25 Awesome Vegan Things To Do in Los Angeles This August
Does the 90° plus weather validate our ice cream addiction? That was a rhetorical question—of course it does! Here’s this month’s dreamy itinerary.
LA Street Food Fest: Vegan Crawl
Saturday, August 3
Live music, open air, vegan food, and plenty of drinks make this a perfect destination for a night out in Culver City.
Long Beach Vegan Festival
Saturday, August 3
Vegan pop-ups, food trucks, and artisans gather for this free event at The Pike Outlets! General admission is free, but you can upgrade your experience to VIP which includes a swag bag, drink ticket, and shaded seating area.
Veg Speed Dating
Saturday, August 3
Meet the love of your life or have fun trying.
Vegan Friendly Wine Dinner
Thursday, August 8
Enjoy a four course meal by Private Chef Salvador Peralta that’s created and served with wine.
The Official Animal Rights March
Saturday, August 10
Show your solidarity with animals and bring awareness to the realities of animal suffering at this massive gathering in DTLA. Stick around after the march for the festival, featuring vegan food and apparel vendors. Make sure to stop by the VegOut booth to say hi and grab our summer issue!
Wild Cheeses Workshop
Saturday, August 10
Learn how to transform nuts, seeds, and other natural products into creamy and funky cheeses.
Plants + Brew
Satuday, August 17
Day drinkers rejoice–hometown brews and vegan grub from 12-5pm! Make sure to stop by the VegOut booth!
Veg Speed Date Long Beach
Sunday, August 18
Find your summer fling (or something more) over vegan Korean food down in LB. Click here to sign up!
Vegout Summer Bash
Friday, August 23
Our very own summer event? You know we had to include it on the list! Hang out with the team, celebrate summer with an open bar, and grab bites from a variety of different vegan food vendors from 6-10pm at a private location in Culver City! Click here to grab your tickets (food, open bar, & a goodie bag) are included in the ticket price)! Tickets are very limited.
F.A.K.E. Movement Pop-Up
Saturday, August 24
Meet vegan designers, get a cruelty-free makeover, and snap a professional photo of yourself at this free event off Melrose!
Saturday, August 24
A free event meant to explore the ins-and-outs of plant based living.
Verano Vegano Fest
Sunday, August 25
Over 30 plant based vendors join forces in Downey to bring you a relaxing Sunday of food, drinks, and more food.
VSF Nights: Mash-Ups!
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1
Sixty vendors convene over two nights in the cool, late summer air to present special, one-time collaborations. If you do the math, that’s 15 collabs per night, which means a bare minimum of 15 new eats to experience. Hubba hubba. Add in drinks, arcade games, beer pong, and you have an event on a scale only Vegan Street Fair can pull off!
Flow + Flavor
Sunday, August 21
Wake up your body with rooftop yoga at ROW DTLA accompanied by some of the city’s best views, then head downstairs to tear up Smorgasburg’s array of indulgent eats!
The Fancy Taco Truck
Mexican street classics like queso covered burritos, shrimp tacos, and sloppy yet indulgent tortas make The Fancy Taco a destination to keep in your weekly rotation.
Experience an evening of intimate dining, accommodating hosting, and handcrafted vegan food inspired by the cuisines of several different African countries.
OC Vegan Village Meatless Mondays
Who said Mondays where boring? OC Vegan Village is bringing excitement to the beginning of the week with their Meatless Mondays series, featuring a rotating list of vegan vendors each week.
Vegan Pop-Ups in Highland Park
Every Friday Night
Come for the tequila at Block Party, stay for the wide array of vegan Mexican food, and continue to stay for more tequila.
Vegan Pop Up at BESTIES
SoCal vendors join East Hollywood’s BESTIES—an all-vegan convenience store specializing in quick, easy, and affordable bites—for a midday excursion. Follow their Instagram page for updates on upcoming events!
Suncafe Raw Vegan Cooking Classes
Weekends are the perfect time for learning a new skill. Join Chef Ron at SunCafe every Saturday for raw vegan cooking classes.
Hinterhof’s Vegan German Brunch
Every Saturday & Sunday
Just a couple months after opening, Hinterhof is meshing German and American cuisines into one, cohesive eye-popping brunch menu. Some standout items include their Pretzel Bread French Toast and Schnitzel and Waffles, which is akin to a German take on chicken and waffles. If you’re ready for a lavish brunch you’ll never forget, Hinterhof is your weekend destination.
The Little Green Kitchen Pop-Up
Feast on nachos, tostadas, tacos, and cheesecake at the Brentwood Farmers Market from 9am-2pm!
Four years ago, we could’ve never imagined we’d get the chance to enjoy juicy burgers and fried chicken sandwiches. One year ago, we could’ve never imagined we’d be able to get those things every week. Today, we’re reclaiming our childhood favorites every weekend at Vegan Sunday.
Sundays at the Gentle Barn
Kick it with the animals you save from enjoying a plant-based diet at The Gentle Barn.
Enjoy Instagrammable eats from LA’s most prestigious pop-ups, including Workaholic, Happiness Capsule, Donut Friend, Señoreata, and more!
This month’s Smorg Tip: Try Mama Musubi Gourmet’s Rice Balls. Their Japanese Onigiri, aka seaweed-wrapped rice balls with various fillings, highlight why we love Japanese food: simple flavors executed perfectly. Order their Kelp & Rayu Onigiri, filled with garlic and chili seasoned seaweed, which is a delicious and honest representation of Japanese cuisine.
Ryan is a cook, writer, and musician born and raised in Tampa, FL. With years of recipe testing for his Asian-American food blog, No Eggs or Ham, behind him, he strives to sharpen the image of vegan food by highlighting chefs who push the boundaries of plant-based cuisine. Unlike the advice your mom lent you, he encourages you to play with your food every chance you get!
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