The vegan movement is rolling out its green carpet across the globe, and Los Angeles is at the camera-ready forefront. Longtime Hollywood vegans include Woody Harrelson, Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, Natalie Portman, Alicia Silverstone and Moby, while a new guard is rising. Peter Dinklage (a vegetarian since age 16) ditched all animal products in 2014, and many of his fellow Game of Thrones castmembers are also meat-free.
Just last year, Benedict Cumberbatch announced he was vegan, and a bevy of young Hollywood vegans like Sadie Sink and Miley Cyrus are using social media or offscreen time to spread the word. In April, Kim Kardashian announced she was eating vegan — at least at home.
Others are supporting the movement with their dining dollar, and the choices, particularly in Los Angeles, are both plentiful, high-caliber and full of creativity. Plant-based dining (and now, fashion) has arrived, and it’s come a long way from hemp sandals and the yogi-owned Golden Temple of Conscious Cookery, where health-conscious Hollywood used to eat in the 1980s. Where there’s a Tesla (which launched vegan-only leather interiors in 2017), there’s a diet to follow.
Here are seven of the most popular vegan restaurants in L.A., from Bodhi Bowl to My Vegan Gold, that are beloved by stars.