19 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
37 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Vietnamese
Pasadena vegan restaurant offering a wide variety of cuisine. Features Vietnamese soups, Asian stir frys, pasta dishes, veggie burgers and sandwiches, soups, fresh juices, and more. Uses biodegradable take out containers and some organic ingredients. Causal nice. Street parking.
633 S Arroyo Pkwy Ste 3, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Thai, Delivery, Take-out
Pasadena vegan restaurant. Causal and quick service. Extensive menu of mostly Thai food in addition to veggie burgers, wraps, pasta, and other American food. Location is in a shopping plaza with parking provided.
950 E Colorado Blvd Ste 104, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Pizza, International, Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Fusion
Offers a large menu with cuisines ranging from breakfast (10am-12pm) and American classics like pizza and sandwiches to Asian dishes and sushi rolls to Mexican tacos. Has vegan cupcakes and cookies. Check its facebook for all-you-can-eat buffet dates. This is its 2nd location, opened 2015. On weekends breakfast is served 9-12 and lunch/dinner from 12-8pm.
899 E Del Mar Blvd (at corner of Lake), Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Macrobiotic, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery, Catering
Opened on May 22, 2012, this is part of the Real Food Daily brand with locations in Southern California. All vegan food menu and vegan desserts. Spacious with tables as well as bar seating. Weekend brunch on Sat-Sun available.
754 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan, Thai, Take-out, Asian
Another vegan Thai food restaurant has sprouted up in Pasadena (2017). Serving appetizers, salads, soups, noodles, rice dishes, and curries. Lunch specials available. Uses tofu, soy chicken, and soy beef.
200 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, California
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. 2014.
817 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Fast food, Take-out
Vegetarian fast food restaurant with menu including items like veg chicken burger, fries, burritos, philly cheezesteak sandwich. Note the tartar sauce, soy cheese, and a few other items may contain casein, vegans please ask. Very casual atmosphere with walk-up and drive-thru service. Re-opened June 2014 after brief closure. Dec 15, 2014 confirmed still open.
41 Hugus Alley (at Old Town Pasadena), Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, American, Pizza, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion, Honey
Another branch of Sage, this one opened 2017 in Pasadena old town with patio seating overlooking One Colorado’s historic courtyard. Offers a menu of veganized American and Mexican classics. Everything is vegan except for honey in a couple items - ask.
17 N De Lacey Ave (at Colorado Blvd), Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast food falafel and Middle Eastern food place in Old Town Pasadena. Menu is more meat than veg but does offer a "vegetarian wraps" section. Lavash wraps and pitas with assortment fillings. Also salads and drinks. Counter service. Reopened Jul 2017.
88 West Calorado Blvd (at Old Towne Pasadena), Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Western, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan 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).
730 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. So. Cal. based wood-fired pizza restaurants. Offers vegan cheese and sausage for customizing a pizza as well the steak salad. Both the regular and gluten-free crusts are vegan. Other options include broccoli, smashed avocado toast, and spaghetti when you say no cheese/butter.
3455 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Franchise quick service pizza concept where you stand in line and choose the dough, sauce, and toppings to go on your pizza. Has vegan cheese and vegan sausage as well organic sauce options.
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. California bistro-style menu comprising seasonal ingredients. Vegan menu items, labeled VG, include crispy brussel sprouts, cauliflower pakora, market salad, potato pancakes, and a burger. View of Picture Bridge and pool. Has gluten free.
168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, American, Pizza, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. 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.
264 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Fish tacos and Mexican fast food chain but with option for marinated tofu or mixed vegetable teriyaki filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and bowls. Specify no cheese.
300 E Colorado Blvd Ste 220, Pasadena, California
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Pizza, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Sports bar restaurant chain that offers Gardein faux chickn, but the company does not guarantee that food is strictly vegan, i.e. uses shared oil, grill, and cookware. Has vegan buffalo wings, burger with vegan cheese, orange peel chickn, pizza, and among others.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
560 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, California
Long-time operating little independent health food shop. Stocks a range of nutritional supplements and vitamins, personal care products, dried organic food, packaged food, chilled food, and bulk staple. Parking lot in front of store.
120 W Bellevue Ste 10, Pasadena, California
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mobile taco cart catering company offering 3 vegan choices: potato, marinated tofu, and veggies (squash, zucchini, bell peppers, onion). The rice & beans is available as vegan upon request.
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