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28 Awesome Vegan Things To Do in Los Angeles This November

From communal art installation dinners to Thanksgiving on the farm, you’ll want to start making your reservations now for all of this month’s events.

PLANT POWER FAST FOOD POP-UP AT COCOBELLA CREAMERY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Kick off the month of eating with a burger and fries from this SoCal vegan microchain. Stop by the food truck parked outside of Cocobella’s before moseying in for a Magical Unicorn sundae.

 

VEGAN BRUNCHDOWN

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Foodbeast and Monster are teaming up for a Vegan Brunchdown! There will be food from Munchies, Sugar Taco, Donut Friend, and Huglife. Plus, arcade games, live art installations, and music. Click here to RSVP.

 

CELEBRATION FOR THE TURKEYS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Join Farm Sanctuary for an early Thanksgiving celebration surrounded by rescued turkeys.

 

EXPERIENCE THE GREAT PUMPKIN AT VEGETABLE

ALL MONTH LONG

For a very limited time, this vegetarian bistro in Studio City is bringing back its legendary Great Pumpkin. This quintessential fall dish is comprised of a whole roasted maple-glazed sugar pie pumpkin overflowing with thyme and rosemary stuffing, layered with mushrooms and leeks, topped with crispy fried leeks, and served with a boat of luxuriously thick mushroom gravy and tart ginger cranberry chutney. Visit soon before The Great Pumpkin vanishes until next year. 

 

BRUNCH AT COCOBELLA CREAMERY

EVERY WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER

It’s back! This vegan ice cream shop’s signature weekend brunch will return on November 2—reinstating all the fan favorites such as the Denny’s-equse Slam plate and the tofu scramble-stuffed breakfast burrito. Bonus: the first 25 brunch customers on November 2 will receive a free scoop of ice cream. We suggest pancakes a la mode! 

 

VEGAN TAMALE COOKING CLASS

NOVEMBER 5 AND 19

Tune up your tamale-making skills with this introductory-level cooking class at Julia’s Vegan Tamales. It’s a donation-based course, so embrace the holiday spirit and be generous with your host. 

 

VEGAN RAMEN POP-UP

EVERY TUESDAY

Slurp up some chewy noodles submerged in a rich, umami broth at Kensho Cafe/Wine/Sake Bar every Tuesday evening in November (except November 12). 

 

MANEATINGPLANT SUPPERCLUB

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Make it a date! This intimate, eight-course vegan dinner will showcase the variety and depth of Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine. Reserve your seat now—there are only 20 in total. 

 

LA CONFIDENTIAL ART SHOW

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Work some cultural entertainment into your weekend plans. Free to the public, this multi-media event will feature live music, fine art, photography, handmade jewelry, vegan fashion, cruelty-free cosmetics, vegan food for purchase, and more. 

 

TAPAS DINNER INSIDE AN ART INSTALLATION

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

If you’re into experiential dinners, this is not-to-miss event. Enjoy communal Catalan-inspired small bites while listening to live music inside of a dining room-sized art installation. 

 

AMAZON UPRISING DTLA DANCE PROTEST

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Even if you’re not into the “protest scene,” everybody can get behind this party with a purpose. March for one mile through the financial district of DTLA then party it up with live music from bands such as Walk the Moon and Santigold. Make sure to check out the vegan-friendly food trucks such as The Pizza Plant to refuel after hours of dancing for the cause. 

 

VEGAN CLOTHING SWAP 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Find your new favorite vegan leather jacket just in time for the winter months. Bring that sweater you’re so over with and swap it for that adorable piece of outerwear. 

 

SUPERFOOD SCHOOL SECRET SAUCE WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Get hands-on in this plant-based cooking class! Learn how to make delicious vegan sauces and transform boring salads into masterpieces.

 

VEGAN KICKBACK FRIENDSGIVING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Head inland to Old Stump Brewing Co. for a Sunday afternoon of vegan eats, live music, craft beer, and a vegan knife fight. What’s a vegan knife fight? You’ll have to go to find out! 

 

WOMEN ON FOOD BOOK SIGNING AT ERIN MCKENNA’S SANTA MONICA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Nibble on a gluten-free black and white cookie while standing in line to get your book signed.

 

GREEN SATURDAY 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Saturday, November 23

Head to Common Space Brewery in Hawthorne for Green Saturday’s 4 year anniversary! Chow down on some delicious vegan food while you shop cruelty-free apparel, cosmetics, art, and more. It’s the perfect way to kick off your holiday shopping.

 

TOFURKY TROT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Run the race before you stuff your face! Expect food samples, vegan vendors, guest speakers, and family-friendly lawn games once you cross this 5k finish line. All proceeds will benefit the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. 

 

11TH ANNUAL FRIENDSGIVING FEAST AT POLLUTION STUDIOS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Vegan producer and changemaker Asher Brown knows how to throw a party. Expect music, rollerblading, bounce houses, and a seemingly endless buffet of vegan fall food provided by the hundreds of guests. All are welcome, but be sure to RSVP via the Facebook event and bring a vegan dish to share (no one will judge if it’s store-bought—we all love a vegan pumpkin pie from Whole Foods).

 

VEGAN 2019 DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

This UK-based documentary is coming to LA. Produced by the team at Plant Based News, this new film explores the glorious rise of veganism in the US and the UK. Vegan for the win! 

 

POP-UPS AT BESTIES VEGAN PARADISE

ALL MONTH LONG

Check out this all-vegan grocer’s Instagram page for the latest vegan pop-ups hosted at the store. Lettuce Feast will kick off the month on November 1 followed by Jade’s Vegan Sushi  and Vegan Madness on November 2. 

 

VEGAN EXCHANGE SANTA CLARITA

EVERY THURSDAY

Vegan Exchange LA’s sister food fest. Head to Pocock Brewing Co in Santa Clarita every Thursday night between 4-9pm for vegan food and brews.

 

VEGAN POP-UPS IN HIGHLAND PARK

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Grab an infant-sized Cena burrito, enjoy it outside on the Block Party patio while sipping one of Jason Eisner’s craft cocktails, and finish the night with a baker’s dozen at Donut Friend. This ritual never gets old.

 

SUNCAFE RAW VEGAN COOKING CLASSES

EVERY SATURDAY

If there’s ever a good time to sharpen your culinary skills, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are ideal. Learn to master both raw and cooked dishes every Saturday morning at SunCafe.

 

THE LITTLE GREEN KITCHEN POP-UP

EVERY SUNDAY

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

 

VEGAN EXCHANGE LA

EVERY SUNDAY

Vegan Sunday—reincarnated. Same amazing vendors, more inclusive name. Trek to Noho and enjoy a nearly overwhelming variety of vegan street food from all corners of the globe—be that fried mac and cheese bites or traditional Cambodian food. Can’t decide? All the more reason to make this a weekly habit so you can eventually try it all.

 

SUNDAYS AT THE GENTLE BARN

EVERY SUNDAY

If you’ve never hugged a cow, you’re missing out. Make your reservation and check this off your bucket list.

 

SMORGASBURG

EVERY SUNDAY

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

 

A GENTLE THANKSGIVING

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28

There’s no better way to celebrate Thanks-living than at a farm animal sanctuary. Feed turkeys, participate in a Native American drum circle, visit the animal residents, then sit down to a catered vegan multi-course meal. No planning, cooking, or cleanup required! 

 

Did we miss anything? 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!

Tanya Flink is an Orange County journalist willing to drive for vegan food. She’s written for several plant-based publications, including VegNews, Organic Authority, EcoSalon, and LIVEKINDLY. She currently serves as the Lead Writer for Switch4Good.

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