Support veg-friendly Black-owned businesses

Plant based food is good for your body and your soul. Support these Los Angeles veg-friendly Black-owned businesses.


Ethiopian restaurant serving up traditional, but vegan dishes like gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens), kik alicha (Ethiopian Yellow Split Pea Stew), misir (Ethiopian spiced red lentils) and spicy tofu tibs – baked tofu with caramelized onions and pepper medley.


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Phone: +1 323-596-3028

Compton Vegan

Lemel Durrah first launched his start-up catering service through social media and the city has since enjoyed his creations in pop-ups all over over. Now Durrah operates Compton Vegan in a permitted and professionally equipped kitchen at Colony. You have to try his plant-based spin on traditional comfort foods like jackfruit ribs, collard greens, Buffalo Chik’n & Mac and more.


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Phone: (310)356-9579

Divine Dips

Ice cream lovers, this one is for you. Founded by Diane Jacobs, Divine Dips makes amazing vegan ice cream with a blend of organic coconut milk, cashews, nut milks, and other all-natural ingredients. Divine Dips can be found at these fine retail and restaurant locations.


Earle’s on Crenshaw

Burgers, chili dogs, fries and desserts and more can be found in this family-owned restaurant.

Phone: +1 323-299-2867

Jackfruit Café

Located inside the shared space kitchens of Colony with options for drive through, dine-in, take-out, or catering, this restaurant offers jackfruit tacos, cauliflower “wings,” Super Soul Bowls, and healthy juice drinks. Fun fact: comedian Angela Means who is known for her role as Felisha in the films Friday and Cousin Skeeter now operates Jackfrit Café. She also donates a portion of her Jackfruit Cafe profits to Love Always Sanctuary in San Fernando. Beautiful, right?


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Phone: +1 818-694-3050

LaRayia’s Bodega

They offer fresh juices and whole plant-based meals. It’s founder, LaRayia Gatson is giving thousands of vegan meals to homeless people in Venice, Watts and Compton at her once-a-month block parties. Check out her non-profit organization Lunch On Me.

Lunch On Me’s Love Without Reason drinks as well as Compton Vegan’s Ranch Dressing can be found in the Besties Vegan Paradise Paradise.


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Phone: +1 818-357-9114

Misha’s Kind Foods

Misha’s Kind Foods is at farmers’ markets across LA, including Brentwood, Mar Vista, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas and Beverly Hills where you can buy Misha’s non-dairy cheese spreads. They are also available at retail stores like Besties Vegan Paradise, MillCross Coffee Bar & Kitchen (11050 Washington Blvd, Culver City), Larchmont Village Wine (223 N. Larchmont Blvd) and more.

Locations: Misha’s Kind Foods retails stores

Stuff I Eat

For a good vegan brunch head to “Stuff I Eat” for gluten-free-friendly food and amazing desserts made by Chef Babette.


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Phone: +1 310-671-0115

Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies

After a good lunch, you will need these delicious soft-bakes cookies.

Phone: (818) 548-3695.

Vurger Guyz

If you haven’t tried Beyond Meat burgers and tacos, now’s the right time. This big food truck with the cartoon cheeseburger logo offers them and can be found on street corners all over LA. Follow @vurgerguyz for their latest stops.


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