Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Los Angeles

When it comes to healthy eating, nothing is better for your body than vegetables. These superfoods help you stay fuller on fewer calories, and reduce your risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. The availability of fresh produce year-round makes California one of the best places in the country to enjoy plant-based cuisine. Even if you’re a part-time carnivore, you can still reap the benefits of healthy eating at some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles, many of which are conveniently located near our Los Angeles apartment communities.

Elf Café – 2135 West Sunset Boulevard

Located in Echo Park, this quaint café packs plenty of tables into a seemingly small space—and even more hipsters. The menu includes flavorful dishes like avocado purée served with house-baked pitas and hearty risotto made with exotic mushrooms.

Real Food Daily514-516 Santa Monica Boulevard

When you’re in the mood for a down-to-earth vegetarian meal, grab a bite at Real Food Daily. Its menu is completely plant-based and ingredients are grown organically. Weekend brunch favorites include sea cake benedict and waffles made with almond flour.

Sage Organic Vegan Bistro1700 Sunset Boulevard

Another popular Echo Park eatery is Sage Organic Vegan Bistro. Start with a small plate of samosa rolls dipped in mango aioli and finish with some vegan ice cream. You can’t go wrong with any of the entrees served in between.

Vegetable – 3711 Cahuenga Boulevard

Good food and a casual atmosphere make Vegetable the go-to dinner destination in the Hollywood Hills. You’ll feel healthier just reading the menu filled with snacks, soups, salads and full plates.

Tierra Café – 818 Wilshire Boulevard

When you don’t have time for a sit-down lunch in a restaurant, try this “ma-and-pa” food court eatery. Its menu includes light dishes with and without meat, all of which are popular with the downtown crowd.

The Butcher’s Daughter – 1205 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

While technically outside of Los Angeles, this vegan café is worth the short drive to Venice Beach. By day, grab some avocado toast and wash it down with freshly pressed juice in the sunny dining room. By night, cozy up next to your significant other on the intimate patio with a glass of vegan wine and a black and white quinoa salad.

Have you dined at any of these Los Angeles eateries? Do you have favorites that didn’t make our list?

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Amy Johnson

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