Celebrity couple Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker (known collectively as “Kravis”) just revealed their top vegan food picks in Los Angeles. Shared on Kardashian’s Poosh wellness blog, the couple’s favorite vegan food spans the gamut of cuisine from Japanese to Middle Eastern to classic Americana with a plant-based twist. In total, Kravis shared their eight favorite LA-area restaurants and their go-to orders there, along with a guide to ordering vegan at their favorite non-vegan sushi restaurants. The duo can’t get enough matcha lattes and order them with nearly every meal.
For a nice dinner out, Kravis heads to Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood where they order a large selection of dishes. Among their favorites are the Romaine Caesar Salad, Fried Olives, Squash Blossoms, Tempeh Piccata, and Chili Cheese Fries. To end the meal, the couple opts for a matcha latte and a brownie sundae topped with brandied cherries.
Monty’s Good Burger
When craving burgers, Kravis heads to vegan fast-food chain Monty’s Good Burger where Kardashian says, “The vegan food tastes so close to the non-vegan versions.” Here, the duo orders vegan chicken sandwiches and the Travis Oat Matcha Latte Shake—a beverage that started as a limited-time collaboration but stayed on the menu permanently. For more fast-food classics, the couple likes to visit Lucky’s in Malibu and Santa Barbara where they order Impossible Burgers (with extra pickles, no onion, no tomato), sweet potato fries, and a hot green tea to “balance out the greasy food,” according to Kardashian.
When a hankering for Middle Eastern hits, the couple likes to go to Carousel in Hollywood. “I grew up eating at this restaurant with my family, and now we love to order it for family dinners with our kids, so this is a sentimental one for me,” Kardashian shared. “It’s my comfort food.” The go-to order here is hummus with pita, sarma grape leaves, cabbage salad, muhammara, and spinach fatayer, along with pickled turnips and olives.
For a healthy bite, the couple heads to Health Nut—which has three Los Angeles area locations. There, they like to nosh on a high protein salad made vegan by omitting the chicken and cheese and substituting in avocado. Kardashian likes to pair this meal with an Iced Mango Green Tea.
At plant-based Vietnamese eatery Âu Lạc Downtown, the couple love to order vegan chicken and waffles, the green pyramid (a dish Kardashian describes as “living wild rice”), and matcha shakes. JOi Cafe in Westlake Village is a new breakfast favorite where the duo get a breakfast burrito with a side of sauce that typically comes with the breakfast bagel—initially ordered by mistake that they have now made their on-purpose order. Matcha drinks here are among their favorites.
Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi
Kardashian also shared the couple’s secret go-to eatery Ma-Kin Vegan Sushi which is located in a strip mall in Agoura Hills. “Okay, I wasn’t sure if I was going to share this one, because it is my go-to secret sushi spot,” Kardashian posted on the blog. “But we’re all about sharing secrets over here at Poosh, so here you go. No frills, just a cute little vegan sushi spot in a strip mall.” Here, the couple indulges on spicy tuna on crispy rice; salmon sashimi; Six Seven rolls (a crunchy roll with tempura shrimp and crab); miso soup; and an obligatory iced matcha latte.
At non-vegan sushi restaurants, such as Katsuya and Nobu, the duo offered a few hacks for some satisfying plant-based meals, including ordering miso soup (check that bonito fish flakes are not used for flavoring), edamame, artichoke salad sans cheese, spicy avocado on crispy rice, and avocado and cucumber rolls.
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The Kardashian clan explores plant-based eating
Barker went vegan after surviving a plane crash in 2008, and Kardashian has been leaning heavily into a plant-based diet since the two started dating. This year, the couple had multiple wedding ceremonies and after their first elopement in Las Vegas, they found time to go on a “staycation” at West Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont with vegan brand Daring Foods.
As part of the “Saucy” campaign, the duo posed in a sexy photoshoot captured by iconic photographer Ellen von Unwerth who shot the couple enjoying Daring Foods’ vegan chicken. “I honestly cannot believe how much it tastes like chicken,” Kardashian said in a statement at the time. “There are lots of plant proteins out there, but we’re always looking for options that are super clean with all-natural ingredients. That’s why I love Daring.”
The rest of the Kardashian/Jenner family has experimented with plant-based eating in recent years, as well. Kim Kardashian has been vocal about her transition to a plant-based diet and in 2021, hosted a vegan cooking class to show off her Beyond Meat-stuffed taco recipe on Kourtney Kardashian’s Poosh Your Wellness virtual festival. This Kardashian sister also landed a brand partnership with Beyond Meat earlier this year as its official Chief Taste Consultant.
Crossroads expands vegan restaurant empire
One of Kravis’ top restaurant picks, Crossroads Kitchen, is actually backed by Barker and owned by celebrity chef Tal Ronnen. The beloved restaurant opened its flagship location nine years ago on Melrose Boulevard in West Hollywood. This year, it expanded to Las Vegas as the first vegan fine-dining restaurant on the strip. Operating inside the Resorts World Las Vegas, this Crossroads location is also complimented by CB/Crossroads Burgers, a new fast-casual concept inside the same resort from which guests can order delivery to their rooms or poolside cabanas.
The menus at the Las Vegas locations are all crafted with the same care as Crossroads Kitchen’s original West Hollywood location, where the food has impressed a lot of famous guests over the years. “A lot of people don’t realize it’s vegan when they first visit, because the food tastes so much like the non-vegan versions (it’s honestly magic—who knew non-dairy cheese could taste so good),” Kardashian posted about Crossroads in her recent blog. “All of the plates are shareable, so bring some friends and try it all. PS: it’s coming to Calabasas soon.”
And Kardashian is correct. After opening its Las Vegas location, Crossroads Kitchen is planning an additional outpost in Calabasas which is slated to open this fall. This location will come with a private dining room to help famous guests retain their privacy. “We have had a lot of guests over the years suggest that we open [in Calabasas] and a spot became available that we really liked,” Ronnen previously told VegNews. “We will have a private dining room available for anyone who wants to book it.”
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