Ant and I just flew back from a two-week dream vacation in California (and boy are my arms tired! Sorry. Couldn’t resist). Like any good vegans worth their weight in nutritional yeast, we spent the majority of our time searching for hot vegan spots, eating incredible local vegan bites, and planning our next meals and snacks. We were always on the lookout for amazing vegan food.
Here are just some of the places we hit -and loved! Click the photos for descriptions, and scroll to the bottom of the page for links*:
Check Out My Guest Posts
While traveling, I was asked to write a couple of pieces for LAWestMedia.com, a West Los Angeles news site that covers all things LA, including local news and events, entertainment, and, of course, dining information.
If you’re interested you can read my first post, which is all about The Vegan Joint, Veggie Grille, and Golden Mean Cafe:
Food Review: Vegan traveler discovers 3 Westside joints
Read my second post, which spotlights Ramen Hood, Donut Friend, and Real Food Daily:
Food Review: Vegan traveler checks out 3 L.A. eateries
More Than Just Vegan Food
During our two weeks in CA, we certainly did more than just eat. In addition to spending lots of time with family and friends, we also made sure our time in California included a visit and volunteer morning at Farm Sanctuary. Our working tour, led by the sanctuary’s Facilities Coordinator Danielle Petrovich, was much more tour than work as she made sure we had special time with each and every animal resident there. Plus, the day was even more special because we got to bring along my vegan cousin, Sandy, for her first farm animal sanctuary experience. We all had an incredible time!
Your Favorite California Spots
Have you been to California? What are your favorite things to do, and where do you like to eat? Let me know in the comments section below. I’m planning my next trip out there (hopefully soon) and would love to learn all about your must-visit stops!
In case you’re curious, here are links to more information about where we ate.
Cinnaholic (multiple locations)
Donut Friend (LA)
Golden Mean Cafe (Santa Monica)
Herbivore (multiple locations that may have since closed)
Little Pine (LA)
Ramen Hood (LA)
Real Food Daily (multiple locations)
Sartaj India Cafe (Sausalito)
Seed + Salt (San Francisco)
Shine Cafe (Morro Bay)
Sunrise Restaurant (San Francisco)
The Vegan Joint (multiple locations)
Veggie Grille (multiple locations)