Top Five Veggie Options in LA?
- Monkwell Slovenia Apr 3, 2007 11:11 AM
I need to expand my Veggie options in LA....any suggestions??
Rahel Ethiopian Veggie on Fairfax
Hugo's in Studio City or West Hollywood (AMerican)
Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park (granola-people health food place)
Woodlands Pure in Artesia or Chatsworth (Indian)
The Natural Cafe In Westlake
The Veggie Chinese in Granada Hills (??)
M Cafe De Chaya
I like Vegan Plate in Studio City. It's basically Thai. Located in a mini-mall on the north side of Ventura, just east of Radford.
also, THE SPOT on second av. near the boardwalk in hermosa beach, and NATIVE FOODS in westwood and in (i believe ) costa mesa.
(i ate at rahel tonight, their shiro is the absolute best)
I would add La Cachette on Little Santa Monica Blvd. just west of Century City - great vegetarian menus along with meat dishes.
Are you looking for vegetarian (no "flesh") or vegan (nothing from animals, period)? Or some variation thereon (such as eating fish but not mammals, or ... )?
Check out Green Leaves on Hillhurst in Los Feliz. It's vegan and so delicious! I'm not vegan...but they have some of the better Thai food that I've had. Try the Rock & Roll Noodles, the mushroom soup (a vegan version of tom kha khai), the stir fried eggplant and, for a change of pace, the pancakes! Their hash browns are delicious too.
Ooh, Green Temple in Redondo Beach is phenominal! Be sure to try something with their yummy tofu sauce. Pretty little patio with a fountain. Very serene.
The Green Temple
1700 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
I finally made my way over to Follow Your Heart this weekend and I loved it. The atmosphere is very earthy, very casual but the food is tasty and there is a nice variety. I had a great burrito with tofu and black beans, and people like the pizzas. They have 5 soup choices every day-the cauliflower soup was yummy! They will ask you with every choice if the dairy cheese is OK or if you want one of 2 vegan choices.
I also like Native Foods and Real Food Daily.
Juliano's Raw did not impress me. I found the prices outrageous (the coffee drinks are around 10 bucks) and the service was super snotty. Food was so-so. Honestly, my friend and I left hungry...and walked to Jin Patisserie right afterward :-)
Though Angeli Caffe has many dishes with meat, their veggie lasagna is so good, I think it's worth a trip there. I had it yesterday for the first time and it is a keeper. Described on the menu as:
a meatless lasagna of fresh pasta, seasonal veggies, tomato-basil sauce, ricotta, bechamel and parmesan