Where A-List Vegans Eat, From Alicia Silverstone and Pamela Anderson to 'American Horror Story's' James Cromwell

Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont Village

The Artist's' James Cromwell says “At Cafe Gratitude (639N. Larchmont Blvd.,cafegratitudela.com), I like the I Am Dazzling caesar salad and I Am Grace coconut milk and vanilla smoothie (both $8.50).”


Culver City's Native Foods and Real Food Daily on La Cienega top THR's list of places where top names steer clear of meat.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Pamela Anderson
“The Superfood Soup ($9.50) at Euphoria Loves Rawvolution (2301 Main St., Santa Monica euphorialovesrawvolution.com) fills me up, gives me energy and it feels right.”

James Cromwell
“At Cafe Gratitude (639 N. Larchmont Blvd., cafegratitudela.com), I like the I Am Dazzling caesar salad and I Am Grace coconut milk and vanilla smoothie (both $8.50).” 
Kathy Freston, author, Veganist
“Craig’s (8826 Melrose Ave., craigs.la), which is pretty much a traditional steakhouse, has a whole vegan section. I like the vegan chicken parmigiani ($28), made with gardein, a plant-based chicken alternative,and nondairy cheese— accompanied by the best martinis in L.A.”
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Lisa Lange, senior vp, PETA
“I adore the Buffalo Style Cauliflower ($7) with vegan blue ‘cheese’ dip at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park (2141 W. Sunset Blvd., mohawk.la). It’s unique and has a kick to it.”
Jennifer Nicholson
“The Salad ($10.95) at Flore Vegan (3818 W. Sunset Blvd.,florevegan.com) is so delicious and satisfying, but I always have to save room for a wheat-free chocolate or peanut butter cupcake.”
Naren Shankar, writer/exec producer, CSI
“The Vegan Pasta Victor ($14) from Hugo’s Restaurant (8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, and 12851 Riverside Drive, Studio City,hugosrestaurant.com), with its delicious chipotle cream sauce, chilies and tofu. I go there all the time to eat, think (and drink) and write.”
Alicia Silverstone
“Elf Cafe (2135 W. Sunset Blvd., elfcafe.com) in Echo Park is a yum and sexy joint. And I love the breaded seitan they use at M Cafe (9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, and 7119 Melrose Ave., mcafedechaya.com).”
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Sam Simon, exec producer, The Simpsons
“The Reuben sandwich with tempeh ($11.95) at Real Food Daily (414 N. LaCienega Blvd., realfood.com). I haven’t eaten meat for 39 years and I don’t think I ever liked Reuben sandwiches, but it’s too delicious.”
“The macrobiotic Real Food Meal at Real Food Daily with rice, beans and veggies ($14.95) because I can feel really good about eating it — unlike their brownie bowl dessert I eat so often.”
Mike White, writer/director, Enlightened
“One of my favorite indulgent vegan meals is the Classic Deli Reuben with seitan ($9.95) at Culver City’s Native Foods (9353 Culver Blvd., nativefoods.com) with a Peanut Butter Parfait ($2.95).”