Santa Monica, California, USA Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Santa Monica, CA, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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2025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California

310-829-1155

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Fusion

Vegan cafe chain offering burgers and sandwiches made from meat alternatives such as Beyond Meat, chickin’ veggie protein and tofu, as well as salads, tacos, sides, carrot cake & cookies, and seasonal specials. This one est. 2010.

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2218 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, California

310-450-6999

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Thai, Take-out, Honey

Plant-based Thai food restaurant est. 2013. Offers a unique selection of Thai vegan dishes which are not typically offered at other Thai restaurants in the LA area. Sample items such as beet-dyed rice noodle, "catfish" eggplant, and Thai quiche (tofu). All vegan except for a bottled drink with honey (labeled on menu). Please update HappyCow of changes..

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1028 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California

310-393-6500

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Cuisine: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery, Catering

Vegan cafe operating since 2009. Offers a varied menu featuring salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, faux chickn, baked goods and more. Beverages include smoothies and shakes, organic coffee and teas. Weekend brunch served til 3pm. Casual and small with also a second floor loft.

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2400 Main St, Santa Monica, California

310-581-4255

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Cuisine: Vegan, Thai, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out

Little vegan kitchen cooking Thai food. Most dishes are offered with vegetables, tofu, or add-on mock meat. Shop formerly operated as Thai Teak then added this eatery in 2011.

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1909 Wilshire Blvd (at 19th St), Santa Monica, California

310-828-7060

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Chandni means "moonlight" in Hindi. Vegetarian Indian restaurant with daily all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. A la carte dinner menu offers a range of dishes, from appetizers and assorted fresh hot breads to vegetable and lentil dishes. Casual dining. Park behind the restaurant.

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1426 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California

310-299-7622

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Honey

Juice and smoothie bar with outlets in So.Cal. Offers cold pressed organic juice, plus smoothies made-to-order, cleanse packages, a grab 'n go section with salads, soup, and raw food entrees. Vegan except for honey.

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802 Broadway, Santa Monica, California

310-393-9793

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Retro diner decor and atmosphere. Extensive menu, includes marked vegan choices like nachos, quinoa-veggie burger, and burrito, pancakes, sloppy joe, other diner food. Offers agave nectar as sweetener option. Parking in back of restaurant.

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530 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, California

310-319-9100

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Little cafe offering breakfast, lunch, pastries, and organic coffee drinks. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Menu has vegetarian dishes including tofu scramble with vegan sausage, veggie burger, sandwiches, salads, quesadilla, and usually a vegan soup each day. Formerly Interim Cafe and prior to that Newsroom.

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2301 Main St, Santa Monica, California

310-314-0821

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out

Casual vegetarian Indian eatery, opened Aug 2016 in the space of the now closed Rawvolution. This is its 4th LA area location. Offers combo plates; point to the dishes you'd like from the steamboat plus rice and naan (dairy) or roti (vegan). There is also an a la carte menu of chaat snacks on the wall.

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1518 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California

310-395-5937

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Cuisine: Ovo, American, Fast food, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual eatery offering primarily wraps which are served in nori (seaweed), romaine lettuce or collard green. There are also various bowls and salads. A section on the menu lists the vegan choices. Has a vegan brownie.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Santa Monica, CA has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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