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.
Friday, January 10
Plant Power Fast Food Pop-Up at Besties
Pick up the Big Zac, Nugs, and the Cookie Monster while you do your weekly shopping at Besties Vegan Paradise. The pop-up will be open from 5pm-8pm or until sold out.
Purchase Your Tickets to SPIRE
Technically, this event will be held on January 16, but tickets will likely sell out before the weekend is up! Become entranced during this immersive art installation that will refuel your creativity—and your belly, because you know there will be incredible vegan snacks. Check out spire.la for tickets.
Vegan Pop-Ups in Highland Park
Come for a cocktail at Block Party, stay for mouthwatering vegan street food vendors, and cap off the night with a midnight donut at Donut Friend. The party starts at 6pm and rages until 12am!
Saturday, January 11
OC Vegan Night Market
Orange County is stepping up its vegan game in 2020. Head down to Garden Grove for a rocking outdoor food, community, and music event featuring over 25 stand-out vegan vendors. Entry is free. Vendors such as Avocada Mama, Veggie Fam, and San & Wolves Bakeshop will be selling vegan eats from 4pm-10pm.
Cooking Class at SunCafe
Still looking for your signature show-stopper or romantic evening dish? This Italian-themed cooking class has you covered. Learn from Chef Ron Russell and master authentic dishes such as Gluten-Free Pesto Pasta with Vegetables and Sundried Tomatoes, Gluten-Free Mushroom Risotto, and Truffle Vegetable Pizza.
Shoe Shop & Munch at Mooshoes
Stop by the Word of Mouth Truck for a Munch Wrap after you purchase your new favorite pair of vegan leather boots at Mooshoes. The truck will be parked outside the shop from 12-5pm.
All Vegan Everything at Bestie’s Vegan Paradise
Make good on those New Year's resolutions to eat better at this weekly daytime pop-up. Prolific Acai will be selling its Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls alongside the non-profit, Lunch on Me.
Sunday, January 12
Vote in the VegNews 2020 Veggie Awards
Make sure LA is represented in the best vegan products and restaurants of the year! Lend your voice to this comprehensive survey and be entered to win three grand prizes. Let’s make sure LA remains the best vegan city!
Nice Guys Grand Opening
There’s a new vegan fast-food restaurant in SoCal. This plant-based burger-and-fries joint is hosting a grand opening to raise funds for wildlife and animal sanctuaries in Australia in response to the disastrous brushfires. Ten percent of all the day’s proceeds will be donated to the cause, so make sure you order a side of tots with that charbroiled burger!
This weekly Sunday food and craft market is back after a short winter break. Look forward to your vegan favorites such as Cena Vegan, Madame Shugah, and the new and vegan-friendly Burmese Please.
Vegan Exchange LA
Vegan Exchange is Vegan Street Fair’s weekly vegan market. From 11am-5pm, stroll Bakman Ave in NOHO looking for your next food and Instagram story victim. This Sunday only, be sure to check out The Pizza Plant truck for free samples!