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20 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in L.A. This December

From documentary premieres to events bursting with holiday cheer, there are plenty of ways to get in the festive spirit this December.

 

Vegan 2019 Documentary Premiere

Saturday, November 30

This UK-based documentary is coming to LA. Produced by the team at Plant Based News, this new film explores the glorious rise of veganism in the US and the UK. Vegan for the win!

Leaf Over Beef Pop-Up

Saturday, November 30

Leaf Over Beef and Anti-Dairy Social Club have teamed up for a free pop-up event. Head to the Anti-Dairy/vegan flag billboard in Thai Town for eats by Leaf Over Beef, mochi ice cream from imuraya, and Dynasty Donut.

No Eggs or Ham Pop-Up

Sunday, December 1

Before grabbing your double scoop of Pumpkin Cheesecake and Snickerdoodle at Cocobella’s, indulge in a bowl of Uber Umami Vegan Shrimp Lo Mein from the No Eggs or Ham pop-up. The blogging duo will be serving up Asian-inspired eats from 5pm-9pm.

Compton Vegan Pop-Up

Monday, December 2

his soul food favorite is heading down south for an evening pop-up at La Santa in Santa Ana. From 5pm-10pm, get your fill of mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken, and other stick-to-your-ribs comfort classics.

The Source Family Dinner at Gratitude Kitchen & Bar

Thursday, December 5

Participate in a guided meditation interspersed with music and celebration before you sit down to this 5-course plant-based meal with CBD pairings. The formal event will be held between 7pm-9pm, but the party runs until midnight.

MANEATINGPLANT Supperclub 

Saturday, December 7

Make it a date! This intimate, eight-course vegan dinner will showcase the variety and depth of Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine. Reserve your seat now—there are only 20 in total.

F.A.K.E Christmas

Saturday, December 7

Discover the latest in vegan winter wear and holiday looks at this inclusive cruelty-free fashion event. From 12pm-6pm, browse the trends, get a free vegan makeover, and strike a pose for your very own complementary and professional fashion shoot.

Sunset Dinner on The Farm

Saturday, December 7

Part animal sanctuary, part high school education program, Kindred Spirits Care Farm is doing things right. Purchase your tickets to this annual fundraiser dinner to interact with all the animal residents on the farm before sitting down to an exquisite, home-cooked, multi-course vegan meal.

Long Beach Vegan Social

Saturday, December 21

Head down south to The Hawk in Long Beach for the monthly Green Saturday LA social. Savor your fill of vegan street food from a medley of local vendors amongst all the holiday cheer.

Lights & Latkes

Monday, December 23

Celebrate Hannakkah at a private home in the Pacific Palisades with Jewish Veg. Rabbi Jonathan Klein will give a special presentation following the lighting of the menorah and a plant-based feast. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of latkes. Go to jewishveg.org for more infoo.

Vegan Goth Dinner Party

Monday, December 23

Enjoy a vegan feast and The Nightmare Before Christmas performance by the Ceremony Chamber Orchestra.

Beelman's New Year's Eve Celebration

Tuesday, December 31

What better way to ring in the New Year than with plenty of beer, vegan food, and happy random strangers? This year, make plans to actually go and celebrate the dawn of a new decade.

Social Thursdays at Flore Vegan

Every Thursday

Bring a buddy to dinner at this Silverlake vegan gem for a generously discounted meal. Every Thursday through the end of the year, the kitchen is offering a package of two entrées, two drinks, and two (incredible) cupcakes for a total of $32.

Vegan Exchange Santa Clarita

Every Thursday

Vegan Exchange LA’s sister food fest. Head to Pocock Brewing Co in Santa Clarita every Thursday night between 4-9pm for vegan food and brews.

Vegan Pop-Ups in Highland Park

Every Friday Night

Grab an infant-sized Cena burrito, enjoy it outside on the Block Party patio while sipping one of Jason Eisner’s craft cocktails, and finish the night with a baker’s dozen at Donut Friend. This ritual never gets old.

SunCafe Raw Vegan Cooking Classes

Every Saturday

If there’s ever a good time to sharpen your culinary skills, the weeks leading up to the holidays are ideal. Learn to master both raw and cooked dishes every Saturday morning at SunCafe.

The Little Green Kitchen Pop-Up

Every Sunday

Feast on nachos, tostadas, tacos, and cheesecake at the Brentwood Farmers Market from 9am-2pm!

Vegan Exchange LA

Every Sunday

Vegan Sunday—reincarnated. Same amazing vendors, more inclusive name. Trek to Noho and enjoy a nearly overwhelming variety of vegan street food from all corners of the globe—be that fried mac and cheese bites or traditional Cambodian food. Can’t decide? All the more reason to make this a weekly habit so you can eventually try it all.

Sundays at The Gentle Barn

Every Sunday

If you’ve never hugged a cow, you’re missing out. Make your reservation and check this off your bucket list.

Smorgasburg

Every Sunday

Enjoy Instagrammable eats from LA’s most prestigious pop-ups, including Workaholic, Happiness Capsule, Donut Friend, Señoreata, and more! Did we miss something? Email us at events@vegoutla.com so we can include it on an upcoming weekly things to article.

Tanya Flink

@trainertanya

Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to run for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Content Manager for Switch4Good.

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