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Best Vegan Spots With Actor Sinqua Walls

Louisiana-born, LA raised Sinqua Walls broke through in everyone’s favorite series Friday Night Lights before becoming one of the only Black American actors to ever play Sir Lancelot (on the ABC fan fave Once Upon a Time) and taking the lead in BET’s Soul Train series, American Soul, as the legendary and infamous Don Cornelius. His latest role, on Netflix’s Alicia Keys-produced Resort to Love, has been garnering him internet boyfriend status when photos went viral this week of the actor showing up to an event donning a logo Gucci suit and absolutely no shirt in sight, jacket unbuttoned—abs on full display. Safe to assume that besides having trained in some sport or another—including an early career as a top basketball prospect—for most of his life, the physique could be at least partly attributed to his adherence to a clean Vegan diet. 

We may not be bold enough to ever sport nothing but gold chains under our designer suit, but if eating green is what it takes to get that eight-pack, sign us up. Luckily, he was happy to share the love by telling us his favorite vegan joints in LA and New York.

LOS ANGELES

GRACIAS MADRE

“Gracias Madre is an all vegan and vegetarian Mexican restaurant. Mexican is my favorite food, so it’s a plus that I like their tequila and authentic food!”

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Photo by Eric Wolfinger
gracias madre los angeles on LEO edit
Photo by Eric Wolfinger

8905 Melrose Ave / West Hollywood / 323.978.2170

V-TREE

“V-Tree is one of my favorite vegetarian and vegan soul food spots in LA. Soul food happens to be my second favorite food so I’d definitely recommend their mac n cheese.”

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Photo Courtesy of V-Tree
v-tree los angeles on LEO edit
Photo Courtesy of V-Tree

3515 Sunset Blvd / Los Angeles /  323.486.7044

MY TWO CENTS

“Another one of my favorite vegan soul food spots, with some of the best desserts I’ve ever tasted.” 

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Photo Courtesy of My Two Cents
my two cents los angeles on LEO edit
Photo Courtesy of My Two Cents

5583 W Pico Blvd / Los Angeles / 323.879.9881

NEW YORK

BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER

“Has great all around American Infusion Food. One of my favorite things about them is their amazing fresh pressed juice cocktails!”  

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Photo Courtesy of Butcher’s Daughter
butcher's daughter new york city on LEO edit
Photo Courtesy of Butcher’s Daughter

581 Hudson St / New York, NY / 917.388.2132

BILLY’S BAKERY

“Billy’s is a vegan and gluten free bakery. You can never go wrong with their chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies.”

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Photo Courtesy of Billy’s Bakery
billy's bakery new york city on LEO edit
Photo Courtesy of Billy’s Bakery

184 9th Ave / New York, NY / 212.647.9406

TWO BOOTS PIZZA

“One of my favorite vegetarian and gluten free pizza spots in NY. I always order a white pizza, or a meat lover’s pizza with meatless meat and avocado! I know how it sounds, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!”

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Photo Courtesy of Two Boots Pizza
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Photo Courtesy of Two Boots Pizza

101 7th Ave. S / New York, NY / 646.863.2620

CHECK OUT SINQUA

COMING SOON

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OUT NOW

As Caleb in Netflix’s Resort to Love

BEST OF

As Don Cornelius in BET’s American Soul

As Shawn Stark in Starz’ hit series Power

As Jamarcus Hall in NBC’s Emmy-winning Friday Night Lights

As Beta Boyd in MTV’s Teen Wolf

As Terrance ‘Lil Ray’ Baltimore in VH1’s The Breaks

As Sir Lancelot in ABC’s Once Upon a Time

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