We search the web for the best vegan things to do in the city, so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.
Friday, November 15
Try All the Thanksgiving Samplers
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to feast on your holiday favorites—several restaurants have launched dine-in options of their Thanksgiving catering menus. Stop by any Real Food Daily or The Grain Cafe location to get your stuffing fix early. Plus, check out these 8 Vegan Thanksgiving Sandwiches to Eat in Los Angeles.
Vegan Pop-ups in Highland Park
Come for the tequila at Block Party, stay for the wide array of vegan Mexican food, and continue to stay for more tequila. The party starts at 6pm and rages until 12am!
Saturday, November 16
Long Beach Vegan Social
Head to the Hawk Bar in Long Beach from noon-5pm for a few of Devi’s Donuts to go with your brew. We Are the Vegan Hooligans, Veggie Fam, Srey Vegan, and others will also be on site serving their savory plant-based fare.
Superfood School Secret Sauce Plant-Based Workshop
Learn how to whip up quick and tasty plant-based sauces in this hands-on masterclass DTLA. Chef Lynnette Astaire will teach guests how to transform bland salads into gourmet meals.
If you’ve been waiting for a dessert-only festival, this is it. Vegan options include customizable cookie dough, cookie shots, cotton candy, non-dairy After’s ice cream, and more. Catch this sweet convention on the East Side both Saturday and Sunday.
Grateful Gift Market at Cafe Gratitude
Stock up on holiday gifts before the mad dash of post-Thanksgiving deals. Local vendors selling jewelry, CBD products, ceramics, candles, bags, and more will congregate at the Cafe Gratitude Larchmont location between 12-4 for all to peruse their wears pre-or-post lunch.
SunCafe Raw Vegan Cooking Classes
Build your raw vegan repertoire by participating in these weekly Saturday morning cooking classes. This week, chef Ron Russell is demonstrating both raw and cooked soups. Learn to make cream of mushroom, sea chowder, butternut squash, lentil, and white bean with escarole soups all in 90 minutes.
Sunday, November 17
All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Thanksgiving Party
Take a trip down south to Santa Ana for a buffet-style Thanksgiving spread. Hosted by Leaf Over Beef, the menu represents a mashup of traditional Thanksgiving fare, southern comforts, and classic Mexican dishes. Prepare to eat you fill of homemade tamales, bacon mac and cheese, collard greens, arroz con leche, and more.
Baba's Vegan Cafe Pop-up
Stop by this Leimert Park area pop-up for one (or four) of its famous flaky veggie patties. Look out for specialities to round out your meal including vegan lasagna, Baba Notyo Nachos, and Baba’s Lentil Soup. The stand is open from 3:30pm-8pm or until sold out.
The Little Green Kitchen Pop-up
Feast on nachos, tostadas, tacos, and cheesecake at the Brentwood Farmers Market from 9am-2pm!
Vegan Kickback at Old Stump Brewing Co.
Grab a plate of vegan Cuban food or a whole Neopolitan-style pizza for one at this chill vegan-friendly brewery in Pomona. The event goes from 1pm-8pm, but try to time your visit around 4pm to watch two vendors battle it out in the kitchen during the Vegan Knife Fight.
Vegan Exchange (formerly known as Vegan Sunday) is Vegan Street Fair’s weekly vegan market. From 11am-5pm, stroll Bakman Ave in NOHO looking for your next food and Instagram story victim.
Enjoy Instagrammable eats from LA’s most prestigious pop-ups, including Workaholic, Happiness Capsule, Donut Friend, Señoreata, and more!