‘Vegan,’ a once unknown dietary choice or dietary necessity for some, is now a mainstream lifestyle especially in cities like Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Los Angeles boasts many Vegan friendly cafes and restaurants, some of which are world famous. Here are five veggie loving establishments that are known to be the best in the Los Angeles neighborhood.

Gracias Madre - Much love is combined with the process of creating vegan culinary perfection at this space that serves cuisine inspired by the kitchens of Mexico and sourced from locally-grown organic ingredients. Located in West Hollywood, the restaurant's wide range of menu options includes the Tempeh Chorizo Torta, a main dish that is topped with cashew creme or the Insalada de frutas, a salad with ruby grapefruit, avocado, and almonds. Craft cocktails, wine, and beer are also available.  

8905 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069

LA Vegan - At LA Vegan, order a Green Papaya salad with no concern over the presence of fish sauce, or enjoy Pad Thai or Pad See Ew, sans egg. Thai food is the specialty, but sandwiches, burgers, and wraps also grace the menu. 

4507 S Centinela Ave Los Angeles, CA 90066

Cafe Gratitude - This Vegan spot asks the restaurant diner, “What are you grateful for…?” with menu items beginning with I am statements. Whether ordering for breakfast or dinner, gluten-free pancakes are dished up as Serene and Inspired is the equivalent of asparagus risotto. Let your cares go and take care of your body at this delicious cafe, with a few locations throughout Southern and Northern California. 

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Breakaway Bakery -Free of ingredients that many individuals are sensitive or allergic to, Breakaway Bakery offers a full assortment of breads and bakery treats made from the finest organic ingredients. Located on Pico Blvd, the bakery offers in store items as well as catering.

5264 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019

The Springs LA -Not just a food joint, The Springs LA is a multi-faceted urban oasis cultivating health, wellness, sustainability, and community. Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, The Springs includes an organic juice bar, yoga studio, wellness center, and raw vegan restaurant and wine bar. 

608 Mateo St Los Angeles, CA 90021