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Melissa Nowakowski

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@extra.vegan

Melissa has been vegan for three and a half years and is a self-proclaimed pizza and doughnut enthusiast. Has anyone tried combining the two yet? A public relations executive—when she’s not scouring New York City and beyond for the next great vegan food and beauty finds—she donates her time to HIT Living Foundation dog rescue and spoiling her cat, Waffles.

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Food & Drink

See the article 6 vegan-friendly ethiopian restaurants in los angeles

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!

Melissa Nowakowski
Azla Vegan
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article the 10 hottest vegan pop-up restaurants nationwide

The 10 Hottest Vegan Pop-Up Restaurants Nationwide

Your votes have been tallied for the 2021 VegOut Awards, and we’ve rounded up the official results in the “Best Pop-Ups Nationwide” category. These 10 spots are worth following, tracking down, setting reminders in your calendar, and rallying behind at vegan festivals. So without further ado, here are your favorite pop-ups for 2021!

Melissa Nowakowski
Cena Vegan
Food & Drink
See the article 8 latinx-owned vegan restaurants in america you must try

8 Latinx-Owned Vegan Restaurants in America You Must Try

Whether you’re looking for Taco Tuesday in Southern California, comfort food in the city that never sleeps, ceviche by the beach, or a healthy bite in the Windy City, we’re rounding up some of our favorite Latinx-owned vegan restaurants nationwide!

Melissa Nowakowski
Viva Vegeria
Food & Drink
See the article where to get vegan easter treats in los angeles 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!

Melissa Nowakowski
Karma Baker
Food & Drink Los Angeles
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News

See the article vegan tiktok star tabitha brown launches mccormick spice blend

Vegan TikTok Star Tabitha Brown Launches McCormick Spice Blend

Inspired by bright and bold Caribbean flavors, the limited-edition seasoning launches next month.

Melissa Nowakowski
Tabitha Brown
News
See the article vegan oktoberfest returns to los angeles this fall

Vegan Oktoberfest Returns to Los Angeles This Fall

Vegan brats, ‘kraut, and brews are coming back to LA.

Melissa Nowakowski
Vegan Oktoberfest
News Los Angeles
See the article “vegan first” restaurant concept opens in midland, texas

“Vegan First” Restaurant Concept Opens in Midland, Texas

The vegan-friendly restaurant takeover is expanding in cities throughout the country, and next up is this “vegan first” spot in Midland, Texas.

Melissa Nowakowski
Brew St. Bakery
News
See the article alpha foods frozen vegan breakfast sandwiches launch at costco

Alpha Foods Frozen Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches Launch at Costco

No time? No problem! The newest vegan breakfast sandwich on the market is ready from freezer to free hand in two minutes.

Melissa Nowakowski
Alpha Foods
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