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Venice, Larchmont and DTLA
Looking for a coconut smoothie? Head over to Cafe Gratitude and order their creamy coconut smoothie, which features coconut meat, almond butter, dates, coconut milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. And if you want a treat to go with it, try their Almond Joy, a vegan version of Almond Joy candy bars, made with dark chocolate, coconut, and almond.
Vegan ice cream made with coconut milk can be found in abundance at Cocobella Creamery. Flavors include Cookie Monsta, Lemon Poppy Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Salted Caramel, and more. Everything is also gluten-free.
DTLA and Highland Park
If you’re craving a donut, check out Donut Friend’s Angry Samoa flavor. This version of a Samoan cookie flavored donut is a vanilla donut dipped in chocolate and topped with caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate stripes.
The Good Good has a few coconut pastries available for baking lovers. This includes their Pineapple Coconut Scone, Cacao Coconut Muffin, and Coconut Lime Croissant, which is a croissant filled with coconut cream. garnished with a drizzle of creamy lime.
West Hollywood and Newport Beach
Fancy something saltier? Get the Gracias Madre Coconut Ceviche appetizer, made with roasted coconut, mango, banana pepper, jicama, cucumber, coconut milk and fennel.
Los Feliz and West LA
Order a coconut-based milkshake from Honeybee, available in StrawBEErry, Blossom (orange creamsicle), Choco Bee or plain vanilla flavors. They also do a soft serve made with coconut yogurt and filled with probiotic cultures.
Village of West Lake
Go all out and buy a coconut-themed cake from Karma Baker. The Vegan and Gluten-Free Bakery’s Chocolate Coconut Cream Cake is their famous brownie serving as the base for a smooth and silky chocolate cream topped with their light and fluffy coconut cream mousse. Or go for their Pineapple Coconut Cake, which is their fluffy pineapple cake with each layer filled with creamy coconut frosting and decorated with toasted coconut shavings.
This Thai restaurant has so many coconut dishes on its menu that you could make it a four-course meal. For starters, they offer their Tom Kah (a Thai spicy and sour coconut soup) and coconut noodle soup. For main courses they prepare a range of curries which usually resemble Thai curries – made with coconut milk – in options of their Panang, Yellow, Green, Pineapple, Duck, Pumpkin, Green Avocado and Crispy Fish Panang. For sides, try their coconut rice. And, of course, they serve fresh young coconuts to drink. Finally, finish it off with their coconut ice cream for dessert.