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Regional Information on Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Los Angeles, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
For restaurant reviews, go to the listings page.


Also see HappyCow Travel: City Guide to Los Angeles

Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Scoops, Vegan Ice Cream in Los Angeles'
Posted by eric on: Monday, June 21, 2010 at 08:39 PM PST
Scoops ice cream shop is located just across from Pure Luck veg restaurant. Makes several vegan flavors daily. Very popular with local vegans.

712 N Heliotrope (at Melrose & Vermont)
Los Angeles CA 90029

Subject: 'Los Angeles Vegan Chat Forum'
Posted by gr8vegan on: Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 12:36 AM PST
http://www.vegan-la.com is a Forum where LA Vegans are chatting about vegan options & event around town.

Subject: 'So many Thai style vegan restaurants in LA County'
Posted by Chia on: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 09:12 AM PST
In the past few years several new vegetarian Thai restaurants sprouting up around town, giving LA diners easier access to vegetarian food. The menus at these Thai restaurants are similar, consisting of Thai cusine and American fast food. Basically chefs and cooks from an original restaurant went out and opened their own shops. Each place has its own flavor and character. I have personally tried most of them (as of Dec 2006). So, if you are feeling adventurous, go try them and see which ones you like! They are listed on HappyCow's southern California city pages (Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, etc...). PS. On a separate note, it's unfortunte that west side Los Angeles has NO pure vegetarian Chinese restaurants... Someone I had told me about "Golden China" on Venice Blvd (at Robertson), so I checked it out today. Although I was impressed with their separate vegetarian menu (many veggies and mockmeats options), it was a typical conventional meat & fish restaurant, and the food was heavily drenched in sauces that contained MSG... FYI. Better to stick with the pure vegetarian restaurants!

Subject: 'Vegans in LA'
Posted by Guest on: Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 02:00 PM PST
Steriotypes are just about always wrong... or at least out-dated. I have been just about everywhere people live and eat, and Los Angeles is the best when it comes to a selection of vegan cooking and shopping. Compare it to places such as Berkeley or even Santa Cruz, and you will see... I mean, eat for yourself.

Subject: 'Getting Around LA'
Posted by Chia on: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 02:41 PM PST
For starter, you need to have access to a car if you want to get around LA. It's a huge sprawl with many districts/neighborhoods. You have to drive to get to restaurants, unless you live near town centers. There are lots of veggies eats, but they are spread out in different parts of LA!!

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