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National Vegan Day: Where to Eat Vegan in Marina del Rey

The best spots to eat Vegan in Marina del Rey.

You may love your rack of lamb and your bacon, but you also don’t need to be dining at restaurants named Animal today either. Why? Because it’s National Vegan Day and you are a good citizen who would like to stand in solidarity with your animal-loving brothers and sisters!

As an honorary vegan today, you might be asking yourself where you can eat out in Marina del Rey. Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! Marina del Rey and the Westside offer some tasty meatless and cheeseless eats that won’t leave your stomach growling for more. Surprise! It’s not just tofu and salads anymore!

Mendocino Farms
4724 Admiralty Wy
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Who doesn’t love the “sandwich market” mini-empire that is Mendocino Farms? It’s not exactly a match made in vegan heaven (see: Korbuta Pork Belly Banh Mi), but their high-quality, locally grown produce will leave many organically minded vegans happy. Two prized vegan sandwiches to try: the Singaporean Dosa Wrap and Vegan Banh Mi.

Café Buna
3105 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

A hidden gem of a local brunch and breakfast spot, Café Buna has plenty of mouth-watering morning grub options for those on an alternative diet. Gluten free French toast – yes. Tofu scrambles – yes. Soy Chorizo omelets – double yes. On the weekends, it gets crowded, so make sure to get there early if you don’t want to wait.

Fresh Brothers
4722 1/2 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

When Fresh Brothers burst onto the Marina del Rey scene in 2009, both vegans and gluten allergy sufferers cheered for its Chicago-style vegan deep dish pizzas, full gluten-free menu, and diverse salad offerings. It may not be Gjelina, but hey, it’s still pretty good pizza.

L.A. Vegan
4507 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066

The enduring myth of vegan food among carnivores is that it tastes like you’re eating the cardboard takeout box your food arrived in. Well, L.A. Vegan pours hot chili sauce all over that myth in the form of Spicy Pumpkin Eggplant Stir Fry, Drunken Noodle and Red Curry with Soy Chicken. All of the plant-based dishes at L.A. Vegan are bursting with so much flavor, we bet you’ll forget that you’re a meat eater for a night.

For a complete list of where to eat Vegan in and around Marina del Rey, click here.

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Saltwater November 02, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I've been to LA Vegan and it's good. I'd go again.
Saltwater November 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
PS. Q: How can you tell if someone is a vegan? A: They'll always tell you. Ha ha ha...

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