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Vegetarian on the Cheap: 25 Inexpensive Restaurants in LA*

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A tomato tart at Trails Cafe (LAist story) one of the 25 restaurants on the list (Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist)

A tomato tart at Trails Cafe (LAist story) one of the 25 restaurants on the list (Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist)
Wraps, salads, noodles, and sandwiches are just a few of the ways to experience a meat-free meal. For some, January means a new approach to eating, and one of your resolutions might be to cut the animals out of your diet. To help you find affordable vegetarian eats wherever your day in LA might take you, this map of 25 Inexpensive Vegetarian Restaurants* put together by Travelin' Local, can be your guide.

From Indian to Thai, wraps to vegan meat substitutes, introducing, or reacquainting your tummy with vegetarian eats doesn't mean you need to get a table somewhere pricey. For newbies to the green bean lifestyle, getting to know your beans and legumes doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.

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*These are not all strictly vegetarian restaurants, though some are, in fact, vegan. Many simply have affordable vegetarian options on their menu. As with any dietary restrictions, be sure to consult with the restaurant before dining to be sure your needs are being met.

  1. Bawarchi Indian Kitchen: 10408 Venice Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 836-8525
  2. Blossom: 426 S Main St Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 623-1973
  3. Father Nature's Lavash Wraps: 17 N De Lacey Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 568-9811
  4. Govinda's Buffet: 3764 Watseka Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 836-1269
  5. Homegirl Cafe and Catering: 130 W Bruno St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 526-1254
  6. Hummus King: 12422 Burbank Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91607 (818) 509-7999
  7. Hy Mart Sandwiches: 4795 Vineland Ave Ste C North Hollywood, CA 91602 (818) 506-7264
  8. Loose Leaf: 630 W 6th St # 110B Los Angeles, CA 90017-3260 (213) 622-1616 ‎
  9. Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market: 1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 935-1775
  10. Mom's Tamales: 3328 Pasadena Ave Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 226-9383
  11. My Vegan: 633 S Arroyo Pkwy Ste 3 Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 578-9017
  12. My Vegan House: 1717 N Wilcox Ave Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 962-6195
  13. Nature's Way Cafe: 10917 Lindbrook Dr Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 824-0240
  14. Oh Happy Days Natural Food Grocery and Cafe: 2283 N Lake Ave Altadena, CA 91001 (626) 797-0383
  15. Rainbow Acres Natural Foods: 4756 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 823-5373
  16. Ronnie's Diner: 12740 Culver Blvd Ste J Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 578-9399
  17. Samosa House And Bharat Bazaar: 11510 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90066 (310) 398-6766
  18. Samosa House East: 10700 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 559-6350
  19. Simply Salad: 645 W 9th St Ste 106 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 488-9191
  20. Tierra Cafe: 818 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 629-1402
  21. The Trails: 2333 Fern Dell Dr Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 871-2102
  22. The Vegan Joint: 10438 National Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-1357
  23. Truly Vegan: 5907 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 466-7958
  24. Vic's Food To Go: 12527 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 763-2252
  25. Vietnamese Soy Cafe: 1997 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 663-7888
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