AKA the best list to forward to dates, boyfriends, family, friends, and anyone else who you may be having dinner with.
And when I say favorite I mean favorite, hence you will not have on this list any places that suck and can’t hold their own and these ones don’t make me feel sick!
Cruzer- (Silver Lake)the best pizza place, the guys who own it are the nicest people ever plus everything is vegan
Zpizza (Larchmont, West Hollywood)- not as good as Cruzer but still really good!
Lucifers Pizza (West Hollywood, Los Feliz)- the roasted pumpkin toppings are pretty awesome here
800 Degrees- (Westwood, Santa Monica) Yep more pizza, this place isn’t my favorite but it has to be mentioned because they are so unbelievably strict about contamination that they get my seal of approval, they even cut your pizza with a special gluten free only cutter. Downside is no vegan cheese but it is excellent cheese-less. They have just about every topping imaginable. Video Link
Chaya –(Venice, Downtown) Sushi, I think this is one of the better sushi places for a vegetarian on the west side
Pradeep’s- (Santa Monica) I think this has officially become my favorite Indian Place in town. They make real clear everything that is vegan + gluten free. Plus any Indian place that serves fresh mixed green salad is a major plus with me.
Indian Sweet House-(West LA)this place is a total hole in the wall and I only go there for their dosa’s on the weekend, but if you ever have one they are worth it and like $5, take it to go
Ana Purna- (Culver City) Dosa’s galore, this is the real Indian deal, and the dosa’s are spicy, you have been warned
Nirvana – (Mid-Wilshire) Indian. I love this place and perfect date ambience, always ask to sit on the cushion tables
Rahel -(Mid-Wilshire) Bad Ass Ethiopian food, just ask for gluten free injera, everything is vegan here. The Ethiopian tea is just amazing but they won’t give you the recipe…
Greens Up- (Santa Monica) Salad amazing-ness
Veggie Grill- (Santa Monica, Hollywood) Best Kale Salad ever!
Superfood Express- (Santa Monica) Ask for the Gluten Free French toast, so good! And make sure to try the vegan soft serve chocolate ice cream! Lots of Gluten Free stuff here! Video Link
Thai Teak- (Santa Monica) You will driving from the east side cause you will be so addicted to this place with $5 curry and everything being vegan you will not be able to get enough!
True Food- (Santa Monica) This finally made the list cause they added a Quinoa Burger that is out of this world! video link
Sage- (Silver Lake, Culver City) A whole host of vegan and gluten free dishes. The new culver location is my favorite with the outdoor seating. I can't get enough of the gluten free vegan Pecan Sticky Buns, and I love the Soul Plate!
Euphoria Loves Rawvolution Raw Café-(Santa Monica) My favorite raw place, with almost 50 things on the menu
Sojin- (Culver City & Downtown) Everything is also vegan, this place goes under the radar a lot, but the most off- the- chain sushi for a vegetarian. Almost everything is Gluten Free and they use tamari!
9021PHO- (Beverly Hills) I love the vegan PHO here, it's so delicious! I spent a lot of time living in Seattle, where there is PHO on every corner, so it was nice to find this spot. Make sure to not use Hoisin Sauce cause its not gluten free. video link
Babycakes-( Downtown, Larchmont) the donuts here are truly the best, the cupcakes and other treats are only so-so, so stick to the DONUTS which are baked not fried! Everything is vegan
Café Gratitude- (West Hollywood, Venice) When craving chocolate mousse pie go here. The food can be really hit or miss for me, but the desserts kick ass! Some of my favorite menus items are: FANTASTIC, FULFILLED, MUCHO, GRACE, OPEN HEARTED and IRRESISTIBLE. video link
Zia Valentina- (The Grove) I was so happy the day I found this place at The Grove, They have vegan and gluten free toastini's plus other treats.
Kippy's!- (Venice) I just love this Vegan Ice Cream place! They make the ice cream out of coconut cream and it is sooo very YUMMY! All sorts of flavors to choose from and my favorite is Cookies N Cream, which is made out of a tree fruit that has been roasted and somehow it tastes like a cookie. Always get the hardened chocolate sauce on top! Video Link
In regards to soy sauce at sushi places, it’s a good idea to get the little packets of SAN -J tamari (which is gluten free soy sauce) that fit in your pockets or purse. My sister even keeps some in her car for last minute sushi emergencies.
The above restaurants have lots of gluten free options, but are not completely gluten-free restaurants so always check if the items ARE Gluten Free or Vegan, sometimes they give wrong information or change the recipe, so please double check !
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