9 Places to Eat Vegan for $9 or Less

Who says eating vegan has to be expensive? Check out these 9 vegan-friendly restaurants and score a meal for $9 or less!

1. Fala Bar - 7751 1/2 Melrose Ave. and 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

With two locations, one in Venice and one on Melrose, Fala Bar fills your falafel craving. Choose from 5 flavors of falafel—original, kale, spicy, crunchy, and our favorite—sweet potato.

The Hummus and Baba plate are $8.50 each. All of their sandwiches, burgers, bowls, tacos and burritos are $8. Snacks and sides are $4-$6.

Bonus! Fala Bar's new happy hour boasts 50% their entire menu from 6-9pm every day.

2. Bella Pita - 960 Gayley Ave. and 3013 Figueroa St.

Although not entirely vegan, Bella Pita is a hard one to beat on price. You can grab a black bean wowshi or a falafel pita for under $6. The portions here are huge and you can use their topping bar to load up with hummus, veggies and sauces. One wowshi or pita can easily feed two moderately hungry vegans.

3. Veggie Grill - Multiple Locations

With multiple locations throughout the Los Angeles area, Veggie Grill offers an all vegan menu in a quick serve environment. While not all of their menu items are less than $9, our favorite deal, the Pick a Pair, comes in under the $9 mark. You can choose one salad + one side for $8.45. This is plenty of food for one person.

Bonus! Download the Veggie Grill app and earn rewards every time you dine.

4. Vegan Glory - 8393 Beverly Blvd.

Located in a strip mall in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, Vegan Glory offers vegan versions of your favorite Thai dishes, in addition to wraps, burritos, burgers, and specialty plates. Lunch combos start at $8.95 and most a la carte dinner items are also $8.95.

5. The Vegan Joint - Multiple Locations

While not everything on the menu is less than $9, all their burgers and sandwiches are $8.95. Choose from items such as the black bean burger, BLT, chicken or fish sandwich.

6. Chandni - 1909 Wilshire Blvd.

Go for the lunch buffet. At $8.49, it offers a plethora of vegan options. Buffet hours are Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm. Check out their à la carte menu here

7. Thai Vegan - 2400 Main St., Santa Monica and 2928 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey

Vegan-friendly and family run! From entrées to soups to appetizers, Thai Vegan’s entire menu comes in under nine bucks. Choose from dishes like Chowmein or Spicy Mint Noodles at $8 or curries such as Green Tofu Vegetable Curry or Massamun Tofu Curry, both at $6.50.

Thai Vegan offers eat in, takeout, or delivery (within a 3 mile radius).

8. Azla Ethiopian - 3655 S. Grand Ave.

Vegan This all-vegan restaurant offers one- and two-item combo meals at $3.95 and $7.50 respectively. Choose your rice and choose your items (salad and/or wot). Zucchini noodles, marinated beets and quinoa, curry potatoes with carrots and cabbage, and spicy red lentils are just a few of your options for sides.

9. Samosa House - 11510 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City

Samosa House offers vegan and vegetarian fare. Menu specials vary by location. Entrées are priced by weight with 8-oz plates at $3.88 and 16-oz dishes running $6.59. Add an 8 oz. rice or soup at $2.99 and still come in under $9. Jackfruit, Chana Masala, Daal, and more.