TravelCoterie has started compiling a running list of Black-owned vegan restaurants (and vendors, caterers) in Los Angeles. If we missed a place, please drop a comment or send an email so we can give other spots some shine as well.
Earles on Crenshaw
It started as an idea in 1984. The blueprints were designed and the cart was built, in 1986. And, 2 brothers, Cary and Duane Earle, started selling hot dogs on Venice Beach that same year. Their idea? To sell the same authentic New York hot dogs they grew up eating in East Flatbush, Brooklyn NY as kids. Some saw their concept as a lofty dream until the people started lining the sidewalk and the demand was enough to warrant opening a restaurant, in 1992. Since then the Earle family has evolved into a thriving restaurant within the heart of the Crenshaw district. And, they have expanded the original menu to ensure there’s something for everyone.
3864 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90008
11419 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
“Since 1984, Simply Wholesome has brought tasty nutritious food to the community to enhance the quality of life and the health of our neighbors.”
Azla Vegan provides fresh Ethiopian meals “made with love for curbside pick up” in Leimert Park. The owners usually operate at Mercado la Paloma, but COVID-19 has forced them to a new location. Place your order by 8 am on Thursday and pick up your order on Friday or Saturday between 12 – 2 pm.
4309 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008.
“Munchies is a modern eatery serving high – quality traditional and non-traditional vegan dishes.”
313 N Bush Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
My Daddy’s Recipes
Specializing in vegan pastries and desserts, Chef Kia’s recipes are lifted from her father and remixed to include healthy ingredients. “My favorite thing to do as a cook is to prepare my daddy’s recipes and make them vegan, gluten-free, or just a little better for you while keeping the flavor that causes a party on your tongue. My daddy’s original recipes were definitely good to you but not necessarily good for you! So me being my daddy’s original recipe, I want my customers to have flavorful long lives, so I take out a few things that are not good for you and replaced them with good for you ingredients and lots of love!”
Plate of Hue
Plate Of Hue is a plant-based food company, dedicated to serving delectable meals that won’t sacrifice appeal, flavor, nor health! Our mission is to not convert, but to expose people of every Hue to options that will satisfy both their tastebuds & soul!
Eric has revolved in and out of passport controls for over 20 years. From his first archaeological field school in Belize to rural villages in Ethiopia and Buddhist temples in Laos, Eric has come smile to smile with all walks of life. A writer, photographer and entrepreneur, the LA native believes the power of connectivity and community is enriched through travel.