The City of Angels is known for its diverse, innovative, and influential food scene—spanning from some of the finest restaurants in the country to street food pop-ups and food trucks with cult followings and lines down the block. And when it comes to plant-based eats in VegNews readers’ favorite vegan city? Well, it just can’t be beat.
Whether you’re hankering for all-American classics (there are at least 13 fully vegan burger spots in the city alone) or are looking to sample LA’s storied diversity (choose from Ethiopian, Mexican, Filipinx, Japanese, Carribean, French, and Italian cuisines, to name just a few), Los Angeles has something vegan to satisfy any craving.
So VegNews editors and an expert panel of judges came together to determine the best of the best in Los Angeles. We present to you our first-ever VegNews Best of LA Awards.
In a city with trendy açaí bowls aplenty, Amazebowls has made a name for itself by way of it’s six ultra-creative and colorful bases, including fuschia-hued dragonfruit, pastel blue spirulina, minty green kale and matcha, and pitch black activated charcoal. Add to that its eight homemade granola toppings (think pumpkin tahini, Earl Grey, and banana bread flavors), fresh fruit, and superfood toppings, and you’ve got the makings for a truly customizable stand-out bowl. But what seals the deal? The witty, pop culture-inspired names for its bowls—who wouldn’t want to dive into a dark and mysterious