L.A. Rated The Country's Third Most Vegan-Friendly City
PETA named Los Angeles the country's third most vegan-friendly city, coming in behind the winner in Austin and the runner up in Portland. Surprisingly our alternative counterparts in SF didn't even make the top 10.
L.A. is home to PETA's Bob Barker Building in Echo Park, which is right outside one of our great vegan-friendly eateries, Mohawk Bend. Our school district has adopted Meatless Mondays, as did our City Council.
There are also plenty of all-vegan chain restaurants overtaking the L.A., including Real Food Daily, Native Foods Café, and Veggie Grill. And there's finally an upscale option for vegans, Crossroads, where Tal Ronnen takes meat-free eating to more refined levels.
That's not to say things are all stuffy here. There really are options for all occasions, even one of our favorite times of the day, happy hour.
Los Angeles is not short on happy-hour destinations for the vegan professional looking to throw back a beer after a long day. Mohawk Bend, Tony's Darts Away, and the Pub at Golden Road Brewing all offer a wide selection of fresh, local vegan craft beer as well as food, including buffalo cauliflower, hearts of palm "crabcakes," and vegan apple sage sausage. Not surprisingly, the Southland is home to the annual Vegan Beer and Food Festival.
Cheers to that.