Monday, February 23, 2015

Los Angeles Series: Vegan Resturants

Los Angeles is huge, it's a City and a County at the same time. It's place without season but that's why were called the City of Lost Angels after all. People say there is nothing to do in LA but eat and shop and I've heard this a lot lately. Which is weird because I've been living hear since birth and everyday I learn there is something going all over the county. It takes ten year to become Angelino and ten more years find out about the overwhelming things to do in LA. And people vacationing here and only go to Disneyland for a trillionth time just an FYI we other fun and kid friendly places like Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, and Raging Waters. Were not a desert, we just the Mediterranean climate which is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters (but were in a drought right now), also this is where warm and cool water meet so also it's categories as subtropical weather. But yeah the air quality is bad because were surrounded by mountains, the people to car ratio, and the others people seem to forget we have industries specifically, Oil Refiners, which I pass by three/five on my way to work, Port of Los Angeles, and Aerospace. Anyways, LAWEEKLY is probably the best way to find out what going on in LA and should be your best friend if your knew to these parts. A bit of topic but I love bowling but what happen to the roller skating rinks because I totally miss going skating. This going is to be series since I'm in school again and might not have time to write for you guys as much, so here are the Top Vegan places in LA.




1.) Shojin
333 S. Alameda St., # 310, Los Angeles;
(213) 617-0305.

I've been here before which is a great place to bring that special someone or a love one. With it's  sultry atmosphere and low lighting that will really set the mood for the evening and you wouldn't expect it to be in bustling plaza-mall.Service is what you would expect from 5 star restaurant except it's vegan with a modern Asian twist called the art of yoshoku.


2.) Cafe Gratitude
 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles; 
(323) 580-6383.

What are you grateful for? This rooted NorCal delight has a pleasant atmosphere and the house specialty of a bowl of organic quinoa topped with kale, quinoa, black beans and garlic-tahini sauce leaving you satistified and greatful.

3.) Flore Vegan Cuisine's
3818 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles;
(323) 953-0611.

A cafe on the east side of sunset that feels like home where you wouldn't forget your first vegan dessert. This cafe is known for it after mid morning trans-national brunches which you won't want to miss out on.

4.) Sage Vegan Bistro
1700 W Sunset Blvd (at Echo Park Ave), Los Angeles, California 90026

If your into the hipster to a hippie scene, then this might be more of cup of tea fro that mid-day to night meal option. But have you ever tried Jack-fruit served in your meal at restaurant? Their specialty is definitely hand handle foods that are south of the boarder.But this place will leave you refreshed and satisfied with a fruity icy pleasure. 

5.) Araya's Place
8101 1/2 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 
(323) 900-0557

Thai restaurant originating from Seattle, opened at this location Jan 2014. Offers vegan cuisine with an a la carte menu.If your in the area the locals suggest the Phad Phet Makhua or Avocado curry as well as the pad Thai. 


6.) Vinh Loi Tofu
18625 Sherman Way, #101, Reseda; 
(818) 996-9779.

I've been hear before as well, I was surprised with it's many non-GMO Tofu/soy options and the array of dishes this Vietnamese place has to offer.But ask the boss man if your overwhelmed and he will surprise you.





7.) Seed
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice; 
(310) 396-1604.

Just a few minutes walk from the beach where this cozy yet popular gluten free destination, that even caters to the stars.The meals is All-American at the same time has some inspired Japanese dishes that will leave you full and happy.


8.) Stuff I Eat
114 N Market St Inglewood, CA 90301; 
(310) 671-0115

I've talked about this place many of times and for some the price may have many wonder why but the generous portions will leave you begging for more of this healthy cultural spin on soul food. The atmosphere feels like your on a vacation near central America in the south and the smells and freshens of food will definitely take you their. Every time I order from them I want buy a piece of cake or sweet bread pudding.

9.) Cruzer Pizza
4449 Prospect Ave (at Hillhurst, in Los Feliz), Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 666-0600

Pizzeria converted to being all vegan and gluten-free since 2009. Serving vegan pizza with Daiya cheese, calzones, sandwiches, appetizers and different kinds of pasta. Even the dough is made of rice and you might be convinced it's really the pizza you usually eat.

10.) Vegan Glory
8393 Beverly Blvd (at Orlando), Los Angeles, California 90048 
(323) 653-4900

Small vegetarian Thai food restaurant tucked inside a Mid-City mini-mall offering 100% vegan menu from Thai to All-American dishes and great lunch deals.The serve is okay but the carry out option may be better choice anyways. May I suggest the customer's choice of soy chicken, steamed brown rice, banana spring rolls, bell pepper, and fried spring rolls.


Other Vegan Franchises:

Native Foods Café
The Veggie Grill
The Vegan Joint


~Happy Eatting





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