If L.A. is my vegan food happy place, then West Hollywood is my vegan food Nirvana. It sounds extreme, but it’s absolutely true. There are 12 completely (100%!) vegan restaurants AND a host of very vegan friendly restaurants in WeHo’s 1.888 square miles. As if this wasn’t already an abundance of plant-based awesomeness, there are more vegan restaurants slated to open in the WeHo city limits very soon. (I’m looking at you, Pura Vita Pizzeria.) Vegan Eats in West Hollywood, baby!!!!
The Best Vegan Eats in West Hollywood, CA
We stay in West Hollywood when we head to L.A. for our foodie food vegan food tours. Although WeHo is our home base, we walk all over the city trying the vegan goodness Los Angeles has to offer. However, with more 100% vegan restaurants than all of San Francisco or all of Colorado, I think WeHo deserves a post of its own. Of course, this list will be ever-changing with updates after each trip. For now, however, below please find my list of the 10 best (read: most delicious) vegan eats in West Hollywood.
Note: The list is in no particular order.
1. Single Cheeseburger Burger — Vow Burger
Insanely delicious burgers are in super abundance in L.A. Because of this, I walked into VowBurger taking for granted that their burger would be good, but also knowing it is a tall order to be the best among kings. Hot damn! I was taken aback by the tastiness of this vegan single cheeseburger. It was straightforward and delicious, an elevated vegan Whopper. It was simpler than some super messy and sloppy burgers I’ve had, and it was this simplicity that made it so delicious. VowBurger’s burger holds its own in a field with fierce competition and I believe it is one of the top vegan burgers in L.A. WeHo for the plant-based burger win!
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2. Horchata — Sugar Taco
A vegan taqueria. When I first moved to L.A. back in the late 90s, I immersed myself in the delicious Latino food culture. While doing this, I discovered horchata and it became one of my fave post swim workout treats. Now that I have made the switch from vegetarian to vegan and live in Colorado where Mexican food isn’t as widely accessible, horchata naturally moved to the back burner in mind so I squealed in excitement when I saw the horchata with all its cinnamon goodness sitting on the counter at Sugar Taco. ¡Dame una horchata, por favor! Sugar Taco’s vegan horchata had all the flavor and creaminess of the horchatas that live in my memory — without all the cruelty. To top off all this vegan awesomeness, it’s served in a reusable souvenir glass jar that I use for my special drinks at home.
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3. Fudge Brownie — Gracias Madre
This dessert is 100% perfection. The ratio of ingredients. The creamy and light texture of the cream paired with the soft and chewy brownie, topped off with a sweet and sticky caramel sauce with crunchy toasted coconut – the textures are all impeccable. I’m going to level with you. I’ve eaten more than my fair share of vegan desserts in West Hollywood and this, my friends, is my favorite. I dream of it daily. You will, too!
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4. Tofu Benedict — Nic’s On Beverly
Rich. Delicious. Flavorful. Indulgent. The flavors and textures of this dish are not done justice in this photograph. This dish alone is worth a trip to Nic’s On Beverly – to West Hollywood. I was SO full at brunch but needed to eat more of this goodness so I found myself leaning to the side so try to make more room in my stomach to fit in more food. Yes, I’ve gone that far to continue eating WeHo’s delicious vegan food. The brunch menu is full of delicious entrees but it’s hard to top this vegan perfection.
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5. Chocolate Cake with Raspberries — Pura Vita
I miss chocolate cake at Italian restaurants. I miss dessert at Italian restaurants. So, when I saw this vegan chocolate cake with raspberries at Pura Vita I knew it had to be mine. It’s rich and the frosting is firm yet creamy – the the perfect chocolate cake and my go to dessert at Pura Vita.
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6. Apple Ginger Glow Juice — Fresh
I understand you might raise an eyebrow when you that juice is on my top 10 vegan eats in West Hollywood list and I get that doubt or curiosity. I drink a lot of fresh pressed juices – made at home, store bought bottles, or juice bars. . Kale yeah! Maybe it’s a vegan cliche. But, I don’t care. So, I wasn’t expecting to be blown away when drinking this juice – especially because I’m not a big ginger fan. This juice was fresh, refreshing and far superior to fresh pressed juices from all types of establishments. Honestly, it’s one of the things I crave most in L.A. and can’t wait to go back to get one of these every. single. day. WeHo for the juice win!
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7. Cheese Platter — Vromage
Yaaaaassssssss! VEGAN CHEESE PLATTER! Cheese is typically the sticking point for many people who are considering going vegan. I totally see why. Historically, vegan cheeses have been kind of nasty and even today when there’s an abundance of delicious artisan plant-based cheeses, many of the more mass produced and accessible are not that great leaving many to not try other vegan cheeses or assume they are all bad. The vegan cheese debate goes out with the window with places like Vromage, a small artisan cheese shop that creates non-dairy cheese as good as the animal counterpart without the cruelty. From pate to cheeses – everything is made in house. Each of the three flavors paired well with the bread and pesto. (I dipped the other two cheese in the pesto sauce as well.)
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8. Thanksgiving Platter — Crossroads Kitchen
Crossroads goes ALL out for their Thanksgiving price-fixed menu. The entire spread is “Top 10 Vegan Eats” list worthy, but the main platter with seitan cutlet, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce was indulgent enough to make you think about undoing the top button on your jeans, but not so much that you lose enjoyment in the food. The gravy. The portions and flavors are spot on and such a great way to celebrate ThanksLiving.
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9. New York Style Cheesecake — Real Food Daily
Almost more than the croissant, isthe New York Style Cheesecake is the vegan holy grail. Not so much in being able to find a slice, but to be able to find a GOOD one. I’ve had many that were horrible, some that were good but don’t taste like cheesecake, and some that taste somewhat like cheesecake but don’t have the same hard but soft texture. Real Food Daily’s NYC style cheesecake was no imposter. This slice had the hard, yet soft texture and the thick creamy taste of NYC style cheesecake. Kudos to Real Food Daily for bringing life to this delicious treat.
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10. Hot Chocolate — Real Food Daily
After walking from West Hollywood to Culver City and back on a cold and rainy L.A. day, we stopped in at Real Food Daily for some warmth and treats. I was relieved and excited to learn that they served hot chocolate. The friendly server began to rattle off a long list of what types of milks it could be made with and I said “surprise me.” I’m so glad I left it up to the experts because what I got was a delicious, creamy, chocolatey, just sweet enough mug of hot chocolate. Friends, I give you the idyllic mug of hot chocolate – veganized!
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