Vegan Corner: And if New York City owns the honorary title of the “melting pot” of nations, then Los Angeles has long become the “anthill” of the most creative and far-sighted personalities. We are creating world trends not only in cinema and art but also in everyday life.
Some of these trends, such as vegan cuisine, are somewhat similar to long-forgotten healthy eating habits in childhood. But if you haven’t had a chance to spend a single summer in your grandmother’s village and eat fresh vegetables right from the beds, you can catch up on your trip to Los Angeles.
This city is famous not only for the number of vegan restaurants but also for its great variety on the menu. So, who knows – maybe visiting one of these restaurants would be the first step towards becoming a vegan?
1. Sage Organic Vegan Bistro
All food in this restaurant delivered directly from the gardens of American farmers, so its quality is always impeccable.
In addition to the usual and familiar dishes, Sage Organic Vegan Bistro serves spinach in avocado sauce. Florentine nut sausages, falafel balls, and gluten-free coconut curries.
It is best to come here for brunch on Saturday. When you can sit in the shade of olive trees and drink a mug of organic beer with the owners.
2. Crossroads Kitchen
Suitable for all lovers of seafood, although it is difficult to imagine its combination with veganism. Tal Ronnen, the former chef of Oprah Winfrey, opened this restaurant just a year ago and managed to take his rightful place among numerous competitors.
A pleasant homely atmosphere and friendly waiters from Crossroads Kitchen are conducive to experiments and a “belly holiday.” We advise you to try oyster artichokes and scallops with glazed morels – Ronnen’s specialties. Despite their names, the dishes are 100% vegan.
The new mecca of Japanese organic and vegan cuisine offers new types of sushi for those who do not eat fish, and for those who want to try something unusual.
How about rolls with pumpkin, burdock root, or sweet enoki mushrooms?
If you are not ready for such a dish, you can always choose salads, soups, or snacks based on cereals (for example, quinoa).
Drinking all these dishes is offered to old and familiar sake, which in itself is vegan.
4. Gracias Madre
Another new restaurant with a Latin American influence. It has every chance of being named the best of the best for vegan cuisine seekers.
At Gracias Madre, you can eat simple, organic, and quality food. It “donated” by Mother Earth, which is so revered by many people of Mexico and other countries of the continent.
Quesadillas and tacos, tortillas, and incredible combinations of sauces are like one huge food laboratory, from which I do not want to leave too soon. Visiting this place, you will feel an incredible surge of energy and strength from the mother of the Earth.
5. Flore Vegan Cuisine
This fantastic place will appeal even to those who consider themselves an ardent opponent of vegetarianism and veganism. In 2012, Flore Vegan Cuisine won the Los Angeles Best Restaurant Award, and since then, it has had no end to visitors.
The best dishes in it, of course, burritos rancheros, tofu-based salads, and other masterpieces of Mexican cuisine. You can have breakfast here until one in the afternoon, but it is better to come early so as not to stand in line.