Every year there are more and more vegan-friendly Thanksgiving options in Los Angeles. Whether you are looking to cook up a plant based feast or have someone else do the cooking, there are a myriad of options. Looking to show your gratitude by giving back? We’ve got that too. Here is an easy guide to having a compassionate thanksgiving in The City of Angels.
Crossroads will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu from 12pm-5pm. It is $75 per person for 4 courses. Reservations required. Menu
Cafe Gratitude will be offering their annual Thanksgiving from 11am-3pm. As always, it is FREE and first come first served. LA Times Article
For the 21st year in a row, Native Foods will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast at their Culver City location. It includes 12 dishes and is served buffet style. Reservations are required and are available between 12 and 7pm. $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children until 12. Details
This all vegan sushi spot will be open on Thanksgiving day and is now taking reservations. Website
Stuff I Eat
Stuff I Eat will be open for Thanksgiving. They will have a cooked vegan plate & a raw vegan plate. The cost for each will be $45. Dine in or take out. Facebook Event
Doomie’s will be open Thanksgiving day noon-10pm. Serving a classic Thanksgiving Meal. $25. Now taking Reservations. Menu
Vegan Thanksgiving Day Pot Luck
This is a massive annual vegan potluck on Thanksgiving Day. Free to all. Details.
Plant Food and Wine
Plant Food and Wine will be open from 2pm-8pm on Thanksgiving. They are offering a special four course Thanksgiving Feast. $55 per person with optional $22 Wine Pairing. Menu.
LA Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet
This event is being put on by Southern Fried Vegan November 22nd from 2-7pm. It will be held at Kombucha Dog. It’s $25 for a single trip or $35 for all you can eat. There is also an option that includes Pumpkin Cheezecake. Kombucha Dog products will be available for purchase. Facebook Event
One Veg World
They will be open on Thanksgiving Day at both locations (till 5pm in Pasadena). November 25th and 26th they will be offering a special thanksgiving Feast for $24.95/person. It is available for dine in or take out. They are also taking orders for their homemade Vegan Turkeys. More Details.
Follow Your Heart
Follow your heart will be serving a special Thanksgiving feast. Available Nov. 24th-26th. It is $19.95/person (Gluten Free Option $24.95). Open Thanksgiving day 9m-3pm. Menu. They will also be offering a special post Thanksgiving brunch the day after. The two brunch specials are $12.50 each and served 8am-3pm.
Catering and Take Out
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods is now taking orders for Thanksgiving Meals. They have a vegan meal package that includes A Field Roast Cranberry Hazelnut Roast, Cranberry Relish, Vegan Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy and Vegan Stuffing. Whole Foods also sells Vegan Pumpkin Pies and Vegan Apple Pies. A la carte Thanksgiving items are also available online and in stores. Online Menu and Ordering
Tip: They are offering $10 off $75 when you order a Thanksgiving Meal online by November 15th. Coupon
Real Food Daily
Real Food Daily is offering a Vegan Meal Package an well as vegan pies. The restaurant is closed Thanksgiving day and orders must be picked up the day before. Details and Menu
Hugos is offering a special Thanksgiving menu with a vegan option available. Menu
In addition to their annual buffet, Native Foods will be offering Thanksgiving dishes to go. Options include the popular Native Wellington, Organic Pumpkin Pie and Organic Pumpkin Cheesecake Details
M Cafe De Chaya
Offering a Thanksgiving menu to go with vegan options. There is $75 that feeds two and a $135 option that feeds 4. Vegan desserts also available. Details
Erin McKennas Bakery (Formerly Babycakes)
Now taking orders for a variety of Vegan and Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts. Menu
Follow Your Heart
Mud Hen Tavern
Mud Hen Tavern will be offering a take home Thanksgiving menu. All items can be made vegan. Menu
They will be closed Thanksgiving day. However, they are selling full Thanksgiving meals as part of their holiday meal box extravaganza. Boxes can be picked up the evening before. Menu.
Store Bought Vegan Holiday Products
Gardein Holiday Product List
Field Roast Product Details
Tofurky Holiday Product List
Trader Joe’s Vegan Turkey Related Article
Other Holiday Items
Califa Farms Pumpkin Spice Latte Califia Farms’ Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Product Details
Kite Hill Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart and Ricotta Cheesecake Product Details
So Delicious Coco Whip (available year round) Great on vegan cheesecakes and pies. Product Details
Adopt A Turkey
Two farm animal sanctuaries in the LA area have adopt a Turkey Programs. Donations are used to provide food and shelter for rescued Turkeys.
Gentle Barn Website
Farm Sanctuary Adoption Info
This is a fairly new annual 5k. It is held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Thanksgiving morning. Now taking registrations. $32 for adults and discounted tickets for children. Event Details and Tickets
A Gentle Thanksgiving
This annual fundraiser includes an opportunity to feed the turkeys, a vegan thanksgiving meal and entertainment. Event Details
Burrito Project LA
Burrito Project will be meeting to make and distribute veggie burritos to the homeless. Details.
Get Inspired To Cook A Thanksgiving Feast
Gluten Free and Vegan Holidays Get It On Amazon
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Vegan Holiday Kitchen Get It On Amazon
This is one of the best sources to find recipes online. Pinterest houses a large collection of Vegan holiday recipes posted by other users. Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe Search
Note: This list will continue to be updated as more menus and events are released.