Amara Kitchen is a charming café located in the Garvanza area of Highland Park that focuses on organic food, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and some great vegan desserts. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating while digging into the dark chocolate tart, buckwheat and date chocolate cake, gluten-free rosemary and fig scones, and gluten-free salted chocolate chip cookies.
Amara Kitchen, 519 N Avenue 64, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 255 2220
Blue Star Donuts made its way down from Portland in fall of 2015. The donuts are made from a classic brioche recipe, which means the dough is made from scratch every day and takes about 18 hours to make. Along with favorites like the Blueberry Bourbon & Basil, Blue Star also offers a selection of delicious, seasonal vegan cake donuts. Expect choices like blueberry cake with classic blueberry bourbon basil glaze, sugar & spice cake, and a mimosa donut, a champagne-infused donut with a champagne glaze and orange marmalade.
Blue Star Donuts, 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 310 450 5630
CREAM serves up vegan banana chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and chocolate fudge cookies with soy mint chocolate chip ice cream and soy vanilla ice cream. Located near the campus of USC, CREAM is a fun spot that is open late and makes customized ice cream sandwiches with seemingly endless combinations of cookies, ice cream, and toppings.
CREAM, 3335 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 742 9090
Kippys! Organic Non-Dairy Ice Cream! is a vegan creamery that serves scoops of non-dairy dessert. Kippy’s! makes its own coconut cream and uses raw honey or dates as a sweetener, which leaves each scoop rich, creamy, and delightful. Try favorites like the double dark chocolate with vanilla date or vanilla cappuccino with coconut honey, and top your scoop with a chocolate magic shell and raw salted caramel. Kippy’s! sweet treats have a place in any diet.
Kippy’s! Ice Cream Shop, 245 Main St #3d, Venice, CA, USA +1 310 399 4871
Menchie’s offers vegan, dairy-free alternatives, including a coconut milk flavor in addition to its lineup of fruit sorbets. The vegan-friendly froyo spot is home to a variety of tasty sorbets, including sweet pink lemonade sorbet, fudgy chocolate sorbet, and even the Disneyland favorite Pineapple Dole Whip soft serve. Menchie’s also offers an assortment of fresh fruits and dairy-free toppings like nuts, Oreos, and sprinkles.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, 732 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 310 393 4242
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that forced her onto a plant based diet, Chef Susan Sbicca used her award winning talents to create an amazing non-dairy, egg free, soy free, gluten free treat: Millie’s Vegan Gelato. Using only the freshest vegan ingredients, Millie’s comes in a variety of delicious flavors like lemon raspberry cheesecake and mocha almond fudge butter. It even caters to those with nut allergies, with the mouthwatering vanilla coconut and strawberry coconut cream. This one of a kind gelato can be found at Erewhon Market, Beaming, Alfred Coffee, and Whole Foods locations throughout Southern California.
Although Moon Juice is known for juices and moon milks, it also offers ‘cosmic provisions,’ or put simply, delicious sweets. These cosmic provisions are an expanding selection of 100 per cent organic, sprouted, and raw sweets, including puddings, cookies, and confections that will seduce even the most sophisticated palate. With locations in Venice and Silverlake, vegans on both the westside and eastside of town can enjoy chocolate dipped cookies, chaga donuts, and maca walnut bundles.
Moon Juice, 2839 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 908 5407
Peddler’s Creamery serves award winning artisan organic ice cream created in house with a unique, bicycle churning process. Among many other features, its award-winning interior space features a bicycle kinetic sculpture that churns ice cream. The most popular items include scoops of Mexican chocolate, candied ginger, and cardamom. Vegan flavors change daily and cones and chocolate sauce are also vegan and made in house.
Peddler’s Creamery, 458 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 213 537 0257