Little Pine Restaurant – Reopening With Chef Roberto Marin

Little Pine Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, is reopening with Roberto Marin as Executive Chef. Roberto is a wonderful vegan chef who has been featured several times on The Ellen Show and who wrote the vegan cookbooks “New Vegan Cooking” and “Vegan Cooking for Carnivores“. He has also been the personal chef for Ellen DeGeneres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Taylor, and others.

Little Pine Restaurant - Reopening With Chef Roberto Marin

An Extraordinary Restaurant

Little Pine Restaurant (which was founded in 2015) is owned by the famous musician, producer, singer/songwriter, and activist Moby, who also produced the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning vegan documentary “Earthlings“. It is one of the world’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, and it is also one of the most charitable restaurants in the world. 100% of its profits have been donated to animal charities.

Moby doesn’t only donate to animal causes such as Farm Sanctuary, Animal Defenders, the Jane Goodal Institute, the Humane Society, Mercy for Animals, and many others, but he also helps organizations such as Children’s Cancer Association, Children with AIDS, the David Lynch Foundation, War Child, and there is a whole list.


So, money spent to eat at his restaurant (or as we have to do nowadays, buy takeout) will go a long way 🙂

“We are cooking with L.O.V. E,” says Roberto, in other words, Local, Organic, Vegan, and Ecologic.


Additionally, the restaurant is going to have an incredible vegan wine collection. If you would like to know more about vegan wines, you can find information in the following article ==> Vegan Wines <== when you click on the link, it will open in a new window.

Little Pine’s Menu

little pine menuThe menu on Little Pine’s website looks amazing! For lunch and dinner you can have vegan Caesar salad, fried cauliflower, mac and cheese, emperor’s fried rice, trumpet mushroom chops, little pine burger, panko crusted piccata, and much more yummy goodness. Prices are also excellent.

Some meals are also nut free, gluten free, or soy free; it is indicated in the menu.

Source: Little Pine press release

The drinks section offers cold and hot beverages, and white and red wines, rosés, ciders, and beers, all of them plant-based 🙂


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Spot the Celebrity

Moby is there all the time or most of the time, but since a new team is now running the kitchen, he says that he would like to focus more on philanthropy, documentaries, and music. Nevertheless, he still plans to be at the restaurant. So, who knows, you might even run into him if you happen to visit Little Pine.

Little Pine Restaurant is currently open for take out and delivery. Opening times are from Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 10 pm. On my next trip to L.A. I will definitely visit Little Pine. If you happen to live in the area, go and try it out, get a nice take out with some vegan wine or beer and enjoy a nice evening at home.


Anything Else?

Now, during this pandemic, the restaurant has also dedicated one page on their website to inform customers of health measures and regulations to prevent the spread from covid-19.

In 2016, Little Pine Restaurant was voted “restaurant of the year” by VegNews and it has been featured in countless articles and reviews.

If you would like to check out Roberto’s cookbooks, here they are, both have received wonderful reviews on Amazon.

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8 thoughts on “Little Pine Restaurant – Reopening With Chef Roberto Marin”

  1. Oooh this restaurant looks AMAZING, sadly I am a little bit to far away to visit anytime soon but will check out Roberto’s cookbook and see if I can recreate some of the cuisine 🙂

  2. I would love to visit the Little Pine restaurant one day after this Covid-19 pandemic is over. I can’t wait to try dishes made by the famous chef Roberto Marin. But before that I could look into buying his cookbook by chef Roberto Marin.

    Thank you for the recommendation of this restaurant and cookbook.

  3. This restaurant sounds divine. I’ll have to add it to my list. Obviously with the lockdown, I’ve spent less time out in restaurants so I’m eager to catch up on some lost time. Thanks for sharing this little gem!

  4. Christine,

    This restaurant sounds like it would have great food. Unfortunately, I’m in Alaska and we don’t really have too many restaurants like these. Not a big market for them I would imagine here since most people like to eat meat to keep warm during the cold winters.

    Unfortunately for us, veggies can be hard to grow in the winter and we really only see the local veggies in the summer unless it’s potatoes. We see those locally year round.

    Maybe one day, someone will decide to open a restaurant like this up here.

    Glad you shared this article!

    • Hi Katrina,

      I have never been to Alaska, but I heard how cold it can get there. I think I would freeze up there 😉 I can imagine that it is difficult to grow vegetables there or to have more veggie based diets. The good thing is that nowadays much can be imported 🙂
      Maybe one day you get to travel to LA or maybe one day someone will open a vegan or vegetarian restaurant up where you live, you never know 😉
      Thank you for your comment!


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