STORY AND PHOTOS BY: AMY MARAMBA
This one is dedicated for all the vegans out there. Whether you're a vegan or not, these restaurants will have your taste buds rejoicing.
The Grain Café
Address: 4403 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Cheapest dish: $6.95
Most expensive dish: $13.95
Most popular dish: Wet Burrito
Most popular drink: Pineapple Ginger Lemonade
The Grain Café is a small, quaint restaurant on the corner of 4th Street and Ximeno Avenue with all organic and vegan ingredients. If you’re looking for quick spot to eat a late-night breakfast or grab some dessert, this café is the perfect fit. They serve everything from pizza and crepes, to sandwiches and salads. Although its surrounding area can be loud with the street traffic, it has a serene vibe with a wall water fountain inside, and tons of greenery around the entire place. Whether you’re on your lunch break or on the hunt for affordable, yet tasty, vegan meals, The Grain Café is right up your alley.
Address: 975 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cheapest dish: $4.00
Most expensive dish: $17.00
Most popular dish: Beets Me Burger or Bibimbap Bowl
Most popular drink: Pomegranate Lemonade – refillable
If you want to enjoy the feeling of being on the beach without the long drive, Seabirds Kitchen is your go-to. With all wooden accents, floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio, this restaurant is a definite escape from the hustle and bustle Long Beach has. All their ingredients are organic and vegan, and they have a variety of dishes from the Bibimbap Bowl to the Irish Stew. They are also LGBTQ friendly, with only gender neutral restrooms and provide wifi. If you’re searching for a place to study, or a quick beachy getaway with great food, Seabirds Kitchen is a must!
Under The Sun
Address: 244 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cheapest dish: $7.00
Most expensive dish: $14.00
Most popular dish: Spicy Papaya Sushi Roll or the Tu-Nah Wrap
Most popular drink: Reishi Cappuccino
Under The Sun is a raw vegan restaurant and juice/smoothie bar located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. The entire restaurant, from the music to their décor is overall very Zen. Each table is topped with either succulents or crystal centerpieces. Not to mention, they also advertise yoga locations, and sell tea and healthy vegan snacks upon walking up to the counter to order. Unlike the other two locations, Under The Sun has sushi rolls, pie slices and spiced coffee lattes, which are all big hits with their customers! If raw vegan food and desserts sounds good to your taste buds, then this place is just right for you.