It's time to grab your friends, jump in your car, and head out on a mac & cheese adventure because we’re bringing you the TOP 5 places in California to get yourself a delicious vegan mac. Ready, set, MAC!
- Homeroom - Oakland, California
*Rrriiingggg* - School may be out, but the funky, schoolhouse style is definitely still ‘in’ for this woman-owned mac & cheese joint. The highlight? The owner puts a spin on every mac & cheese dish using a family recipe, making sure you’ll get a taste of home with every bite. 😌
What to get: Vegan Mac
Address: 400 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
2. Amy’s Drive Thru - Rohnert Park, California
We’re all lovers of the Amy’s Kitchen brand, but have you taken a trip to Amy’s Drive Thru? This sustainable, California-based eatery has all the indulgent goodies for fast-food junkies and conscious eaters alike! Not to mention, the vibrant colors, designs in the restaurant, and their packaging are most definitely Instagram worthy [winking emoji] (don’t take our word for it - check it out yourself!).
What to get: Traditional Vegan Mac N’ Cheeze or Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Mac
Fun fact: They just opened a new location in the San Francisco Airport! Perfect snack for those long, travel days.
Address: 58 Golf Course Dr W,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
3. MAC’D - San Francisco, California
Calling all mac & cheese artists! If you’re one of those people who knows you do it best, MAC’D agrees with you. This casual, build-your-own-mac joint is putting the power in your hands. You’re going to want to come here hungry because their portions are nothing to mess with. But can we really complain? We love knowing we’re getting more bang for our buck!
What to get: The Vegan: made with The Uncreamery Cheese; top it with every topping your heart desires from mushrooms to broccoli, to corn, and more. Don’t forget! You get to choose!
Address: 2127 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
4. Suncafe Organic - Studio City, California
This rustic, plant-based restaurant plays no games when it comes to feeding you well. Sit back and relax on their multi-level patio and enjoy the freshness of every bite! They make almost everything from scratch (vegan cheeses, butter, chorizo, and more!), so you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re eating what your body deserves.
* Side note: They host vegan cooking classes! We don’t know about you, but we’re in!
What to get: The Mac & Cheese: quinoa pasta w/tomato & cashew sauce baked in a cast iron skillet.
Address: 10820 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 927-4100
5. by CHLOE. - Los Angeles, California
You may have heard the raving reviews about by CHLOE. in New York. West Coast, you’re in luck because the LA location is loved and bustling as well! It’s the perfect post-observatory lunch for you and your friends. Plus, they’re well aware that after a stomach full of 100% plant-based goodness, you don’t want to move - so they even have a second floor with awesome hanging chairs! Plus, by CHLOE. is all about leaving a positive impact on their customers’ minds, bodies, AND the planet by reducing their carbon footprint as much as they can (they’re even a cash-free eatery!).
What to get: Mac N’ Cheese: Sweet potato-cashew cheese sauce, shiitake bacon, almond parm.
Address: 2520 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Well, there you have it! Share your mac & cheese road trip with your friends by tagging us @mylkguys, and we’ll share your journey on our social media! Plus, we want to live vicariously through you (we can’t eat Mac & Cheese all the time even though we want to!).
Don’t feel like leaving your house? We know the feeling. Lucky for you, we’ve got lots of delicious, ready-to-make, vegan Mac & Cheeses from brands like, Annie’s, Upton’s Naturals, Field Roast, Modern Table, and Daiya.
**Thanks to some of the members of our Mylk Fam for their suggestions. Want to join? You can join, here.