Does anyone know of any really good vegan or vegetarian resturants in los angeles. Mostly West Los Angeles, but anywhere would be great.
Vegan Express - 3217 Cahuenga West Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 323-851-8837. M-Sun 11-9pm; Fri & Sat 11-10pm.. Vegan Thai, salads.
Orean: The Health Express - 817 North Lake Ave. (nr. Rte. 210), Pasadena, CA 91104. 626-794-0861. Hours: 9:30-9:00 daily.
(fast food vegan)
Vegan Terra Cafe - 28901 S Western Ave. #123, Rancho Palos Verdes (20 miles south of downtown L.A. next to San Pedro), CA 90275. 310-833-7977. Hours: 9am-9pm daily. 100% Vegan 'Cruelty-Free' cuisine.
Real Food Daily - 514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-451-7544. Hours: 11:30-10 daily.
(neat mid-range VEGAN, 2 locations)
Real Food Daily - 414 N. La Cienega Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA 90048. 310-289-9910. Hours: 11:30-11 daily.
Dr. J's Healthy & Tasty - 1303 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, CA 90024. 310-477-2721. Hours: Mon-Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-3. International organic vegetarian menu. (buffet style)
Native Foods - 1110 1/2 Gayley Ave. (Westwood Village), Westwood, CA 90024. 310-209-1055. Hours: 11am-10pm daily. Also offer vegan cooking classes. (really good neo-tempeh cuisine)
No good vegan restaurants, especially in L.A. But if you're hell bent on burning a hole in your wallet to dine on the sadistically abused soybean, being substituted for every type of meat imaginable along with cheap grains such as rice, flour products and ruffage with a ridiculous markup, then head to Real Food Daily. A full on vegan restaurant coupled with extreme pretentious and self righteous qualities to boot.
Speaking as a vegetarian, I too have a somewhat negative opinion of Real Food Daily. The much discussed Inn of the Seventh Ray (Topanga Canyon) has many vegan dishes however, as does Mani's Bakery (Mid-Wilshire, Santa Monica). (Sorry, I'm too lazy to post addresses right now...)