One of my forever favorite vegan restaurants in Southern California is Cafe Gratitude (pick any of their locations, I love them all...I wrote about one of the LA ones HERE). I am endlessly impressed by the amazing flavors that go into their food and I love how thoughtful the menu items are (you know how some vegan options are lazy/just baked tofu instead of meat or something? Cafe Gratitude is the opposite of that). And does anyone else just super appreciate a restaurant with on point aesthetic? #hiinstagram
Pictured above: the Glorious wrap + the Evolved bowl. Pictured below: the Elated entree + the Gracious salad.
The San Diego location is perfect; nestled right downtown and close to the water, gorgeous interior, friendly staff, amazing food. I've never disliked a meal here and neither have any of the non-vegans I've brought along with me, so it's for sure one of my top recommended restaurants if you're visiting San Diego (or Los Angeles!).
Cafe Gratitude // 1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101