1. Los Angeles, CA
Load up on napkins and take a seat at Doomie’s Home Cookin’ for their legendary secret menu Big Mac, and their deep fried oreos and creme brulee. You’d be hard pressed to find a place that’s quite this diner-esque with some of the most talked about vegan dishes in the entire city.
Of course, LA’s variety of vegan options is in no short order. They’ve also got the healthful and swanky Plant Food and Wine; epic burgers and vegan chicken patty sandwiches at Organix (which is also a small grocery store); Shojin is home to some of the most creative sushi rolls in the entire country (don’t let the unsettling entryway fool you; once inside it’s a dream and some of the most attentive service you’ll ever find); you won’t want to miss the vegan chick’n and waffles meal at Flore; or the raw, gluten-free, and mostly-made-from scratch meals — plus juices, smoothies, and kombucha — at Suncafe. Adorable, bright, and kitschy Kitchen Mouse has a fantastic TLT (tempeh, lettuce, tomato) sandwich and some awesome vegan breakfasts.