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Our 12 Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Los Angeles

Vegetarian Restaurants in LA

Eating vegetarian is such a common thing now in LA, with so many options at our fingertips. There are so many vegetarians here and when you’re dining with a group with certain restrictions, it’s great to have a lot of restaurants to choose from. With all the different types of dietary requirements, it doesn’t mean having to settle for less! So whether you’re a vegetarian searching for your next foodie obsession or looking for a place to eat with your vegetarian partner of friends, here are our 12 favorite vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles!

Elf Cafe

Located in Echo Park, Elf Cafe is dedicated to serving clean food, clean water and natural wine. Their mouth-watering dinner menu includes items such as Roasted Oyster Mushrooms or the Baked Feta Wrapped in Grape leaves. Need I say more?


Almost everything is produced from scratch at SunCafe including their cheeses using nuts and seeds. They even make their own plant-based mayo and vegan butter. Yum! Not to mention they were votes one of the most ecologically sustainable restaurants and host cooking classes with raw ingredients.

Hugo’s Restaurant

Hugo’s caters to many special diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and more) all in one place. In addition, Hugo’s allows you to create your own plate and features monthly specials!

Shojin Organic & Natural 

Based in the heart of Little Tokyo, Shojin offers their customers healthy, delicious and unique Japanese vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Dishes like the Rainbow Pesto Salad and the Purple Treasure Roll add to the cozy atmosphere.

Zinc Cafe

Zinc Cafe & Market not only offers tasty food but a wide array of products as well for their customers home and wellness like their avocado soap or breadboards. Try their Russian Cream dessert or their Mushroom Nut Loaf!

Paru’s Indian Vegetarian Restaurant 

Paru’s is a family owned and ran business that continues to bring the aromatic smells of Southern India to the streets of LA. Sample the sweet lassi (yoghurt drink) or the Queen Paru (Ghee, roast Dosa with curry filling, Idli, Sambar, coconut chutney, Raitha) for dinner or go a la carte! I can smell the curry already!


Crossroads Kitchen has redefined healthy eating with upscale decor. They serve Mediterranean meals with a twist and offer a seasonal dinner menu along with a late night bar menu!

Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre’s mission to celebrate the strong women in our life, our mothers by creating dishing inspired by the kitchens of Mexico. There’s nothing like mom’s cooking!

Native Foods

Native Foods brings together the diversity of countries and cultures along with the resources of the earth to create bold flavors! Experience their new Buddha Bowl or their award winning Peanut Butter Parfait and Oatmeal Creme Pie!

Cafe Gratitude

Cafe Gratitude aspires to create a menu and space that helps the world on a local and national scale. Their menu features items like the Magical CG Double Double and the Humble Indian Curry Bowl. Make sure to also stop by their detox market!

Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily is a combination of Eastern philosophies with heart-healthy Western nutritional guides. Dishes like the Not-chos and the Seaside Fries will certainly give you one happy tummy!

Sage Organic Vegan Bistro

Sage Vegan partners with local farmers to provide organic, plant-based food. They aim to challenge the way their customers think about food. And be on the lookout for their food truck roaming around on the streets of LA and their pizza and pretzels menu additions coming soon!

Don’t forget to check out our other food guide like 7 Mouthwatering Acai Bowls in LA You Need to Try Right Now or Top 5 Places to Eat & Drink in Sawtelle Japantown!