20 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in L.A. This January

20 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in L.A. This January

Dec 31, 2019 BY: Tanya Flink

Launch into 2020 with a full social calendar. From New Year’s Day brunch to yoga conventions, you’re bound to have a great start to the new year.

Try All the 2020 Vegan Brunch Specials

Wednesday, January 1

Save those restrictive dieting resolutions for another day—a handful of vegan restaurants are hosting special brunch and all day items on the first day of the New Year. Check out Flore Vegan Cuisine, Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen, and more.

Get in Line at Salt & Straw for Vegandulgence

All month long

The ice cream shop with a line perpetually around the block is launching an extensive vegan line beginning this month. Purchase a double scoop of Rocky Road and Toasted Oat Milk & Cookies or take a pint of Lemon Cheesecake Crumble to go!

Say Goodbye to Flore Vegan Cuisine (for now)

All month long

This 13-year institution is closing its doors on January 30 due to real estate complications. They’re raising money via a Kickstarter to find a new location, but it could be a while until they’re up and running.

Long Beach Vegan District

Saturday, January 4

Head down to The Pike Outlets by the water for this vegan food court and marketplace. Expect standout vendors such as Cena Vegan, the Donuttery, Original Herbivore, Maya’s Cookies, and more.

The Yoga Expo

Saturday, January 4

Purchase a day pass and attend as many yoga classes as you can from 10am-5pm. From basic vinyasa flows to headstand workshops, this grand yoga convention is for every yogi out there. Check out the Yoga Marketplace for vegan-friendly finds inbetween sessions. Don’t forget your mat!

OC Vegan Fest

Sunday, January 5

This free mini vegan food festival is open to the public and well worth the trek to OC. From My Vegan Panda to Baked Vegan Sweets and other exclusive Orange County vendors, you might just be tempted to brave the traffic more often.

Vegan by Victoria’s La Rosca Pop-up

Sunday, January 5

While the highly anticipated second location of this Orange County-based vegan panaderia is still in the works, the bakery is popping up outside its soon-to-be new storefront to sell traditional la roscas for Epiphany. These ring-shaped, family-sized pan dulces will only be available from noon-3pm, so come early because they are bound to sell out.

Unity Open Mic

Friday, January 17

Be bold in 2020 and share your creativity with the world during this inclusive open mic that strives to bridge the gap between cultures, genders, ages, and modes of creative expression. Soul-warming food from Baba’s Vegan Cafe will be available for purchase.

Rooftop Reset

Saturday, January 18

Hosted by The Conscious Collective, this yoga and vegan brunch event is sure to fit right into your wellness resolutions. Expect complimentary wellness elixirs, a guided yoga sculpt class, a healthy vegan brunch, and samples from vegan-friendly wellness brands such as Suja, Zadaka CBD, and more.

Long Beach Vegan Social

Saturday, January 18

Head south to The Hawk in Long Beach for the monthly Green Saturday LA social. Savor your fill of vegan street food from a medley of local vendors from bakers to pizza makers.

Vegan Thai Cooking Workshop

Sunday, January 19

This might be the first cooking class you’ll take at a yoga studio, but if you come early for the hip-opening workshop, you’ll wonder why this combo isn’t more commonplace. Master the basics including Pineapple Fried Rice and Tom Kai Gai. Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

New Moon Sister Circle

Saturday, January 25

Need some support with those healthy resolutions? This women-curated event is meant to act as a support group for women looking to improve their overall health and wellness. Guests will be treated to vegan mocktails and snacks, swag bags, a short meditation, and a goal-setting workshop.

Take a Road Trip for The Plot Restaurant Opening

Late January

Yes, Oceanside is a bit of a trek, but it’s an hour closer than San Diego, and the beaches are far less crowded than LA. Go for the day, then head to your reservations at The Plot—a chic vegan eatery scheduled to open late this month. Think of elevated, perfectly plated, produce-focused cuisine with a laid back beach town vibe. Follow @theplotrestaurant on Instagram for opening updates … and photos of drool-worthy food.

Long Beach Meatless Mondays

Every Monday

If you find yourself down south on a Monday night, head to Modern Buds Long Beach for an intimate gathering of top vegan vendors. Love Amaro Pizzeria, Dynasty Donut, and Shane's Tamales are regular vendors, along with a handful of others that circle through.

Vegan Exchange Santa Clarita

Every Thursday

Vegan Exchange LA’s sister food fest. Head to Pocock Brewing Co in Santa Clarita every Thursday night between 4-9pm for vegan food and brews.

Vegan Pop-ups in Highland Park

Every Friday Night

Grab an infant-sized Cena burrito, enjoy it outside on the Block Party patio while sipping one of Jason Eisner’s craft cocktails, and finish the night with a baker’s dozen at Donut Friend. This ritual never gets old.

SunCafe Vegan Cooking Classes

Every Saturday

Led by chef and co-owner Ron Russell, this month’s weekly vegan cooking classes are globally-inspired. Sign up for the World Entrées, Mexican, or Italian courses, then complete your schooling with the final workshop of January—Raw and Cooked Vegan Cheese.

Vegan Exchange LA

Every Sunday

Trek to NoHo and enjoy a nearly overwhelming variety of vegan street food from all corners of the globe—be that fried mac and cheese bites or traditional Cambodian food. Can’t decide? All the more reason to make this a weekly habit so you can eventually try it all.

Sundays at The Gentle Barn

Every Sunday

If you’ve never hugged a cow, you’re missing out. Make your reservation and check this off your bucket list.

Smorgasburg

Every Sunday beginning January 12

Enjoy Instagrammable eats from LA’s most prestigious pop-ups, including Workaholic, Cena Vegan, Donut Friend, Señoreata, and more!

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