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The Vegan Joint - Woodland Hills

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20855 Ventura Blvd Unit 3, Woodland Hills, California, USA, 91364

The 2nd Vegan Joint location, opened June 2011. A casual neighborhood cafe featuring an extensive vegan menu with Thai favorites like curries and stir-frys as well casual American classics like wraps, pancakes, and veggie burgers with fries. Soy products used are vegan, and seitan is made in-house. Directions: Main door entrance is on DeSoto Ave; or you can enter from the underground parking lot. It's the next attached shopping plaza over from the Target lot.

Category: Vegan, American, Organic, Thai, Fast food, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Catering

Reviews (13)

First Review by

Usually Good - Edit

The food is usually quite good. Usually is the operative word. Sometimes things are just weird. Chow mein that only has vinegar, no other sauce.
Recently, they raised their prices and it is no longer reasonably priced. Some prices went up 50%. And, yes, I'm sure. I'm looking at a previous takeout menu.
Their food is no longer a good value and it isn't that spectacular enough to splurge for a special occasion. There are enough other places that are so much better.

Pros: quick service

Cons: too expensive, not good value, language barrier - frequently incorrect


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Good food, prompt service - Edit

Hooray for a new vegan restaurant addition to Greater Los Angeles. This Vegan Joint #2 is located in Woodland Hills, at the corner of Ventura Blvd and DeSoto Ave (easy freeway exit). My husband, daughter, and I went recently for lunchtime, and we were all very pleased. Here's my Vegan Joint review for all ya'll.

Finding the restaurant was a bit tricky for us because we had entered on Ventura into their shopping plaza, but you can't see the restaurant from the lot. You have to either drive down to the underground parking, and enter from the door there, or you can walk over to DeSoto and enter from the main entrance.

The menu is the same as the one that's offered at The Vegan Joint on National Blvd in LA. So I knew it pretty well. To try something new, I ordered a custom tofu omelette (with spinach, mushroom, avocado, and vegan jack cheese slices) which came with a side salsa, potatoes & peppers, and 2 pieces of toast. My daughter enjoyed the toast with avocado from the omelette. I also ordered my usual favorite, the spicy noodle soup, and it was filling and delicious. My husband got a fish wrap and the fresh rolls appetizer. We shared a cold fresh coconut, and were all pleased.

The restaurant is on the small side but with enough seating for a meet-up group. It's well cared for, and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

Pros: tasty food, fair prices, friendly staff


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Pretty good - Edit

Wide variety of items, almost too much variety for someone used to looking for the 1 veg item on a menu. Get the soup--it takes a while to make because they are making it to order. Is in the same shopping center as No Udder Desserts. Plenty of parking

Pros: good soup, Plenty of parking

Cons: inside isn't super comfortable


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Happy, Friendly Staff, Great Service, Tasty Food - Edit

I've been here several times, usually for pick-up, but also have eaten-in. The red thai curry with shitake mushrooms was excellent. They will make mild or spicy (I love spicy!) and you can add your choice of vegan "meats" (or is that Veat?), although there are enough vegetables to make the addition of extra "Veat" superfluous. With brown rice, the take out serving was enough for two large meals and then some!

Another favorite is the garlic chicken burger with sweet potato fries on the side. The garlic fries are also great but garlic on garlic can be punishing to whomever you stand too close to after eating.

The tom yum broth is spicy and flavorful. I am a lover of Thai food and the Vegan Joint gets the spices right -- the flavors are very authentically Thai.

The location off the parking lot is not ideal (which is why I often order "To Go") but it is sufficient for meet-ups. For dessert, definitely walk across the parking lot to No Udder Desserts, whose "cheeze cake" is hands-down the best vegan version I've ever tasted. But that's another review...

Living in Woodland Hills, I am so thankful that the Vegan Joint is in the neighborhood. I can't wait to try more of the items on their extensive menu, but I tend to try one or two things, get hooked and then have a hard time bringing myself to try something different.

It would be great to do a meet up with other vegans, order lots of dishes family style and get little tastes of everything!

Pros: friendly staff, excellent flavors, lots of choices

Cons: right off parking garage


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big menu - Edit

Lots to choose from here with a big a varied menu. Curries, sandwiches,dinner entrees, wraps, breakfast all day. It took a while to decide. We all were happy with our choices.

Pros: all vegan, tasty, well priced

Cons: hard to find and get to


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Delicious & Relaxing - Edit

I love this little place. It is very cozy & inviting, with simple clean decor. My favorite is the yellow vegetable curry, served with brown rice of course. I'm not a fan of spicy food so I ask them to make it mild. I also enjoy their vegetable juice. Breakfast is good (tofu scramble & pancakes) but the pancakes are a little on the sweet side.

Pros: Friendly, Cozy, Delicious

Cons: Busy intersection


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Real close to work!! - Edit

So happy to find this place. The only place near work with a great veggie juice that fresh! Staff is also very nice and the breakfast pancakes are to die for! Really tasty! It's a regular for my family now.

Pros: Good food, Veggie Juice!


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Everything was Delicious - Edit

My friend Gretchen and I went to "The Vegan Joint" for a business lunch. The service was great and the the food was delicious. Everyone was very friendly. In fact, one of the workers there actually walked me out. Since it was my first time, I wasn't sure where I parked. Actually, parking is underground in the building. I had the 'Organic Salad' with a side of an 'organic vegeberger', Gretchen had curry, very tasty and we both had fresh coconut water still in the coconut. The only negative is that I wish they had more raw food. This is only my 4th vegan restaurant and it's on the top of my list.

Pros: excellent food, healthy cuisine, friendly staff

Cons: not enough raw food


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