Los Angeles is extremely vegan friendly, which means that it’s easy to find healthy plant-based food whether you are a vegan or not. While I was there I searched for 5 great places to eat plants in there whole form, which means no meat substitutes (Except tofu). When I eat out I’m less strict about the no oil thing, because this is rarely seen in restaurants, and to me it’s a priority that eating out is easy and convenient if possible. In a huge city like L.A. I don’t have time to drive around for specific restaurants if I want to sightsee as well.
I want to plan my meals based on where I am, and not my activities based on where I want to eat. But I do still prefer to find healthy food options based around whole plants. Eating this way will keep my energized to do all the activities I want to do during my vacation. My strategy was to locate a restaurant nearby on HappyCow with great reviews. These are the 5 restaurants I picked out for this article:
SimplySalad has 4 locations in Los Angeles. I found this one on San Vincente Boulevard. The salad is freshly made and super delicious. You can mix your own salad or you can choose one from the menu. I chose the one from the menu called “Earthy, Nutty, Crunchy”. This was the only plant-based salad they had, but it was super delicious. The salad contained: Green leaves, tofu, beets, edamame, artichoke hearts, sunflower seeds, croutons and corn. As the dressing, I could choose between tahini dressing and pomegranate vinaigrette. I chose tahini dressing. The pomegranate vinaigrette was listed as fat-free, so it might actually be oil-free.
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