<a href=”http://josh.slaptech.net/LA_Vegan_Map.pdf” The Vegan Map of LA (it’s a PDF) has been around a few years but the folks who make it possible–Rick Louis of nationalbanana.com and Josh H. of Food Not Bombs–have re-issued an updated version, what with the proliferation of vegan joints. Not all the restaurants are fully vegan, but those that aren’t do serve a worthwhile amount of vegan specialties.
I’m not vegetarian, but I really appreciate how creative and high-quality vegan food often is, so much that I often prefer vegan food over higher-end nonvegan food. High-quality, fresh, artfully-handled ingredients are necessary to make vegan food function, and it’s spoiled me such that I’ll take a salad at Elf or Pure Luck‘s jackfruit carnitas tacos any day over, say, the heirloom caprese salad with truffle oil at Dolce. (That salad was really quite lousy, sadly: the tomatoes were about as ripe & flavorful as at a Denny’s. I’ve NEVER had that problem at a vegan or a raw restaurant.)