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Vegan or vegitarian resturant in Westwood near UCLA

amberonskja Jun 19, 2012 02:29 PM

Is there a good vegan or vegitarian restuarnt in Westwood?

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  1. wienermobile RE: amberonskja Jun 19, 2012 02:31 PM

    Native Foods Cafe in Westwood Village.

    1114 Gayley Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

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      Servorg RE: wienermobile Jun 20, 2012 08:46 AM

      Wasn't there (isn't there) a vegan or vegetarian Indian food place basically across the street from Native Foods? I thought I saw one while bicycling through the Village one time.

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        wienermobile RE: Servorg Jun 20, 2012 10:46 AM

        Bombay Bite on Gayley?

        1051 Gayley Ave.
        Los Angeles, CA 90024

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          Servorg RE: wienermobile Jun 20, 2012 10:53 AM

          I thought this place was on Kinross (but maybe it's gone)? Next time I go up in that area I'll swing by to see if it still exists (or if the whole thing was some sort of sleep deprivation hallucination).

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      BrewNChow RE: amberonskja Jun 19, 2012 06:46 PM

      I spent 4 (5) years in WW and unfortunately, it's a wasteland food-wise.

      I second Native Foods if you're looking for a place that specializes in that sort of cuisine.

      For Vegetarians, I'd recommend going to 800 degrees (wasn't around when I was in WW), LaMonica's, In'n'Out, or Mongols and getting something without meat.

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        will47 RE: BrewNChow Jun 19, 2012 11:04 PM

        Native Foods (and the new location is great). 800 Degrees has vegan options as well (marinara pizza, add any other vegan toppings you want). The lines are still pretty crazy there, though.

        Shamshiri (and some of the other Persian places) have good vegetarian options, and Shamshiri should be able to do some vegan stuff, but watch out for whey, butter, and other dairy products. Haven't been to Iso for ages (used to go occasionally when I worked over that way), but I think they should have a few things. Napa Valley Grille will do some vegan stuff upon request - it's a bit generic, but not horrible.

        It looks like Bella Pita is still around.

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          westsidegal RE: will47 Jun 20, 2012 08:44 AM

          re: the lines at 800 degrees

          the best times i've found to go in order to avoid the lines are 11:30AM and 3:15PM

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          choctastic RE: BrewNChow Jun 22, 2012 02:34 PM

          800 degrees will do the veggie pizza "marinara", which basically means no cheese. I tried it and it was really good, for vegan no-cheese pizza anyhow. I like the vibe of the place.

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          amberonskja RE: amberonskja Jun 20, 2012 11:15 AM

          Thanks so much everyone!!!! I love Chowhound!!! We went with Native Foods Cafe, but thanks for the info about 800...I WILL be going by before too long :)! Thank you again

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            ilysla RE: amberonskja Jun 20, 2012 08:49 PM

            There's also Nature's Way, which is just around the corner from Native Foods, I think (is Native Foods where Real Food Daily used to be?), on Lindbrook.... Kind of a fast food feel, but not bad (only went once many yrs ago....).

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            fredder RE: amberonskja Jun 22, 2012 04:01 PM

            Thanks for the info. Sounds good.


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