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Los Angeles Vegetarian Yellow Pages


Last updated April 19, 2014

Let your computer do the walking as we list people, groups, businesses, and organizations that serve the Los Angeles County vegetarian community. To assist you in discovering local resources, we have categorized the entries. If you prefer to go directly to a particular category, click on it below.



Editors' Note: This list will only prove valuable if it includes your suggestions and input. To let us know what you would like us to include, .

CAKES AND FINE PASTRIES


Follow Your Heart http://www.followyourheart.com
This natural food market and vegetarian/vegan cafe offers an impressive variety of in-house baked vegan cakes, pies, cookies, and creamy desserts. Also available are wedding cakes and birthday cakes with many flavor choices.
21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, Ca 91303
Phone: 818-348-3240

Jamaica's Cakes http://www.jamaicascakes.com
This bakery makes a wide variety of vegan cakes, including wedding cakes and cheesecakes, fillings, and frostings. Some vegan cake choices include chocolate, pound cakes in many flavors and poppy seed cakes in many flavors. Also available are vegan cookies, brownies, pies, cupcakes, and Chocolate Mousse Cups.
11511 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-478-1971

No Udder Desserts, Inc. http://www.noudderdesserts.com
A totally vegan bakery that prepares both wholesale and retail desserts that include cakes, cup cakes, cheesecake, tarts, and cookies. They also feature birthday cakes, cupcake trees, as well as wedding cakes. Some of their products are available in local restaurants.
P.O. Box 571704, Tarzana, CA 91357
Phone: 818-340-4094
email: noudderdesserts@aol.com

Real Food Daily http://www.realfood.com
This organic vegan restaurant has two locations where they offer house-made vegan cakes, pies, tarts, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and mouse desserts. They specialize in customized wedding cakes.
516 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bakery Phone: 310-289-9916


CATERING


Many of our readers have asked us to recommend chefs who will do on-site catering for large and small gatherings. In addition to the caterers listed below, most of the vegetarian restaurants listed in our Los Angeles Restaurants will gladly prepare foods for your special occasions for take-out.

Eatopia Catering, Inc. http://www.eatopiacatering.com
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties, Chef Brad Wolff offers 100% vegan, organic, and kosher foods for weddings, major events, special occasions, holiday parties, and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Accommodations for special diets like gluten-free, soy-free, low-fat, low-carb, and raw.
Phone: 775-822-6581
FAX: 775-923-9215
email: veganfoods@yahoo.com

Loren Cooper
With 15 years of cooking experience behind him, Loren has found his culinary niche in New Orleans French and Creole cuisine for vegans and vegetarians. However, his versatility is has allowed him to create a host of international veg dishes like Southwest Tamale, Ratatouille, and pasta-less Veggie Lasagne.
Phone: 626-398-1811
Cell Phone: 213-840-0376

Messob http://www.messob.com
An Ethiopian restaurant that prepares tasty and wholesome vegetarian platters to dining-in customers also provides complete catering for on-site parties of any size. Specializes in legume and vegetable ragouts and a unique bread made from teff, a grain indigenous to Ethiopia.
Phone: 323-938-8827

Mother Organica Food Club http://www.motherorganica.com
This catering company features several well-trained, experienced chefs of diverse backgrounds offering vegan organic foods locally sourced with dishes that reflect world cuisines. Their mission is to create awareness about making healthy, sustainable, plant-based food choices
Phone: 310-602-4628
email: info@motherorganica.com

RAWvolution http://www.rawvolution.com
Raw food chef Matt Amsden creates an amazing six-course meal for all special events and can customize for special needs. His services are available throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and the San Fernando Valley. Matt studied raw food cuisine with Chef Juliano. Matt also operates a home delivery service of freshly prepared raw foods.
Phone: 310-721-4222

Roast Beets Vegan Catering http://www.roastbeetscatering.com
After many years of experience in catering, owners and chefs Rodney Ishihara and Steve Berrett recently launched their new catering company serving the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. They offer complete, professional, customized and elegant catering services from food to decor for any size event. Roast Beets Catering can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free needs with ease.
430 N. Harbor Blvd.,La Habra, CA 90631
Phone: 714-674-1983
email: info@roastbeetscatering.com

Seedling Catering http://www.seedlingcatering.com
Vegan and Macrobiotic Chef Kristina Brindley uses her classical training to create innovative menus for events ranging from an intimate formal sit-down dinner to a hoe down. She is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of culinary excellence primarily using fresh produce from a community supported agricultural farm. Her star-studded clientele raves about her "caviar" made from young Japanese eggplant.
Phone: 310-309-7152
email kristina@seedlingcatering.com

Spork Foods http://www.sporkfoods.com
Owned and operated by sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg, this Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company creates delicious, happy-to-be-alive dishes that are only possible with organic, high-quality ingredients. Jenny and Heather are especially interested in the healing properties of food and offer cooking classes, in-home healthy- eating consultations, group cooking classes, and catering.
Phone: 323-284-8733
email: jenny@sporkfoods.com or heather@sporkfoods.com

Veggie Fixation http://www.veggiefixation.com
Veggie Fixation provides plant-based, eco-friendly private catering and seasonal cooking classes, and is dedicated to preparing fresh, organic foods to satisfy all palates. Whether you are vegan or vegetarian or you just enjoy an occasional meat-free meal, Chef Christine prepares food you'll love. Veggie Fixation is based in Santa Monica, serving the Greater Los Angeles area.
Christine Oppenheim
Phone: (424) 259-3106
email: ChefChristineO@gmail.com

Yidel's Vittles http://www.yidelsvittles.com
Vegan, organic Kosher-style and Jewish catering "just like bubbies, but without the schmaltz." Caters weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holidays, and special occasions with over 30 years experience. Serves the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego areas. Special attention given to dietary needs like gluten free, low fat, low sodium, and low carb. Impressive variety of offerings.
Phone & Fax: 206-888-4502
email: veganfoods@yahoo.com


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COOKING CLASSES & PERSONAL CHEFS


LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES

Chef AJ
Chef AJ is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and teaches raw food preparation classes at Chef's Inc. and Chefmakers in the Los Angeles area. She also conducts private classes in raw food preparation Chef AJ volunteers at the Braille Institute teaching healthy cooking classes to those who have lost their sight as a result of diabetes.
Phone: 818-430-3436
email: chefAJ@att.net.

Christy Morgan http://www.eatyourveggies-la.com and Viva la Greens http://vivalagreens.com
Christy Morgan, a graduate of the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Texas teaches private and group cooking classes in the Los Angeles area. Classes can be demonstration style or hands on. Consider inviting friends for a cooking party where everyone dons an apron and cooks with the chef. Christy also offers macrobiotic meal delivery, cooking instruction, and counsulting to help families regain their helath and transition to a plant- based diet.
Phone: 310-633-7637
email: christy@eatyourveggies-la.com and info@vivalagreerns.com

Elysa Markowitz
Elysa presents a lively, gourmet raw food preparation show on Opening New Doors, an online radio show at http://www.healthylife.net Elysa has thrived on raw foods for many years and has authored three cookbooks, Living With Green Power, Warming Up to Living Foods, and Smoothies and Other Scrumptious Delights. She also offers private classes in gourmet raw food preparation. Tapes and DVDs are available by contacting Elysa.
Phone: 760-251-7488
email: elysaTV@earthlink.net

Kimya http://www.alohasanctuary.com
Kimya shares her passion for food with her vegan cooking classes that feature fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables, many that she grows in her own garden. Both her raw foods and cooked dishes reflect her extensive travels that inspire her to blend the flavors of many cuisines. She also conducts retreats.
Phone: 310-401-1260
email: kimya@alohasanctuary.com

Kristina Brindley http://www.seedlingcatering.com
Kristina Brindley is a classically trained chef who created and runs Seedling Catering, a Vegan and Macrobiotic company that caters to a star-studded clientele. Chef Kristina teaches private or group lessons that are not only entertaining and educational, but delicious, too!
Phone: 310-309-7152
email kristina@seedlingcatering.com

Macrobiotics of California http://nadinebarner.com
Chef Nadine takes a holistic macrobiotic approach to lifestyle change and offers personalized nutrition counseling, private cooking classes, seasonal menu offerings, and cooking essentials.
11901 Santa Monica Blvd., P.O. Box 2345, Los Angeles 90025
Phone: 310-820-7376
email: Nbarner21@aol.com

Marilyn McDonald http://www.veganbitebybite.com
Cooking instructor, educator and chef has 30 years of experience in assisting people to transition into a vegan diet. She has prepared meals for well-known personalities such as James Cromwell and Howard Lyman and was Co-Chef at Woody Harrelson's restaurant O-2. Marilyn was featured in the September/October 2001 issue of Spa Magazine. She consults and coaches and presently offers private and group classes in vegan cooking and gourmet raw foods preparation.
Phone: 213-487-7962
email: marilyn@veganbitybybite.com

7th Element http://www.The7thElement.com
Macrobiotic chefs and educators Patrick and Jeanne offer vegan and macrobiotic cooking classes and personal training to people seeking a healthier path using organic, plant-based ingredients. They focus on seasonal and environmental influences to create dietary balance and harmony and promote longevity. They also offer personalized chef services and macrobiotic training.
Phone: 818-512-9195
email: Info@the7thelement.com

Spork Foods http://www.sporkfoods.com
Owned and operated by sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg, this Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company creates delicious, happy-to-be-alive dishes that are only possible with organic, high-quality ingredients. Jenny and Heather are especially interested in the healing properties of food and offer cooking classes, in-home healthy- eating consultations, group cooking classes, and catering.
Phone: 323-284-8733
email: jenny@sporkfoods.com or heather@sporkfoods.com

Tegra Little http://www.tegralittle.com
Tegra Little is a raw food chef and teacher. She teaches a variety of raw food courses as well as offering one-on-one coaching and consultations. Potlucks are also offered quarterly. Located in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock/Mt.Washington/Pasadena area). She services the Greater Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley. Tegra can be scheduled to teach classes across the country.
Phone: 310.433.6008
email: TEGRA@TEGRALITTLE.COM

Vegan Cooking Show http://www.veganlosangeles.com/
Vegan Los Angeles is a group aiming to promote the healthy vegan or plant-based diet by giving free-of-charge cooking demonstrations around the Los Angeles area.

Veggie Fixation http://www.veggiefixation.com
Veggie Fixation provides plant-based, eco-friendly private catering and seasonal cooking classes, and is dedicated to preparing fresh, organic foods to satisfy all palates. Whether you are vegan or vegetarian or you just enjoy an occasional meat-free meal, Chef Christine prepares food you'll love. Veggie Fixation is based in Santa Monica, serving the Greater Los Angeles area.
Christine Oppenheim
Phone: (424) 259-3106
email: ChefChristineO@gmail.com

Viva la Greens http://vivalagreens.com
Christy Morgan, a natural foods chef, offers macrobiotic meal delivery, cooking instruction, and consulting to help families regain their health and transition to a plant-based diet.
Phone: 310-633-7637
email: christy@eatyourveggies-la.com

YUMMY, the All-Star Vegan Cooking Class Series http://www.yummyclasses.com/
Beginning Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and continuing each Saturday through March, Los Angeles residents will have the opportunity to experience YUMMY, an exciting new program of cooking classes in the Pasadena area that will feature a rotating all-star cast of guest chefs from across the country. Chefs and authors like Eric Tucker from Millennium and Ann Gentry from Real Food Daily will participate in the program. To view the complete schedule and to register online, visit the YUMMY website or Facebook page


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ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS


C & F Landscaping and Construction http://www.angelfire.com/planet/candflandscaping
Los Angeles based landscaping team apply their vegan/vegetarian lifestyle principles to their environmentally conscientious landscape designs. They offer full landscape services including fountains, ponds, botanical gardens, patios, decks, and retaining walls as well as specializing in edible landscapes.
Phone: 310-714-3976
email: John - johnrogers444@yahoo.com

Harmony Works http://www.harmony-works.com/
Ecologically oriented gifts and handmade art objects from recycled materials. Sells books, handmade soaps, candles, greetings cards, handwoven baskets, jewelry, and unique one-of-a-kind creations.
1705 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: Royce and Mike Morales at 310-791-7104
email: info@harmony-works.com

LongBeachGreenGuide.com http://www.longbeachgreenguide.com
An A-Z "green" resource directory for finding earth-friendly businesses, health-promoting services, local events and activities with a gentle footprint in the Long Beach area.
email: lbgreenguide@gmail.com

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg
This ecology-focused agency began The Countywide Yard Waste Program in 1990 to help people learn about backyard composting, grass recycling and water-wise gardening to reduce disposal of solid waste in landfills. Learn the facts and the techniques to create your own natural fertilizer for healthy soil and healthy plants and vegetable gardens.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Environmental Programs Division
Countywide Yard Waste Program
P.O. Box 1460, Alhambra, CA 91802-1460
Phone: 888-253-2652
FAX: 626-458-3593


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EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


Christopher Nyerges
http://www.christophernyerges.com
Christopher Nyerges offers one-day and half-day weekend Wild Food Outings, Wild Food Cooking Workshops, Survival Skills Intensives and Workshops, and Mountain Survival Services
email: christopher_nyerges@yahoo.com

Common Ground Garden Program
Educational volunteer organization focused on creating community gardens in disadvantaged areas to teach community people how to grow their own food, maintain their gardens, and prepare the food they've grown. Sponsored by the University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences.
To volunteer for training contact Yvonne Savio, Program Manager.
2 Coral Circle, Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone: 323-838-4532
Web site: http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/Common_Ground_Garden_Program/

The Gentle Barn Foundation http://www.gentlebarn.org
Ellie Callahan is the founder and guiding force of Gentle Barn, a humanitarian organization that rescues farm animals from abuse, neglect, and slaughter and cares for them. The group, located in Valencia, provides a series of weekly school visits to teach children kindness to animals, to each other, and to the planet. Each week they bring a different farm animal to school so children learn, touch, and connect to the animal world.
Phone: 818-705-5477

Prostate Cancer Foundation (formerly CaPCURE)
Michael Milken's organization for prostate cancer research
1250 4th St., Suite 360, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 800-757-2873
Web site: Prostate Cancer Foundation
email: info@prostatecancerfoundation.org


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HEALTH PRACTITIONERS


Eve Virginia Allen, Ph.D., N.D.c http://www.doctoreve.com/contact_us.php
A doctor of alternative medicine specializing in minerals, immune system building, nutrition, and detoxifying all systems.
Circle of Health
6399 Wilshire Blvd., PH. 4, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-658-1152
email: Dr.Eve@Circle-of-Health.com

Roy Artal, M.D. http://www.drartal.com
Dr. Artal is a board certified specialist in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and sleep medicine. He is a vegan, an avid swimmer and runner, and tries to teach his patients the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise in achieving optimum health.
8635 W 3rd. St., Suite 965, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 657-3792

Discover Chiropractic Center http://www.DiscoverChiro.com/
Dr. Matt Freedman is a vegan chiropractor who uses gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques and plant-based nutrition to stop the pain and start the healing. He is also very experienced in adjusting dogs (and some other animals) and donates all proceeds of his animal treatment to animal organizations.
5953 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite A, North Hollywood (Valley Village), CA 91607
Phone: 818-506-0111
email: mochihchu@yahoo.com

Exsalus Health & Wellness Center http://www.Exsalus.com
Co-founders of this Wellness Center and inspired by Dr. John McDougall, Matthew Lederman, MD and Alona Pulde, MD, L.Ac team up to provide health services emphasizing nutrition and lifestyle modification to obtain and maintain optimum health. Trained in general medicine, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, they provide comprehensive services that include health programs, massage, office visits, phone consultations, cooking classes, seminars, weekly group meetings, and guest lecturing.
Phone: 323-876-3600 by appointment only
West Hollywood area

Jay Gordon, M.D. http://www.drjaygordon.com/
A vegetarian pediatrician dedicated to teaching his patients and their parents how to achieve good health with a compassionate lifestyle.
901 Montana Ave., Suite C, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-393-9784
email: JNGMD@aol.com

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. http://www.plantbaseddietitian.com
A plant-based dietitian and certified personal trainer who has helped people achieve their goals through coaching. She offers in-home counseling, online diet and fitness analysis, and online as well as phone counseling and health coaching.
Phone: 310- 502-0690
Blog: http://toyourhealthnutrition.blogspot.com
email: julieannahevermsrd@yahoo.com

Khalsa Chiropractic http://www.drmhaatma.com
Dr. Mha Atma S. Khalsa attended the University of California at Berkeley majoring in biology and environmental studies. Interested in healing, he graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and now has a full practice. Concerned about our troubled environment, he founded http://www.earthaction.org to promote environmental healing and social justice.
5880 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: 323-857-1277
email: drmhaatma@sbcglobal.net

Clinton Pomroy, ND http://www.drpomroy.com/
Dr. Pomroy is a Naturopathic Doctor who received his Naturopathic Medical Degree in 1996 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and is licensed to practice in California. Dr. Pomroy believes it is essential to bridge conventional medicine with the ages-old art of traditional, holistic medicine. Providing integrated medical services to his patients enhances the outcome and care of treatment that patients receive. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, International Hormone Society, California Naturopathic Doctors Association, and ACAM.
23945 Calabasas Rd., #101, Calabasas, CA 91302-1500
Phone: 818-224-2404

Heather Shenkman, MD http://veganheartdoc.blogspot.com/
Vegan interventional cardiologist and avid marathon runner and triathlete who also blogs about her love of running.
Valley Cardiovascular Specialists
7325 Medical Center Drive, Suite 300
West Hills, CA 91307
Phone: (818) 595-3581
Fax: (818) 595-3598

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HOLISTIC PET SERVICES


Information courtesy of Marr Nealon. For more pet resources read her helpful article at
http://www.vegparadise.com/otherbirds410.html

Buddha Dog http://buddhadog.com
Buddha Dog has been offering small animal massage therapy and wellness at your location in the Los Angeles area with Registered Veterinary Technician and Certified Animal Massage Therapist Pam Holt since 2003. Sessions include Acupressure, TTouch, Stone Massage, and Reiki. Gift Certificates are available. Reasonable rates start at $30, and work is guaranteed.
Phone: 818-300-4478
email: pam@buddhadog.com

Dr. May's Veterinary House Calls http://www.drmaysvethousecalls.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/drmayveganvet
Dr. Armaiti May is a rare vegan veterinarian--one who makes house calls and offers comprehensive veterinary care. She offers examinations and consultations, acupuncture, vaccines, deworming, blood and urine testing, injections, prescriptions, minor wound treatments, bandage applications, ear cleaning, at-home euthanasia, and much more.
12405 Venice Blvd. #351, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310-614-3530
FAX: 310-220-6792
email: veganvet@gmail.com

My Pet Naturally http://www.mypetnaturally.com
A caring pet store that sells natural, holistic, and earth friendly pet foods and health care products at truly reasonable prices. Vegans can find Evolution Diet pet food for dogs, cats, and ferrets and consult a well-informed staff to help customize their pets' diets. They have pet adoptions, pet photography, homeopathy for pets, and take up collections for shelter and rescue dogs.
12001 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-477-3030
email: info@mypetnaturally.com

Non-Anesthesia Teeth Cleaning http://www.catdrinkswater.com
Letisha Boyle, a vegan and experienced technician of 18 years, will schedule an appointment to come to your home to clean your dog's or cat's teeth. Uses gentle massage and music to relax your pet and eliminates the need for anesthesia to remove tartar and plaque. Methods and quality of service similar to human oral hygiene.
Phone: 800-329-5495
email: catdrinkswater@yahoo.com


The following veterinarians are not vegan, thus some of the remedies they recommend may contain animal ingredients. If that is important to you, inform them. They do not necessarily recommend a vegan pet diet, but will respect the human companion's choices.

Megan Bamford, DVM
Holistic veterinarian, homeopath, and certified animal chiropractor. Her partner does acupuncture and will show you key points to massage at home to continue daily treatment to relieve symptoms. Their service is caring, attentive and very thorough.
10180 Stonehurst, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Phone: 818-768-0954


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HOME DELIVERY


ABC Health Food Center http://www.vegefood.com
Health food store with a wide variety of vegetarian foods and health oriented books. The organization offers on-line home delivery.
1501 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: 888-765-6955 or 818- 546-8552 FAX: 818-546-8464

FarmBoxLA http://www.farmboxla.com
Farm Box LA delivers weekly to your door or office a Farm Box full of a variety of freshly picked produce personally selected from local farms and farmers markets. There's nothing better than eating food that tastes the way it's supposed to--as if just harvested from the earth!
Phone: 310-344-6701 email: farmboxla@gmail.com

Farm Fresh To You http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com
Capay Organic, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco, is committed to delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly to your home or office as frequently as you choose. Their farm in the Imperial Valley extends their service to those in Los Angeles as well as Northern California.
Phone: 310-428-6610
email: sumsum@farmfreshtoyou.com

FoodFlo http://www.foodflo.com
Paris trained Chef Florence Bertheau offers a vast array of services focusing on her meals that specialize in raw organic sprouted foods. Personal chef services, complete meal delivery services, catering, cooking classes, restaurant consulting, and new alkaline/ph balancing meals delivered to your door.
Phone: 323-644-8100
email: Foodflo@aol.com

Gourmet Soup Kitchen http://www.thegourmetsoupkitchen.com/
Amy Caplan and partner Daniel Tout offer more than two dozen innovative varieties of vegetarian soups available frozen in 16-ounce cartons for home delivery. Some of the vegan choices include Cuban Black Bean, Mushroom Barley, French Onion, Old World Lentil, Thai Coconut Curry.
11123 Montana Ave., #85, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-393-6902
FAX: 310-399-7783
email: amy@thegourmetsoupkitchen.com

Los Angeles Organic Vegetable Express (LOVE) http://www.lovedelivery.com
Provides a user and earth friendly service for discriminating people who have chosen to live a healthier, greener lifestyle. Delivers fresh organic produce to homes and offices.
P.O. Box 1315 Venice, CA 90294
Phone: 310-821-LOVE
email: info@lovedelivery.com

Luci Organics Organic Produce Home Delivery http://www.luciorganics.com
Started by former employees of major natural food markets, this company delivers fresh seasonal produce to your doorstep in select areas of Los Angeles and Orange County. Choose Seasonal Boxes or A La Carte to select fruits and vegetables of your choice in quantities of your preference.
8504 Firestone Blvd. Suite 206, Downey, CA 90241
Phone: 562-462-9222 Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m . to 4 p.m.
email: cs@luciorganics.com

Mother Organica Food Club http://www.motherorganica.com
This catering company features several well-trained, experienced chefs of diverse backgrounds offering vegan organic foods locally sourced with dishes that reflect world cuisines. Their mission is to create awareness about making healthy, sustainable, plant-based food choices
Phone: 310-602-4628
email: info@motherorganica.com

RAWvolution http://www.rawvolution.com
Chef Matt Amsden prepares all organic, vegan raw foods delivered to your door. He offers the perfect raw foods for lunches to carry to work or dinners that will be waiting for you when you come home. Meals include soups, salads, gourmet entrées, side dishes, and desserts.
Phone: 310-721-4222

Seedling Catering http://www.seedlingcatering.com
Vegan and Macrobiotic Chef Kristina Brindley creates varied menus using fresh produce from a community supported agricultural farm and delivered to home or office. The website is updated weekly.
1716 South Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90035
Phone: 310-309-7152
email kristina@seedlingcatering.com

The 7th Element http://www.the7thelement.com
This site offers wholesome macrobiotic meals using organic produce and ingredients delivered to your doorstep in the Los Angeles area. They also offer catering and cooking classes. Daily menus are listed on the website.
email: info@the7thelement.com
Phone: 818-512-9185

SPUD https://www.spud.com
The Los Angeles county division of Spud was formerly known as Organic Express. Select individual items from the organic produce category for each delivery, or you can create your own Fresh Harvest Box. SPUD's Fresh Harvest Box is a variety of delicious organic fruits and vegetables tailored by you to your unique preferences. Offers a complete selection of natural foods, including milk, bread, pasta and ready-made meals.
21136 S. Wilmington, Suite 300, Carson, CA, 90810
Phone: 310-674-2642
Fax: 310-547-8650
losangeles@spud.com

Vegin' Out http://www.veginout.com
Southern California's premier vegan home delivery service prepares fresh, vegan cuisine, using as many organic ingredients as possible, and conveniently delivers right to your door. Well-balanced meals contain almost exclusively, whole, unprocessed foods, and are free of cholesterol, saturated fats, and trans-fats. Mention Vegetarians in Paradise and receive $10 off of your first order!
Phone: 800-420-4927


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LOS ANGELES YOUTH ACTIVITIES


Growing Great
http://www.growinggreat.org
A non-profit nutrition education organization dedicated to inspiring children and adults to adopt healthy eating habits. Works to create collaborations that support healthy food choices and lifestyles in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Their long-range vision is to expand programs and services into school districts and communities outside of the South Bay.
2711 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #279, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-939-9216
email: info@growinggreat.org

Kids Make a Difference http://www.kidsmakeadifference.org
Kids Make a Difference brings together wonderfully caring children from across the broader Los Angeles area with other such children to have a great time making a difference together. Kids Make a Difference offers these hands-on community service programs in which elementary and middle-school age children may participate on weekends and school vacations: hiking and maintaining trails, surveying and cleaning beaches, visiting and caring at retirement homes, gleaning farms, feeding the homeless, removing graffiti, caring for animals at refuges and sanctuaries, helping the handicapped, recycling projects, etc. Kids Make a Difference teaches and helps children to reach out and make a difference in the worldaround them. This experience shows children that what they do matters and that they can make a difference.
P.O. Box 24922 LA, CA 90024-0922

Kind News (Kids in Nature's Defense) http://www.kindnews.org
An easy-to-read monthly publication that educates primary graders about respecting animals and the environment and encourages literacy, violence prevention, good citizenship, and peaceful conflict resolution. This classroom newspaper, published by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education, is the youth education division of The Humane Society of the United States. The organization encourages all people to "adopt a teacher" who will then receive a classroom subscription to the publication.
Phone: 310-656-2016
email: KindNewsLA@aol.com


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NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


Aloha Sanctuary Spa http://www.alohasanctuary.com
Kimia offers a refuge for those seeking relaxing and healing treatments of massage, energy medicine, reiki, hot stone massage, infrared sauna, and jacuzzi. Included are foods from a light vegan menu.
656 San Juan Ave., Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310-401-1260

Busy Bee Hardware
Don Kidson, owner of The Living Light House, operates this old fashioned hardware store that sells juicers, food grinders, health books, and dehydrators in addition to all the hardware anyone needs.
1521 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 91404
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Closed Sunday
Phone: 310-395-1158

Clean Living of Santa Monica http://www.cleanlivingsoap.com
Makes natural soaps and bath products without the use of animal fat. No artificial colorants, petroleum products, or artificial perservatives. Uses avocado oil, jojoba and shea butter, essential oils, beeswax and cocoa butter. Sells at farmers markets.
James Derner, Owner
1122 18th St., Suite 201, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 866-967-3700
email: CleanLivingOfSM@aol.com

Our Daily Bread http://www.norwalksda.org/odb
Seventh Day Adventist book store and health food market. Small lunch counter in front of store with rear patio seating for 30 to 40 people.
Vegan food
12201 E. Firestone Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: 562-863-6897


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RAW FOOD ACTIVITIES

Orange/LA County Living Foods http://www.ocraw.com
For the latest updates on raw dinners, pot lucks, special events, and gatherings in Los Angeles and Orange County check Karen Sussman's extensive calendar or call for information.
Phone: 949-651-6309
Cell: 818-419-5350
email: simplyraw@ocraw.com

Tegra Little http://www.tegralittle.com
Tegra Little is a raw food chef and teacher. She teaches a variety of raw food courses as well as offering one-on-one coaching and consultations. Potlucks are also offered quarterly. Located in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock/Mt.Washington/Pasadena area). She services the Greater Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley. Tegra can be scheduled to teach classes across the country.
Phone: 310.433.6008
email: TEGRA@TEGRALITTLE.COM

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RESTAURANTS
(Vegetarian and Vegetarian-Friendly)


Restaurant listings are now found at http://www.vegparadise.com/restaurants.html

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SOCIAL ACTION GROUPS


The Ark Trust, Inc. now Humane Society of the United States Hollywood Office http://www.arktrust.org
National non-profit animal protection organization devoted to raising public awareness of animal issues. Site includes pages about the group's proactive media projects to promote positive coverage of animal topics. Maintains a library of videotapes covering animal use and abuse as a resource for the media. Links to other animal friendly sites.
Phone: 818-501-2275
email: winikoff@envirolink.org

Green People http://www.greenpeople.org
Provides an online searchable directory of products and services provided by eco-friendly people and organizations.
420 Raymond Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-399-9355

Southern California Vegetarians http://SoCalVeg.org
A Los Angeles based organization that aims to educate on the benefits of a plant-based diet and to demonstrate concern for the environment, human health, the treatment of animals, and world health. The site features educational events, current events, pot lucks, restaurant outings, lists of local vegetarian restaurants, and vegetarian links.
Phone: 310-289-5777
email: info@SoCalVeg.org


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SOCIAL CLUBS


Jewish Vegetarian Society of Los Angeles
Group meets at 10:00 a.m. the first Sunday of each month at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue to hear educational speakers, plan social events and pot lucks, and network with other vegetarians.
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue
15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA 91316
Phone: Janine at 310-358-9941

MEETUPS

  • Make new veg friends by attending meetup gatherings throughout Los Angeles County. To sign up, go to http://www.MEETUP.COM
  • Choose vegan or vegetarian as your subject and enter your zip code.
  • Then select one or more groups and sign up.

Natural Health Group http://www.naturalhealthgroup.org
The Natural Health Group (formerly The Vegetarian Dining Club) hosts weekly vegan dinner events throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Some events feature living foods. The group provides information, resources, and support to individuals making transitions to whatever health level they wish to reach from a Standard American Diet to a Vegetarian Diet, to a Vegan Diet, and/or to a RAW Diet Lifestyle. They publish a comprehensive Holistic Directory of Vegetarian Restaurants, and offer over 136 different DISCOUNT COUPONS, as well as an ONGOING DISCOUNT CARD.
Phone: Randy Ellis: 800-701-9364 or Ken Ziff: 310-396-2826
email: nathealthgroup@yahoo.com

Vegetarian Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vegetarian_group

VegLA (Passion Fruits Gay and Lesbian Vegetarian Club) http://www.VegLA.org
Gay and lesbian vegetarian club that holds potlucks usually on the 3rd weekend of each month. They offer a free emailing every month.
email: veggiela@aol.com

VeggieDate http://www:veggiedate.org
Those looking for that ideal person who shares their vegetarian views can sign up with this vegetarian dating and networking service.


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VEGAN SERVICES


VeganPrinter http://www.veganprinter.com
VeganPrinter.com uses recycled paper and soy-based inks while being "Powered by Tofu." Provides customers with all printing and design needs and offers green options for those who those who want to go green.
Phone:800-505-VEGAN
FAX: 800-571-VEGAN


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VEGETARIAN FOOD PRODUCTS


Bezian's Bakery http://beziansbakery.com
Bakes a wide variety of breads, many wheat free, dairy free, and all yeast-free. Breads are sold at farmers' markets and at their store.
4725 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90029
Phone: 323-663-8608

Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. http://www.cedarlanefoods.com
Producer of low-fat natural foods including frozen dinners and entrees, salads, and specialty breads. Many of the dinners are made with soy protein.
1135 E. Artesia Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
Phone: 310-886-7720
Fax: 310-886-7732
email: feedback@cedarlanefoods.com

Cobblermania
From farmers' markets to a bricks and mortar location, cobblers are now available seven days a week. Several varieties of unique flavors made from seasonal fresh fruit combinations prepared from scratch are the creation of owner Shae Seward. Follow Shae on Twitter http://twitter.com/cobblermania
1510 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone: 323-316-4793
email: cobblermaniac@aol.com

Corn Maiden Foods http://www.cornmaidenfoods.com
Maker of 26 varieties of tamales including 8 vegetarian and 6 vegan selections. No lard or preservatives in any of their products. Sells their products at a number of farmers' markets.
24201 Frampton Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710
Phone: 310-784-0400
FAX: 310-784-0404
email: cornmaiden@earthlink.net

Daniel's Choice https://www.facebook.com/veganheights
Chef Jeroen Ashton makes a line of prepared foods available in the deli section of local natural foods markets like Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park, Clark's Nutrition and Natural Foods in Riverside and Loma Linda, and Lassen's markets in Southern California. Available are Eggplant Parmesan, Stedda' Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, Stedda' Chicken Salad, Vegan Valley Ranch Dressing, Stedda' Chicken Cacciatore, Tasty Mayo Smoky Chipotle, Tasty Mayo Original, and Creamy Garlic Spread.
3515 W. Commonwealth Ave., Suite L, Fullerton, CA 92833-2821
Phone: 1-310-746-7596

Edible Arrangements http://www.ediblearrangements.com
Makes colorful, eye appealing fresh fruit displays that make attractive table centerpieces. Made to order in varying sizes, the arrangements contain no preservatives. Stores are located throughout Los Angeles County and across the nation. Check website for locations.

El Burrito Mexican Food Products, Inc. http://www.elburrito.com
Manufactures vegetarian soy products using non GMO soybeans. Items include Soyrizo (meatless soy chorizo), SoyLoaf (meatless meatloaf), SoySteak, and SoyTaco.
P.O. Box 90125, City of Industry, CA 91715-0125
Phone: 800-933-7828
FAX: 626-369-6972
email: info@elburrito.com

Flamous Brands, Inc. http://www.flamousbrands.com
Manufacturers a line of 100% vegetarian falafel chips in spicy, sesame, and original flavors. The chips contain no dairy or eggs and no trans fats and are non-GMO, certified organic, gluten-free, and kosher.
2500 East Colorado Blvd. Suite 205, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: 626-799-7909
FAX: 626-548-5891

Follow Your Heart http://www.followyourheart.com
Packages their Vegenaise (mock mayonnaise) /Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternative, Chicken Free Chicken*, and vegetarian and vegan salad dressings which contain no preservatives. Available at health food stores.
P.O. Box 9400, Canoga Park, California, 91309
Phone: 818-725-2820
Fax: 818-725-2812
email: fyhinfo@followyourheart.com

Jamae Natural Foods http://www.jamae.com
Produces a variety of vegan oatmeal cookies that are sugar free as well as soynut crunch bars.
P.O Box 481096, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 800-343-0052 or 323-937-3670
FAX: 323-937-0849

K&L Veggie Market
A vegetarian specialty store that sells all kinds of vegetarian products from veggie seafoods and faux meats to organic foods.
605 N. New Ave. #D, Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone: 626-288-7048
Fax: 626-288-7869

Leaf Cuisine http://www.leaforganics.com or http://www.rodrotondi.com
Makes raw and vegan prepared foods including Rockin' Rawsagna, Fortuna Wrap, Hale Kale Salad, Harvest Sandwich, Falafel Burger, Bedouin Burrito, and Bombay Burrito, Under the name Chia Craft, this company prepares a line of raw and vegan dairy alternatives. Products include cheesecakes in raspberry-chocolate, mango, blueberry, and strawberry flavors, chocolate mousse, jalapeno and lime cream cheese, onion and chive cream cheese. The products are available for purchase at Whole Foods Markets.
11938 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
e-mail: rodrotondi1@gmail.com

Living Lettuce Farms http://www.livinglettuce.com
Living Lettuce Farms grows and sells a wide variety of hydroponically grown lettuces, herbs, edible flowers, and baby lettuce mixes at many farmers' markets as well as restaurants and caterers in the Los Angeles area.
P. O. Box 371465
Reseda, CA 91335-1465
818-727-6170 (main office)
818-700-1071 (farm)
818-727-6170 (fax)

Melissa's World Variety Produce, Inc. http://www.melissas.com
Packages soynuts, meat alternatives, and tofu products along with unique varieties of fresh and dried produce from around the world.
P.O. Box 21127, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: 800-588-0151
email: hotline@melissas.com

Mighty Soy, Inc. http://www.mightysoy.com
Makes soy milk drinks and tofu.
1227 South Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: 323-266-6969

Miyako Oriental Foods, Inc. http://www.coldmountainmiso.com
Manufactures miso and soy bean paste and prepares edamame (fresh soy beans) under the Cold Mountain and Yamajirushi labels.
4287 Puente Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Phone: 626-962-9633
FAX: 626-814-4569

Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. http://www.morinu.com
Makes silken tofu varieties under the brand name Mori-Nu.
2441 West 205th St., Suite C 102, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 310-787-0200
FAX: 310-787-2727

Naked Juice http://www.nakedjuice.com
Prepares more than 60 varieties that are 100% fresh, natural juice. Their products include smoothies, vegetable juices, fruit juices, nectars, fortified juices, and frozen juices.
935 West 8th St.,Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: 877-858-4237 or 626-812-6022
FAX: 626-334-6439

The Organic Gourmet http://www.organic-gourmet.com
Produces organic vegan and vegetarian soups, soup stock concentrates, sauces, bouillon cubes, nutritional yeast spread, oat miso pastes, tartar sauce, patés, and instant sauce mixes for quick meal preparation.
Scenario International LLC
14431 Ventura Blvd. #192, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 800-400-7772
FAX: 818-906-906-7417
email: scenar@earthlink.net

Pleasant Farms http://www.soyburgusa.com
Makes Soyburg, USA soyburgers, soy chicken, soy loaf, and soy drinks. Most items are vegan.
P.O. Box 50370
Pasadena, CA 91115-0370
Phone: 626-403-5605
Fax: 626-403-5604
email: info@soyburgusa.com

Quinoa Corporation http://www.quinoa.net
Produces pastas made from quinoa, a high-protein grain that dates back to the Incas. Wheat-free types include elbows, pagodas, linguine, spaghetti, rotelle, and shells.
P.O. Box 279, Gardena, CA. 90248
Phone: 310-217-8125
FAX: 310-217-8140
email: QuinoaCorp@quinoa.net

San Moritz Bakery
Bakes organic high-fiber dairy-free breads without preservatives. Included are 9 Grain, Savory Italian Tomato, Potato Toasted Onion, and High Fiber Carrot.
25604 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717
Phone: 310-318-2614

Soofer Co., Inc. http://www.sadaf.com
They distribute Sadaf products that include pickled hot Mediterranean peppers, grapeseed oil, hummus, baba ghannouge, Mediterranean salad, and hot crushed red pepper relish. Some items are vegan.
2828 Alameda St., Los Angeles, California 90058
Phone: 323-234-6666 or 800-852-4050
FAX: 323-234-2447
email: info@sadaf.com

Spice of Life Meatless Meats & Jerky http://www.Spice-Of-Life.com
Creates meatless meats and jerky that are wheat-free, gluten free, salt free, cholesterol-free, high in fiber and protein, and have the look, taste and texture of a wide range of meats. Products are made from defatted soy flour, Bragg Liquid Aminos, sunflower oil, and natural spices and are 100% VEGAN. Items are not only for vegetarians but also for celiacs, diabetics, low sodium dieters, and athletes who require additional protein.
15445 Ventura Blvd., Suite 115, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 337-436-6748 (toll free)

Visoy Food Inc.
Manufactures baked tofu, pressed tofu, fried tofu, and tofu strips.
111 West Elmyra Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 323-221-4079
FAX: 323-221-4137

Will-Pak Foods, Inc. http://www.tasteadventure.com
Under the brand name Taste Adventure they produce a variety of vegan, preservative-free, almost instant soups, chiles, and refried beans. Their Quick Cuisine items include vegetarian side dishes such as Bombay Curry and Jambalaya.
3350 Shelby St., Suite 200, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: 800-874-0883 or 909-945-4554
FAX: 909-899-7822

Zen Bakery http://www.zenbakery.com
Bakes a variety of rolls without sugar or honey. Fruit juice sweetened rolls include Whole Wheat Sesame and Cinnamon Raisin.
10988 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-475-6727

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