New vegan eatery in Ladera Ranch (OC): Loving Hut
This place serves some of the best vegan food in OC. Granted it's all the way down in Ladera Ranch, but I had a "fish" dish that was amazing: spicy, rich, tender yet satisfying. OMG so good. I had a miso/tofu soup that was less amazing, slightly too thickened for me, but I can see how others would like it. Huge portion.
If you're a vegan and you're in the area, I definitely recommend checking this one out. I like the ambiance too. It's very clean and nice.