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20 Awesome Vegan Things To Do in Los Angeles This June

You know the drill: festivals, pop-ups, and smoldering heat solidify June’s position as a proper start to the summer. Only this month, we get to celebrate two of the year’s biggest festivals within seven days of each other! Time to start stretching… your stomach that is. You’re going to need room for seconds and thirds this month! Without further adieu, here’s June’s itenerary!

LONG BEACH VEGAN SOCIAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Come for your die-hard vendors like The Vegan Hooligans and stay for the newcomers like Rockin’ Hot Chick-un, an all-new vegan fried food truck!

 

OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD BY EAT DRINK VEGAN

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Join Eat Drink Vegan at Wattles Farm for an unforgettable four-course plant-based dining experience, featuring specialty cocktails from Jason Eisner paired with dishes from Chef Steven Fretz and Chef Ryan Ososky of Nic’s on Beverly.

 

OC VEGAN FEST

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

A free street fest in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana featuring some of our favorite pop-ups, including Munchie Diner, My Vegan Panda, Vaffls, and many more!

 

NATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS DAY 2019

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

A community gathering to raise awareness about animal suffering around the world.

 

MELROSE VEGAN POP UP BY F.A.K.E

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Meet vegan designers, get a cruelty-free makeover, and get a professional photo snapped at this free event! Sheesh, the photo alone is worth $30 in this city.

 

VEGAN DISTRICT AT THE PIKE OUTLETS

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

From 12-5pm, stop by this all-vegan Long Beach block party for unforgettable noms from SoCal’s finest plant-based vendors.

 

VEGAN PLAYGROUND

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Los Angeles’ second annual Vegan Playground in the heart of DTLA! This ain’t your typical vegan food fest though friends—no, this one features live performances, an outdoor skating rink, and yeah, there’s some pretty bomb food too. Grab grub from your favorite pop-ups, enjoy a drink from the beer garden, and watch our very own Ryan Tempfer play drums on stage with upcoming LA, R&B/rock artist, Dré Tamashī!

 

VEGAN POP UP & OPEN MIC NIGHT

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Plant-based comfort food, a live DJ, and a chance to tell your story, try out that slam poem, or test out some jokes conjoin at this local event in Leimert Park.

 

EAT DRINK VEGAN

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Potentially SoCal’s most iconic vegan food and drink fest returns with their 10th year of Eat Drink Vegan! Vendors from around the world gather on the Rose Bowl’s beautiful lawn to delight attendees with unimaginable eats and unlimited pours of beer, cold brew, wine, and kombucha! Click here to purchase your tickets through our special link and receive a limited edition commemorative VegOut LA x Eat Drink Vegan glass (while supplies last)!

 

SUNDAYS AT THE GENTLE BARN

EVERY SUNDAY

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday away from the city with bundles of adorable, rescued farm animals. It’s like a dog cafe if you just think of cows as oversized Dalmatians… or, are we the only ones?

 

THE FANCY TACO TRUCK

MULTIPLE DAYS

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.

 

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.

 

PUNK ROCK THURSDAYS

EVERY THURSDAY

Join our friends at Besties in East Hollywood for loud punk rock cuts and indulgent, sloppy, and mouth-watering eats from The Vegan Hooligans.

 

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-UPS AT BESTIES

EVERY SATURDAY

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!

 

HINTERHOF’S ALL VEGAN GERMAN BRUNCH

EVERY SATURDAY AND 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

EVERY SUNDAY

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

 

VEGAN SUNDAY

EVERY SUNDAY

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

EVERY SUNDAY

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday away from the city with bundles of adorable, rescued farm animals. It’s like a dog cafe if you just think of cows as oversized Dalmatians… or, are we the only ones?

 

SMORGASBURG

EVERY SUNDAY

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

This month’s Smorgasburg tip: Nothing’s worse than finally getting your hands on something, only to find out its severely overrated. You know, those things that look great online, but leave you underwhelmed in person? We know the feeling, which just makes it that much better that thing you’ve been seen on Instagram for months is everything you’d hope it to be. One such thing that falls into that category is Avocadamama’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, which is saucy, noodle-y, savory, and cheesy perfection. If you’ve been on a quest to find the city’s best vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, then Avocadama needs to be next up on your list. We never knew plants could taste so… cheesy.

 

If we missed somethin’ killer, let us know so we can include it on an upcoming Weekly Things to article. Share what event you’re looking forward to the most down this month down in the comments!

 

Feature photo credit: Eat Drink Vegan

Ryan is a cook, writer, and musician born and raised in Tampa, FL. With years of recipe testing for his vegan 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. He also intends to bring attention to the liveliness, diversity, and accessibility of Oriental cuisines throughout LA. Unlike the advice your mom lent you, he encourages you to play with your food every chance you get!

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