Having friends and family over from out of town? Where will you take them? Here is a list of our favorite restaurants with the most vegetarian dinner options and beautiful ambience in the South Bay / beach cities. Please make reservations a week in advance.
Go for the cocktails, stay for the food. Definitely try the Freekehlicious salad and pizzas and request a vegetarian pasta. Yum!
Esperanza, Manhattan Beach or Palmilla, Hermosa Beach (same menu, same owners)
Yes, they do brunch but this place comes alive at night! Music, happy people, great cocktails and a separate vegan menu. All you need :)
This is a Canadian chain with a great atmosphere! Be welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne, order their guacamole and Korean cauliflower and try their Bollywood butter tofu. And then, there is always pasta.
OMG, their pizza base is out of this world. Many antipasti and salad options for vegetarians, good pastas too. Their menu has items harvested from the Slay Estate and Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara. Ask for the focaccia of the day!
Clean, fresh and healthy seasonally rotating menu. Don't miss their edamame dumplings, chopped salad with dates, manchego and farro, Kimchi friend rice bowl and margarita pizzas. Honestly, it's hard to choose as everything is so good.
Great salads, appetizers and hand rolled pasta. Go for the 36-hour Roma / San Marzano tomato sauce. Order the wine.
Interesting flavors, try their flat breads, vegetarian farm platter and a cup of their soup!
American fare casual spot with vegetarian salad and soup options, pastas and pizzas.
Know of another great restaurant with vegetarian options that belongs on the list? Add it to the comments with a favorite dish to order there, and we'll update this growing list!
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