Symphony is a Southern California native who is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing, living in California, and sharing her vegan lifestyle. Symphony graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
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Fashion & Beauty
8 Vegan-Friendly Makeup Brands You Can Find at the Drugstore
One might not think of drugstore beauty products as vegan-friendly, but read on to discover what may become your next favorite inexpensive, cruelty-free makeup go-to. Here are 8 vegan-friendly drugstore beauty brands.
25 Black-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands to Support Right Now
While signing petitions and donating to organizations is great, giving money directly to the Black community is also important. Why keep filling the pockets of giant companies, when you can support these smaller businesses? Check out this list of fully vegan brands including makeup, hair care, skin care, shower products, and more.
7 Cruelty-Free Vegan Sunscreens for Summer 2020
It’s always important to put on sunscreen, but not all sunscreens are vegan. We did the research for you and rounded up seven vegan and cruelty-free brands to keep you protected this summer.
10 Vegan and Sustainable Brands That Sell Face Masks
Wearing a face mask when going outside is essential these days. It’s important to leave those that meet medical standards to the healthcare professionals, but everyone else should be investing in a selection of good non-medical grade masks. Luckily, there are quite a few vegan-friendly and sustainable companies that are selling reusable versions made of materials such as 100% cotton, hemp, upcycled denim, deadstock fabric, and more. Here’s our list of 10 brands selling face masks available for purchase online.
Food & Drink
10 Vegan Seafood Brands to Check Out
With fish sticks, crab cakes, shrimp, tuna, and even caviar available in a vegan version, there’s no excuse for not going vegan because you’ll miss fish. Read on to discover a multitude of brands that offer plant-based seafood products that taste like, cook like, and share the same textures as their traditional counterparts.
10 Must-Try Vegan Pancake and Waffle Mixes
Sure, making pancakes and waffles from scratch can be fun, but using a boxed mix is just so much simpler. Whether you’re looking for a classic recipe, gluten-free, organic, paleo, and or even one with hidden veggies mixed in, there’s something for every type of vegan when it comes to pancake and waffle mixes.
Where to Get Vegan Birthday Cakes in Los Angeles
Celebrating a birthday soon? If you are—and even if you aren’t (we’re not judging!)—you’re going to need a cake. Here’s a list of vegan and vegan-friendly bakeries in the Los Angeles area that carry this amazing dessert for your special day.
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.
Starbucks Launches New Vegan Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
Starbucks recently debuted a new menu item that happens to be vegan—their Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink.
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Help Beyond Meat Donate 1 Million Burgers
Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara recently partnered with Beyond Meat on their Feed A Million+ pledge.
San Francisco’s Smitten Ice Cream Launches N’Ice Cream
Silicon Valley ice cream startup Perfect Day has partnered with Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco to launch dairy-identical vegan “N’Ice Cream” in four flavors—Brown Sugar Chocolate, Fresh Strawberry, Coconut Pecan, and Root Beer Float.
VegFest LA to Host Virtual Event This Sunday, May 17
VegFest Los Angeles will be hosting a virtual festival online this Sunday, May 17 from 12-3:30pm Pacific Time.
7 Cruelty-Free Toothpaste Brands
Whether you’re a new vegan looking to switch your toothpaste or literally anyone looking for a healthier and safer product, here’s a roundup of some go-to vegan and vegan-friendly brands to try.
Things To Do
West Hollywood’s Gelato Festival is Happening This Weekend
The first Gelato Festival in Los Angeles will be happening on September 28th and 29th in West Hollywood at the Pacific Design Center, and vegan options will be available. The festival aims at sharing a definitive gelato experience in which attendees can taste fresh, artisan gelato, made on-site in the world’s biggest mobile frozen dessert lab.
Vegan Documentary, The Game Changers, is Coming to Theaters for One Day Only
For one day only, on September 16, vegan documentary The Game Changers will be screened at over 1,000 theaters worldwide. Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan and directed by Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos, the documentary focuses on the rise of plant-based eating in the professional sports world, combining groundbreaking science with stories of struggle and triumph. Each showing of the film will also be accompanied by exclusive pre-show content and never-before-seen bonus footage.
Vegan Faire Returns to Anaheim on Saturday, July 27
The Sixth Annual Vegan Faire will be coming to Anaheim on Saturday, July 27th. From 4-10pm, the free event—hosted by vegan eatery Healthy Junk—will take place in the city’s Center Street Promenade and feature an array of vendors, offering food, goods, entertainment, and more.
Vegan Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend: April 12-14
We search the web for the best vegan things to do in the city, so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.
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