November is World Vegan Month and that provides the perfect reason to go out and try some of the amazing vegan culinary hot spots in Los Angeles. If you haven’t tried some of the creativity that is being brought to plant-based food, you are in for a treat.
Plant-based favorite, Gracias Madre, is located in West Hollywood and Newport, California open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. With a focus on sourcing seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of their recipes, on their expanded menu, you can expect a vegan spin on their ALL NEW Madre Burger with roasted mushroom and black bean patty, cashew nacho cheese, balsamic poblano onions, arugula, grilled pineapple, pepperoncini, potato brioche bun, served with fan favorites plantain chips & guacamole.
There’s no better place to celebrate World Vegan Month than at plant-based pioneer Cafe Gratitude, where health and environment-conscious meals are a staple. Executive Chef Dreux Ellis invites guests to indulge in veganism and taste his new, seasonal menu launching November 9th! A few highlights from the new menu include: ‘I am Thankful’ Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad, ‘I am Awesome’ Eggplant Parmesan Focaccia Sandwich, ‘I am Devoted’ Indonesian Roasted Vegetable Bowl, ‘I am Spicy’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, and much more!
Also, for those of us looking to feel refreshed and energized before heading into the holidays, don’t forget Cafe Gratitude prepares and delivers their 3-day and 6-day entirely plant-based meal plan. Head to Cafe Gratitude’s website and place a customized order online!
In honor of World Vegan Month, Hollywood’s favorite bad boy Danny Trejo and his restaurants, Trejo’s Tacos, are teaming up with beloved plant-based chef Jocelyn Ramirez and her women-owned POC small business Todo Verde. The duo will serve a limited-time dish to celebrate and bring awareness to the abundant plant-based lifestyle inspired by Mexican and South American cooking. Starting November 10 through the end of the month, guests can order Chef Jocelyn’s Jackfruit Tinga in either a mouthwatering Trejo’s taco or burrito.
Say hello to the ultra-colorful, plant-based burger of your dreams…Flower Burger! The Italian-based brand recently opened up its first brick-and-mortar location in the heart of West Hollywood on Robertson Boulevard, serving Instagram-worthy burgers utilizing 100% natural and vegan ingredients. The Jungle Burger features an oat and red bean patty along with oven-baked zucchini and a green bun colored with spirulina powder and turmeric. The Classic Chickpea and Spicy Chickpea feature chickpea patties with turmeric-colored yellow buns, and the Tangy Chickpea includes a chickpea patty with a Tartarella Sauce flavored with capers and pickles. The Cherry Bomb features a lentil-based patty with a pink bun, colored with cherry and beetroot extract, and the signature Flower Burger includes a red kidney bean patty and violet bun colored with purple carrot extract.
Flower Burger West Hollywood (640 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Flower Burger Culver City/Ghost Kitchen (6029 1/2 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034)
The menu at Tacos AF focuses on LA’s favorite quick eats that are full of flavor and spice. On the menu you will find favorites that feature local vendors such as meats from Los Compadres Carniceria, and traditional stone-ground handmade tortillas from LA Chapalita. If you are looking for a plant-based taco fix, Tacos AF has a vegan friendly Mushroom Taco topped with their house-made salsa verde, cilantro and onion. Tacos AF is located in the heart of DTLA’s jewelry District at 312 W 7th St.
Stop by Lodge Bread Co. in Culver City or Woodland Hills for a vegan spin on an Italian classic. The Lodge Vegan Caesar doesn’t compromise on taste or richness, as the innovative salad dressing brings each bite together. The spin on Caesar dressing blends nutritional yeast with miso and tahini and combines lemon juice and cider vinegar for balance. With each crisp forkful on the freshest greens and with house-made croutons, you won’t miss the dairy at all!