Whether you’re a Long Beach native or just passing through, you’re sure to fall in love with this beachside city. Located just south of Los Angeles, you can easily enjoy some of Southern California’s best features, including waterfront attractions, bike-friendly roads, and unbeatable weather.
If you’re a vegan, you don’t have to worry because this incredible city has some of the best plant-based meals around. And for those of you who aren’t vegan, maybe now is the time to give it a try with the top 5 vegan restaurants in Long Beach.
Appu’s Cafe is a little hidden gem located within the Woodruff Medical Building. While there is a small sign identifying the cafe, it is easy to pass it by unknowingly. But for those who seek it out or happen upon it, they are in for a treat! This vegetarian/vegan Indo-Mexican fusion restaurant specializes in holistic cooking, with menu items like the Maharaja Burrito, Healthy Mex Burrito, and Masala Omelet.
Blue Bowl Superfoods
Blue Bowl Superfoods is one of the original build-your-own superfood bowl concepts. Today, it has six different locations throughout Orange County, with one place in Long Beach. Each bowl is made with love and care, which shows in each beautiful display of plant-powered goodness. Unlike other acai-bowl stops out there, Blue Bowl Superfoods has eight different bases to choose from, including huckleberry, blue coconut, and maqui berry yogurt.
Located in the heart of the 4th Street Corridor of 4th Street and Cherry Avenue is The HipPea, yet another Long Beach vegan treat. Specializing in falafels, The HipPea is known for its Israeli-style pitas that come baked fresh to order. Enjoy unique flavors in the Falafel Pita, Picnic Box, or the Pita Sandwich.
The Wild Chive
Off of Broadway and Molino Avenue is another hidden treasure: The Wild Chive, offering a vegan twist on traditional comfort foods. Vegan brunch is offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Here you can enjoy incredible plant-based offerings such as Stuffed French Toast, Chick’n & Waffles, or a Grilled Burrizo.
Under the Sun
In downtown Long Beach you will find Under the Sun, the first Raw Vegan Cafe in the city. Under the Sun focuses its cuisine on high vibrational, organic, living foods and tonics. All ingredients used at Under the Sun are sourced seasonally, providing you with local produce, consciously grown herbs, and even include small-batch retail items in-store. Enjoy main offerings like the Tu-Nah Wrap, the Stayin Alive Burrito, or The Ish – BBQ Cheezeburger.
It’s no secret that Long Beach has some great restaurants catering to any dietary palate. Thankfully, there is nothing short of vegans options or those looking to try out a plant-based meal or two.