Unlike many of the aforementioned vegan restaurants, Crossroads Kitchen does not market itself as plant-based, yet 100% of the menu items are vegan. In fact, most guests hardly notice the exclusion of meat and dairy products during their dining experience.
Although the restaurant has three kitchens across the United States, the Los Angeles branch has won several awards, including one of the Most Influential SoCal Restaurants Of the Decade by Esquire, Best Fine-Dining Restaurant in 2022 by VegNews, and 2022 Best Vegan Restaurant winner by VegOut.
Owner and chef, Tal Ronnen entertains dishes like calamari fritti, scallopini parmesan, and campanelle without ever mentioning the word “vegan.” Executive chef Scot Jones does not disappoint his omnivorous crowd, as plant-based versions of classics exceed expectations time and time again. If you’re outside of the Los Angeles area, consider visiting the branches in nearby Calabasas or Las Vegas, or purchasing the Crossroads cookbook.
We even ranked Crossroads as the best vegan restaurant in America!