Little Pine is vegan food that won’t ruin your day

And that’s saying a lot here in Los Angeles


Vache Sarkissian

Moby’s vegan restaurant in Silver lake.

It seems these days that everyone living in LA is in some form or another a vegetarian. In this city, there appears to be a hierarchy of meat consumption and those who eat the least are at the top. If you aren’t a vegan, chances are you really hate vegans. But as annoying as they might be at times, it’s hard to say that vegans aren’t right about many things. One need not look too far to see how cruelly some farms treat their animals, and how criminally little action is being taken.

Personally, I’m a pescetarian — meaning a vegan with the exception of fish — who allows myself to indulge in a burger or two a month. I never thought I’d give up or even slow down on meat consumption, but it’s happening now and I can’t say that it’s doing much harm.

As is customary when making a dietary shift, a change in favorite restaurants came naturally. One specific restaurant I find solace in is Little Pine in Silver Lake. This quiet, beautiful little spot is a fresh addition to the many vegan restaurants in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz/Echo Park area.

The location of the little bistro is quite convenient and easily accessible. It’s a short 10-minute drive from downtown Glendale and a short 10-minute walk from the Silver Lake Reservoir. The cuisine is mostly plant-based, Californian versions of Mediterranean food. The salads are amazing, and every item on the menu is 100 percent vegan, even the delicious desserts.

The most special aspect of this restaurant, however, is the owner. It goes without saying that Moby is one of the most influential and well-established electronic musicians of all time. In addition, he is a huge animals rights advocate and a passionate vegan himself. Since the beginning of the restaurant last November, Moby has donated 100 percent of Little Pine’s profits to animal welfare organizations. That’s got to be a lot of money considering the popularity of Moby’s music and veganism in LA (and not to mention the prices aren’t cheap). Moby’s philosophy for opening Little Pine is, as stated on the website, “the ability to take a bunch of the things i care about: organic food, community, veganism, architecture & design, and represent them in one space.”

Whether or not you’re a vegan, if you like really delicious food, excellent service, supporting animals rights, and even if you just love Moby, you can’t really go wrong with Little Pine. There are so many different options that finding something appealing is easy as organic, gluten-free pie. Little Pine is completely worthy of a full five out of five stars.


2870 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Little Pine is located on Rowena ave just east of Hyperion.
Vache Sarkissian
Little Pine is located on Rowena ave just east of Hyperion.


Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.