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Join us as we travel to the best Whole-Foods Plant-Based restaurants throughout the greater South Bay area sampling their yummy variety of wholesome foods. Eateries throughout LA and Orange Counties, as well as those here in the Beach Cities, are all on our list of places to try. Let’s have fun, laugh, eat, and form friendships while enjoying nutritious foods and getting to know one another.

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Let's Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Potluck!

14000 Palawan Way

Please join your fellow lunch explorers as we traverse cultures to celebrate Chinese New Year. We’ll welcome The Year of the Pig at Karen Gordon’s clubhouse in Marina del Rey on Tuesday, February 5, the first day of the Spring Festival. Bring your favorite Asian-inspired vegan dish to share. Please post your dish under comments so we'll have variety. Check back to count RSVP’s and bring enough of your dish so everyone can try it. Hot tea and cold infused spa water will be provided, but feel free to bring any other beverage you’d like. Please note if your recipe is gluten free and remember, some don't like it too spicy. Nancy will have a brief fact-filled presentation about this holiday, which is celebrated by more than one quarter of the world’s population. Wayfarer Apartments 14000 Palawan Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Parking: Once you are on Palawan Way, the Wayfarer Apartments are directly in front of you. Continue driving slowly, veer to the right and start to go around the one-way circle. You will slowly pass the tennis courts and, just past the courts, turn into the first driveway. Park in a guest parking space without an electric charging station. Karen will be there to walk you into the clubhouse. If you have any questions, Karen’s cell is 702 - 289 - 7309.

Pura Vita in West Hollywood

Pura Vita

Pura Vita is the first 100% plant-based Italian restaurant and wine bar in the USA! At Pura Vita they have created a unique dining experience that has the ambiance of a New York City wine bar with a traditional menu reflecting the best of Southern Italy. They pride themselves on using the best organic, sustainable, clean, plant-based ingredients. Additionally, they have many organic gluten-free options for both pasta and bread. Chef Tara is an Italian American from Brooklyn, New York, who has thrived on a vegan diet for over 30 years.

Lunch at Flore Vegan Cuisine - Silver Lake
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Flore Vegan Cuisine

Flore is an organic vegan restaurant featuring a deli counter and sit down indoor/outdoor service. We use only the highest quality, organic ingredients available to offer an abundant menu of soup, salad, sandwiches, bowls, pizza, fresh juices, smoothies and desserts. Zagat rating: “A vegan lover's dream” where both “your body and wallet will be happy”, this Silver Laker “satisfies” with its “delicious”, “imaginative and varied” dishes proffered by a “friendly” crew; the “quaint” space with flea-market stylings is on the “spare” side, but comfortable enough to stay for the “well-made” desserts.

Necco Japanese Inspired Meals
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"Necco" = Roots. As it's name suggests, Necco uses a variety of root vegetables such as ginger, lotus root, carrot, daiko, and so on which are absolutely good for your body. Necco's values are rooted in Japanese heart and inspired by fresh and healthful ingredients. Tried and recommended by one of our valued PBLE members.

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High Tea at the Elegant Madeline Garden

Madeline Garden

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