Best Vegan Cafes in LA

I get so many question on my tumblr about health, fitness, diet, exercise, vegan food, etc., that I finally decided to share my favorite places to eat. Note: these pictures are collected over the past couple of years, taken along my health journey. I have collected my personal favorites and discussed them below.

Rawvolution: 2301 Main Street, Santa Monica

This completely raw and vegan restaurant offers so much for the modern day vegan hippie— from cashew cheese to coconut meat, I suggest you try the most interesting thing on the menu because it’s guaranteed to be amazing! You can’t go wrong with their “nachos” or any desserts. So tasty, local, and 100% committed to the betterment of the earth.

 

Cafe Gratitude: 512 Rose Ave. Venice

This 100% plant based restaurant is not only committed to the earth, but the mind as well. The waiters start you off with an intriguing question that not only gets your brain working, but is a great conversation starter. While discussing mindful matter over organic food, you may want to think about trying the “I Am Humble” bowl, if you enjoy curry and something soothing for the soul. Their coconut smoothies are to die for, as well as their on-tap kombucha.

 

SunLife Organics: 29169 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu

This place has a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because I have so many friends that work here, or because I visit about twice a week, Sunlife is like a home away from home. The acai bowls are so amazing when topped with the paleo granola, however the Wolverine smoothie is my go-to. My sister is constantly craving their vegan grilled cheese on gluten-free bread, while my mom always goes for the Fast Eddy. From smoothies, juices, salads, to soup, SunLife is a must-do pitstop while in Malibu.

 

Malibu Farm: Malibu Pier

While you are in Malibu, stop for lunch at the oh-so trendy Malibu Farm. It’s not just the scenic view that makes this place an award-winning restaurant, but their fresh pressed juices in mason jars, almond milk lattes, and quinoa oatmeal. What a way to start the morning overlooking the Pacific!

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Erewhon Organic Grocer & Cafe: 26767 Agoura Rd, Calabasas

This organic market is not only my mom’s favorite grocery store, but an amazing cafe as well. The deli bar with all organic (and mostly vegetarian) options is amazing. Grab lunch & shop at the same time! Their juices are so mouth-watering as well. I love their raw wraps and brown rice balls. The options are endless here and great if you are hungry while shopping.

 

Moon Juice, Pressed Juicery, Kreation, Juice Ranch, Etc.

Juice shops are become more and more popular that they are popping up everywhere in LA. I try and go for organic and local, but no matter what, your pressed juice is going to range from around $6-10— and that’s just a fact. So accept it before you buy it. Think about all the whole fruits and veggies that must get pressed to make up 16 fluid ounces of fresh juice! It’s kinda a deal if you think about it (juicing is messy!).

 

Fresh: 1704 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga Canyon

A hidden lil boho, earthy cafe with the most amazing patio ever. I love the salads and smoothies here as well as their locally sourced fruit. Read more about this cafe on my blog here.

 

Kippy’s Ice Cream: 326 Lincoln Blvd., Venice

Sweet tooth? No problem. This completely raw organic non-dairy ice cream is coconut milk based sweetened with raw, local honey and dates. It is so beyond tasty— it’s better than regular ice cream. Top it with bee pollen, goji berries, or dried bananas. Kippy’s! is my #1 “bee”gan dessert place in LA. It’s kinda bad that I live so close…

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Of course, you can never go wrong with your local farmers market. My favorite FM with the most options in LA is either Calabasas or Santa Monica. These two have a medley of options of fruit (dried and fresh), greens, legumes, juices, flowers, etc…

Happy eating!

Love & light,

Emily

 

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