Crossroads Kitchen
Restaurant information
ChefTal Ronnen, Scot Jones
Pastry chefSerafina Magnussen
Food typeVegan, Mediterranean
Street address8284 Melrose Ave
CityLos Angeles
Postal/ZIP Code90046
CountryUnited States

Crossroads Kitchen is a vegan fine-dining restaurant in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles. They have since opened locations in Calabasas, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.


Crossroads was opened in 2013 in the Beverly Grove neighborhood by chef Tal Ronnen.[1][2] According to Los Angeles magazine, the majority of customers are non-vegan.[1]

In the 2020s the organization opened two additional locations, one in Las Vegas and one in Calabasas, California.[3]


The restaurant has a Mediterranean focus and a small-plates format.[1][3] Soy foods such as tempeh and tofu are not offered, as soybeans aren't a Mediterranean product.[1] Signature dishes include a "seafood" tower[4] and artichoke "oysters".[5]

Kite Hill cheeses

Ronnen also cofounded Kite Hill, a producer of vegan cheeses.[3]


In 2013, Travel + Leisure named Crossroads Kitchen one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the U.S.[6] That same year, Patric Kuh of Los Angeles magazine critiqued that he wished the restaurant "did more with raw ingredients and, ironically enough, with vegetables," and that the legume dishes lacked inspiration.[1] In 2014 Relish named them one of the 15 best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the U.S.[7] In 2015, PETA named them one of the six best vegan fine-dining restaurants in the U.S.[8] and BuzzFeed named them one of 24 "bucket list" vegan restaurants.[9]

In 2017, Tasting Table named Crossroads Kitchen one of the eight best vegan restaurants in the U.S.[10] and The Daily Meal named them one of the best vegan restaurants in the United States.[11] In 2018 USA Today named them one of the ten best vegan restaurants in the country. [12] In 2019, Big 7 Travel named them one of 50 best vegan-friendly restaurants in the world.[13]

Oprah Winfrey called Crossroads owner and chef Tal Ronnen "America's best vegan chef" after he "helped her prep for her 21-day vegan challenge, when she also gave up sugar, gluten and alcohol."[2] Vogue called his cuisine, "as flavorful as it gets."[14]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Kuh, Patric (19 June 2013). "Crossroads: A New Leaf: Fancy vegan? Fancy that. Crossroads stakes out its territory in a meatcentric marketplace". Los Angeles magazine. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Chandra, Gowri. "Oprah Called Tal Ronnen America's Best Vegan Chef; Here's What to Eat at His Restaurant". Food & Wine. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Heller, Josh (2024-03-15). "Crossroads Kitchen's Decade Of Vegan Fine Dining". LAist. Retrieved 2024-04-28.
  4. ^ Scherer, Josh (7 August 2015). "How Crossroads Kitchen Managed to Pull Off a Vegan Seafood Tower: Chef Tal Ronnen continues to push meatless boundaries". Los Angeles magazine. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  5. ^ Stueven, Michele (12 May 2005). "Crossroads". LA Weekly. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  6. ^ Stewart, Sarah L. "Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the U.S." Travel + Leisure. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  7. ^ Wood, Jennifer M. "15 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants". Relish. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ Prater, Danny (10 June 2015). "The Top 6 Vegan Fine-Dining Establishments in the U.S." PETA. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ Paul, Lauren. "24 Vegan Restaurants That Belong On Your Culinary Bucket List". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  10. ^ Saladino, Emily (19 January 2017). "The 8 Best Vegan Restaurants in America". Tasting Table. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  11. ^ Myers, Dan (February 2017). "America's Best Vegan Restaurants". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ Krantz, Rachel (31 October 2018). "These are the best vegan restaurants in the United States". 10Best. USA Today. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  13. ^ "50 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants In The World". Big 7 Travel. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  14. ^ Varnell, Elizabeth (5 November 2015). "3 Vegan Recipes Worth a Trip to the Farmers' Market—From Crossroads Chef Tal Ronnen". Vogue. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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