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VEGAN IN LOS ANGELES (BEACH CITIES)

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Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach of Los Angeles are often referred to as the Beach Cities. Our Crewhotel is located in nearby Torrance and I also spent 3 summers in Manhattan Beach looking after the most amazing cat, so I got to explore the area a little with my beach cruiser.

picture of cat in L.A.

In 2021 I visited all the places again and updated the pictures.

VEGGIE GRILL

This vegan fast food chain is becoming bigger and bigger in the US and started out in California in 2006. It was even voted best American Restaurant in 2012 by the L.A. times! During my stays in Los Angeles, I went there at least 10 times in the last three years, especially to the one in El Segundo, close to Manhattan Beach and there is another one in Torrance.

This time I chose a caesar salad, some bbq wings with ranch dressing and a root beer.

vegan BBQ wings at veggie grill in L. A.

For more information click here to go to their website.

RICE

This vegan-friendly Japanese restaurant in Manhattan Beach is also gluten free, natural and organic and the sushi is served with brown rice. I have gone there several times in the last couple of years and it was always great.

Pictured here you see the buffalo cauliflower sushi, iced green tea, the garlic edamame and the Shoyu Koji Brussels Sprouts.

I never really cared for brussels sprouts until I tried them. They are to die for!

Click here to go to their website.

buffalo cauliflower sushi
brussels sprouts

PARADISE BOWLS

This family owned smoothiebowl chain operates in the Los Angeles area and is vegan except for honey and bee pollen. The bowls are made of superfoods like acai or pitaya, cacao nibs and coconut, fresh fruit and crunchy hemp granola, so it’s like having a delicious big ice cream – only healthy. 

My favourite bowl is the Chocolate Arc. It’s no problem to get the bowls without honey, they always ask. The paradise bowls shops I went to, in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach have no seating area, but who needs that when you’re so close to the beach, right? 

Click here to go to their website.

chocolate arc

HAPPY VEGGIE

This all-vegan place in Redondo Beach has delicious east Asian food with mock meat. I had the vegan lemongrass chicken with brown rice and a Thai iced tea and it was so good!

Have a look at their facebook page here.

vegan lemongrass chicken at Happy Veggie

PURA VITA

There is of course vegan pizza as well. This very nice vegan restaurant near Redondo Beach pier serves Italian food made of organic, clean and sustainable ingredients and a broad selection of beverages.

Have a look at their website.

vegan pizza

Always helpful when traveling as a vegan and looking for food are of course these apps!

Have you eaten at amazing places in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles that I need to check out? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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