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Vegan Grocery Shopping in Avalon, CA on Santa Catalina Island

Check out this weeks video to see what vegan food I found shopping at the only grocery store in Avalon.

Trader Joe's vs 365
Vegan Holiday Roast

The 365 Plant-Based Roast was a nice new addition to the vegan holiday line-up. Trader Joe's was my favorite last year and I wanted to try the two back to back. Here's what I found.

Watch this weeks video for more! Happy Thankgiving!

Ninja Foodi Vegan Thanksgiving

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Quinoa Apple Harvest Salad


  • 2 cups butternut squash
  • 2 apples chopped
  • 5-6 green onions chopped
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • splash of lemon juice

Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 bag of red potatoes quartered
  • 3/4 cup of unsweet unflavored plant-milk
  • 2 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt, pepper, and season (to taste)

Trader Joes Turkey-less stuffed Roast w/ gravy

You may find that depending on how you're baking the roast, you may need to adjust the temperature and time. Check your roast regularly to make sure it's not burning.

It's easy to find pre-made vegan products to add to your Thanksgiving feast. Cranberry sauce and dinner rolls from Trader Joe's were the perfect compliment to this meal.

Impromptu Pumpkin Pie

(makes 2 small pies)


  • 2 cans of croissant rolls
  • oil for greasing the pan


  • 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Cream
  • 1 tbsp of corn starch
  • 2 tsp ground clove
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Souley Vegan | Los Angeles

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With a flagship in Oakland, CA, Souley Vegan has had time to build a loyal fan-base. Now that they're serving their incredible soul-food in Los Angeles, theres a little more comfort food available for every during these uncertain times. I ordered the Country Fried Family Combo for this weeks video, there's also a BBQ Family Combo available, as well as a wide variety of a-la-carte style items, like the Po' Boy and Fried Okra Bites. I can't wait to go back and try more food from Souley Vegan. They're available for delievery on DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates for local delivery in Los Angeles and Oakland. Check out this weeks discount codes for first time discounts!

| Souley Vegan | DoorDash | GrubHub | Postmates |

Trader Joe's Vegan
Pumpkin Products

Not every single pumpkin item available at Trader Joe's is vegan, but I found as many plant-based options as I could at Trader Joe's recently to make this weeks video! There's definitely more sweet than savory available, but I guess thats the nature of pumpkin season.

There are some items like the bread mix, and the cookie mix which will require you to provide a vegan egg alternative, and your favorite plant based milk and oil. My usual vegan egg alternative for baking is a *chia seed egg.

Some non-pumpkin finds also include the fall corn chips, and the ghost & bat shaped potato chips. The Chai was also a delicious fall find that didn't involve pumpkin. 

They also have pumpkin coffee available in stores, and a variety of other fall beverages, including pumpkin ale. Stay tuned for more vegan seasonal items available near you! 

* Chia Seed Egg Recipe
1 tbsp chia seeds (ground or whole) + 2 tbsp of water = 1 medium egg. Mix evenly and let set for 3 minutes prior to mixing into recipe.

a mashed up banana will also serve as an excellent egg alternative if you don't have chia seeds. 

Vegan Halloween Treats

This weeks video is a breakdown of two simple vegan Halloween treats you can make at home. My first recipe is dipped strawberries, and the 2nd recipe is Mini Mummy wraps. I've listed links to some of the products I used below. 

Dipped Strawberries - I used No Whey foods vegan white chocolate for the majority of my strawberries, also utilizing their milk chocolate style vegan chocolate as well. I melted everything on my Hot Logic Mini. If you plan to decorate your strawberries with faces, I recommend chilling the first layer for 20-30 minutes prior to adding additional layers. 

I changed the color of the white chocolate to orange by adding pumpkin spice, and tumeric. I also created green chocolate by mixing in matcha and spirulina. Chill again for another 20-30 minutes before serving. 

Mini Mummy Wraps -  If you've ever made pigs in a blanket, you can make this dish. I usually use canned crescent rolls for this, but you can use any vegan dough. I used Field Roast vegan breakfast sausages for this.Space even and bake until golden brown. Meanwhile you can make this simple sauce. 

All you need is 1 jar of Marinara sauce, and 1 pack of Daiya Foods zesty cheddar sauce. Pour the entire jar into a circular bowl. Cut open a small corner of the Diaya Foods sauce pack. Draw 3-4 rings with a dot in the center, and use the butt of a utensil to pull 5-6 points from the center outward. If you still have cheese sauce left over, you can retrace your lines to emphasize your design.

Thanks for watching this weeks video! Stay tuned for more coming soon! And don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more cheezy shenanigans. 

| No Whey Foods | Field Roast | Hot Logic | Diaya Foods |

Dunkin' Donuts & Beyond Meat 

Dunkin' Donuts recently adopted the Beyond Meat patty as a vegetarian option for their breakfast sandwich menu. This vegetarian sandwich can easily be made vegan by requesting no egg & no cheese. There are some other modifications you can make to this item like requesting the Beyond patty on a bagel instead of an english muffin. Half priced, half sized Beyond wraps are an option as well. Oatmeal is also available.

Don't forget about the coffee! Non-dairy milks are available and may vary by location/availability. Oat milk and almond milk are my favorite options at Dunkin'. Watch this weeks video for more information on what's vegan at Dunkin' Donuts.

Delivery is available through Doordash, Postmates, and Grubhub. Follow the delivery links below for a Vegan Cheeshead discount.

| Dunkin' | Beyond MeatVegan Fast Food | Doordash | Postmates | Grubhub |

Del Taco ft. Beyond Meat | Vegan Cheesehead

Del Taco has changed the game for vegan fast food by introducing Beyond Meat to the menu. With a variety of modifiable vegetarian choices, and a default vegan option, Del Taco is proving that the public want's more meat-free choices. 

I love the Beyond Epic Cali Burrito, just make sure to remove the sour cream to make it all vegan. Beyond Meat is likely to redefine fast-food as we know it. 

Watch this weeks video to see what I ordered and how to make things vegan. Don't forget the Macho Fries, it's the perfect thing to go with your taco's and burritos. 

| Del Taco | Beyond Meat | Vegan Fast Food |

Gardein Skillet Meals | Vegan Cheesehead

Gardein has been a vegetarian & vegan staple for over 15 years, providing a variety of zero cholesterol proteins and meals. Many restaurants also carry Gardein because of its wide availability. 

You can find these products at almost every major chain grocery store, including Wal-mart and Target. It's never been easier, or tastier to eliminate unnecessary cholesterol and cruelty from your diet.

This week I tried out a few of their new Skillet meals, and they're all super simple to make at home. There's a flavor for everyone,  so watch this video to see which ones right for you.

| gardein | Vegan Products |

White Castle | Las Vegas, NV 

There are 599 United States White Castle locations, but they can be difficult to find depending on where you're located.

Of all the places to find a White Castle or two, Las Vegas is definitely an appropriate place. I cannot think of a better food for a city known for it's indulgence. There is a location on Fremont Street, but this weeks video was filmed at the other location on the ground floor of the Casino Royale.

White Castle offers two plant-based slider options. The veggie slider is all vegan, and the plant-based Impossible patty is also available. I'm old school and prefer the veggie slider.

It's easy to eat vegan in Las Vegas, click "Viva Las Vegan" below to see a playlist of other great vegan treats in the neon cityscape.

| White Castle | Vegan Fast Food | Viva Las Vegan |

The Modern Vegan | Las Vegas, NV 

The Modern Vegan menu is as impressive as the atmosphere. Don't feel like waiting for a table? Ask for a seat at the bar instead. Check their website (link below) for dates of Trivia Night and Comedy Night!

The food was amazing. Rich and full of flavor and serving sizes to satisfy the pickiest of non-vegans and vegans alike. You really have to watch this video to understand how much food came in each serving. 

Their mission statement says it all: 

"To serve you delicious food without harming animals. Keeping your looks intact, without compromising taste. Using the freshest ingredients, caring for your overall wellbeing. Keeping you healthy and smart, because vegans know best and you f*ckn know it."

Vegas is filled with vegan treats. Click "Viva Las Vegan" below to see my playlist!

| | Viva Las Vegan

PBJ.LA | Los Angeles, CA 

PBJ.LA is located in Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. They're all vegan and gluten free and will satisfy both a sweet and savory craving.

Grand Central Market originally opened in 1917, and has other vegan options too. PBJ.LA is also great for catering parties or office events. 

I was highly impressed with the wide variety of unique fruit spreads and nut butters. They also make almond milk in house, and will toast your sandwich if you like. Watch this weeks video to see what I ordered!

| PBJ.LA | Google Maps | Vegan in Los Angeles |

Ramen Hood | Los Angeles, CA 

Ramen Hood is tucked away in Grand Central Market in Down Town Los Angeles which has been in operation since 1917.

Ramen is a Japanese dish and generally served with pork, beef, or fish broth. Ramen Hood has created their own unique plant-based take on ramen broth which stands on its own. Don't forget to add the vegan egg with "yolk" that pops.

Whether you like your ramen spicy or mild, hot or cold, Ramen will have something for you. I'm excited to share how they make their broth! Watch this weeks video for more!

| Ramen Hood LA | Vegan in Los Angeles | Google Maps |

Watercourse Foods | Denver, CO

Watercourse Foods takes its name from the philosophy 'The Watercourse Way.' Their cuisine could be described as high-end vegan comfort food. Watch this weeks video below to see what I mean. 

You can taste the fact that the chefs here focus on local ingredients, and preservatives are frowned upon in their kitchen. Even if you splurge and order more than you can eat, like I did, at least you will know your food is made from quality & cholesterol free ingredients.

I loved the food here and the next time I visit Denver I will be visiting their sister businesses City, O' City, and Make Believe Bakery. I was thankful for a place to warm up from the Colorado cold, they just happen to also serve the best pasta I've ever had. 

| | Google Maps | Vegan in Colorado |

Vegan Holiday Nog Tasting

Every Holiday season there are more dairy-free and vegan beverages available to help keep traditions alive without the unnecessary cholesterol or animal cruelty. Keep in mind as you watch this video that these are only a small sample of what's available. 

I tried some traditional nogs, as well as a coffee-spiked peppermint chocolate drink, and pumpkin spice beverage. Watch this weeks video to see which ones were my favorite!

Don't be afraid to ask for products by name, as this will encourage your favorite stores to order products they may have not known about. Also check out the websites of the products I tried in this video below. 

| Califia Farms | Trader Joe's | Almond Breeze | Silk | Product Reviews |

Hard Times Cafe | Minneapolis, MN

Brace yourself for a refreshingly alternative take on comfort food. Hard Times Cafe is an all vegetarian, employee owned cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their atmosphere is casual and eccentric, with paintings for sale from local artists. When you arrive you'll have to order at the front counter, write your order and name on a slip of paper and they call out your name when the food is ready. They are cash only, so come prepared. 

WiFi is available so bring your electronics. The menu states which items can be made vegan, but don't forget to write "vegan" on your order slip. Hard Times is open 22 hours a day, closing only between 4 am and 6 am. 

I'm extremely picky about veggie burgers and Hard Times is now in my top 5. They are known for their all day breakfast. Watch this weeks video to learn more!

| HappyCow | More Info | Google Maps | Vegan in Minnesota |

Root Down | Denver International Airport 

Root Down is located in the C terminal of Denver International Airport. You can find their full menu and links to their other Denver locations at

Root Down offers a healthy handful of vegan options both for dine-in and at the grab and go case. A vegan Bahn Mi sandwich, a veggie hummus plate, vegan brownies and tiramisu are all available to go. 

With a unique view of the airport when you dine-in, Beverages range from coffee & tea to a full bar. I personally stuck with water to help hydrate before a day of travel.  

The staff was very excited to share their vegan knowledge. For someone who has flight anxiety I can say that this place was exactly what I needed before a flight. 

| | Vegan In Denver |

The Herbivorous Butcher Minneapolis, MN

The Herbivorous Butcher proudly provides fresh small batch plant-based meats and cheeses. Everything is made in house and there's something for everyone. 

The atmosphere feels like a high end butcher shop, but everything is vegan! Herbivorous Acres is their farm animal rescue non-profit. Please consider donating at

You can find more information on delivery, current menu, and nutritional information on their website Watch this weeks video to get a flavor of what they have to offer. You can find & follow them on social media with the links below. 

| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | HappyCow | Midwest is Best |

Badger Brew Coffee Loft | Rice Lake, WI

Heather Haller, owner and operator of Badger Brew Coffee Loft has been caffeinating Northwest Wisconsin for over 10 years now. Located at 3 W Eau Claire Street (just off Main Street) Rice Lake, Wisconsin, BB Coffee Loft will become your favorite new place to grab a cup of coffee. 

As a successful local entrepreneur, Heather also runs a beer and wine bar called White Stag, and roasts her own coffee beans under the name Woodland Coffee Roasters. There is nothing quite like the cozy atmosphere of Badger Brew Coffee Loft. I filmed this weeks video in effort to share it with you all.

Follow Badger Brew Coffee Loft on Social Media  &visit Woodland Coffee Roasters online to have this coffee delivered to you. Heather will even grind your coffee for you upon request. 

| Badger Brew Coffee Loft | White Stag | Woodland Coffee Roasters | Coffee |

Pura Vita | West Hollywood, CA

Pura Vita is the first 100% vegan/plant-based Italian restaurant & wine bar in the United States. Female owned an operated by experienced Chef Tara, Pura Vita includes only organic, and non-gmo ingredients in their dishes. 

If you've been looking for an all Italian vegan restaurant, look no further. Pura Vita's menu provides an authentic Italian flavor and feel and they even offer gluten-free options as the Italian cuisine relies so heavily on bread, Chef Tara didn't want anyone to feel left out. Catering is also available.

*Delivery is available locally, follow the link and get $100 in delivery fee credits at Postmates.

Since my visit, the Pura Vita Pizzeria has opened as well. This means I will absolutely be returning to make another video soon. I was blown away by the food at Pura Vita's staple restaurant, I cannot wait to see what Chef Tara does with pizza. 

Pura Vita | Postmates Discount Code* |Follow Pura Vita on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Foamation Inc. Cheesehead Factory 

Milwaukee Wisconsin is the birth place of the foam cheese wedge hat. Ralph Bruno was sick of rival fans using the term "cheesehead" in a derogatory tone, so he decided to embrace the nickname.

Ralph carved the first Cheesehead hat out of his mothers couch cushion and wore it to a Milwaukee Brewer's game. Now you can visit the original Cheesehead hat, in the factory in Milwaukee, and get a full tour. You can even buy some of your own Cheesehead gear before you depart. 

Find links to their website, and social media below, as well as a playlist of more vegan options available in Wisconsin!

| Foamation Inc. | Facebook | Instagram | Vegan in Wisconsin |

What's Your Favorite Vegan Cheese?

Even within the vegan community there is still a lot of dispute of which vegan cheese is king. It also depends on what you hope to use the cheese for. Cheese for pizza is different than the cheese you might use for olives, cheese and wine. 

If you've never had vegan cheese before, there's never been more options available. Check out the list below for a small sample of whats available. 

I love most vegan cheese but I will agree that not all vegan cheese is created equal. Here are the stand outs from this weeks video. Thanks to everyone who was interviewed.

Miyoko's | Daiya |Follow Your Heart | Chao | VioLife | Vromage | Go Veggie | So Delicious |Uptons |Treeline
More Shoutouts;
Seth Tibbott of Tofurky, Upton's Naturals, Smile & Say Richeeze, The Vegan Voyagers

MozzaRisella Vegan Rice Cheese

I got a sneak peak at this brand new product, not yet available in the United States. It's Mozzarella Cheese, made from rice. They've also expanded on many other products including pre-made pasta and veggies. I can't wait to try their vegan blue cheese next. 

Visit the MozzaRisella website as well as following them on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. I've never been so impressed with rice. Start looking for their products on shelves in the U.S. soon!

| Mozza Risella | Product Videos

Carl's Jr. Beyond Famous Star

Carl's Jr. and their sibling chain, Hardees, are both now carrying Beyond Meat products in locations all over the United States! There are over 1,000 Carl's Jr locations world wide.

Don't forget to ask for sliced jalapeños if you're into that sort of thing. They have both traditional fries and criss cut fries. If you feel the pressure to get a combo, just know that non-soda beverages are available like iced tea. 

Beyond Meat is becoming more available every day, all over, making it easier than ever to try something delicious and meat-free. Check out the links below to learn more, and see more videos of delicious vegan food to go. 

| Carl's Jr. | Beyond Meat | Vegan Fast Food |

Dodger Stadium Vegan Treats

Dodgers Stadium lives in one of the most vegan friendly cities in the United States, so it would make sense that they would be continually improving their vegan options. Since I filmed this video, I'm certain they have already started trying out new vegan options for the upcoming season of Dodgers Baseball. 

I found nacho's, vegan Dodger dogs, and some other accidental vegan snacks. Tickets games are generally relatively cheap, especially if you're not looking for a specific seat. Check out this weeks video for more! 

Sports stadiums are seeing a demand for more plant-based options, and many athletes are also realizing the benefits of going vegan. Check out The Game Changers on Netflix for more on this. 

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[ Dodgers Baseball | Free Month of Netflix | The Game Changers ]

VegFest Los Angeles | Event Tour

VegFest Los Angeles is the largest Vegetarian/Vegan event in Southern California. With food vendors, vegan products and swag, animal adoptions, meditations & yoga, speakers, live music, and so much more.

I've worked at the event 3 different years. One year, I was the organizer behind Just Burgers, where we served Sweet Earth Burgers with Follow Your Heart Cheese.

Check out this weeks video to see how expansive and delicious this event can be. You know I found all the cheesiest vegan treats. 

[ VegFest Los Angeles | Volunteer | More VegFest Videos ]

Upton's Breakroom | Chicago, IL

You have probably seen Upton's products on a shelf near you. You may have even tried them. But now it's possible to visit their restaurant in Chicago, IL to see how their food taste when prepared the Upton's way. Welcome to Upton's Breakroom.  

Imagine all the joys of your favorite foods, but with zero cholesterol. The restaurant is attached to the factory where all of their retail products are produced. This allows the employees at the restaurant to try new ideas and offer hidden menu items to the public. Be sure to ask about the employee meal special, which is on constant rotation. 

Use this discount code for $10 off your first local delivery from Upton's Breakroom with Grubhub.

Watch this weeks video to see what I ordered, and follow the links below for their menu, more information as well as great vegan options nearby. 

| Upton's Breakroom | Midwest is Best | Grubhub Discount Code |

Strange Town | Milwaukee, WI

Strange Town in Milwaukee, WI is a diamond in the rough. 'The Dairy State' may not have a ton of vegan options, but this place is amazing. Each dish is hand-crafted and take inspiration from all over the world. I'm told that a large portion of regular customers are non-vegans who simply want to grab a drink. 

Along with your standard full bar, you can also order CBD Kombucha. Certain dishes are a little spicy, but the menu does a great job of pointing out which ones. I personally love spicy so this helped me decide what to order.

Check out the links below to learn more about Strange Town, and see more videos of me exploring Wisconsin's vegan options.

*For first time users & local delivery, follow the link for my Vegan Cheesehead discount code link below!


| Strange Town | Vegan In Wisconsin | Midwest is Best | DoorDash Discount Code |

Mighty-O's Donuts | Seattle, WA

Mighty-O Dounuts in Seattle, Washington is not only delicious, but also environmentally friendly, and socially responsible. 

Between major efforts to remain a sustainably run donut shop, they also donate extra product to local non-profits. 

Offering both cake and yeast donuts, as well as a variety of coffee beverages, you can't go wrong at Might-O's Donuts.

I loved my cinnamon sugar twist donut and I will definitely be returning here the next time I find myself in the Pacific Northwest. 

| Mighty-O Donuts | DoorDash Discount Code | More Vegan Donut Videos | Coffee |

Wayward Vegan Cafe | Seattle, WA

Sometimes when you visit a city for a couple of days, you can't stop thinking about that restaurant you ate at the first night you were there. 

That restaurant in Seattle is Wayward Vegan Cafe. I had to come back again because their menu is so expansive. Portion sizes are perfect, leaving you feeling satisfied and full. 

This place is legendary, and I promise you, it's impossible to resist eating more than once if you visit Seattle for more than lay-over. 

| Wayward Vegan Cafe | More Seattle Videos

Amazon Go | Seattle, WA

Amazon Go is one of the first storefronts to test out a new technology called "Just Walk Out Shopping" which means essentially, after scanning your phone upon entering, the store knows what you've picked up, and will charge you're attached credit/debit card accordingly. 

This is nuts! I'm still amazed at how well this technology performed because I picked up and put down so many products just to show off in this weeks video. I wonder how long before we start seeing this pop up in more stores than just this location. 

| Amazon Go | More Seattle Videos

Blaze Pizza | Universal City, CA

Blaze Pizza is a build-your-own custom pizza chain with a minimal wait. They offer vegan options including vegan cheese. There are around 300 Blaze pizza locations. 

As a part of my efforts to explore all the vegan options on Universal CityWalk, I found this wonderful option to throw in the mix.

Pizza is the perfect food and having it ready in almost the same time as a sandwich from Subway is extremely convenient. The selection of veggie toppings made it difficult not to get some of everything. Two types of olives, two types of garlic... My mouth is watering as I write this. Watch this weeks video to see how easy eating vegan at Blaze Pizza can be.

| Blaze Pizza | Universal CityWalk | Vegan Pizza | Vegan Fast Food

Vegan Haven | Seattle, WA 

Vegan Haven is exactly what it sounds like. A retail haven for vegan products. You can find savory and sweet foods as well as hygiene products. Everything here is cruelty free and vegan. 

Profits go to help the Pigs Peace Sanctuary so your money will be well spent. You'll find products here that you may not see at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. 

Check out more vegan treats from Seattle in my playlist link below, and learn more about Vegan Haven, and the Pigs Peace Sanctuary, including how to donate. 

| Pig Peace Sanctuary | Vegan in Seattle|

Ben & Jerry's | Universal City, CA

Ben & Jerry's as a company has been a strong voices for recent social injustice. They also are creating new dairy-free flavors all the time. I went to their store-front location on Universal CityWalk when they first launched their dairy-free options. Now I must resist the urge to buy a pint, or 5, of dairy-free ice cream every time I visit my local Target. 

Ben & Jerry are an iconic duo, and the flavors in their uniquely named products are proof of this. Let's keep the dairy-free momentum going; I want to see dairy-free versions of each flavor in the catalogue. Watch this weeks video to see what's available, and visit the links below to learn more. 

Since this video was made even more dairy-free flavors have been added! Follow the links below to learn more!

| Ben & Jerry's | Universal CityWalk | Vegan Fast Food | Vegan on CityWallk |

IKEA Veggie Balls | IKEA Food Services

There has been a recent trend of plant-based meat substitutes that look like meat. Ikea has taken on their own unique take on the iconic Swedish meat-balls, and created the veggie ball out of chickpeas, green peas, carrots, bell peppers, corn and kale. There are clearly visible chunks of vegetables in these veggie balls, and in this weeks video you can see what the meal includes.

I also discovered some accidental vegan snacks, as well as my first sequel video IKEA Veggie Dogs, which were introduced after the veggie balls. 

IKEA food services is also working on a vegan frozen yogurt. Plant-based foods are the way of the future. This weeks video was shot at the IKEA in Burbank, CA. Check out the IKEA website below to find the nearest location to you. 

| IKEA Veggie Dogs | IKEA | Vegan Fast Food |

IKEA Veggie Dogs | IKEA Food Services

I'm back at IKEA, and this time we're eating a veganized version of an American classic; a veggie dog. IKEA does not try to imitate the flavor or texture of meat, they have created a hot dog style link made with vegetable proteins. You will see visible chunks of vegetables in each dog.  

“People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.”

― Pino Caruso

It's crazy to me to think that we still live in a world where people are convinced that we need meat to get protein. 

The dogs come dressed with fried onions, red cabbage, and mustard. These dogs are only available at the cafe between the check out and the exit.

| IKEA Veggie Balls | IKEAVegan Fast Food |

Voodoo Doughnuts | Universal City, CA

Universal CityWalk is a great location to grab some delicious doughnuts before or after visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. Not everything here is vegan, but they have an excellent vegan menu. You can generally see these options clearly marked and on display in their rotating display cases at either register. 

Coffee is also available to get your morning going at full speed. I recommend the cream filled vegan doughnuts as well as the Vegan 'Voodoo' which comes complete with a pretzel rod sticking out of his heart. 

You can order individual doughnuts, or order a dozen and make some new friends. Make sure to get the vegan options so nobody at the office feels left out! If you really want to show your employees you love them to death, you can fill a coffin with doughnuts for larger events. 

| Voodoo Doughnuts | Universal CityWalkVegan Doughnuts/DonutsVegan Fast Food |

Starbucks Reserve Roastery | Seattle, WA

I spent 8 years as a trainer and coffee master at Starbucks. In my time there I learned a lot about coffee and customer service. 

The Reserve Roastery in Seattle, WA is unlike any Starbucks you've ever seen. Before I even stepped in the door, everyone described it...

"Like if Willy Wonka was in the coffee business."

You'll have to watch this weeks video to see what exactly that means. I caught a glimpse of the roasting process, and even tried a sample of coffee from each major coffee growing region; South America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Check out the links below to learn more, and see more videos like this!

| Starbucks Reserve Roastery | Vegan in Seattle | More Coffee | Grab 'N Go Vegan |

VegeNation | Las Vegas, NV

VegeNation in Las Vegas is 100% plant based and cholesterol free. As a community based restaurant, VegeNation utilizes local sources for every element of their menu's offerings. 

I had to stop here twice during the same visit Their daytime lunch menu is varies from their dinner menu and both were very intriguing. I was blown away both times and I cannot imagine a trip to Las Vegas without this as an option. Check out this weeks video to see what I ordered (and to hear me mispronounce gnocchi.)

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or feeling spontaneous while in Vegas, this is a great place to impress both your non-veg & veg friends alike. 

| VegeNation | Viva Las Vegan | Coffee |

Ronald's Donuts | Las Vegas, NV

Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas is the culinary equivalent of a cult classic in cinema. Whenever vegans talk to other vegans about a trip to Las Vegas, Ronald's is almost always mentioned. 

And despite all this hype, They're not even 100% vegan. About 2/3 of their donuts are vegan, and if you ask, they also have non-dairy & vegan creamer for your coffee.

This place may be a little out the way if you're staying on the strip, but it's totally worth the journey to the tiny strip mall where Ronald's is located. They also don't advertise the vegan thing, so watch this weeks video to make sure you know what to look for when you find the best vegan donuts in Las Vegas. 

| Ronald's Donuts | Viva Las Vegan | Vegan Doughnuts/Donuts | Coffee |

Pizza Pi | Seattle, WA

Located in Seattle, WA, Pizza Pi reminds me of the pizza shop in my home town except that it's all vegan. It's also Americas oldest all vegan pizzeria. They have a wide selection of vegan cheeses and vegan toppings. You can find hot pizza by the slice, or order an entire pie, or pi, to go. And don't forget about appetizers & dessert!

Delivery is available locally in Seattle via DoorDash. Use this link to get $5 off your first 3 deliveries with DoorDash

Watch this weeks video to see what a Pizza Pi Hot Fudge Sunday looks like, it's worth it, trust me. Also check out my playlists below of great vegan options in Seattle area, as well as great places to find vegan pizza. 

| Pizza Pi | Vegan in Seattle | Vegan Pizza | DoorDash |

VegFest Food Tour | Los Angeles

Despite the fact that I was an organizer during the event, I was still able to explore some of the food available at VegFest Los Angeles. 

I can honestly say that since I've gone vegan I have tried more new delicious foods than I ever would have as a meat eater. 

Southern Fried Vegan was by far my favorite of the day. I was also happy to see that The Grilled Cheese Truck offered an all vegan menu for the day of the event.

Check out the video for my food tour, and the links below for more information. You can volunteer at the event next year, just sign up on their website!

| VegFest LA | Volunteer | More VegFest Videos | Scandylous Delights | Chicana Vegana | Southern Fried Vegan |

Just Burgers | Veg Fest LA

In 2017 I was asked to run Just Burgers, the food tent at VegFest Los Angeles. I created the menu based on the Teriyaki & Santa Fe burgers provided by Sweet Earth Foods, and the vegan cheese provided by Follow Your Heart. Beanitos chips were available as a side, along with an assortment of beverages from GT Kombucha, Guru Energy Drinks, Invo Coconut Water, Honest Tea and more. 

There's always so much amazing food available at this event, so it was an honor to cook among so many other talented vegan chefs. Follow the links below for more information on the future events and my other videos from other years. 

| Sweet Earth Foods | Follow Your Heart | VegFest LA | Volunteer | More VegFest Videos

Virtual Reality | iAnimal 360 | VegFest LA

My first time tryin virtual realty tech, more commonly known as VR was at VegFest Los Angeles where the folks at Animal Equality allow users to experience what it's like to be a pig on the slaughter floor.

At first you're probably wondering why would anyone subject themselves to that? The better question is why should our dietary choices subject any living being to that? 

I grew up eating pork chops, steaks, and numerous types of animal flesh. Earthlings made a big impact on my decision to stop eating meat. Videos like this will also help you learn the facts about where you food comes from.

The best part of this this experience is knowing that on the other side, there is an entire community of people who want to help you learn a new way of life that doesn't contribute to the cruelty of animal agriculture or factory farming. 

Please check out my other videos to see how delicious a vegan diet can be. Humans have evolved past the need for meat. Become a part of the future and leave cruelty in the past.  

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