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vegetarian in downtown LA or Pasadena??

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I am looking for a vegeterian place near Pasadena or downtown LA. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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  1. try the elf cafe in echo park, very close to downtown. excellent, and all vegetarian!!!!!

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Is that place any good? It always looks so strange next to that big McDonalds.

      2. for breakfast or lunch, HOMEGIRL CAFE in boyle heights has many delicious vegetarian offerings.
        their 'style' at lunch is nouvelle mexican, i.e. the dishes are definitely inspired by mexican cuisine, but they are not nearly as rich, and more dependent on fresh ingredients. for instance, the salads are dressed with a citrus dressing that isn't oily.

        1. tierra cafe in a food court on wilshire and flower has really good veggie food but it is only open during the week and closes at 3

          1. Pasadena's not great for veg food. Check out the Tibet Nepal house. Also Kansai (sp?) (Japanese place) in old town seems to have vegetarian options now.

            You can also head down to the SGV and go to veggie Chinese places there (Happy Family etc.).

            1. You could try Fatty's in Eagle Rock. It's a nice neighborhood spot with various pizzas, salads, main dishes (including veggie sloppy joe) and pretty fun desserts.
              Fatty's & Co. 1627 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, CA 90041 Phone: 323-254-8804
              Call ahead for their hours, which are somewhat irregular.

              1. Tiara Cafe, downtown in the Fashion District is open only for lunch but has a number of great veggie dishes. In Pasadena, Indian restaurants would be a good option for vegetarians. Try All India Cafe on Fair Oaks, just south of Colorado, which has a good selection of vegetarian dishes, including many southern Indian dishes like masala dosa and frankie stuffed with gobi aloo, as well as snack dishes like uttapam and bhel puri.