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If you're trying to avoid dairy products take a trip to the Golden State where you'll find some of the best vegan restaurants Los Angeles has to offer.
With the increasing number of people choosing to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, the choice when it comes to eating out is naturally becoming increasingly plentiful, and Los Angeles is a good as any place to ride the crest of the vegan wave.
The vegan dining scene is well established with some serious contenders enough to turn the heads of the most ardent of meat eaters.
Take you pick from contemporary modern to Mexican, Vietnamese and Japanese where you can get your fix of flavours all with vegan ingredients.
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Los Angeles
Considered one of the high end vegan restaurants in the area, this is where to head when you're looking to impress or splash out on some of the finest vegan fare around.
Photos from the book Crossroads - Photos by Lisa Romerein
8284 Melrose Avenue, los Angeles, CA 90046
2. Au Lac
This well known Vietnamese restaurant boasts all the favourites with a totally vegan twist.
710 West 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-617-2533
3. Sage Vegan Bistro
With a strong field to table philosophy this bistro offers up hearty vegan fare. It's mushroomed to three locations and even has a mobile food truck.
Sage Vegan Bistro
Echo Park 1700 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fancy some japanese fare, try Shojin. Despite the unusual setting on the third floor of an indoor mall in Little Tokyo there's a creative use of tofu and tempeh that'll get you that sushi fix, where tofu replaces tuna and flavours whilst retaining its vegan credentials.
333 S. Alameda St. Suite 310 Los Angeles, CA 90013
5. Cafe Gratitude
A funky cafe chain serving plant based cuisine with a twist serves up some of the city's most popular fare.
300 S Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 929-5580
6. The Garderene Swine
Chef Phillip Frankland Lee delivers "creative" tasting menus and à la carte dishes taking plant based dining to new heights in relaxed surroundings.
The Gadarene Swine
11266 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Studio City)
7. Gracias Madre
Mexican inspired high level organic fare in comfortable surroundings can only be topped by the in house sublime cocktails.
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States