Juice bar

A Matthew Kenney restaurant that serves modern plant-based cuisine - this location est. 2015 on Abbott Kinney, just blocks from Venice Beach boardwalk. Offers both raw food and cooked meals, nut-based cheeses, and fine desserts. Menu changes from time to time, offering plant bowl, frittata using just egg, potato gnocchi, mushroom + vegetable burger, avocado toast, and more. Reported closed May 2023.

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95 Reviews

First Review by TriciaEastman


Points +89

13 May 2023

Delicious Food

Very good food, big portions, nice and quiet outdoor area



Points +34

22 Apr 2023

Hidden but Delicious!

Happy we found this place for brunch! Had the BLT, and the tempeh was very well balanced with the sweetness of the beets. Spouse had the breakfast burrito, and it was also not bad, and came with a tasty salsa. Overall the vibe was great on the patio, surrounded by olive trees. Definitely on the expensive side, came to $44 with tip for just 2 items. Nice treat, and would return to try other menu items.

Pros: Great flavours, Nice staff, Great patio vibe

Cons: Expensive


Points +221

14 Apr 2023

Very expensive for less than mediocre food

We had two entrees and two appetizers that totaled $122. Interior space is small and loud, people's talking voices make it loud enough to drown out the music. I didn't even know there was music playing until I went to the bathroom. Food was very mediocre, I wasn't impressed with any of the four dishes. No going back again.


Points +162

01 Apr 2023

Insanely good

Fantastic brunch! Tofu Benedict and Shakshuka were to die for, absolutely recommended for a high end brunch spot.


Points +168

19 Mar 2023

Prefer the food to the vibes

Eye-rolled the server's description of the food in terms of the serving temperature, but once it got to the table, we were happy. Folks in the kitchen know what they are doing.


Points +96

20 Feb 2023

Underwhelming and overpriced

I went for a birthday dinner and was pretty disappointed. We got the sourdough pasta and the smoked eggplant, which were both subpar. The mustard was incredibly overpowering and the eggplant was barely seasoned.


Points +156

18 Jan 2023

The one vegan restaurant my non-vegan spouse begs to return to

Everything is amazing here, but especially the bread. The bread is to die for.


Points +552

06 Nov 2022

Everything on the menu, please!

We started by trying the orange wine—very like a rosé. Then shared a beautiful salad, with a tangy dressing. Then the oysters (mushrooms) on toast—so smoky and rich. I’d ordered the gnocchi with spring vegetables and my OH ordered the lasagna for entrees. The gnocchi were pan seared and buttery. The lasagna was a raw dish. We actually traded entrees and we’re happier. The raw lasagna was a masterpiece—fresh heirloom tomatoes, pesto, tomato purée and vegan ricotta between slices of zucchini. Wow! For dessert, I chose the olive oil cake and tahini gelato with candied almonds and sour cherry sauce. The tahini gelato stole the show and I could. It have been happier and well and truly stuffed!

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Simple and gorgeous restaurant; very nice staff, Delicious, haute cuisine

Cons: Expensive, No decaf espresso, Waitstaff attention can be hard to get


Points +54

15 Oct 2022

Great service

The service was excellent here and the food was really tasty but not spectacular enough to make me want to run back. The tempeh and root vegetable pie was yummy but extremely overpriced for what it was. I did really like the broccoli with ‘nacho cheese’ and think this was priced fairly

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Helpful staff, Great atmosphere

Cons: Expensive


Points +63

Mostly Veg
27 Aug 2022


The raclette was excellent, while we found the noodles and the curry rather ordinary. Dessert very good. The outdoor area is a delight. Smiley and young staff. Prices are high, but in all honesty we have seen similar prices in restaurants all over California.


Points +632

17 Aug 2022

Beautiful place

The plates are beautifully decorated and taste amazing. It's cool to have a chance to eat vegan food at a chef restaurant. It's an expensive restaurant, so you'd better be prepared to pay.


Points +434

03 Aug 2022

Healthy & Unique

I will preface this by saying I’m normally a junk food vegan, so this menu did not really stand out to me. However, the person I was with (dislikes junk food & fake meats) LOVED it. Everything is vegetable heavy and tastes very fresh and light. The portions are tiny, definitely need to order a lot if sharing (we split 4 dishes & 2 desserts among 3 people and it was just right/could’ve ordered 1 more maybe). I personally would not come back here but it’s very “LA Vegan” so it’s a cute place to bring out-of-town friends. The outdoor area is very pretty, there’s an adorable & friendly neighborhood cat around too. Staff was very attentive. Street parking & a metered lot relatively close.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-03

Pros: Healthy & fresh, Pretty atmosphere

Cons: Small portions for price


Points +18

29 Jul 2022


We tried a lot of the items and their curry noodles, avocado tikki, racellete was really good.

Pros: Completely plant based


Points +161

03 Jun 2022

Super delicious!

Super delicious food and every meal is special. The food is of high quality. You order multiple small plates and they serve them as a menu.

Pros: Vegan, Gluten-free options, High quality

Cons: Expensive


Points +1202

23 May 2022

Vegetable Highlights

I love restaurants that really know how to bring up the flavors of vegetables. I had the sweet potato and the cauliflower dishes and was blown away. They were tender, but not over cooked and the sauces were not overpowering, just helped the vegetables stand out. Amazing!


Points +755

Mostly Veg
17 May 2022

Elevated but Casual

Came here on a Saturday night at opening (5pm) for dinner without a reservation and we were seated no problem in the beautiful outside patio area. We started with a passion fruit sangria which was delicious but it tasted more like strawberry to be perfectly honest. Then we share the butter toast with lavender and fennel pollen honey and their cheese plate. Their cheese plate was composed of three cheeses: one Gouda, one paprika potato cheese, one Asian inspired cashew based cheese. I wish there was more of a differentiation in texture between the cheeses as they are all quite soft. The fennel pollen but it was absolutely delicious and we forked over four more dollars for three more slices of bread.
For the Mains, we got the gnocchi, kelp noodle salad, beets polenta dish, and the kimchi dumplings. I think my favorite was actually the kelp noodle salad which had a slightly crunchy but chewy texture. I think the kimchi dumplings for my least favorite, they reminded me of crab Rangoon with a slight spiciness. We were too full to try dessert.

I would definitely come back here because all the dishes were intriguing, however the meal was definitely more of an elevated experimental experience rather than comfort food style.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-17

Pros: All vegan , Beautiful patio

Cons: Expensive , Cheeses were all soft


Points +212

16 May 2022

Amazing brunch

Stumbled upon this place after walking along the strip. Had a beautiful meal Ava a great glass of French bubbly


Points +88

15 May 2022

Beautiful and creative

I just love the atmosphere in the romantic backyard!
Dishes are shareable and delicious!

Pros: They make their own vegan cheese, Waiters know the food well , Beautiful mise en place


Points +43

11 May 2022

Exceptionally Nice

Had a delicious dinner there last night. Gorgeous patio. Vegan fine dining that is hard to find. Found the place on Happy Cow and PFW did not disappoint. And a good wine list. Seriously lovely.


Points +66

01 May 2022

The most AMAZING and delicious vegan restaurant

I could not have enough good things to say about this restaurant. Classy, elegant, delicious, unique flavor notes, truly original food combinations. It is hands down the best vegan restaurant I’ve been to in LA, no ever. They recommend you order two plates since the portions are smaller which we did every time. I never regrets spending upwards of $60 every time. Special occasions or even a light lunch it’s perfect for dinner or anytime. The food is just *chefs kiss* I will come back hundreds of times. Thank you for doing vegan food so wonderfully!!!

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-01

Pros: Delicious food, Inviting atmosphere , Original Flavor notes


Points +42

22 Apr 2022

Fancy Pants

A beautiful space with beautiful vegan food. I took a non-vegan friend and she loved it. The “cheese” plat is amazing. Everyone is nice and the location is near the beach.


Points +24

02 Apr 2022

Been here many times

I love this place for special occasions - the food is always fantastic and the waiters are incredibly helpful and attentive. I love the ambience (romantic) especially the outdoor seating. There is an wonderful (I believe olive) tree shading the outdoor area making the place look whimsical.

Pros: All vegan options , Seasonal menu, Great atmosphere

Cons: Pricey, Seating can be a little stiff for the aesthetics, A little small


Points +18

26 Mar 2022

This place is a gem!

The dumplings are criminally good!!!! Wow!!!
Brussels Sprouts a 10 on a scale from 1 to 10
Fettuccine was to literally die for! This place is a gem!

Skyler was the server and she was the absolute best: attentive, friendly, service was great.

Atmosphere and vibe was really good!

You have not eaten plant based food until you ate here.

Thanks for the tip Happy Cow 🌱🍀🌱


Points +35

22 Mar 2022

Wonderful food, service and outside sitting area

Our first night in Venice beach and what a find! The staff couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. They had a good knowledge of the menu and wines. The food was creative and extremely tasty. We were able to sit on the outside patio which was lovely with the stone walls and lighting. Couldn't have enjoyed it more

Pros: Amazing service, Interesting foods, Fantastic outside sitting area


Points +90

22 Jan 2022

Best ever!

The food is perfect, the balance of flavors and the combination of different ingredients are just genius! #Veganuary

Pros: Completely vegan, Service is incredible , Patio is very elegant and comfortable

Cons: A little expensive, Misses communal table for singles


Points +700

07 Jan 2022


Yummy, great vibe, excellent!

Pros: Very tasty , A lot of options


Points +53

13 Dec 2021

Upscale Plant Based Cuisine

I love this place. I don't know what else to say. The best part about Plant Food Wine is the culinary dining experience, especially on holidays. What attracts me to this restaurant is that the food is in its own category. What I mean by this is the chefs are not trying to re-create comfort food fake meat dishes, which is commonly found in a lot of vegan restaurants. All the dishes are plated so beautifully and the flavors are something you just have to taste to appreciate. I highly recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2021-12-13

Pros: Private outdoor patio in the back, Friendly Staff, Great place for a date

Cons: Can be loud inside at night, Lunch/Brunch menu does not change much, Parking can be a challenge at times

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