The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles (2nd Edition)

The past few months I haven’t been blogging nearly as often as I’d like to. However, last years thanksgiving post was one of my favorite and most popular. I just knew I had do it again this year. For 2016, there are even more ways to enjoy a vegan and cruelty free Thanksgiving. This will be your go-to list whether you are vegan, vegetarian or looking to share a meal with a plant based loved one. 

Dining out

Crossroads Kitchen

Crossroads will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu from 12pm-5pm, November 24th.  It is $75 per person for 4 courses. Reservations required.  Menu

Shojin

This all vegan sushi spot will be open on Thanksgiving day and is now taking reservations. They will be offering a special Thanksgiving day tasting menu at both locations for $68.

Veggie Grill

For a limited time Veggie is offering a “Turkey” dinner sandwich as well as a new pumpkin spice cake. More Info.

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Stuff I Eat

Stuff I Eat will be open for Thanksgiving. They will be exclusively serving a special Thanksgiving menu. Facebook Event

 Vegan Thanksgiving Day Pot Luck

This is a massive annual vegan potluck on Thanksgiving Day. Free to all. Details.

Plant Food and Wine

Plant Food and Wine will be open Thanksgiving and is currently taking reservations. Check out the Thanksgiving specials

LA Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet

This event is being put on by Southern Fried Vegan November 19th 3pm and 4:30pm. It will be held at Verdugo Bar. It’s $35 for all you can eat or $25 for a single trip. Facebook Event Tickets

One Veg World

They will be open on Thanksgiving Day at both locations (till 5pm in Pasadena). November 23th and 24th they will be offering a special thanksgiving Feast for $24.95/person. It is available for dine in or take out. They are also taking orders for their homemade Vegan Turkeys. 

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Follow Your Heart

Follow your heart will be serving a special Thanksgiving feast. It is $19.95/person (Gluten Free Option $24.95). Several other specials also available. They will also be offering a special post Thanksgiving brunch the day after. The two brunch specials are $12.50. They are hosting several holiday events as well. Menu.

Tavern

Offering a special prix fixe menu with vegan options.

Doomie’s Home Cookin’

Doomie’s will be offering a special Thanksgiving meal for $35. they will also being selling pies. 

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Cafe Gratitude

Cafe Gratitude will be offering their annual Thanksgiving from 11am-3pm at their Arts District and San Diego Locations. As always, it is FREE and first come first served. More Info

They are also currently taking orders for holiday pies.

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Catering and Take Out

 

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods is now taking orders for Thanksgiving Meals. They have a vegan meal package that includes A Field Roast Cranberry Hazelnut Roast, Cranberry Relish, Vegan Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy and Vegan Stuffing. Whole Foods also sells several vegan pies. A la carte Thanksgiving items are also available online and in stores. Online Menu and Ordering

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Tip: They are offering $10 off  your next purchase $75 when you order a Thanksgiving Meal.

Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily is offering a Vegan Meal Package an well as vegan pies. The restaurant is closed Thanksgiving day and orders must be picked up the day before. Details and Menu

Hugo’s

Hugos is offering a special Thanksgiving menu with a vegan option available. Website

The Spot

Offering Thanksgiving meals to-go on Wednesday after 4pm. More info

Native Foods

Native Foods is now taking orders their Native Wellington, pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin pies. Order here. 

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M Cafe De Chaya

Offering a Vegan and Macrobiotic Thanksgiving menu. Vegan desserts also available. Details

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Erin McKennas Bakery (Formerly Babycakes)

Now taking orders for a variety of Vegan and Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts. Menu

Follow Your Heart 

In addition to the dine in menu, Follow Your Heart will offer to go items.

Sun Cafe

They will be closed Thanksgiving day. However, they are selling full Thanksgiving meals as part of their holiday meal box extravaganza. Boxes can be picked up the evening before. Menu.

Sage Vegan Bistro

Offering an extensive holiday catering menu

Cyn-fully Delicious

Cyn-Fully Delicious & Ye Olde Tyme Bake Shoppe are offering vegan Thanksgiving catering in Santa Clarita. This is Santa Clarita new (and very first) all vegan restaurant. Details


Store Bought Vegan Holiday Products

Turkey Alternatives

Gardein Holiday Product List

Field Roast Product Details

Tofurky Holiday Product List

Trader Joe’s Vegan Turkey Related Article

Vegetarian Plus Related Article Related Article 2

Other Holiday Items

Califa Farms Seasonal Beverages Product Details

Silk Nog Details

So Delicious Coco Whip (available year round) Great on vegan cheesecakes and pies. Product Details

Peet’s Coffee– Has several seasonal beverages that can be made vegan. Don’t forget to try their vegan coconut whip on top. 

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Trader Joe’s– Vegan friendly pumpkin items. Check out this awesome list compiled by The Spooky Vegan.


Philanthropy

Adopt A Turkey

Two farm animal sanctuaries in the LA area have adopt a Turkey Programs. Donations are used to provide food and shelter for rescued Turkeys.

Gentle Barn Adopt A Turkey

Farm Sanctuary Adoption Info

Tofurky Trot

This is a fairly new annual 5k. It is held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Thanksgiving morning. Now taking registrations. Event Details and Tickets

Check out my recap of last years event.

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A Gentle Thanksgiving

This annual fundraiser includes an opportunity to feed the turkeys, a vegan thanksgiving meal and drum circle. Event Details

Burrito Project LA

Burrito Project in collaboration with Food Not Bombs will be hosting a community dinner the Sunday after thanksgiving. Details.

Green Saturday

A great Black Friday Alternative. There will be tons cruelty free goods for purchase and a vegan pie/cobbler contest. A portion of the proceeds will go to Whiskers and Tails Foundation. More Info.

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NoteThis list will continue to be updated as more menus and events are released.


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