Thanks for sharing your vegetarian favorites near Metro Bus or Rail

Veggie enchiladas (front) mole plate (back) at Cinnamon in Highland Park.

Veggie enchiladas with green salsa (front) mole plate (back) at Cinnamon in Highland Park. Photo by Kim Upton/Metro

A few weeks ago we posted an item on LYFE Kitchen in Culver City and asked you to send in names of your favorite vegetarian restaurants. You responded with some great ideas.

Eric R. said “I’m not a vegetarian, but I’ve only ever heard good things about Cafe Gratitude from my vegetarian/vegan friends. It’s at 639 N. Larchmont, close to Melrose so it’s easily accessed from Line 10 on Melrose and only a short walk from Line 14 on Beverly.”

Ebelin C. recommended a few “vegetarian-friendly” restaurants, which we took to mean places to dine in with meat loving friends without prompting debate. Near the Red and Purple Line Pershing Square Station are Cabbage Patch, Two Bits Market and Ground Floor. And for all-vegetarian dining, Ebelin suggested Cinnamon, which is just two blocks from the Gold Line Highland Park Station (see above photo).

There must be other great vegetarian or vegan places around town. This is California, after all. Have any other suggestions? Let us know. Drop us an email at and we’ll post it on our growing Ride & Dine map.

Cafe Gratitude, 639 N. Larchmont, Los Angeles 90004; (323) 580-6383

Two Bits Market, 210 W 5th St. Los Angeles 90013; (213) 627-2636

Cabbage Patch, 520 W 6th St, Los Angeles 90014; (213) 489-4489

Groundfloor Cafe, 433 S Spring St  Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 624-3010

Cinnamon, 5511 N Figueroa St  Highland Park, CA 90042; (323) 982-9480

Categories: Transportation News

4 replies

  1. Bulan Thai
    7168 Melrose Ave., just off La Brea
    Also in Silverlake at 4114 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Food a cut above the other vegan Thai restaurants in LA, lovely atmosphere, and especially the Melrose location, a place I take out-of-town guests.

  2. “My Vegan”, Pasadena, on Arroyo, same block as the Fillmore Goldline Station.

    “Charm Vegan”, South Pasadena, on Fair Oaks. Near line 176, 260, 762, a brief walk from the South Pasadena Goldline Station.

    “Real Food Daily”, Pasadena, on Del Mar, just east of Lake. Pasadena ARTS 20, Metro 485.

    “Green Earth Vegan, Pasadena, multiple lines and Gold line stops, Fair Oaks south of Colorado

    “Oh Happy Days Natural Food Grocery and Cafe”, Altadena, north lake. Near 180, 256, 485.

    • Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. We’ll post these on the Ride & Dine map soonest.