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Best Vegetarian Restaurants

The fresh and healthful ingredients at True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica make it one of the Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in Los Angeles

At a time when organic, locally sourced, in-season, farm-to-table veggies are the star players on many a menu, it’s hard to believe that vegetarianism was once considered a wacky fringe movement akin to UFO obsession. Sure, most people still aren’t willing to give up their ribs and steaks, but many are embracing the great, creative vegetarian fare served up by top chefs across the country. From vegan fondu in L.A. to faux meat fixings in Chicago to vegan sushi in NYC, here are some of GAYOT's favorite herbivorous hot spots. There are also restaurants that offer non-vegetarian dishes as well, so you can keep your carnivore dining companions happy.


Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants:


New York
Orange County, CA

San Diego
San Francisco/Bay Area


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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

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