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25 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in Los Angeles This October

October brings on the fall events in full effect! Here’s this month’s itinerary!

Veg Singles Event

Wednesday, October 2

An evening singles mixer with mild weather, vegan snacks, and—of course—alcohol!

Awareness Film Festival

October 3-13

Awareness Film Festival highlights a multitude of indie flicks and documentaries with a purpose. With films focused on sustainability, beauty standards, poverty, and more, this 10 day festival will bring attention to topics you’ve never before considered. Make sure to catch the film #PowerPlant on closing night which explores the possibility of a plant-based society.

Vegtoberfest

Saturday, October 5

Vegtoberfest brings a taste of Germany’s iconic Oktoberfest to sunny Hawthrone with tens of local beers and an epic pop-up lineup that includes Swamiji Pizza, The Vegan Hooligans, Srey Vegan, and more! And make sure to stop by the VegOut LA booth to say hi and grab a copy of our magazine!

MooShoes 5 Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, October 5

Join MooShoes in celebrating 5 years in Los Angeles with a day of vegan food, yoga, sales, and more! NYC’s famous Lagusta’s Luscious will be making an appearance.

Vegan District at The Pike Outlets

Saturday, October 5

Vegan pop-ups, food trucks, and artisans gather for this free event at The Pike Outlets!

Vegan Fashion Week Awards

Thursday, October 10

A night to celebrate the most iconic, creative, and powerful vegan stylists, models, make-up artists, and more in fashion!

Vegan Fashion Week

Monday & Tuesday, October 14 & 15

As the vegan food game in Los Angeles soars beyond all expectations, the fashion game … well, it could use a pick me up. What better place to start than two days packed with a runway show, clothing swap, and powerful conferences with industry insiders?

SUPRFEST

Saturday, October 19

A community celebration of vegan food, workshops, performances, speakers, and more.

Whittier Zombie Pub Crawl

Saturday, October 19

Put on your best zombie costume and join in on this Dia de los Muertos themed pub crawl. The crawl will stop at Whittier’s all-vegan Modern Shaman and include a costume contest.

SoCal VegFest

Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20

SoCal VegFest features two days of vegan vendors, lifestyle products, alcoholic beverages, and more in the OC!

Vegan Goth Dinner Party

Monday, October 21

A five course vegan meal accompanied by all the dark tracks your punk-loving heart could want.

Veg Speed Date

Saturday, October 26

Meet the love of your life or have fun trying.

Dia de los Tacos Festival

Sunday, October 27

Come try out THIRTY different tacos at this Downey festival to see which one takes the crown of SoCal’s best vegan taco! Yes, we did say thirty and yes all of them are included in your ticket. Eeep! That’s like all treat and no trick!

Flow + Flavor

Sunday, October 27

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!

African Vegan

Multiple Days

Experience an evening of intimate dining, accommodating hosting, and handcrafted vegan food inspired by the cuisines of several different African countries.

The Vegan Valley Meatless Monday

Every Monday

Who said Mondays where boring? The Vegan Valley is bringing excitement to the beginning of the week with their Meatless Monday series, featuring a rotating list of vegan vendors each week.

Vegan Taco Tuesday

Every Tuesday

Swing by Tanto’s Tacos at The Truck Stop in Culver City from 11am-4pm for $2 vegan tacos!

Vegan Lot

Every Wednesday

Head to The Other Door in North Hollywood every hump day for vegan eats and drinks. The regulars include Avocadamama, Donut Friend, Madame Shugah, Mama’s Tamales, Senoreata, and Vegatinos. Plus, each week features a different special guest vendor.

KCRW’s Night Market at The Bungalow

Every Thursday Night

Head to Santa Monica every Thursday night for food trucks, cocktails, and music. Vegan options include MANEATINGPLANT, The Falafel Factory, and more!

Vegan Exchange

Every Thursday (Santa Clarita) & Sunday (North Hollywood)

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 Exchange (formerly Vegan Sunday). Make sure to check out both Vegan Exchange's two locations—North Hollywood and the new Santa Clarita! And don't miss the Vegan Halloween Party at Vegan Exchange Santa Clarita on 10/31. There will be a costume contest, DJ, spooky games, trick or treating for kids, and more!

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.

SunCafe Raw Vegan Cookie Classes

Every Saturday

Weekends are the perfect time for learning a new skill. Join Chef Ron at SunCafe every Saturday for raw vegan cooking classes.

The Little Green Kitchen Pop-Up

Every Sunday

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

Sundays at The Gentle Barn

Every Sunday

Kick it with the animals you save from enjoying a plant-based diet at The Gentle Barn.

Smorgasburg

Every Sunday (Except October 20)

Enjoy Instagrammable eats from LA’s most prestigious pop-ups, including Workaholic, Happiness Capsule, Donut Friend, Señoreata, and more!

This month’s Smorg Tip: Señoreata is the first vendor to make the Monthly Smorg Tip twice! Holla! Oh right—let us tell you why. Last time we highlighted Señoreata’s vegan Cuban sandwiches, but this time we’re here to let you know about their yuca fries, which are light and fluffy on the inside, crispy and seasoned on the outside, and served with a side of pungent garlic aioli. If you’ve never had yuca fries, now’s your time to give ‘em a chance, because they can be even more irresistible than potato fries. I KNOW, SHOCKING, but it’s the month of Halloween afterall!

Ryan Tempfer

@ryantempfer

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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