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For my birthday weekend (June 4th and 5th), my best friend, boyfriend and I will be in LA. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><br><br>
On Saturday we will be in San Marino (near Pasadena), and for most of Sunday we will be visiting Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary.<br><br>
When I lived in LA, I was a fledgling vegetarian, so I don't know where any good vegan restaurants are. Can you guys (and lovely gals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">) help me out? What do you recommend?<br><br>
The restaurants don't need to be in San Marino or Pasadena, as we will also probably be driving down to LACMA/ La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday.<br><br>
I appreciate your input and look forward to eating your yummy LA food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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They're sprouting up all over the place! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br>
Real Food Daily - Santa Monica and West Hollywood<br>
Native Foods - one in Westwood<br>
The Veggie Grill - one in Santa Monica, one in Hollywood (or WeHo, Randy can you confirm?)<br>
There's Pizza Fusion in Santa Monica and also in either Hollywood or Weho, can't remember - not a strictly veg restaurant, but you can get a vegan pizza there<br>
there are a number of raw restaurants around town<br>
also not a strictly veg place but vegan friendly is Mao's Kitchen in Venice - a Chinese restaurant - half the fun of eating there is the ambiance<br>
There is California Vegan on Santa Monica Blvd. in West L.A.<br><br>
What am I missing, Angelenos? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Veggie Grill is in Santa Monica, and in West Hollywood (Crescent Heights and Sunset) and they just opened (or are about to open?) a location at the Farmer's Market shopping center at 3rd and Fairfax (not far from the Tar Pits).<br><br><i>ETA: the Farmer's Market location opens on Monday.</i><br><br>
There are other California Vegan locations around the city. Not my favorite, but totally not horrible.<br><br>
I also love Vegan Glory on Beverly Blvd.<br><br>
Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont.<br><br>
Hugo's in West Hollywood (not totally vegan, but VERY veg friendly).<br><br>
Kind Kreme Ice Cream / Sage restaurant in Echo Park.<br><br>
Cruzer Pizza in Silverlake.<br><br>
Check out Quarrygirl.com for tons of other options, and rock-solid reviews.
 

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Rahel is a vegan Ethiopian restaurant! Leaf is clean and healthful.<br><br>
Here's great stuff too: <a href="http://www.vegparadise.com/restaurants.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegparadise.com/restaurants.html</a>
 

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thank you everyone! I leave tomorrow morning! I'm so excited to be returning to LA, even if it is only for two days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I meant to post this earlier, but never got around to it. I just thought I'd share my dining experiences<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
On Saturday we ate dinner at Sage in Echo Park. I was blown away. Everything was delicious, and the Kind Creme was to die for.<br>
On Sunday we had lunch at the Veggie Grill at the Farmer's Market. It was also delicious.<br><br>
The only bad thing about the trip was how much it made me realize I miss living in LA. I am now seriously considering moving back up there.
 

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We are due for another meetup soon, so if you do, you'll have to join us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I've been wanting to try Rahel for a long time, but not by myself.
 
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