Soy Concha Bakery to Ship Vegan Pan Dulce Nationwide
Southern California’s first vegan panaderia, Soy Concha Bakery, is launching nationwide shipping. Formerly Vegan by Victoria’s, the business launched in 2018 at Orange County’s SoCal Vegfest and quickly took over a brick-and-mortar in a small Santa Ana strip mall. Since its founding, owner Earvin Lopez has expanded his offerings from Oreo-topped tres leches and crunchy puerquitos to colorful conchas, vegan gansitos (“vegansitos”), jalapeño-stuffed bolillos, and other classic panaderia goods.
Vegan Peruvian Ghost Kitchen Opens in West Los Angeles Today
West LA’s Qusqo Bistro has developed a new vegan ghost kitchen concept due to the wild popularity of its plant-based menu. The Peruvian spot has been a staple in the Sawtelle neighborhood for 13 years for both vegans and omnivores alike, serving both traditional, meat-based fare alongside its increasingly requested vegan dishes.
Vegan Pop-Up MANEATINGPLANT Launches School Bus Food Truck in Southern California
After three years of serving the Greater Los Angeles area through community pop-ups and managing to stay afloat in 2020, the duo behind the vegan eatery, MANEATINGPLANT, has secured some significant wheels. Owners Candice Tzeng and Phil Kwan retrofitted an old school bus into an industrial-sized food truck to better serve its plant-based dumplings, buns, and noodles to its loyal fans and veg-curious customers.
LA’s All-Vegan German Restaurant, Hinterhof, Permanently Closes
It’s time to say Tschüss (goodbye) to LA’s first all-vegan German restaurant, Hinterhof. *Sigh*
Italian Vegan Burger Chain Opens Ghost Kitchen in Culver City Today
Italy-based vegan burger chain—Flower Burger—just opened its first North America location in Culver City. The vibrant-hued quick-service restaurant will begin as a ghost kitchen with plans to open a brick-and-mortar later this summer.
11 Best Vegan Brunch Spots in Los Angeles
Nothing screams “Los Angeles” more than an epic vegan brunch spread. C’mon, what’s more satisfying than biting into a tall stack of pancakes with a mimosa to wash it all down? Absolutely nothing. If you agree with us, check out this list of our favorite all-vegan brunch-serving restaurants in LA!
World’s First Vegan Pork Debuts at LA and Bay Area Restaurants for Earth Day
The long-anticipated vegan pork product OmniPork is scheduled to debut in several California restaurants on Earth Day (April 22). The plant-based, complete protein is the world’s first vegan pork alternative. Originally launched in Asia, and more recently Australia and the UK, OmniPork’s US rollout will begin with a few select restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu. The goal is to expand nationwide by summer 2021.
Where to Get Vegan Easter Treats in Los Angeles 2021
Taylor Swift may be the queen of Easter eggs, but you won’t have to do any sleuthing here. We’re rounding up some of the sweetest treats to pick up in Los Angeles this Easter. Hop to it, as some of these won’t be around for long!
10 Best Spots for Vegan Ice Cream in Los Angeles
Anytime is ice cream time in Los Angeles! The perpetually excellent weather ensures scoop shops stay busy year-round, and new vegan-friendly companies are popping up on the regular. Vegan ice cream masters continue to innovate, wowing customers with impossibly creamy textures and unique flavors that surpass their cholesterol-laden dairy counterparts. Whether you’re in the mood for a single scoop of cookie dough or craving an eat-your-feelings sundae, here are the 10 best spots for vegan ice cream in Los Angeles.
12 Best Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches in Los Angeles
The vegan breakfast sandwiches at these LA restaurants go hard! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it might as well be the best, right? RIGHT! From classic fast food-style copycats to more innovative variations like chicken & waffle or apple-filled handhelds, there are so many amazing vegan breakfast sandwiches around town. Here are our favorites!
10 Places to Get Vegan Ramen in Los Angeles
We’re obsessed with the vegan noods at these ramen spots in LA! Whether it’s 50, 75, or 100 degrees outside, a warm bowl of ramen is always the move. While the traditional Japanese dish is made with meat- or fish-based broth, there’s a wide variety of vegan options available. Here’s a list of some of our favorite plant-based ramen varieties around town.
Vegan Drive-Thru to Open in Former Costa Mesa Del Taco Location This Spring
Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC) just announced its newest venture—an all-vegan drive-thru in Costa Mesa!
Where to Get Vegan Birthday Cakes in Los Angeles
Celebrating a birthday soon? If you are—and even if you aren’t (we’re not judging!)—you’re going to need a cake. Here’s a list of vegan and vegan-friendly bakeries in the Los Angeles area that carry this amazing dessert for your special day.
Where to Find the Best Vegan Pies in Los Angeles
You don’t have to be a math whiz to celebrate Pi Day (3/14). All you have to do is decide whether you want to eat half or the whole thing. That’s simple enough math for anyone! We’re rounding up LA’s best spots to pick up a PIE today, no calculating required.
10 Spots for Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower in Los Angeles
The buffalo cauliflower from these LA spots is crispy, delicious, and straight fire (literally and metaphorically)! Buffalo cauliflower has to be one of the best dishes ever invented. It has that same comforting taste and feel of wings, but still makes you feel slightly healthy—because, ya know, cauliflower is a vegetable and vegetables are good for you, right? Check out this list if you’re on the lookout for spots that serve these spicy, fiber-filled bites in LA.
Where to Find Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Treats in Los Angeles
Even dressed in a festive green outfit, you’ll still want to pinch yourself when you see all the delicious treats LA has to offer for this St. Patrick’s Day. We’re rounding up some of the sweetest cakes, shakes, and cookies throughout the city. You won’t need the luck of the Irish to get your vegan goodie fix!
LA’s Lettuce Feast Food Truck Burns Down, Owners Raise Money to Rebuild
The famed vegan fried chicken food truck caught on fire last night and owners Eva Cannon and Will Perrymon launched a GoFundMe to raise money for a new truck, or brick-and-mortar location.
The 17 Best Vegan Sandwiches in Los Angeles
‘Tis the season for comfort food and sweatpants. We’re rounding up some of our favorite go-to comfort food indulgences—found between two slices of bread—from around the city. All of these sandwiches pair nicely with the cozy loungewear overtaking your closet since the beginning of last March, am I right?
6 Vegan-Friendly Ethiopian Restaurants in Los Angeles
If your parents ever told you to stop eating your food with your hands, Ethiopian food is for you! Injera (a spongy flatbread) comes with most dishes, and it’s absolutely encouraged and customary in Ethiopian dining to use it as a vehicle to scoop up each delicious and flavor-packed bite. Not only that, but nearly half the population of Ethiopia are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians who traditionally eat vegan on Wednesdays, Fridays, and other fasting days, totaling over 200+ days per year. We’re rounding up some of LA’s best spots to try this vegan-friendly cuisine below!
Vegan Guide to dineL.A. Restaurant Week
Lifting up LA’s hard hit—but resilient—dining community, dineL.A. Restaurant Week is back March 1-14. We’re rounding up the top vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants participating in the event’s first ever spring season since its inception 13 years ago. The 14-day dining event will offer al fresco and takeout dining to foodies all over the city. Grubhub serves as the official delivery and takeout partner, though many restaurants are committed to offering a taste of the city through socially distanced dine-in meals as well.