about us

We are passionate about food, good health and the environment.

At Âu Lạc, our dishes and menu are always evolving as we find new inspiration and new ingredients. We search near and far to find our ingredients, specifically sourcing each one, so we can bring you the best in quality and flavor. We use organic produce and only natural ingredients, and we purify our water by reverse osmosis for better hydration and taste.

Our menu began with traditional Vietnamese cuisine and has grown to include more dishes and flavors to accommodate every diet. 

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Our history

In 1997, Mai Nguyen began operating Au Lac in Fountain Valley with a special mission in mind. Her experience in overcoming serious illness with a plant-based diet fueled her desire to promote healthy eating to her community. Driven by her passion for good food and good health, she put a plant-based twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

In 2001, Chef Ito joined Mai’s compassionate vision and expanded the menus with new vegan and raw creations.

In 2015, Mai's daughter Linh Nguyen brought Au Lac's plant-based cuisine to Los Angeles, opening the family's second location.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

16563 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-418-0658

Lunch 11:33 AM - 3:33 PM
Dinner 5:33 PM - 9:33 PM
Tuesday - Sunday; Closed Monday

DOWNTOWN LA
(Now open)

710 West 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-617-2533

11 AM - 11PM Daily

Press

"One of the oldest all-vegan restaurants in the county remains the best." - OC Weekly (2014)

"At Au Lac, that compassion manifests itself in the attention to detail that goes into every dish – and it’s something you can taste." - Coast Magazine (2011)

"Au Lac Restaurant in Fountain Valley has helped in the evolution of vegetarian cuisine from its days of bland blocks of tofu." - Los Angeles Times (2001)

FOUNTAIN VALLEY MENU

"One of the oldest all-vegan restaurants in the county remains the best." - OC Weekly (2014)

"Owner Mai Nguyen and chef Ito, fueled by a passion for healthful eating and an aesthetic for fine dining, have created one of the region’s best vegetarian experiences. It’s here that I discovered the real joys of vegan food—playful symphonies of textures, tastes, and visuals." - Westways (2012)

"Au Lac Restaurant in Fountain Valley has helped in the evolution of vegetarian cuisine from its days of bland blocks of tofu." - Los Angeles Times (2001)

"At Au Lac, that compassion manifests itself in the attention to detail that goes into every dish – and it’s something you can taste." - Coast Magazine (2011)

"Silent chef, healed owner make Au Lac a raw-vegan delight" - OC Register (2013)

"Everything here is vegetarian, but it makes no difference — the food is universally good." - District Greater Long Beach (2008)

"Best Vegan Restaurant" - OC Weekly (2008, 2014)

"The Five Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Orange County" - CBS Los Angeles (2012)

"Best Asian Food" - Orange Coast Magazine (2012) 

Yelp Reviews (FV / LA)

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Âu Lạc FV
Plant-Based Foods

16563 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-418-0658

Lunch 11:33 AM - 3:33 PM
Dinner 5:33 PM - 9:33 PM
Tuesday - Sunday; Closed Monday

Âu Lạc LA
Plant-Based Food & Drink

710 West 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-617-2533

11AM - 11PM
Daily

Parking options:

  • Validated parking entrance on 1st St (1st hour free, 2nd hour $1 with validation)
  • Meters on 1st
  • Self parking on 1st & Beaudry
 

For general inquires, feedback, and job opportunities, please use the form below or email us at aulacplantbased at gmail.com.

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