Vegan, Vegetarian, & Gluten-Free
Inviting and calm in atmosphere, Bodhi Tree has been in the vegetarian business for more than 20 years, with their special ingredients and secret recipes passed on through three generations of cooks. All entrees are vegan and include a delicious pho to a unique jackfruit salad, topped with the perfect sesame sauce—a local favorite. Find them on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Fresh, casual "world peace cuisine" in a colorful zen-meets-futuristic space is what you'll find at Vegan Nirvana, located at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Warner Avenue. With vegan dishes dubbed "Deep Sea Meditation," "Divine Eternity," and "Garden of Eden" with "Almighty" dressing, ordering feels like a spiritual awakening. Try the "Ocean of Love" fish tacos and "BLT Awakening."
4) Secret Spot
Near the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue sits a not-so-secret juice bar and cafe dubbed Secret Spot. You'll find a wide assortment of fresh juices and smoothies, as well as veggie-friendly burritos, tacos, soups, salads, bowls, sandwiches—and even pancakes. Smothered in BBQ sauce, the HB Surround Sound is a local favorite, as are the breakfast burritos with soyrizo and soy turkey. Most menu items are easily made vegan. Just ask! Cap off your meal with a vegan cookie.
Inside this organic and natural foods market, a cafe lauded for its veggie-friendly dishes serves up all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner from an extensive vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free menu. Order something sweet and rejuvenating from the juice bar and enjoy dining like a local.