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
12 Spots for Vegan Tacos in Los Angeles
Let’s be honest—taco time is all the time, not just on Tuesdays. Particularly if you live in LA, there are just too many fantastic vegan tacos to try to limit yourself to one day a week. Start with these 12 outstanding taco spots, then expand your taco tastings from here.
Where to Find Vegan Tortas in Los Angeles
Southern California residents know their Mexican food, but the traditional Mexican sandwich—the torta—is often overshadowed by the hype of Taco Tuesday and mass appeal of nachos. While not quite as portable as a carefully wrapped burrito, tortas offer the same explosion of flavor and enhanced texture profiles thanks to their layered components of fresh tomatoes, creamy refried beans, cool mayo, and juicy plant-based meat on a thick sandwich roll. Here are six vegan-friendly spots in and around LA that do the vegan torta justice.
8 Canned Vegan Cocktails, Wines, and Hard Kombuchas to Try
There are situations in life when a La Croix just won’t do—socially distant 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.
7 Vegan Advent Calendars for Christmas 2020
Order your vegan Advent calendar quick! December 1 is right around the corner, and while some traditions may not be the same this year, an Advent calendar is one tradition we can keep. With a delightful surprise to open every day, these seven vegan Advent calendars will help you restore a sense of normalcy and make everything a bit more merry and bright.
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.
Billie Eilish Releases New Documentary ‘The World’s a Little Blurry’
Vegan singer-songwriter and 2020 Grammy Best New Artist Billie Eilish just released a documentary featuring her rise to stardom.
Vegan Food Truck Cycle Dogs to Open Brick-and-Mortar in Seattle
After six years operating as a mobile eatery, vegan food truck Cycle Dogs will open its first permanent location in the former No Bones Beach Club space. The vegan tiki-themed bar and restaurant closed during the spring of 2020.
Intelligentsia Launches Ready-to-Drink Vegan Oat Milk Lattes
Specialty coffee roaster and third-wave coffee shop Intelligentsia has entered the ready-to-drink retail space with its new line of bottled beverages. The single-serve products include Cold Coffee, Oat Latte, and Spiced Oat Latte—each inspired by café bestsellers. For the latte varietals, Intelligentsia partnered with Oatly to ensure its creamy caffeinated offerings are vegan-friendly. The standard Oat Latte combines Oatly oat milk with Cold Coffee, and the spiced version riffs on this combination with the addition of cinnamon, vanilla, orange, and ginger.
Ridiculous Baking Co Now Delivers Vegan Croissants Across Southern California
Vegan croissant and baked goods supplier Ridiculous Baking Co (RBC) is now offering fresh weekend delivery in Orange County and Los Angeles. Owner Adam Leach partnered with Crema Artisan Bakers in Irvine which made this expansion possible. RBC’s assortment of buttery vegan croissants, flaky cronuts, sticky cinnamon rolls, and more is now available for Saturday morning delivery in Orange County and Sunday morning delivery in Los Angeles.
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