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!
11 Exciting New Vegan Restaurants to Try in Los Angeles
The LA vegan food community is resilient, and nothing proved that more than the number of restaurants that took on the uphill battle of opening their doors in the midst of a pandemic. In case you missed it, here are some of the vegan food concepts that have opened in LA during the last year.
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.
The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Trader Joe’s
Navigating the aisles of Trader Joe’s can be overwhelming, mostly due to the endless array of vegan options in every section of the store mixed in with non-vegan options. It can feel like a bit of a scavenger hunt, and while worth it, we’ve taken out some of the guesswork and have rounded up a few of our many favorites from each area of the store. Truly, we could easily double this list! All vegan, all delicious, and all approved by the most experienced TJ’s connoisseurs.
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!
10 Exciting New Vegan Restaurants to Try in NYC
NYC’s vegan scene continues to expand as more plant-based eateries have made permanent homes throughout the city!
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!
The 2021 VegOut Awards Winners
After some very tight races, and drool-worthy selections, your votes for the best vegan spots across the nation have been tallied and the results are in! Below are the winners for the 2021 VegOut Awards.
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!
Where to Find Vegan Tortas in Los Angeles
Southern California residents know their Mexican food, but the traditional Mexican sandwich—the torta—is often overshadowed by the hype of Taco Tuesday and mass appeal of nachos. While not quite as portable as a carefully wrapped burrito, tortas offer the same explosion of flavor and enhanced texture profiles thanks to their layered components of fresh tomatoes, creamy refried beans, cool mayo, and juicy plant-based meat on a thick sandwich roll. Here are six vegan-friendly spots in and around LA that do the vegan torta justice.
Easy Vegan Brussels Sprouts Pasta Recipe
This pasta has always been a tried-and-true go-to. I usually just eyeball the whole thing, so I’m glad it’s finally documented and can become part of your regular rotation, too! The sauce is light and simple, using shallots, garlic, white wine, lemon juice and zest, nutritional yeast, and pasta water. Don’t overcook your Brussels, because you want them bright and bursting with color. A cast iron pan is best for preparing this dish to get that beautiful char on the Brussels that other pans just won’t accomplish.
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.
Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in Chicago
From stacked burgers to soul food platters and raw dishes, these Black-owned vegan spots have something for everyone.
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.