What we're about

Let's get all of the South Bay vegans together! One thing I love about the vegan community is how supportive and loving everyone is. A vegan lifestyle is something I am passionate about, for the animals, myself and for our planet. I think it's important we all band together to enjoy each other, all the vegan food and to do what we can to help others join us.

Let's have potlucks to share recipes, check out new vegan restaurants, and veganize menu items at our favorite local spots. We can also have discussions and Q&A meetings for those that may need support in their vegan journey. I'd also love for us to get involved with our community, such as local activism and preparing plant-based meals for the homeless. There are endless options and I am open to suggestions.

I am sure each of you has a story as to how you got here, so let's learn about each other and help others to see every benefit of our amazing lifestyle. The animals need us, the Earth needs us and WE need us!

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.

I hope to see you all soon! Everyone is welcome, vegans and those that aren't vegan YET! :) We are here to eat, share and spread the love.

Jaclyn (original organizer)


Upcoming events (2)

Meetup: Brunch at Pura Vita in Redondo Beach! (limited to first 20 people!)

Let's get together for brunch at 100% plant-based Pura Vita in Redondo Beach!

Simply put, Pura Vita is amazing. If you have never been there you absolutely owe it to your self to try it. The food is Northern Italian, all vegan, definitely upscale, and all very delicious.

Limited to first 20 people, please honor your RSVP or cancel before the day of the event if you will not attend!

We will be eating on their back patio so pets are allowed. Everyone will get their own check. You should always wear a mask when inside and not seated.

parking: Limited parking in the back, meter parking in the front, there is street parking not too far away as well.

From their web page:
"Chef Tara Punzone is an Italian American from New York, who has thrived on a vegan diet for over 30 years. Her passion for healthy southern Italian food has been evolving since her childhood when she made the decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle. It was then Tara began converting all of her family’s traditional dishes to vegan versions of the same, without compromise. For the past 20 years Chef Tara has worked alongside many inspirational chefs, honing her skills and preparing to make her childhood dream become a reality.

Pura Vita, located in West Hollywood, is the first 100% Plant-Based Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in the USA! At Pura Vita we 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. We pride ourselves on using the best organic, sustainable, clean, plant-based ingredients. Additionally, we have many organic gluten-free options for both pasta and bread, in an effort to make sure all of our guests can enjoy our dishes.

Pura Vita Pizzeria was opened 2 years later, right next door to Pura Vita. The Pizzeria offers 100% Plant-Based scratch-made Neapolitan style pizzas.

Pura Vita Redondo Beach is our third location. Here we offer our traditional pastas and Neapolitan pizzas and feature a full bar with beachfront outdoor dining and breathtaking sunset views.

Pura Vita welcomes everyone to come and enjoy our incredible plant-based Italian dishes, biodynamic wines, organic cocktails and charming ambiance."

Webpage: https://puravitalosangeles.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/puravitaredondo/?hl=en (a definite follow!)
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/pura-vita-redondo-beach-redondo-beach-2
Menu: https://puravitalosangeles.com/menus/

Redondo Beach Walk and Takeout at Lil Vegerie

Alta Vista Park

Folks, we will meet at Alta Vista Park near the playground. From there we will walk down to the beach and go up and down the beach path a bit. There is a cool vegan takeout place at PCH and Knob Hill where we can get takeout on our way back and walk back to the park for lunch.

Total distance should be around 4 miles. Please bring a water bottle and appropriate dress depending on the weather. Also feel free to bring your own utensils for lunch or you can even bring your own lunch if you want. You can also show up for the lunch only, or do the walk only.

See https://www.lilvegerie.com/ for food info.

There should be plenty of free parking available at the park.

We will meet near the playground in Alta Vista Park.

Past events (100)

Meetup: Visit to the Gentle Barn!!!

The Gentle Barn

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