22 Essential Los Angeles Vegetarian Restaurants


Los Angeles’s vegetarian and vegan dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious, with a mix of establishments ranging from classic hippie-leaning joints to chef-driven places and just about everything in between. And in 2020, the city’s wave of casual vegan restaurants keeps expanding in innovative ways that might surprise anyone who thinks this genre is far from innovative.

The restaurants highlighted below serve thoughtful menus, are vegetarian-friendly and well-made dishes that stand up to any omnivorous restaurant in the city. Here now are 22 essential restaurants in Los Angeles to find a delicious meal that happens to be vegetarian or vegan, presented from west to east.

Added: Beelman’s, Fresh On Sunset, Gokoku Vegetarian Ramen, Joy, Simply Wholesome, Vegan AF

Removed: Elf (closed), Equelecua Cuban Cafe (closed), Flore Vegan, Hinterhof Vegan German Kitchen and Beer Garden (closed), Honeybee Burger, Little Pine, Monty’s Good Burger, Sun Cafe Organic