Six L.A. Eateries Included in OpenTable's "50 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in America"

 Photo: Plant Food + Wine | Venice, CA

Photo: Plant Food + Wine | Venice, CA

An OpenTable Reveal

With interest in vegetarian and plant-based diets skyrocketing, more diners are seeking restaurants that cater to their herbivore needs. OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations released its 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America. Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast across 15 states and Washington, D.C., the list includes six Southern California Restaurants covering a variety of cuisines. In all,

From vegetable-heavy offerings at Nix in New York City to gourmet, plant-based CafeGratitude in San Diego to vegetarian-friendly Mediterranean cuisine at Zaytinya in Washington, D.C., the Best Restaurants for Vegetarians list has it all. With 11 restaurants on the list, New York is the most recognized state, followed by California with nine and Washington, D.C. with seven. Additional states represented include Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington.

"With more and more diners craving veggie-centric cuisine, we're thrilled to provide a list that spotlights restaurants serving standout vegetarian fare across the country," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "Whether you're an affirmed vegetarian or someone looking to explore a sustainable, meatless diet, you can count on finding delicious vegetable-forward dishes at any of these honorees."

The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians list is generated solely from more than 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews for more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. collected between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which "vegan" and "vegetarian" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-vegetarian-friendly-restaurants-2018.

Six Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Southern California:

Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink - Los Angeles, California
Cafe Gratitude - San Diego - San Diego, California
Catch LA - West Hollywood, California
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens - Corona Del Mar, California
Plant Food + Wine Venice - Venice, California
Sage - A Plant Based Bistro - Culver City, California

Anabel Marquez