Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Vegan Options (2021 Guide)

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The Los Angeles International Airport is one of, if not the most vegan friendly airport in the US. Whereas in most airports just finding the good vegan options is our goal. At LAX, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the AWESOME vegan options that the Los Angeles Airport has to offer.

For instance, if you find yourself in Terminal 4, you’ll have a chance to check out Real Food Daily – one of the only FULLY VEGAN restaurants that can be found in an airport (trust us, we’ve looked).

We have separated the airport by concourse. Then, we place each restaurant into one of three categories. First, locations that we know the options for. We also list these in order from what we feel has the best options to the ‘not-so-best’. You can click on the names of the majority of these places and it will take you to a dedicated cheat sheet for that restaurant.

Next, we have a section for restaurants that we are still researching. If you know information that can help make this page better, then by all means let us know! Finally there is a section for restaurants that we have confirmed do not offer vegan options.

Vegan Options at Los Angeles Airport

Terminal 1

Einstein Bros Bagels – LOTS of options for bagels and a few vegan spreads to go with them.

California Pizza Kitchen – There’s not a whole lot of outright vegan options at California Pizza Kitchen, but if you follow the link to our CPK Cheat Sheet (click the name) you can have quite a few choices with a few modifications.

Trejo’s Tacos – Vegan Tacos

Rock & Brews – Salad options. Just make sure to ask for no meat & cheese

Chick-Fil-A – The Waffle Fries are vegan (so is the multigrain bagel if it’s breakfast) and you can get a little creative with a wrap or a salad.

Pei Wei Asian Diner – Tofu, Rice and Veggies with a few different choices of sauces. Also offers Edamame if you want a quick snack.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Almond, Coconut and Soy milk available

Urth Caffe & Bar – Coffee spot with almond & soy milk available for an additional charge. Per their menu they offer a Vegan Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie – Dark Chocolate Chunks, roasted Pecans and our secret recipe Vegan Cookie Dough – makes this hard to believe it is vegan!

Terminal 2

BUILT (Custom Burgers) – BUILT has a veggie burger (Impossible Burger) that is vegan with your choice of toppings.

Fresh Brothers Pizza – Offers a Vegan Cheese (Daiya), Vegan Pepperoni and even a Vegan Da Works (Daiya Mozz, plant based pepperoni, Impossible Sausage, Mushrooms, pepper & onions) You can also grab some Vegan Tenders or a Salad.

New Starbucks Spring Items
The new Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, Ice Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso, Chickpea Box and a cameo from our Miss Mia.

Starbucks (One Location Pre-Security, One Location in Terminal 2) – Lots of drink choices at Starbucks and a variety of simple food options including the new(ish) chickpea protein box (pictured above). It’s not the most amazing thing you’ll ever eat, but as a quick bite in the airport, could work really well.

Terminal 3

Panda Express – Eggplant Tofu, Chow Mein and Spring Rolls are the main vegan options at Panda Express

Starbucks – Lots of drink choices at Starbucks and a variety of simple food options.

Terminal 4

Real Food Daily – FULLY VEGAN Restaurant. Options include No-Huevos Rancheros and Tofu Veggie Wraps. The Saturday and Sunday Brunch is amazing. Try the Butterscotch Pancakes or the French Toast.

Kogi BBQ Taco Truck – Kimchi Tacos and Burritos

La Brea Bakery – Baby Kale Salad with grapefruit and pistachios and a Quinoa Salad with roasted beets

Dunkin’ Donuts – Lots of coffee options including multiple plant based milks to choose from. On the food side, they have a few varieties of bagel and some pretty tasty hash browns.

Terminal 5

Farmers Market – Too many vegan options to list. Tons of great fruits and veggies.

Ford’s Filling Station – Urban Herbivore Sandwich (Avocado, Tomato and Sprouts)

Lemonade – Also too many vegan options to list. Soba Noodles and Lentil and Eggplant Stew are just two of the over a dozen great vegan options.

Lemonade Update: Soba Noodles are no longer available. Most current vegan options are sides, no real entrees. It seems Lemonade rotates their menu regularly so it’s still worth a look but vegan options may be hit or miss. Thanks to Luke for the info!

Skewers by Morimoto – Tofu and Veggie Kebabs

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – Almond, Coconut and Soy milk available

Terminal 6

Point the Way Cafe – Vegan burger with vegan mayo

Starbucks (Pre-Security) – Lots of drink choices at Starbucks and a variety of simple food options.

Terminal 7

Wolfgang Puck Express – Veggie Wrap and a customizable kale and quinoa salad

BLD – Vegan Tomato Soup

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Almond, Coconut and Soy milk available

Terminal 8

Carl’s Jr – Carl’s Jr now carries the Beyond Burger. A Beyond Famous Star (no cheese no mayo) is an easy go-to choice. They also carry a Beyond Sausage Burrito for breakfast (order with no egg and cheese)

Tom Bradley International Terminal

800 Degrees Pizza – Brick-oven Neapolitan pizza with nondairy cheese

Asian Street Eats by Chef Hung – Vegetable Potstickers and Mixed Rice Bowls with Tofu

ink.sack – Veggie Banh Mi with BBQ tofu and pickled veggies

P.F. Chang’s – Vegan Options include Veggie Lettuce Wraps (which are amazing), Ma Po Tofu and Thai Chili.

Panda Express Vegan Options
Overhead of all the vegan options we have listed in our ‘Quick Order’ except the Eggplant Tofu which disappeared from many Panda Express menus last March.

Panda Express – Eggplant Tofu, Chow Mein and Spring Rolls are the main vegan options at Panda Express

Pret-A-Manager – Vegan Rainbow Salad

Starbucks – Lots of drink choices at Starbucks and a variety of simple food options.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (2 Locations Pre-Security) – Almond, Coconut and Soy milk available

Umami Burger – The Impossible Burger OOH MAMI! (served with two impossible burger patties, grilled onions, american cheese, miso-mustard, house spread, dill pickles, lettuce, tomato) Advise your server NO CHEESE and ask if the miso-mustard and house spread is vegan.

We hope this list of vegan options at the Los Angeles Airport helps you the next time you’re in LA (or perhaps more likely, right this second). The idea for these airport lists started by me wondering around the Atlanta Airport trying to figure out if the place I was at was the best spot to get a bite or if there was something better down the way.

More Info:

  • Here at VeggL, we search for vegan options so you don’t have to! We also have Vegan Guides for Restaurants and other Airports like Miami and Las Vegas
  • If you’d like to browse through LAX’s dining guide yourself, head over to the official Dine at LAX page

Disclaimer: We are working tirelessly to make sure all the information contained in VeggL is as accurate and up to date as possible. However, sometimes options change. If you notice a change at a restaurant that we need to know about, let us know

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