Gracias Madre

Top choice vegan in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Gracias Madre shows just how tasty – and chichi – organic, plant-based Mexican cooking can be. Sit on the gracious patio or in the cozy interior and feel good as you eat healthily: sweet-potato flautas, coconut 'bacon,' plantain 'quesadillas,' plus salads and bowls. We're consistently surprised at innovations like cashew 'cheese,' mushroom 'chorizo' and heart-of-palm 'crab cakes.'

The cocktails include a list of dozens of tequilas and mezcals to choose from and lovely Micheladas (beer-based cocktails).

The entire experience seems made for Instagram, and to make your friends back home jealous.

If there's any downside, some of the dishes can be filling, so pace yourself. And parking can be a challenge, so ride sharing is recommended.