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Must Try Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

Vegan and plant-based living is easy in a city named the third most vegan and vegetarian friendly city in the nation according to a 2022 study done by WalletHub.  The city offers an array of options that make the transition seamless for those that are looking to make a dietary change with many of those restaurants being Black- Owned.

When it comes to finding foods that are reminiscent of classic dishes from a regular diet, Los Angeles is not short on supplying those dishes. Many of those dishes can be found at local vegan and plant based Black-Owned eateries.  

If you are missing burgers, soul food, or even seafood, this Los Angeles Black-Owned Vegan Foodie Guide will point you in the right direction. 

Food Truck

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Famous for their trendy Vegan Seafood Boil, Compton Vegan is making it easy to go vegan. The menu consist of many Southern food classics as well as innovative dishes that are 100% plant-based. Find Jackfruit Ribs, Mac & Cheese and even Wings on the menu. Owner Lamel Durrah,  brought vegan food to an area that didn’t have healthy options for the community. Compton Vegan is on a mission is “changing the world one plate at a time”. 

Be sure to check out their social media pages to follow their location around the Los Angeles area.

Delivery Only

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Lovelei Duo is a delivery only vega/plant based Caribbiean-American fusion that is full of flavor. Chef Lovelei has been practicing a vegan lifestyle since childhood. She also has worked in the medical field as a nutritionalist. 

Some of the dishes featured in their menu are Jerk Chik’n Mac, Loaded Jerk Nachos, and Caramel Pecan Banana Pudding. They are also known for their adaptogenic mocktails.

Be sure to check out their social media to find out where they will be located.


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If you find yourself craving something sweet and tasty, Mama Aunties Vegan Goodies is waiting to serve you. Their vegan goodies contain no dairy or eggs. Mama Aunties Vegan Goodies was started by actress and documentarian PaSean Wilson-Ashley. They are known for their indulging brownies and ice creams. You can also find items like pound cake, cookies, coffee cakes, and cupcakes. For those in need of a vegan birthday or wedding cake Mama Aunties has you covered. 

Be sure to check out their social media page to follow their location around the Los Angeles area. 

Food Truck

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Voodoo Vegan is bringing New Orleans Cuisine to the city of Los Angeles. From Shrimp Po’ Boys to Baked Spaghetti, Chef Whitt is making it so that you’d never miss the classic Creole-Cajun dishes you know and love. The menu also has items like Hot Honey Oyster Mushrooms, Vegan Beignets, Crab Cakes, Seafood Platter and much more! Even if you are eating a regular diet, Voodoo Vegan will make sure you won’t regret experiencing  a moment of plant-based bliss that is full flavor. 

Be sure to check out their social media to stay up to date on their location.

788 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Burgers are one of America’s favorite foods and Vurger Guyz are home to some of the best vegan burgers in Los Angeles. Owner Na’eem Outler has created a culture around his companies vegan burgers and is looking to continue to “change the world’s eating habits”. Stop by to try one of their Classic Vurgers. However, if you are lookinh for something a bit more fun try The Vurger which has fried onion, fried jalapenos, american cheese and a sauce of choice. 

They even have specials like Chopped Cheese or Chick’n Filet Sandwhich. Don’t forget a side of fries and to finish off with an order of Fried Oreos.

3317 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Home of the “Vegan Wing Stop” and “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Chicken”made from oyster mushrooms, Centric Eats is on a mission “to raise awareness in every community and share our knowledge and love for plant based whole foods through fun, delicious, unique exotic cuisines”. They pride themselves on being soy free and free from lab made products.  

Centric Eats is also known for their vegan soul food items on  like fried oyster mushroom, mac & cheese, greens, black eyed peas, and more. Their wingz come in a variety of flavors like Lemon Pepper Dry, Korean Sweet and Spicy and Parmesan Garlic, just to name a few.

7. Beyond Vegan

6208 W 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Beyond Vegan, owned by master nutritionalist and herbalist Cameron. After loosing 140 pounds by following Dr. Sebi’s electric diet he didn’t want to keep that knowledge to himself. They make meals that are refined sugars, animal products, soy, hybrid fruits and veggies, and GMO(genetically modified organisms). 

Beyond Vegan provides dishes like their Jackfruit Crab Cakes and Buddha Bowl along with juices and smoothies. They also provide weekly meal preps to also help you on your electric diet journey. 

4508 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

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Simply Wholesome Restaurant and Store has been serving the Los Angeles community since the 1980’s. They not only provide vegan and plant-based food options but they also on-site nutritional counseling and wellness program to the community.

They are most known for their patties, beverages, tonics and seamoss products. Many celebrities come to Simply Wholesome to support their endeavors in the communities. 

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