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Shojin is an organic food restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine. It offers a beautiful ambience, with interiors dimly lit by a chandelier and walls adorned with bold floral artworks and intricate black and white designs. Strings of light bulbs or paper lanterns are used to add charm to the place on certain occasions. Their menu includes Spicy Shiso Tempura, Mushroom Miso Soup, Yuzu Ponzu Seitan and Edamame Salad as appetizers. For the main course, guests can savor items like Green Dynamite Roll Sushi, Marinated Garlic Seitan Steak, Mellow Miso Ramen and Sweet Orange Chicken Seitan. The lack of artificial preservatives, seasonings and additives makes their food as healthy as it is delicious.
The literally-named Sage Organic Vegan Bistro is a haven for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies. This restaurant stresses on healthy eating and environment protection for the benefit of both guests and the planet. It procures seasonal ingredients from organic farms such as South Central and Tutti Frutti and crafts creative dishes that are flavorful and nutritious at the same time. Even the interiors are conducive to positive thinking with well-lit white walls and potted plants. Guests can enjoy dishes like Jamaican Jerk Burger, Eggplant Parmesan, Goatless Greek Quinoa Kale Salad and Grilled Mediterranean Plate. It boasts of an extensive variety of healthy beverages, including Blueberry-Strawberry-Orange Smoothie, Banana Almond Butter Shake and Hot Apple Cider Juice. For the best experience head here during the weekend brunch.
Committed to excellence, the Elf Cafe uses the purest and best quality ingredients available. Sourced from local farmers and artisan cheese makers, this organic restaurant firmly believes in preparing and cooking clean dishes down to the reverse osmosis treated water they use. From the certifiably organic flour and sugar to the grapeseed oil, great attention and care have gone into Elf Cafe. The menu changes seasonally, according to what produce is harvested, and the cuisine is utterly divine. Leafy green salads, oyster mushrooms with house-made harissa, stews, crepes, and risottos are filling and delicious. The restaurant also offers an extensive list of organic wines by the glass or bottle.
Flore is the hippest place to chow down, especially for allies of the organic and vegan revolutions. Everything on the menu has been carefully chosen for the dietary demands of soy-lovers and consumers of healthy, planet-friendly foods, from the Blueberry Buckwheat “Bliss” pancakes to the Tempeh Rueben, a sandwich with layers of tofu and cashew cheeses, tempeh, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing, all piled on organic corn rye. The pizzas, salads and entrées are delicious here too. A daily dessert selection is also in the mix, along with complementary mint-flavored water, sociable servers, and a brunch option every weekend.
Los Angeles is known for its pizza joints but Cruzer Pizza is one of the rare restaurants to serve completely vegan pizzas. The interiors are minimalist and the day's menu is written on a blackboard. Savor pizzas in varieties like Indian Kima Gourmet Pizza topped with Indian herbs, the Ratatouille Gourmet Pizza with eggplant, and Gourmet Pesto Pizza blending artichokes and spinach. Other items include Cheese Calzone, Vegan Meat Lasagna, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and Tiramisu. The desserts are made without the use of eggs and guests can also opt for gluten-free items if they have allergies. The sheer variety of pizzas, desserts and beverages makes this a favored vegan eatery with both children and adults. If you are unable to visit this restaurant, it offers free delivery services.
Headed by celebrity chef, Tal Ronnen, Crossroads offers a fantastic range of Mediterranean inspired cuisine. The menu is full of vegan and vegetarian dishes that are just as, if not more, delicious than their non-vegetarian counterparts. Made using organic and gluten free products and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, these innovative, meatless recipes result into favorites like artichoke oysters and Woof-fired Meaty Lasagna. They also have an off-site catering service that is great for all big and small events.
Real Food Daily is a vegetarian restaurant which serves organic vegan cuisine in a stylish and welcoming atmosphere. You can eat healthy and enjoy the ambience and interesting clientele at the same time. The menu has low-fat, fat-free and kosher dishes, and provides options for just about every diet. From pasta to burritos, there is a lot to choose from. All the food is natural and healthy. The restaurant also serves beer and wine.
The no-nonsense brick façade found on a quieter corner of Santa Monica Boulevard is at odds with the West Hollywood pervading showy vibe. But if its dour visage doesn’t fill one with gastronomic cravings, stepping inside just might do the trick. The comfortable interior is filled with heady aromas of home cooking. A cozy patio to the side offers a serene setting for a leisurely meal on a warm day. The service is friendly and prompt. First and foremost, however, Hugo’s breakfasts are fabled as the tastiest and most creative in WeHo – no small fit. A #1 breakfast spot for many a “health nut” in the area, Hugo’s caters to vegans, vegetarians ad gluten-free eaters with a great variety of mouthwatering assortments.
Presenting organic and vegan Mexican cuisine, the Gracias Madre restaurant certainly has its fair share of loyalists. The owners and chefs approach in the kitchen is to focus on our deep connection with Earth and hence ingredients is sourced from local farms. Offering Mexican delights in vegan varieties was certainly not an easy task, but under the experience and expertise of Chef Chandra Gilbert, Gracias Madre has nailed it perfectly. Gracias Madre also has an amazing bar menu, with an impressive tequila list and cocktail selection, including the Sour T-iesel cocktail which has CBD oil.
Focusing on providing healthy Californian and Mexican cuisine to the denizens of Los Angeles, its easy to see how Cafe Vida has quickly become a local favorite. Getting onboard with the health trend, Cafe Vida prepares classic and innovative dishes without the heavy oils, additives or frozen ingredients. Everything they use is locally sourced, organic, and at the peak of its season to ensure its freshness. Whether you visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you're bound to find a healthy option with plenty of veggies and fruit. Their juice bar is great for a quick pick me up when you're on the go.
Sun Cafe is a bright and friendly eatery that serves organic, vegan and raw food. With recognized raw food, Sun Cafe's menu features soups, salads, burgers with raw patties, raw lasagna, an raw pizzas that are surprisingly great in taste and a healthier option than the usual ones. Every dessert is gluten-free and other menu items have a gluten-free option available. They also offer a bevvy of juice and smoothie options, blended and pressed to order, including a sweet kale shake and a power root juice. SunCafe offers a detox program, raw food cooking classes and a lot more.