27 Things You Need to Eat at LA's Vegan Street Fair

Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles is the largest single-day vegan event in the world, and it is descending upon North Hollywood this Sunday, March 25. Well over one hundred vendors will line the street of Chandler Blvd., spanning multiple city blocks, to offer vegan eats to thousands of attendees. From $4 bites to infant-sized vegan burritos, this fourth annual street fair will have something for everyone.

The founder, Jessica Schoech, initiated this free event so people could “eat all the vegan things” at one location. She also thinks of it as a tool to plant the vegan seed in the minds of non-vegans. She hopes to change people’s perceptions about veganism by enticing them with good vibes, a fun atmosphere, and great food.

 Now in its fourth year, Vegan Street Fair has exploded into a wildly popular event, both among attendees and vendors. Due to the somewhat overwhelming number of food options, deciding what to eat can be daunting. Pack Tupperware, bring friends and divide and conquer. Here are the 27 not-to-miss menu items lined up for this Sunday.

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27 Things You Need to Eat at LA’s Vegan Street Fair


1.Vegan Ropa Vieja by SENOREATA

Vegan Ropa Vieja y Congrí. 🌚 Ropa Vieja was my absolute favorite dish growing up, but it was such a chore for my LaLa to make. She‘d spend most of the day boiling meat just to get it tender enough to pull apart, then she’d sit on her rocking chair pulling it apart all day. It was always a treat when she’d spend the day making it for us! This jackfruit version takes a fraction of the time and tastes just like home. Made with jackfruit, sliced onions, red and green bell peppers, olives, tomatoes, and red wine. ☔️Unfortunately due to rain, I won’t be able to serve it @blockpartyhlp tomorrow night, but this will be available @veganstreetfair this Sunday!! Find us at Booth N91! 💃🏻🇨🇺♥️ #señoreata #vegan #veganstreetfair #eatalltheveganthings #plantbased #veganfood #cubanfood

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 Made with jackfruit, sliced onions, red and green bell peppers, olives, tomatoes, and red wine, even your tia won’t miss the pork.

2. CBD SUPERFOOD BROWNIE SANDWICH BY CHARLIE’S BROWNIES

 

Try the new CBD-infused superfood brownie with creamy vanilla ice cream, or opt for a classic BrownieMan sundae with all the toppings.

3. CENA GRAB & GO

At big events, customers often say they want to try our food, but don’t have time to both wait in our line and sample all the other great vendors 🤔 We heard you loud and clear 👍🏼 So this Sunday @veganstreetfair we will have two booths. Our regular booth is where you can customize your order just like always 🥑And our brand-new Cena Vegan Grab & Go booth has a streamlined menu of fresh-made burritos and nacho boats that are ready to go with no substitutions 🌯🏃🏽‍♀️So you can grab something and keep going! 👉🏼 Plus, that’s where you’ll find our new vegan nacho cheese! 🧀 We think giving you two ways to get your Cena Vegan will make your day at Vegan Street Fair more fun than ever 🎉 We can’t wait to see you at one or both of our booths! 💚 🎪Vegan Street Fair is Sunday, 3/25, 11am-7pm | 11223 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood |📸: @vegangirl4ever 🌮🚢💕 #cenavegan #cenavegangrabandgo #veganstreetfair

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Don’t have time for the hour-plus line at Cena? Swing by the new Grab & Go Booth to pick up your favorite burrito or nacho boat. Those who like to customize can visit Cena’s second booth to order their burrito just how they like it.

4. UNICORN RICE CRISPY TREAT ICE CREAM SAMMY BY COCOBELLA CREAMERY

The unicorn trend is alive and well. Your choice of ice cream gets sandwiched between two pink Rice Crispy Treat pieces topped with rainbow sprinkles. (Go for the unicorn ice cream).

5. RED CURRY CHEESE NACHOS BY PLANT ALCHEMY

You’ve never had nachos like this before.

6. MAC & CHEESE BY AVOCADAMAMA

New vendor alert! Order the Curry Mac, Taco Jalapeno, or OG Mac.

7. BOLIVIAN VEGAN PIES BY SALTENA CORNER

This is not an empanada. It’s a Saltena. And it’s delicious.

8. AL’S SPECIAL BURRITO BY VEGATINOS

We had fun at OC pop-up! Hands down to @veganbyvictorias for hosting this event! Can’t wait for the next one. Here’s our Al’s Special Deluxe 🌯, it’s packed with our 4 “meats” (al pastor, barbacoa, chickin’ and jackfruit carnitas) named after @veganfoodshare . @veganeatsnyc Thank you for stopping by our booth! Happy you enjoyed this monstrous 🌯! • • 🚨Here’s this week’s schedule:🚨 3/15 #donatinos Thursday (#donutfriend ✖️#vegatinos) 3/15: Catch us outside of @donutfriend from 6 to 10pm. 3/17 Together for Tinnley Benefit to fight leukemia:Wolf Creek Brewery: 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, 12 to 4pm. More details to follow. & Panorama City: closest address to our pop up: 13630 Saticoy St. 6-10pm 3/18 Panorama City: closest address to our pop up: 13630 Saticoy St. 3-9:30pm

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Inspired by co-owner, Alex, this massive burrito has three kinds of plant-based meat. Why choose when you can have it all?

9. JACKFRUIT CHILI CHEESE FRIES BY FRIED OUT

  Not just fries – artisan fries.

10. SOUL FOOD BY FOOD ART BY LAUREN

You’ve never seen fried food look this pretty.

11. UNICORN AND MERMAID DONUTS BY KARMA BAKER

Gluten-free vegan magic, in donut form.

12. PUPUSAS BY MAMA’S INTERNATIONAL TAMALES

Yes. Pupusas from the tamale lady. Just trust us.

13. VEGAN MACARONS BY VEGARON

It’s a macaron, not macaroon. These aren’t sweet coconut mounds dipped in chocolate, they’re delicate crispy-yet-pillowy cookies sandwiched together with a silky smooth layer of cream. C’est Bon!

14. GOLDEN CLOUD BY GOLDEN CLOUDS

What’s a golden cloud? It’s a savory chickpea “pillow” topped with chutneys, pomegranate seeds, and coconut served on a bed of coconut whip. The vendor also serves Chai Sparkles with edible silver, in keeping with the unicorn trend.

15.  FUNNEL CAKE SUNDAE BY SCANDYLOUS DELIGHTS

Look, vegan food can be cute and yummy!

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More unicorn, please! Get your funnel cake topped with vegan vanilla ice cream and sprinkles for a magical experience.

16. COTTON CANDY BY GET FLUFFED UP

When was the last time you had cotton candy? Don’t miss your chance.

17. PLANTAIN ALL THE WAY BOWL BY THE RICANS FOOD LA

Get a taste of the islands with a satisfying bowl of grilled plantains, mofongos, and tostones.

18. PUERTO RICAN FOOD BY OM SABOR

Eat your fill of tamales, pupusas, and vegan avocado shrimp cocktail by this San Francisco, Puerto Rican-themed pop-up.

19. RAINBOW UNICORN WAFFLE ICE CREAM SAMMY BY STONER GIRL TREATS & EATS

Eat the rainbow.

20. TRICKED OUT PB&J SANDWICH BY  PBJ.LA

Arguably the best nut butter sandwich you’ll ever have. They even cut the crusts off for you.

21. PAN DULCE BY VEGAN BY VICTORIA’S

Get your Mexican sweet treat fill with traditional conchas, tres leches, and other pan dulce.

22. CAJUN SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN & APPLE WOOD-FIRED RIBS BY VEGANATION

For the omnivore friend you dragged along.

23. GOATLESS GOAT CHEESE BY YVONNE’S VEGAN KITCHEN

Vegan Goatless Cheese with Cranberry & Dill. We’ve been told it’s like a gateway..cheese. Have you tried it yet? What did you think? Tomorrow from 11am-1pm I’ll be at @mothersmarkets newest store in #SignalHill #LongBeach sampling all our products. Yes, Long Beach, our treats are now sold in yo’ hood! So, come and get it. 💫✨💞 . Find Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen donuts, cookies, thin mints, vegancheese, cheesecake, peanut butter & chocolate cake, and crackers at the following locations in #LosAngeles and #OrangeCounty: ALL @mothersmarkets in #HuntingtonBeach #LagunaWoods #CostaMesa #SantaAna #Irvine #Brea #Anaheim #SignalHill @carreracafe @eatchefbox #SouthPasadena @tiltcoffeebar #DowntownLA @matchabar @omnomorganics on 9th & on Flower @rainbowacres @fyhmarketcafe @organixla @grassroots1968 @bloom_cafe_official @alchemyhealthfood @nudajuiceshop @purepressedla @joicafe @organic_tree @rawkin_juice in #SantaMonica & #Burbank @stamp_proper @primegrinddtla @yoga_urt @elementsnaturalfoods in #WestCovina and #SanDimas @salad.box @lassens in #LosFeliz #EchoPark #WilshireLaBrea #ThousandOaks @greenelements @vcheeseshoppe . . #vegan #vegancheese #plantbased #plantbasedcheese

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Take this home with you and savor with a glass of vegan red wine.

24. COCKTAIL CUPCAKES BY BABY LOVE SWEETERY

Be sure to check out the beer garden for two cocktail-flavored cupcakes.

25. COMFORT FOOD BY COMPTON VEGAN

 Owner, Lemel Durrah, is on a mission to “make trying vegan food as easy as possible.” Jambalaya, cornbread, jackfruit ribs, potato salad…you can’t go wrong.

26. SPICY WINGS BY THESE WINGZ

This Chicago-based family business wants to help non-vegans make the transition to the lifestyle, “one Vegan wing at a time.”

27. NASHVILLE HOT SHROOMS BY DONNA JEAN

Donna Jean has been open for just over a year, but these shrooms are already famous. They are the vegan answer to the national hot chicken craze. The hype is real.


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