In today’s busy world, it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy diet while on the go. Residents of Los Angeles County, in particular, are familiar with the drains of sitting in traffic and driving far and wide to accomplish the goals of the day. By dinnertime, it can be hard to work up the energy to cook a nutritious meal. Luckily, you can enjoy a variety of healthy food options throughout the region, including in West Covina and Cerritos, to keep you fueled with meal choices that will make you feel as good as the food tastes.
Check out these six delicious restaurants the next time you need a quick bite on the move, want something healthy for takeout, or want to have a nutritious date night.
One Veg World
One Veg World is a fully vegan restaurant that prides itself on its use of fresh ingredients, commitment to sustainable practices, and the provision of delicious menu offerings. The restaurant offers in-restaurant dining, takeout, delivery through third-party services, catering, and a mini-mart full of grab-and-go vegan options, like cookies, kombucha, and sustainably sourced chocolate.
One Veg World serves a variety of menu options with cultural influences from Thailand, India, and China. Favorite menu items include Spring Rolls, Chow Mein, Veg World Burger, and Indian Curry. One Veg World is a small franchise with locations in Duarte and West Covina.
One Veg World West Covina: 178 S. Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790
One Veg World Duarte: 1355 E. Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010
Plant Love Food
Don’t let the entrance confuse you — Plant Love Food is an amazing little vegan restaurant tucked inside Star Auto Spa. Plant Love Food’s Latino owners are dedicated to combining traditional Mexican dishes and flavors with plant-based, healthful ingredients. The restaurant has a small eat-in area or you can order takeout for pickup or delivery through Door Dash and other delivery services.
The Mexican-inspired menu offers a variety of classic dishes like chilaquiles, enchiladas, and tostadas, all re-imagined as vegan entrees. Customer menu favorites include the Wet Burrito, Quesadilla, and Pozole. It also has 12 different varieties of handmade tamales, including two sweet choices for dessert. Wash your meal down with an organic champurrado or atole.
Plant Love Food: 3447 Peck Road, Unit B, El Monte, CA 91733
Hummus Republic is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a fast-food model, providing customers with a variety of quick, healthy dishes. Hummus Republic is a growing chain with locations across southern California and with plans to expand into other states. The restaurant’s offerings are primarily plant-based, though some sustainably raised meats are available.
Customers can choose between wraps, pitas, and bowls with a variety of customizable options, including a green or grain base, spread, protein, toppings, and dressing. For example, you might choose a bowl with couscous as a base, hummus as a spread, lemon chicken as a protein, pickled red cabbage and fried eggplant as toppings, and traditional tahini as a dressing. Combinations are endless, and the friendly staff creates your meal in front of you. Enjoy dine-in, takeout, or delivery at any of the locations.
Hummus Republic Burbank: 313 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502
Hummus Republic El Segundo: 827 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245
Hummus Republic Chino Hills: 4013 Grand Ave. Suite D, Chino, CA 91710
Vinh Loi Tofu
Vinh Loi Tofu is a Vietnamese restaurant owned by chef powerhouse Kevin Tran. In addition to serving a variety of healthful, vegetarian, and vegan dishes, Vinh Loi Tofu also makes its own tofu in-house for use in restaurant dishes and for purchase. The original location is situated in Reseda, with a second location in Cerritos.
Vinh Loi Tofu serves a wide range of traditional Vietnamese dishes including pho and Vietnamese sandwiches. Menu item favorites among customers include the Curry Soup, Stir-Fried Udon, and Assorted Vegan Spring Rolls. You can dine in, get takeout, or order delivery through a variety of delivery services from both locations.
Vinh Loi Tofu Reseda: 18625 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335
Vinh Loi Tofu Cerritos: 11818 S. St. #101, Cerritos, CA 90703
Fitbites is a local California chain that uses fresh, regional ingredients to craft a variety of Mexican- and America- inspired meals. The menu is straightforward — choose from a bowl, burrito, or taco, and either customize the ingredients to your liking or select one of the chef-inspired combinations for a quick and easy meal. Fitbites also offers a few sides and drinks to round out the meal.
Vegan, vegetarian, and meat options are available so that you can try quite a few unique combinations of flavors. Customers love the Marrakech Bowl and the Sofrito Burrito. Fitbites has two locations in southern California, offering customers dine-in, takeout, and delivery through several delivery services.
Fitbites Cypress: 5895 Katella Ave., Suite D, Cypress, CA 90630
Fitbites Fountain Valley: 9965 Ellis Ave., Suite A2, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Str8 Up Tacos
With two health-conscious chefs at the helm, Str8 Up Tacos serves fresh and healthy tacos for its customers out of La Palma. The ingredients are sourced locally when possible, and the taco combinations are innovative and delicious. The menu is small, but the quality is high. The chefs prepare each taco fresh with care and attention to detail.
Customer favorites from the menu include the Cauliflower Tacos, Jackfruit Tacos, Crispy Potato Tacos, and Braised Pork Tacos. Str8 Up Tacos also makes their own salsa in addition to their tacos. This restaurant offers dine-in, takeout, and delivery, as well as catering for parties and events of all sizes.
Str8 Up Tacos: 8471 Walker St., La Palma, CA 90623
Lem Garcia Law Firm wants you to stay safe and healthy, whether that’s through healthy eating, exercise, or safe driving. What did you think of our healthy restaurant options in Los Angeles County? Drop us a line if we missed one of your favorites, and we’ll add it to the list. Happy eating!