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Imperfect Foods’ Food Waste Week Is Happening This Week in LA

The brand has teamed up with several prominent LA restaurants to create awareness around food waste and raise money for the Hollywood Food Coalition.

Imperfect Foods, a company that provides fresh produce and groceries that have been deemed too “imperfect” to sell at grocery stores, has teamed up with several Los Angeles restaurants to bring awareness to food waste and raise money for the Hollywood Food Coalition.

Imperfect Foods Fights Food Waste

Imperfect Foods’ Food Waste Week is happening now through April 3 in Los Angeles. Participating restaurants are creating limited-edition dishes with produce provided by Imperfect Foods to raise awareness in the fight against food waste. Additionally, a portion of the sales from each dish involved in the Food Waste Week will be donated to the Hollywood Food Coalition.

The Hollywood Food Coalition is a nonprofit organization that has been providing food for those in need in Los Angeles since 1987. The funds will help them continue to rescue and redistribute food, build up their wellness programs, and keep feeding those who need it.

The goal of the event is to save 1,000 pounds of food from going to waste in one week. In addition to providing imperfect produce to the participating restaurants, Imperfect Foods is holding daily events such as cooking demos, workshops, and panels at The Rose Room in Venice. For a full calendar of events, click here.

Vegan Restaurants Participating in Food Waste Week

Several prominent vegan restaurants are participating in Food Waste Week. Cafe Gratitude has developed a new dish—”I am Confident”—which is a roasted cauliflower steak made with Imperfect Foods cauliflower, sun-dried tomato tapenade, toasted almond romesco, dukkah, and gremolata.

Plant Food + Wine has created two dishes for the event: a Roasted Beets & Cara Cara salad and a Baked Apple & Dates dessert.

Vegetarian restaurant The Butcher’s Daughter has created a dish called the Imperfect (but Perfect) Carpaccio made with cara cara oranges, avocados, and beets.

Popular hard kombucha company JuneShine is also joining the challenge and can be found at most participating restaurants.

Visit ImperfectFoods.com for more information.

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.

Must-have products: Trader Joe’s Tangerine Juice, Miyoko’s Vegan Butter, Chef Hak’s Plant-Based Caesar Dressing, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

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