Nick Cannon’s The VTree is Hosting a Vegan Juneteenth Celebration
Stop by the VTree in Hollywood Friday, June 19 for a special Juneteenth celebration! There will be remarkable musical performances, guest speakers, and crave-worthy comfort food!
Nick Cannon and award-winning vegan chef, Chef Velvet, recently opened this plant-based soul food hub inside Hollywood’s Yamashiro. Since opening, Chef Velvet has graced the LA food scene with her satisfying Southern-inspired eats of Fried Drumsticks, BBQ Ribz, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, and more.
On Friday, June 19th, The VTree will host a socially-distanced Juneteenth celebration, “An Ode to Black Lives,” with special guests Chika, Mumu Fresh, Ayanna Gregory, and April Sampé. These well-known Black musical artists will lift their voices in solidarity for justice and equality in the Black community.
June 19th, 1865 marks the day the Union soldiers traveled to Galveston, Texas with the news that the American Civil War had ended and all enslaved African Americans were now free. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln two years prior, that document only freed the slaves in the Union states. So after the Civil War ended in 1865, these freedoms were granted to all slaves across the nation. Now, Juneteenth is commemorated nationwide with celebrations that feature music, soul food, prayer services, and more. It is a day to celebrate the freedom and achievement of the African American community.
With the current state of racial inequality in the United States, it’s more important than ever to support the Black community. The VTree is hosting this event in hopes to bring the community together to celebrate and amplify Black voices.
“An Ode to Black Lives” will take place from 5-8pm in the Yamashiro parking lot (1999 Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA). Park, eat, and enjoy the view while live streaming the celebration. A portion of the proceeds from The Vtree sales that day will go to support Our Own Life, a local nonprofit feeding and empowering underrepresented communities. For questions, call 202-413-4083.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
More from VegOut
8 Spots for Vegan Milkshakes in NYC
We all love a good bowl of ice cream, but sometimes what we really need is a tasty milkshake to wet our whistles. From fall-inspired shakes to mint chocolate chip, there is a shake for every palate at these vegan and vegan-friendly NYC eateries. Here are eight spots for vegan milkshakes in NYC.
Not All Plant-Based Milks Are Created Equal: Meet Better Than Milk
Better Than Milk is so much more than just another milk alternative. With simple, sustainable ingredients and a strong commitment to the environment, this creamy, non-dairy beverage is your new go-to for cookie dunking, cereal crunching, and smoothie sipping alike.
Vegan Mob Expands to San Francisco and San Jose
Much to the excitement of those living in the Bay Area, the popular Oakland vegan soul food restaurant Vegan Mob is expanding to two new locations. A brick-and-mortar in San Jose will be located at 949 Ruff Drive and is expected to start taking pickup and delivery orders by the second week of March. The San Francisco location will be a permanent home for the Vegan Mob food truck at the intersection of Valencia and 18th. You can catch the truck Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am-9pm starting March 20th.
Coconut Bliss Launches Single Serve Vegan Ice Cream Cups
We’ve come full circle, and individual ice cream cups are officially back … veganized, of course! The popular vegan ice cream brand Coconut Bliss has announced a new line of single serve cups (sans wooden spoon), available in two of their most popular flavors: Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla Bean. The cups will come in a four-pack, and will be available on the Coconut Bliss website and at retailers nationwide.
Easy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe
I love this soup because it’s creamy, savory and so easy to make. It’s hearty, healthy, and comforting. The creaminess of the white beans and the umami flavors from the miso paste and liquid smoke is really what makes this soup extra special!
Peet’s Coffee Debuts Vegan Breakfast Sandwich Nationwide Today
Peet’s Coffee just launched an all-vegan breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat and JUST Egg—and it’s available nationwide starting TODAY!
New Black-Owned Vegan Restaurant Opens in Dallas Area
A new Black-owned brick-and-mortar has opened in Irving, Texas and we’ve got the inside scoop on the fire Southern eats!
Pinky Cole Opens Vegan Cheesesteak Concept Inside Atlanta’s Bar Vegan
Pinky Cole—founder of the renowned Slutty Vegan—has teamed up with Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s (another popular Atlanta eatery) to open Dinkies, a plant-based cheesesteak concept.
6 Vegan-Friendly Ethiopian Restaurants in Los Angeles
If your parents ever told you to stop eating your food with your hands, Ethiopian food is for you! Injera (a spongy flatbread) comes with most dishes, and it’s absolutely encouraged and customary in Ethiopian dining to use it as a vehicle to scoop up each delicious and flavor-packed bite. Not only that, but nearly half the population of Ethiopia are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians who traditionally eat vegan on Wednesdays, Fridays, and other fasting days, totaling over 200+ days per year. We’re rounding up some of LA’s best spots to try this vegan-friendly cuisine below!
Chicago’s Kitchen 17 Now Ships Vegan Deep-Dish Pizza to All 50 States
Kitchen 17—a Chicago-based vegan pizza joint—has expanded the shipping radius for their signature frozen deep-dish pizzas. The restaurant is now offering their house-made frozen pizzas shipped to all 50 states.
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!