L.A.-area.

Catalina Island
Café Metropole
205 Crescent Ave. • Avalon 310-910-9095 • CafeMetropole.com A veg-friendly café serving up lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends, with offerings like sweet potato hash browns and a veggie “chorizo” burrito with soy cheese and avocado.

Pita Pit

Jaya Bhumitra, Los Angeles Outreach Director Compassion Over Killing
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1112 Hermosa Ave. • Hermosa Beach 310-374-3663 • PitaPitUSA.com Order the new protein-packed vegan black bean patty, thanks to COK’s restaurant outreach campaign.

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South LA
stuff i Eat
114 N. Market St. • Inglewood 310-671-0115 • StuffIEat.com Delicious, all-vegan comfort food. Try the Soul Food Platter, Nacho Salad, or one of the delicious desserts.

Santa Monica/West LA
Bawarchi indian Kitchen
10408 Venice Blvd. • Culver City 310-836-8525 • IndianBawarchi.com This all-vegetarian restaurant uses the Dum Pukht style of cooking, allowing vegetables to retain their flavor and nutrients. Of the 20 dishes that are prepared daily, 12-14 are vegan. The jackfruit pulled “pork” and pakoras are popular options.

golden Mean

1028 Wilshire Blvd. • Santa Monica 310-393-6500 • GoldenMeanCafe.com All-vegan café offering a variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas and baked goods.

leaf Organics

interim Café

11938 W. Washington Blvd. • Los Angeles 310-397-0700 • LeafOrganics.com All-vegan eatery offering a number of raw, cooked, and “fusion” appetizers, burgers, wraps, and soups. Also hosts raw-food classes.

Veg-it-Up grill

1100 W. Florence Ave., Unit D • Inglewood 310-670-7400 • VegItUp.com All-vegetarian and vegan-friendly café offering healthier versions of comfort foods made with soy-based mock meats. Many items, including the desserts, are vegan.

Better life Cuisine

530 Wilshire Blvd. • Santa Monica 310-319-9100 • InterimCafe.MenuToEat.com Offers a variety of clearly-labeled vegan salads, sandwiches, tofu scrambles, burgers, and more. Try the vegan soft serve.

native Foods Café

717 Broadway Ave. • Santa Monica 310-458-7620 • BetterLifeCuisine.com An all-raw, all-vegan dining experience.

lA Vegan

9343 Culver Blvd. • Culver City 310-559-3601 • NativeFoods.com Organic, all-vegan restaurant chain serving daily soups, seasonal specials, and a separate kids’ menu. A local favorite with several other locations in the area.

Long Beach
long Beach Vegan Eatery
2246 N. Lakewood Blvd. • Long Beach 562-986-5283 • LBVeganEatery.com This all-vegan new kid on the block offers a diner style experience, as well as a “Meatball” Sub, Crispy “Chicken” Wrap, Stuffed Shells, cream-filled donuts, and whoopie pies.

the Bigg Chill

10850 W. Olympic Blvd.• Los Angeles 310-475-1070 • TheBiggChill.com A frozen yogurt shop with one vegan option daily in flavors such as chocolate macaroon, cookie dough, and chocolate cinnamon. Cash only.

4507 S. Centinela Ave. • Los Angeles 310-574-9888 • LAVeganThai.com All-vegan restaurant serving a variety of Asian-inspired and American cuisine.

Planet Raw

609 Broadway • Santa Monica 310-587-1552 • PlanetRaw.com All-vegan, raw restaurant that also hosts cooking classes. Try the Guac & “Cheeze” Burrito or “Salmon” handroll sushi.

California Vegan thai Cuisine

the hard-boiled truth about eggs. Meet Jane.
When Compassion Over Killing investigators found her at an egg factory farm, one of her wings was pinned in the wires of her cage. Painfully thin and dehydrated, she had struggled so violently to free herself that her wing dislocated and her tendons ripped. We rescued Jane, and after having her wing amputated, she now enjoys her freedoms at a sanctuary where she basks in the sun, scratches the earth, and eats her favorite snack—green grapes. Nearly 300 million egg-laying hens are suffering in wire “battery” cages in the U.S. Visit tryVeg.com to learn more and to discover delicious egg-free recipes.

Wok n Roll

4756 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. • Long Beach 562-597-8783 • WokNRollLongBeach.com This Chinese restaurant boasts a veganfriendly, vegetarian menu including ‘meat’ fried rice or chow mein and vegan chicken nuggets. Sauces are mostly vegan.

12113 Santa Monica Blvd. • Los Angeles 310-207-4798 This Thai-inspired all-vegan eatery offers a variety of noodle and curry dishes, as well as burgers, wraps, and desserts.

green Peas Casual Food

Zephyr Vegetarian Café

340 E. 4th St. • Long Beach • 562-435-7113 All-vegetarian café serving a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, rice bowls, and even vegan pies à la mode!

4437 Sepulveda Blvd. • Culver City 310-397-9815 • GreenPeasCasualFood.com Offers a vegan version of nearly every menu item, including “chick’n” and “beef” sandwiches, quesadillas, pizzas, cakes, cookies, and more. Closed for renovations until March.

Six months after rescue

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Real Food Daily

514 Santa Monica Blvd. • Santa Monica 310-451-7544 • RealFood.com Celebrity favorite all-vegan restaurant famous for its nachos. Offers an extensive Sunday brunch and over a dozen desserts! Second location in West Hollywood.

Hollywood/West Hollywood
Café gratitude
639 N. Larchmont Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-580-6383 • CaféGratitudeLA.com All-vegan, mostly-raw menu with many ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s own local farm.

Elderberries

7564 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-309-2479 All-vegetarian café serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and smoothies. Try the homemade almond milk.

locali

5825 Franklin Ave. • Los Angeles 323-466-1360 • LocaliYours.com Convenience store and market with a vegan-friendly deli inside. Make any sandwich vegan upon request.

samosa House

Evo Kitchen

11510 W. Washington Blvd. • Culver City 310-398-6766 • SamosaHouse.net Eastern Indian all-vegetarian restaurant and market with many vegan options.

Café Muse

seed

1604 Pacific Ave. • Venice 310-396-1604 • SeedKitchen.com All-vegan, macrobiotic and organic cuisine. Menu includes curries, burgers, and a weekend brunch.

6547 Santa Monica Blvd. • Hollywood 323-464-6877 • CafeMuseLA.com Serving an eclectic mix of all-vegetarian sandwiches, salads, wraps and more. Enjoy the rotating art gallery and nightly entertainment.

7950 W. Sunset Blvd., #104 • Los Angeles 323-375-3390 • EvoKitchenLA.com Veg-friendly restaurant with vegan items clearly marked on the menu. Options include a Vegan Plate with seasonal veggies, salad, and potatoes; stuffed Mushroom Caps; Garlic Cheese Bread (with soy or Daiya cheese), BBQ Wrap with vegan chicken, and V for Vegan pizza.

M Café

7119 Melrose Ave. • Hollywood 323-525-0588 • MCafeDeChaya.com Mostly-vegan macrobiotic café famous for its Big Macro burger. Second location in Beverly Hills.

newsroom Café

California Vegan

seed Bistro

11917 Wilshire Blvd. • West Los Angeles 310-477-7070 • SeedBistro.com The sister restaurant to Seed, this all-vegan, macrobiotic café features hand-made, whole-food fare. Try the Southwest Burger or Squash Risotto.

7300 W. Sunset Blvd. #A • Los Angeles 323-874-9079 • CaliforniaVegan.com Though unaffiliated with the Santa Monica restaurant by the same name, this all-vegan eatery also offers a variety of noodle and curry dishes, as well as burgers, wraps, and desserts.”

green leaves

8351 Santa Monica Blvd. • West Hollywood 323-848-2345 • GLVegan.com All-vegan, Thai restaurant serving authentic fare with mock chicken, beef, and fish. Try the signature Rock n’ Roll Noodles. Second location in Los Feliz.

120 N. Robertson Blvd. • Los Angeles 310-652-4444 • NewsroomtheCafe.com Try the Soy Drumstix, Ultimate Maui Veggie Burger, or Wild Mushroom Ravioli at this veg-friendly Beverly Hills café, and treat yourself to the Carrot Walnut Cake or Fruit Tart for dessert.

Paru’s

Chili Addiction

larchmont Bungalow

the Vegan Joint

10438 National Blvd. • Los Angeles 310-559-1357 • TheVeganJoint.com All-vegan Asian-inspired fare with a wide variety of unique “meat,” vegetable, noodle dishes and more.

408 N La Cienega Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-203-1793 • ChiliAddiction.com This popular chili-centric restaurant offers an extensive vegan menu with, of course, vegan chili plus veggie dogs, burgers, sausages, and more. Top off any dish with vegan cheese.

107 N. Larchmont Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-461-1528 • LarchmontBungalow.com This artisan café’s clearly marked menu boasts numerous vegan dishes: a daily soup, Cobb Salad, Maple Bacon Tempeh Club, “Chicken” Tostadas, and Green Enchiladas. Or go for the all-day Breakfast Burrito or Chocolate Chip Pancakes.

5140 Sunset Blvd. • Hollywood 323-661-7600 • ParusRestaurant.com All-vegetarian Indian restaurant. Most dishes are vegan, but drinks and desserts may contain dairy.

scoops

Veggie grill

Doomie’s

2025 Wilshire Blvd. • Santa Monica 310-829-1155 • VeggieGrill.com Popular, all-vegan restaurant with additional locations in West Hollywood, El Segundo, Torrance, and Irvine. Local favorites are the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ sandwich and carrot cake.

1253 N. Vine St., Ste. 9 • Hollywood 323-469-4897 All-vegan homestyle restaurant. Favorites include the Country Fried Steak, Pulled “Pork” sandwich, and Jalapeño Poppers.

life Food Organic

712 N. Heliotrope Dr. • Los Angeles 323-906-2649 Ice cream shop with vegan options, such as salty chocolate and cookies n’cream. Menu changes regularly. Second location in Culver City.

1507 N. Cahuenga Blvd. • Hollywood 323-466-0927 • LifeFoodOrganic.com All-vegetarian, raw café serving vegan options, including desserts.

swingers

8020 Beverly Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-653-5858 • SwingersDiner.com Vegan-friendly diner open until 4 am. Second location in Santa Monica.

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truly Vegan

5907 Hollywood Blvd. • Hollywood 323-466-7958 • TrulyVegan.net All-vegan Asian-inspired restaurant. Also serves American cuisine and breakfast options.

Mac & Cheeza

223 W. 8th St. • Los Angeles 213-622-3782 • MacAndCheeza.com Mac-and-cheese restaurant open late on weekends. Many dishes can be made vegan by requesting soy cheese.

tierra Café

818 Wilshire Blvd. • Los Angeles • 213-629-1402 Offers an extensive all-vegetarian menu with many vegan options.

Flore

Vegan Express

3217 Cahuenga Blvd. W. • Los Angeles 323-851-8837 Family-owned all-vegan restaurant. The cowboy burger and chow mein noodles are local favorites.

Mama’s Hot tamales

Silver Lake/Echo Park
Bulan thai Vegetarian Kitchen
4114 Santa Monica Blvd. • Silver Lake 323-913-1488 • BulanThai.com All-vegetarian traditional Thai cuisine. Vegan options are clearly marked. Second location in Hollywood.

3818 W. Sunset Blvd. • Silver Lake 323-953-0611 • FloreVegan.com All-vegan restaurant and deli. Choose from an extensive menu of burgers, Mexican-style entrées, pizza, and more. The Club and Reuben sandwiches are local favorites. Don’t miss the cupcakes!

2212 W. 7th St. • Los Angeles • 213-487-7474 MamasHotTamales.com/MHTCafe.html Authentic Mexican food with a separate vegan menu. Open for lunch daily.

Masa of Echo Park

Vegan glory

Purgatory Pizza

8393 Beverly Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-653-4900 • VeganGlory.com Thai-inspired, all-vegan restaurant with extensive menu. Be sure to check out the chef’s specials.

1326 E. 1st St. • Los Angeles 323-262-5310 • EatPurgatoryPizza.com Offers several sandwiches and specialty pizzas topped with vegan sausage, chicken, and cheese.

Cowboys and turbans

1800 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 213-989-1558 • MasaOfEchoPark.com Bistro specializing in Chicago-style pizza and comfort food. Pizzas can be made vegan by substituting mock meat and soy cheese. Vegan burger also available.

the Vegan House

Rahel Ethiopian

1717 N. Wilcox Ave. • Los Angeles 323-962-6195 • MyVeganHouse.com Authentic all-vegan Thai restaurant. Also offers vegan burgers and wraps.

1047 S. Fairfax Ave. • Los Angeles 323-937-8401 All-vegan Ethiopian restaurant with an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet offered daily.

2815 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 101 • Los Angeles 213-483-7778 • CowboysandTurbans.com A Mexican-inspired Indian restaurant with tons of vegan options including Tofu Naan Pizza with Daiya cheese, the Cauliflower Samosa, and Daily Daal.

Millie’s Café

Cru

3524 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-664-0404 • MilliesCafe.net Open since 1926, Millie’s serves homemade diner food with many vegan options. Try the “Tofu Florentine” or “Soyrizo Tacos” from the all-day menu.

shojin

Downtown
lemonade
515 S. Flower St. • Los Angeles 213-488-0299 • LemonadeLA.com A vegan-friendly cafeteria serving seasonal California cuisine with two additional locations Downtown (at MOCA and USC) and more in Venice, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, and Pasadena. Coming soon to Manhattan Beach and LAX.

333 S. Alameda St., Ste. 310 • Los Angeles 213-617-0305 • TheShojin.com Innovative, all-vegetarian Japanese restaurant featuring a popular menu built around three kinds of mouth-watering seitan.

1521 Griffith Park Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-667-1551 • CruSilverLake.com All-vegan, BYOB restaurant with many raw options and no corking fee!

Mohawk Bend

Elf Café

sky’s gourmet tacos

5408 W. Pico Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-932-6253 • SkysGourmetTacos.com Mexican cuisine with a soul-food flare and an extensive separate vegetarian and vegan menu. Sky’s also has its own food truck; check the website for details.

2135 Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 213-484-6829 • ElfCafe.com All-vegetarian restaurant. Vegan items are clearly marked. Try the vegan fondue. BYOB (small corking fee).

2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 213-483-2337 • Mohawk.LA Gastro-pub with a half-vegan menu, and all non-vegan items clearly marked. Try the “Fun Guy” vegan pizza, or the V is for Vegan Burger, a house-made quinoa and lentil patty.

sage Organic Vegan Bistro

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1700 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 213-989-1718 • SageVeganBistro.com All-vegan restaurant with deep fried Mac n’ Cheese. Save room for KindKreme ice cream.

Vegan House on sunset

2703 W. Sunset Blvd. • Los Angeles 213-483-2105 • VeganHouseOnSunset.com The Vegan House’s sister restaurant.

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San Fernando Valley
Cruzer Pizza
4449 Prospect Ave. • Los Angeles 323-666-0600 • CruzerPizza.com L.A.’s only all-vegan pizzeria, with vegan cheese, mock meats, and a variety of fresh ingredients to top any pie.

Hugo’s tacos

3300 Glendale Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-664-9400 • HugosTacos.com Hugo’s sister restaurant offering veganfriendly Mexican cuisine. Try a soy-chorizo taquito or green tamales. Second location in Studio City.

tony’s Darts Away

1710 W. Magnolia Blvd. • Burbank 818-253-1710 • TonysDA.com Eco-friendly beer house that offers several vegan items including sausages, chili, and more. Non-vegan beers are clearly marked.

Juicy ladies

22423 Ventura Blvd. • Woodland Hills 818-716-0800 • JuicyLadies.com All-vegan café offering organic juices, smoothies, and fresh foods. Some items have honey.

KindKreme

Vegan Plate

Hugo’s Restaurant

12851 Riverside Dr. • Studio City 818-761-8985 • HugosRestaurant.com Serves everything from Asian stir-fry to Moroccan-style stew to enchiladas. Vegan items are clearly marked, as are items that can be made vegan upon request. Additional locations in West Hollywood and Agoura Hills.

3701 Cahuenga Blvd. • Studio City 818-308-6758 • KindKreme.com Ice cream parlor with assorted vegan flavors, famous for its soft-serve. Additional locations in Pasadena and Echo Park.

11943 Ventura Blvd. • Studio City 818-506-9015 • VeganPlate.com All-vegan Thai restaurant serving a variety of mock meats, including vegan “chik’n,” “beef,” and “shrimp.”

Madeleine Bistro

18621 Ventura Blvd. • Tarzana 818-758-6971 • MadeleineBistro.com All-vegan, gourmet cuisine great for special occasions. Open on weekends for dinner and Sunday for brunch.

sunCafé

Vegan World

3711 Cahuenga Blvd. • Los Angeles 818-308-7420 • SunCafe.com All-vegan raw café boasting the city’s tastiest strawberry and green shakes. Voted Best Raw Restaurant in LA!

11044 Ventura Blvd. • Studio City 818-985-9544 • VeganWorldStudioCity.com All-vegan restaurant with an extensive menu that includes American and Asian favorites, breakfast options, and more! Delivery also available.

Pizza Cookery

6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd. • Woodland Hills 818-887-4770 • PizzaCookery.com Artisanal pizzeria with a separate vegan menu including vegan cheese, pepperoni, chick’n, and desserts.

Pizza nosh

this little piggy didn’t go to market. Meet Jimmy da snout.
Jimmy was born with rhinitis, a disease which deforms pig’s snouts. On modern day factory farms, tens of thousands of pigs are crammed into large buildings, without adequate ventilation. Respiratory illnesses are common, and thousands of sickly piglets die every year before even reaching “slaughter weight” when they are just six months old. Typically, sick and deformed pigs are killed by the farmers, but Jimmy managed to escape this cruel fate and found his way to Farm Sanctuary’s L.A.-area Animal Acres. Jimmy da Snout charms all the sanctuary visitors with his gentle and friendly personality, and loves to receive belly rubs and bananas! Visit Jimmy today – go to Farmsanctuary.org for details. Check out tryVeg.com for more information about the pig industry, and how you can make a difference for animals.

North LA
Follow Your Heart
21825 Sherman Way • Canoga Park 818-348-3240 FollowYourHeart.com/Market-Cafe All-vegetarian market and café serving burgers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées.

30313 Canwood St., #31 • Agoura Hills 818-991-3000 • PizzaNosh.com An all-vegetarian pizza place with mock meats including “pepperoni,” “chicken,” and “meatballs.”

Vinh loi tofu

inn of the seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. • Topanga 310-455-1311 • InnOfTheSeventhRay.com Vegan-friendly fine dining. Try the “Crispy Vegan Duck” or “Seventh Ray Burger.”

18625 Sherman Way, Ste. 101 • Reseda 818-996-9779 • VinhLoiTofu.com All-vegan Vietnamese restaurant, serving vegan pho, homemade tofu, and other Vietnamese classics.

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Northeast/East LA
Bean sprouts Vegetarian Restaurant

Fatty’s & Co.

103 E. Huntington Dr. • Arcadia • 626-254-8708 All-vegetarian, Chinese restaurant with vegan items clearly marked on the menu. Start with the signature Rainbow Roll.

1627 Colorado Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-254-8804 • FattysCafe.com The all-vegetarian, mostly-vegan restaurant serves entrees such as paella, mousacca, gratin de ratatouille, and fillet -n- chips. Extensive wine and craft beer list—including Spanish wine from the Catalonia region in honor of the official banning of bull fighting.

Happy Veggie garden

1015 S. Nogales St., Ste. 127 • Rowland Heights 626-810-2298 All-vegan, Chinese restaurant with many mock meats, such as the Orange “Chicken.”

the Press Restaurant

loving Hut

129 Harvard Ave. • Claremont 909-625-4808 • ThePressRestaurant.com A veg-friendly bar and restaurant with live music. Options include a hearty chili, the “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” (a lentil loaf with all the fixings), and vegan chocolate cake.

Chang thai Bistro

614 S. Myrtle Ave. • Monrovia 626-357-9658 • ChangThaiBistro.com A veg-friendly Thai restaurant offering tofu or vegan shrimp for any menu item. They even know to make vegetarian meals without fish sauce.

Figueroa Produce

6312 N. Figueroa St. • Los Angeles 323-255-3663 • FigueroaProduce.com Vegan-friendly grocery store and deli. Deli offers vegan meats, cheese, and homemade tamales.

621 W. Main St. • Alhambra 626-289-2684 • LovingHut.com Asian-inspired, all-vegan restaurant chain. Try the Spicy Cha Cha or one of the noodle bowls.

something Healthy

Oh Happy Days

Charm Vegan

Fine garden Vegetarian

2283 N. Lake Ave. • Altadena • 626-797-0383 An all-vegan café located inside of a grocery store. The “Really Yummy Yams” with Steamed Greens are worth a special trip.

1014 South Shamrock Ave. • Monrovia 626-301-0096 This wrap, sandwich, and salad shop features an extensive vegan-friendly menu. Order the COK-designed “Compassion Club” with vegan chicken, vegan basil pesto, vegan agave mustard, and veggies on sourdough, and 10% of the proceeds will benefit our campaigns for animals.

711 Fair Oaks Ave. • South Pasadena 626-441-2484 • CharmVegan.com All-vegan Thai restaurant serving curries, fried rice, and noodles, as well as soups, salads, burgers, and wraps.

841 W. Las Tunas Dr. • San Gabriel 626-282-2282 • FineGardenVegetarian.com All-vegan, Chinese restaurant offering mock chicken, duck, and pork. The Crispy Chicken Nuggets with Basil are a favorite.

One World Vegetarian

Veggie World

Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant

green Earth

178 S. Glendora Ave. • West Covina 626-917-2727 • OneWorldVeggie.com All-vegan restaurant with an extensive menu of mock meat American and Asianinspired dishes, all under $9.

321A W. Garvey Ave. • Monterey Park 626-642-0368 All-vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant, serving a variety of mock meat dishes as well as vegan pho. Closed on Tuesdays.

5511 N. Figueroa St. • Highland Park 323-982-9480 • CinnamonVegetarian.com All-vegetarian Latin fare. House favorites include “Chicken” Mole, Vegan Tamales, and Pumpkin Pie. Most items can be made vegan.

Covina tasty

37 S. Fair Oaks Ave. • Pasadena 626-584-0268 • GreenEarthVeggie.com This eco-friendly, all-vegan restaurant just a few blocks away from the shops on Colorado Blvd. will please worldly palates with its Italian, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and American cuisine.

Orean’s the Health Express

817 N. Lake Blvd. • Pasadena 626-794-0861 • OreansHealthExpress.com All-vegetarian, take-out and drive-through featuring burgers, burritos, and more. The cheese is not vegan but the shakes are!

1063 N. Citrus Ave. • Covina • 626-332-8816 An all-vegetarian fast-food place with chili dogs, veggie burgers, “chicken” nuggets, and vegan ice cream.

Happy Family Restaurant

18425 Colima Rd., 2nd Floor • Rowland Heights 626-965-9923 • HappyFamilyVege.com All-vegan,Chinese restaurant with an all-you-can-eat dinner special. Try the House Chicken or Oyster Mushrooms.

Pita Jungle

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43 East Colorado Blvd. • Pasadena 626-432-7482 • PitaJungle.com A clearly-marked vegan items chart includes falafel, dolmas, taboule, and garlic dip.

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Hotels
One Pico Restaurant at shutters on the Beach

Bakeries
Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe
23221 Saticoy St. • West Hills 818-292-9388 • AmandasBakeryandCafe.com All-vegan bakery located inside Fields Market. Stop by on weekends for the s’moresand apple crumb-flavored donuts.

sweet E’s

One Pico Blvd. • Santa Monica 310-458-0030 hotel • 310-587-1717 restaurant ShuttersontheBeach.com Offers a three-course Meatless Monday menu from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for under $30.

1417 S. Robertson Blvd. • Los Angeles 323-422-8885 • SweetEsBakeShop.com This bakery has a plethora of vegan cupcake, brownie, and cake options.

Farmers Market Favorites
Cobblermania
All-vegan, agave-sweetened cobblers in dozens of flavors. Available at the Torrance, Culver City, L.A. City Hall, and Hollywood farmers markets.

sugar Beets Bakery

Windows lounge at the Four seasons Beverly Hills

BabyCakes nYC

300 S. Doheny Dr. • Los Angeles 310-273-2222 hotel • 310-860-4000 restaurant FourSeasons.com Vegan options include the Morelian Gazpacho Salad with jicama, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, cucumber, orange juice, and chili salt; Handmade Quesadillas with charred corn, mushrooms, onion, cilantro, soy cheese, and salsa; and Eggplant Coconut Curry. A $40.00 per person consumption charge is required.

130 E. 6th St. • Los Angeles 213-623-5555 • BabyCakesNYC.com All-vegan bakery with a second location in West Hollywood. Treats are gluten-, wheat-, soy-, and refined sugar-free.

13641 Central Ave. • Unit F, Chino 909-731-5562 • SugarBeetsBakery.com All-vegan, soy- and gluten-free bakery with some no-sugar and low-sugar options. Treats are also available online, and in some retail and farmers markets. Check the website for the twice-a-month baking classes schedule.

Dave’s gourmet Korean Food
All-vegetarian and mostly-vegan dishes including the best tempeh, seaweed salad, and miso soup we’ve ever had. Available at the Riviera Village, Torrance, Culver City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Burbank, and South Pasadena farmers markets.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

choc. a brownie company at Café livre

9626 Venice Blvd. • Los Angeles 310-842-9078 • ChocBrownies.com This all-brownie business boasts the “Vegan Original,” and takes special requests to veganize their other flavors.

311 N. Beverly Dr. • Beverly Hills 310-275-3621 • VosgesChocolate.com The confectionery and café offers seasonal vegan pastries and chocolates by Chef Hayley Evans of San Francisco’s famed Millennium Restaurant.

Breeze at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

JAM Bakery

2025 Avenue of the Stars • Los Angeles 310-228-1234 hotel • 310-551-3334 restaurant CenturyPlaza.Hyatt.com Extensive vegan options such as a Breakfast Wrap, Panini, Salad Roll, Sweet Parsnips and Hazelnut Soup, Gardein Chick’n, Red Beet Quinoa and Zucchini Noodle, Butternut Squash Bruschetta, and Mushroom Risotto are clearly marked on the menu.

JamVeganBakery.com Order online a variety of all-vegan cupcakes, muffins, cookies and other desserts—even cake pops!

Eating is for the birds. Meet Brando.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, Brando and 24 other baby turkeys were left on the doorstep of Farm Sanctuary’s L.A.-area Animal Acres. They were dirty, weak, debeaked, and some also had the tips of their toes cut off, an indication that they came from a factory farm. Debeaking is a standard industry practice in which the tip of the bird’s sensitive, nerve-filled beak is removed with either a hot blade or by microwave; both procedures are performed on the baby birds without anesthetic. While Brando had a rough start, with the gentle care and love of the shelter staff he improved daily and is now enjoying life at the sanctuary. Visit Brando today – go to Farmsanctuary.org for details. Check out tryVeg.com for more information about the turkey industry and how you can make a difference for animals.

Jamaica’s Cakes

11511 West Pico Blvd. • West Los Angeles 310-478-1971 • JamaicasCakes.com A vegan-friendly bakery with cakes, cupcakes, pies, and cookies. Most items can be made vegan with 48 hours notice.

the sensitive Baker

10836 ½ Washington Blvd. • Culver City 310-815-1800 • TheSensitiveBaker.com All-vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher bakery serving vegan bread, bagels, muffins, scones, cupcakes, and cookies.

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INDEX Food Trucks
Check trucks’ websites for locations

Mandolinegrill

Crepes Bonaparte

714-595-9995 • CrepesBonaparte.com A veg-friendly truck offering a vegan, gluten-free crepe batter.

MandolineGrill.com Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese cuisine such as traditional bánh mì sandwiches and rice vermicelli noodle bowls, as well as Vietnamese-style tacos and nachos.

sea Birds

Dosa truck

DosaTruck.com All-vegetarian Indian cuisine.

the Franken stand

949-463-2473 • SeaBirdsTruck.com All-vegan truck using locally-sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients. The incredible menu with soy- and gluten-free options changes weekly.

TheFrankenStand.com All-vegan spooky-themed truck offering hot dogs, brats, and sausages and toppings such as corn salsa, fakin’ bacon bits, and chipotle mayo.

Yalla truck

Fresh Fries

Facebook.com/YallaTruck • Twitter.com/ yallatruck All-vegetarian truck speciailizing in falafal “fusion”—using non-traditional ingredients such as corn, black beans, and more—in a traditional falafel sandwich.

FreshFries.biz Serves three kinds of fries with a variety of all-vegetarian sauces, including vegan options.

Moo-ve over dairy and beef. Meet William and Harry.
William and Harry were inside a truck with nearly 100 other calves headed to be sold for veal or cheap beef, but their fortunes drastically changed. Sickly and weak like many dairy industry calves, the two were emaciated, hypothermic, and suffering from diarrhea so severe that they were seriously dehydrated. Their bones bulged beneath their flesh. Harry was so terrified of humans that he began shivering whenever anyone came near. Now at Farm Sanctuary’s L.A.-area Animal Acres, these two young calves are healing and growing by leaps and bounds. With the help of the shelter staff, they are also learning to trust and experiencing something almost no dairy calf ever does: peace. Visit William and Harry today – go to FarmSanctuary.org for details. Check out tryVeg.com for more information about the dairy and veal industries, and how you can make a difference for animals.

Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe .....14 BabyCakes NYC ....................14 Bawarchi Indian Kitchen .......4 Bean Sprouts Vegetarian Restaurant ..........................12 Better Life Cuisine ..................4 Bigg Chill, The ................................4 Breeze at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza...........................14 Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen ............9 Café Gratitude ..........................6 Café Metropole..............................3 Café Muse ................................6 California Vegan Thai Cuisine .........................4 California Vegan .......................6 Chang Thai Bistro........................12 Charm Vegan ..........................12 Chili Addiction ................................6 choc. a brownie company at Café Livre .............................14 Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant .......................12 Cobblermania ..........................15 Covina Tasty ............................12 Cowboys and Turbans ................9 Crepes Bonaparte.......................16 Cru ...............................................9 Cruzer Pizza ............................10 Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food .......................15 Doomie’s ....................................6 Dosa Truck ...............................16 Elderberries ..............................7 Elf Café ....................................9 Evo Kitchen .....................................7 Fatty’s & Co. .............................12 Figueroa Produce........................12 Fine Garden Vegetarian .......12 Flore ............................................9 Follow Your Heart ...................11 Franken Stand, The ..............16 Fresh Brothers ...............................3 Fresh Fries ..............................16 Gina Lee’s Bistro............................3

Golden Mean ...........................5 Green Earth ............................12 Green Leaves ............................7 Green Peas Casual Food.............4 Green Temple, The .................3 Happy Family Restaurant ... 12 Happy Veggie ...........................3 Happy Veggie Garden ......... 13 Hugo’s Restaurant.......................10 Hugo’s Tacos ................................10 Inn of the Seventh Ray...............11 Interim Café ....................................5 Jamaica’s Cakes ...................14 JAM Bakery ............................14 Juicy Ladies ............................11 KindKreme ..............................10 Larchmont Bungalow ..................7 LA Vegan ...................................5 Leaf Organics ...........................5 Lemonade ......................................8 Life Food Organic ....................7 Locali ................................................7 Long Beach Vegan Eatery .....4 Loving Hut ...............................13 Mac & Cheeza ...............................8 Madeleine Bistro ..................11 Mama’s Hot Tamales....................8 Mandoline Grill ............................16 Masa of Echo Park .......................9 M Café..............................................7 Millie’s Café ....................................9 Mohawk Bend ...............................9 Native Foods Café ..................5 Newsroom Café.............................7 Oh Happy Days .......................13 One Pico Restaurant at Shutters on the Beach ...........................14 One World Vegetarian .........13 Orean’s The Health Express ...................13 Paru’s .........................................7 Pita Jungle ....................................13 Pita Pit ..............................................3 Pizza Cookery ...............................11 Pizza Nosh ...............................11

Planet Raw ...............................5 Press Restaurant, The ...............13 Purgatory Pizza ..............................8 Rahel Ethiopian ........................8 Real Food Daily ........................6 Sage Organic Vegan Bistro ...9 Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza ..........3 Samosa House ........................6 Scoops .............................................7 Sea Birds .................................16 Seed ...........................................6 Seed Bistro ................................6 Sensitive Baker, The .............14 Shojin .........................................8 Sky’s Gourmet Tacos ....................8 Something Healthy .....................13 Spot, The ...................................3 Stuff I Eat ...................................4 Sugar Beets Bakery ..............15 SunCafé ................................10 Sweet E’s .......................................15 Swingers .........................................7 The Vegan Joint, .....................6 Tierra Café ................................9 Tony’s Darts Away.......................11 Truly Vegan ...............................8 Turquoise.........................................3 Vegan Express .........................8 Vegan Glory ..............................8 Vegan House, The ..................8 Vegan House on Sunset ........9 Vegan Plate .........................11 Vegan World .........................11 Veggie Grill ................................6 Veggie World .........................13 Veg-It-Up Grill ...........................4 Vinh Loi Tofu ...........................11 Vosges Haut-Chocolat ...............15 Windows Lounge at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills ...........14 Wok N Roll ......................................4 Yalla Truck ...............................16 Zephyr Vegetarian Café ........4 zpizza ................................................3

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