30 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in Los Angeles This December
We search the internet for the city’s coolest vegan-friendly events. Here’s your December itinerary!
1. Onesie Ugly Sweater Bake Sale Bingo Vegan Holiday Extravaganza
Eat.Drink.Vegan. is hosting a feel-good Holiday party from 5-10 pm at Block Party Highland Park where they’ll be raising funds for local charities — one of which is rescuing animals endangered by nearby forest fires. You can grab a cocktail, enjoy Mexican food from Vegatinos, and purchase fresh-baked desserts all while flaunting your most hideous ugly sweater.
SUPRMRKT is an organic grocery start-up bringing healthy food to the people who need it the most. Help them celebrate their two year anniversary with vegan food, speakers, and giveaways.
3. Chef Babette Birthday & Holiday Bash
Learn to make holiday desserts, enjoy food from Stuff I Eat, listen to guest speakers, and dance the night away.
4. Taste of Caribbean Vegan Menu Pop-Up
Experience Jamaican culture and cuisine at this special pop-up, presented by Chef Karrine Johnson. For $55, you’ll get a taste of a wide variety of vegan Jamaican food.
Grab food from Compton Vegan, Madame Shugah, Jades Vegan Sushi, Your Vegan Friend, and more!
6. Holiday Charity Event for Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary
This benefit event will feature holiday gift shopping, yoga classes, and more.
7. Grand Central Holiday Market
December 1 & 2
Visit Downtown’s Grand Central Market the first Saturday or Sunday of the month for their annual Holiday Marketplace! From 10am-6pm you can catch live performances, shop from local vendors and food pop-ups, grab a craft beer, or enjoy a gourmet peanut butter and jelly from PBJ.LA.
8. Baba Wo’ses’ Vegan Pop-Up
Join Baba’s Vegan Cafe in Leimert Park for vegan food and community togetherness.
9. Taco Tuesday Goes Vegan @ Boomtown Brewery
This DTLA brewery is transforming their menu to plant-based for the night. Enjoy an evening of all-you-can-eat vegan tacos and beer.
10. Vegan in San Diego Networking Night
Join Vegan in San Diego at Donna Jean for an evening vegan food, drinks, and networking.
11. Christmas Movies & Food Trucks on the Lawn with Street Food Cinema
Various Dates from December 7-December 23
Grab vegan noms from a variety of food trucks, settle down on clean grass, cuddle up with a loved one, and watch a classic Christmas movie at the Heritage Square Museum. Click here to purchase discounted tickets (via Goldstar).
12. Long Beach Vegan Social
Head down to Long Beach to enjoy an afternoon of vegan eats, drinks, music, and mingling. Vendors include Avocadamama, Air+Day, Dear Mama, and more.
13. Renegade Craft Fair
December 8 & 9
Taking place at Los Angeles Historic Park in Chinatown from 11am-5pm is this massive artisans market featuring creative workshops, handmade crafts from local vendors, and an impressive roster of food trucks. Grab a kombucha from Revive Kombucha, smoothie from NUDA, a vegan option from Vietnamese food truck Mandoline Grill, or craft coffee from Hermosa Coffee Co.
14. Heal One World Holiday Open House Party w/ Ugly Yoga Pants & Vegan Nog
Tai Chi, meditation, and yoga meet vegan nog, ugly yoga pants, and vegan treats at this party presented by Heal One World in Central LA from 3-7 pm.
15. Vegan Fair at Kannabis Works
Head down to Santa Ana for Cannabis education and vegan food. Vendors include Devi’s Doughnuts, Eat Love Yoga, Los Salviganos, and more
16. Bunker Hill Holiday Pop-Up
Located at the Bank of America Plaza in DTLA is the Bunker Hill Holiday Pop-Up, a small holiday market that brings upcoming indie brands and food vendors into the spotlight. Visit between 10am-5pm for handmade crafts and vegan sweets from local vendors.
17. Vegan Fermented Cheese Workshop & Tasting
This intimate workshop in Highland Park will show you how to transform local and store-bought ingredients into creamy, tangy, and delicious vegan cheeses. Purchase your ticket here to become a vegan cheese master.
18. Holiday Dinner @ Kindred Spirits Care Farm
Join Kindred Spirits Care Farm for an evening of mingling with the animals followed by a 4-course gourmet vegan dinner.
19. Reggae Vegan Fest Holiday Party – CANCELLED
From 12-8pm at the Garden Grove Amphitheater in Orange County you can enjoy vegan food, live reggae music, and alcoholic beverages. Plus, the proceeds from every ticket will go to providing vegan meals to hungry children!
20. The Humane League Vegan Holiday Party
Join The Humane League at Beelman’s to celebrate the holiday season with vegan food and drinks.
21. Veggie Fam Pop-Up at Silverlake Farmers Market
Get your fix of nostalgic fried foods at the Veggie Fam Pop-Up from 2-7:30 pm, with menu options like spicy chicken sandwiches, zesty waffle fries, and Impossible cheeseburgers.
22. Vegan Pop-Ups at Cosmic Brewery
Pop by Cosmic Brewery in Torrance from 3-7pm for local craft brews, vegan pop-up vendors, and a social, dog-friendly environment. The perfect event for a chill afternoon with your friends.
23. Gourmet Vegan Brunch at Crossroads Kitchen
Every Saturday & Sunday
Crossroads is dishing up one of LA’s most diverse and divine vegan brunches, featuring chicken & waffles, vegan benedict, French toast, and a plethora of other mouth-watering options. Come in between 10am-2pm for a meal you won’t forget!
24. All-Vegan Brunch at Cocobella Creamery
Every Saturday & Sunday
Your favorite plant-based ice cream parlor just got better, because they now do a massive, all-American style brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm! On the menu is stuffed French toast, house-made croissants, and a classic “Slam,” featuring pancakes, sausage, hash browns, bacon, and eggs — all of which is vegan!
25. Taste of Caribbean Vegan Menu Pop-Up
Get an up-close and personal experience with vegan Jamaican cuisine, presented by Chef Karrine Johnson. For $55, you’ll get a plethora of divine vegan Jamaican noms from 10 am-1pm.
26. Vegan Cooking Classes at Suncafe
Want to learn how to make vegan Mexican food or delectable vegan cheeses? Then join Chef Ron Russell from 7-10pm to elevate your cooking game.
27. Smorgasburg LA
This atmospheric foodie festival takes place at ROW DTLA from 10am-4pm and features dozens of unique food vendors. Most stands have vegan options, with several being entirely vegan. Entry is free and free 2-hour parking is offered as well.
28. Vegan Sunday by Vegan Street Fair
This outdoor food festival occurs from 12-4pm in North Hollywood, and it’s completely focused on vegan cuisine. Swing by to get an acai bowl, indulgent Impossible cheeseburger, or nostalgic fried food from one of their many rotating vendors. Keep up with them on Instagram for their current vendors!
29. Vegan Mexican Food Pop-Up by El Zamorano
Check out this other Sunday event for vegan foodies. From 12-4 pm in Santa Ana, El Zamorana serves up authentic Mexican food, including quesadillas, burritos, and tamales! They’re also joined by other vegan vendors, which vary from week to week.
30. Beelman’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Ring in the new year vegan-style at Beelman’s. There will be an open bar, vegan food, and more.
Make sure to check out our Events Calendar for more vegan happenings!
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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