RoundUP SoCal 4/28/16 – VegFests Weekend & Doomie’s Toronto


Hi there. Are you ready for midSpring?

Well, it’s here whether we like it or not! Kicking it off are TWO VegFests in the Greater L.A. area this Sunday. Hooray for veganism GROW ING so so much! If you go to either/both of these event, PLEASE let a brother know how you liked them (c/o dbagley at vegand dot net). Oh, and do know November 13th will be yet another area VegFest. Details and event link to come.

Thanks to a SoCal pal, I found out about a 25% off discount (through Target’s Cartwheel app) and tracked down all four vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice creams – score! Chunky Monkey seems to be my favorite of the four. Super curious for more B&J flavors, and moreso some without any chocolate!

Last week, the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives got its vegan on by visiting Souley Vegan up in Oakland, CA (details here). Eager to hear reports about how the segment was; please let me know! I know other segments have been great for vegan companies like Sweet & Sara’s.

Excited to learn there are two forthcoming SoCal vegan food businesses in The Wild Chive and Pinche Vegan Food Truck. Thanks to Russell for the first 411 here, and Carmella of The Food Duo for the 2nd one.

And thanks to Big Tent Vegan for the Twitter push noting new vegan dessert spot Pomegranate is open. This place is from the Shojin team, and some may remember them from Vegan Street Fair 2016.

Did you hear that Doomie’s Toronto opened last night?!?! Yes, Doomie’s is one of the first vegan restaurants to open a location in a 2nd country – W O O T ! Rawlicious from Toronto, funny enough, may’ve been the first to do this with their former NYC location.

Finally, here’s a random article I came across that MIGHT be on interest to you all: 15 Hidden Gardens in Los Angeles to Visit this Spring

Continued thanks for your SoCal vegan scene intel shares! It helps us put together an even better

Please be well (fed).


p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.s clicking on these postscripts help pay for someone to draft and distribute these RoundUPs



Sun May 1, VegFest Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

Sun May 1, Herbivore Festival (Los Angeles)

Sun May 1, Vegan Potluck @ Morley Field (San Diego)

Wed May 4, Movie Night at Au Lac! (FREE) Vegucated (Los Angeles)

Sat May 7, Green Saturday LA – A Veg & Cruelty free marketplace! (Los Angeles)


Sun May 8, Mother’s Day Vegan ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET (Los Angeles)

Mon May 9, The Humane Economy Book Tour – San Diego, CA (San Diego)


Sun May 15, Hormone & Heart Health Conference (San Diego)

Sun May 15, Raw Vegan Sushi Class (San Diego)


Sun May 22, Junk Food Made Raw Vegan (San Diego)

Sat May 28, LA Vegan Underground Supper Club (Los Angeles)

Sat May 28, Downtown Las Vegas Vegan Food Crawl (Las Vegas)

Sat Jun 4, LB Vegan Food & Music Festival (Los Angeles)


Sun Jun 5, The National Animal Rights Day Los Angeles 2016 (Los Angeles)


Sun Jun 12, Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy – An Evening with Casey Taft (San Diego)

Sat Jun 18, Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival (Los Angeles)


Sat Jun 25, Walk of Fame Take Over – For Animals – Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles)


Sat Jul 2, The Veggie Connection Event (Los Angeles)

Regrouping RoundUP NYC 4/21/16 – Baconish, May Wah & Dosa Waffles


Happy Earth Day! and Baconish Book Launch Party Day 🙂

Happy to report I’ve seen AND tasted all four vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice creams – (clockwise from the top) chocolate fudge brownie, coffee caramel fudge, p.b. & cookies, and chunky monkey. (Thanks to a great tip I found them at Target AND got 25% off using their Cartwheel app. Likewise for Gardein products!)

Thanks to Russell for sharing Inday (over in the Flatiron/Chelsea area) has vegan options, including dosa waffles (!!) with tomato chutney and Anita’s Coconut Yogurt. I look forward to getting some monies together and grazing about the many NYC spots new (to me) latter Spring 🙂

Speaking of veg spots, seems I missed out on getting to Champs Bakery out in Bushwick. On the flip side though, Brooklyn Whiskers – a different vegan bakery – has taken over the space. You may know their work from Vegan Shop-Up.

00+Co has introduced lunch and brunch – anyone been to it? How did you like it? How about Dirt Candy‘s brunch, vegan wise?

I’ve heard a couple of trusted raves about the new all vegetarian spot Nix in Greenwich Village. If you’ve been, please let me know how you like it! I’m getting behind on tasting all these new joints. Maybe I’ll share a list of those next time…

We have a bit of a vegan presence at the new Columbus Circle subway stop’s food hall, TurnStyle, at least with Blossom Du Jour. Once BDJ and all of the stores are up and running, let’s see what other vegan options can be found down there.

Was tickled to see the great and Brooklyn-made Anita’s Coconut Yogurt in a recent Whole Foods sales email. Kudos to their team! Meanwhile, please know I find the mango flavor ALL THAT and then some. Riverdel carries all 3 flavors…

Tonight on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives gets its vegan on by visiting Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA (details here). No cable tv at my place, so eager to hear reports from you all how the segment goes. I know other segments have been great for Queens-based Sweet & Sara’s among other vegan companies.


Continued thanks for reading these missives, sharing your leads, thanks, support, and all the rest.

Wishing you and yours quite well.


Previously Derived RoundUP SoCal 3/17/16 – Vegan Street Fair, Expo West contest & byCHLOE Silverlake




Fri Apr 22, BACONISH Book Launch Party!

Sat Apr 23, SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY! Vegan Shop-Up! (Mooshoes)

Sat Apr 23, Lavish Vegan Illuminati Ball

Sat Apr 23, Maritime Film Fest at Superchief Gallery Soho / special guest Sea Shepherd


Sun Apr 24, THE MINI! Vegan Shop-Up!

Thu Apr 28, The Animal Show (Work In Progress)

Sat Apr 30, May Wah 21st Anniversary Celebration



Sun May 1, May Wah 21st Anniversary Celebration

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

Sun May 1, The Philly MAC-Down – Best VEGAN Mac & Cheese in the City! (Philadelphia)


Fri May 6, Dinner Club with Chef Charles Chen

Sat May 7, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016


Sun May 8, NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

Tue May 10, Jasmin Singer at Candle Cafe West

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)


Sat May 21, Plant-Based Bushwick



Sun May 22, Casual Community Vegan Potluck! (Philadelphia)


Sun May 29, Vegan Vitality



Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jun 11, Day Trip to Catskill Animal Sanctuary


Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

Sun Jun 26, Philly Vegan Pop Flea



Sat Jul 16, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!



Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)



Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)



Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

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