In case you haven't heard, I'm going for a 30 day Vegan Challenge. While I was in LA, I discovered these delicious vegan spots on the westside. I have yet to explore the rest of LA east of the 405, as new spots are popping up all the time! It's great having friends who enjoy eating clean because they are always recommending new places to try each time I visit their neighborhood.
1. Cafe Gratitude, Venice Beach
This is the place that peaked my interest on learning more about eating and cooking vegan cuisine. I love the vibe here and look forward to the "question of the day." You can park in the underground parking lot and get your ticket validated for complimentary parking, which is helpful since Venice can get crowded around brunch, lunch or dinnertime.
2. Sage Organic Vegan Bistro, Culver City
I love the casual environment here, with both indoor and outdoor seating. It was so good that I cam here for brunch and dinner! This spot has a great variety of cooked plant-based dishes packed with tons of flavor! If you make rezzies for a Thursday or Sunday, you can enjoy live music while dining here. Follow them on Instagram for more details. You can enjoy complimentary valet parking, so you don't have to stress about parking.
3. Crossroads, West Hollywood
This spot is perfect if you are looking for an ambiance that is a bit more formal and romantic. Here are photos of some exquisite bites. Its a bit pricier here, but totally worth it for a sharing a meal with someone special.
|Artichoke "oysters" is a must have. Love the creativity here.|
|Beet and Citrus Salad is almost too pretty to eat!|