Unlike many of the vegan restaurants mentioned above, Crossroads Kitchen does not market itself as plant-based, yet 100% of the menu items are vegan. In fact, most guests will hardly notice the exclusion of meat and dairy products during their dining experience.
Although the restaurant has three kitchens across the US, the Los Angeles branch has won several awards, including one of Esquire’s Most Influential SoCal Restaurants of the Decade, VegNews’ Best Lunch Restaurant of 2022, and winner of Best Vegan Dining 2022 .by VegOut.
The owner and chef, Tal Ronnen, entertains dishes such as calamari fritti, scallopini parmesan, and campanelle without ever mentioning the word “vegan.” Executive chef Scot Jones does not disappoint his omnivorous crowd, as his plant-based versions of the classics exceed expectations time and time again. If you’re outside the Los Angeles area, consider visiting the nearby Calabasas or Las Vegas branches, or buying a Crossroads cookbook.
We even rated Crossroads as the best vegan restaurant in America!