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Dec 30, 2003 07:59 AM

Vegan Restaurants

  • t

I know that there must be more than three in Los Angeles, please come to our rescue!

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  1. Not sure which three you mean, but here are a couple more:

    California Vegan - Hollywood
    Vegan Express - Universal City
    Native Foods - Westwood
    Real Food Daily - W. Hollywood, S. Monica, B. Hills
    Vegetable Delight - Granada Hills
    Garden Wok - Reseda
    Leonor's Mexican - Studio City
    Orean Health Express - Pasadena

    Etc., not to mention the myriad vegan options at real places around town.


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    1. re: Scott Baio

      Scott Baio wrote:

      >Not sure which three you mean, but here are a couple >more:

      >California Vegan - Hollywood
      >Vegan Express - Universal City
      >Native Foods - Westwood
      >Real Food Daily - W. Hollywood, S. Monica, B. Hills
      >Vegetable Delight - Granada Hills
      >Garden Wok - Reseda
      >Leonor's Mexican - Studio City
      >Orean Health Express - Pasadena

      Venus in Venice - Venice
      Native Foods - Westwood
      Au Lac - Fountain Valley

      >Etc., not to mention the myriad vegan options at real >places around town.


      1. re: Scott Baio

        Keep in mind that a lot of the Chinese and Thai places mentioned in this thread serve fake meat that may have small amounts of dairy products or egg (usually whey, sometimes casein or egg white). has some information about the various "... vegan" Thai-owned places. Most buddhist type places don't use egg or indicate dishes with egg, but they don't tend to worry about whey protein and such. It can be pretty difficult to get a straight answer out of these places.

        This may not be a big deal for some, but if you're very strict about the diet, you may want to exercise caution when ordering certain dishes at this type of restaurant. has a list of Chinese veg places in the SGV area.

        1. re: Scott Baio

          Real Food Daily no longer have a place in Bev Hills.

        2. Check out the vegan options on the Grace menu posted by grog, above, in his post "Grace...alicious". The vegan stuffed vegies sound very good and a vegan chocolate torte...

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          1. re: ciaolette

            Thanks for reminding me - sampled the vegan options at Grace last week... the stuffed veggies were fantastic. A generous serving of market fresh produce treated with great skill. Delicately fried squash blossoms, couscous stuffed roasted tomato, basmati stuffed red pepper with tofu emulsion. Great.

            In lieu of the torte, I had a pear sorbet with pear and roasted dates for dessert. The dishwasher had very little work when I was through.

            * Will be sampling La Cachette's newish vegan tasting menu on New Year's eve. They have always been very vegan friendly and have recently branched out into full-fledged vegan courses.

          2. Happy Family in Monterey Park.

            1. You might check out this link for a list of places in and around LA. Have you ever been to Juliano's Raw in Santa Monica, (I think around 6th and Broadway)?


              1. Thank you all so much for your suggestions. I can't wait to try ones that I didn't even know existed! Have a wonderful New Year.