This is one of the hardest questions to answer ever. And sorry it took me two months to answer your question. I do love fantasizing about vegan restaurants in other cities. It’s one of my favorite past times. For me an amazing restaurant isn’t just about the food, it’s about the atmosphere and the friends who want to join in on the fun. My favorite restaurants always have great stories.
-I Love Native Foods in Culver City. I love the big group tables. The Chicken Run Ranch Burger with a side of kale is a family staple.
-I’ll go to Pure Luck any day of the week. I went opening night and waited two hours for my meal to arrive but I had friends and drinks with me. I have loved Pure Luck and it’s craziness ever since.
-Madeleine Bistro is one of my favorites, especially for special occasions. Engagement party, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, I’m here.
Our nice little engagement party at Madeleine Bistro
-I’ve been going to Real Food Daily for 15 years. It’s where I mingle with the old school vegans.
-I’ve also been going to Sunday Brunch on Holidays at Inn of the Seventh Ray for 15 years. Their regular menu has now skimped on the once awesome vegan options.
I love the vegan duck at Inn of the Seventh Ray. The duck is in the top left corner. So many lovely options for brunch.
-Take me to the valley for Follow Your Heart. It’s been around forever.
-I love to go to lunch and brunch at Flore.
-Hook me up with pizza from Purgatory Pizza, Hard Times, Masa.
I Love Portland. I could go on all day about Portland but I’ll keep this brief.
-Portobello so awesome, the best food
-The Bye And Bye I got engaged here :)
-Vita Cafe I ate here four times in four days
-Sweetpea Bakery and Back to Eden mind blowing!
The San Fran area use to be my haven for vegan friendly restaurants. I know it still is a haven but I don’t make as many trips up to San Fran as I use to. So my list is kind of dated.
-Greens Restaurant I still like going here. This use to be the premier vegetarian restaurant that people would travel from all over the world just to visit. It’s still excellent and the location is pretty. The last time I went here I had the worse service in the world but it was so awful and ridiculous it’s actually a long funny story. I’ll be back.
-Millenium I haven’t been in a few years but I’ll always have great memories of Millenium.
-I always stop at Rainbow Grocery and I have a thing for Maggie Mudd sundaes and Ike’s vegan sandwiches.
Thanks for the question. This was actually a pretty fun exercise down memory and taste bud lane.
Here is a picture of a cute dog with one eye.