The Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Written by Raw Manda

The Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

Life as a vegan has changed dramatically for me since moving to the West Coast in June 2015. Social life can be challenging when your friends and family don’t practice the same values, but with the abundance of vegan restaurants in L.A., l am thriving on a plant-based lifestyle.

Californians are spoiled with the availability of fresh produce year-round. This also means we get to experience some of the best plant-based cuisine in our restaurants. With great produce comes great vegan cuisine. So thank you L.A. for spoiling me in the healthiest and most compassionate way with your exceptional vegan fare!

Restaurant review: Eat your veggies? Vihn Loi Tofu in Reseda has lots of options

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Written by Merrill Shindler

Restaurant review: Eat your veggies? Vihn Loi Tofu in Reseda has lots of options

I’m not a vegan. Not a vegetarian either. But I do like vegetables — always have.

You grow up in an economically challenged family in the South Bronx, you get used to eating more grains and vegetables, than beef, chicken or fish. The latter are expensive. The former aren’t. And so, several times a week, we had vegetable plates. It was OK with me. Even if my mother did overcook everything she made.

LA's 8 Best Vegan Restaurants That Would Make Bourdain Eat His Words

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Written by Stephanie Kordan

LA's 8 Best Vegan Restaurants That Would Make Bourdain Eat His Words

Chef, author and food celebrity Anthony Bourdain has been known to have his beefy opinions about vegans and vegetarians. He believes that "Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food." I'm sure he's had many exasperating moments in the kitchen as a chef because of dietary requests--- likely rolling his eyes upwards when asked to create a 'vegetarian plate'--- an annoyance to most chefs worth their Maldon sea salt, or as Bourdain himself put it, "[a vegan requesting a vegetarian plate is] a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn."

Vinh Loi Tofu: Get in the Know.

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Written by Quarry Girl

Vinh Loi Tofu: Get in the Know.

It’s a whole new year, and that means a whole lot of new food at vinh loi tofu. if you haven’t heard of vinh loi, they are an amazing tofu factory/vietnamese eatery that we named one of the best vegan restaurants in los angeles. seriously, this place is incredible. not only do they make their own tofu and tofu-based products…but they have the best, spiciest, and most authentic meat-free asian cuisine in town.

kevin tran is the mastermind behind vinh loi tofu…and like any genius, he is always perfecting his art. in the new year he decided to add a whole slew of items to VL’s menu, and they are items that you would only really know about if you befriended the restaurant on facebook. practically everyday kevin posts a new crowd-pleasing special, appetizer, or noodle dish on his “wall”. (after all, that’s how i found out about vinh loi’s amazing holiday turkey!)

earlier this week we trekked all the way out to reseda in order to try some of kevin’s new creations, and boy, we were not disappointed!

5 GREAT VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

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5 GREAT VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Quick: Think of your five favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. That’s pretty easy. Now try coming up with a list of five great, strictly vegan restaurants. A little harder, right? Now try coming up with five in the San Fernando Valley, on the other side of the hill and removed from most of L.A.’s notable restaurants.

It shouldn't be as tough as you might think. According to HappyCow.org, half of all of the vegan restaurants in L.A. are actually in the Valley.

Vinh Loi Tofu in Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat!

Written by Hannah C., Yelp Communications

Vinh Loi Tofu in Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat!

Remember those lofty goals you made this time last month to eat better? Ha, we don't either. So now that we've all thrown those resolutions out the window, let's talk about the spots Yelpers have deemed the ultimate, try-before-you-die, food-coma-inducing, so-good-it-makes-you-want-to-slap-your-momma places to eat across the globe. Add these babies to your Yelp bookmarks STAT and worry about that unused gym membership later.

Vinh Loi Tofu excels in the valley

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Written by Marty, New York, NY

Vinh Loi Tofu excels in the valley

In Van Nuys for a quick overnight I am psyched to find a vegan restaurant so close to the airport. I have no idea why I haven't found this place before because "find" is the operative word. I sat next to a couple who were not vegans and said they came there every Tuesday for dinner because they just loved the food. Now I know what they were talking about. Kevin Tran has done a remarkable job of putting a flavor explosion into his food. The walls are covered with pictures of dishes and I must admit, I love to order by picture.

Vinh Loi Tofu or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mock Meat

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Written by Eddie Lin

Vinh Loi Tofu or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mock Meat

There was a time when I firmly believed that vegetarians and vegans with their mock meats were themselves a mockery to the culinary world. I distinctly recall being invited by a young lady who practiced veganism to a vegan Asian restaurant in Garden Grove. When it was time to give the waitress my order, I mockingly raised my fingers and put up air quotes as I requested the “duck.” Both my date and the waitress were visibly unamused by my mockery, and as a result, there were no more dates after that. Not even mock ones.

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  • Reseda, CA 91335
  • Phone: (818) 996-9779

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