Written by Nina Adarkar.

1. The Butcher's Daughter

1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

For a casual happy hour or a peaceful, rustic weekend brunch the Butcher's Daughter is your place! Featuring all-vegetarian, along with many vegan and gluten-free fresh, aesthetic dishes.

TO BRUNCH: Avocado toast Benedict (poached farm eggs, 12-grain toast, hollandaise sauce, new potatoes) and/or Petersen's buckwheat pancakes (coconut anglaise, pecans, banana, pure maple syrup - gluten-free matcha pancakes option!)

TO SIP: Yellow simple juice (pineapple, jicama, lemon) and/or Butcher's Colada (Young Thai coconut, Ron Copa Rica, pressed pineapple juice, blended with ice, served in a frozen coconut)

TO DINE: Mushroom arugula pizza (mixed market mushrooms, arugula, garlic purée, mozzarella or vegan cheese, truffle oil) and/or The Butcher's Burger (gruyere, red wine caramelized onions, arugula, fig mustard, brioche bun, harissa mayo, rosemary potatoes)

vegetarian buckwheat pancakes
Butcher's Daughter vegetarian restaurant
vegetarian restaurant: avocado toast
Butcher's Daughter vegetarian restaurant

2. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

We are absolutely in love with Gracias Madre, a restaurant that serves meatless Mexican fare that is ALL vegan and organic, in a the most rustic, beautiful space!Text

TO START: Flash-Fried Cauliflower and/or Guacamole & Chips

TO FEAST: Plantain Chorizo Quesadilla with Avocado Salsa and Cashew Crema and/or Winter Empanadas (roasted root vegetables, kale, tomato habanero jam, cilantro tamarind chutney and cumin lentils (seasonal)

TO INDULGE: Chocolate-flavored Coconut Ice cream with Fudge Sauce and Chopped Nuts and/or Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies with Espresso

Corn from Gracias Madre: meatless Mexican fare
Gracias Madre: Meatless Mexican, vegan, organic fare
Gracias Madre vegan, organic, plant-based tacos
Mimosas from Gracias Madre: vegan, organic, plant-based Mexican fare

3. Satdha Plant-Based Thai Kitchen

2218 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90405

We can't get enough off Satdha Thai's mouth-watering contemporary vegan Thai cuisine, offering delicious, plant-based meats and seafoods, combining them with classic fruits and veggies like bok choy, mango, and bean sprouts for sleek, beautiful dishes.

TO START: Kow Yum salad (herb brown rice, pomelo [grapefruit], toasted coconut, lemongrass, kefir lime leaves, green mango, sator beans, bean sprouts, shredded carrots and a dark herb vinaigrette) and/or Brussel Sprouts with Shiitake Bacon

TO FEAST: Beet-Dyed noodles (rice vermicelli infused with beet juice, baked tofu, crispy shallots, garlic chives, bean sprouts, yuba and flavored with coconut, tamarind and fermented black bean sauce) and/or Pad Thai (Rice noodles, baked tofu, bean sprouts, garlic chives, peanuts and pickled carrot)

TO INDULGE: Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango and/or Taro Tapioca Pudding

Vegan, organic pad thai from Satdha Plant-based kitchen
Satdha Plant-based Thai kitchen
Vegan, organic beet-dyed vermicelli noodles from Satdha Plant-based Thai kitchen
Vegan, organic mango with coconut sticky rice from Satdha Plant-based Thai kitchen

4. The Hive - Organic Café and Juice Bar

606 Broadway #102, Santa Monica, CA 90401

For a healthy, hearty way to start the day, The Hive is the place to be, serving up generous portions of their daily panini, smoothie bowls, fresh juice blends, kombucha tea, and honey shots, with 100% gluten-free and vegan options and substitutes.

TO SIP: Sun God Smoothie (Raw cacao, Vega sport protein, maca, cacao nibs, Groundwork cold brew coffee, banana, cinnamon, dates, almond Mylk, and vanilla) and/or the Guardian Bee Shot (ginger, lemon, cayenne and bee pollen.)

TO BRUNCH: Avocado Omega Toast (pickled radish, hemp seed, coconut oil, dulse flakes, sumac, and gluten-free toast) and/or Brain Yogurt (base of grass-fed Icelandic skyr, MCT oil, maca, and cinnamon, topped with strawberries, blueberries, shredded coconut, almonds, hemp granola, bee pollen and honey)

TO MUNCH: Turkey Pesto Avocado Panini (Turkey, spinach, avocado and basil pesto with hemp seeds and spirulina on ciabatta and/or The Hive Burger (Beluga lentil-beet burger, truffle aioli, hemp seeds, cordyceps, pickled onions and tomato on whole grain bun)

Juice flight from The Hive: Organic Café & Superfood Bar
Vegetarian, dairy-free Hive Burger
The Hive - Organic Cafe & Superfood Bar in Santa Monica
The Hive Classic Acai Bowl, dairy-free, vegetarian

5. Messob Ethiopian Restaurant

1041 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Stroll down to Little Ethiopia and stop at Messob for a casual, hearty dinner of Ethiopian dishes, specializing in vegan stews that guests eat with their hands, paired with their delicious, spongy injera bread.

TO SIP: Honey Wine and/or Authentic Ethiopian Coffee

TO DINE: Vegetarian Delight (A unique combination of vegetables with just the right blend of authentic herbs & spices Yater Alitcha, Yatakilt Alitcha, Yemisir Wot, Collard Greens, Pumpkin, Salad, Tomato Fit-Fit, and Dessert Baklava)


Injera and Vegan Stew from Messob
Messob Ethiopian Restaurant
Injera and Vegan Stew from Messob
Injera and Vegan Stew from Messob

6. Jackfruit Café

2959 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Hailing their motto "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food," Jackfruit Cafe's  crafts 100% vegan rice bowls, chilis, and burritos with jackruit and other veggies, and will have you running back for more!

TO START: Chili and/or Side of Plantains

TO DINE: Jackfruit Tacos (Three Street Taco with side of Beans and Rice or Chili) and/or Jackfruit Soul in a Bowl (Jackfruit served with Jasmine Rice, Collard Greens, Beans, Mac and Cheese, Yams, Plantain [choose BBQ, Curry, Jerk, or Vindaloo])

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos from Jackfruit Café
Vegan Rice Bowl from Jackfruit Café
Vegan Rice Bowl from Jackfruit Café
Vegan Thai Tofu Bowl from Jackfruit Café

7. Green Table Café

5998 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Green Table Café is an Italian plant-based café that is completely vegan, fresh, local, and 100% organic. Main features include smoothies, juices, açaí bowls, and delicious vegan desserts

TO SIP: Iced Chai Latte (Black tea infused with cinnamon, clove and other warming spices with light creamy milk) and/or Fill Me Up Smoothie (Blueberries, blackberries, banana, rolled oats, protein powder, almond milk, coconut yogurt)

TO MUNCH: "B...Special" (sautéed baby portobello mushrooms, green olives, roasted bell pepper, eggplant, avocado, thousand island, & vegan cream cheese, on toasted garlic butter ciabatta) and/or Love & Sunshine Superfood Bowl (Banana, golden milk almond latte, almond butter, turmeric, cayenne & goji berries blended together and topped with fresh banana, goji berries, cayenne, almond butter, bee pollen, & maple syrup)

TO INDULGE: Brownie and/or Banana Nut Muffin (They bake new specials daily, so try out any of the specials - all gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and guilt free!)

Green Table Café soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, guilt-free desert
Green Table Café vegan superfood bowl and salad
Green Table Café: fresh, local, vegan, 100% organic
Green Table Café: fresh, local, vegan, 100% organic

8. Sage Plant-based Bistro

4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
1700 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

A casual neighborhood spot with an extensive world of vegan & veggie dishes (including desserts!), Sage Bistro will have you hooked from your first bite. And don't worry - you can go back for every meal! Sage serves up sustainable, plant-based breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert for you to get your fix.

TO BRUNCH: Chia French Toast (three slices of baguette dipped in coconut chia batter and granola, pan-fried with maple syrup and tossed with seasonal fruit) and/or Cornbread Jalapeño pancakes (organic sweet & spicy jalapeño pancakes with avocado, black beans, rice, maple syrup, and soy butter)

TO START: Jackfruit Nachos (Cashew nacho cheese, black beans, jalapeños, guacamole, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo, garlic aioli, organic corn tortilla chips) and/or Cauliflower Wings (Tempura cauliflower in spicy buffalo, sweet and sour, or BBQ with a side of celery, carrots, or ranch)

TO DINE: Butternut Squash Ravioli (grilled and served with pesto sauce over balsamic reduction and lemon kale drizzled with cashew alfredo) and/or Brazilian Bowl (kale, black beans, plantains, guacamole, pico de gallo with grilled jalapeño, leeks, & crimini mushrooms. Served with hot sauce and your choice of rice or quinoa.)

TO INDULGE: Small batch Ice Kreme and/or Chocolate Ganache Cake

Sage Plant-Based Bistro breakfast
Sage Plant-Based Bistro dairy-free, handmade, small batch ice kreme
Sage Plant-Based Bistro vegan tacos
Sage Plant-Based Bistro

9. Beaming Organic Superfood Café

10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
131 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049
605 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Beaming Organic Superfood Café is our go-to destination for organic cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies and delicious healthy take out. For short-term, splurge on their plant-based food and drink; for long-term, try a Beaming Cleanse!

TO SIP: Electrolyte Elixir (alkaline water + coconut water + lemon + MSM + ginger + camu camu + cayenne + natural stevia) and/or Beaming Basic Smoothie (vanilla or chocolate: freshly sprouted almond milk + banana + sprouted almonds + date + Beaming Protein + raw cacao for chocolate flavor)

TO MUNCH: Magic Mushroom Wrap and/or Açaí Bowl (organic, unsweetened, non-GMO açaí blended with freshly sprouted almond milk, coconut butter, himalayan pink salt, blueberries, banana and Beaming Superfood Protein)

TO INDULGE: The Beaming Gelato Cookie Sandwich (The Beaming Cookie with Millie’s Gelato) and/or Chocolate Avocado Mousse (freshly sprouted almond milk, avocado, cacao, vanilla, cinnamon, cashews, coconut nectar, seasonal berries, coconut shreds and our spiced maple walnuts)

Beaming Organic Superfood Café juice
Beaming Organic Superfood Café smoothie bowl and succulent
Beaming Organic Superfood Café
Beaming Organic Superfood Café plant-based juices, salads, cookies, and smoothie bowls

10. Stuff I Eat

114 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

With its open, sunny space and its mainly Tex-mex, organic vegan fare, Stuff I Eat is the perfect spot to indulge in some soul food, plant-based style!

TO SIP: Beet Lemonade (organic, Fresh squeezed lemons,organic beets, filtered water and sweetened with agave nectar)

TO DINE: Organic Soul Food Platter (yams, mac’n’ cheese, BBQ tofu, kale greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread muffin, potato salad & coleslaw) and/or Nut Burger (cashew, walnut, & wild rice patty served on Ezekiel sprouted grain bun, vegenaise, German mustard, cucumbers, mushrooms, grilled onions, tomatoes, pickles, mixed greens, and sprouts, with cottage-fried potatoes)

TO INDULGE: Banana Chocolate Cake and/or Banana Bread Pudding

Stuff I eat Vegan Organic Soul Food Platter
Stuff I eat Vegan Organic Dessert
Stuff I eat Vegan Organic Soul Food Platter
Stuff I eat Vegan Organic Soul Food Restaurant


Kippy's Ice Cream Shop

245 Main St #3D, Venice, CA 90291

Who doesn't like dessert?? Kippy's is always there to satisfy your cravings and boost your mood with its cheery decor and delicious non-dairy, raw, organic, refined-sugar free, soy-free, nut-free, AND gluten-free frozen treats made with coconut cream!

FLAVOR: Coconut Honey and/or Beaming Basic Smoothie (vanilla or chocolate: freshly sprouted almond milk + banana + sprouted almonds + date + Beaming Protein + raw cacao for chocolate flavor)

TOPPING: Kippy's Raw Coco Magic Shell (liquid chocolate topping that hardens when cold) and/or Kippy's Raw Salted Caramel (raw unheated honey, organic coconut oil, and pink Himalayan salt

Kippy's non-dairy, raw, organic, refined-sugar free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free ice cream
Kippy's non-dairy, raw, organic, refined-sugar free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free ice cream
Kippy's non-dairy, raw, organic, refined-sugar free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free ice cream
Kippy's non-dairy, raw, organic, refined-sugar free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free ice cream sundae