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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (31 Listings)

Rosti Tuscan Kitchen

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 5 reviews
931 Montana Ave (at Lincoln Blvd), Santa Monica, California 90403
310-393-3236
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A vibrant, traditional Italian restaurant offering home style dishes. Accommodating to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets with three separate menus. The vegan menu features array of appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and pasta. Also locations in Encino and Calabasas. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Golden Mean Cafe

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 19 reviews
1028 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-393-6500
Now Open: Mon 10:00am-9:00pm, Tue-Thu 9:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-9:30pm, Sun 10:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Catering, Bakery, Take-out

Santa Monica vegan cafe, opened Apr 2009. Offers a varied menu that features salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, main plates, and assorted baked goods. Beverages include smoothies and shakes, organic coffee and teas. Weekend brunch served from til 3pm. Casual and small with also a second floor loft for reading and seating on pillows. Previously Golden Mean Vegan Cafe, now sans the word "vegan." Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

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Native Foods - Santa Monica

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 7 reviews
2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-314-4333
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fusion, Fast food, Take-out

Part of the Native Foods brand, opened Jul 2012. Menu features colorful salads, veggie burgers, rice and noodle bowls, vegan desserts, chai with soymilk, organic coffee, and more. In-house tempeh and seitan (wheat meat). Order at the counter, and food is brought to your table. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Real Food Daily

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 71 reviews
514 Santa Monica Blvd (at 5th St), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-451-7544
Now Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Juice bar, Bakery, Take-out, Catering

Long-time established Santa Monica vegan restaurant offering choices from starters, salads, sandwiches and daily soups to hot plates featuring beans, tofu, seitan, and/or tempeh. Also fresh juices, coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages, and desserts. Brunch menu is available on the weekend. Cozy space and very busy on weekends. Prices moderate to expensive. Other location in Southern California. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Rejuice

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3238 W Pico Blvd (at besides Trader Joe's), Santa Monica, California 90405
310-399-0001
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Juice bar, American, Take-out

Opened in summer of 2012, this is a fresh juice and smoothies bar that also offers vegan sandwiches (marinated tempeh, portabello mushroom, tomato & veggies) and a quinoa kale salad. Juices are pre-pressed, but you could customize one, and there's coffee as well. Quick and casual, order at the counter. Shares parking lot with Trader Joe's. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Inexpensive.

Satdha Kitchen

  • Vegan Restaurant
4.5 stars 13 reviews
2218 Lincoln Blvd (at Pico Blvd), Santa Monica, California 90405
310-450-6999
Now Open: Tue-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Thai, Take-out

A plant-based Thai food restaurant in a spacious setting with large windows, opened Nov 2013. Owner studied cooking and has experience in running vegetarian restaurants. The menu is designed to offers a unique selection of Thai vegan dishes that are not available at other Thai vegan places in LA. Sample items include beet dyed rice noodle, "catfish" eggplant, faux egg, Thai "quiche" (tofu), and watercress jicama salad. Try the tapicoa dessert. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Beaming

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 1 review
1426 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
310-299-7622
Mon-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-5:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Juice bar, Organic, Raw, American, Take-out

Juice and smoothie bar with several So. Cal outlets. Vegan except for honey. Offers cold pressed organic juices, plus smoothies made-to-order, cleanse packages, a grab 'n go section with salads, soup, and entrees. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Chandni

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 11 reviews
1909 Wilshire Blvd (at 19th St), Santa Monica, California 90403
310-828-7060
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Buffet, Take-out

Vegetarian Indian restaurant Chandni means "moonlight" in Hindi. Features an all-you-can-eat daily lunch buffet. A la carte dinner menu includes snack appetizers, assorted hot breads, vegetable and lentil dishes, and desserts. Try the samosas, garlic naan (not vegan), and eggplant bharata. Casual dining. Parking available behind the restaurant. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

LifeFood Organic - Santa Monica

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 2 reviews
306 Pico Blvd (at 4th St), Santa Monica, California 90405
310-450-9693
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:30am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Receive 10%OFF discount when you mention "HappyCow" on your first purchase. This is LifeFood's 2nd LA location, opened June 2014. An organic cafe and take-out counter offering fresh juices, smoothies, prepared raw foods, raw desserts, and a retail selection of raw foods and health products. Most items are vegan and raw except a couple with dairy and bee products. Has Wi-Fi. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

RAWvolution

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 23 reviews
2301 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-392-9501
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, All Raw, Organic, American, Juice bar, Take-out

Raw food cafe and retail space, previously known as Euphoria Loves Rawvolution. All raw menu features soups, salads, main entrees, breakfast items, drinks, and raw desserts. All vegan except for bee pollen by request. Weekly food box available for delivery or pickup. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Thai Teak - Thai Vegan

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.5 stars 16 reviews
2400 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-581-4255
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-Friendly,Thai, Fast food,Take-out, Delivery

Also known as Thai Teak, a tiny vegan cafe opened Apr 2011. Cooks vegan food but sells packaged snacks that are not vegan. Primarily takeaway with a few wooden tables and tall stools for seating. Most dishes offered with tofu or mock meat for extra charge. Has outdoor seating. Inexpensive.

California Monster Salads

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.5 stars 2 reviews
411 Santa Monica Blvd (at 4th St, dowtown Santa Monica), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-587-2523
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A salad shop where you choose a salad from the menu, or build-your-own. Lots of veggies toppings plus 2 soups daily with one being vegan suitable (vegetable kale soup), and kale lemonades. Very casual. Moderate.

Dogtown Coffee

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
2.5 stars 3 reviews
2003 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-310-3665
Mon-Fri 5:30am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Local surf and skate culture themed coffeehouse. Offers a simple food menu that includes tempeh, veggie sausage, and vegan mayonaise in wrap and sandwich. Reported Apr 2013 the labeled "vegan burrito" comes in a honey wheat tortilla and thus not truly vegan--you could request to have the filling in a bowl instead. Prices cheap to moderate. Small and casual with wall mural art and Wi-Fi, located a block from the ocean. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Goji

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 1 review
408 Wilshire Blvd (at downtown), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-393-3400
Now Open: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Juice bar, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Fresh juice bar also offering a small menu of wraps, a salad, an acai bowl. Variety of smoothies and add-ons. Grab n go case and chips. Casual, bright interior with seating inside. Inexpensive.

Greens Up! - Main Street

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3101 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-450-1521
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Salad bar restaurant offering quick salads made with fresh local ingredients, including some organic, and in-house dressings. The Thai salad is vegan, and you can build your own salad. Large portions. Also offers a muddling bar with farmers market fruit and herbs to be mashed into organic ice tea and California lemonade. Bags and cups are made from plants and are biodegradable. Prices cheap to moderate. Has Wi-Fi. Nov 2013 note no longer offering soup. Moderate.

Greens Up! - Montana Avenue

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
703 Montana Ave (at 7th St), Santa Monica, California 90403
310-394-1111
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Salad bar restaurant offering quick salads made with fresh local ingredients, including some organic, and in-house dressings. The Thai salad is vegan, or build your own salad. Also offers a muddling bar with farmers market fruit and herbs to be mashed into organic ice tea and lemonade. Bags and cups are made from plants and are biodegradable. Has Wi-Fi. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Kreation Organic Kafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
1023 Montana Ave Unit B, Santa Monica, California 90403
310-458-4880
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Juice bar, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small and casual cafe and juice bar. Menu features breakfast omelets, cold & hot tapas served with bread, and salads, in addition to organic coffee, teas, and selection of juices. Uses mostly local farmers market produce. Sidewalk seating and back patio community table. Prices moderate to slightly more expensive (for dinner). Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Le Pain Quotidien

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 3 reviews
316 Santa Monica Blvd (at 3rd St), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-393-6800
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. International restaurant chain featuring artisan bakery and communal table. Menu includes several ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes as well as vegan ones (denote by carrot sign). Sometimes a vegan scone. This location is small and gets very crowded at mealtime. Open daily. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Literati Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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12081 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90025
310-231-7484
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Westside cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Offers a few marked vegan items. Keeps almond, soy, and rice milk for coffee and smoothies. No vegan baked goods though. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Mrs. Winston's - Ocean Park Blvd

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
3150 Ocean Park Blvd (at next to The Coffee Bean), Santa Monica, California 90405
310-452-7770
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small natural foods and snacks store with a large salad bar featuring many vegetarian and vegan choices and lot of sprouts. Build your own salad and sandwich. Also soups and a fresh juice bar. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Mrs. Winston's Green Grocery - Colorado Blvd

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.5 stars 3 reviews
2450 Colorado Ave (at inside The Water Garden Business Park), Santa Monica, California 90404
310-315-2777
Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Small natural foods and snacks store with a large salad bar featuring many vegetarian & vegan choices and lots of sprouts. Build your own salad and sandwich. Shared outdoor garden seating with view of water pond. Directions: location is inside The Water Garden business complex, and parking is provided underground for a fee. Closed Sunday. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Sunny Blue

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
2728 Main St, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-399-9030
Now Open: Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Omusubi is seaweed wrapped around rice ball with a bit of filling inside--like a Japanese version of fast food sandwich. This tiny shop offers 4 labeled savory vegan ones: hijiki, peas, and corn; mushroom; ume; and wasabi. Standing room only. Inexpensive.

Swinger's Diner

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 12 reviews
802 Broadway (at Lincoln Blvd), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-393-9793
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:00am-2:00am
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, American, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Retro diner decor and atmosphere. Has vegan nachos, veggieburgers, and other diner type fast foods. Offers agave nectar as sweetener option. Parking in back of restaurant. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

The Hive

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
606 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90401
310-899-6298
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm
Cuisine: Juice bar, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Casual service fresh juice, smoothie, and kombucha bar that also offers a light food menu which includes a vegan burrito. Uses honey and bee pollen but vegans can customize the drinks. Here since Apr 2015 at the location of the previous and short-lived Simply Raw. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Tiato

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, California 90404
310-866-5228
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant and marketplace, typical of westside LA with a mixed cuisines menu. Marks for different diet suitabilities: gluten, vegan, dairy, etc. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

True Food Kitchen

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 7 reviews
395 Santa Monica Place (at 2nd St & Colorado), Santa Monica, California 90401
310-593-8300
Now Open: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, American, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Located on the ground floor of the shopping plaza and is frequented by tourists and shoppers. Menu is centered on the principals of Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Food Pyramid, with several ovo/lacto vegetarian dishes and a few vegan ones, marked. Spacious and modern. The organic tomato & roasted vegetable pizza is made without cheese. Brunch offered Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Urth Caffe - Santa Monica

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 5 reviews
2327 Main St (at Hollister), Santa Monica, California 90405
310-314-7040
Now Open: Mon-Thu 5:30am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:30am-12:00am, Sun 5:30am-11:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Several locations in LA. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, organic coffees and teas. Plenty choices for vegetarians but very limited vegan food though there is usually a vegan chocolate cake on offer. Casual, trendy, urban atmosphere. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Wahoo's

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 3 reviews
418 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401
310-393-9125
Now Open: Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. A "surf" tacos & Mexican fast food food chain, also called Wahoo's Fish Taco. The menu includes different filling choices for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and bowls. Veg filling include marinated tofu, saute mixed vegetable teriyaki, or vegetarian rice and bean (has cheese). Vegans must specify; otherwise you might get cheese/dairy in your order. Open daily. Accepts credit cards. Inexpensive.

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (16 Listings)

Co-Opportunity

  • Health Food Store
4.5 stars 10 reviews
1525 Broadway Ave (at 16th St), Santa Monica, California 90404
310-451-8902
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm

Renovated in May 2011, this is a member-owned cooperative market that is open to the public. Stocks fresh organic fruit and vegetable, a large selection of bulk staple, frozen and refrigerated food, vitamins, supplements, snacks, basic cooking items, grocery, and more. Has a full-service deli, hot food and salad bar, coffee and fresh juice bar. The grab-n-go case features many raw food items. Small seating area outside. Parking lot onsite. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards.

Whole Foods Market - Wilshire Blvd

  • Health Food Store
4.0 stars 6 reviews
2201 Wilshire Blvd (at 22nd St), Santa Monica, California 90403
310-315-0662
Now Open: Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm

Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has deli, vitamins, supplements, fresh produce including organic, bakery, coffee and juice bar, natural household cleaning and personal care products, grocery, and more. Parking and seating for eating provided. Accepts credit cards.

Earth Bar

  • Other Veg Stuff
4.0 stars 1 review
201 Santa Monica Blvd (at 2nd St), Santa Monica, California 90401
424-214-2851
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Previously in its own shop 2 blocks up, Earth Bar moved here since August 2010, to the ground floor of the Equinox fitness center. It's grab and go style with a juice and smoothies bar, a small deli case, plus a retail area stocking nutritional and bodybuilding supplements. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards.

Kreation Juicery

  • Other Veg Stuff
3.5 stars 2 reviews
1021 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
310-458-4880
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm

Opened in fall summer 2011, this little juicery is attached/next door to their cafe, Kreation Kafe. Mostly organic, extensive juices and smoothies menu. Pre-pressed juices are stored in fridge case for grab-n-go; or you can request custom vegetable juice blend. Bee and dairy products used, so vegans to specify when ordering smoothies & acai. Open Mon-Sun from 7am. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards.

Main Squeeze

  • Other Veg Stuff
4.5 stars 3 reviews
2727 Main St Unit B, Santa Monica, California 90405
310-399-9914
Now Open: Mon-Sun 7:30am-8:30pm

Little fresh juice and smoothies bar, opened Apr 2012. Has a refrigerated case with grab-n-go beverages and prepared food (salads, raw burger) as well as a small shelf stocking packaged snacks and energy bars. Soup in winter. Free Wi-Fi. Accepts credit cards.

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