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Follow Your Heart Cafe Is Now Fully Vegan

The formerly vegetarian cafe is permanently removing all animal products from its menu in honor of World Vegan Day!

Follow Your Heart Cafe
Los Angeles

Follow Your Heart Cafe

The formerly vegetarian cafe is permanently removing all animal products from its menu in honor of World Vegan Day!

This is not a drill! Follow Your Heart Cafe is finally going fully vegan!

Follow Your Heart Cafe Ditches the Dairy

Follow Your Heart Cafe is one of the longest-running vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles. The cafe first opened in 1970 as a small vegetarian sandwich shop and juice bar inside a natural food store.

In the last 50 years, Follow Your Heart has evolved to become one of the leading vegan brands in the world. The cafe moved from its original spot and now has a permanent home two blocks away from the original location.

The new location is a market and cafe, where customers can both dine in the large restaurant or browse the aisles of the vegetarian marketplace.

A few years ago, the brand announced that the Follow Your Heart Cafe menu would now be vegan by default, with some dairy options available.

But beginning today, November 1, Follow Your Heart Cafe will be permanently removing all animal products from its menu! This switch from vegetarian to vegan comes after a long year of planning with the brand’s new executive chef.

To celebrate the switch, the restaurant plans to launch new items on its weekend brunch menu, including vegan chicken & waffles.

Follow Your Heart Cafe

Follow Your Heart Cafe

The OG Vegan Cheese Brand

While the Follow Your Heart Market & Cafe has been in business for an impressive 50 years, most people know the brand by its line of vegan cheeses. The Follow Your Heart brand can be found in grocery stores nationwide. It offers all the vegan cheesy goodness, from sliced provolone and mozzarella blocks to shredded cheese blends and feta crumbles. Follow Your Heart is also the creator of the OG vegan mayo, Vegenaise.

For more information, then, about Follow Your Heart, visit FollowYourHeart.com or TheHeartMarketCafe.com.

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

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