Cayla is an event planner, copywriter, catering manager, and vegan foodie. If she’s not working, she’s probably catching one of her favorite composers in concert, riding her bike to the movies, watching a gorgeous sunset at the bluff in Long Beach, or convincing her girlfriend to go out to eat at another vegan restaurant … again.
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Fashion & Beauty
Last-Minute Vegan Stocking Stuffers You Can Find at the Drugstore
If you’re almost done with your holiday shopping, but are still looking for a few last minute goodies to stick in your loved ones’ stockings, look no further than this list. All of these can be found at your local CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid, and are small enough to tuck right into those stockings. And while you're there, pick up a copy of our holiday issue (go to VegOutMag.com/locations to find a store near you).
5 Local L.A. Vegan Wedding Resources to Help You Plan Your Big Day
“Vegan Wedding.” Up until a few years ago, that phrase would more likely be found at the punchline of a joke than in our heads as real, tangible possibility. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way, and the idea of celebrating your love without exploiting animals has become more than just a dream. When it comes to braving new trails, there’s no better place to be than LA, so here are 5 local LA companies that are paving the way for vegan weddings everywhere.
Food & Drink
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.
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.
12 Must-Try Vegan Pizza Spots Across the United States
2021 is here and vegan pizza is alive and thriving! Thankfully, the days when vegan pizza meant flimsy crust, store-bought tomato sauce, and overcooked veggies that no one actually liked are long behind us. If you made it through the vegan pizza apocalypse, congrats! And if you’re just joining us on your vegan journey, welcome to the party. Here are a few of our favorite spots to grab a slice (or a whole pie) of vegan pizza across the states.
Southern Roots Vegan Bakery Launches Holiday Cookie Box That Ships Nationwide
The holidays are almost upon us, and gooey vegan sweets are on all of our minds. Luckily, the folks over at Southern Roots Bakery have got all of your sweet cravings covered! An all-vegan bakery that specializes in authentic Southern flavors, Southern Roots is an online bakery based out of San Antonio, Texas, that ships nationwide.
Vegan Mob Expands to San Francisco and San Jose
Much to the excitement of those living in the Bay Area, the popular Oakland vegan soul food restaurant Vegan Mob is expanding to two new locations. A brick-and-mortar in San Jose will be located at 949 Ruff Drive and is expected to start taking pickup and delivery orders by the second week of March. The San Francisco location will be a permanent home for the Vegan Mob food truck at the intersection of Valencia and 18th. You can catch the truck Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am-9pm starting March 20th.
Coconut Bliss Launches Single Serve Vegan Ice Cream Cups
We’ve come full circle, and individual ice cream cups are officially back … veganized, of course! The popular vegan ice cream brand Coconut Bliss has announced a new line of single serve cups (sans wooden spoon), available in two of their most popular flavors: Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla Bean. The cups will come in a four-pack, and will be available on the Coconut Bliss website and at retailers nationwide.
Pinky Cole Opens Vegan Cheesesteak Concept Inside Atlanta’s Bar Vegan
Pinky Cole—founder of the renowned Slutty Vegan—has teamed up with Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s (another popular Atlanta eatery) to open Dinkies, a plant-based cheesesteak concept.
Maya’s Cookies and by CHLOE Launch Exclusive Cookie for International Women’s Month
Happy International Women’s Month! Vegan bakery Maya’s Cookies and vegan restaurant by CHLOE are kicking us off with an epic collaboration. The specialty cookie is Raspberry Double Chip and features chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and raspberries rolled into Maya’s classic brown sugar dough.
5 Vegan Lifestyle Books to Read at Home
Most of us have at least slightly more free time on our hands now than we used to. If you’re getting embarrassed at the frequency that Netflix is asking you “are you still watching?” every night, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a new book! Whether you’re looking for a refresher on your vegan education, want to know how consuming animals really affects the planet, or are wondering what vegan staples you should have in your pantry, you’ll find it in these books.
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