Tonya Beaudet was perplexed when a strange sign appeared on the door of her favorite restaurant in 1980. Before long, she deduced that ?Here today, gone to Maui? meant that its surf-crazy owner had traded California?s waves for those of Hawaii. Filled with visions of organic feasts, she scrambled to buy the shop, otherwise known as The Spot Natural Food Restaurant. House-made vegetarian fare has ruled the menu for more than 30 years, transforming Tonya into a meat-free eater and converting unabashed carnivores into legume lovers. Saut?ed mushrooms and onions crown the restaurant?s veggie burger, whose blend of beans, seeds, and soy cheese the Travel Channel deemed ?jam-packed with flavor.? Brown rice and whole-wheat tortillas lend wholesome goodness to hearty burritos, savory garden omelets brim with seasonal produce, and organic ales and purified water refresh palates between bites, preventing diners from plunging into the nearby ocean. To accommodate a wide range of dietary needs, the kitchen can prepare meals without wheat, dairy, or sugar. Tonya and crew?s cookbook helps diners recreate their favorite dishes at home, using healthy ingredients such as garden-grown veggies and raw agave.
For natural vegetarian cuisine, dine at The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant.
Fill up on healthy and vegan fare at The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant.
Gather the whole family for a trip to The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant to create the perfect night.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant offers complimentary parking at a lot close by.
The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Stop by for three square meals a day — The Green Temple Vegetarian Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Happy Veggie screams freshness, from the smiling tomato on its sign to the paintings of green foliage that surround the restaurant's casual dining room. The chefs here specialize in Asian cuisine, just without certain ingredients.
No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or MSG finds its way into the Happy Veggie kitchen. Instead, the chefs use tofu and soy meats to put vegetarian spins on classic dishes, including what LA Weekly dubs a "pretty damn good animal-less pho."
Local vegetables are indispensable to this menu. Chefs use market-fresh produce to make salads, stir-fries, and curry-vegetable masala. They finish meals with coconut cheesecake or veggie flan, which they make with soy whipped cream and maple syrup that's as pure as the day it was wrung from a tree like a sponge.
Tip for first-time diners: don't come on Tuesdays, when the restaurant is closed.
The Veggie Grill is the champion of vegetarian restaurants.
It s easy to find fare you love at The Veggie Grill, though fat levels are anything but low.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at The Veggie Grill just as much as their parents do.
The Veggie Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve The Veggie Grill's tasty dishes at your next party.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at The Veggie Grill, with meals usually costing less than $15.
For a fresh blend of leafy greens and mix-ins, the salads at Souplantation in Torrance are your best bet.
Gluten-free, low-fat, and vegan! It's all happening at Souplantation.
Souplantation is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Casual dining at its best, Souplantation customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Souplantation, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Souplantation serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Vegans rejoice! Veggie Grill in El Segundo has you covered for tasty fare, minus the meat and dairy.
Veggie Grill is one of the rare restaurants that serve both healthy and gluten-free menu options.
Veggie Grill guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Parents appreciate Veggie Grill's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Veggie Grill, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
At Veggie Grill, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Show up a bit early if you want to be seated right away — Veggie Grill doesn't take reservations.
Folks tend to dress down at Veggie Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Or, take your food to go.
Veggie Grill will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Dine at Veggie Grill and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Veggie Grill, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.