Go to the main content Menu
Jared Cross Jared Cross Jared Cross

Canada’s All-Vegan Grocery Store, PlantX, Is Coming to San Diego

PlantX is a one-stop vegan retailer that sells everything from oat milks and canned goods to all-natural soaps and air-purifying indoor plants. They carry thousands of products across 350+ brands—meaning if it’s vegan, it can most likely be found in one of their stores. If not, then it’s probably being loaded on a delivery truck to be stocked on shelves later in the week. Leading up to 2021, this West Vancouver-based business was only located throughout Canada, but it will soon make its United States debut in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.

PlantX is driven toward eliminating barriers to entry to a plant-based lifestyle. By doing so, they hope to lead people down a path to longer, happier, and healthier lives. With more than fifty locations opening across Canada this year alone, it’s safe to say they’re well on their way toward achieving this goal. They set their sights on the vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood where founder Sean Dollinger believes the tight-knit, health-conscious community will rally behind his innovative concept. Additionally, anchoring the brand in the state’s second-largest city provides the chain with the incredible opportunity to ship to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and throughout California via their online store and meal delivery services.

The 5th Avenue locale will house a coffee shop and a rotating selection of grab-and-go meals crafted by California-based chef Matthew Kenney. Shoppers can anticipate refrigerated and frozen goods as well as a designated area for all things gluten-free. Product offerings will also cater to a variety of other diets by including nut-, soy-, and sugar-free items as well as products compatible with paleo, keto, and kosher lifestyles. Many up-and-coming San Diego vegan brands will also find a home under the roof of the nearly 4,500 sq ft storefront.

Contactless shopping couldn’t be any timelier and will be encouraged through the use of QR codes. When scanned they will provide product education, allow for self-checkout, and even permit shoppers to have items shipped directly to their homes. Despite being coined the “vegan Amazon,” PlantX insists that the goal is not to mimic Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, or Amazon, but to continue scaling their brand and placing the guest’s experience and education at the forefront of operations. By doing so, PlantX hopes to become a household name under its own merit.

“I am very thankful for Hillcrest welcoming our first US PlantX store. We’ve already received so much support from the local community, and we are looking forward to giving back and enhancing the well-being of everyone in this great neighborhood. Hillcrest being the birthplace of PlantX’s physical presence in the US will truly catalyze the PlantX shopping experience, and we couldn’t be more excited to share our plant-based journey with this welcoming community,” Dollinger told VegOut.

While the company has yet to announce where the next United States-based PlantX will open, if Canada serves as a blueprint, then prepare to see them pop up countrywide before establishing a widespread international presence.

PlantX San Diego will be opening soon. Follow them on Instagram (@goplantx) for updates.

Jared Cross


Jared is a Southern California native who is passionate about traveling and all things sustainable. When he’s not tending his vegetable garden, he can be spotted exploring beaches around the world, listening to jazz music, and laughing until the point of tears.

Articles by Jared
Jared Cross

More from VegOut

See the article mud pie stand vegan bakery opens in sacramento

Mud Pie Stand Vegan Bakery Opens in Sacramento

It can be difficult to find delicious vegan pastries in your neighborhood, but Sacramentans look no further—Mud Pie Stand Vegan Bakery is the place to be, not only offering a diverse menu of sweet treats, but a myriad of savory specials as well.

Natalie Brown Natalie Brown
Mud Pie Stand
See the article chris paul and slutty vegan serve free food to atlanta community on juneteenth

Chris Paul and Slutty Vegan Serve Free Food to Atlanta Community on Juneteenth

Slutty Vegan and NBA star Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns are teaming up to serve free food to the Atlanta community in celebration of Juneteenth.

VegOut Team
Slutty Vegan
News Atlanta
See the article 20 lgbtq-owned vegan businesses to support

20 LGBTQ-Owned Vegan Businesses to Support

From restaurants, food trucks, and pop-ups to clothing and beauty brands, this list covers it all!

Allie Mitchell
Dough Joy
Food & Drink
See the article black-owned vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants to support in chicago

Black-Owned Vegan and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants to Support in Chicago

From stacked burgers to soul food platters and raw dishes, these Black-owned vegan spots have something for everyone.

Mohini Patel Mohini Patel
Food & Drink Chicago
See the article black-owned music-themed vegan coffee shop opens in houston this weekend

Black-Owned Music-Themed Vegan Coffee Shop Opens in Houston This Weekend

A new concept that blends coffee, vegan food, and music will make its debut in Houston, Texas on Juneteenth.

Kayla Pasko
Mo' Better Brews
See the article black-owned vegan restaurants to support in los angeles

Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in Los Angeles

Whether you’re craving vegan burgers, buffalo cauliflower, or apple cobbler, stop by one of these Black-owned vegan restaurants to get your fix!

Allie Mitchell
Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article 10 best vegan brunch spots nationwide

10 Best Vegan Brunch Spots Nationwide

Get those mimosas flowin’ at these vegan brunch spots nationwide!

Kayla Pasko
Kale My Name
Food & Drink
See the article black-owned vegan restaurants to support in nyc

Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in NYC

In the mood for some cheesy garlic sticks, or perhaps a fresh-pressed juice? Check out these Black-owned vegan spots for all of your vegan cheese cravings, smoothies, and more!

Kayla Pasko
Food & Drink New York
See the article atlantic city vegan food festival returns this july

Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival Returns This July

It’s going to be a hot vegan summer as New Jersey VegFest is making a comeback in Atlantic City!

Kayla Pasko
Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival
News New York
See the article trader joe’s launches spicy vegan pork rinds

Trader Joe’s Launches Spicy Vegan Pork Rinds

Bored of your current snack routine? Add Trader Joe’s Spicy Porkless Plant-Based Snack Rinds to your grazing rotation!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
Trader Joe's Vegan Pork Rinds
See the article vans just launched its first sustainable vegan sneaker line

Vans Just Launched Its First Sustainable Vegan Sneaker Line

From old-school skaters to Gen Z teens, and everyone in between, we’ve all owned a pair of Vans at some point!

Melissa Nowakowski
See the article jay-z invests in plant-based chicken nugget company nuggs

Jay-Z Invests in Plant-Based Chicken Nugget Company NUGGS

The future of vegan chicken nuggets is looking bright as Jay-Z is now backing this plant-based startup!

Kayla Pasko


We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the premier vegan food and lifestyle magazine delivered to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!
Awards Issue
The Wellness Issue
The Holiday Issue 2020


Awards Issue

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!



The Most