The Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Los Angeles

Street foods, vegan restaurants, fine dining – LA has it all. But when you’re dealing with cancer or any other serious health concern, of primary importance is the quality of food they serve. And that’s where we come in!

Our team vets the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines so that you can be certain that the restaurant you choose will not defeat your healthy diet intentions.

We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurant options in Los Angeles, California:

Powerplant Superfood Café

5671 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90019

100% vegan and 100% gluten-free, the Powerplant was named one of the Top 10 coffeeshops/cafes in the country by Vegout Magazine. Featuring a variety of sandwiches, bowls, soups and salads – and serving breakfast all day – it’s easy to see why this Café is a local favorite.

Enjoy the Moroccan Magic Bowl (warm, sauteed greens tossed in tahini dressing, house-made vegan feta, toasted quinoa, seasoned chickpeas, roasted vegetables, dates, roasted almonds, sprinkled with parsley and mint), Powerplant Kitchen Chop Salad (hearty greens, quinoa, roasted pepitas, corn, cilantro, pickled red onions, ruby and golden beets, radish, carrots, tossed in Carrot Thyme Vinaigrette, topped with fresh avocado), or their popular Beach Bum Sandwich (chickpea tuna patty, fresh lettuce, tomato, avocado, house-made horseradish tartar sauce on a GF brioche bun).

Wild Living Foods

760 South Main Street
Los Angeles, California 90014

Wild Living Foods takes the processing of food very seriously. As their website states, “the food we eat has a direct impact on our ability as human beings to be strong physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. ‘Living Foods’ — or foods cooked below 118° — possess the enzymes and nutrients our bodies evolved over millions of years to thrive off of.”

Wild Living Foods serves breakfast all day, and also offer smoothies, bowls, sandwiches, warm pasta dishes, California Sushi, and traditional dishes like Mahalo Pizza (walnut pesto, cashew cheese, pineapple, barbeque kale chips, fresh veggies, jalepeno), Makaveli Lasagna (marinated zucchini, heirloom tomato, marinara sauce, macadamia ricotta cheese, olive oil, basic, garlic), and Rad Thai (marinated kelp noodles, seasoned vegetables, teriyaki sauce, orange lime zest, creamy sesame dressing).

Sage Organic Bistro

1700 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90026

A restaurant with a conscience, Sage Organic Bistro is open Monday through Sunday, 9 AM - 11 PM PST. Entrees include Farmer’s Lasagna (organic lasagna noodles with local farm fresh seasonally available vegetables, layered with pesto, dill cashew cheese, organic house-made marinara and Follow Your Heart mozzarella, topped with fresh basil and served with organic rosemary sourdough toast), Butternut Squash Ravioli (six house-made ravioli stuffed with butternut squash, seared then served with house pesto over a balsamic reduction with lemon and kale, drizzled with cashew alfredo), and Potato & Broccoli Pierogi (seared and served over balsamic reduction and sauteed kale, topped with garlic gravy).

Sun Café

10820 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 91604

Twice named one of the ten best restaurants in Los Angeles, the Sun Café makes almost everything from scratch, including their own cheeses, chorizo, mayo and butter. With a 100% plant-based dairy-free menu, it’s no surprise that this restaurant seeks to accommodate all palates. They are located down the block from famous Hollywood in Studio City.

Entrees include gluten free Raw & Rich Zucchini Lasagna (raw zucchini slices layered with pesto, spinach, cashew ricotta, sunchorizo, marinara and cashew cheese, served with kale or mixed green salad), Jackfruit Sea Cakes over Lemon Basil Pasta (sautéed mushrooms garnished with capers, chives, house sour cream), and Double Stuffed Spicy Quesadilla (grilled crimini mushrooms, smoky chipotle cheese sauce, pico de gallo, house pickled jalapenos, cilantro on a double layered wheat tortilla).

Veggie Grill

10916 Lindbrook Drive
Los Angeles, California 90024

Founders T.K., Kevin and Ray discovered back in 2006 that they not only felt better physically on a plant-based diet, but felt inspired by their ability to help heal the planet through the food they consumed. They launched Veggie Grill, now one of the largest, most influential vegan and vegetarian restaurant companies in the country.

Choose from selections like the Immunity Bowl (packed with immunity boosters: roasted yams, dark leafy greens, roasted brussels sprouts, tempeh, and quinoa-lentil mix with a miso mushroom sauce), Masala Curry Bowl (roasted butternut squash, turmeric cauliflower, and braised cabbage over masala-spiced chickpea curry and wild rice), or the Diablo Quesadilla Burger (not for the faint-hearted, the diablo quesadilla burger features a cheese quesadilla wrapped around a Beyond Burger patty, romaine lettuce, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and housemade spicy diablo sauce – warning, this one is HOT!).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List has been developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.

There’s no need to sacrifice your health… even when dining out! You just have to know where to look.