I’m vegetarian, not vegan (I still eat eggs, dairy and honey). But I’ve eaten at plenty of vegan/vegan-friendly places in LA so if you have any questions I’m happy to answer
Not a vegan or vegetarian but when I am not eating out most of my meals are very veggie based.
I don’t mind vegan/vegetarian food when dining out too.
I guess we the pics/reviews in here?
What’s the opposite of vegan?
You might find a few things here @Luluthemagnificent.
Majordomo’s pasta with hozon is a great vegan dish. The first time I had it I didn’t realize it was vegan until I was halfway through.
I’ve had some great vegan dishes at Baco Mercat and, sort of ironically, at Chi Spacca.
I’m basically an opportunistic vegan, @Luluthemagnificent : I’ll eat dairy/eggs but my first choice is almost always plant-based.
Our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals were completely vegan; desserts, however, were not. Oddly, I’d not realized that until I was telling a friend about what I’d made and they pointed it out.
Are you interested in recipes, restaurants, general discussion and support? I’m game for all of those and most anything else!
Here are my favorite vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants. I would recommend all of these to any foodie, not just to vegans.
Jewel (The “carrot lox” is one of the most remarkably good things I’ve eaten in the past year.)
Plant Food + Wine
Wild Living Foods
Powerplant Superfood Cafe
Hi @Alkiegourmand - What parts of the city are they in?
Get your Hot Chicken Sandwich, Vegans! I hear it’s Crispy, Delicious and Very Chicken-like.
I’m open to all types of discussion. It’s a miracle I have been able to stick with it. I REALLY miss my tacos, burritos and pizza. Yes, I know I can have all those vegan, I have been, but it is not the same.
SAGE in culver city is supposed to be real good. I haven’t had it yet, but people keep telling me about it. I had Real Food Daily, it was ok. But the vanilla ice cream was bomb and their ranch dressing was amazeballs. A friend has the book and gave me the recipe. going to make it this weekend.
Also, what kind of “chicken” beef and pork are places like vegan glory using? was thinking I could just by that and make tacos. The impossible meat is bomb! I’ve made burgers and tacos, but haven’t found a good cheese.
Been meaning to try this. It’s super close to my house. What do you recommend?
For Xmas brunch I fried Beyond Bratwurst in Vegan Butter for the vegetarians. They were delish. Even the carnivores liked them.
That’s like my youngest son. He’s not a big dairy lover but he’ll eat it. He wants to give up eggs, but 1) he hates the taste of fake eggs. 2) He works out a lot and needs a lot of protein to keep from losing weight. Yes, I wish I had that worry.
I used to think if I became a vegetarian I would eat a lot of beans, lentils & sides and not the processed fake meat stuff. But those Beyond Sausages were f-ing good.
I think the radicchio dish at Angler is vegan (or at the very least vegetarian) and could very well be the best veggie dish of last year in my opinion. Could someone fact check me on that? I recall something about the radicchio being slow roasted by the hearth for 6 hours and the “XO” sauce being comprised of the juices the radicchio leaked out during that time + sherry. SO DAMN GOOD, I think I need to make a reservation after this.
@Luluthemagnificent The faux chicken/beef that most of those Thai or Asian restaurants are using are usually made from soy or wheat gluten. You can find similar mock meat products in most Chinese or Vietnamese supermarkets. Just be careful because sometimes they may contain egg.
I avoid processed food with ingredients you wouldn’t find in grandma’s or Nathan Myhrvold’s kitchen, but the Beyond Meat slider I had at a company party was tasty. I’m never touching that Impossible Frankenburger, though.
The Beyond taco at Del Taco is so good, I think it’s better than the regular tacos. They make burritos also, but I haven’t tried those.
So impossible is worst than Beyond? good to know.
Ok, will check that out for sure. Thank you.
what else did you do with it? Miyoko’s butter is delicious btw. A friend said her mozzarella is good too, but I haven’t tried it yet.
will make a serious note of this when i’m in need for something quick.
Also for anyone who might know, A friend said that costco has impossible “meat”, but I looked it up online and it looks like it’s only beyond “meat.” Can anyone confirm or deny?
Cofax has an Impossible version of their breakfast burrito that is fantastic. And I’m a fan of Fatburger’s Impossible Burger as well.
Doomie’s in Hollywood has been around forever, cooking up vegan comfort food (i.e., not healthy but satisfying). Their fried chicken is remarkably reminiscent of the real thing.