Anaheim offers a treasure-trove of dining options. For vegans and vegetarians in the crowd, there are a plethora of restaurants dedicated to offering all your favorite dishes. Travelers, grab this list and explore Anaheim's 10 must-try vegan and vegetarian spots.
True Season Organic Kitchen
Serving hot pot, or shabu-shabu, and Asian fusion cuisine, True Seasons is a wonderful dining experience for vegans and vegetarians alike. True Season caters to vegans and uses only non-GMO food items in the kitchen. Be sure to order one of their delicious vegan wraps - can be ordered with or without tofu - that are served with organic edamame and miso soup, organic veggies, brown rice, wrapped in an organic flour wrap and served with house-made pomegranate and sesame sauces.
5675 E. La Palma Ave. | TrueSeasonsKitchen.com
Tana Ethiopian Restaurant
A true vegetarian restaurant, this spot serves lunch and dinner six days a week. The Vegetable Special is highly recommended and offers a bevy of 15 different vegetarian stews to spread around the plate and is served with Injera bread for dipping. (Injera is made with teff, a tiny, round grain that flourishes in the highlands of Ethiopia. While teff is very nutritious, it contains practically no gluten.) The cuisine is fresh and colorful and the staff is friendly and helpful for those needing assistance to navigate the incredible menu.
2622 W. La Palma Ave. | TanaEthio.com
This is a vegan and vegetarian hang-out right along Center Street Promenade at Lemon Street. Popular items include the curly yam fries or the kale chips. They also prepare tacos, a delightful Portobello mushroom burger and many more tasty dishes. The Mango Tango Salad gets rave reviews as well. The space is very open, with tables and chairs aplenty, and an outdoor patio as well. The food is presented in more of a 'take out' style, which is just fine. Don't miss the chocolate chip cookies.
201 Center Street Promenade | TheHealthyJunk.com
Thuyền Viên Vegetarian Restaurant
This restaurant caters to the vegans, vegetarians and those who enjoy Vietnamese cuisine as well. What a perfect marriage. They do not use any animal products in their cooking and are proud to explain how things are prepared for their cherished guests. Here are just a few of the most popular items: Bo Bun Hue is a tofu cube and noodle soup with vegetables in a rich broth. The Kung Pao Chicken (made with tofu), Pumpkin Curry, Spring Rolls with soy shrimp and " jicama Spring Rolls as well. This restaurant is only open for dinner Monday through Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm, and for lunch and dinner on the weekends.
1720 S. Euclid Street | ThuyenVien.com
Located at the Anaheim GardenWalk, this restaurant showcases an incredible variety of food, cooked fresh to order on an open grill. Their pro-grillers cook Latin, American, Asian and Italian cuisine to each guest's requests, while they watch all the action. This is perfect for those who like to participate in what ingredients are used in their cuisine. Whether the request is for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or paleo, they can gladly accommodate anyone's needs. One of the most popular dishes among their vegan guests is the colorful tofu and vegetable bowl, made with shredded carrots, red cabbage, bok choy, bamboo shoots and delicate baby corn. This is served with a sweet chili sauce for those who like to add a bit more heat.
321 West Katella Ave - Anaheim | Fire-Ice.com
This restaurant features Middle Eastern cuisine and some wonderful vegan options. There is kousa mahshi (stuffed Lebanese zucchini), molokhia (Egyptian vegetable stew), green bean casserole and mujadara (a savory vegetarian dish with dried lentils and bulgur wheat). The choices are aplenty. They also serve beef, lamb and chicken for those who are not vegan. The staff is friendly and welcoming.
1208 S. Brookhurst Street | Kareem's Falafel
This gem is just two blocks from Angeles Stadium. The location features a lovely bar, dining room and outside patio, with ample seating, a fire pit and large flat-screen TVs. The cuisine is Mediterranean and offers many choices for vegans. The Mezze Appetizer is one such item. Guests can choose from a number of vegetarian items, such as Zov's Creamy Hummus, Babaganoush, Lebni, Tabouleh, Walnut Caviar Red Pepper Feta Dip, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Armenian String Cheese, which are served with pita bread and marinated olives. Another winner is the Angel Hair Pasta tossed with garlic, shallots, Roma tomatoes, basil, parsley, pine nuts and feta cheese.
1801 East Katella Ave. | Zovs.com
Located in the Anaheim Packing House on the top floor, ADYA offers a harmony of fresh Indian flavors in an authentic style. The menu showcases fare influenced by all regions of India, combining traditional styles of cooking with the fresh produce found here in California. On the menu, there are savory Stuffed Eggplant, Jackfruit Curry and salads, as well as curries and tandoori specialties like naan and kebabs. Vegetarians can easily be accommodated here with cuisine that is bursting with flavor. They serve craft beer, have a creative wine list and guests can dine inside, or outside on the private boxcar covered patio.
440 South Anaheim Blvd. | AdyaOC.com