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Aug 14, 2013 11:26 AM

Vegan restaurants in West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica area ...

Anything upscale or casual you would recommend?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Second Servorg's rec. Shojin is in DTLA and Mar Vista. Veggie Grill is in most parts of L.A.

      1. re: bulavinaka

        third servorg's recommendation of cafe gratitude
        second bulavinaka's recomendation of Shojin.

        veggie grill is mostly fake meat and, although it was cutting edge years ago, imho, it's nothing special now: mostly takeoffs of casual american food using fake meat.

        there is a very good vegan ethiopian place on south fairfax: rahel.

        in culver city , there are some indian vegetarian places: anapurna and there are two outposts of samosa house.

        santa monica has a vegan thai joint (paper plates, self serve, self buss) on main st called Vegan Thai

    2. Real Food Daily on La Cienega is very good. Nice atmosphere
      on the casual side.

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        1. re: Bob Brooks

          There's also a location by the Santa Monica Mall as well.

        2. Tal Ronnen's Crossroads on Melrose. Wonderful food!

          M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica Mall. A bit pricey but excellent as well.

          Both of the above are upscale and offer multi-course tasting menus (Crossroads has $45, $65 and $105, I believe; M.A.K.E. offers one between $50 to $65 depending on the day)

          Sage Organic Vegan is a hit in Echo Park, and they will soon open their Culver City location. Also excellent food, but they are casual.

          1. Santa Monica area:

            Real Food Daily
            Golden Mean Vegan Cafe
            Native Foods Cafe
            Euphoria loves RAWvolution
            Raw Star Cafe
            True Food Kitchen
            Chadni Indian Vegetarian
            Gourmet Soup Kitchen
            Seed (Venice)

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