In October 2014, Francis and I journeyed from Melbourne to America and explored various regions from the East to West Coast. We were a little concerned before we left that we would have trouble finding vegan food for breakfast, lunch & dinner but after spending a month in the U.S – we were actually overwhelmed by the options! Veganism is incredibly popular over there, particularly in Los Angeles where health and image is a big priority and San Francisco where equality is paramount. It was so much fun discovering cruelty free places to dine and capturing the vast array of healthy options. I would like to share my absolute favourite dishes from each region we visited and the memories that came with them!
Santa Monica Boulevard – Hugo’s – Kale Burrito w Daiya Cheese
Hollywood – Vegan House – Soy Chicken Wings
Santa Monica – Cafe Gratitude – Cashew Crepe w Coconut Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit & Maple Syrup.
Venice Beach – Tender Greens – ‘Happy Vegan Salad’ w Green Hummus & Beetroot Quinoa.
Disneyland – Port Royal – New Orleans Section – Vegan Gumbo On Sourdough.
La Brea – M Cafe (Macrobiotic Cuisine) – Organic Oatmeal w Toasted Flaxseed, Fresh Fruit & Maple Syrup.
Wynn Hotel – Terrace Point Cafe – French Toast w Fresh Fruit & Vegan Butter.
The Bellagio – Sensi Restaurant (permanently closed) – Vegan Tofu Scallops w Coconut Curry.
Treasure Island – Kahunaville (permanently closed) – Toasted Soy Cheese Sandwich w Tomato Relish.
The Venetian – The Canyon Grill – Portobello Mushroom w Quinoa & Veggies
Loving Hut – Westfield Union Square – ‘Philly Cheese Steak’ w Slaw.
Mission Street – Zpizza Cafe – The ‘Berkeley Vegan Pizza’
Fisherman’s Wharf – Pepples Organic Donuts – (Coconut Flavour)
Mission District – Herbivore – Organic Oatmeal w Grilled Bananas, Quinoa & Maple Syrup. (out of business)
Independence Avenue – Sweetgreens – ‘Wild Child Salad.’
K Street – Busboys & Poets – Coconut Tofu.
Julia Street – Carmo Cafe – Carmo Salad w Pineapple, Avocado, Currants & Vegan Ham.
Prytania Street – Seed – Deep Fried Southern Tofu Nuggets w Buffalo Sauce.
Magazine Street – Juan’s Flying Burrito – ‘SweetNGreen’ Spinach Burrito (make sure you ask for no cheese!)
French Quarter – Bennachins – ‘Jama Jama’ w Sauteed Spinach, Ripe Plantains & Coconut Rice.
St Charles Avenue – Santa Fe – Quesadilla w Daiya Cheese.
Magazine Street – Pho Noi Viet – Vegan Pho.
Thank you for checking out my Vegan Guide to parts of the U.S. I hope you check out some of these places as they are well worth travelling to. I wanted to put up all my pictures but that would’ve been a novel so I’m glad I got to share my top favourites. You can eat cruelty free food anywhere you go, you just have to know where to look and have the spirit of adventure in your heart!
Peace and Love xoxox