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Where to Pick Up Vegan Tamales in Los Angeles

Here’s a list of places that offer vegan tamales in LA! The popular Mesoamerican dish is made from masa dough with a bean, cheese, meat, or vegetable filling that’s wrapped in a corn husk and steamed to perfection. While tamales are enjoyed year-round, it’s a holiday tradition to make, share, and eat them as a part of the celebration of Las Posadas. Want to unwrap the tastiest present of them all? Pick up some vegan tamales from one of these spots!


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Mama’s International Tamales


The tamales from this vegan-friendly restaurant are some of the best in town––after all, it’s in their name! Their craveable wrapped beauties are available six ways. What are they? Mole with cactus and potatoes, sweet corn, black bean and herbs, jackfruit verde, cheesy jalapeño, and jackfruit rojo. Order your flavor of choice by the dozen, or get a mixed dozen! December 18th is the last day to place a pre-order for the Christmas season.

Mama's International Tamales

Veggie Grill

Multiple Locations

Veggie Grill’s DIY Tamale Meal Kit comes with everything you need to make a dozen tamales––prepared masa dough, corn husks, chili cheese and mushroom mole filling, salsa verde, sour cream, mole sauce, and pickled onions. If you want a few side dishes,“make it a meal” to add ranchero beans, Spanish rice, and taco salad. Veggie Grill’s kits are available to order online from December 9th through the 31st for pickup or delivery at all locations.

Veggie Grill

Cena Vegan


From nacho boats topped in avo scoops to burritos as big as your face, this pop-up has mastered the realm of vegan Mexican food with their mouthwatering menu items. This season, Cena Vegan is serving up handmade tamales in two variations. Their red tamales are filled with their beef-like protein, carrot, potato, green olives, and red sauce. Their green tamales feature chile verde-style vegan chicken with green sauce. Both flavors are gluten-free and vegan, but contain soy.

Cena Vegan

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Shane’s Tamales


This vegan pop-up specializes in some of the most delicious and artistic vegan tamales on the market! Their Christmas offerings include green, red, and bean and cheese tamales with the side options of pinto beans, cultured cashew crema, roasted garlic tomatillo salsa, Chile de árbol salsa, pickled onions, and flour tortillas from Sonora, Mexico. Orders must be placed by December 20th for pickup at Vegan by El Zamorano in Costa Mesa on the 22nd and 23rd. Shane’s Tamales is also offering three different delivery options to the Inland Empire, Orange County, and LA/Long Beach areas between the 21st and 24th.

Shane's Tamales

Modern Shaman Kitchen


This vegan eatery sells tasty tamales in three different flavors––squash blossom, hibiscus, and chile relleno. Want an extra flavor boost? Add cilantro cashew créma, fresh avocado, or extra salsa to your tamale order and get ready for deliciousness!

Modern Shaman

Alchemy Organica


This female-owned vegan pop-up makes food inspired by the gastronomic heritage and plant wisdom of ancient Mexico. They’re offering tamales in jackfruit chile rojo, sweet corn with rajas, and spiced sweet pineapple varieties. Oh, and did we mention Alchemy Organica’s tamales are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free? Woohoo! Order add-ons enlist cashew quesillo cheese, cultured crema, pickled onions, pickled jalapeño, salsa macha, and roasted tomatillo salsa. Pickup is the week of December 21st in Koreatown. Visit AlchemyOrganica.Square.Site to order in advance.

Alchemy Organica

Gracias Madre

West Hollywood

Gracias Madre is offering vegan tamales to take home for the holidays. Choose between their artichoke mole verde or jackfruit barbacoa flavors, or get half and half, and consider Christmas dinner planned! Orders must be placed online by December 20th for pickup on December 23rd between 1-10pm.

Gracias Madre

Artesano Tamaleria

Downtown LA

This vegan-friendly tamaleria has quite the show-stopping selection of plant-based fillings! What are they? Cactus, mushroom, beans, and jackfruit. Go to ArtesanoTamaleria.com or call 231-947-3140 to place your holiday order today! The deadline to order is December 20th.

Artesano Tamaleria



Craving something spicy? This female-owned vegan Cuban pop-up is bringing the heat with their jalapeño cheese tamales! Señoreata also has a tamale flavor that’s filled with Japanese sweet potato, caramelized shallots, kale, chard, and vegan feta. Holy yum! Orders can be placed online at Señoreata.com for pickup on December 22nd.




What time is it? Tamale time! This vegan pop-up is offering tamales by the dozen in chile verde or rojo styles. Need something to pair with those beautifully wrapped bites of masa goodness? Get their salsa pack which contains citrus tomatillo and roasted tomato salsas, and a bowl of pozole! Orders must be placed by December 15th for pickup on December 23rd in Pasadena.


Oasis Vegetarian Cafe


Every year, Oasis Vegetarian Cafe offers their popular Central American-style tamales around the holidays. This year is no different––well, in terms of their tamale offerings, that is! Their Central American tamales feature salsa de pepitoria, vegan meat, bell pepper, and pitted olive––wrapped beautifully in a banana leaf! They also have their classic Mexican-style tamales which can be ordered year-round. Take your pick and visit OasisVegetarian.com to place an order for pickup between December 20th and 24th. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.

Oasis Vegetarian Cafe

Allie Mitchell


Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.

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