Your Guide to Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants near Disneyland!

Welcome to Orange County, California! Let’s eat some vegan food!

I have been to many of these restaurants myself, but because we are so fortunate to have so many vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants around here, I still haven’t gotten to all of them yet! If you have any photos and/or reviews of the dishes at the restaurants below, I’d be grateful if you shared them with me to add to the post! Messaging me on Instagram (@happiestveganonearth) is the quickest way to contact me.

The restaurants are organized according to city, and under each entry you’ll find more information about their location, hours, type of food they serve, etc.

I tried to keep it within approximately 15 miles of Disneyland, and listed the closest restaurants toward the beginning. The ones in Long Beach and Newport Beach are a bit further out, but the others are a quick Lyft or Uber ride away, if you’re visiting from out of town without a car.

Below, I’ve marked each restaurant as fully vegan (v), or vegan-friendly (vf), the latter meaning that they have many vegan dishes and that I consider it worth visiting as a vegan.

Table of Contents (Jump to a Restaurant!):

Anaheim

Garden Grove

Westminster

Orange

Stanton

Fullerton

Anaheim Hills

Costa Mesa

Santa Ana

Tustin

Irvine

Cerritos

Long Beach

Fountain Valley

Huntington Beach

Newport Beach

Anaheim

Healthy Junk

This, along with Vegan Pizza, Inner Peace Café, and Kensho, is really in the top tier of vegan restaurants super close to Disneyland in my opinion!

Both locations of Healthy Junk are in Anaheim, and they’re only a few blocks away from each other. The menus are quite different from each other, so you can choose which one to go to based on what you’re in the mood for!

The newer location in the Packing House has a pizza oven, so I’ve been going there for pizzas lately! Their Chorizo Olé pizza is my absolute favorite and I believe I’ve had it 4 times in the last couple of months since this location opened!

The Packing House location also has pasta, salads, burgers, subs, tacos, desserts, kombucha, juices, etc! I’ve got my eye on some of the pastas for next time I go, like the Spaghetti and Meatballs: 

The Center Street Promenade location’s menu has nachos, chili cheez fries, tacos, salads, brats, hot bowls, wraps, burgers, desserts, juices, etc. My personal favorite is the Anaheim Chili-Pepper Burger, which is made with a Beyond patty, chez, fried chili peppers, Sriracha Sauce, lettuce, onion and tomato:

I also really love their Yam Wedges and BBQ Bowl:

Thuyen Vien

  • 100% vegan
  • 1740 S Euclid St. Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Menu

This place is hidden gem just a couple of blocks from Disneyland! If you love Pho like I do, you’ll enjoy this little mom-and-pop restaurant. For some reason I don’t have any photos of my own from the times I’ve been there, but here is one from their Instagram:

In addition to Pho, they have all sorts of Asian fusion vegan dishes with noodles, rice, plant-based meats, etc.

Vegan Stops

They’re an all-vegan Mediterranean restaurant on Harbor Blvd, 2 miles south of Disneyland!⁣

They have been doing Farmers Markets in Orange County for the past 3 years, and just recently opened the restaurant on Harbor for pick up and delivery. ⁣

You will also still find them at various OC Farmers Markets – check their Instagram for current schedule and menus.⁣

They invited me to try a bunch of their dishes, a few of which you see here!⁣

Lentil Kabob: Lentils, Bulgur Wheat, Onions, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Tomatoes, and Green Peppers. These were so good!! Savory and satisfying, and the rice was nice and fragrant as well.⁣

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Fava Bean and Veggies: Fava Beans, Onions, Tomatoes, Parsley, Cold Press Lemon Juice, Sea Salt, EVOO. This one was probably my favorite of what I have tried so far! Something about the beans and the lemon juice, it’s just *Chef’s Kiss* Hearty and refreshing at the same time.⁣

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Okra Stew: Fresh Okra, Cilantro, Tomato Sauce, Garlic, Black Pepper, Sea Salt. If you like okra, you’ll be a fan of this one! Since I lived in Tennessee for 5 years, I developed quite a relationship with okra, so I really enjoyed this one.⁣

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Tabouli Salad: Bulgur Wheat, Parsley, EVOO, Tomatoes, Onions, Lemon Juice, Sea Salt. Of course this one is a must for the full Mediterranean experience!⁣

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Potato Salad: If you watch my Instagram stories, you know how important potatoes are in my life. I love potatoes in all of their forms! This potato salad is nice and creamy without being too heavy. Love all the herbs and tomatoes in it as well.⁣

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Don Churros Gomez

  • Has vegan options
  • 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, Ca. 92805 (in the Anaheim Marketplace)
  • Menu

I haven’t been here yet, but from the website, it looks to me like the all the churros are vegan, but they have an optional ice cream topping, which means the place isn’t 100% vegan, but the churros are!

Golden Road Brewery

  • Has vegan options
  • 2210 E Orangewood Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Golden Road has an extensive list of vegan options, so I actually did an entire blog post to cover them. You can head over to that post to learn more!

Blaze Pizza

  • Has vegan options
  • 1800 S Harbor Blvd, Ste 102, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Menu

Blaze is a pizza chain that has a location on Harbor Blvd, just on the corner with Katella there, so it’s super walkable from the park.

I’ve never been there myself, but they have vegan cheese and a vegan meat (chorizo), so you can build a nice vegan pizza there. They are super clear on the menu with marking what’s vegan (they even mark the crusts vegan — the high rise and original doughs are vegan), so I really appreciate that!

If you’re willing to go a travel more blocks though, I would definitely recommend Vegan Pizza in Garden Grove (see below), since they are all-vegan and have a lot more options. But if you want to stay in this location right next to the park, Blaze has a solid vegan pizza to offer!

Garden Grove

Inner Peace Cafe

  • 100% vegan
  • 10522 McFadden Ave, Ste F G, Garden Grove, CA 92843
  • Menu

This place is my new obsession. Hot noodle soups with all the fixin’s are my soulmate, so of course that includes Pho, but also the other amazing soups they have here. Below is the Bun Rieu: rice noodle soup with vermicelli noodles, tomatoes, fish cake, oyster mushroom, tofu, green onion, fried onion and Vietnamese ham topped with cilantro:

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And this is the Bun Bo Hue:

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Both are amazing and I would absolutely get them again. There are so many other delicious looking things on the menu though, it’s going to take me a while to get through them all! I’ve also had this Red Wine Stew and it was excellent:

Most recently I had this Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio, which is a BBQ noodle bowl with vermicelli, egg rolls, grilled bean curd, shredded pork, green onion, and fried onions. topped with pickled carrots, bean sprouts, and mint leaves. Just like everything I’ve had here, it was excellent:

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Also had the Crispy Tofu last time:

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And the Thai Tea:

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Vegan Pizza

  • 100% vegan
  • 12022 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Menu

This place is iconic for a reason! In addition to their gourmet pizzas with lots of choices of veggies and their house-made plant-based meats for toppings, they also have corn dogs, chili cheez fries, buffalo wings, calzones, pastas, and desserts.

The Thai Spicy Pizza is my favorite by far! I get it over and over. Here is a photo from one of the many times I’ve got it:

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The calzones are amazing as well!

I’m a big fan of the Cheezy Garlic Breadsticks as well:

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I’ve had the corn dogs as well before, and they really hit the spot! I hope one day that we can get their vegan corn dogs to be sold in Disneyland!

Hug Life

  • 100% vegan
  • 14241 Euclid St, Ste C115, Garden Grove, CA 92627
  • Hours: Daily, 12pm-11pm
  • Menu

This is another iconic vegan OC spot! They now have two locations — the address above is for the one in Garden Grove, and you’ll see below that there is one is Orange as well, as well as Long Beach.

I’ve been here a few times and loved all the flavors I’ve tried!

Below is the Rocky Road:

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Below is the Green Goblin flavor (mint chip!)

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Below is the Vietnamese Coffee flavor, please excuse the after-dark lighting:

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They also do milkshakes, floats, ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes!

I highly recommend the S’Mores Milkshake that I got last time!

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Also, look at this sundae below!!

Here is a look at what was in their ice cream case during December 2020:

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Loving Hut

  • 100% vegan
  • 12050 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Menu

This is a chain with many locations; in this post I’m mentioning the ones in Garden Grove and Orange (below). I’ve only been to this one in Garden Grove before, and it was very tasty! Every location has a unique menu, so you’ll see very different dishes depending on what location you’re at.

This location in Garden Grove has a variety of Asian fusion dishes with veggies and plant-based meats, rice entrees, salads, noodle dishes, and also tacos, burgers, and sandwiches.

It is located right next door to Vegan Pizza, just a few blocks south of Disneyland.

I’ve had this Tangy Orange Chick’n before and it was super tasty!

Here is their Bun Hue soup:

And here is their Mi Kho and Golden Rolls:

Hoa Sen

  • Vegetarian restaurant, make sure to verify before ordering which items are vegan, since they do not appear to be marked on the menu
  • 12180 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Menu

This is a Vietnamese place I have not been to yet, but the menu looks amazing! They have great Yelp reviews.

I wasn’t able to find their Instagram to get photos for you, but there are some on Yelp if you click through the to link above! It looks like they have a variety of noodle soups, rice entrees, hot pot dishes, etc. with plant-based meats and veggies.

Soy Good

  • 100% vegan
  • 12192 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Menu

This place has a bunch of flavors of vegan boba with soymilk, soy pudding, tofu snackers, soysicles, and fresh housemade tofu blocks.

Below is the Cha Phe Soy, which is soymilk, coconut condensed milk, phin-dripped coffee, and brown sugar. Here it is pictured with boba added:

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This one is the Purple Marble (Taro soymilk, taro paste, soy pudding, coconut sago) with boba added:

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This is the soy pudding with pandan syrup and added boba:

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These are the tofu snackers with the 2 sauces that they come with:

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And of course I love their fresh housemade tofu as well!! So much better than what you get from the grocery store!!

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These two are the Lemongrass-Chili, and they also have Mushroom-Onion-Vermicelli and plain tofu bricks.

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And here are some of their soysicles! They are popsicles made of soymilk and they are amazing!

This one here is the matcha flavor:

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This is the taro flavor:

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And this one is the Cookie Butter Oreo:

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Thien Dang Vegetarian

  • 100% vegan
  • 14253 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92843
  • Menu

This looks like another Vietnamese gem that I haven’t had time to check out yet! They have a variety of Banh Mis, noodle soups, rice entrees, etc.

Aunt Yese’s Home Cooking

  • Has vegan options
  • 12444 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, California 92840
  • Menu

This is a breakfast restaurant that has a separate vegan menu (labeled “Vegan Specialties”):

  • Breakfast Tacos: Three tacos stuffed with Soyrizo and Tofu, topped with Avocado, Cilantro, Onions, Salsa and Beans
  • Raul’s Vegan Tacos: Three tacos stuffed with Soyrizo and Potato topped with Avocado, Grilled Onions, Lettuce and Salsa. Served with Beans
  • Vegan Scramble: Grilled Veggies Scrambled with Tofu and Soyrizo Serve with Beans, Hashbrowns, Avocado and Corn Tortillas
  • Enfrijoladas: Three Corn Tortillas topped with Beans, Grilled Onions, Calabazitas, Fresh Tomato and Avocado. Served with Homefries
  • Sam’s Breakfast Burrito: Vegan Sausage, Tofu, Grilled Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers,Tomatoes,  “Never been in a Can” Beans and Hashbrowns
  • Soyrizo Burrito: Soyrizo, Homefries, Salsa, Grilled Bell Peppers, Onions, and “Never been in a Can” Beans
  • Chick’n Fajita Burrito: Vegan Chiken, Grilled Onions, Bell Peppers and Calabazitas,  “Never been in a Can” Beans, Hashbrowns and Avocado
  • Vegan Hashbrowns: Our Home made Hashbrowns topped with Grilled Vegetables and topped with vegan sausage or Soyrizo
  • Vegan Torta: Torta made with Beans, Soyrizo, Tomato and Avocado. Served with Homefries
  • Vegan Pancakes: Two Delicious Vegan Pancakes with Vegan Butter. Add-ons: Blueberries, Bananas, Choco Chips.
  • Vegan French Toast: Two Slices of French Toast with Vegan Butter. Add-ons: Blueberries, Bananas, Choco Chips.

Westminster

Kensho

  • 100% vegan
  • 9550 Bolsa Ave Ste 125, Westminster, CA 92683
  • Menu

Kensho, I love you in ways I cannot describe. Before I was vegan, my biggest mental obstacle was the idea of giving up sushi. Little did I know, vegan sushi is amazing and is totally just as good, if not better, without the fish! Kensho is proof that anything can be veganized.

Below are some of my photos from my recent visits to Kensho. This is the Spider Roll:

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Below we have the Spider Roll on the left, followed by the Spicy Tunaless Roll, and the Crunchy Cali Roll:

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And in this one you can see the Don Roll on the left as well:

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This one shows the Spider Roll on the left and the Yoga Fire Roll on the right:

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Here are the Tunaless Hand Roll and the Shrimpless Hand Roll:

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If you only eat at one restaurant in Orange County while you are visiting here, and you like sushi, then Kensho would be my #1 recommendation.

Cali Veggie Restaurant

I haven’t been to this one and I’m having trouble finding out much about it online, so I can’t tell you much about it, but some of my followers recommended that I include it. If you check it out, I’d be interested in any photos/reviews you have!

Orange

Veganixima

  • 100% vegan
  • 146 S Main St Unit Q, Orange, CA 92868
  • Menu

This new vegan Mexican place is super close to Disneyland and so good!! They have tacos (vegan chicken, carne asada, chorizo, fish & shrimp), burritos, tostadas, aguas frescas, etc.

Below are one of each of the chicken, carne asada, and chorizo tacos:

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Below is the Veganixima Burrito:

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It was all super yummy! Definitely recommend!

Hug Life

  • 100% vegan
  • 3505 Chapman Ave Ste G, Orange, CA 92869
  • Menu

This is an all-vegan ice cream shop that has locations in Garden Grove, Orange, and Long Beach!

Below is the Rocky Road:

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Below is the Green Goblin flavor (mint chip!)

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Below is the Vietnamese Coffee flavor, please excuse the after-dark lighting:

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They also do milkshakes, floats, ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes!

I highly recommend the S’Mores Milkshake that I got last time!

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Also, look at this sundae below!!

Here is a look at what was in their ice cream case during December 2020:

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Loving Hut

  • 100% vegan
  • 237 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866
  • Menu

I haven’t been to this location yet, only the one in Garden Grove, and each location of Loving Hut has a unique menu. This location serves a variety of noodle soups, rice dishes, burgers, salads, spring rolls, desserts, etc.

Here is Vegan Yack Attack’s photo of their Royal Noodle Soup. If you’re not following Vegan Yack Attack, by the way, definitely check her out, she has amazing recipes!

Mead’s Green Door Café

  • Has vegan options
  • 642 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868
  • Menu

This is a cozy little restaurant with a great atmosphere; it feels like being at a friend’s house with cute decorations and delicious comfort food.

Their menu has tons of vegan options that are all clearly marked. They have breakfast (served all day), sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, burritos, salads, tacos, smoothies, etc.

Last time I was there, I got this Buffalo Cauliflower Kale Pizza, just request the vegan cheese to make it vegan. It was super tasty, but not really spicy, so I added sriracha after I took the photo.

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In the back is a sandwich that my cousin got, but I’m having a hard time identifying which one it was. I don’t remember trying it, but I remember he said he enjoyed it. It looks similar to this special that they posted on Instagram:

They also have various vegan cakes and cupcakes! These ones look delicious:

Green Tomato Grill

  • Has vegan options
  • 1419 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867
  • Menu

This place is not fully vegan, but they seem to cater to vegans quite a bit! I haven’t been yet, but it’s on my list.

They serve breakfast until 11am and have a Vegan Scramble: Vegan egg, soyrizo hash, bell pepper, corn, onion, cilantro, potato, and a Soyrizo Burrito: Scrambled egg, soyrizo hash, bell pepper, onion, corn, cheddar jack, potato, in a chipotle tortilla (available with vegan egg & vegan cheese).

For lunch/dinner, they have bowls, salads, and wraps with various veggies and a choice of tofu. The Vegan Char Burger is Beyond meat vegan burger, vegan cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, grilled mushroom, arugula,tomato, pickle, and vegan dijonnaise. And they have a Vegan Curry Stew: Chickpea, yellow curry, coconut milk, ginger, tomato, carrot slaw, choice of rice.

Stanton

Beleaf Burgers

  • 100% vegan
  • 12865 Beach Blvd Unit 14, Stanton, CA 90680 (Inside the Rodeo 39 Public Market)

Beleaf is just a couple of miles away from Disneyland and it is 100000% worth a visit if you’re in the area! They haven’t even been open for very long and I’ve already been there a bunch of times, it’s that good! Here is what I have had so far:

The Nashville Hot Chicken:

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The Fish Filet Sandwich:

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The Boogie Fries (similar to In N Out animal style fries, but of course better, and vegan!):

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The Buffalo Chicken Burger, which I had just last night at the time of writing this. Oh man what a masterpiece!! Definitely recommend if you like buffalo flavors!

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Fullerton

Huntington Ramen

  • Has vegan options
  • 1325 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
  • Their website appears to be down, so I don’t have a menu link for you.

I have been told that they have a separate vegan menu here, and that it has many options for vegan sushi and ramen. A friend brought me takeout once of a few rolls and they were delicious! Unfortunately I don’t have photos though. If you’ve been here and have any photos/reviews, please let me know!

Two Saucy Broads Pizza

  • Has vegan options
  • 108 S. Highland Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832
  • Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 11am-9pm; Tues 4-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Menu

This is a pizza restaurant with a few notable vegan options, including:

  • Vegan Garlic Knots
  • Vegan pizza toppings: Pizzeria Cheese Blend, Meatless Meatballs, Italian Saus’age, Oat Parmesan
  • Vegan Meatball Sammy: House Marinara / Meatless Meatballs / Oat Parmesan / Pizza Dough

Here are the Vegan Garlic Knots:

Zombee Donuts

  • Has vegan options
  • 802 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
  • Menu

This donut shop in Fullerton usually has an assortment of vegan donuts available. I have been once and have a great donut and coffee experience! The building itself is super cute, it’s a little house that’s decorated Halloween-style.

Chicana Vegana

  • 100% vegan
  • 113 East Commonwealth Avenue, Fullterton, CA 92823
  • Menu

Chicana Vegana started out as a food truck at festivals, and now it has a permanent restaurant location in Fullterton!

They have tacos, burritos, nachos, burgers, desserts, etc. The food is spectacular — so much so that this is where I chose for my birthday meal this year! We got a bunch of tacos, loaded fries, and a tres leches cake. Their tres leches cake is not to be missed!! You can get an individual piece of it, along with cupcakes and other desserts, and you can also order ahead to get an entire tres leches cake for a special occasion, which is what I did for my birthday!

The full-size tres leches cake (make sure to order ahead of time):

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And an individual piece of the tres leches cake, which you can buy from their dessert case as long as they have it in stock that day:

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One of each of the tacos, from left to right: carne asada, shrimp, carnitas, and al pastor:

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My favorites of these are the al pastor and the shrimp, so the next time I went, I got two of each of those for my birthday dinner:

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The nachos with carne asada:

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The Cali Burrito with carne asada:

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The Chili Burger:

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Signature fries with al pastor:

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Anaheim Hills

True Seasons Organic Kitchen

  • Has vegan options
  • 5675 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
  • Menu

I haven’t been to this place, but it was suggested by a follower! It’s Asian fusion and it looks like they have a good amount of vegan options on their menu, for example:

  • Vegan with Miso Pho, choice to add tofu
  • Vegan Curry – Organic vegetables in red curry sauce on a bed of rice or salad, choice to add tofu
  • Vegan Salad – Organic mixed greens with choice of sauce. Served cold, choice to add tofu
  • Vegan Wrap – Mixed greens and rice in a flour wrap with choice of sauce. Served cold, choice to add tofu
  • Coconut Milk Boba
  • Smoothies

Costa Mesa

Vegan by El Zamorano

  • 100% vegan
  • 3011 Harbor Blvd #A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Menu

This new vegan taqueria in Costa Mesa is such an upgrade to the vegan scene in Orange County! They have tacos, tortas, burritos, quesadillas, chiles rellenos, etc.

All of their plant-based meats are house-made here. They also make the tortillas from scratch. You can really taste how fresh and authentic everything is! Definitely recommend!

For my first visit, I got the tacos with asada and they were so so good! I need to get a quesadilla or the nachos next time – they make their own vegan cheese as well!

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Seabirds

  • 100% vegan
  • LAB Anti-Mall location: 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • South Coast Plaza location: 3333 Bear St, Ste 119, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Long Beach Location: 975 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Menu

They now have 3 locations: 2 in Costa Mesa, and one in Long Beach.

This all-vegan place is definitely worth a visit if you only eat at a few places when you’re here from out of town! Here is a photo from last time I had brunch there — in the back, the Biscuit Bomb, and in the front, the Chipotle Florentine:

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Another one of my favorites is the Bibimbap Bowl:

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At the new South Coast Plaza location, I got the Warm Cauliflower Salad recently and it was phenomenal. Their photo on Instagram of it is much prettier than the one I took, so here is theirs:

I also got the Banana Pudding that day, which was super decadent and tasty!

The Walnut Chorizo Enchiladas are a fan favorite:

I also had the Beets Me Burger recently and oh man, that is a great burger. Definitely recommend:

Their desserts are really outstanding. This is definitely one of those restaurants where you don’t want to skip it!

Native Foods

  • 100% vegan
  • 2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (in the Camp, across the street from the LAB)
  • Menu

This is one of those OG vegan chains that is still one of the best, even with all of the new vegan restaurants that have appeared since! The Native Foods in Westwood near UCLA was the first vegan restaurant I ever went to and I still remember how life-changing it was back in 2004!

They’re known for their epic burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. They run really creative and fun specials all the time in addition to the regular menu.

Here a special this March, the Pastrami Burger:

Cauliflower Chickpea Schwarma Bowl, and the same as a Wrap:

Lots of fun desserts too, like these Oatmeal Creme Pies:

Good Town Doughnuts

  • Has vegan options
  • 2930 Bristol St, Ste A101B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (inside the LAB Anti-Mall, right next door to Seabirds)
  • Their website appears to be down, so I don’t have a link to a menu for you, but I have my own photos below that I took of the vegan donuts they had the last time I was there, so that should give you a good idea of what vegan donuts they typically have.

This donut shop right next to Seabirds has a great selection of vegan donuts! I’ve been there quite a few times, usually before or after a visit to Seabirds, and more recently when visiting the new zero waste shop, Eco Now, which you should definitely check out if you’re in the LAB!

My current favorite donut at Good Town is the Raspberry Pistachio:

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Below is a look at the case with all the options from that day! Quite extensive.

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Nice Guys

  • 100% vegan
  • Two locations:
    • 615 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    • 730 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Menu

I love this all vegan burger place so much! They now have two locations, in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana.

Last time I went, I got the Mexicali Burger:

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I love their Sweet Potato Fries! So nice and crispy!

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Here is the Shroom Burger:

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger:

So cool that they have a drive thru! Here is the menu board in the drive thru:

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Tacos Cancun

  • Has vegan options
  • Costa mesa location: 1902 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Newport Beach location: 707 East Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA
  • Mission Viejo location: 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy. Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Menu

I haven’t been to this place yet, but I’ve been told they have some solid vegan tacos!

Their Instagram isn’t very active, but they do advertise vegan tamales, pozole, and meatless Mondays specials from time to time.

Mother’s Market

  • Has vegan options
  • Locations in Costa Mesa, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Brea, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana
  • Menu

This is a grocery store with a café attached. The café has extensive vegan options that are clearly marked. They have tofu scramble, burgers, wraps, tacos, bowls, etc.

Here is their March lunch special, Crispy Potato Tacos:

The Inferno Wrap:

Santa Ana

Vegan By Victoria’s

  • 100% vegan
  • 709 N Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • I’m not seeing a menu online, but you can see what’s in their case on their Instagram

This place is such a gem! An all-vegan panadería in Santa Ana, and they just opened another location in LA as well. I’ve stopped by a few times to get pastries for my students and you can imagine how excited they were!

If you’re from out of town and don’t typically have access to vegan Mexican pastries, this one is definitely not to be missed!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Pbb3mDduB/

La Vegana Mexicana

  • 100% vegan
  • Pick up location at 602 E 4th St Santa Ana, CA 92701 (previously inside the 4th street market)
  • Menu

This used to be inside the 4th Street Market in Santa Ana, but now they are doing pick-ups only from the address above. Order online with the menu link above. Their food is amazing, definitely recommend!

I’ve had their tamales before and they are stellar. They have both sweet and savory tamales with lots of different fillings. They also have tostadas, desserts, and various specials like pozole and menudo from time to time.

I haven’t tried the flan yet, but it looks amazing! Definitely going to get one next time:

Pambazos:

Munchie’s Diner

  • 100% vegan
  • 313 N Bush St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Menu

Munchie’s has an extensive menu of vegan comfort food with breakfast served all day, and lots of types of burgers, sandwiches, burritos, specialty fries, and desserts. They use the word “dank” on the menu, so that gives you an idea of what type of food it is!

They also have a deli where you can buy their housemade vegan meats, cheeses, sauces, etc!

Recently I got the Breakfast Bowl with their housemade carne asada:

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Here are some more photos from their Instagram:

Eggs Benedict:

The Jimmy:

Milkshakes:

Carne Asada Fries:

Naughty Panda

  • 100% vegan
  • 201 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Menu

This vegan sushi spot is amazing!! They have lots of other dishes in addition to sushi, here is the description from their website:

“Naughty Panda is a 100% plant-based Asian Fusion restaurant between My Vegan Panda and Naughty Boy Sushi. They Focus on merging Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Filipino favorites with fast casual American fare.”

Here are some of the things I have tried – In front here is the Charmander Roll, and in back is the Red Gyarados Roll:

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Here is the Sumo Sushi Burrito:

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Naruto Roll: 

Vegan Beef and Broccoli: 

Red Gyarados Roll:

Fried Santanero Roll:

You really can’t go wrong with anything at Naughty Panda! It’s all so good!

Tustin

Freesoulcaffe

  • 100% vegan
  • 191 E Main St, Ste 1B, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Menu

This is a cute little cafe that I’ve been to a few times. They have brunch until 11am with great waffles and pancakes! For lunch and dinner, they have sandwiches, burgers, paninis, pizzas, pastas, soups, and salads. My personal favorite is the Potato Pizza with golden potato, fresh rosemary, vegan feta cheese, creamy white sauce.

Cinnaholic

  • 100% vegan
  • Brea location: 101 W Imperial Hwy Unit C, Brea, CA 92821
  • Tustin location: 2423 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Menu

Here they make epic vegan cinnamon rolls and other pastries! They don’t mark every item as vegan, they are quite subtle about it, but the entire menu is actually vegan.

Here are a few highlights from their Instagram:

Veggie Grill

  • 100% vegan
  • Irvine Market Place/Tustin location: 13786 Jamboree Rd, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92602
  • Irvine Spectrum location: 732 Spectrum Ctr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Long Beach location: 6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Menu

This is perhaps the largest vegan restaurant chain, and it has lots of locations in Southern California — the closest ones to Disneyland are the ones I listed above.

This place is such a classic! Sometimes it’s a bit hit or miss, but my favorite tried-and-true dishes are below.

The Mondo Nachos are always epic. You can also get them on a bed of fries instead of chips.

The Santa Fe Crispy Chick’n Sandwich and the Buffalo Wings are also among my favorites.

Their burgers, made with Beyond Meat and then with various toppings for different versions, always hit the spot as well.

Ike’s Sandwiches

  • Has vegan options
  • 2487 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782 (in the District)
  • Menu

This place has deli sandwiches, and about 1/3 of them are vegan or can be made vegan. I haven’t been yet, but @missaliciam recommended it to me and said that their vegan sandwiches are great! Her favorites are the Handsome Owl (Vegan breaded chicken, teriyaki, vegan wasabi mayo and vegan cheese) and the Green Goblin (vegan turkey, vegan cheese, BBQ sauce), of course ordered vegan style.

Here are some examples of other sandwiches — just make sure to specify vegan cheese and mayo:

Irvine

Butterleaf

  • 100% vegan
  • 2222 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 (located inside a little food court)
  • It looks like the website is down for the moment, so I don’t have a menu link for you.

Note: Butterleaf appears to be temporarily closed! Go ahead and call them at the time you read this to make sure, but I don’t want to direct you to a closed place, so please double check before going!

This is a little quick-service place inside a food court in Irvine and they make a stellar burrito! I’ve had it several times and it is just fantastic.

They also have burgers, salads, fried avocado, etc:

Wheel of Life

  • 100% vegan
  • Located in Heritage Plaza, 14370 Culver Dr Ste 2G, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Menu

I haven’t been to this place, but some of my followers recommended I put it on here. It looks like they have a variety of Thai dishes, including curries, rice dishes, noodles, etc. Let me know if you try any and what you think!

Veggie Grill

  • 100% vegan
  • Irvine Market Place/Tustin location: 13786 Jamboree Rd, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92602
  • Irvine Spectrum location: 732 Spectrum Ctr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Long Beach location: 6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Menu

This is perhaps the largest vegan restaurant chain, and it has lots of locations in Southern California — the closest ones to Disneyland are the ones I listed above.

This place is such a classic! Sometimes it’s a bit hit or miss, but my favorite tried-and-true dishes are below.

The Mondo Nachos are always epic. You can also get them on a bed of fries instead of chips.

The Santa Fe Crispy Chick’n Sandwich and the Buffalo Wings are also among my favorites.

Their burgers, made with Beyond Meat and then with various toppings for different versions, always hit the spot as well.

Hironori

  • Has vegan options
  • 2222 Michelson Dr, Ste 234, Irvine, CA 92612 (located in the same parking lot as Butterleaf, discussed above)
  • Menu

Their vegan ramen is really quite special. I’ve been twice and I’ll be going back again for sure.

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Mendocino Farms

  • Has vegan options
  • Irvine location: 4187 Campus Dr Ste M176 Irvine, CA 92612 (in the University Center)
  • Tustin location: 2847 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

They have a few solid vegan options here! They do an Impossible burger currently, as well as a tempeh sandwich, and my favorite is the tofu banh mi. They have lots of sides and soups that are vegan, like a vegan potato salad, vegan chili, etc.

Here is a photo from last time I went, I got the tofu banh mi and the soup of the day, which was curry cauliflower if I recall correctly:

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Falasophy

  • Has vegan options
  • 920 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Menu

They have a lot of vegan options, which are all marked clearly on the menu — several types of falafel sandwiches, a falafel platter, and falafel tacos.

Cerritos

Vinh Loi Tofu

  • 100% vegan
  • 11818 South Street, #101, Cerritos CA 90703
  • Menu

I recently visited this place for the first time and I don’t know why I slept on it for so long! It is so good!!

They have soups like Pho, Bun Bo Hue, and Ramen, various fried rice and noodle dishes, spring rolls, salads, and desserts.

I got the Orange Chicken with Chow Mein and paired it with 3 of their Diablo Drumsticks:

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Yes, it was as delicious as it looks!! I’m totally going back here again soon!

Here are some more photos from around Instagram of their food:

They also have a little market with some vegan speciality items:

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Long Beach

Seabirds

  • 100% vegan
  • Long Beach location (see above section on Costa Mesa for those other locations):
    • 975 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Menu

I think there are slight differences between the menus at this Long Beach location vs. the Costa Mesa locations, but they’re not listed as separate menus on the website. I have been to both of the Costa Mesa locations, but not to the Long Beach one yet. But both of the Costa Mesa locations are phenomenal, so I imagine that it is every bit as delicious over in Long Beach as well!

This is one of the specials the have at the Long Beach location:

Veggie Grill

  • 100% vegan
  • Irvine Market Place/Tustin location: 13786 Jamboree Rd, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92602
  • Irvine Spectrum location: 732 Spectrum Ctr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Long Beach location: 6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Menu

This is perhaps the largest vegan restaurant chain, and it has lots of locations in Southern California — the closest ones to Disneyland are the ones I listed above.

This place is such a classic! Sometimes it’s a bit hit or miss, but my favorite tried-and-true dishes are below.

The Mondo Nachos are always epic. You can also get them on a bed of fries instead of chips.

The Santa Fe Crispy Chick’n Sandwich and the Buffalo Wings are also among my favorites.

Their burgers, made with Beyond Meat and then with various toppings for different versions, always hit the spot as well.

Plant Power Fast Food

  • 100% vegan
  • 5095 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Menu

This place has epic vegan burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes, loaded fries, desserts, breakfast sandwiches, etc. This is one of those places you can take someone if they claim that vegan food is all twigs and leaves!

Here is the Rambler Burger which I had recently:

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Check out their Instagram for more photos, they have tons of different burgers, breakfast sandwiches, etc., and people really love their milkshakes!

The Grain Cafe

  • 100% vegan
  • 4403 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
  • Menu

This place has an extensive breakfast menu (served all day) with waffles, crepes, scrambles, bagels, chilaquiles, pancakes, burritos, etc. For lunch and dinner they have sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, tacos, burritos, pastas, grain bowls, and desserts. It’s quite overwhelming! I haven’t been yet, but please let me know your recommendations if you’ve been. Here are some tasty looking things I found on their Instagram:

Baked Vegan Sweets

  • 100% vegan
  • 718 Orange Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Menu

Baked Vegan Sweets now has a permanent brick-and-mortar location after having been a pop-up at vegan festivals for many years! What a treat to be able to get their treats on the regular now!

See their website menu above for everything that they’re currently making – they make cakes (custom cakes for special occasions as well) and have cake slices in the bakery case during regular hours, as well as macarons, cake pops, pop tarst, cupcakes, brownies, and lots of other goodies!

Vegan macarons are quite hard to find, so this is quite a gem! I try to go at least once a week to get some macarons and whatever other things look good in the case. On Sundays they also do brunch with a bunch of savory items!

Here is what I got most recently, a Strawberry Cupcake, Pistachio Macaron, and a Birthday Cake Macaron:

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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake is also to die for:

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And here are some more macarons, birthday cake and lavender:

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Morning Nights

100% vegan
4150 McGowen St Unit 1, Long Beach, CA 90808
Menu

Fountain Valley

Plant Power Fast Food

  • 100% vegan
  • 18976 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Menu

This place has epic vegan burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes, loaded fries, desserts, breakfast sandwiches, etc. This is one of those places you can take someone if they claim that vegan food is all twigs and leaves!

Here is the Rambler Burger which I had recently:

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Check out their Instagram for more photos, they have tons of different burgers, breakfast sandwiches, etc., and people really love their milkshakes!

The Good Place Café and Market

  • 100% vegan
  • 17870 Newhope St #103, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Menu

This place is relatively new, it in Fountain Valley in the space that was formerly Eat Love vegan fried chick’n shop. ⁣

They serve vegan American comfort food – lots of pasta, hot sandwiches, soups, burritos, etc.! ⁣

I got the Chick’n Pot Pies and holy moly, they were an experience!! Such a beautiful flaky crust, and super delicious filling with vegan chick’n, peas, carrots, gravy, etc.

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Also had to get the mozzarella sticks, which are made by @nodohbrand! 🧀 You may have had these at a vegan festival before, or at other restaurants around here such as @niceguysvegan@thehealthyjunk@chicanavegana@beleafburgers, etc.! These mozzarella sticks have a legendary reputation for a reason!! 🤤 You can also buy tubs of Nodoh’s vegan butter and marinara sauce from the refrigerated case.⁣

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@ben.imagine had the lasagna, which he said was spectacular as well!⁣

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Below you can see the marketplace items they have inside the café – it’s like a mini vegan festival in here! Vegan apparel by @iapparel, candles by @nohocandleco, CBD oil by @nohicbd, etc.!

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Au Lac

  • 100% vegan
  • 16563 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA
  • Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues-Sun 11:30am-3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Menu

There are so many great vegan Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County, and this is one of them! They have quite a few raw dishes as well.

Here are some photos from last time I went. This is the Royal Noodle Soup, which was super delicious:

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This is one of their raw dishes, the Green Pyramid (Soaked wild rice, coconut, corn and zucchini mixed with fresh basil and pesto sauce. Paired with dulse and crisp flax chips):

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The menu is really quite extensive, so I can’t speak to the dozens of other dishes on the menu, but these were both super tasty.

The Brave Bean

  • 100% vegan
  • 9430 Warner Ave Ste N Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Menu

They serve breakfast (breakfast croissant, breakfast tacos, burritos, etc), and lunch/dinner (burgers, nachos, Beyond sausages, salads, etc). I haven’t been here yet, but here are some tasty looking things from their Instagram:

Mitasie 3

  • 100% vegan
  • 7636 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Menu

They have an extensive menu of Vietnamese and Thai dishes! I haven’t been here yet, but I’ve heard lots of good things. Here are some of their Instagram photos:

The Sun Vegan

  • 100% vegan
  • 11743 Edinger Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

I’m not seeing a menu online, but it looks like Vietnamese food! Here is their Pho:

Sensitive Sweets

  • Has vegan options
  • 17431 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Menu

This is a bakery that specializes in allergy-safe cakes, cookies, etc. Most of them are vegan, but a few have eggs and in rare cases gelatin. Just make sure to verify!

I haven’t had any so I can’t give you a review, but let me know if you tried them before and what you think!

Ike’s Sandwiches (vf)

  • Has vegan options
  • 18529 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Menu

This place has deli sandwiches, and about 1/3 of them are vegan or can be made vegan. I haven’t been yet, but @missaliciam recommended it to me and said that their vegan sandwiches are great! Her favorites are the Handsome Owl (Vegan breaded chicken, teriyaki, vegan wasabi mayo and vegan cheese) and the Green Goblin (vegan turkey, vegan cheese, BBQ sauce), of course ordered vegan style.

Huntington Beach

Hula Girls Shave Ice

  • Has vegan options
  • 16556 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
  • Menu

They have lots of flavors of shave ice, as well as lots of Dole Whip flavors! Of course the classic pineapple, which you can get in a cup, float, or even a pint (with cast member and annual passholder discounts!), and specialty loaded whips depending on the season. Yes, it is real Dole Whip, the same as in Disneyland!

Here is a pineapple+mango swirl that I got recently:

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Here is a loaded Mango Dole Whip with Chamoy and Tajin:

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Here is an example of one of their super creative and fun specials – this one is of course Grogu from The Mandalorian!

Vegilicious

  • 100% vegan
  • 16821 Algonquin St Ste 103 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (in Huntington Harbour Mall)
  • Menu

Another amazing looking restaurant that I haven’t had time to check out yet, but many followers suggested I add it to this list! It’s described as Modern Japanese Vegan Cuisine.

Here are a few dishes they’ve posted on their Instagram:

The Donuttery

  • Has vegan options
  • 17420 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Menu

They have a wide assortment of vegan donuts. I’m still in shock that I live within driving distance of a 24 hour donut shop that always has at least 10 types of vegan donuts on hand, it’s pretty mind-blowing.

They also have a truck that goes to the various vegan festivals around here. Below is a Chocolate Chip Bar that I got at Vegan Exchange:

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Bodhi Tree

  • 100% vegan
  • 501 Main St, Ste E, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • Menu

I’ve been here a couple of times and really enjoyed it! It is Asian fusion with all sorts of rice dishes, noodles, soup, etc., and a lot of raw dishes as well.

My favorite thing I’ve got here is the Sizzling Rice with Vegetables. Is it such a huge menu though — who knows what gems there are in there. Let me know if you have a favorite!

By the way, their Instagram isn’t very active, and I’ve heard that they’re closed until mid-April, so please be sure to call them and double check that they’re open before going (714.969.9500).

Newport Beach

Gracias Madre

  • 100% vegan
  • 1617 Westcliff Dr Ste 112, Newport Beach, CA 92260
  • Menu

I believe that this Orange County location is new, so I haven’t been to this location yet, but I have been to the locations of Gracias Madre in LA and San Francisco before. It’s more on the fine-dining side — a bit pricy, but also quite fancy.

Vibe Organic Kitchen and Juice

  • 100% vegan
  • 1000 Bristol St N, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Menu

I haven’t eaten here yet, but their Instagram shows some really beautiful dishes! They have breakfast weekdays until 11am, and weekends all day — they have scrambles, biscuits, waffles, etc.

For lunch and dinner, they have burgers, bowls, salads, tacos, etc.

They also have quite an extensive list of fancy-looking juices and smoothies.

Tacos Cancun

  • Has vegan options
  • Costa mesa location:
    • ​1902 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Newport Beach location:
    • ​707 East Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA
  • Mission Viejo location:
    • ​27741 Crown Valley Pkwy. Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Menu

I haven’t been to this place yet, but I’ve been told they have some solid vegan tacos!

Their Instagram isn’t very active, but they do advertise vegan tamales, pozole, and meatless Mondays specials from time to time.

Flower Child

  • Has vegan options
  • 1302 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Menu

We have now come to the last restaurant on the list! Wow, that was a lot.

They have many vegan options, all of which are clearly marked on the menu.

I haven’t been to this one, but it was suggested by a lot of Instagram friends! @janamobeid suggests Mother Earth Bowl, which has ancient grains, sweet potato, portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, pistachio pesto, charred onion, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette, and hemp seeds.

Let me know if you go and what you get!

Alright, that’s going to be all for now! As always, please tag me in your Instagram posts/stories about Disneyland vegan food and these local restaurants, I love sharing all the options there are around here! Until next time, see ya real soon!

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