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Best of Healthy Eating - California

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

“HEALTHY EATING”

This list of vegetarian, vegan and healthy eating alternatives is mostly meatless restaurants. However, for the people who are trying to cross over to the vegan or vegetarian foods we are helping them by offering some restaurants that serve fish and chicken. The goal is Healthy Eating.

California

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Aliso Viejo, CA

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  • Native Foods Cafē

26705 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, CA

(949) 831-1926 / http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you,

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Arcadia, CA

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  • Supreme Vegetarian Cuisine

558 W. Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia, CA

(626) 445-8882 /

Comments: If you find yourself looking over menu’s to find non-meat items you will have a field day here. Supreme Vegetarian caters to the Chinese Buddhist community, whose members generally don’t eat meat, chicken, and fish. The amazing thing about this place is the dishes that normally made with meats are made with soy and or textured vegetables protein engineered to look and taste like the real thing. Mt favorite is the orange chicken; I actually thought I was eating chicken, same texture taste etc.

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Capitola, CA

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  • Shadowbrook Restaurant

1750 Wharf Road,
Capitola, California 95010

(831) 475-1511 / http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com

Comments: This restaurant is mentioned in a our romantic dinning list. Great ocean view and great food too! One of the best for a romantic vegan dinner.

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Chico, CA

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  • Aonami Sustainable Sushi

1008 W Sacramento Ave Ste. H, Chico, CA

(530) 924-3168 / http://www.californiaveganrestaurants.com/?p=1085

Comments: Aonami is a great place for dining, parties, or just good sushi. The entire menu is vegan guaranteed to satisfy all sushi connoisseurs, vegan or not, everyone will be pleased with the sushi.

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Costa Mesa, CA

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  • 118 degrees

2981 Bristol Suite B5, Costa Mesa, CA

(714) 754-0718 / http://118degrees.com

Comments: We are a one-stop shop for healthy and delicious meals, snacks and drinks. Come in and sit down to enjoy the ambiance of colorful living cuisine, organic wines, herbal tonics or super food smoothies all served in an eco-friendly environment that is uplifting and peaceful. Visit the website and see the food selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Native Foods Cafē

2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92782

(714) 751-1251/ http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you,

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Culver City, CA

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  • Leaf Organics

11938 W Washington Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90066 (Culver City area)

(310) 397-0700 / http://www.leaforganics.com

Comments: One of the best raw and vegan restaurants in Los Angeles. Leaf offers a full range of vegan (cooked) and raw (not cooked above 118ºF) dishes. Experience freshly made organic juices, smoothies and salads. Enjoy gourmet world fusion wraps and entrees like our Philly Cheeze Stake Lavash, Mushroom Rawsagna and Flying Falafel Burger.

  • Native Foods Cafē

9345 Culver Blvd. Culver Cuty, CA 92782

(310) 559-3601/ http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we

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El Segundo, CA

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  • the Veggie Grill

Plaza El Segundo

720 Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 535-0025 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

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Fountain Valley, CA

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  • Au Lac Vegetarian Restaurant

16563 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA

(714) 418-0658 /

Comments: The chicken, beef, pork, and seafood are made from soy but taste like the real thing. The wait to get in this restaurant on weekends tells me that this is a great place to eat and people are looking for a health alternative.

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Fullerton, CA

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  • Rutabegorz

211 North Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 738-9339 / http://www.rutabegorz.com

Comments: All your favorite dishes made healthy with vegetables;

  • Rialto Café

108 W. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

(714) 525-5111 / http://rialtocafefullerton.com

Comments: The Rialto Café offers the best in gourmet café dining, as well as offering a few vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes.

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Highland Park, CA

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  • Cinnamon Vegetarian Restaurant (Mexican Food)

5511 N Figueroa St., Highland Park, CA 90042

(323) 982-9480 / http://www.cinnamonvegetarian.com

Comments: Yes, this is a Mexican vegetarian /vegan restaurant. Everying from mole, tamales, burritos, to empanadas and pozole too! My favorite is the potato flautas, with salsa on top, and you must try the vagan carnitas super burrito and chicken fajitas.

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Irvine, CA

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  • The Veggie Grill

University Center

4213 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 509-0003 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non-meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

  • The Veggie Grill

Irvine Spectrum Center

81 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 97005

(949) 727-9900/ www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non-meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

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Ladera Ranch, CA

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  • Loving Hut

27522 Antonio Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

(949) 365-1077 /

Comments: This is a vegetarian favorite in the University Heights area. So many favorites here but the must order items are the cha cha shrimp, chow main, and Won ton Soup and Guru Fried Rice.

  • Zpizza

25672 Crown Valley Parkway

Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

(949) 347-8999 / http://www.zpizza.com

Comments: This is a Vegan, Gluten free pizzeria.You may order regular pizzas or vegan.

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Long Beach, CA

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  • At Last Café

204 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 437-4837 / http://www.jmchefcatering.com

Comments: Not a vegan place but a healthy alternative to meat lovers. They serve a great roasted chicken “brick Chicken” so soft and tender you can eat it with a fork. A small Café with a big dining experience.

  • The Veggie Grill

The Market Place

6451 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803

(310) 430-4986 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

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Los Angeles, CA

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  • A Votre Sante

13016 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 451-1813 /

Comments: All your friends and family can enjoy, it’s not a vegetaria restaurant, however almost all the dishes could be ordered vegetarian.

  • Breakaway Bakery

5264 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

(310) 968-9380 / http://breakawaybakery.com/

Comments: We recommend the orange brownie dipper, muffins soft and moist, and the large selection of cookies. This is the place to find gluten-free and great vegan treats that are yummy!

  • Café Gratitude

512 Rose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291

(424) 231-8000 / http://cafegratitudela.com

Comments: Like all great restaurants, expect a wait during rush hours (lunch and dinner). How about a mixed veggie bowl with quinoa and kale juice.

  • Cruzer Pizza & Pasta

4449 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Griffith Park/Los Feliz area

(323) 666-0600 / http://www.CruzerPizza.com

Comments: This is a vegan pizzeria place. If you like thin crispy crust this is your place, thick crust is also available. The vegetarian pizza comes with 6 choices, I recommend the Gourmet Pesto pizza, comes with pesto sauce, spinach, artichoke, garlic, and Daiya vegan cheese.

  • Fresh ‘N Lean

Home Delivery Service

Los Angeles, CA

(888) 420-4080 / http://www.freshnlean.com

Comments: The service is great and there‘re several selection. Check the website to select you choices.

  • Inaka

131 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 936-9353 / http://inakanaturalfoods.wordpress.com

Comments: Japanese traditional Macrobiotic food and if you are too you'll be pleased to hear their offerings range from kale, hijiki, kabocha, beans, lotus root, gobo, daikon, tsukemono, and umeboshi. If you do the fish thing well then you're covered too, they have an extensive list. A meal with no additives, it's basically just a healthy way to grub.

  • Mohawk Blend

2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

(213) 483-2337 /

Comments: Looking for great vegetarian and Vegan cooking you must try Mohawk located in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Almost everyone gets the flat bread and Brussels sprouts with apples and almonds. Burgers include a classic for the beef eaters and a tasty Mediterranean version for the vegans.

  • The Veggie Grill

L.A. Farmers Market

110 W Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 933-3997 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

  • Vegan Glory

8393 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 653-4900 / www.veganglory.com

Comments: Chinese vegan menu, check the website for full menu.

  • Vegin Out

Vegan food delivery service

Los Angeles, CA 90016

(800) 420-4927 / http://www.veginout.com

Comments: A great way to have meals delivered to your home. The food choices include: Lentil loaf
Wild Mushroom Penne
White Bean and Kale Soup
Chili
Elbows and Cheeze
Wheat Berry Salad
Kale with Roasted Butternut Squash
Chipotle Potato and Broccoli Salad
Almond Shortbread Cookies. Visit the website to learn more about this new food delivery plan.

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New Port Beach, CA

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  • Native Foods Cafē

1091 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

(949) 760-9999/ http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate

dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you,

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Orange, CA

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  • Café Tu Tu Tanago

20 City Boulevard West, Orange, CA

The Block / across from theatres

Comments: The menu is a good mix of vegetarian and carnivorous dishes. Artists of all forms perform for the diners, and fine artists are encouraged to contact the restaurant to paint during business hours for which the restaurant will pay them in food.

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Palm Springs, CA

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  • Native Foods Cafē

Smoke Tree Village

1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

(760) 416-0070 / http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Temporary close for remodeling. Scheduled to reopen in October 2012.

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Pasadena, CA

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  • Green Earth Vegan Cuisine

7 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA

(626) 584-0268 / www.greenearthvegan.com

Comments: Green Earth’s goal is to be organic. So, it uses organic ingredients whenever possible or when it’s financially feasible. In addition, all of our take-out materials, from utensils to containers, are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

  • Father Nature’s Lavash Wraps

17 N De Lacey Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 568-9811 /

Comments: A Greek Vegetarian, Mediterranean restaurant, with a large variety of vegetarian dishes and Greek wraps. Try the eggplant wrap, the chicken wrap, the grilled egg plant with garlic dipping sauce. My favorite is the lentil soup

  • The Luggage Room Pizzeria

260 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 356-4440 / www.theluggageroom.com

Comments: A nice pizza restaurant in the heart of Old Town Pasadena right next to the Metro station. They make brick oven pizzas, and they are amazing! Recommend the following three pizzas: the avocado festival (with added garlic), the fallen angel (with spinach and egg), and the shattuck ave (with broccoli). The vegetarian and vegan pizza are the same except for the cheese, most agreed that the vegan pizza is the best one. The pizza combinations are unique, the crust and sauce are great!

  • My Vagan

633 S. Arroyo Parkway Ste. 3, Pasadena, CA 91105

(626( 578-9017

Comments: Extensive menu of mostly Thai food in addition to veggie burgers, wraps, pasta, and other American food.

  • Orean the Health Express

817 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA

(626) 794-0861 / www.oreanshealthexpress.com

Comments: One of the few Vegetarian fast food restaurants where you can get a lunch for around $5.00. Mata Burrito which was decent, the ingredients were the bomb (brown rice, onions, green pepper, soy protein, cabbage, cilantro and carrot. The vege burgers are hardy, and not your typical skinny mini garden burgers. Their fries plain and their chili cheese fries with soy protein is really good

  • Sitar Indian Cuisine

618 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

(626) 398-8522 / www.sitarindiancuisine.com

Comments: Come enjoy our weekend Champagne Brunch or our weekly All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet. Our extensive menu includes many Vegetarian dishes alongside our wonderful Lamb, Seafood and Tandoori Specialties.

  • Tender Greens

621 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 405-1511 / www.tendergreensfood.com

Comments: Not a vagan place, but, they do have some great vegetarian dishes, and a lot of healthy eating. I tried the albacore sandwich and recently had a Chinese chicken salad both were great. Several meatless choices.

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Sacramento, CA

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  • Cafe Americain

1023 Front Street, between J and K.

Sacramento, CA

Comments: Cafe Americain offers Vegan Raw Foods, and Gluten Free Specialties as part of an elegant fine dining experience. Don’t forget to order dessert, Raw Food Organic Mixed Berry Cheesecake, Raw Foods Chocolate Cheesecake, Raw Key Lime Cheesecake and more.

  • El Papagayo

5804 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, Sacramento, Ca 95608

(916) 487-7742

Comments: This restaurant has as extensive vegetarian menu that includes enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tostadas and fajitas, all of these items can be prepared with tofu, vegetarian chorizo (soyrizo), nopales (cactus), potatoes, vegetarian ceviche, and various vegetables.

  • Noble Vegetarian

5049 College Oak Dr Ste A, Sacramento, Ca 95841

(916) 920-4278

Comments: This is an Asian cuisine restaurant.

  • The Plum Café and Bakery

2315 K St, Sacramento, Ca 95816

(916) 706-3302 /

Comments: This vegan restaurant serves home-style comfort food with ethnic influences. The menu includes the award-winning sweet potato & avocado panini, tacos, baked herb steak fries, and California risotto burger with tempeh bacon, avocado,

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San Bernardino, CA

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  • Happy Family

2150 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA

www.happyvege.com

Comments: The munu is full of great dishes like kung po chicken and Mongolian beef, but they are illusions the “meats” are made from bean curd, tofu, or gluten, they look, feel, and taste like the real thing.

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San Diego, CA

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  • Casa de Luz

2920 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 550-1857 / www.casadeluz.org

Comments: The quality of the food is far superior and well worth the slightly higher price. Visit the website to view their standard menu. This restaurant changes the menu weekly with daily special depending on the vegetables in season.

  • Loving Hut

1905 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104

(619) 683-9490 / www.lovinghut.us/sandiego

Comments: This is a vegetarian favorite in the University Heights area. So many favorites here but the must order items are the cha cha shrimp, chow main, and Won ton Soup and Guru Fried Rice.

  • Piece Pies

4230 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107

(Point Loma, Ocean Beach)

(619) 223-2880 / http://www.peacepies.com

Comments: Great selection to choose from everything from Monk tuna to kale chips to Peace Pies and saw three-month aged nut cheese and raw, homemade white chocolate. For dessert try the raw cinnamon roll or a slice of coconut cream pie. Vegas desserts and food.

  • Rancho Cocina

3910 30th St ., San Diego, CA 92104

(North Park Area)

(619) 574-1288

Comments: Mexican, vegetarian, vegan, you can order all your favorite Mexican dishes. Great fish and potato tacos. This place is a popular spot for locals.

  • Wang’s North Park

3029 University Ave. San Diego, CA

(619) 291-7500 / www.wangsnorthpark.com

Comments: Wang’s is a large restaurant that occupies three floor. The separate vegetarian menu turns meatless dishes into a gourmet holiday. A favorite is the spring rolls, edamame hummus, and a salad of greens with lime peanut dressing are just a few of the frequently ordered. Most dishes could be stir fried or steamed.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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  • Adama Vegan Comfort Cusine

428 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 560-1348 / www.adamavegan.com

Comments: Some of the favorite dishes include brown rice-nmoodle lasagna or the vegan “KFC” Southern fried Gardein made from soy, wheat, and vegetable protein.

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Santa Monica, CA

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  • Native Foods Cafē

2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 92782

(714) 259-0400/ http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you,

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Seal Beach, CA

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  • Zpizza

12430 Seal Beach Bl.

Seal Beach, CA

(949) 347-8999 / http://www.zpizza.com

Comments: This is a Vegan, Gluten free pizzeria. You may order regular pizzas or vegan.

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Studio City, CA

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  • Sun Café Organic Cuisine

3711 Cahuenga Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 308-7420 / http://www.suncafe.com

Comments: Our menu of raw food and cooked items was designed to delight and amaze your taste buds and promote health for your body. SunCafe was voted #1 Raw Restaurant in Los Angeles by BestOfRaw.net. Our most popular dishes include kale shake, raw nachos, raw supreme pizza, lasagna, and cookie dough pie.

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Topanga, CA

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  • Fresh In Topanga

1704 N Topanga Canyon Rd

Topanga Canyon, CA 90290

Comments: Convenience store, vegan, juice bar& Smoothies

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Torrance, CA

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  • the Veggie Grill

Rolling Hills Plaza

2533 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 325-6689 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

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Tustin, CA

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  • Native Foods Cafē

2453 Park Ave, Tustin CA 92782

(714) 259-0400/ http://www.nativefoods.com

Comments: Our menu aims to please the palates of vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonal updates of hearty dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by the travels of our chefs. Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you,

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West Hollywood, CA

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  • the Veggie Grill

8000 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 822.7575 / www.veggiegrill.com

Comments: A great healthy eating restaurant, grilled vegetables, vegie burgers chicken dishes and a large selection of fresh salads. A good selection of sandwiches with non meat fillings. Go to the website and download the menu.

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