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Santa Monica (44)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (28 Listings)

Golden Mean Cafe
1028 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St) ~ PH: 310-393-6500
Moderate-- Vegan, American, Catering, Bakery, Take-out--- Additional Info: Santa Monica vegan cafe, opened Apr 2009. Offers a varied menu that features salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, main plates, and assorted baked goods. Beverages include smoothies and shakes, organic coffee and teas. Weekend brunch served from til 3pm. Casual and small with also a second floor loft for reading and seating on pillows. Previously Golden Mean Vegan Cafe, now sans the word "vegan." Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Sun-Mon 10am-9pm, Tue-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-9:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Native Foods - Santa Monica
2901 Ocean Park Blvd ~ PH: 310-314-4333
Inexpensive-- Vegan, American, Fusion, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Part of the Native Foods brand, opened Jul 2012. Menu features colorful salads, veggie burgers, rice and noodle bowls, vegan desserts, chai with soymilk, organic coffee, and more. In-house tempeh and seitan (wheat meat). Order at the counter, and food is brought to your table. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11am-10pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Real Food Daily
514 Santa Monica Blvd (at 5th St) ~ PH: 310-451-7544
Moderate-- Vegan, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Juice bar, Bakery, Take-out, Catering--- Additional Info: Long-time established Santa Monica vegan restaurant offering choices from starters, salads, sandwiches and daily soups to hot plates featuring beans, tofu, seitan, and/or tempeh. Also fresh juices, coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages, and desserts. Brunch menu is available on the weekend. Cozy space and very busy on weekends. Prices moderate to expensive. Other location in Southern California. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-10pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Rejuice
3238 W Pico Blvd (at besides Trader Joe's) ~ PH: 310-399-0001
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Organic, Juice bar, American, Take-out--- Additional Info: Opened in summer of 2012, this is a fresh juice and smoothies bar that also offers vegan sandwiches (marinated tempeh, portabello mushroom, tomato & veggies) and a quinoa kale salad. Juices are pre-pressed, but you could customize one, and there's coffee as well. Quick and casual, order at the counter. Shares parking lot with Trader Joe's. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Satdha Kitchen
2218 Lincoln Blvd (at Pico Blvd) ~ PH: 310-450-6999
Moderate-- Vegan, Organic, Thai, Take-out--- Additional Info: A plant-based Thai food restaurant in a spacious setting with large windows, opened Nov 2013. Owner studied cooking and has experience in running vegetarian restaurants. The menu is designed to offers a unique selection of Thai vegan dishes that are not available at other Thai vegan places in LA. Sample items include beet dyed rice noodle, "catfish" eggplant, faux egg, Thai "quiche" (tofu), and watercress jicama salad. Try the tapicoa dessert. Accepts credit cards. Open Tue-Sun 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Thai Teak - Thai Vegan
2400 Main St ~ PH: 310-581-4255
Inexpensive-- Vegan,Thai, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Delivery--- Additional Info: Thai Vegan, also known as Thai Teak and Three Gems Juice and Art. A tiny vegan cafe opened Apr 2011 on Main Street Santa Monica. Primarily takeaway with a few wooden tables and tall stools for seating. Thai food menu, most dishes offered with tofu: tofu satay, papaya salad, tom yum tofu soup, pad thai tofu noodle, panaeng tofu curry, etc. Option to pay extra for brown or white rice. Added a fresh juices counter in fall 2013. Has outdoor seating. Open Sun-Thur 11am-12am.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

The Veggie Grill - Santa Monica
2025 Wilshire Blvd ~ PH: 310-829-1155
Inexpensive-- Vegan, American, Fast food, Catering, Beer/Wine, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegan fast food cafe chain restaurant offering a variety of original veggie burgers and sandwiches, hot plates, plus salads, sweet potato fries, kids menu, and desserts. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11am-10pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Chandni
1909 Wilshire Blvd (at 19th St) ~ PH: 310-828-7060
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Beer, Buffet, Take-out--- Additional Info: Vegetarian Indian restaurant Chandni means "moonlight" in Hindi. Features an all-you-can-eat daily lunch buffet. A la carte dinner menu includes snack appetizers, assorted hot breads, vegetable and lentil dishes, and desserts. Try the samosas, garlic naan (not vegan), and eggplant bharata. Casual dining. Parking available behind the restaurant. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

LifeFood Organic - Santa Monica
306 Pico Blvd (at 4th St) ~ PH: 310-450-9693
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, American, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Receive 10%OFF discount when you mention "HappyCow" on your first purchase. This is LifeFood's 2nd LA location, opened June 2014. An organic cafe and take-out counter offering fresh juices, smoothies, prepared raw foods, raw desserts, and a retail selection of raw foods and health products. Most items are vegan and raw except a couple with dairy and bee products. Has wi-fi. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-9pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

M.A.K.E. Raw Cuisine
395 Santa Monica Place (at downtown) ~ PH: 310-394-7046
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, All Raw, Gourmet, Organic, American, Fusion, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Opened Sept 2012, this is a gourmet living cuisine restaurant guided by chef and author Matthew Kenney. Located on the 3rd floor of the Santa Monica Place mall Marketplace with high ceiling and open space, M.A.K.E. also features the Matthew Kenney Culinary, a raw food culinary school training aspired cooks to become raw chefs. Food is raw and vegan except for honey and bee pollen in a few dishes (ask). Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 12-9pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

RAWvolution
2301 Main St ~ PH: 310-392-9501
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, All Raw, Organic, American, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Raw food cafe and retail space, previously known as Euphoria Loves Rawvolution. All raw menu features soups, salads, main entrees, breakfast items, drinks, and raw desserts. All vegan except for bee pollen by request. Weekly food box available for delivery or pickup. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open daily 10am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Simply Raw
606 Broadway Ste 102 ~ PH: 310-395-5559
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Raw, American, Take-out--- Additional Info: Raw food restaurant, opened Jun 2014. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Open Mon-Sun 9am-9pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

California Monster Salads
411 Santa Monica Blvd (at 4th St, dowtown Santa Monica) ~ PH: 310-587-2523
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A salad shop where you choose a salad from the menu, or build-your-own. Lots of veggies toppings plus 2 soups daily with one being vegan suitable (vegetable kale soup), and kale lemonades. Very casual. Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Dogtown Coffee
2003 Main St ~ PH: 310-310-3665
Inexpensive-- Ovo, Lacto, American, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Local surf and skate culture themed coffeehouse. Offers a simple food menu that includes tempeh, veggie sausage, and vegan mayonaise in wrap and sandwich. Reported Apr 2013 the labeled "vegan burrito" comes in a honey wheat tortilla and thus not truly vegan--you could request to have the filling in a bowl instead. Prices cheap to moderate. Small and casual with wall mural art and wi-fi, located a block from the ocean. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 5:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm.-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Greens Up! - Main Street
3101 Main St ~ PH: 310-450-1521
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Salad bar restaurant offering quick salads made with fresh local ingredients, including some organic, and in-house dressings. The Thai salad is vegan, and you can build your own salad. Large portions. Also offers a muddling bar with farmers market fruit and herbs to be mashed into organic ice tea and California lemonade. Bags and cups are made from plants and are biodegradable. Prices cheap to moderate. Has wi-fi. Nov 2013 note no longer offering soup. Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Greens Up! - Montana Avenue
703 Montana Ave (at 7th St) ~ PH: 310-394-1111
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Salad bar restaurant offering quick salads made with fresh local ingredients, including some organic, and in-house dressings. The Thai salad is vegan, and you can build your own salad. Large portions. Also offers a muddling bar with farmers market fruit and herbs to be mashed into organic ice tea and California lemonade. Bags and cups are made from plants and are biodegradable. Prices cheap to moderate. Has wi-fi. Parking lot in rear. Nov 2013 note no longer offering soup. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Kreation Organic Kafe
1023 Montana Ave Unit B ~ PH: 310-458-4880
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Catering, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Casual cafe, menu features breakfast omelets, vegan-friendly cold & hot tapas served with bread, and salads for lunch and dinner, in addition to organic coffee, teas, and beverages. Uses mostly local farmers market produce. Sidewalk seating and back patio community table. Prices moderate to slightly more expensive (for dinner). Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 8am-10pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Le Pain Quotidien
316 Santa Monica Blvd (at 3rd St) ~ PH: 310-393-6800
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Western, Bakery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg 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). Sometimes a vegan scone. This location is small and gets very crowded at mealtime. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mrs. Winston's - Ocean Park Blvd
3150 Ocean Park Blvd (at next to The Coffee Bean) ~ PH: 310-452-7770
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Small natural foods and snacks store with a large salad bar featuring many vegetarian and vegan choices and lot of sprouts. Build your own salad and sandwich. Also soups and a fresh juice bar. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, closed Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mrs. Winston's Green Grocery - Colorado Blvd
2450 Colorado Ave (at inside The Water Garden Business Park) ~ PH: 310-315-2777
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Salad bar, Juice bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Small natural foods and snacks store with a large salad bar featuring many vegetarian & vegan choices and lots of sprouts. Build your own salad and sandwich. Shared outdoor garden seating with view of water pond. Directions: location is inside The Water Garden business complex, and parking is provided underground for a fee. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Closed Sunday.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Pulse Cafe
1426 Montana Ave (at 14th St) ~ PH: 310-394-6700
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, International, Asian, Juice bar, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Quick service cafe offering mostly vegetarian food except for turkey and tuna. Has smoothies, hot smoothies, boba, in-house-made soybean and grain drinks, sandwiches, salads, burgers, wild rice bowls (contains egg), soup, hummus, and gluten free bakery items. Free wi-fi. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm.-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

Rosti Tuscan Kitchen
931 Montana Ave (at Lincoln Blvd) ~ PH: 310-393-3236
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A vibrant, traditional Italian restaurant offering home style dishes. Accommodating to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets with three separate menus. The vegan menu features array of appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and pasta. Also locations in Encino and Calabasas. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Sunny Blue
2728 Main St ~ PH: 310-399-9030
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Omusubi is seaweed wrapped around rice ball with a bit of filling inside--like a Japanese version of fast food sandwich. This tiny shop offers 4 labeled savory vegan ones: hijiki, peas, and corn; mushroom; ume; and wasabi. Standing room only. Open Mon-Thur 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Superfood Express
530 Wilshire Blvd (at 6th St) ~ PH: 310-319-9100
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Formerly Interim Cafe headed by Chef Eddie, this is a casual little cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, pastries, and organic coffee drinks. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. Menu features many vegetarian dishes including tofu scramble with vegan sausages, Maui veggie burger, sandwiches, salads, quesadilla, a vegan soup daily. Uses some organic ingredients, vegan cheese, faux meat. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Swinger's Diner
802 Broadway (at Lincoln Blvd) ~ PH: 310-393-9793
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, American, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Retro diner decor and atmosphere. Has vegan nachos, veggieburgers, and other diner type fast foods. Offers agave nectar as sweetener option. Parking in back of restaurant. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 7am-2am.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

True Food Kitchen
395 Santa Monica Place (at 2nd St & Colorado) ~ PH: 310-593-8300
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, American, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Located on the ground floor of the shopping plaza and is frequented by tourists and shoppers. 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. Spacious and modern. The organic tomato & roasted vegetable pizza is made without cheese. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Urth Caffe - Santa Monica
2327 Main St (at Hollister) ~ PH: 310-314-7040
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Several locations in LA. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, organic coffees and teas. Plenty choices for vegetarians but very limited vegan food though there is usually a vegan chocolate cake on offer. Casual, trendy, urban atmosphere. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Wahoo's
418 Wilshire Blvd ~ PH: 310-393-9125
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Fast food, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. A "surf" tacos & Mexican fast food food chain, also called Wahoo's Fish Taco. The menu includes different filling choices for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and bowls. Veg filling include marinated tofu, saute mixed vegetable teriyaki, or vegetarian rice and bean(has cheese). Vegans must specify; otherwise you might get cheese/dairy in your order. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (16 Listings)

Co-Opportunity
1525 Broadway Ave (at 16th St) ~ PH: 310-451-8902
Renovated in May 2011, this is a member-owned cooperative market that is open to the public. Stocks fresh organic fruit and vegetable, a large selection of bulk staple, frozen and refrigerated food, vitamins, supplements, snacks, basic cooking items, grocery, and more. Has a full-service deli, hot food and salad bar, coffee and fresh juice bar. The grab-n-go case features many raw food items. Small seating area outside. Parking lot onsite. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 7am-10pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

LA Urban Fitness
3015 Main St Unit B ~ PH: 310-396-9006
A nutritional supplements and vitamins store with a juice & smoothies bar inside. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Montana Natural
930 Montana Ave (at 10th St) ~ PH: 310-395-2059
A small shop offering herbs, supplements, homeopathy and care products, books, and magazines. Closed Sunday.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

One Life Natural Foods
3001 Main St ~ PH: 310-392-4501
Legendary neighborhood health food store. Has a deli and juice bar. Products include fresh fruits and vegetables, snacks, vitamins, supplements, body care products, loose herbs, bulk staples. Small but well-stocked. Accepts credit cards. Open daily 8am-9pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Santa Monica Farm Jr.
2015 Main St (at Bay, near city border of Santa Monica & Venice) ~ PH: 310-396-4069
Moderate size store carries an assortment in natural groceries, including packaged foods, juices, ready-made sandwiches, snack foods, fresh produce, and more. Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Whole Foods Market - Montana Avenue
1425 Montana Ave (at 14th St) ~ PH: 310-576-4707
Part of chain of natural food supermarket. Has deli, juice bar, salad bar, vitamins, supplements, natural care products, fresh organic produce, and more. Parking lot provided. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Whole Foods Market - Santa Monica
500 Wilshire Blvd ~ PH: 310-395-4510
Part of chain of natural food supermarket. Large size store. Has deli, juice bar, salad bar, vitamins, supplements, natural care products, fresh organic produce, and more. Parking lot provided. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Whole Foods Market - Wilshire Blvd
2201 Wilshire Blvd (at 22nd St) ~ PH: 310-315-0662
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has deli, vitamins, supplements, fresh produce including organic, bakery, coffee and juice bar, natural household cleaning and personal care products, grocery, and more. Parking and seating for eating provided. Accepts credit cards. Open daily 8am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Viva La Vegan Grocery Express
2723 Ocean Park Blvd ~ PH: 909-941-4495
Its second location, opened Sept 2013. Smaller than the one in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, but still well-stocked in selections of vegan food and products. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Farmer's Market - Cloverfield
2204 Cloverfield Blvd (at Pico Blvd) ~ PH: n/a
Large outdoor market features many farm fresh produce. Parking available. Open Sat 8am-1pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Farmer's Market - downtown
Arizona Ave (at 3rd St Promenade) ~ PH: 310-458-8712
The Wednesday's market in downtown Santa Monica is among the largest in the country. Open Wed 9:30am-1:30pm, Sat 8:30am-12pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Farmer's Market - Main St
2640 Main St (at Ocean Park Blvd) ~ PH: n/a
Outdoor farmers market with vendors selling fresh farm produce, flowers, prepared foods, clothing and crafts. Also children's activities and live music. Open Sun 9am-1pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Earth Bar
201 Santa Monica Blvd (at 2nd St) ~ PH: 424-214-2851
Previously in its own shop 2 blocks up, Earth Bar moved here since August 2010, to the ground floor of the Equinox fitness center. It's grab and go style with a juice and smoothies bar, a small deli case, plus a retail area stocking nutritional and bodybuilding supplements. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Kreation Juicery
1021 Montana Ave ~ PH: 310-458-4880
Opened in fall summer 2011, this little juicery is attached/next door to their cafe, Kreation Kafe. Mostly organic, extensive juices and smoothies menu. Pre-pressed juices are stored in fridge case for grab-n-go; or you can request custom vegetable juice blend. Bee and dairy products used, so vegans to specify when ordering smoothies & acai. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun from 7am.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Main Squeeze
2727 Main St Unit B ~ PH: 310-399-9914
Fresh juice and smoothies bar, opened since mid-April 2012. Has a refrigerated case with grab-n-go beverages and prepared food (salads, raw burger) as well as a small shelf stocking packaged snacks and energy bars. Free wi-fi. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Nektar Juice Bar - Santa Monica
1422C 2nd St (at downtown) ~ PH: 800-385-1650
Juice bar with locations in So. Cal. Offers fresh juices, cleanse, smoothies, acai bowls, and packaged snacks. -- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

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