Although vegan restaurants are on the rise, vegan diners are a dime-a-dozen. Why? Because diner food is traditionally very meat and egg based: think eggs on toast, chicken tenders and greasy burgers. But at Abby’s Diner on Eagle Rock Boulevard in LA, The Vegan Hooligans have arrived to change up that notion.

From Tuesday through Sunday night, the stylish but a little grimy (as classic diners should be) pops up with all its vegan delights. With the Smiths playing in the background, and the space intimate, this diner gives off a truly family-oriented vibe. The menu is just as charming as the atmosphere. They have classic comfort food redone for every plant-based eater. You can enjoy a vegan burrito, ice cream sandwiches, a flaming melt, which has bean curd, cheese, and grilled onions. You can also have scrambled tofu nachos and empanadas with vegan cream cheese. Basically, they have everything we could ever want out of a diner.


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On Yelp, people are in love. Darylaine said, “Please do yourself a favor and go try their food!! Order their 421 burrito, which is not on the menu, but tastes amazing, it’s basically Californialifornia burrito consisted of beans, cheese, tater tots, and soy-based meat!! THAT IS A MUST!” And Alejandra said, “One of the most unique dining experiences here. First off I was brought here as a surprise date and later found out it’s a pop up that is open from 6-10 on the weekends at Abbey’s Diner. Whaaaa, mind blown!!”

According to a forecast report by restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman in New York, “plant-based” will be the food trend of 2018. The report also anticipates that plant-based foods will become the new organic. So, let’s hope there are even more cafes, shops, brands, and vendors to come, especially if they have vegan food THIS good.

They’re located at 4862 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.


Care for some homemade diner grub?

We have plenty of recipes from our Food Monster App that’ll make you feel like you’re sitting at a diner table with your closest group of friends. Keep reading below to see what you can make in your own kitchen!

Bacon Mac and Cheese Empanadas

Each bite is texturally fun, a mix of smoky and cheesy flavor, and quite delicious. Enjoy this Bacon Mac and Cheese Empanadas when you’re craving comfort food or make a big batch and be the hit of a get-together.


Double Black Bean Tofu CheeseburgersDouble Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers

For a hefty and authentic burger, opt for this Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers. These are truly all you could ever need.

Mushroom Tofu Scramble With Roasted Paprika PotatoesMushroom Tofu Scramble With Roasted Paprika Potatoes

For a fantastic scramble, you’ll fall in love with these Mushroom Tofu Scramble With Roasted Paprika Potatoes! The baked potatoes are covered in a simple mix of olive oil, paprika, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Eat this hearty breakfast as is, or serve it on bread as a tofu scramble sandwich!

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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