Long Beach is known for its beautiful weather, amazing neighborhoods, and artistic residents. But did you know that Long Beach is also home to a vibrant vegan food scene? Even amongst LA’s trendy dives, Long Beach boasts popular and creative restaurants that are changing the way we think about food. Whether you’re a full-on vegan are simply looking to eat less meat, Long Beach’s vegan scene is sure to please. Let’s see what’s on the menu!
You’ll find Seabirds Kitchen off 4th Street, offering some inventive California vegan fare. They are a local favorite with a huge menu for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Some of Seabirds’ most raved about dishes are the purple taquitos, bibimbap bowl, and ceviche.
The Wild Chive
Once a pop-up only, this vegan brunch favorite is now serving their comfort food a few blocks from the beach at The Wild Chive’s new brick and mortar location. From “chicken” and waffles to a vegan take on the Monte Cristo, The Wild Chive is a great place for meat lovers to get a taste of how amazing vegan food can really be.
Under the Sun Café
Under the Sun Café offers a rainbow of vegan delights from their downtown location. Here you’ll find menu items like burgers, tacos, and even cheesecake – all with a vegan spin. Visit their sister shop, the Rainbow Juices, to boost your body from the inside out.
Ahimsa Vegan Café
Ahimsa is a quaint vegan café with beautiful views near the water. They offer lunch classics like sandwiches (try the Reuben, BLT, or BBQ jackfruit), salads, sushi rolls, and nachos. You’ll also find hearty bowls, burgers, and plenty of desserts
The Grain Café
The owners of The Grain Café have deep roots in Oaxaca, Mexico, and many of the delicious menu items show it! They have taken the best of authentic Mexican cuisine and created tempting vegan versions that are sure to please even non-vegans. Try their chilaquiles, tofu scramble, or breakfast burrito for a real treat. Rather go sweet? They offer several fruity crepes and classic waffles.