Co-owners Baba Wo'se Kofi and Lauren Wolley Ross like to say that they are “actively” on 63rd and Western Ave, where Baba’s Vegan Cafe is located, bringing care and support to a food desert that has not seen much change since the 1992 LA Riots. The pair offer Caribbean and soul food-inspired dishes translated for a plant-based diet, with hearty options like a Welcome Plate that comes with seasonal veggies, rice and beans, greens, kale salad, vegan mac and cheese, and fried cauliflower. For something lighter, try one of their Jamaican-style patties in flavors like Soy Beef, Curry Potato, Spinach and Kale, and Sweet Yam—and make sure you try limited-time offerings like Savory Hibiscus and Apple patties when they appear on the menu. Baba’s also features a cooperative marketplace with art, clothing, wellness products, and more, much of it sourced from current staff members.
How to book: Walk in.