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So You Say LA Has Some Of The Best Vegan Food In The US? We Have A Guide For That

three tacos on blue corn tortillas set against a green, white and red background
Three vegan tacos from Todo Verde.
(Photo collage by Elina Shatkin. Photo by Andrea Aliseda.)
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When we saw that Los Angeles had just been named the third best city in the nation for vegan food in a Wallethub survey, we shrugged and smiled bashfully in a "yup, you know it," kind of way.

The backstory: What's particularly percolating in the vegan world here is Mexican food, so we figured it was a good excuse to republish (and update) a popular LAist guide from last year.

What to expect in our guide: Exquisitely gooey nut-based cheeses, charred vegetable-stacked trompos and flowers that double as carne asada.

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Where to go: All over L.A — we've picked our favorite spots including El Cocinero in Van Nuys, Veggie y Qué in Whittier, and Doomie's NextMexin Hollywood.

What's satisfies a sweet tooth?: Try the marranito cookies, elote bread and conchas at Delicias Bakery, as well as the Salvadorean apple pañuelo and vegan empanadas filled with guayaba at Panadería Cuscatleca.

Go deeper: LA's Best Vegan Mexican Restaurants, Panaderías And Pop-ups