BY OREN PELEG/Posted at;http://laist.com –
The term “vegan” was coined in 1944 by a British woodworker named Donald Watson for his new magazine on the subject, but Los Angeles’ history with the dietary lifestyle stretches back decades earlier. In 1917, a full quarter century before Watson’s term was born, Vera Richter opened the Raw Food Dining Room at 640 S. Olive Street in downtown, which may very well bethe world’s first vegan restaurant. A few years later, in 1921, Paul C. Bragg (yes, that Bragg) opened the first health food store in the United States a few blocks away on 7th Street near Figueroa. And in 1973, during the height of hippie culture and the Topanga Canyon scene, Follow Your Heart Market & Cafe opened in Canoga Park. The restaurant invented vegenaise two years later, and just like that, the global natural foods industry was born. All of this is to say that Angelenos are no strangers to veganism. In today’s Los Angeles, veganism is a widely celebrated dietary choice, and vegan options are found everywhere (even at the Cheesecake Factory).
Here, we’ve combined vegan dining with another L.A. specialty: brunch. Check out this list of our favorite vegan brunch spots.
(Photo by BeBe J. via Yelp)
There may be no better way to spend a warm, clear-skied Sunday morning than ordering a plate of vegan breakfast tacos and a hot cup of Stumptown coffee (and sitting al fresco to watch the mix of people walk by) at this Highland Park favorite. Kitchen Mouse originally opened as a catering operation a few years back, but opened its cafe in 2014. The cafe serves up vegan and vegetarian options every day for breakfast and lunch, including items for the kiddies like mac ‘n (non)cheese or grilled cheese.
Kitchen Mouse is at 5904 N Figueroa St, Highland Park, (323) 259-9555.
(Photo by Mohawk Bend/Facebook)
Mohawk Bend is quickly becoming the place to go for Eastsider vegans and non-vegans alike, but the lines start early for weekend brunch. Vegan French toast and vegan tofu scrambles are on the menu at this movie-theater-turned-vegan-hotspot. So wear your Silver Lake best, and don’t forget about the full bar….
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