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10 Best Vegan Restaurants in California

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California is known for many things, and one of them is exceptional dining options. You can find outstanding restaurants spanning just about any cuisine or culture, and you’ll find an abundance of vegan options too. How do you choose a spot for your next outing? Try these top vegan restaurants in California.

My Vegan Gold, Los Angeles, CA

According to many in the vegan community, My Vegan Gold is truly the gold standard of vegan food. Brunch, lunch, dinner - you can get phenomenal vegan foods to suit any craving you might have at this LA hotspot.

Indochine Vegan, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is known for being a foodie’s paradise, and that’s true for vegan foodies too. One of the local restaurants you can’t miss is Indochine Vegan. Stop into this humble but beloved restaurant for plant-based versions of all your favorite Indochinese dishes.

Pure Soul Plant-Based Eats, Sacramento, CA

Great vegan food is good for your body, your taste buds, and your soul, and you can find all of that at Pure Soul Plant-Based Eats. Head to this vegan comfort food restaurant once and you’ll want to come back time and time again.

Grains, San Diego, CA

If you love East-meets-West fusion, Grains is the perfect place to go in San Diego. This top restaurant takes a unique plant-based approach to all your fusion favorites.

Mesa Verde, Santa Barbara, CA

If you’re in sunny Santa Barbara, Mesa Verde needs to be on your foodie bucket list, and it will surely transition to your list of regular haunts too. This vegan Mediterranean restaurant knows exactly how to make plants as delicious as they can be.

Trilogy Sanctuary, La Jolla, CA

Trilogy Sanctuary is a go-to choice for vegans (and non-vegans) in La Jolla. This unique local spot has its popular vegan cafe but it also features a yoga studio and a boutique too, so you can have a full health-conscious day.

Bliss Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA

You’ll feel utter bliss for both your taste buds and your body when you eat at Bliss Cafe. This local health food cafe features a buffet so you can explore a variety of tasty eats.

Kindred, San Diego, CA

Kindred is one of San Diego’s trendiest spots that has become more of an institution than a trend. This fantastic local restaurant has an extensive lineup of vegan foods as well as tasty drinks and zero-proof cocktails.

Seabirds Kitchen, Costa Mesa, CA

Seabirds Kitchen knows that living healthy doesn’t have to be difficult and time-consuming. Experience just how easy (and delicious) it can be with the vegan cuisine at this Costa Mesa restaurant.

El Cantaro, Monterey, CA

Mexican food isn’t known for being vegan-friendly, but it is at El Cantaro. This Monterey restaurant serves up vegan Mexican food that is sure to delight your taste buds.

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