There is a new vegan place in Echo Park. I have tried the spicy eggplant and the orange chicken and it was pretty good for vegan food. A lot of the time these dishes don't have flavor without the meat - I'm not a vegan, but can't eat chicken, so it's nice to be able to get "orange chicken" every once in a while.
It's nice to be getting more options in this neighborhood. The lunch special is about $7.00 and you get a roll, salad & brown rice with it. Pretty good deal, and they deliver.