Sherman Oaks is a charming small town located close to LA. This place is known for its peaceful vibe, high-end retail and more recently, its tempting vegan dining scene.

But whether you’re on the lookout for thrilling adventures, quality time with your family or just walking the trails at the nearby wildlife reserve, you’ll be happy to know there’s plenty of great vegan restaurants in Sherman Oaks that are just waiting to be discovered.

From restaurants with globally-inspired cuisine and a super generous happy hour to laid-back brunch cafes, expect a fantastic selection of vegan food in Sherman Oaks, CA.

So let’s get started!

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Five Exceptional Vegan Restaurants In Sherman Oaks, CA: Food Worth Waiting For!


Enjoy some Asian-inspired food that incorporates loads of aromas, spices and flavors right in the heart of Sherman Oaks.

Ready for some of the best vegan food in Sherman Oaks? veSTATION is the ideal stop for some fresh and organic plant-based food in a lively environment with warm lighting, large windows and some booth seating.

Believe us when we say they don’t compromise on taste or quality as veSTATION beautifully incorporates exotic Asian spices, as well as superfood ingredients, to create dishes that taste great and are good for your body too.

And as this restaurant supports local farmers by using locally sourced ingredients, you can expect some of the freshest and most nutritious dishes in town.

They have a separate lunch menu that’s served from Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm, as well as a full menu that’s served all day.

If you’re visiting for lunch, we recommend trying the Papaya Salad which consists of raw papaya, tomato, green bean, carrot, cashew, roasted peanut, portobello mushroom and other delicious ingredients. But if you fancy something a little different, get your hands on their Pineapple Fried Rice Soy Chicken which is prepared with pineapple, bok choy, tofu, curry almond, cranberry and other ingredients.

As for the full menu, we recommend the Buddha Wrap which are fresh rolls consisting of organic garden salad, basil, organic buckwheat noodles, croûton, lemongrass tofu and a great aromatic dip.

Of course no one can go wrong with the Massaman Curry either, which comprises of cauliflower, potato, snow pea, onion, carrot, roasted peanut and simmered in a tamarind curry reduction.

The staff are also very friendly and accommodating, so if you’re confused about what to order, feel free to ask for suggestions regarding which dishes are worth a try.

veSTATION is open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday from 11am to 9:30pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9:30pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.

Address: 14435 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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2. Sugar Taco

A 100% vegan restaurant with outdoor patio that is pet-friendly, offering authentic Mexican food, as well as a happy hour every Thursday.

If you’re looking for a restaurant to satisfy your Mexican food cravings, we’ve found the perfect place for you (and even for your furry friend)!

Sugar Taco serves tasty authentic Mexican flavors, and as it’s fully vegan, you don’t have to worry about whether all the ingredients are 100% plant-based or not. The team at this vegan restaurant are very passionate about doing their bit for nature too, by giving back to environmental charities. They also source their produce from local organic farmers – way to save the world one taco at a time!

Expect a fun and vibrant decor when visiting, including plenty of vivid-colored chairs, vibrant walls and plants adorning the dining area. The vibrant color scheme doesn’t just end there of course – Sugar Taco serves their wholesome food on colorful plates, and even has fun beer, Agua Fresca and cocktails full of colors!

When it comes to the food, one of the popular items has got to be the Carne Asada Taco which is a corn tortilla topped with their delicious carne asada (seitan), onions, cilantro and red house salsa. But if you feel like trying a few options, then ask for the 3 Taco plate where you get to mix and match proteins and toppings.

For an even more filling option, we recommend the Carnitas Burrito which consists of black beans, rice, pico de gallo, red house salsa and Carnitas (also known as jackfruit).

And if you’re after something healthier without the tortilla, then why not try the Protein Bowl? This dish is served with black beans, rice, pico de gallo, and your choice of protein in a bowl – super filling and incredibly tasty.

You can get the most bang for your buck on Thursdays though, as this eatery does an All-Day Happy Hour every Thursday!

Best of all, you’re welcome to bring your dog with you as Sugar Taco is kid-friendly and dog-friendlier. So grab a seat on their inviting outdoor patio and treat your four-legged friend to the Dog Taco here – yes they serve tacos to dogs!

This pick on our list of vegan restaurants in Sherman Oaks is open everyday from 12pm to 9pm.

Address: 15025 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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3. O’cado Restaurant

Modern eatery serving a fusion of American, Mediterranean and Latin inspired dishes, plus a tempting happy hour.

O’cado Restaurant is one of the most loved vegan restaurants in Sherman Oaks. Why? Because this eatery caters to the whole town with their fusion of American, Mediterranean and even Latin inspired dishes – all of which are exclusively vegan! Best of all, they have Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm.

This contemporary restaurant has a very sleek decor, however what makes it more photo-worthy is the well-presented dishes. Those give you the impression of dining at an upscale restaurant, but thankfully without the hefty price tag.

We recommend starting with the O’Crab Cakes consisting of jackfruit, artichoke, farro and onion-poppy seed slaw or the crowd favorite – Brussel Sprouts cooked with house ‘bacon’, brown sugar and balsamic glaze.

One of the popular main dishes here is the Beyond Brat which is a pretzel bun topped with grilled onion & red pepper, dijon and vegenaise. And if you love tacos, then go for the Impossible Tacos with pico de gallo and avocado.

This pick on our list of vegan restaurants in Sherman Oaks is open Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and on Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.

Address: 14568 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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4. The Harvest Bar

Laid-back cafe offering a large array of smoothies, smoothie bowls and lunch bowls perfect for a quick grab-and-go.

Off on some adventure in Sherman Oaks and looking for an easy grab-and-go spot? The Harvest Bar might be right up your street as this cafe serves super nourishing açaí and pitaya-based smoothie bowls, lunch bowls, overnight oats and smoothies that are guaranteed to do you a world of good.

Enter the cafe and find a very down-to-earth decor with a minimal look, and bar stools facing the large windows that are perfect for people watching.

You can find many healthy juices, other drinks and granola bowls ready to go in their fridge, as well as a display of all the different sizes of cups and bowls that you can choose from to create your own made-to-order pick.

One of the favorites here is the Island Smoothie Bowl which is prepared with a base blend of organic açaí, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, mango and orange juice, as well as topped with granola, mango, coconut, goji and kiwi. Do note that all smoothie bowls can be made vegan, so ask the staff there to customize your bowl.

If you want to go for a savory option, then we recommend the Mediterranean Lunch Bowl consisting of quinoa, brown rice, cucumber, avocado, tomato, chickpeas, carrots and many more wholesome ingredients.

Although not solely vegan, we just had to include this vegetarian and vegan-friendly spot on our shortlist. The Harvest Bar is open everyday from 9am to 6pm.

Address: 15030 Ventura Blvd #8, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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5. Blu Jam Cafe

A relaxed brunch restaurant with al-fresco dining option, perfect for spending time with family and your furry friends.

Blu Jam Cafe is an amazing brunch spot serving incredible dishes prepared with local and organic ingredients. With a superb al-fresco dining option on their dog-friendly terrace and excellent service, you’re sure to have the best brunch experience with your family and friends here.

This brunch restaurant has a super cozy and laid-back vibe that beautifully embodies the laid-back vibe of the town. So kick back and enjoy some quality family time around a tasty brunch.

And since none of the Blu Jam Cafe locations have freezers, you’re sure to have some of the freshest and crunchiest dishes around.

One of the highlights on the breakfast menu is the Vegan Organic Tofu Tostada which is prepared with tofu, black beans, radishes, peppers, avocado, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli and grilled potatoes.

Another breakfast item worth trying is the Spicy Vegan Tex Mex Tofu Hash comprising of tofu, black beans, onion, chipotle, cilantro, tomatoes, grilled potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo.

As for lunch, there might not be many vegan options, but the one that’s available is a great choice. So do try the Vegan Wrap filled with soy chorizo sausage, black beans, radishes, pico de gallo, vegan chipotle aioli and many more tasty ingredients.

This restaurant is open everyday from 9am to 2pm.

Address: 15045 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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