Vegan Drive-Thru Burger Joint Opens in Upland, California
The Inland Empire has a new vegan burger joint! Spotless Burgers has opened its doors in Upland, California with a location in Glendora opening this weekend and additional locations launching soon in Riverside, San Gabriel, La Verne, and Burbank.
Incogmeato Is Giving Away Plant-Based Meat for Lent
Lent is here and Incogmeato—the 100% vegan line of plant-based meats from MorningStar Farms—is fully prepared. The brand will be giving away free samples nationwide to encourage people to choose plant-based proteins over seafood this Lenten Season.
Vegan Fast Food Spot Opens in Roanoke, Virginia
We’re screaming from the rooftops because a new fully vegan fast food spot, Screamin Vegan, just opened up in Roanoke, Virginia.
Ridiculous Baking Co Now Delivers Vegan Croissants Across Southern California
Vegan croissant and baked goods supplier Ridiculous Baking Co (RBC) is now offering fresh weekend delivery in Orange County and Los Angeles. Owner Adam Leach partnered with Crema Artisan Bakers in Irvine which made this expansion possible. RBC’s assortment of buttery vegan croissants, flaky cronuts, sticky cinnamon rolls, and more is now available for Saturday morning delivery in Orange County and Sunday morning delivery in Los Angeles.
Iron Chef Jose Garces Opens Vegan Ghost Kitchen in Philadelphia
The Food Network star is now serving up vegan burgers in Philadelphia!
Vegan Meatball Restaurant Opens in Hollywood Next Week
There’s a new vegan bistro opening in LA with a ginormous menu that features authentic Italian dishes from house-made meatballs all the way to gluten-free garlic bread. We repeat: GLUTEN-FREE. GARLIC. BREAD.
Vegan Mini Mart Opens in Orange County
7 Vegan Market—a new plant-based mini market—is officially welcoming customers during their soft opening. The Garden Grove shop on Chapman Avenue carries a range of vegan snacks, plant-based deli meats, and frozen items with a lean toward international products. Customers can purchase staples—such as Forager yogurts and Beyond Meat burgers—but can also peruse the shelves for lesser-known products such as Japanese barbecue sauce and umeboshi furikake. The owners have decided to host an extended, eight-week soft opening in preparation for a celebratory grand opening later this spring. While Orange County is home to several vegan restaurants, bakeries, and even a vegan vending machine, 7 Vegan Market will be the region’s first vegan grocer.
Vegan Restaurant Ranks #1 in Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021
One small step for foodie nation, one giant leap for vegan-kind! Yelp just released their list of the top 100 places to eat in 2021, and a fully vegan restaurant took the top spot!
Vegan Soul Food Restaurant The VTree to Open in LA’s Silver Lake Neighborhood
Charlotte, NC transplant Chef Velvet is relocating her Hollywood restaurant, The VTree, to Silver Lake. Originally operating at Yamashiro then transitioning to the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, this vegan soul food eatery has gone through several adjustments since opening in May 2020. The new brick-and-mortar location is scheduled to launch on March 13 with the original restaurant’s staple items in addition to a new Healthy Soul menu. This mash-up includes red velvet cupcakes, fried shrimp, mac ‘n’ cheese, black-eyed pea burger patties, and more.
Van Leeuwen Launches New Vegan Ice Cream Bars
The popular ice cream brand just got a whole lot sweeter as they’ve released a new line of vegan ice cream treats!
Instagrammer Launches T-Shirt Line to Support Vegan Restaurants in Need
Colin Moore—the creative mind behind the popular Instagram account @veganbuffaloboys—has grown tired of seeing countless vegan restaurants being forced to close their doors due to the pandemic. He has whipped up a creative idea to bring funds to vegan restaurants in need in hopes that the plant-based community can come together and help keep some of these spots open. Moore and several of his friends (including pro skater Kevin Long) have created a website selling bootleg t-shirts of various vegan restaurants and are passing along all of the proceeds to those businesses.
Vegan-Friendly Louisiana Bakery Gertie Kay’s Moves to Los Angeles
The Louisiana-based bakery Gertie Kay’s has just moved its home base to Los Angeles! Owner and founder Monique Johnson started the bakery less than a year ago in Louisiana using recipes that had been passed down from her great-great-grandmother.
New Vegan Deli Opens in Sayville, New York
This deli is bringing additional vegan options to Long Island—including plant-based sandwiches, sweets, and more!
Ravi DeRossi to Open Two More Vegan Restaurants in NYC This Spring
Ravi DeRossi is expanding the vegan scene in NYC with the opening of two more plant-based eateries!
Orlando’s Winter Park Biscuit Company Launches Full Vegan Menu
After a successful soft opening of their brick-and-mortar in November, Orlando area favorite—Winter Park Biscuit Company—is launching their highly anticipated full menu this week!
La Michoacana Expands Line of Dairy-Free Paletas
Another win for the dairy-free takeover! La Michoacana is expanding their line of dairy-free ice cream bars and making their first two dairy-free flavors permanent thanks to popular demand!
Ben & Jerry’s and Stephen Colbert Launch Non-Dairy Americone Dream Flavor
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert partners with Ben & Jerry’s to launch a non-dairy version of Americone Dream—a creamy caramel-swirled vanilla frozen dessert packed with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces. This non-dairy treat is the 18th flavor to join the rapidly expanding line of vegan-friendly ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.
Habit Cosmetics Launches Three Nail Polish Shades to Support Communities of Color
This cruelty-free company is giving back to the community through their new color collection!
Planta Queen to Open in NYC’s NoMad Neighborhood
With locations popping up all over the US and Canada, NYC finally welcomes Planta Queen to the NoMad neighborhood.
Ben & Jerry’s Just Launched Non-Dairy Karamel Sutra Core
Ben & Jerry’s is on a roll! The brand just added a new non-dairy flavor to their lineup of vegan-friendly frozen desserts called Karamel Sutra Core—featuring a caramel core and fudge chips.