If you’re vegan, you know you will not have that many vegan options at most Mexican restaurants. Since “real” or “authentic” Mexican food is made with pork usually. Luckily, there are tons of vegan taco options in LA. So, Where to Find Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles is a list of my favorite vegan taco spots in LA.
Where to Find Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles
You would exempt Trejo’s Tacos to have vegan tacos but it does! Three kinds: Cauliflower, mushroom, and jackfruit. They have somehow figured out how to make jackfruit taco look and taste like pork taco. are unconventional, maybe even a little risky. But what else did you expect from L.A.’s favorite movie bad guy, Danny Trejo?
Location: La Brea | Hollywood | LAX | Woodland Hills | USC Village
Since Pink Taco is located on the Sunset Strip, it’s very trendy and rock ‘n’ roll. The founder of Pink Taco was the grandson of Morton’s steakhouse co-founder and son of Hard Rock Cafe co-founder. So, he grew up around the food business and rock. They serve traditional tacos as well as a vegan one.
Vibe: Hipster and rock
Location: Sunset Strip (8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046)
Tocaya Organica started out in Venice but it’s pretty much like a modern Mexican chain. Most people think Tocaya is a vegan restaurant but it’s natural and sustainable with vegan options. Tocaya has 4 types of vegan tacos, which are all gluten-free.
Vibe: Family Friendly
Location: Beverly Center | Century City| Sunset Plaza | Westwood Hollywood | Playa Vista | Santa Monica | Venice | DTLA | & More
Gracias Madre is a plant-based Mexican restaurant with all vegan and organic food. You might go there for the chic scene or the cocktails but you can definitely find vegan taco there.
Vibe: Chic & Upscale
Location: West Hollywood | Newport Beach
Tacos Tu Madre is best known for its creative tacos. It is an understated walk-up window and a small cafe but it has an Instaworthy mural. The tacos are so good that you’ll order two. But don’t forget that Instaworthy shot by the mural.
Vibe: Affordable & Local
Location: Los Felis | Westwood| Downtown | Larchmont Village
Real Food Daily is a plant-based restaurant that is also kosher. You might not stop at ordering just tacos since the food is so good at RFD.
Vibe: Family-Friendly and Somewhat Upscale
Location: West Hollywood | LAX | Pasadena
Sage is all about comfort food but only locally sourced plant-based food. Large vegan menu since they got tons of variety.
Location: West LA / Culver City | Echo Park / DTLA | Pasadena
Toca Madre is a posh Mexican restaurant with a vegan menu. It definitely has a scene. But if you want to avoid the scene and just try the food, go earlier. As the night goes on, Toca Madre becomes club-ish. I love Toca Madre for tacos since the menu has a variety of vegan tacos.
Vibe: Trendy and Very Upscale
Location: West Hollywood
If you’re a vegan foodie but want to try something other than tacos, click here for the best spots for vegan ramens.
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