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!
13 Vegan Frozen Meals for Your Busy Life
You’re busy, we get it, but you still gotta eat, and you gotta eat well. On any other night you might whip up an IG-worthy dish like the veganista/isto/istx you are or you might order your go-to Uber Eats, but not tonight. Tonight you reach into your freezer and pull out a plant-based frozen dinner that will be ready in an instant. We aren’t talking any old freezer meal; we’re talking tasty, actually-looks-like-what’s-on-the-package meals from your friendly freezer.
8 Must-Have Vegan Products for Peanut Butter Lovers
When you get a craving for that childhood favorite—peanut butter—you need a grown-up way to handle that. Whether it’s breakfast, dessert, or a snack you’re looking for, these brands have you covered.
10 of the Best Store-Bought Juices
Store-bought, bottled juice is a quick and easy way to contribute to your daily nutrient intake. Here are some of the top brands to look for at your local market.
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.
13 Vegan Snacks You Can Find at the Gas Station
You’re on a road trip and feeling snackish. The banana riding shotgun isn’t looking too appetizing. You’re in the mood for something with a little more appeal. No shame in that—you might be vegan, but you’re human! You decide to pop into the nearest gas station for a fuel fill-up and a nosh. Of course you could check out the fresh fruit stand near the cashier, the roasted mixed nuts, or the crunchy pretzels in aisle 2, but you’re thinking something more exciting. We hear you! Check out our list of 13 tasty convenience store snacks you need for your next trip.
11 Non-Dairy Coffee Creamers That Taste Better Than the Real Thing
Sure, making coffee at home can save us money, but black coffee can be a bit boring. Cue the vegan coffee creamers! Derived from ingredients like nuts, seeds, and oats, there are several tasty creamers to try. From traditional flavors like vanilla and caramel, to seasonal favorites like pumpkin spice, we’ve devised a list of 11 vegan creamers your cup of joe deserves right now.
Black-Owned Vegan Business Spotlight: Vegan Mob
Vegan Mob began with owner and founder Toriano Gordon giving out free vegan gumbo on a street corner in early 2019. Less than seven months of pop-ups and farmers markets later, the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened its doors in Oakland and has been cranking out next-level vegan BBQ and soul food ever since. How did Gordon manage to build this small dream into a profitable restaurant in less than a year? You’re not the only one who wants to know. Gordon credits his success to making quick decisions and never giving up.
12 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles
Let’s be honest—taco time is all the time, not just on Tuesdays. Particularly if you live in LA, there are just too many fantastic vegan tacos to try to limit yourself to one day a week. Start with these 12 outstanding taco spots, then expand your taco tastings from here.
11 Store-Bought Vegan Chicken Brands We Love
From nuggets and tenders to patties and strips, your tried-and-true vegan brands are serving up plant-based offerings to help you get your veggie chicken fix. Have yet to try them? There are several cruelty-free chicken products on the market that will have you saying, “what the cluck?" Here’s a list of some of our favorites and how we like to eat them.
The 12 Best Vegan Protein Powders
Here’s a list of our favorite vegan protein powders! Ah yes, the age-old question of “where do vegans get protein?” *eye roll* Well, aside from legumes, grains, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, there are plenty of plant-based protein powders that provide us veggie-lovers with the nutrients we need! Whether you’re hitting the gym 25/8, or just looking for a bit more energy for your at-home workday, these products are great to supplement with!
11 Exciting New Vegan Restaurants to Try in Los Angeles
The LA vegan food community is resilient, and nothing proved that more than the number of restaurants that took on the uphill battle of opening their doors in the midst of a pandemic. In case you missed it, here are some of the vegan food concepts that have opened in LA during the last year.
The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Trader Joe’s
Navigating the aisles of Trader Joe’s can be overwhelming, mostly due to the endless array of vegan options in every section of the store mixed in with non-vegan options. It can feel like a bit of a scavenger hunt, and while worth it, we’ve taken out some of the guesswork and have rounded up a few of our many favorites from each area of the store. Truly, we could easily double this list! All vegan, all delicious, and all approved by the most experienced TJ’s connoisseurs.
10 Exciting New Vegan Restaurants to Try in NYC
NYC’s vegan scene continues to expand as more plant-based eateries have made permanent homes throughout the city!
The 2021 VegOut Awards Winners
After some very tight races, and drool-worthy selections, your votes for the best vegan spots across the nation have been tallied and the results are in! Below are the winners for the 2021 VegOut Awards.
Where to Find Vegan Tortas in Los Angeles
Southern California residents know their Mexican food, but the traditional Mexican sandwich—the torta—is often overshadowed by the hype of Taco Tuesday and mass appeal of nachos. While not quite as portable as a carefully wrapped burrito, tortas offer the same explosion of flavor and enhanced texture profiles thanks to their layered components of fresh tomatoes, creamy refried beans, cool mayo, and juicy plant-based meat on a thick sandwich roll. Here are six vegan-friendly spots in and around LA that do the vegan torta justice.
Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in Chicago
From stacked burgers to soul food platters and raw dishes, these Black-owned vegan spots have something for everyone.
18 Fast Food Restaurants with Vegan Options
More and more fast food chains are adding plant-based options to their menus and we're here for it! Check out this roundup of 18 fast food spots that have what you’re looking for—from burgers and fries, to pizza and breadsticks, and milkshakes, and ice cream.
12 Store-Bought Vegan Cream Cheese Brands That Will up Your Bagel Game
Sure, we love topping our bagels with mashed avo or hummus, but sometimes nothing quite does the trick like cream cheese. From herbed varieties to smoky vegan salmon flavors, cruelty-free cream cheese is never void of flavor. Here are 12 vegan cream cheese varieties you need to try!
Our Favorite Vegan Liquor Brands
Ready to get your vegan happy hour on with a memorable cocktail? We’ve got you covered. While some alcoholic beverages contain animal byproducts, there are plenty of cruelty-free adult drinks to sip and enjoy. Check out these eight vegan liquor brands perfect for your next nightcap and boozy brunch alike.