Los Angeles Named a ‘Top 10 Vegan-Friendly City’

PETA Honors City of Angels for Its Heavenly Vegan Food

For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2016

David Perle 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Hungry diners in search of healthy and delicious plant-based cuisine can find everything from vegan chicken and waffles to meatless pulled barbecue, dairy-free mac ‘n’ cheese, and more in Los Angeles. That’s why the City of Angels has nabbed the number-two spot on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S. To kick off this year’s awards, Paul McCartney presented top honors to Portland, Oregon (a photo is available here).

“Whether you’re looking for a pizza topped with melty dairy-free cheese or a dozen freshly made vegan donuts, Los Angeles has the restaurant for you,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “L.A.’s huge selection of plant-based meals make it heaven on Earth for people in search of delicious, healthy, and humane fare.”

L.A.’s all-vegan eateries include The Vegan Joint, a casual neighborhood café with four locations; Cruzer, an all-vegan pizzeria; Azla, an Ethiopian food counter inside the Mercado la Paloma; Ramen Hood, a vegan ramen food stand in Grand Central Market; and shojin, an all-vegan sushi restaurant. Upscale eatery Crossroads is known for its famous vegan seafood tower and house-made pasta, and Gracias Madre in West Hollywood takes vegan Mexican fare to the next level with its own cashew nacho “cheese.” Celebrities have joined the action: Moby has opened his own vegan Mediterranean-themed restaurant, little pine, in Silver Lake. Compassionate diners can also check out the all-vegan Sage Organic Vegan Café in Pasadena and Culver City, Café Gratitude, and the vegan options at Trejo’s Tacos (owned by actor Danny Trejo)—while keeping an eye out for the many celebrities who frequent the establishments.

Rounding out PETA’s list are New York; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; San Diego; Honolulu; Seattle; Austin, Texas; and Richmond, Virginia.

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