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30 Awesome Vegan Things to Do in Los Angeles This January

Another month in Los Angeles, another month of cool vegan events, pop-ups, workshops, and festivals. Here’s your January itinerary!

1. Vegan Candle Making Workshop

Friday, January 4

You might be thinking: “Vegan candle making workshop? Now that’s just plain ‘ole marketing,” but many candles are actually made using animal products! This class will show you how to craft your own candles using strictly plant-based ingredients.


 2. Taste of Caribbean Vegan Menu Pop-Up

Saturday, January 5

Experience vegan Jamaican food from 10AM-1PM in North Hollywood by checking out this pop-up!


 3. The Yoga Expo

Saturday, January 5

Yoga and vegan food go together better than salt and pepper, and The Yoga Expo in Pasadena will have an impressive collection of both for your spirit and your tastebuds.

4. Wild Food Pop-Up

Saturday, January 5

Explore wild foods and discover how to put them to use in the kitchen in this intimate cooking class.

5. Plant-Based Meal Planning by Chef Melissa

Saturday, January 5

Thinking about going vegan, but not quite there yet? This event is for you. Chef Melissa will guide you through making healthier choices and answer any questions you may have.

6. Kannabis Works Vegan Fair

Saturday, January 6

Let’s start off the New Year with a massive line-up of LA’s best vegan pop-ups, including Evolution Burger, Chicana Vegana, Jade’s Vegan Sushi, and so much more! Admission is free and the event will take place in Santa Ana.

7. Plant-Based New Years Luncheon

Sunday, January 6

Vegan Spirituality and Valley Art Workshop are hosting this plant-based luncheon to ring in the New Year. It’s a public potluck encouraging animal rights, zero waste, and sustainability.

8. Flow + Flavor Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasborg x Row DTLA

Sunday, January 6 and January 13

We’re obviously big fans of Smorgasburg over here, but have you ever been on top of their parking garage, which has astonishing views of the city and an entire garden area on the top level? If that wasn’t enough, you can now enjoy Sunday morning yoga in the sunlight and subtle breeze, before indulging in donuts and breakfast burritos at Smorgasburg LA.

9. 7-Day Jumpstart to Vegan Challenge

January 7-13

January is already being deemed Veganuary to encourage awareness and support people who might want to make try out a vegan lifestyle, but don’t know how to make the jump. If you fall into that category, Might Be Vegan has you covered, as they’ll be supporting people in a 7-day vegan challenge, providing them with all the resources they could possibly want throughout the process!

10. PopUp Shop & PlayDate

Tuesday, January 8

Drop off your little ones to play while you browse local vendors, including cruelty-free skin care, books, and jewelry at this Carlsbad event.

11. Burrito Project L.A. Event

Wednesday, January 9

Start the year off right by helping those in need! Join a dedicated group of volunteers to make vegan burritos and hand them out to the homeless.

12. A Deeper Look at Food with Will Tuttle

Thursday, January 10

Join Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, for an inspiring talk on the hidden dimensions of our culture’s food systems.

13. Vegan Village: Kannabis Works

Friday, January 11

This Vegan Village pop-up held at Kannabis Works in Santa Ana is a great way to start off your weekend with family and friends and enjoy some of Southern California’s best vegan food from vendors like Love Amore Pizza, Chicana Vegana, Munchies OC, and more.

14. Vegan Village: Mr. Nice Guy OC

Saturday, January 12

Enjoy vegan food, art, and culture at this Vegan Village pop-up at Mr. Nice Guy in Santa Ana.

15. Vegan African Cuisine Cooking Class

Saturday, January 12

Discover the sweet, spicy, sour, and salty flavors of African cuisine in this all-vegan cooking class.

16. NoHo ArtWalk

Saturday, January 12

Head to North Hollywood for art, music, and community!

17. Hip Hop Listening Party with Vegan Food

Sunday, January 13

Head to this party in Glendale to dive into hip-hop culture with a hefty side of vegan food provided by Fat Vegan.

18. Vegan Makeup & Planetary Astrology

Sunday, January 20

What do cruelty-free makeup and astrology have to do with one another? We’re not entirely sure, but we’re definitely curious! Head over to One Life Yoga to learn about vegan-friendly makeup products and empowering astrology.

19. Leo’s Superfood Grand Opening & Animal Sanctuary Benefit – Cancelled

Sunday, January 20

From 1-3pm, try out this brand new vegan and gluten-free bakery & deli in The San Fernando Valley. Much of the proceeds will be donated to a California animal sanctuary!

20. Hot Jazz: A Vegan Nashville Hot Chicken Pop-Up

Tuesday, January 22

From 7:30-10:30pm in Northeast LA, try out some spicy, crunchy, and Southern-inspired vegan Nashville chicken made from oyster mushrooms at this pop-up!

21. Kraut Making Workshop

Sunday, January 27

Learn how to make this classic fermented condiment in an intimate workshop with Cleveland Kraut in Encinitas.

22. Veggie Fam Pop-Up

Every Tuesday (Except January 1)

Swing by Veggie Fam’s Pop-up at the Silver Lake Farmers Market for a Hot Fried Chick’n Sandwich, Seasoned Waffle Fries, or an Impossible Burger complete with a vegan fried egg and macaroni salad!

23. Vegan Pop-Ups at Cosmic Brewery

Every Friday

Enjoy local brews and mouth-watering vegan eats from some of LA’s best vegan pop-ups down in Torrance.

24. Vegan Eats in Highland Park

Every Friday

Head to York Street in Highland Park for Friday Fiesta — an impressive array of vegan pop-ups, including Cena Vegan, Word of Mouth, Senoreata, and many more.

25. Vegan Cooking Classes at SunCafe

Every Saturday

Want to learn how to make new vegan dishes? Join Chef Ron Russell at SunCafe from 7-10am to elevate your cooking game.

26. Brunch at Cocobella Creamery

Every Saturday & Sunday

Your favorite all-vegan ice cream shop is serving brunch every weekend from 10am-2pm through February 24. Don’t miss out!

27. Vegan Sunday by Vegan Street Fair

Every Sunday

Vegan Sunday is returning from a short Holiday break! Grab vegan eats from tens of plant-based vendors at the fair in sunny NOHO.

28. Smorgasburg LA

Every Sunday (Except January 6)

Smorgasburg LA will also be returning strong in 2019 with the same vendors you love to indulge in on everyone’s favorite cheat day, including delectable bites from Donut Friend, Cena Vegan, Senoreata, Avocadamama, and more!

29. Vegan by El Zamorano Pop-Up

Every Sunday

Check out this all-vegan pop-up in Santa Ana, featuring Vegan by El Zamorano plus rotating vendors each week.

30. Sundays at The Gentle Barn

Every Sunday

Kick it with farm animals and see all the amazing work this nonprofit is doing.


January (or should we say Veganuary?) should be a nice relief from the previous Holiday-packed months, but it will still pack a punch of delicious vegan noms, markets, festivals — and did we mention delicious vegan food?


Make sure to check out our Events Calendar for more vegan happenings

Ryan Tempfer


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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