Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.
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Food & Drink
8 Canned Vegan Cocktails, Wines, and Hard Kombuchas to Try
There are situations in life when a La Croix just won’t do—summer celebrations, Tuesday night online trivia, and really stressful work afternoons when it’s close enough to five o’clock, just to name a few. These occasions call for something stronger. Thank goodness for canned alcohol. What sounds like a frat party beverage has evolved into a spa day splurge. We’re raising a can to salute these eight vegan-friendly cocktails, wines, and hard kombuchas that have raised our spirits during times of stress and celebration.
This 12-Minute Risotto Makes the Perfect Quick and Easy Healthy Dinner
Say buongiorno to creamy (and dairy-free!) risotto!
The 11 Best Vegan Bakeries in America
Long gone are the days of seeking out stray vegan options at non-vegan cafés. Today, animal-free bakeries are common all over the country—from Los Angeles to New York City and quite a few places in between. You all voted for the best vegan bakeries in the nation during our 2021 VegOut Awards, and these eleven sweet shops reigned supreme for their divine cupcakes, pastries, and other sugary confections.
10 Best Vegan Food Trucks in America
Remember the joy that arose as a kid when you heard that telltale jingle of the ice cream truck? These vegan food trucks evoke that same emotion. Instead of procuring Sailor Moon-shaped novelties with gumball eyes with a handful of quarters, we’re frequenting these mobile kitchens for their sumptuous vegan comfort food and swiping our phones with Apple Pay. From fast food burger replicas to fluffy, savory bao, these vegan food trucks are worth chasing after.
Vegan Pro Skater Micky Papa on Skateboarding, the Olympics, and His Nonna’s Cooking
2020 was the year skateboarding would debut at the Olympics, but unfortunately for Olympic hopefuls like Micky Papa, they’ll have to wait another year to show off their skills on the world stage. Micky isn’t too phased by the postponement, though. He just wants to skate. The vegan professional skateboarder allowed us into his world, demonstrating that the skater lifestyle is far more complex than people in backwards hats fooling around skate parks. Micky takes the extremely difficult sport seriously, both for its physical challenges and its mental demands (it takes a very specific mindset to hurl yourself into the air knowing you could land face-first on concrete). Micky shares his thoughts on the art of skating, how veganism is integrated into the sport, and how his Italian Nonna’s cooking influenced his diet and his perspective on life.
Drake Invests in Plant-Based Chicken Brand Daring Foods
Entertainer and Canadian rapper, Drake, just became an investor of the up-and-coming vegan chicken brand, Daring Foods. As part of the Series B round of funding, Drake’s investment will allow the company to expand its retail reach to 4,500 US stores by the end of the year. Currently, Daring can be found in select Sprouts, Kroger, and Costco locations.
Sweet Earth Launches Jumbo Vegan Hot Dog
Vegetarian and vegan-friendly convenience food company, Sweet Earth, just announced several new vegan meat products in time for summer grilling season. The lineup includes a recipe revamp of the Sweet Earth Awesome Burger 2.0 and Vegan Jumbo Hot Dogs.
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Shop, Cinnaholic, Opens New Location in Long Beach
Cinnaholic—the create-your-own-cinnamon-roll shop—is opening its fourth Southern California location on Friday, May 21. The sweet shop is making its debut in Long Beach on the bustling stretch of 2nd Street in Belmont Shore.
Soy Concha Bakery to Ship Vegan Pan Dulce Nationwide
Southern California’s first vegan panaderia, Soy Concha Bakery, is launching nationwide shipping. Formerly Vegan by Victoria’s, the business launched in 2018 at Orange County’s SoCal Vegfest and quickly took over a brick-and-mortar in a small Santa Ana strip mall. Since its founding, owner Earvin Lopez has expanded his offerings from Oreo-topped tres leches and crunchy puerquitos to colorful conchas, vegan gansitos (“vegansitos”), jalapeño-stuffed bolillos, and other classic panaderia goods.
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