Meatless Mondays with Metro: Guacamaya Oasis

Take a little more transit and eat a little less meat — two things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. In this installment of Meatless Mondays with Metro, let’s take a trip to Downey and see what’s cooking at Guacamaya Oasis.

Guacamaya Oasis opened just a few months ago. With an array of made-daily agua frescas, Mexican food, salads and juices, there are no shortage of offerings for customers.

Soy Chorizo Torta. Photo via Guacamaya Oasis Instagram.

The Soy Chorizo Torta is a favorite. The traditional Mexican sandwich contains home-style beans, house salsa, cheese, tomato, cabbage, pickled onion and marinated soy chorizo. Feel free to ask for no cheese if you are a full-blown vegan.

Vegan Ceviche. Photo via Guacamaya Oasis Instagram.

If there is any food that I cannot live without, it would certainly have to be ceviche. Since I went vegan over a year ago I have been on the frivolous pursuit for the best vegan ceviche in Los Angeles – and Guacamaya has a contender! It includes diced cauliflower, pico de gallo, cilantro, lime juice and plenty of spices. The ceviche is seasonal, so hurry and try it before it’s gone

To get to Guacamaya Oasis, take the Metro Bus 117, 120, 265 or 266 to Imperial Highway/Lakewood.

Have other recommendations for vegan/veggie restaurants? Let me know in the comments!

2 replies

  1. Thanks for highlighting something off the 105! There are several vegetarian/vegan places along the Blue Line corridor in Long Beach.
    Salud Juice (Vegan/Raw) – 1944 E 4th St Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: Downtown Long Beach Station, transfer to LB Transit #151 or rent a bike
    Wide Eyes Open Palms (Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly) – 416 Cherry Ave Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: Downtown Long Beach Station, transfer to LB Transit #151 or rent a bike
    Under the Sun (Vegan/Raw) – 244 E 3rd St Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: 1st St Station, within walking distance
    Ahimsa Vegan Kitchen (Vegan) – 340 E 4th St Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: 1st St Station, within walking distance
    Steamed (Vegetarian) – 801 E 3rd St Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: 1st St Station, transfer to LB Transit Bus #112, rent a bike or walk
    Plant Junkie (Vegetarian/Vegan) – 440 N Pine Ave Long Beach CA 90802; Blue Line: Downtown Long Beach Station, within walking distance
    I Love Vegan (Vegan Thai Food) – 2264 Pacific Ave Long Beach CA 90806; Blue Line: Pacific Coast Hwy Station, transfer to LB Transit #52 or #182, rent a bike or walk

  2. Yes, thanks for recognizing veg friendly places outside of the DTLA-Hollywood-Westwood corridor. So many of us that live or travel outside of that area like eating vegan or vegetarian.