Here are the top picks for a great date night in the beach cities! Listed in no particular order, these restaurants have more than a few vegetarian items on their regular menus and Valentine Day menus this year. Book soon!
MB Post, Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Post has a brilliant Valentine Day's menu with vegetarian options for almost every course! $95 per person. Very few tables left - Act fast!
Jame Enoteca, El Segundo
Several vegetarian options at Jame Enoteca, this Cal-Italian restaurant in El Segundo. Go for the 36-hour Roma/San Marzano tomato sauce! And book a table for their Valentine's Day event, $20 non-refundable fee per person which includes free champagne. Full menu at Valentine's!
Petros, Manhattan Beach
Petros in Manhattan Beach is such a beautiful, romantic Valentine Day spot. Many vegetarian options on their menu, and interesting Greek wines too - ! On our visit, we loved the lentils, spanakopita, fava bean dip, and their super vegan platter!
North Italia, El Segundo
This Italian spot at The Point in El Segundo has a Valentine Day menu for $70 a person with one vegetarian selection for each course. Unsure why two of the three options have butternut squash but if you are into that vegetable, this menu will make you quite happy!
Pura Vita, Redondo Beach
Plant-based spot, Pura Vita has three locations, out of which two are offering a V-day menu. That HEARTBEAT RISOTTO entree looks so good - check it out! These folks are slightly heavy on the cashews but their food is delicious.
Palmilla, Hermosa Beach
Palmilla Tequilla Bar / Hermosa Pier has a vegan section in their menu. The drinks are great, the food is good and the ambience - well, its by the water - so its pretty amazing! This spot makes a great date night! Heaters make sitting outside fun.
Esperanza, Manhattan Beach
Same vegan menu options as Palmilla, more upscale decor, this is another seriously happening spot in downtown MB, pretty close to the beach. Music may be loud for some.
True Foods, El Segundo
A ton of vegan and vegetarian options! Make your reservation now for Feb 10-14.
Dan Modern Chinese by the Manhattan Beach mall has many vegetarian small plates
Tin Roof Bistro is a good spot for wine and a few vegetarian appetizers
Paisano's in Hermosa Beach is dishing out heart-shaped pizzas all week long!
Did we miss any great vegan or vegetarian-friendly restaurant in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles that is perfect for a Valentine's Day celebration? Send it along and we will update our list. Restaurants are welcome to self nominate and / or send us pictures of their dishes!
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